[MGSA-L] Hellenic Studies upcoming events

Syrimis, George george.syrimis at yale.edu
Mon Aug 25 11:27:57 PDT 2014

Hellenic Studies Program
Events Fall 2014

Tuesday , September 2, 4:30 PM
Luce Hall 202, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

Antonis Ellinas, University of Cyprus. “Political Legitimacy and right-Wing Extremism”

In past decades, right-wing extremist parties have exercised more pressure on West European party systems, than any other party family. The voluminous literature on the individual motivations for voting for right-wing extremist parties has largely sidelined the importance of political legitimacy. This article operationalizes and measures how political legitimacy affects voter support for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in Greece. Using an original dataset, it shows that political legitimacy can go a long way to account for why voters turn to extremism. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the direct effect of economic factors on the Golden Dawn vote is not dominant. The literature on right-wing extremist parties can benefit from a closer and more systematic consideration of how people associate with their polities.


Thursday, September 11, 7:00 PM
Whitney Humanities Auditorium, 53 Wall Street

Markopoulos/Beavers: Experimental Films/Experimental Lives

Christmas USA (USA, 1949) 8 min. 16mm
Eros, O Basileus, (USA, 1967) 45 min. 16mm
Director Gregory Markopoulos

Listening to the Space in my Room (Switzerland, 2010) 19 min. 16mm
Director Robert Beavers

Introduced and followed by a conversation with experimental filmmaker Robert Beavers and Mark Webber (Editor of Film as Film: The Collected Writings of Gregory J. Markopoulos)

The event is co-sponsored by the Film Studies Program, Hellenic Studies Program, Yale Film Colloquium, and Films at the Whitney.


Friday and Saturday, September 19 & 20
Whitney Humanities Auditorium, 53 Wall Street

Euripides's Women on Film: Iphigenia, The Trojan Women, and Elektra inMichael Cacoyannis's Trojan War Trilogy

Friday, September 19, 7:00 PM
Iphigenia (Greece, 1977) 127 min. Irene Papas as Clytemnestra

Saturday, September 20
3:30 pm.
The Trojan Women (Greece, 1971) 105 min. Katherine Hepburn as Hecuba, Vanessa Redgrave as Andromache,
Geneviéve Bujold as Cassandra, and Irene Papas as Helen

7:00 pm
Electra (Greece, 1962) 110 min. Irene Papas as Electra

Co-organized by the Department of Classics, Directed Studies, Hellenic Studies, and Films at the Whitney.


Monday, October 6, 5:30 pm
Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Annual Lecture
Artemis Cooper, author, “The Life and Times of Patrick Leigh Fermor”

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture in Hellenic Studies was established in 2004 in honor of the Program’s sponsors. The Program had been funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation as a pilot program from 2001 to 2007. In 2007 the Board of Directors of the Foundation endowed the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Hellenic Studies at Yale University, which funds activities of the Hellenic Studies Program at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. The lecture series brings to the Yale campus distinguished scholars in the humanities and social sciences, public figures, and artists of international reputation.

Artemis Cooper is the prize winning author of numerous works including the biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor, probably the greatest British travel writers of the twentieth century, and the editor of The Broken Road, Fermor’s account of his walk across Europe from Holland to Constantinople in the winter of 1933.


Monday, October 20, 5:00 pm
Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

Kisses to the Children (Greece, 2011, 125 mins)
Directed by Vassilis Loules

Kisses to the Children is a documentary film about the experiences of five Greek Jews who were “hidden children” during the German Occupation of Greece (1941-1944) and were saved thanks to the efforts of several Greeks.  Rosina, Iossif, Eftyhia, Shelly and Marios, five "Hidden Children" who lived in total silence, tell their stories. The movie focuses on their experiences and memories persons, revealing secret aspects of their lives and invaluable personal documents. It also depicts the life of the Greek Jewish Communities before the War, complemented with rare images of Occupied Greece from archival material, as well as amateur films by German soldiers and illegal footage shot by Greeks.
Trailer of Kisses to the Children at http://youtu.be/jiRK5dN0Wv8

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director.

Funded by the Onassis Foundation and co-organized with Judaic Studies and Program for the Study of Antisemitism.


Thursday, November 20, 5:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery

“Waters of Cyprus, Syria, and Egypt”: Poetry and the Imperial Provinces
 An Evening of Poetry Reading at the Yale University Art Gallery

Students and faculty read poems by C. P. Cavafy and other modern poets who were inspired by the Hellenistic, Roman empires and their succeeding empires in the Levant, north Africa and the greater western Asia regions. The poems reflect the complex identities and interaction of cultures evident in the art and archaeology of imperial provinces and explored in the exhibit “Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire.”


In collaboration with the Yale University Art Gallery.


November 21-22, hours tba
Luce Hall 203, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

Modern Greek Language Instruction Workshop, Center for Language Study

Co-organized with the Modern Greek Studies Association.


Tuesday, December 2, 4:30 pm
Luce Hall 203

Manos Matsaganis, Athens University of Economics and Business & Visiting Fellow at Harvard University
Title tba


For more information about the Program's activities visit our website at http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/hsp . Please also visit our “Community Events” section for local activities. You can also find us on Facebook. Search for “Hellenic Studies Program, Yale University”

The activities of the Hellenic Studies Program are generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Hellenic Studies at Yale University.
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