[MGSA-L] The 25th Nicholas Christopher Memorial Lecture in Modern Greek Studies on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 6:00 p.m

Rapti, Vassiliki rapti at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Nov 7 12:45:59 PST 2014


Dear All,
 
On behalf of the Program of Modern Greek Studies at Harvard and its Director Professor Michael Herzfeld, I would like to extend our cordial invitation to you to attend the 25th Nicholas Christopher Memorial Lecture in Modern Greek Studies on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in Emerson Hall 101, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138.
 
Professor Antonis Liakos, University of Athens , will be talking on the topic of:


"Street History: Making Sense of the Past in Protest Movements"

 
Reception from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
The event is free and open to the public


 SYNOPSIS
The aim of this lecture is to explore how history and time is experienced outside the boundaries of academic discipline, in the streets, by protesting people. Its archive consists of references and images in graffiti, slogans and manifests during the protest movements in Athens, from 2008 to 2012. Far from the distinction between the use and abuse of history, is it possible to conceive of an encounter between street-history and theory of history? How can the past-present-future connections, in concrete circumstances, be contextualized into recent theories on temporality and the distinction between historical and practical past? From the point of view of Modern Greek history, the problem has to do with the wider question of how the economic crisis has changed Greeks' relationship with their past.

 
Antonis Liakos is professor of the History Department at the University of Athens, chair   of the International Commission of History and Theory of Historiography, and managing editor of Historein. He acquired his graduate and doctoral degree from the University of Thessaloniki, after being released from four years of imprisonment during the Dictatorship. Post-graduate studies in Italy and research experience in the University of Birmingham. Fellow at  the European University Institute (1995),   Sydney (1995),   Princeton (1996, 2006), Ecole Normale Superieure (2001), member of the Board of the European Doctorate in Social History (2005-20010), of the European Science Foundation network National Histories in Europe (NHIST),  and of CLIOHRES.net ("Creating Links and Innovative Overviews for a New History Research Agenda for the Citizens of a Growing Europe"). His main books L'Unificazione italiana e la Grande Idea (1859-1871),   Firenze   1995, Labour and Politics in   Interwar Greece, Athens 1993, How the past turns into history? Athens,   2007 and  Apocalypse, Utopia and History. The transformations of historical consciousness, Athens 2011. In preparation, a history of Greeks  during the 20th century (co-authorship). Main fields of research: history of historiography, theory of history, historical culture, Modern Greek History.




Sincerely,
 
Vassiliki Rapti
 
 
Vassiliki Rapti, Ph.D
Preceptor in Modern Greek
Modern Greek Studies Program
Harvard University
Department of the Classics  
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Office Tel.: (617) 384-7794
E-mail: rapti at fas.harvard.edu
 
 
 

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