[MGSA-L] Princeton Hellenic Studies Lecture: April 27, 2015

Dimitri H. Gondicas gondicas at Princeton.EDU
Mon Apr 20 12:37:48 PDT 2015


Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies


Program in Latin American Studies


Looking at the Colonels' Greece in the Chilean Mirror:
A Transnational Approach to the Greek Anti-Dictatorial Movement

Eugenia Palieraki

University of Cergy-Pontoise

Respondent:  Jeremy Adelman, History

There are certain historical events that defy national borders and therefore contribute to the formation of transnational political and cultural spaces. Such events link parts of the globe, which, up to that point, were only connected to a small extent if at all. Allende and Popular Unity's arrival to power in 1970, as well as the September 1973 Chilean coup should, no doubt, be included among the major 20th century events with global impact. This presentation focuses on the 1970-73 Chilean political experience and discusses its reception by the anti-dictatorial movement against the Colonels' regime in Greece (1967-1974). In fact, from 1971 onwards, the Chilean Popular Unity occupied a key place among the movements' international references. How should the entrance and the role of the Popular Unity and the Latin American politics in general in the resistance's political imaginary be interpreted? Through which channels and networks did those references reach Greek activists? How did these political experiences, which were both geographically and culturally distant, become proximate and significant? By addressing these questions, not only I will advocate the need to replace the history of the 1960s-1970s dictatorships in a transnational perspective but I will also reflect on the methodological and historiographical challenges of taking a transnational approach to recent political history.

Eugenia Palieraki is an Associate Professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France and a specialist of the 1960s and 1970s Latin American Political History. She obtained her B.A. from the University of Athens and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Modern History from Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She has held teaching positions in France (Université Paris I, Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po) and in Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica). She recently published the book ¡La revolución ya viene! El MIR chileno en los años 1960 (Santiago: LOM, 2014). She is co-editor of Revoluciones Imaginadas (Santiago: RIL, 2013) and co-author of the book Révolutions. Quand les peuples font l'Histoire (Paris: Belin, 2013).

Monday, April 27, 2015

4:30 p.m.

Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

Supported by the Christos G. and Rhoda Papaioannou Modern Greek Studies Fund

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