[MGSA-L] SNFPHI: A Psychogeography of Bones

Dimitris Antoniou dmtrsntn19 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 07:57:05 PST 2021

Dear list members,

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI
<https://snfphi.columbia.edu>), the University Seminar in Modern Greek at
Columbia University, and ATOPOS CVC <https://atopos.gr> are organizing a
lecture-performance by artist and historian Alexis Fidetzis this Wednesday,
December 15, at 12:00 pm ET on the siege of Tripolis and the transfer
of Theodoros Kolokotronis' remains as part of the 1930 jubilee. Attendees
may join the event on Zoom or watch the livestream on SNFPHI's Facebook page
<https://www.facebook.com/SNFPHI>. I am copying below the event's details
and a short description. We look forward to seeing you!

With all good wishes,

Dimitris Antoniou
Lecturer in Hellenic Studies, Department of Classics
Associate Director, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities
Columbia University


*Title*: A Psychogeography of Bones
*Speaker*: Alexis Fidetzis
*Time*: 12:00-1:30 pm ET
*Link*: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/92480922696
*Description*: In 1930, as part of the centenary celebration of the
founding of the Greek state, the revolutionary hero Theodoros
Kolokotronis’s remains were transferred from Athens to Tripoli, the city
whose siege against the Ottomans he had led. While his bones found a place
in the city’s central square, those of the Muslims and Jews who were
massacred after the fall of Tripoli were neither interred in cemeteries nor
incorporated into national narratives of the revolution. In this
lecture-performance, artist and historian Alexis Fidetzis traces
Kolokotronis’s postmortem journey, looks for those bones left outside of
Greek history, and examines what the return of this founding father to the
site of such human loss reveals about the making of Greek history and
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