[MGSA-L] SNFPHI spring online events

Dimitris Antoniou dmtrsntn19 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 15:45:06 PST 2021

Dear list members,

Please see below the line-up of spring online events organized by the
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at
Columbia University. With the exception of our first seminar this coming
Wednesday (see registration details below), links to attend events will be
available in the Events <https://snfphi.columbia.edu/events/> section of
our website.

With all good wishes,

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

*Spring 2021*

February 17, 2021 (12:00-1:30 pm ET)
Performing the Index

Who and what is considered “waste(d)” in the current moment? What forms of
cleansing are they subjected to? In this workshop the Temporary Academy of
Arts (PAT, Elpida Karaba, Yota Ioannidou, Despina Zefkili, and Vangelis
Vlahos) and fellows from Columbia’s Institute of Ideas and Imagination come
together to discuss these questions, develop a lexicon of relevant terms
and concepts, and examine people, times, and places that often elude

In collaboration with the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, the
Temporary Academy of Arts, and the University Seminar in Modern Greek.

To register for the workshop and receive the Zoom link contact
ideasimagination at columbia.edu.
Click here <https://snfphi.columbia.edu/events/performing-the-index/> to
access PAT's guide to Waste/d.

March 19, 2021 (12:00-1:30 pm ET)
Curating Greek Independence

How do Greek museums tackle thorny issues in the history of the Greek
independence movement? How can curation challenge our understanding of the
national past, shed light on blind spots, and place the study of Greek
independence in a larger transnational context? In this seminar Ioulia
Pentazou (University of Thessaly), Alexandros Teneketzis (Hellenic Open
University), and Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University) discuss new
curatorial approaches to 1821 and its legacies.

Co-organized with the University Seminar in Modern Greek.

April 15, 2021 (12:00-1:30 pm ET)
Walking through History: Tracing Resistance and the Great Famine in Athens

The first winter of the German and Italian occupation of Greece (1941-1942)
saw a famine that cost the lives of at least 45,000 people in Athens and
Piraeus. Although the word “hunger” is etched on Greek collective memory of
the Second World War, there are no commemorative traces in the urban
landscape marking this traumatic experience. The particular circumstances
that led to the famine and its connection to the growth of the resistance
movement are also not widely known. How might we cultivate public awareness
of the realities of this troubling period in Greek history? In this seminar
historian Menelaos Charalambidis draws on his experience leading walking
tours in Athens since 2013 to consider effective ways to communicate expert
knowledge on the famine, urban resistance, and collaboration with the
occupiers to a lay audience.

Co-organized with the University Seminar in Modern Greek.
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