[MGSA-L] The Ionian Islands and British Intervention in the Greek Revolution of 1821

Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas agekas at yorku.ca
Thu Mar 4 14:46:41 PST 2021


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About this Event

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies<https://www.sfu.ca/hellenic-studies.html> is pleased to present Sakis Gekas, Associate Professor and holder of the York University Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History, for our Spring Seminar Series event on Friday, March 5th at 2:30 PM PT.

Join us for his talk entitled "The Ionian Islands and British Intervention in the Greek Revolution of 1821". This event will be recorded.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Abstract

During the Greek revolutionary war of the 1820s, the British protectorate of the Ionian State (the ‘United States of the Ionian Islands’) was the catalyst for several developments: the formation of a pro-British faction, the arrival of the first loans to the provisional government, the protection of refugees from the Peloponnese and Roumeli, and the deeper involvement in the resolution of the ‘Greek affair’. The British-Ionian administration provided information that reached London and beyond and shaped British policy in the region, as Ionian State authorities followed the war closely. This talk will argue that the history of the revolution from an Ionian and British imperial vantage point allows us to make sense of British engagement with the making of Modern Greece within a global context and understand how the revolution affected Ionians in the islands and beyond.

Speaker bio

Sakis Gekas (ΒΑ History, Ionian University; ΜΑ, Ph.D. History, University of Essex) is Associate Professor and holder of the York University Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History. His recent book projects include: Xenocracy: State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864 (New York - Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017), which will be published in Greek as «Ξενοκρατία.Οικονομία, Κοινωνία και Κράτος στα Επτάνησα 1815-1864» (E.A.Π. Hellenic Open University Press, 2021). Another forthcoming book is «Τα λείψανα του αγώνος». Απόμαχοι, χήρες και ορφανά των αγωνιστών της Επανάστασης, 1821-1850 [“The Relics of the Struggle”: Veterans, Widows and Orphans of the Revolution, 1821-1850] (National Research Foundation, Athens 2021).



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Sakis Gekas

Associate Professor

Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History

Department of History

York University

http://hellenicheritagefoundationchair.info.yorku.ca/

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