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Harvard and Fletcher Intl. Conf. on the Greek Revolution, 9/24-25

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Dear all,

I would like to invite you to the following online international conference on the Greek Revolution.


Panagiotis Roilos

New Perspectives on the Greek Revolution 

An International Conference 


Co-Sponsored by the George Seferis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, Harvard University, and the Karamanlis Chair of Hellenic and European Studies, Fletcher School, Tufts University. The conference is co-organized by Constantine Arvanitopoulos and Panagiotis Roilos


Friday, September 24, 2021 


11:30-11:45 ET (Boston Time) 

Introductory Remarks 

Constantine Arvanitopoulos (Fletcher School, Tufts University), Panagiotis Roilos (Harvard University) 



Panel I 

Chair: Panagiotis Roilos (Harvard University) 


Mark Beissinger (Princeton University)  

Greek Revolution in Comparative Perspectives 


Alan Henrikson (Fletcher School, Tufts University) 

Great Power Intervention and the Independence of Greece: The Theory and Diplomacy of National Liberation 


Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck, University of London)  

1821 and Philosophy 


Patrice Higonnet (Harvard University)  

Modern Nationhood and Diplomatic Circumstance 



Panel II 

Chair: Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck, University of London)  


Panagiotis Roilos (Harvard University)  

Early Philhellenism and the Formation of Modern Hellenism 


Christina Koulouri (Panteion University)  

Commemorating Revolution: A Transnational Approach to Modern Greek National Memory 


Konstantinos Tsoukalas (University of Athens) 

Symbolic Aspects of National Anniversaries: Greece, 1821-2021 


Konstantina Botsiou (University of The Peloponnese) 

Timely Revolutions: Greece and the Great Powers, from 1821 to the Pax Americana 



Saturday, September 25, 2021 



Panel III 

Chair: Nikos Alivizatos (University of Athens)  


Alexandros Kyrou (Salem State University) 

Korais and Jefferson: A Friendship Conceived in Hellenism, a Bond Born in Revolution 


Sophia Laiou (Ionian University)   

Between an Empire and a Revolution: The Ottoman Greek Bourgeois in 1821 


Dimitris Keridis (Panteion University)  

Going West, Balancing the Rest: Marketing the Greek Cause Then and Now 


Elizabeth Prodromou (Tufts University) 

Transnational Religion and Territorialized Church: Reflections on Orthodox Christianity, the Greek Revolution and Geopolitics 



Panel IV 

Chair: Elizabeth Prodromou (Tufts University) 


Spyridon Vlachopoulos (University of Athens) 

The Constitutions of the Greek Revolution 


Nikos Alivizatos (University of Athens)  

Alexander Mavrokordatos, Founding Father of Greek Constitutionalism 


Constantine Arvanitopoulos (Fletcher School, Tufts University)  

The Greek War of Independence in Historical Perspective 


Kostas A. Lavdas (Panteion University) 

The Unfulfilled Promise: Republican Potential and Power Politics in the 1820s 




Panel V 

Chair: Constantine Arvanitopoulos (Fletcher School, Tufts University) 


Kostas P. Kostis (University of Athens) 

Thoughts on the Greek War of Independence 


George Alogoskoufis (Athens University of Economics and Business) 

 The Three Historical Cycles of the Greek Economy from 1821 until Today 


Evangelos Prontzas (Panteion University)  

From the Social Authenticities of the Greek Occupied Territories to the Nationalization of Public Economic Framework 


Petros Pizanias (Ionian University)  

All Strive to Enjoy the Land: The Agricultural Question from the English to the Greek Revolution: A Comparison 

You can use the following link to register:

Panagiotis Roilos
George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative
Faculty Associate, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
Harvard University
Founder and Director, Delphi Academy of European Studies
Greek Hauntologies and Disjointed Times: Temporality and Tropes of Indebtedness
from British Aestheticism
to the Current European Crisis


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