27 March 2021: Event on the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution

Title event: Ελλάδα 2021: Παρελθόν+Παρόν=Μέλλον
Time Event: 12.00-6.30 pm. (NL time)

The Dept. of Modern Greek Studies and the M. Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies of the University of Amsterdam participate with a panel with brief presentations in the celebratory online event Ελλάδα 2021: Παρελθόν+Παρόν=Μέλλον organized in The Netherlands on the occasion of the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution (1821). Organizer: Het Griekse Huis in Rotterdam.
Co-organizers: The Greek Embassy in the Netherlands, the Dept. and M. Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, UvA, the dance group “Kaneloriza” in Rotterdam, the Amsterdam branch of Ahepa.

Τitle panel UvA: Ολλανδία και Ελλάδα: πολιτιστική διπλωματία στον απόηχο της Ελληνικής Επανάστασης
Speakers: Dr. T. Markaki (Dept. Chair of Modern Greek Studies), Prof. Dr. M. Boletsi (M. Laskaridis Chair, UvA), Christina Ntaltagianni, MA, Cultural heritage and education management researcher, Head of Content in Clio Muse Tours (on behalf of the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Athens).
Location: via the digital platform Zoom. Please register here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/143334873465
Time panel UvA: 12.30-13.30 (NL time)
Language: Greek

The first two speakers, Dr. T. Markaki and Prof. Dr. M. Boletsi, will present five examples of cultural diplomacy projects concerning aspects of the Greek Revolution initiated or implemented by researchers affiliated with the Dept. of Modern Greek Studies and the M. Laskaridis Chair in close collaboration with several Dutch and Greek cultural en educational organizations. These initiatives aim to strengthen the Dutch-Greek cultural relations and are either implemented during the last 30 years or will be undertaken in the near future. 

The third speaker, Ms. Christina Ntaltagianni, will discuss the topic: The Dutch philhellenic movement: The rise and decline using as example the Clio Muse digital tour. She will showcase the rise of the Dutch philhellenic movement, and its beneficial role in the Greek war of independence until its decline in 1829. This project is an initiative of the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Athens and it is under the auspices of the Bicentennial Initiative 1821-2021 Committee.

Tatiana Markaki is Senior Lecturer and Program Director of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is also Chair of the Dutch Society of Modern Greek Studies (NGNS), Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board (WAR) of the Netherlands Institute in Athens (NIA) and board member of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies (ΕΕΝΣ). Her research focuses on aspects of cultural and socioeconomic history of the Greek World (in particular, Crete) under Venetian rule.

Maria Boletsi is Professor by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam (Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies) and Assistant Professor in Film and Comparative Literature at Leiden University.  She works in the fields of comparative literature, literary and cultural theory, conceptual history, and Modern Greek literature and culture.

Christina Ntaltagianni specializes in cultural heritage and education management (BA in Archaeology & History, University of Athens, MA in Monuments Management from the same University, and a MSc in Build Environment: Sustainable Heritage, University College London). She has participated in numerous cultural projects either as a liaison or as P.M in Greece, UK & Malta. Since 2005 she has worked in various organizations including museums and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism. As the Head of Content in Clio Muse Tours, she leads the research planning and creating process of new tours, coordinates customized cultural projects for Clio Muse clients, and the team for the H2020 RePast project.

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