Hellenic Studies Announcements, May 2009
- Graduate Student Conference - Friday, May 8 - "Modern Greek Literature: Borders, Translations, Identities"
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- Film Screening and Discussion - Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. "A Place Set Apart: Gregory Markopoulos, Eniaios, and Temenos 2008"
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6:00 p.m. Film Screening, McCosh 10
7:00 p.m. Workshop, Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103
Students: Anna Bialek ’09 (Religion); Anastasia Frank ’06 (Woodrow Wilson School,Richard Suchenski ’05 (East Asian Studies); Michael Wang *08 (Architecture); Sherry Zhang ’10 (Classics)
Noah Stout, videographer (Massachusetts College of Art)
Livy Stout, videographer (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Faculty: P. Adams Sitney, Program in Visual Arts
Jeffrey Stout *76, Department of Religion
In June, 2008, a group of Princeton students and faculty, supported by the Program in Hellenic Studies, traveled to Arcadia, Greece, to participate in a screening of several cycles of Gregory Markopoulos's final film, the 80-hour masterwork Eniaios. After a screening of a documentary of the screening, A Place Set Apart (HD video, 25 min.), by Noah Stout and Livy Stout, in McCosh 10 at 6 p.m., we will return to Scheide Caldwell House for a discussion and reception.
- Workshop - Friday, May 1, 1:30 p.m. - Maria Efthymiou: "Comparing Societies and Revolutions: Serbs and Greeks, 1800s -1830s"
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Maria Efthymiou (University of Athens; Visiting Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies)
Respondent: Molly Greene (Department of History and Program in Hellenic Studies)
Room 103, Scheide Caldwell House
The first decades of the nineteenth century proved tumultuous for the Ottoman Empire: Reformer sultans; fanatical ulemas and softas; greedy janissaries; rough haiduks and klephtes; rebel ayans; advancing French and Russians; and most of all, fierce, uprising rayas who, for the first time, were decided, organized, numerous and persistent, armed with new ideologies to give a name to their goals and aspirations. In this context, Serbs and Greeks cut new entities out of the Ottoman lands, inaugurating the era of nationalism for this still vast, but decaying empire. The central forces in both revolutions were both similar and different, dependent upon the traditions and social realities of each nation. By comparing the revolutionary deeds, intellectual concepts, political decisions, as well as the feelings and reactions of simple participants in emerging Greece and Serbia, this paper will shed light on the social, moral and political realities of Southeastern Europe during this critical period.
Maria Efthymiou teaches modern Greek history at the University of Athens, with a a focus on the Greeks under Ottoman rule. She studied history at the University of Athens and the University of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She also offers a series of world history courses for the wider public, communities, schools and civic organizations all over Greece. Her research interests focus on the economic and social history of the Greeks in Ottoman-ruled lands. Among her publicatiοns are Rhodes et sa region élargie au dix-huitième siècle. Les activités portuaires (1985), Έλληνες και Εβραίοι στα νησιά του Νοτιοανατολικού Αιγαίου. Οι δύσκολες πλευρές μιάς γόνιμης συνύπαρξης (1992) and La société grecque sous les Ottomans: mentalités, économies, identités (forthcoming). [last updated 2009]