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Historical Trajectories of Hellenism in Asia Minor Lecture by Prof. Kitromilides, May 7

LOS ANGELES – Professor Paschalis Kitromilides will offer a lecture “Historical Trajectories of Hellenism in Asia Minor” on Sunday, May 7, 3 PM, at UCLA’s 314 Royce Hall. The event will be in person and a reception will follow the lecture which will also be live-streamed.

Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles Ioannis Stamatekos will introduce the speaker at the event which will be moderated by Sharon Gerstel of UCLA and Dimitris Krallis of Simon Fraser University.

Professor Kitromilides will present a survey of the Greek presence in Asia Minor from the original Greek colonization in antiquity to the exodus of the Greek population of the peninsula in the third decade of the twentieth century. He will examine the unity of the Greek world on both shores of the Aegean, East and West, for three millennia. Special attention will be paid to the modern period and to the cultural achievements of the “last Hellenism in Asia Minor”.

Paschalis M. Kitromilides, Ph.D. at Harvard University, is a Greek-Cypriot political scientist and intellectual historian. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Athens and a member of the Academy of Athens.

He has been director of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies since 1980 and was Director of the Institute of Neohellenic Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation (2000-2011). He has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Brandeis Universities, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the European University Institute and the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Villa I Tatti.

He is the author or editor of over fifty books, including Enlightenment and Revolution: The Making of Modern Greece (Harvard University Press, 2013), and over two hundred and sixty articles and book reviews in academic journals and collective volumes in Greek and English. Besides English and Greek, his books have appeared in Russian, Romanian, Serbian and Bulgarian.

The lecture is sponsored by Gefyra, a collaborative program between the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University and the UCLA SNF Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture.

This event is also being held under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles and is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies.

For more information about this program, please visit https://hellenic.ucla.edu