GREECE: FROM JUNTA TO CRISIS

Cultural genealogies and comparative perspectives
Hellenic Centre (16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5AS)
Saturday, 20 September 2014

The event, organized jointly by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford with the support of the Hellenic Centre, aims to mark the 40th anniversary since the fall of junta in Greece and to examine how the crisis has led Greeks to rethink political attitudes, cultural discourses and conceptions of identity established since 1974.

PROGRAMME

11.00-12.30 SESSION 1: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
Chair and Response: Professor Jane Cowan (Sussex University)

Professor Mark Mazower (Columbia University)
The Legacy of the Junta in Comparative Perspective
Dr Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (University of Durham)
Redde Caesari: Allies, tributaries and political conundrums from a certain anthropological perspective.

12.30-13.30 LUNCH BREAK

13.30-15.00 SESSION 2: CULTURAL DUALISMS
Chair and Response: Professor Kevin Featherstone (LSE)

Professor Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ Queen Mary, University of London)
Cultural Dualism Revisited: Populism, Crisis and National Exceptionalism in Greece and the US
Professor Dimitris Tziovas (University of Birmingham)
From junta to crisis: Greek culture in perspective

15.00-15.30 TEA & COFFEE

15.30-17.00 SESSION 3: NARRATIVES OF CRISIS AND PUBLIC SPHERE
Chair and Response: Dr Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Birmingham)

Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford University)
Between the family and the nation: The post-Metapolitefsi Greek public sphere.
Professor Antonis Liakos (Athens University)
Narratives of the Greek crisis

17.00-18.00 Roundtable discussion on the crisis with the participation of young scholars (provisional)

Further information on 0121-4145769 or at d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk

Free entry: booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org

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