The Greek Chorio
Los Angeles, California 90095 United States + Google Map
The Greek chorio has been a frequent subject of interest to anthropologists, who have written extensively about rituals, kinship structures, work and gender. Increasingly, the subject has come under the scrutiny of archaeologists, who have carefully traced the material remains of villages and households in order to reconstruct the lives of those who lived outside of better studied cities and towns. This symposium aims to examine the Greek village over time — through its most ancient manifestations, its Byzantine remains, its Ottoman survival, its modern abandonment, and its contemporary rediscovery. What is the meaning of the chorio? What are its characteristics? How does it anchor people to a specific place and identity? Speakers include Michael Herzfeld, Yannis Hamilakis, Lin Foxhall, Sharon Gerstel, Fotini Kondyli, Anastasios Vionis, Jim Crow, Rebecca Bryant, Anastasia Karakasidou, Kostis Kalantzis, Kostis Kourelis, and Susan Buck Sutton. The event will conclude with a contemporary film about Greek choria.