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October 2019

PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR: The Man and the Legend

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Court, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095 United States
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Renowned author Artemis Cooper lectures about Patrick Leigh Fermor, the British author, scholar, soldier and polyglot who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Cretan resistance during World War II. He was widely regarded as Britain's greatest living travel writer during his lifetime, based on books such as A Time of Gifts (1977). UCLA has recently signed a memorandum of understanding to partner with the Benaki Museum in program scheduling at the Patrick Leigh Fermor House in Kardamyli, Mani,…

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Book Club: Η Λέσχη, του Στρατή Τσίρκα

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Huffington Center, St. Sophia Cathedral, 1324 Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States
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Please join us for a lively discussion of Η Λέσχη, του Στρατή Τσίρκα. All readings and conversation take place in Greek. Light refreshments will be served.

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April 2019

Classical debt ‘after’ the crisis: Greek antiquity in the era of Grecovery

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall, 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Drawing from her latest book, The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity, Johanna Hanink, Professor at Brown University, shows that our idealized image of ancient Greece dangerously shapes our view of the modern country and its recent crises. For nearly a decade, Greece has been notorious for its monetary, sovereign debt. Yet for more than two centuries, claims have been made for another type of “Greek debt,” namely the symbolic debt that Europe—or even “Western civilization”—allegedly owes…

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March 2019

Yedikule: Fortress Turned Prison

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This special event presents rebetiko music inspired by the fearsome prison in Thessaloniki, dramatic readings of the testimonies of the prisoners, and images from inside the cells. Once a Byzantine fortress known as the Heptapyrgion, the prison is now used as offices for the archaeological service, for performances, and for exhibitions. Yet, the voices of the prisoners and the music they inspired still resonates within the structure's walls.

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October 2018

Η Επικαιρότητα του Νίκου Καζαντζάκη

October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 10830 Downey Avenue,
Downey, CA 90241 United States
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Ομιλητής ο κ. Γεώργιος Στασσινάκης, Πρόεδρος της Διεθνούς Εταιρείας με έδρα τη Γενεύη, Ελβετία

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September 2018

The Paradox of Pontic-Greek Identity: Cultural Intimacy in a Globalized World

September 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 10830 Downey Avenue,
Downey, CA United States
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Lecture by Dr. Nikos Michailidis, Lecturer in Anthropology and Hellenic Studies, Princeton University The lecture will cover various aspects of the culture and history of the Pontic-Greek communities and their global outreach. It will describe their multiple transformations in historic Pontos, in Greece and in the diaspora and will explore their potential and meaning for contemporary life.  

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