CIG in Greece

Lecture by Tassos Anastassiadis

Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 -
19:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Dr Tassos Anastassiadis (Associate Professor of History and Phrixos B. Papachristidis chair in Modern Greek Studies, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University), "Writing the global history of a forgotten army: The Allied armies of the Orient in WWI Greece"

More than 600,000 soldiers from around the world were at one point camped in WWI Greece. At one point,  250,000 of them stationed in and around Thessaloniki, a city of 170,000 inhabitants at the time.

However, the story of these Allied Armies has mostly been cast to oblivion, despite not only their role in terms of the outcome of the war but also their huge impact in terms of the biopolitics, meaning their contacts with the civilian population in a variety of forms: infrastructure, transportation, housing and food logistics, medical care and hygiene and even governance.

Based on a current multi-partner research project, this talk will address some of those points and also touch upon the reasons this presence disappeared from the collective memory, both in Greece and certain Allied countries like France. 

Lecture by Jere Wickens

Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
19:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Dr Jere Wickens (Department of Anthropology, Lawrence University and American School of Classical Studies at Athens), "TBA"

Lecture by C. W. (Toph) Marshall

Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
19:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Dr C. W. (Toph) Marshall (Professor, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia; Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professor, American School of Classical Studies at Athens), “Freddy Mercury and other Classical Poets”

Lecture by Zisis Bonias & Jacques Perreault

Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -
19:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Drs Zisis Bonias (Director Emeritus, Hellenic Ministry of Culture) & Jacques Perreault (Professeur titulaire d'archéologie grecque, Université de Montréal), "Ancient Argilos: Shops, workshops and houses of the merchants’ quarter"

Since 2012, the Greek-Canadian synergasia at Ancient Argilos has been excavating a group of large buildings situated in the coastal area of the city. A few of these date to the mid 6th century B.C. and all remain occupied until the conquest of Philip II in 357 B.C. They attest to the economic dynamism of the Northern Greek colonies during the Archaic and Classical periods and give us valuable information on the urbanistic development of these cities.

Lecture by Barbara Scarfo

Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
19:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

Barbara Scarfo (Homer and Dorothy Thompson Fellow, The Canadian Institute in Greece; Ph.D. candidate, Department of Classics, McMaster University) "TBA"

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