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Λογοτεχνική βραδιά στο Μουσείο με το Νορβηγό ποιητή Knut Ødegård

Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
18:30 to 20:30
Location: 
Νομισματικό Μουσείο Ελλάδας
Event Description: 

Μελισσοβούισμα, σολομοπέταγμα. Λογοτεχνική βραδιά στο Μουσείο με το Νορβηγό ποιητή Knut Ødegård
Οργάνωση: Νορβηγικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών και Νομισματικό Μουσείο Ελλάδας

ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ
18:30 Χαιρετισμός από το Διευθυντή του Νομισματικού Μουσείου Ελλάδας, Δρ. Γεώργιο Κακαβά
Χαιρετισμός από τη Διευθύντρια του Νορβηγικού Ινστιτούτου Αθηνών, Καθηγήτρια Jorunn Økland
Χαιρετισμός από τον ποιητή Knut Ødegård
Χαιρετισμός από τον εκδότη του οίκου Σαιξπηρικόν κ. Γεώργιο Αλισάνογλου

Συζήτηση με τον Knut Ødegård και το μεταφραστή της ποιητικής συλλογής του «Μελισσοβούισμα, σολομοπέταγμα» στα ελληνικά, κ. Σωτήριο Σουλιώτη
Συντονίζει η Jorunn Økland.
Ανάγνωση αποσπασμάτων από τον ποιητή και το μεταφραστή

19:30-20:30 Ξενάγηση στο Μουσείο και δεξίωση

Ανδρομάχη Γκαζή

Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Ιστορικό Αρχείο Αρχαιολογικής Υπηρεσίας, ΨΑΡΟΜHΛΙΓΓΟΥ 22
Event Description: 

Δρ. Ανδρομάχη Γκαζή (Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Μουσειολογίας,Τμήμα Επικοινωνίας, Μέσων και Πολιτισμού, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο), «Το Θησείο ως «Κεντρικόν Αρχαιολογικόν Μουσείον»»

Η εισήγηση αυτή παρουσιάζει τη βιογραφία του Θησείου ως «Κεντρικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου», όπως αυτή συντίθεται μέσα από αρχειακό υλικό που διασώζεται στο Αρχείο της Αρχαιολογικής Υπηρεσίας, στα Γενικά Αρχεία του Κράτους και στην Εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία. Την εικόνα συμπληρώνουν μαρτυρίες και περιγραφές ξένων περιηγητών, αναφορές σε ξένα αρχαιολογικά περιοδικά, ταξιδιωτικοί οδηγοί και δημοσιεύματα στον Τύπο της εποχής.
Βασικοί «αφηγητές» είναι ο Ludwig Ross, o Κ. Πιττάκης, ο Π. Ευστρατιάδης και οι φύλακες του Θησείου. Οι θεσμικοί φορείς που εμπλέκονται είναι η Γραμματεία των Εκκλησιαστικών και της Δημοσίας Εκπαιδεύσεως (όπου υπαγόταν τότε η Αρχαιολογική Υπηρεσία), η Γραμματεία των Στρατιωτικών, το Φρουραρχείο Αθηνών, ενίοτε δε και οι ίδιοι οι βασιλείς, Όθων και Αμαλία.
Η συζήτηση επικεντρώνεται στην κυρίως φάση της χρήσης του Θησείου ως μουσείου κατά την περίοδο 1834-1874, η οποία έχει, άλλωστε, ερευνηθεί πιο συστηματικά.

Dimitris Papanikolaou

Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
British School at Athens, Souedias 52
Event Description: 

Prof. Dimitris Papanikolaou (University of Oxford), "Critically queer and haunted: on how (not) to do the history of Greek (homo)sexuality"

Developing a history of modern Greek queer emergence and homosexual subcultures has always been a challenge. While for many outside Greece the country has always been quite queer anyway (and for many travelers, queerly available), for non-Greek institutions the possibility of a Greek queer history was for decades an unthinkable undertaking. The lecture will put both these views in context and describe how they have now been overtaken by new political, social and analytical developments. It will also ask: How can one do the history of Modern Greek homosexuality at the present moment, in a country where intersectional precarity, neoliberal control and proliferating austerity measures ensure that rights and political demands are always in jeopardy? How can we historicise the ways in which rising levels of ethnonationalism and neoconservative rhetoric create a phobic atmosphere, at the very moment when sexual and gender difference become more pronounced and are finally supported by institutional frameworks? Taking its cue from the shaming campaign of a cross-dressed man found cruising in the outskirts of Athens in 2016 and an analysis of the influential film Strella: A Woman’s Way (2009), the lecture will argue that we need to develop a new model of doing queer history in the present. Such a model will be both sensitive to the fluidity and historical challenge of emergence, but also remain ready to dwell on long histories of disavowal, orientalist essentialization, institutionalized homophobia, and suppression.

Lars Gemzøe

Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Danish Institute at Athens, Herefondos 14A
Event Description: 

Lars Gemzøe (Architect MAA, University of Copenhagen), "Walking on old trails thinking about Pikionis, Acropolis and places in Denmark. Urban transformations – public spaces and more"

This talk is about people walking on old and new trails. It is rather freely inspired by Greek architect Dimitris Pikionis’ work.
People’s way of walking influences the design of public spaces, and during the presentation we shall look at creative use of old and new ideas in the design of public space architecture in Denmark.
The main focus will be on Copenhagen. The old streets in Copenhagen – which are now the core of the pedestrian street network – were the trodden paths made by cattle and people walking through the landscape before the city was founded. So these streets are some of the oldest pieces of the history of the city.
Although not as old as the path to the Acropolis, might there be an analogy anyway? And might there by more examples of possible inspirations from Pikionis in the pavements of public spaces in other parts of Denmark?

Olli Salomies

Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Finnish Institute at Athens, Zitrou 16
Event Description: 

Prof. Olli Salomies (University of Helsinki), "Greek Non-Metric Late Antique Honorific Inscriptions"

Katja Sporn – Themistoklis Bilis

Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
German Institute, Fidiou 1
Event Description: 

Katja Sporn – Themistoklis Bilis (Athen), "Τα 130 χρόνια του κτηρίου του Γερμανικού Αρχαιολογικού Ινστιτούτου Αθηνών"
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Μερκούριος Γεωργιάδης

Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Αμφιθέατρο του Εθνικού Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου, Τοσίτσα 1
Event Description: 

Δρ. Μερκούριος Γεωργιάδης (Μεταδιδακτορικός ερευνητής, Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών), "Η σημασία και ο συμβολισμός του πολέμου στο Νοτιοανατολικό Αιγαίο κατά την ΥΕΙΙΙ περίοδο"

Στην ομιλία θα παρουσιαστεί και θα αναλυθεί η σημασία και ο συμβολισμός του πολέμου στο Νοτιοανατολικό Αιγαίο κατά την ΥΕΙΙΙ περίοδο. Οι διαφορετικές εκφάνσεις του πολέμου θα συζητηθούν μέσα από τα ευρήματα που αποκαλύφθηκαν σε αυτή την περιοχή. Ο μεγάλος αριθμός των τάφων που ανασκάφηκαν επιτρέπει την ανάλυση των όπλων που είχαν κατατεθεί ως ταφικά δώρα, καθώς και σειράς άλλων αντικειμένων που σχετίζονταν με την εικόνα και το ρόλο του πολεμιστή.
Η σημασία του πολεμιστή θα συζητηθεί ως φαινόμενο σε ένα ευρύτερο πλαίσιο, όπως και ο αντίκτυπος που είχε σε θεωρίες που αφορούν τη συγκεκριμένη περιοχή. Η ύπαρξη κειμένων που αναφέρονται στην ευρύτερη περιοχή του Νοτιοανατολικού Αιγαίου προσφέρει μία μοναδική ευκαιρία κατανόησης των πολιτικών και πολεμικών συνθηκών της εποχής. Τα οχυρωματικά έργα και οι απεικονίσεις πολεμικών δραστηριοτήτων προ-σθέτουν επιπλέον στοιχεία για τη σημασία και τον συμβολισμό του πολέμου και του πολεμιστή.
Μέσα από την ανάλυση του πολέμου γίνονται περισσότερο κατανοητές οι οικονομικές, πολιτικές και κοινωνικές συνιοστώσες του πολιτισμικού χαρακτήρα του Νοτιοανατολικού Αιγαίου στην ΥΕΙΙΙ περίοδο.

Tomáš Alušík

Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Norwegian Institute at Athens, Tsami Karatasou 5
Event Description: 

Dr. Tomáš Alušík (Charles University of Prague), "Medicine and health status in Greece from the prehistory until 500 BC"

On the basis of the four categories of sources - human skeletal remains, iconographical sources, literary sources and other archaeological sources (especially organic residues) - an overview of the sickness rate and medical practice in the prehistoric and early historic Greece before 500 BC will be presented. Each of these categories present an interesting and important aspect of the medicine of the period in question. For example, human skeletal remains preserve evidence of several kinds of both skeletal and dental pathologies, as well as of skilled surgical interventions (e.g. trepanations) and caring. Iconographical sources testify to the existence of healing cults and also to the existence of several diseases that affect only soft tissues (i.e. without leaving any traces on bones). Literary sources, too, mention an extensive use of medicinal plants (which is also proved by an analysis of some organic residues) and indicate that in the Mycenaean world healing might have already existed as a specialized craft or occupation. There is no evidence for any local healing schools during the period under study, however. On the other hand, it is quite possible to discern several medical specializations or “traditions” – an invasive one (i.e. surgical interventions, such as trepanations), a non-invasive one (e.g. healing wounds and fractures by fixing and similar), caring or assistance (including midwifery) and possibly also dental care. It seems that during the prehistoric and early historic period medicine was mainly focused on healing/fixing the traumatic injuries and similar cases. Despite some surprisingly advanced healing skills and knowledge (e.g. surgical interventions and the use of medicinal plants), the actual healing was still dealing with acute cases or consequences (i.e. ad-hoc). There was probably no comprehensive theory that would have influenced the medical practice of that time. Only at the end of the period in question, at the turn of the 6th and 5th centuries BC, a medical conception including not only a conservative and invasive healing, but also a “background” theory of the functioning of the human body was being created. This also enabled the focus to gradually shift “from a disease to a man” (i.e. to see the medicine and healing in the wider perspective) and also on the preventive aspects of some kind. This gradual process could have been related to the establishment and spread of an individual healing deity – Asclepius. Unfortunately, many aspects of this process – and in general of the medicine of the period in question – still remain unknown and uncertain.

Mikkel Thorup

Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Danish Institute at Athens, Herefondos 14A
Event Description: 

Mikkel Thorup, "Rogue Democracy: Debating the end(s) of representative democracy"

Are we witnessing an era in which democracy steadily moves away from parliamentary rule? If so, what happens to democratic practice once its traditional institutional framework withers away? In this talk, professor WSR Mikkel Thorup will present and discuss his work-in-progress on the contested development of democracy, and argue that we are presently witnessing some rogue transformations of what democracy is and means: Both from above in form of a rule of unelected elites, unaccountable powers, and surveillance as well as from below in the form of populism, conspiracy thinking, postfactual debates, horizontal practices, and leaks and hacks in surveillance. The talk will attempt to situate these phenomena within one framework of a new democracy, or rather democracies, in the making.

Philip Mansel

Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
British School at Athens, Souedias 52
Event Description: 

Dr Philip Mansel (author and historian), "Alexandria, from Mohammed Ali to Farouk: the rise and fall of a royal capital"

Dr Philip Mansel considers the modern history of Alexandria between 1805 and 1952 from the point of the dynasty which ruled it, the House of Mohammed Ali, rather than from that of its Egyptian or Greek inhabitants. Governor of Egypt, under the Ottoman Sultan from 1805 to 1849, Mohammed Ali came from Kavalla in what is now Greece and had an international outlook and ambitions. He found Alexandria a depleted port of 5,000 inhabitants and left it an international city of over 100,000. His desire for modernisation and personal interest in agriculture and the wheat and cotton trades led him to welcome Greek, English , French and Italian merchants. He gave the land on which Saint Mark’s Anglican church, and Saint Catherine’s Catholic church , both still functioning today, were built. Thereafter his descendants visited Alexandria for three months or more every summer, with their court and government, to escape the heat of Cairo. Alexandria became a multi-national court city. It is in Alexandria that the Khedive Tewfik joined the forces of the British invaders in August 1882, and from Alexandria in July 1952 that Mohammed Ali’s great-great-grandson King Farouk, having signed his abdication, sailed away to exile in Italy. Dr Philip Mansel is a historian of France and the Middle East. His books include Constantinople: City of the World’s Desire (1995) and Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean, a history of Smyrna, Alexandria and Beirut. Both have been translated into Greek. His most recent book is Aleppo: the Rise and Fall of Syria’s Great Merchant City (2016) . He is currently working on a biography of Louis XIV. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Literature, and a co-founder of the Society for Court Studies (www.court studies.org) and the Levantine Heritage Foundation (www.levantineheritage.com), which is holding a conference at the Gennadius Library in Athens on 2-3 November 2018 on ‘The Levantines: Identities and Heirtage’ https://3rd-lhf- conference.eventbrite.co.uk

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