5 July 2014 Start
6 July 2014 End
Greece Ionian Blue Hotel, Lefkada, Greece


The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn

Saturday, July 5—Sunday, July 6, 2014

An international symposium will be held in Lefkada, Greece to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn’s Death: “The Open Mind of Lafcadio Hearn. His spirit from the West to the East.”

Hearn’s open mind, cultivated in European climates, especially in Greece and Ireland, was further developed and enriched into a more open spirit through his sojourns in the U.S., Martinique and Japan. It may be said that the basis of his open mind was formed from his childhood exposure to Hellenistic polytheism on his mother’s side and the Celtic spiritual world on his father’s side.

Admission free

Organizer: The Planning Committee for the Memorial Events in Greece to Commemorate the 110th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn’s Death

Co-Organizer: Lefkas Cultural Center, Municipality of Lefkada, Embassy of Japan in Greece

With the Support of The American College of Greece, Embassy of Greece in Japan, Embassy of Ireland in Athens, The San-in Chuo Shimpo Newspaper Co.,Ltd., The Shizuoka Shimbun, The Kitanippon Shimbun, The Toyama Shimbun.