12 January 2021 Start
12 January 2021 End
7 PM EET (Greece) / 12 PM EST (U.S.) Time

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The Organization of Constantinople

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens invites all to the event “The Organization of Constantinople” on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. This webinar will be presented in Greek.

Ambassador Catherine Boura will deliver a talk on the “Organosis Konstantinoupoleos” (The Organization of Constantinople), a secret society that promoted the ideal of dialogue and collaboration of the peoples of the Ottoman Empire. To achieve this ideal, it strove to mobilize “the multilayered power of Hellenism.” Founded in 1908 by Ion Dragoumis and A. Souliotis-Nikolaides, the organization operated until October of 1912, when the First Balkan War broke out.

Dr. Natasha Lemos will give a short presentation, “‘Looking Westwards.’ Neo-Hellenism: A Literary Movement in Turkey at the Time of the Balkan Wars.” She will discuss the literary movement of Neo-Hellenism that arises for the first time in the same period in the intellectual Turkish press of Constantinople.

Ambassador Catherine Boura holds a Ph.D. in History from King’s College, London University. Her dissertation is entitled “The Greek Millet in Ottoman Politics. Aspects of the Relationships between Greeks and the New Turks 1908–1912.” She is currently President of the Philoi of the Gennadius Library.

Dr. Natasha Lemos is Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College of the University of London. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the same university on “Turkish Literature of the War of Independence and Greek Literature of the Asia Minor Disaster.” She is a member of the Overseers of the Gennadius Library.

Presented by the Gennadius Library

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