Dr Constantine Hatzidimitriou to give thought-provoking lecture in Sydney

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The Greek Orthodox Community of NSW in collaboration with AHEPA NSW have announced a thought-provoking public lecture, titled “Understanding Two Important Commemorations: America’s Involvement in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the Smyrna Catastrophe of 1922.”

This enlightening event will be presented by the distinguished scholar, Dr Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, PhD, recipient of the prestigious 2023 Christos Mantzios Visiting Scholar Award from the Australian Institute for Macedonia Studies.

In this bilingual lecture, Dr Hatzidimitriou will delve into the historical significance of America’s role in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the tragic events surrounding the Smyrna Catastrophe of 1922. 

His extensive expertise in Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek history, coupled with his acclaimed publications, promises an engaging and insightful exploration of these pivotal moments in history.

Understanding Two Important Commemorations: America’s Involvement in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the Smyrna Catastrophe of 1922.”
The lecture, ‘Understanding Two Important Commemorations: America’s Involvement in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the Smyrna Catastrophe of 1922,’ will take place at the end of October. Photo: AHEPA History.

About Dr Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, PhD:

Dr Hatzidimitriou holds a PhD in Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek history from Columbia University. He has been recognised as a Gennadius Fellow at the American School in Athens and has served as an Educational Counsellor at the US Consulate in Thessaloniki. 

Currently, he is the managing editor of the American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues and the Journal of Modern Hellenism. 

With three published books and numerous scholarly articles to his name, Dr Hatzidimitriou continues to make significant contributions to the fields of Byzantine and Modern Greek history and education.

Event Details:

  • TITLE: Understanding Two Important Commemorations: America’s Involvement in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the Smyrna Catastrophe of 1922”
  • DATE: Tuesday, 31 October 2023
  • SPEAKER: Dr Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, PhD
  • TIME: 7.00 pm
  • VENUE: Greek Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba St, Lakemba
  • ADMISSION: FREE

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