Dr Hatzidimitriou gives informative lecture in Sydney on Asia Minor Catastrophe

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By George Tserdanis.

On Tuesday, November 7, the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales (GOCNSW) in cooperation with AHEPA, hosted lecturer Dr Constantinos Hatzidimitriou, who gave an interesting and informative lecture on the subject of the Asia Minor Catastrophe.

This lecture was part of a series of seminars by Dr Hatzidimitriou in Australia. The Asia Minor expert was invited to Australia by the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies (AIMS).

Dr. Hatzidimitirou.
Dr Hatzidimitriou and his wife, between Themis Kalos (master of ceremonies of the evening), and the president of the GOCNSW, Harry Danalis.

During the lecture, Dr Hatzidimitriou spoke about the help offered by many Americans to the Greeks during the difficult days of 1922, as well as during the period of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Dr Hatzidimitriou also highlighted the historical significance of America’s role in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the tragic events surrounding the destruction of Smyrna in 1922.

Dr. Hatzidimitirou.
The audience at the lecture.

Much of what was heard in detail during the lecture were accompanied by a display of photographs and resulted in sincere thanks to the speaker from his listeners.

An extraordinary speaker and scholar with a doctorate in Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek History from Columbia University, and recipient of the 2023 Christos Mantziou Visiting Scholar Award, Dr Hatzidimitriou has authored many books and articles related to the Philhellenes during the Greek Revolution and Central Greece during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

Dr. Hatzidimitirou.
Dr. Hatzidimitriou with Anastasia Christofilopoulou, diplomatic representative of the Greek Consulate at his lecture.

Additionally, as an expert in Asia Minor history, Dr Hatzidimitriou is affiliated with the American Hellenic Institute and St John’s University in New York.

He is the author of numerous books and articles, with ongoing projects related to the Philhellenes during the Greek Revolution and Central Greece during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods.

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