GCM Seminar: The Battle of Navarino


Associate Prof Nicholas Doumanis, will present an online lecture about the Battle of Navarino, on Thursday 1 July, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

The Greek Revolution was a genuine popular uprising against Ottoman rule, but it required foreign intervention in 1827, the first of many, to ensure its success. The Battle of Navarino and the subsequent treaties imposed on the Ottomans made clear that the most significant decisions in the eastern Mediterranean were made in the capitals of northern Europe. This lecture will discuss the Greek Revolution in its global perspective. Why did the Europeans become involved in the war? Why did they bother? Why did they intervene in the 1820s, and not in the 1770s, or the 1450s? It will explain why Europe made Greece possible and the terms for its intervention.

Nick Doumanis teaches History at the University of New South Wales. He has just completed the last volume of The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, with Emeritus Professor Antonis Liakos of the University of Athens, which reconsiders the history of Greece, Cyprus and the diaspora from 1912 through to the Covid crisis. He is also working on a history of the eastern Mediterranean world since ancient times, and running a project with the State Library of New South Wales to build an historical archival collection on Greeks in Australia.

When: Thursday 1 July 2021, 7pm
Where: ONLINE ONLY through Facebook, Youtube.




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