The Hellenic Parliament Foundation will be launching the book The Aegis of Hellas: The Continuing Vigour of Philhellenism by Professor Anastasios Tamis, Director of the Australian Institute for Hellenic Research.
The book will be launched on Monday, July 17 at 7.30pm (Greek time) at the cafe in the garden of the Numismatic Museum of Athens (12 Panepistimiou Street). Entry to the event is free to the public.
The book is an overview and analysis of the multiple forms of interest in Greek culture – from ancient times until the present day all over the world.
It considers not only the Hellenic diaspora but also the various cultural networks consisting of people who study Greek civilisation as a form of cultural reference.
Each chapter of the book discusses a continent, and refers to people, legacies and processes that were and remain active in the specific time and geographical space.
During the event, the book will be discussed by George Babiniotis, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Iakovos Michaelidis, Professor of Modern History at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; and Professor Tamis, the Director of the Australian Institute of Hellenic Research and President of the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies.
The event is being coordinated by Evanthis Chatzivasileiou, Professor of History of the Postwar World at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The new Australian Ambassador to Greece Alison Duncan will speak at the event.