Open Seminar at Greek Centre Melbourne Explores Art, Mesologgi and Philhellenism in the 19th Century


Join a free open seminar at the Greek Centre in Melbourne taking place on Thursday September 29.

The seminar titled The creation of modern Greece: Art, Mesologgi and Philhellenism in the 19th century will be presented by lecturer Spiridoula Demetriou and will focus on exploring “the subjective manner in which representations of Mesologgi reinforced supportive western beliefs about the Greek War of Independence and the intellectual creation of modern Greece,” Mrs. Demetriou states on the community centre’s website.

The lecturer, Spiridoula Demetriou, will examine how philhellene art has promoted Greek identity and culture and how it contributed to “Hellenism,” prior to 1830 when the new nation state was established.

A Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Melbourne, Mrs. Demetriou also has a Bachelor’s in Economics and post-grad studies in Modern Greek language and literature.

Entrance is free for this event.
When: September 29 7:00 pm
Where: Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine), 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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