Free Open Philhellenism Seminar at Greek Center in Melbourne Stemmed With Success


The free open seminar that took place at the Greek Center in Melbourne on Thursday, September 29, was met with success. The event, titled “The Creation of Modern Greece: Art, Mesologgi and Philhellenism in the 19th Century,” was presented by lecturer Spiridoula Demetriou.

It focused 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.” Demetriou examined 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.