Mar 28, 2012

Εκδηλώσεις της έδρας Ελληνικής Ιστορίας του Πανεπιστημίου York και των ομογενών ακαδημαϊκών Οντάριο

Δυο σημαντικές ακαδημαϊκές εκδηλώσεις διοργανώνει μέσα στον Απρίλιο η Έδρα Νεότερης Ελληνικής Ιστορίας του Ιδρύματος Ελληνικής Κληρονομιάς που λειτουργεί στο Πανεπιστήμιο York σε συνεργασία με την 'Ενωση των Ελλήνων Καθηγητών Πανεπιστημίου στο Οντάριο.

H πρώτη χρονικά εκδήλωση θα γίνει την Παρασκευή 6 Απριλίου στο πολιτιστικό κέντρο της Παμμακεδονικής Ένωσης Οντάριο (406  Danforth Avenue). Το πρόγραμμα περιλαμβάνει ομιλία της καθηγήτριας-ερευνήτριας στον τομέα της οικονομικής ιστορίας Μαρία Χριστίνα Χατζηιωάννου, στέλεχος του Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών με θέμα τους εθνικούς ευεργέτες.
Επίσης θα μιλήσει ο καθηγητής Κώστας Κωστής  του Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου της Αθήνας με θέμα "κρίσεις και μεταρρυθμίσεις στην ελληνική οικονομία από το 1893 μέχρι σήμερα. Θα ακολουθήσει δεξίωση.

Το Σάββατο 7 Απριλίου διοργανώνεται από τους ίδιους φορείς συνέδριο με θέμα "Από την Επανάσταση στην παλινδρόμηση".  
Το πρόγραμμα θα ξεκινήσει στις 10 πμ. στην αίθουσα  θεάτρου του Royal Ontariο Museum και περιλαμβάνει τις ακόλουθες ομιλίες:

"Greek elites of the Peloponnese and the Revolution of 1821"  Καθηγητής: Dean Kostantaras Northwestern University

"Investing in the Greek war of Independence:the loans, the brokers and London’s market
in the 19th century" ,  Καθηγήτρια: Maria Christina Chatziioannou National Research Institute, Athens

"The political economy of violence before, during and after the war of independence" Καθηγητής:  Thomas Gallant University of California, San Diego

"The limits of integration: from regional states to a national economy" Καθηγητής: Sakis Gekas, York University

"Divine and Human Providence: Church economics in times of social chaos 1833-1923-
2013"  Καθηγητής: Tassos Anastassiadis, McGill University

"Reforming the Greek economy in the 19th and 20th centuries" Καθηγητής: Kostas Kostis, University of Athens.
Everytime was different: Bankruptcies in modern Greece»   Καθηγητής :  Michalis Psalidopoulos, Tufts University
 Αμέσως μετά τις ομιλίες θα ακολουθήσει συζήτηση μεταξύ των ομιλητών- καθηγητών ιστορίας με θέμα την τρέχουσα οικονομική κρίση στην Ελλάδα.

 From Revolution to Regress; the history of the Greek state and economy from the nineteenth

century to the age of crisis

Conference at the Royal Ontario Museum, April 7, will examine the history of the Greek state

and economy from the revolution of 1821 to the current crisis.

Saturday, 7 April, Royal Ontario Museum Theatre 10.00

Historians from Canada, Greece and the Unites States will discuss the history of the Greek

revolution of 1821, the formation of the Greek state and the course of its economy from the

nineteenth century to the current crisis. History can offer a unique gaze to the trajectory and

development of the Greek state, its economy and the role of institutions, such as the Church,

especially in times of crisis. There will be presentations by seven speakers, Dean Kostantaras

from Northwestern University, Maria Christina Chatziioannou from the National Hellenic

Research Foundation in Athens, Thomas Gallant from University of California-Davis, Sakis

Gekas from York University, Tassos Anastassiadis from McGill University, Kostas Kostis from

University of Athens and Michalis Psalidopoulos from Tufts University.

190 years since 1822 when the first Greek national assembly convened during the war of

independence from the Ottoman Empire, and 150 years since 1862 and the less well-known

revolution that ousted the first king and paved the way for Greek territorial expansion, this

conference is timely for understanding the historical origins of the Greek state, its economy and

some of its most important institutions. How much of a break did the formation of the new state

constitute with the pre-revolution Ottoman reality? How important were the initial conditions of

foreign lending and dependency for the subsequent history of the state? What was the role of

violence before, during and after the war of independence? These are some of the questions the

first session of the conference will seek to address.

The history of the Greek state and its formation is often seen as a linear success-story of

territorial expansion. The second session of the conference will look at the challenges and

opportunities the Greek state and economy faced following the annexation of various and diverse

regions. Despite this enlargement though, institutional reform lagged behind. What was the role

of institutions such as the monarchy and the Church? At various moments of economic crisis

reforms were imposed by foreign creditors, since Greeks were unable to implement them without

external pressure. Why has the Greek economy failed to stabilize and has suffered debt crises

time and again? The last session will look at the history of bankruptcies in Greece and explain

their different origins as well as their diverse consequences; it will also be an opportunity for the

historians in the panel to reflect on the writing and teaching of Greek history during the times of

crisis.The event is organized by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History, the

History Department at York University and the Hellenic Canadian Academic Association of


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