Commemorating Revolution: A transnational approach to modern Greek national memory (1821-1930)

Date(s) - 04/12/2019
16:30 - 18:00

Clement House, London School of Economics

Professor Christina Koulouri will kick off the 2019-2020 ASEN Seminar Series with a lecture titled: Commemorating Revolution: A transnational approach to modern Greek national memory (1821-1930). 

Christina Koulouri is Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences (Athens, Greece) and Director of the Research Centre for Modern History (KENI). From 2013-2017 she was the Dean of the School of Political Sciences, Panteion University. She studied at the University of Athens (Department of History and Archaeology), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Paris I – Panthéon – Sorbonne where she also received her PhD. Since 1999, she is the chair of the History Education Committee of the Centre for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE) and general coordinator of the Joint History Project (JHP). Lecturer at many international conferences in Greece, Western and Southeast Europe, USA, Japan and China, she is also member of the editorial board of refereed academic journals and academic societies. She is author of several books and articles on the teaching of history, the history of historiography, school textbooks, national identity, public history and the history of sports and the Olympic Games. She is also the editor of six workbooks (alternative educational materials) for the teaching of modern and contemporary history in Southeast Europe. Some of her publications are: Dimensions idéologiques de l’historicité en Grèce (1834-1914). Les manuels scolaires d’histoire et de géographie, Frankfurt : Studien zur Geschichte Südosteuropas 7, 1991; Sport et société bourgeoise. Les associations sportives en Grèce 1870-1922, Paris : L’Harmattan, 2000; Clio in the Balkans. The Politics of History Education, Thessaloniki: CDRSEE, 2002 (editor and introduction); Athens, Olympic City, 1896-1906, Athens: International Olympic Academy, 2004 (editor and introduction).

The seminar will start at 17:30 and take place on Room CLM.1.03, located at the first floor of Clement House, London School of Economics. The event is open to all and allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, check our Facebook page.