Athens streetart, courtesy of Othon Alexandrakis

Programme

10:00-10:30 Registration and Introduction

Othon Alexandrakis, Department of Anthropology and Sakis Gekas, HHF Chair in Modern Greek History, Department of History

10:30 – 11:10. The politics of rhetoric

Sotiria Kalpachtsi, Department of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Visiting student, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarships at York University

Why the Visual Designer of Our Era is the New Rhetorician

Foteini Pliaki, School of Philology, Department of Classics Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Visiting student, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarships at York University

Rhetoric: ancient art or important skill of our time?

 

11:15 – 12:15 History

Spyridon (Spyros) Papageorgakis, Department of History

Primitive Rebels and the Balkans, A Case Study in Greek Banditry

 Christina Ioannides, Hellenic Studies Program

Metamorphosis of Athens Post Asia Minor Catastrophe

 Sotiri Varlokostas, Osgoode Faculty of Law

Spilling Blood Abroad, Spilling Tzatziki at Home: Contextualising the Legal Aftermath of Toronto’s Anti-Greek Riots and the Forgotten Veteran

Elaina Lampropoulos, MA History

Belonging to Greece and the Soviet Union: Private Life of Greeks in Tashkent 1949-1974

 

12:15 – 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 – 1:30 The times of crisis

Peter Milonas, Department of Political Science

The Golden Dawn and the Mainstream Media: A Symbiotic Relationship

Anthony Prassoulis, MA in International Development

Workers’ perceptions on self-management: a case study on the recuperated factory, Vio.Me.

Kiryl Rusetski, BA Anthropology and Political Science

Shadow Currency: How Economic Crisis Impacts the Grey Market

 

1:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 3:30 Migration

Parinaz Adib, MA Anthropology

What Are We Doing Here?”: Exploring the Uncertain Spaces of Solidarity in Athens, Greece

Larissa Noel, Department of Anthropology

Mediated Greek family: The transformation of refugee families through crisis

Gina Jibran, BA Children’s Studies and Education

Living In Exile: The Refugee Crisis From a Child’s Perspective

 

3:30 – 4:00 Ethnographic Fieldwork

Meha Patel, BA Anthropology

Flexibility in the field

Nadine Ryan, MA Anthropology

Ethnography of an Absence

 

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