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International Chair for History of the second World War

Publié le 18 octobre 2019 Mis à jour le 14 novembre 2019

The impact of the Second World War in Greece is still felt today. The war has transformed Greek society in a longer lasting and more profound way than most European countries. The inaugural lecture " The long second world war in Greece, 1941-1949" will occur on 18th of November, 2019.


affiche Chaire WWIIThe impact of the Second World War in Greece is still felt today. The war has transformed Greek society in a longer lasting and more profound way than most European countries. Invaded and occupied by Italy, Germany and Bulgaria, Greece has put up unexpected resistance, known a catastrophic famine, endemic guerrilla warfare, deportation and mass murder of its Jewish citizens, allied military intervention after the German retreat, civil war and mass exodus and deportation of members of the communist opposition and Slav citizens. Civil war and military dictatorship have frozen public debates on the history of the war until the late 1970s. Issues of return and restitution, collaboration and resistance, Holocaust and spoliation still reverberate in contemporary politics and society.

At the occasion of the ninth edition of the International Chair for the History of the second World War at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Giorgos Antoniou will address these issues in four consecutive lectures. Professor Antoniou teaches contemporary history at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, has taught at University of Cyprus and Yale University and was a visiting scholar at New York University. In 2018, he published The Holocaust in Greece with Cambridge University Press (coedited with Dirk Moses). This edition of the chair honours his original contribution to the study of the history and legacy of the Second Word War in Greece through his scholarship and teaching with the Baron Velge Prize. Professor Antoniou has indeed initiated an exchange between Aristotle University and the ULB, involving shared student field trips to the heritage sites of the war in Northern Greece in 2018 and 2019.

Giorgos Antoniou thus joins Timothy Snyder (2012), Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (2013), Filippo Foccardi (2014), Andrij Portnov (2015), Kerstin von Lingen (2016), Pawel Machcewicz (2017), Florent Brayard (2018) and Philippe Sands (2019).
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Participation is free but registration is required :  closing date: 13th of November 2019
 

Inaugural public lecture and Baron Velge Prize: « The Long second war in Greece, 1941-1949 »
18th of November 2019 at 6:30 pm
Auditorium R42.5.503 (Building R42, Level 5, room 503)
ULB, Solbosch campus, Av. F.D. Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels


Following lessons:
  • Thursday 21th of November 2019 - at 6:00 - room AY2.108: Return and Restitution. Ethnic and Political refugees and expellees in Greece, 1945-1995
  • Monday 25th of November 2019 - at 6:00 - room R42.5.503: Surviving the Holocaust. Jewish victims, Christian bystanders, rescuers and collaborators
  • Wednesday 27th of November 2019 - at 6:00 - room R42.5.503: History rewriting and the public sphere: Revisionist debates in Europe

Information: com.phisoc@ulb.be
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Date(s)
Du 18 novembre 2019 au 27 novembre 2019
Lieu(x)
Campus du Solbosch