An integral part of the Center’s outreach is the annual Events Series. The Events Series, one of the longest-running CHS GR activities, addresses the local community of the Argolis region and Greece in general, through a series of lectures, as well as exhibitions, performances and presentations. Over the years, the Events Series initiative has become a point of reference for the cultural life both of the local community and several other Greek cities.
Events Series 2019
This year’s Events Series is concerned with issues of Culture, Education and Politics. Prominent Greek and foreign scholars will engage with matters of geopolitical importance, architectural heritage, as well as with Latin, Byzantine, modern Greek and World Literature. From Rome to Byzantium, the Generation of the ‘30s, contemporary Greece and beyond, the lectures will focus on a variety of topics, employing the latest trends of research in the fields of humanities and social studies.
The Events Series 2019 includes seven lectures that begin on December 05, 2018 and continue through June 2019. The lectures take place in Nafplio, Athens, Rethymno, Thessaloniki, and Patras.
The program of the Events Series is usually announced in November, and the events' annual cycle ends in June. Please find here the full 2019 Events Series program.
CHS GR shares videos of the Series lectures through its website. Recordings and discussions are available here.
Organization and collaborating institutions
The institutions collaborating in the implementation of the Events Series 2019 include the Society for the Promotion of Education and Learning, the National Library of Greece, the University of Patras, the University of Crete, the MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art, the Harvard Club of Greece, and the Municipality of Nafplio.
The Center has had the honor since 2008 to include in the series’ a plethora of distinguished speakers (more than 100), mostly faculty from Greek and international institutions. Among others, we have been pleased to host, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Oxford University, Stephen Miller of University of California at Berkeley, Richard Hunter of University of Cambridge, Angelos Chaniotis of Princeton University, Thanasis Valtinos of Academy of Athens, Josiah Ober of Stanford University, Georgios Babiniotis of University of Athens, Michael Møller of the UN office in Geneva and the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos. Click here to download a detailed list of past Events Series programs.
For additional information please contact Mr. Evangelos Katsarelis, CHS GR Programs and Events Manager, through telephone (+30 27520 47030, Nafplio, Greece) and/or email ekatsarelis(at)chs.harvard.edu.