Panel Discussion on The Greek Revolution: A Critical Dictionary

Edited by Paschalis Kitromilides and Constantinos Tsoukalas

Date: November 4, 2021
Time: 1:00–2:30pm EDT • 5:00–6:30 GMT • 7:00–8:30pm EET

The Greek war for independence (1821–1830) often goes missing from discussion of the Age of Revolutions. Yet the rebellion against Ottoman rule was enormously influential in its time, and its resonances are felt across modern history. The Greeks inspired others to throw off the oppression that developed in the backlash to the French Revolution. And Europeans in general were hardly blind to the sight of Christian subjects toppling Muslim rulers. In this collection of essays, Paschalis Kitromilides and Constantinos Tsoukalas bring together scholars writing on the many facets of the Greek Revolution and placing it squarely within the revolutionary age.

On the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, this panel brings together a range of scholars from History, Political Science, and Classics, to explore the significance of this book, as well as the Greek Revolution and its legacy.

This event is Presented and co-sponsored by the Embassy of Greece in the US and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies.

Welcome Address

HE Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Greece in the United States

Opening Remarks

Mark Schiefsky, C. Lois P. Grove Professor of the Classics, Department of the Classics and Director, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University


Paschalis Kitromilides, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Member of the Academy of Athens, CHS Associate in Hellenic Studies

Eleni Angelomatis-Tsougarakis, Professor Emerita of History, Ionian University

Johanna Hanink, Professor of Classics, Brown University

David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History; Interim Chair, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Senior Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University

Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History and Director Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

Moderator and Chair

Nicolas Prevelakis, Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies and Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University