The Long Italian Philhellenism

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm EDT | 7:00 pm EET

This one-hour event will consist of a presentation followed by a discussion. It will take place online via Zoom and will be live streamed to the CHS YouTube Channel.

Presentation: The Long Italian Philhellenism

Within the pan-European phenomenon called Philhellenism, Italy, due to its history, geographical location, and political status, was prominent in a different way – it appears that the Greek phenomenon was perhaps more deeply felt and rooted. With the conclusion of the Greek Revolution, Italian interest in Greece did not come to an end. Ripened in the light of the two countries’ mutual expectations of national unification, Italian philhellenism characterized the political and cultural relations between the two Countries, feeding, throughout the long 19th century, a particular political friendship between the people of the two Mediterranean Countries.


Francesco Scalora, CHS Fellow in Philhellenism and Fellow at the Sicilian Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies “Bruno Lavagnini”.


Johanna Hanink, Professor of Classics, Brown University.

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

Konstantina Zanou, Assistant Professor of Italian, Columbia University.