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Changing Greek realities: Athanasios Psalidas

We focus on the radical philosophical thought of Athanasios Psalidas, a key figure of the Neohellenic Enlightenment

20 & 27 FEB, 13 & 20 MAR 2019
Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
For adults
How did the ideas of the European Enlightenment make their way to Greece? How did people think during the era that gave rise to the Greek Revolution of 1821?
Cost: Free admission
The intellectual figure of Athanasios Psalidas (1767-1829) encompasses all the elements of the Enlightenment’s radical current. Psalidas was not only an educator, he also engaged in a rich array of activities, both as writer and publisher, tailoring his work to the needs and ambitions of the homeland. His activities range between advanced Philosophy, direct European influence, and even conspiratorial involvement with groups whose goal was the “awakening of the fallen Nation.”
 
A. Lecture Series 
Wednesday 20/02/2019 | 18:30-20:30
Athanasios Psalidas through his archive
Eleni Kourmantzi: Visiting Professor of Neohellenic Literature, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
 
Wednesday 27/02/2019 | 18:30-20:30
Interpretive problems in the philosophical thought of Athanasios Psalidas
Panayiotis Noutsos: Professor of Social and Political Philosophy, University of Ioannina
 
Wednesday 13/03/2019 | 18:30-20:30
Athanasios Psalidas as “geographer.” Modernity and enlightenment in the schools of Ioannina.
Apostolos Katsikis: Emeritus Professor of Geography and the Environment, University of Ioannina.
 
Wednesday 20/03/2019 | 18:30-20:30
Pre-revolutionary sources in the General State Archives
Amalia Pappa: Archivist, Deputy Director of the General State Archives, Supervisor of the Library and Reading Room Division

 
B. Exhibition of books and manuscripts of Athanasios Psalidas (1785-1829)
During this series of lectures and, in collaboration with the General State Archives, the Onassis Library will present an exhibition of books of Athanasios Psalidas that belong to the collection of the Onassis Foundation, as well as selected manuscripts held in the State General Archives relating to the time period 1785-1829 and to a number of regions: Poltava, Ukraine; Vienna and Trieste in the Austro-Hungarian Empire; Tsepelobo in the Zagori region; and Ioannina, Kerkyra, and Lefkada in Greece.

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Curation
Eleni Kourmantzi: Visiting Professor, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Amalia Pappa: Archivist, Deputy Director of the General State Archives, Supervisor of the Library and Reading Room Division

Konstantinos Staikos: Book Historian and Architect

Special Collaborator
Ioannis Vanakakis: PhD Candidate of Modern Greek Philology

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Αddressed to:
Adults

Place:
Onassis Library (Amalias 56, Athens)

Cost: Free admission

Information and reservations:
Tel. 210 3713000
Email: education@onassis.org

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