2nd of a series of 3 Lectures delivered by Dr Constantine Hatzidimitriou during his visit to Melbourne in October 2023

Dr. Constantine Hatzidimitriou holds a Ph.D. in Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek history from Columbia University. He has been recognized as a Gennadius Fellow at the American School in Athens and has served as an Educational Counsellor at the US Consulate in Thessaloniki. Currently, he is the managing editor of the American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues and the Journal of Modern Hellenism. With three published books and numerous scholarly articles to his name, Dr. Hatzidimitriou continues to make significant contributions to the fields of Byzantine and Modern Greek history and education.

Under the 2023 Christos Mantzios Visiting Scholar Award of the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies, Dr. Hatzidimitriou, was invited to Australia to present a series of lectures to the public. This is the second of three lectures held in Melbourne at the Lyceum Theatre of Alphington Grammar School. In this lecture Dr. Hatzidimitriou spoke about the historical significance of America’s role in the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the tragic events surrounding the Smyrna Catastrophe of 1922. His extensive expertise in Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek history, coupled with his acclaimed publications, provided an engaging and insightful exploration of these pivotal moments in history. The event was moderated by Prof. A. M. Tamis. The lecture was held on the evening of the 25th of October 2023.

The series of lectures was made possible by the Australian Institute of Macedonian Studies in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Alphington Grammar and the Branch of the National Foundation of Research “Eleftherios Venizelos”.

A recording of the lecture can be viewed below:

A copy of the slides presented during the lecture can be downloaded from the link below:


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