Noon Forum: "The Smyrna Catastrophe of 1922: Memory & History"

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DATE:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

TIME:

12:00 - 1:00 PM

LOCATION:

Hellenic House
1220 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Professor Alexander Kitroeff

Associate Professor of History

Haverford College


Alexander Kitroeff was born in Athens and received his doctorate from Oxford University. He is currently Associate Professor at History Department at Haverford College. He researches and publishes on the history of identity in Modern Greece and its diaspora in a broad range of fields, from politics to sports. His new book The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt: from Muhamad Ali to Nasser is being published by the American University of Cairo Press and will appear on November 5th of this year. He is also completing a book-length study of the history of the Greek Orthodox Church in America in the twentieth century. He has collaborated as historical consultant with director Maria Iliou in four documentaries films, including two on the Asia Minor catastrophe: “Smyrna 1922 – the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City” and “From Both Sides of the Aegean: Expulsion & Exchange of Populations Turkey-Greece 1922-1924.

Kitroeff and Iliou are currently working on a new project, a 5-part documentary form on the history of Modern Athens.

Light refreshments will be served.

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