|Margriet Haagsma and Laura Surtees|
A Lecture on the Peloponnesos in the Ottoman period
The Association of the Friends of the Historical Archive of the Hellenic Archaeological Service (of which I am the President of the Board of Directors) is holding its first lecture of 2012 on Monday evening January 16th. The speaker will be Prof. Jack L. Davis, the Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The title of his illustrated lecture is, “Restoring History to a Dark Age of Greece: The Peloponnesos Under the Turks, 1500-1828”. The lecture will be in English.
Professor Davis’ own investigations, which provide one example of what is possible, have succeeded in restoring a social as well as an economic history of the area of Pylos in the 17th and 18th centuries. Further, it also defines more general political trends in Laconia and Messenia that presage the Greek Revolution.
The lecture will be held at 7:00 pm at the Historical Archive of the Hellenic Archaeological Servce on Psaromylingou 22 on the border of Theseio and Pysrri, near Peireos Street. The Association will cut its 2012 pita as well that evening! Maybe you’ll find the flouri in your piece?
Here’s an excellent opportunity to learn of the many treasures that each archive has for investigating the past. Everyone is welcome!