Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Fred Winter Collection

Sardis, Gym-Bath complex, view to NW across Palaistra court (Professor Fred Winter, 1991)

Friday, March 26, 2021

The Philhellenes of Francophone Canada and Liberated Greece

On the occasion of the Bicentennial of the start of the Greek War of Independence, the Institute will host its second event of 2021 on Tuesday March 30. Due to restrictions on in-person gatherings, this will take the form of a webinar to be held via Zoom. Prof. Jacques Bouchard (Langues et culture Néo-helléniques, Département de littératures et de langues du monde, Université de Montréal) will give a lecture entitled, “Οι φιλέλληνες του γαλλόφωνου Καναδά και η απελευθερωμένη Ελλάδα” (Les Philhellènes du Canada francophone et la Grèce libérée / The Philhellenes of Francophone Canada and Liberated Greece).

“Τα ανδραγαθήματα των Ελλήνων αγωνιστών κατά την περίοδο της Επανάστασης του 1821 βρήκαν απήχηση στις γαλλόφωνες εφημερίδες του Κεμπέκ και του Μοντρεάλ και πιθανόν να ενέπνευσαν τους Κεμπεκιανούς Πατριώτες της εξέγερσης του 1837. Στα 1837 ακριβώς τυπώνεται για χρήση του Κολεγίου του Μοντρεάλ η πρώτη γραμματική της αρχαίας ελληνικής με νεοελληνική προφορά. Δύο χρόνια μετά ο Joly de Lotbinière επισκέπτεται την Ελλάδα και τραβάει ίσως την πρώτη φωτογραφία του Παρθενώνα με δαγκεροτυπία (1839). Ακολουθεί η επίσκεψη στην Αθήνα μερικών γαλλόφωνων περιηγητών από το Κεμπέκ, που περιγράφουν στα οδοιπορικά τους την πρόσφατα απελευθερωμένη Ελλάδα.”

You are all most welcome to join us for this the talk, which will begin at 19:00 (Greece) / 12:00 (EST). The link is https://tinyurl.com/4bjvbvkp.

Jonathan Tomlinson
Assistant Director

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Fred Winter Collection

Ephesos, Celsus Library, Latin inscription for Celsus by "Ti. Julius Aquilia cos." (Professor Fred Winter, 1991)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Friday, March 12, 2021

Exploring the Greek Revolution of 1821

This month is Ontario's Hellenic Heritage month and, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, the History Committee of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has produced a seven-part podcast exploring the Revolution. Entitled The Idea of Greece and hosted by Georgia Balogiannis, the series is also under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee, sponsored by Agape Greek Radio, and with original music by Demetri Petsalakis. A number of themes in the history of the 1821 revolution are explored by Ms Balogiannis with Dr Sakis Gekas (HHF Chair in Modern Greek History at York University), and with the contribution of a number of invited historians.

You can listen to the episodes here: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1552246.rss

Episode 1: The Origins of the Revolution
Episode 2: Not One War
Episode 3: The Brutality of War
Episode 4: The Heroes of the Revolution
Episode 5: Women of the Revolution
Episode 6: Philhellenes and the Revolution
Episode 7: A Modern Greek Nation

The Hellenic Heritage Foundation is a national charitable, non-profit organization established in Toronto in 1996. Its mission is to preserve, promote, and advance Hellenic education, culture, and heritage in Canada by funding initiatives that enrich the lives of Hellenic Canadians and philhellenes. Learn more at: hhf.ca.

Jonathan Tomlinson
Assistant Director

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Fred Winter Collection

Priene, temple of Athena, reconstructed columns from SE (Professor Fred Winter, 1991)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Fred Winter Collection

Mani, Tainaron, mosaic floors of houses on W slope Asosmatos promontory (Professor Fred Winter, 1991)