A Crash-Course in the 1821 Greek Revolution, In Collaboration with NUGAS
Speaker: Yianni Cartledge
This two-part series looks at the Greek War of Independence from a range of critical perspectives. Part I examined the relevant background knowledge of the Revolution, establishing Greece and the Greek people’s place in the Ottoman Empire, Europe and the world during the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, as well as the beginnings of the Revolution and the initial outbreak. Part II will then deal with the War of Independence itself, including, but not limited to, the massacres, the civil war, the Egyptian invasion and Navarino. It then caps the study off with the aftermath of the war and its modern legacy. The discussion of ‘who was now a Greek?’ is also explored, capping off last week’s discussion of ‘who was a Greek?’ Although much is covered, this series hopes to provide a diverse range of perspectives, ideas and meanings, and to help build a constructive discussion of the War on its 200th anniversary.
Yianni Cartledge is a candidate for PhD at Flinders University, South Australia. Having a passion for Greek, Ottoman, British and Australian histories, as well as migration and diaspora histories, his current project aims to combine all these areas. The thesis, titled ‘Aegean Islander Migration to the United Kingdom and Australia, 1815-1945: Emigration, Settlement, Community Building and Integration’, will investigate the cases of the Chiots of London and Ikarians of South Australia. His 2018 honours thesis explored the 1822 Chios Massacre under the Ottoman Empire and the ways in which it affected British attitudes towards the Greeks, leading to Christian-humanitarian intervention.
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Delphi Bank, Delphi Accounting, Symposiarch