An Introduction to the Greek War of Independence (1821-1832): Between history and ‘mythistory’, Part 1

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


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.
Period18 Feb 2021
Event titleNUGAS-GCM Crash Course on 1821
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionNational