The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

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Exhibition “Ο Κωνσταντίνος Α. Βοβολίνης και το Μέγα Ελληνικόν Βιογραφικόν Λεξικόν”


In the Basil Room of the Gennadius Library there is an exhibition "Ο Κωνσταντίνος Α. Βοβολίνης και το Μέγα Ελληνικόν Βιογραφικόν Λεξικόν". The exhibition was organized on the occasion of the donation of the Archive of Konstantinos Vovolinis to the Library.

It presents the scientific work of K. Vovolinis (1913-1970) and includes a compendium of valuable material gathered by him in order to write the Great Hellenic Biographical Dictionary. It corresponds to significant personalities of economy, politics and science (for example: Venizelos, Caratheodory, Loverdos, Eftaxias, Kallifronas, Trikoupis, Diomedes, Kanellopoulos, Maximus). This presentation aims to highlight not only the wealth of evidence offered in the survey, but more generally the role of an archive, its necessity and contribution to collective memory. 

An event, co-organized by the Library and the Economia Group-Kerkyra Publications, took place in Cotsen Hall on the day of the opening of the exhibition (March 11).

The event, entitled "Επιχείρηση και Διανόηση στην Ελλάδα του 20ού αιώνα" included a discussion with Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University) and Kostas Kostis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). The conversation was coordinated by journalist Antonis Papagiannidis (General Manager of the Economia Group). There was also the presentation of a publication by Georgia Panselina "Κωνσταντίνος Α. Βοβολίνης: τεκμήρια ζωής και δημιουργίας" and the first view of a documentary by Nikos Politis "Ο Κ. Α. Βοβολίνης: η ζωή και το έργο του".

Exhibition runs to July 15, 2013


Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00-16:30
Friday: 9:00-15:00
Saturday: closed