The conference will be in English

By registering you will be able to submit your questions through Q&A on Zoom.

** Guests attending Cotsen Hall events are required to wear a mask and to present valid COVID-19 vaccination certificates or certificates of recovery (valid for 180 days) along with ID.


THURSDAY, March 31st – American School of Classical Studies at Athens

9:30 – 10:00 Welcoming Remarks

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Despina Lalaki, City University of New York – CUNY
Zinovia Lialiouti, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

10:00 – 12:30

Transnational Heritage-Making

Chair: Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan

Ingrid Berg. Materializations of the history of archaeology: Swedish-Greek entanglements and the creation of a professional heritage
Alexandra Kankeleit. Ancient Olympia and the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin
Frederick Whitling. Founding a foreign school in wartime Athens
Constanze Güthenke. American Classical Scholarship and the Archaeological Archive
Eleni Anna Chlepa. The perception of Byzantine architectural heritage in Modern Greece under European influences: Evidence from archival collections of the state and archaeological institutions.

13:00 – 15:30

Civilization, Empire and Competing Identities

Chair: Gilles de Rapper

Angelos Dalachanis, Mercedes Volait. The materiality of Hellenism: Diaspora elites and art collecting in early 20th- century Alexandria|
Stelios Lekakis. Archaeology on the front line. Cultural politics and archaeological projects in the land of Ionia (1919-1922)|
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr.“Greece” in Hegel’s Philosophy of History and in the Greek War for Independence|
Stephan G. Schmid. Social Networks of (late) 19th-century archaeologists – the case of Charles Waldstein
George Topalidis. “There is no such thing as Ottoman Greeks!”: Mapping the Social Construction of Ottoman Greek Identity through

Space and Time

16:00 – 17:00

Chair: Despina Lalaki

Brian Boyd, Vassilis Lambropoulos. Book presentation
Raphael Greenberg, Yannis Hamilakis. Archaeology, Nation, and Race: Confronting the Past, Decolonizing the Future in
Greece and Israel. Cambridge University Press, 2022.


FRIDAY, April 1st – British School at Athens

Welcoming Remarks, Amalia Kakissis, British School at Athens

9:00 – 11:30

Civilizing and De-Civilizing Processes

Chair: Nikos Vafeas

George Souvlis. The Authoritarian Modernity of the 4th of August regime: Genuine Fascism or a Pre-fascist dictatorship?
Eleftheria Akrivopoulou. Archives and the city: Thessaloniki during the Metaxas dictatorship and the German occupation, through the archives of the Archaeological Service
Tassos Kostopoulos. Ruins of national discomfort. The Prespa monuments in the 20th century Greek archaeological narrative
Carl Mauzy. ‘Unsterbliches Hellas’ – culture, photography and a desirable past
Marilena Pateraki. Monumentalizing Ottoman structures in interwar Greece: Cultural policies and state consolidation in the aftermath of the Lausanne Treaty
Emilia Salvanou. Making an archive for national inclusion: Interwar refugees in Greece

12:00 – 14:30

Cultures of consumption, heritage markets and archaeologies of tourism

Chair: Giorgos Tsimouris
Iris Lykourioti. The long summer, the house on the Cape and the ‘Skyros Circle’: Postwar insularities, welfare and minor histories.
Christina Mitsopoulou, Marie Stahl. Archaeological aesthetics for pre-World-War II tourism strategies in Greece: Gilliéron, once more
Despina Nazou. Tourists Border Zones and Heritage-scapes. The Island of Delos intersecting with the locality, the state and the market in a globalized world
Giorgos Vavouranakis. Greek archaeological heritage in dire straits: The 1954-1958 years
Konstantina Kalfa, Christos-Georgios Kritikos. Between a holy rock and a hard place; on the debate about Anafiotika across the 1970s and 1980s
Despoina Koutsoumba, Panagiotis Sotiris. Fighting for the past – struggling for the future: contemporary movements against the destruction of archaeological heritage in Greece

15:00 – 17:00

Gender, agency and nation-state building

Chair: Zinovia Lialiouti

Susan Heuck Allen. Harriet Boyd, engagement, and the Greek state
Amanda Kubic. Koula Pratsika and The National Dance School: Choreographing the national body in 20th-century Greece
Alexia Toutountzi. Women at the service of national ideology: Folk art connecting Greek modern era with classical antiquity in the work of the folklorist Ageliki Hatzimichali
Despina Lalaki. Soft power, cultural diplomacy and the new women of power
Maria Spiliotopoulou. Cultural agents in the field: the archaeologists J.D.S. Pendlebury and T.J. Dunbabin in WWII Crete

17:00 – 18:00

Chair: Alexandra Kankeleit
Kostis Karpozilos. Book presentation
Paraskevas Matalas. Cosmopolitan Nationalists: Maurice Barrès and his “Disciples” around the World. University of CretePress, 2021.

SATURDAY, April 2nd – British School at Athens

9:00 – 11:30

Cold war narratives of modernization, development and democracy

Chair: Despina Lalaki

Zinovia Lialiouti. Archaeology and Nation Building in the eve of the 'American Century': Greece and 'the Inquiry' 1917-1919
Areti Adamopoulou. International, European and Greek: Art Exhibitions and national identity in cold war Greece
Christos Mais. Perspective in Greece. A Ford Foundation project “in the footsteps of the Marshall Plan”
Pavlos Moulios. “Will we all become Americans?”: material life and identity in the thought of the Greek intellectuals, during the 1950s
Dionysis Mourelatos. The collection of the icons of Sinai in the cold war

12:00 – 14:30

Education, museums, national imagination-building

Chair: Pavlos Moulios

Ioanna Galanaki, Elias Messinas. Emerging narratives-changing meanings: Greek Synagogues, Greek Jewish memory and Modern Greek identity - A view from the archaeological archives
Ioulia Bouza. Archaeological Studies and National identity in 19th century Greece. The role of the National and Kapodistrian

University of Athens

Campus Novel, artist collective - Ino Varvariti, Giannis Delagrammatikas, Yiannis Sinioroglou Katerina

Konstantinou. AD INTERIM tracing relativities from monument to territory: Notes on a project investigating the monumental| landscape of the Corinth Canal
Ioanna Antoniadou. Ignore the modern Greeks while you record their ancient past
Alexander Nagel. Engaging with ‘Western Civilization: Origins and traditions’ and the making of Greece at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. through the archives
Katerina Mavromichali. Museums and the shifting landscape

15:00 – 17:30

Hellenism and intra-civilizational processes in the age of nationalism

Chair: Konstantina Kalfa

Alex R. Tipei Greece Viewed from Paris: Korais, the Egyptian Campaign, and the scientification of difference

Ilias Papagiannopoulos. On a stasis of memory. Fallmerayer revisited
Leonidas Moiras. The Archaeological Excavations in Samothrace (1873 & 1875) between Greek Romanticism and Ottoman Classicism
Chryssanthi Avlami. Considering ancient Greece in the light of the young Kingdom of Greece: historical temporalities and national imaginary
Myrto Lamprou. An ancient (re)birth among glorious ruins: intellectuals and antiquity during Otto’s autocracy
Panayotis Tournikiotis. Lucien Magne, antiquity, Byzantium and modernity: Interlaced discontinuities