The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens invites you to the inaugural Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series on the Impact of Greek Culture. Dr. Peter Frankopan will present the second of his three-part series of lectures, "Global Greece: A History," on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. This lecture will also be livestreamed on the School's website at the link below. Please click here to learn more about this lecture series.

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Lecture Schedule

• Lecture One: "Greece: Beginnings": Thursday, October 7, 2021, Cotsen Hall, Athens, Greece
• Lecture Two: "Greece: Legacies": Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
• Lecture Three: "Greece: Futures": Tuesday, May 10, 2022: St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City

About Peter Frankopan

Dr. Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University, where he is Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He is the award-winning author of The Silk Roads, a New York Times #1 Best Seller. Dr. Frankopan's lectures will examine the role that Greece and Greek culture, literature, and language have played over the course of more than two and a half millennia. Rather than exploring the familiar and limited Mediterranean context, he will discuss it from a global perspective, allowing for a better understanding of not only world history but Greece itself.

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About the Lecture Series

Established in June 2020, the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lectures Series seeks to create a stimulating environment to draw both the academic community and the general public to the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Every year, a highly distinguished, internationally renowned scholar is selected to conduct research and develop programs on a topic relevant to the Gennadius Library. The research will culminate in a minimum of three annual public lectures, which will be delivered in Athens and the United States.

The Thalia Potamianos lectures are being made possible by a generous grant from Phokion Potamianos, an Overseer of the Gennadius Library. Mr. Potamianos named the series in memory of his grandmother, a distinguished Greek doctor, academic, and philanthropist.

Please click here to learn more about this lecture series.