Video Archive of Gennadius Lectures

Video archive of Gennadius Lectures in chronological order.

December 2021

The United States Mediterranean Squadron and the Greek War of Independence: The Operation on Mykonos and the Role of the Pirate Mermelechas

Antonis Kotsonas, New York University

* The lecture is in Greek

December 14, 2021


November 2021

1821: Ideology and History in the 20th Century

Efi Gazi, University of the Peloponnese

Kostis Karpozilos, Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI)

Mark Mazower, Columbia University

November 30, 2021


Voices of the Lost Children of Greece, 1948-1968

Gonda Van Steen, King’s College London
Mary Cardaras, California State University, East Bay

November 23, 2021


Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library: ‘By this conquer’: Relics as Weapons in Byzantium

Brad Hostetler,
Kenyon College

November 16, 2021


Η εσωτερική μετατόπιση της Μεγάλης Ιδέας: Το Τάμα του Έθνους και η μνήμη του ‘21 στα χρόνια της δικτατορίας

Dimitris Antoniou,

Columbia University

* The webinar is in Greek

November 9, 2021


Η αρχιτεκτονική ως ιδεολογία και πολιτική: το Ηρώο της Επανάστασης

Panayotis Tournikiotis,

National Technical University of Athens

* The talk is in Greek

November 2, 2021


October 2021

Το 1821 εξ ανατολών

Maria Mavroudi, UC, Berkeley
Christine Philliou, UC, Berkeley
Marinos Sariyannis, Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH

* The talk is in Greek

October 18, 2021


September 2021

39th Annual Walton Lecture

Stephen Greenblatt,
Harvard University

September 29, 2021


June 2021

Philhellenism and the Development of Female-led Reform in the United States

Maureen Connors Santelli,
Associate Professor of History, Northern Virginia Community College

June 1, 2021


May 2021

Αλληγορίες από τον Καζαντζάκη. Ο Θεός φταίει που έκανε τον κόσμο τόσο ωραίο

Βαγγέλης Ραπτόπουλος,

* The webinar is in Greek

May 12, 2021


April 2021

From Orphans to Humanitarians: Wartime Refugees and the Making of Greek America

Dr. Thomas W. Gallant,
Nicholas Family Endowed Chair
Professor of Modern Greek History & Archaeology
University of California, San Diego

April 6, 2021


March 2021

Neourgia: The Restoration of Icons in the Premodern World

Byzantine Dialogues - Episode 6

Ivan Drpić,
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair, University of Pennsylvania

March 23, 2021


Η ιστορική πινακοθήκη της Ελληνικής Επανάστασης και η διαμόρφωση της εθνικής μνήμης

Χριστίνα Κουλούρη,
Πρύτανις, Πάντειο Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών

*The webinar is in Greek

March 9, 2021


February 2021

Byzantine Intellectuals having Fun in Justinianic Constantinople

Byzantine Dialogues - Episode 5

Alexander Alexakis,
Professor of Byzantine Philology at the University of Ioannina

February 2, 2021


January 2021

A Prosperous Realm Beyond Borders: Byzantine-Islamic Trade in the Early Middle Ages, 9th-11th Centuries

Byzantine Dialogues - Episode 4

Koray Durak,
Associate Professor, Department of History, Bogazici University
Vice-director of Byzantine Studies Research Center, Istanbul

January 26, 2021


Monuments for 1821: Fruitless Proposals for a Panhellenic Heroon

Δώρα Φ. Μαρκάτου,
τ. Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια Πανεπιστημίου Ιωαννίνων

* The webinar is in Greek

January 19, 2021


The Organization of Constantinople - Οργάνωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως

Αικατερίνη Μπούρα,
Πρόεδρος των Φίλων της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης

Νατάσα Λαιμού,
Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London

* The webinar is in Greek

January 12, 2021


November 2020

Eustathios of Thessaloniki on Homer and Excellent Oratory

Byzantine Dialogues - Episode 3

Baukje van den Berg,
Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies at Central European University (Vienna)

November 24, 2020


The Red Monastery Church (Upper Egypt): Its Significance and Conservation

Byzantine Dialogues - Episode 2

Elizabeth S. Bolman,
Professor in the Liberal Arts, Case Western Reserve University"

November 10, 2020


October 2020

"Byzantine Literature. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About It (But Were Afraid to Ask)"

Byzantine Dialogues - Episode 1

Stratis Papaioannou,
Professor of Byzantine Philology at the University of Crete

October 20, 2020


June 2020

"Museums, Society, and the Public Interest"


Daniel Weiss, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 26, 2020


"Gender, Cultural Elites and the Cold War in Greece. A Case Study Approach Based on the Life and Work of Alison Frantz and Ekaterini Myrivili"


Despina Lalaki, M. Alison Frantz Fellow, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

June 2, 2020


October 2019

"Spolia: Programmatic, Enigmatic, Problematic"

Dale Kinney, Bryn Mawr

October 29, 2019


"Εκδήλωση για τα 50 χρόνια από τον θάνατο του Στράτη Μυριβήλη"

Μάριος Κυπαρίσσης-Μώρος, Παντελής Μπουκάλας, Γιώργος Συρίμης και η Λένα Παπαληγούρα

October 15, 2019



September 2019

“Αναχρησιμοποίηση λίθων. Ναός Παναγίας Γοργοεπηκόου”

Manolis Korres, Academy of Athens

September 10, 2019



June 2019

"When Hollywood Came to Greece: Spyros Skouras and the Politics of Cine-Antiquity"

Konstantinos Nikoloutsos, Saint Joseph's University

June 25, 2019



May 2019

"Dressing Empire: Ottoman Costume Albums and Transculturation"

Elisabeth Fraser, University of South Florida

May 28, 2019



March 2019

"Ο Ρόλος των Ελλήνων στη Διαμόρφωση της Σύγχρονης Αιγύπτου 19ος-20ος αιώνες"

Αλέξανδρος Κιτροέφ, Haverford College - Πενσυλβάνια

March 12, 2019



November 2018

"The Glittering Sound of Imperial Violence: The Music for the Feast of the Exaltation on the Cross of Hagia Sophia"

Bissera V. Pentcheva, Professor of Art History, Stanford University

November 29, 2018


"Celebrating the 550th anniversary of George Castriot Skanderbeg’s death"

Dr. Machi Paizi-Apostolopoulou, Research Director Εmerita, Institute of Historical Studies, National Hellenic Research Foundation
Dr. Dorian Koçi, Director of the National Historical Museum of Albania

November 6, 2018



May 2018

"Diving into the Wreck - The Antikythera Mechanism, Lord Byron_s Last Days, Tear Gas in the Lyceum, a Poetry Reading"

Dr. Scot McKendrick, Head of Western Heritage Collections, British Library

May 2, 2018


April 2018

37th Annual Walton Lecture - “English Collectors of Greek Manuscripts at the British Library: Lord Guilford and Anthony Askew”

Dr. Scot McKendrick, Head of Western Heritage Collections, British Library

April 24, 2018


March 2018

“Found in Τranslation”

A panel discussion with Karen Van Dyck, Alicia E. Stallings and Fr. John Raffan.

Haris Vlavianos - moderator of the discussion

March 27, 2018

"Making a Byzantine Holy Land. The Impact of Monastic Activity in the Mazi Plain, Attica"

Fotini Kondyli, University of Virginia

March 6, 2018


January 2018

"Συρία. Ιστορία, άνθρωποι, μνημεία"

Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου, Γιώργος Μαγγίνης, Μαρία Φακίδη & Ντόρα Μηναΐδη

January 23, 2018


November 2017

"70 Χρόνια Fulbright στην Ελλάδα «Παιδεία και Ανάπτυξη» "

Γιάννης Στουρνάρας, Ευαγγελία Κουνέλη, Δημήτρης Α. Σωτηρόπουλος

November 15, 2017

"The Enigma of Cappadocia"

Robert Ousterhout, University of Pennsylvania

November 7, 2017


April 2017

"Thirty-Sixth Annual Walton Lecture - The Colonel’s Dictatorship: the View from London"

Richard Clogg, Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford

April 25, 2017


March 2017

"Visualising 500 Years of Circulation of Greek Incunabula in European and American Collections"

Dr. Cristina Dondi, Oakeshott Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities, Lincoln College, Univ. of Oxford, Secretary of the CERL

March 21, 2017


November 2016

"History in Tune: The Ottoman Music Tradition"

Panagiotis Poulos, Lecturer at the Dept. of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Okan Murat Öztürk, Associate Professor at the Başkent University, Ankara on "Describing Any Melody: Makam Knowledge in the Ottoman Musical Writings"

November 28, 2016

"Ακολουθίες Αγίων και Χάρτινες Εικόνες"

Αναστασία Τούρτα, Επίτιμη Διευθύντρια του Μουσείου Βυζαντινού Πολιτισμού και Διευθύντρια του Ευρωπαϊκού Κέντρου Βυζαντινών και Μεταβυζαντινών Μνημείων, και ο Κρίτων Χρυσοχοΐδης, Ομότιμος Διευθυντής Ερευνών στο Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών

November 18, 2016


October 2016

"History in Shadows: Shadow Theater Venues and Audiences in Greece and Turkey"

Prof. Serdar Öztürkr , Department of Radio Television and Cinema, Faculty of Communication in Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

October 18, 2016

"Fairy Tale Logic: The Philosophy of Mythology through the Eyes of Poetry"

Ginger F. Zaimis, Arts and Literary Chair (Greece) for the International Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, The Library of Alexandria.

October 4, 2016


September 2016

"Glimpses of the Past in the Cultural Expressions of Greece and Turkey - Session I"

History in Motion: Relating the Past through Cinema and Televized Serials
Yannis Papadopoulos & Thanassis Agathos, “Byzantium in Greek Cinema and Television”

September 20, 2016


June 2016

"The Flora Graeca before Sibthorp"

Dr. Alain Touwaide, Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions

June 30, 2016


April 2016

"Flora Graeca Sibthorpiana and the botanical exploration of Greece"

Arne Strid, Professor emeritus, former Director of the Göteborg Botanical Garden

April 18, 2016


February 2016

"Murder on Black Mountain: Love and Death on a Nineteenth Century Greek Island"

Thomas W. Gallant, University of California San Diego

February 23, 2016

35th Annual Lecture: "The Peacock and the Basket, the Marble and the Brick. Architectural ornaments and their materiality in a transcultural perspective. Constantinople to Bukhara (6th to 10th century)"

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf Director, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut

February 16, 2016


November 2015

"Βλέμματα εκ του μακρόθεν: Άγιον Όρος και γυναίκες της Δύσεως,1880-1980"

Veronica della Dora, Chair of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

November 10, 2015


June 2015

"The Ottoman Monuments of Athens"

Machiel Kiel

June 2,  2015


May 2015

35th Annual Lecture in Ηonor of Francis R. Walton: "The Mystic Lettrist 'Abd al-Rahman al-Bistami and the Origins of Ottoman Historical Consciousness"

Cornell Fleischer, Kanuni Suleyman Professor, Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies, University of Chicago

May 5, 2015


February 2015

“Dodwell and Ottoman Athens, 1805”

John Camp II, Director of the Athenian Agora Excavations, ASCSA; Stavros Niarchos Professor of Classics, Randolph-Macon College

February 10, 2015


January 2015

Ιστορίες Μαγείας από το Βυζάντιο στην Ευρώπη

Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina

January 13, 2015


October 2014

Χαρτογραφία και Ιατρική “στον απόηχο του χρόνου και του χώρου”. Διδάγματα από την Ιστορία

Dr. Panayotis N. Soucacos

October 14, 2014

Voice, Signature, Mask: The Byzantine Author

Stratis Papaioannou, Associate Professor of Classics, Brown University and 2014-15 Whitehead Professor, ASCSA

October 9, 2014


May 2014

“The Alternative Archaeologies of Eva Palmer Sikelianos”

Artemis Leontis, Associate Professor of Modern Greek, University of Michigan

06, 2014



February 2014

Επισκέπτες και Αναγνώστες στη Λαυρεντιανή Βιβλιοθήκη

Paschalis Kitromilides, Prof. of Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

February 18, 2014


January 2014

“Η χαρτογραφία του Κλαύδιου Πτολεμαίου”

Άρτεμις Σκούταρη, Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

January 28, 2014


November 2013

“Το πάθος με το γράψιμο. Μια εκδήλωση για το Βαγγέλη Ραπτόπουλο και το Αρχείο του"

Βασίλης Βασιλικός, Αλέξης Ζήρας, Αλέξης Πανσέληνος & Βαγγέλης Ραπτόπουλος

November 12, 2013


October 2013

Reconfiguring Constantinople: Story Spaces & Storied Imperial Places in the Madrid Skylitzes MSS

Elena Boeck, Associate Professor of Art History, DePaul University

October 7, 2013


May 2013

Ελληνική φιλοσοφία στην αυλή του Μωάμεθ Β΄

Μαρία Μαυρουδή, University of California, Berkeley

May 29, 2013


April 2013

"Presentation of the Elias Venezis Archive"

Anna Venezi Kosmetatou (Venezis' daughter), Takis Theodoropoulos (Writer), Demetra Papaconstantinou (Demos Fellow) and Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan (Doreen Canaday Spitzer Archivist) will present the Elias Venezis' archive.

April 9, 2013

"St. Luke and the Icon of the Virgin Kykkotissa in Cyprus"

Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University

April 2, 2013

March 2013

"Αρχείο Κωνσταντίνου Βοβολίνη - Μεγάλο Ελληνικό Βιογραφικό Λεξικό"

Stathis Kalyvas, Kostas Kostis, Antonis Papagiannidis

March 11, 2013

February 2013

"Ο Ιωάννης Γεννάδιος και οι καλές τέχνες"

Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου, Διευθύντρια Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης

February 20, 2013

"Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire: A New Web-Based Resource”

Nicholas de Lange, Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Cambridge

February 13, 2013


January 2013

“The 1923 Exchange of Populations. An Ongoing Debate”"

George Mavrogordatos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Ayhan T. Aktar, Istanbul Bilgi University

January 15, 2013

December 2012

“The Norton Anthology of Greek Poetry: Translations, Anthologies and their Critical Excess”

Karen Van Dyck, Fulbright Fellow and Professor at Columbia University

December 11, 2012

"Mapping the Ancient Environment: The Contribution of Manuscripts and Texts"

Alain Touwaide, Smithsonian Institution

December 3, 2012

October 2012

32nd Walton Lecture: “1453: How Important Was It?”

Molly Greene, Princeton University

October 30, 2012

May 2012

31st Walton Lecture: “Nectar and Illusion: Art, Nature, and Rhetoric in Byzantium.”

Henry Maguire (Johns Hopkins University)
May 8, 2012

“Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece.”

Artemis Cooper (Biographer)
May 24, 2012

April 2012

“Mr. Turkey Goes to Turkey. How a Dutch Diplomat Wined and Dined in 18th-century Constantinople.”

Joanita Vroom, University of Amsterdam
April 3, 2012

March 2012

“Αντίσταση και Εμφύλιος: Διερευνώντας μία δύσκολη διαπλοκή.”

Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
March 13, 2012

February 2012

“Financial Crisis! Economic Lessons from Ancient Athens.”

Edward E. Cohen, University of Pennsylvania
February 7, 2012

January 2012

“Forging Byzantine Animals: Manuel Philes in Renaissance France.”

Glenn A. Peers, University of Texas at Austin
January 31, 2012

November 2011

“Λογοτεχνία και τεχνολογία.”

Vassilis Vassilikos (Author)
November 29, 2011

October 2011

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης. Στοιχεία μιας ποιητικής ταυτότητας

Ioulita Iliopoulou, Gennadius Library
October 18, 2011

Exploring Greek Manuscripts in the Gennadius Library

Gennadius Library
October 11, 2011

April 2011

The Americans and the Greeks, 1949-1959: Intervention and Modernization

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, University of Athens
April 12, 2011

March 2011

30th Annual Walton Lecture: “Kings, Princes and Powers: Venizelos and Dilemmas of National Revival”

Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith, King’s College London
March 29, 2011

January 2011

Η Ελλάδα του Ortelius μέσα από τους χάρτες της Συλλογής Σαμούρκα

George Tolias, National Hellenic Research Foundation
January 20, 2011