«Οι Λεβαντίνοι: Ταυτότητες και Κληρονομιά»

«Οι Λεβαντίνοι:
Ταυτότητες και Κληρονομιά»

Στις 2-3 Νοεμβρίου 2018, το Ίδρυμα «Levantine Heritage» θα πραγματοποιήσει το 3ο διεθνές του συνέδριο «Οι Λεβαντίνοι: Ταυτότητες και Κληρονομιά» στην Αθήνα.
Είχαν προηγηθεί τα συνέδρια-διασκέψεις του στην Κωνσταντινούπολη το 2014 και το Λονδίνο το 2016.

Το συνέδριο αυτό θα παρουσιάσει τους «Λεβαντίνους / Levantines» σε ελληνικό και διεθνές κοινό (ακαδημαϊκούς και μη ακαδημαϊκούς) και θα απεικονίσει τον ρόλο τους στην διαμόρφωση της σύγχρονης Ελλάδας.
Θα δοθεί έμφαση στις πτυχές του κόσμου των Λεβαντίνων και των σύνθετων κοινωνικο-οικονομικών τους δικτύων, που δημιούργησαν στρώματα κοινωνικών, πολιτιστικών, πολιτικών και υλικών ανταλλαγών με αντηχήσεις που διαρκούν μέχρι σήμερα.

Cotsen Hall / Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη.

Day 1 - Friday 2 November

09.30 Welcome by LHF Chairman, Quentin Compton-Bishop
Opening remarks by Professor Jenifer Neils, Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

10.00 - 11.00 Keynote speech: The Challenges of Pluralism
Paschalis M. Kitromilides, Professor and Director of the Centre of Asia Minor Studies, Athens

11.30 - 13.00 Session 1 – Dignitaries in the Levantine World (chair: Axel Corlu)
11.30 Greeks in the service of the Republic of Venice. Venetian Consuls in the Ottoman Empire (1670-1715)
Umberto Signori (State University of Milan)

11.50 Merchant office holders in 18th century Levantine trade. Non-business profit-seeking mechanisms, power politics and Levantine identity
Despina Vlami (Academy of Athens)

12.10 The Consulate of the Septinsular Republic (1800-07) in the Dardanelles and Ionian shipping in Constantinople and the Black Sea in the beginning of the 19th century
Gerassimos Pagratis (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens)

12.30 Levantines and the British Consular Service
Lucia Patrizio Gunning (University College London)

14.00 - 15.30
Session 2 – Networks, Families and Institutions (chair: Sophia Laiou)
14.00 The German Teutonia Club and its role as a cultural hub of the Levantines in pre-World War 1 Istanbul
Richard Wittman (Orient-Institut, Istanbul)

14.20 The sports activity of the English Commercial School “Barkshire” in Smyrna and Athens
Andreas Baltas (Panteion University, Athens)

14.40 The Durighellos: three generations of consuls, merchants and antiquarians in the Levant
Elisabeth Fontan (Musée du Louvre, Paris) and Michel Klat (independent researcher, London)

15.00 The Baltazzi family and rural change in Western Anatolia in the Late Ottoman Empire
Önder Eren Akgül (Georgetown University, USA)

16.00 - 17.30
Session 3 – The role of Religion and Interreligious connections (chair: Philip Mansel)
16.00 The Catholic bishops and their community on the Island of Syros and the Ottoman authorities
Elias Kolovos (University of Crete)

16.20 A Muslim ayan and his Christian partner: interreligious economic cooperation in Smyrna in the beginning of the 19th century
Sophia Laiou (Ionian University, Corfu)

16.40 A visit to an invisible community: the Protestant Greeks of Asia Minor in the late Ottoman Empire
Gülen Göktürk (Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey)

17.00 American Protestantism, Greek Orthodoxy and Greece’s Megali Idea: Evolution of the relationship between American Protestant missionaries and Greek Orthodox throughout the 19th century
Ahmet Gençturk (Tor Vergata University of Rome)

17.30 - 18.30
Roundtable – Searching the Family Past / Family Portraits (coordinator: Quentin Compton-Bishop)

17.30 Exploring the Murat Levantine identity
Joseph Nicholas Murat
Anastasia: Speaking her silence
Şebnem Şenyener
The unknown story of a painter: Mario Prassinos (1916-1985)
Seza Sinanlar Uslu

Day 2 – Saturday 3 November

09.30 - 10.30
Keynote speech: Greeks and Levantines in Egypt: Parallel Lives
Alexander Kitroeff, Haverford College, USA
10.30 - 11.00
Book presentation: The Smyrna Quay – Tracing a symbol of Progress and Splendour
Achilleas Chatziconstantinou and George Poulimenos

11.30 - 13.00
Session 4 – Levantine Identities – Who/what is a Levantine? (chair: Despina Vlami)
11.30 The Levantins – an Italian word
Jérôme Muniglia de’ Giustiniani (independent researcher, France)

11.50 Through the eyes of a Levantine: Hieronymo Giustiniani’s manuscript on Genoese Chios
Ioanna Koukounis (Independent researcher, Athens)

12.10 The Levantine in the eyes of the ‘Levantine’: Jacqueline Kahanoff between Levant and the West
David Tal (University of Calgary, Canada)

12.30 Levantine Identities in Eric Ambler’s ‘The Mask of Dimitrios and The Light of Day’
Nagihan Haliloğlu (Ibn Haldun University, Turkey)

14.00 - 15.30
Session 5 – Cosmopolitan cities in transition (chair: Andreas Bouroutis)
14.00 Salonica, Jerusalem of the Balkans
Philip Mansel (Institute of Historical Research, London)

14.20 Cosmopolitan Athens: the communities of western Europeans in Athens 1800-1920 Nikos Potamianos (Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas)

14.40 Smyrna in the wartime: End of October 1914 – September 8th, 1922
Hervé Georgelin (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens)

15.00 The network of the Bank of Athens in the Levant, 1893-1930@ Urban and architectural aspects
Vilma Hastaoglou-Martinidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

16.00 - 17.30
Session 6 – Levantines in a post-Ottoman world (chair: Dimitris Kamouzis)
Between the Levant and the League: Thanassis Aghnides and the Greco-Turkish population exchange
Haakon Ikonomou (Aarhus University, Denmark)

16.20 The role of Malta following the Smyrna humanitarian crisis of 1922
Giorgio Peresso (Malta)

Uncertain legal status: Rise and fall of Turkey’s Levantine community
Giordano Altarozzi (Petro Maior University, Romania) and Iulia-Alexandra Oprea (Sapienza University of Rome)

17.00 The murder of Léonard Calomati and the end of the Levantine presence in Chios
Vassilis Ayiannidis (Chios)

17.30 Levantine Unions socializing event (coordinator: Craig Encer)
18.00 Izmir Levantine Union, Istanbul Levantine Union, LHF, Hellenic Levantine Union. Discussion on challenges, collaborations and synergies
Levantine Recollections: an interview by Philip Mansel

In November 2018, the Levantine Heritage Foundation will hold its third international conference, “The Levantines: Identities and Heritage” in Athens. Building upon the success of our earlier conferences in Istanbul in 2014 and London in 2016, this conference will introduce the Levantines to a Greek and international audience (academics and nonacademics) and illustrate their role in the shaping of modern Greece. Emphasis will be given to the aspects of the Levantine world and its complex socio-economic networks which gave rise to layers of social, cultural, political, and material exchanges with resonances lasting till today.

ΛΕΞΕΙΣ-ΚΛΕΙΔΙΑ: Λεβαντινοι, Λεβαντε, Κωνσταντινουπολη, Λονδινο, Κιτρομιλλιδης, Κεντρο Μικρασιατικων Σπουδων, ΚΜΣ, Κιτροεφ
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