The Greek Military Dictatorship: Revisiting a Troubled Past, 1967-1974

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1st webinar of the 2nd Research Webinar Series on Modern Greek Studies organised by the British School at Athens and the Greek Politics Specialist Group
Monday, 6 December 2021, 17:00-18:00 (UK time)
 
The talk will reflect on the military regime’s reactionary, ultra-conservative, repressive and pseudo-modernising attitudes and policies towards education, youth and culture, as well as on the long lasting legacies of this disturbing past. Some of these views draw from the recently published volume The Greek Military Dictatorship: Revisiting a troubled Past, 1967-1974 (Berghahn 2021) edited by Anastasakis and Lagos, which contains a novel and well-researched study of the regime’s domestic and foreign affairs, a haunting period in Greece’ s recent history. To log in click here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5116378459338/WN_ZLf2m3WTT8GSPgE0sAUVrQ
 

Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX); Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College; Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations; Affiliate of the Centre for International Studies; Affiliate of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA); former Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford (July 2012-October 2015). He teaches “South East European politics and European integration” for the OSGA and “EU politics” for the Department of Continuing Education, Oxford. He is currently the Principal Investigator of two research projects: “Greek Diaspora Project at SEESOX”; and the OX/BER funded “Migration Diplomacy and Turkey-EU relations”. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada; Region Head of Europe in Oxford Analytica. He received his BA in Economics from the University of Athens, his MA in Comparative Politics and International Relations from Columbia University, New York and his PhD in Comparative Government from the London School of Economics. He holds additional degrees in French literature and politics from Paris IV and in Spanish literature, history and history of art from the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo.

Katerina Lagos is a Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento and the Director of the CSUS Hellenic Studies Program and Hellenic Studies Center. She is Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, the social sciences book review editor for the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, and also a member of various academic and professional organizations. She received her DPhil from St. Antony’s College, Oxford in modern history. Her research focuses on the Metaxas dictatorship, minorities, and the interwar period. She has published a number of articles and book chapters on these topics and is currently working on a book manuscript on the Metaxas dictatorship and Greek Jewry, 1936-41 (forthcoming, Palgrave).