Dr Peter Frankopan to present the first lecture in the Potamianos inaugural lecture series on October 7 at Cotsen Hall

Dr Peter Frankopan, bestselling and award-winning author of The Silk Roads and professor of world history at Oxford University, will present the first of his three-part lecture series, “Global Greece: A History”, at 7 p.m. EST (Greece) /noon EDT (United States) at Cotsen Hall on the American School’s Athens Campus. The conference will also be webcast live on ascsa.edu.gr/livestream and simultaneously broadcast in Greek. Guests attending Cotsen Hall must wear masks and present valid COVID-19 vaccination certificates or illness certificates along with their ID. Please visit ascsa.edu.gr for more information.

About “World Greece: A History” Conferences

In her three lectures for the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series (“Greece: the beginnings,” “Greece: Legacy, “and”Greece: Futures “), Dr Frankopan will examine the role Greece and Greek culture, literature and language have played out for over two and a half millennia. However, rather than exploring the familiar and limited Mediterranean context, he will discuss it from a global perspective, allowing for a better understanding of both world history and Greece himself. The second and third lectures will be presented in Washington DC, to March 16, 2022, and New York City to May 10, 2022.

About the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series

Established in june 2020, the Thalia Potamianos Annual Lecture Series seeks to create a stimulating environment to attract both the academic community and the general public to the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Each year, a highly distinguished and internationally renowned scholar is selected to conduct research and develop programs on a subject relevant to the Gennadius Library. The research will conclude with a minimum of three annual public lectures, which will be given in Athens and United States.

This program is 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 prominent Greek physician, scholar and philanthropist.

SOURCE American School of Classical Studies at Athens

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