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Organized on the occasion of the bicentenary in 2021 of the Greek War of Independence, this symposium brings together scholars from the international community whose research explores the War of Independence from different – Greek, Ottoman, and international – perspectives, the intellectual climate that preceded and surrounded it, and the event’s global resonance from 1821 to the present.

Event details of 1821-2021. Revisiting the Greek War of Independence: Intellectual Landscape and Global Resonances
Date 20 May 2022
Time 09:00 -17:00
Location University Library
Room Doelenzaal
Organised by Prof. dr. Maria Boletsi

The symposium is an occasion for revisiting the War of Independence from a variety of angles and presenting unpublished material from the Ottoman archives, Eastern and Western Europe that may shed new light on this event’s resonances within and beyond Greece. For the full program of the Symposium, please see here.


Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies (held by prof. dr. Maria Boletsi); Department of Modern Greek Language & Culture, University of Amsterdam; Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation. Under the aegis of the Embassy of Greece.


The event is held on site but can also be attended online through zoom.

To attend the event on site, register by sending an email to:

To attend the event online through zoom, register here:


University Library

Room Doelenzaal

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam