“Souvenir of Asia Minor,” courtesy of Themis Ragias.
March 31, 2022

A Civilizing Hellas?

Debating the Colonial Dimensions of the Asia Minor Campaign
While the Greek military campaign in Asia Minor was often described at the time as a colonial endeavor by its domestic and international critics, subsequent study has rarely placed it in a larger colonial context.

In this seminar Dimitris Antoniou (Columbia University), Efi Gazi (University of the Peloponnese), Kostis Karpozilos (ASKI), Mark Mazower (Columbia University), and Ayşe Ozil (Sabanci University) revisit archival materials to examine Hellenism as an imperial project, responses to Hellenism in Anatolia, and receptions of Greek irredentism by the international left. What is gained by using the lens of colonialism to study the Asia Minor campaign and what are the challenges or shortcomings of such an approach?

This event is co-sponsored by the Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies and Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul.

Part of the University Seminar in Modern Greek Series.


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