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2021-2022 Meetings “The History of the Political Changeover”

This year, the Alpha Bank Historical Archives are launching the Meetings on the History of the Political Changeover, jointly hosted with the Benaki Museum.

The 12 lectures, which begin on Tuesday 16 November 2021 will be given every second week at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture (1 Koumbari Street), from 18:00 to 20:00.

The speakers will be academics, university professors, researchers and experts in humanities and social sciences, who will seek to speak from their individual perspectives about the most recent and, in many respects, controversial period in Greece's history.

The cycle opens on 16 November with the lecture “Metapolitefsi. The shaping of a Concept” by Kostas Kostis, Head of the Alpha Bank Historical Archives and Professor of Economic and Social History at the Department of Economics Sciences, University of Athens.

In view of the launch of the lectures, Mr Kostis stated, “The year 2024 marks 50 years since the beginning of the period that we call ‘Metapolitefsi.’ This anniversary is an opportunity to appreciate what Greece has achieved and where it has failed in its recent past. We are confident that ‘Meetings’, the new series of lectures we are launching together with the Benaki Museum, will be a fruitful and constructive occasion for reflection and dialogue regarding this period of our history.”

The coordinators of the Meetings cycle of lectures, scheduled to be completed in late May 2024, are Kostas Kostis, Sotiris Rizas (Modern Greek History Research Centre of the Academy of Athens) and Tassos Sakellaropoulos (Historical Archives of the Benaki Museum).

According to the public health protocols currently in force, admission to the Museum requires presentation of a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 infection within the last 6 months.