11th Alpha Bank Historical Archives Academic Meeting

The Alpha Bank Historical Archives successfully held the 11th Academic History Meeting, titled “War and the formation of the Greek State, 19th – 21st century”. The Meeting took place on September 28 and 29, 2018, in Corfu, at the Old Fortress in the General State Archives building.

The Meeting focused on the impact of war and war preparations on the formation of the Greek state, a matter of particular interest since Greece’s defaults have often been attributed to war expenses.

Greek and foreign distinguished academics and researchers, representing a broad spectrum of social sciences and humanities, participated in the Meeting, namely: Nikolaos Anastasopoulos from the University of Ioannina, Thanasis Barlagiannis from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Konstantina Botsiou from the University of the Peloponnese, Zisis Fotakis from the Hellenic Naval Academy, Basil Gounaris from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Andreas Kakridis from the Bank of Greece Historical Archives, Stathis Kalyvas from the University of Oxford, Nikos Karapidakis from the Ionian University and the General State Archives of Greece, Georgios Kazamias from the University of Cyprus, Christos Kollias from the University of Thessaly, Lena Korma from the École française d'Athènes, Siniša Malešević from University College Dublin, Demetrios Malesis from the Hellenic Army Academy, Nikolaos Papanastasiou from the University of Athens, Tasos Sakellaropoulos from the Benaki Museum Historical Archives, Yannis Voulgaris from Panteion University and Stelios Zachariou from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Advisor to the Alpha Bank Management Konstantinos Kostis and Andromachi Theodoropoulou from the Alpha Bank Historical Archives participated on behalf of the Bank.

The Bank offered participants a full hospitality package, which included a guided tour of the permanent Exhibition at the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank in Corfu and a tour of the General State Archives – Corfu Prefecture Archives.

This year’s Conference is the second in a series of international conferences which are carried out by the Historical Archives and delve into the performance of the Greek state in different sectors, from its foundation to this day.