Academic Meeting of the Historical Archives of Alpha Bank and the Bank of Greece

An Academic Meeting titled “Politics and the State in Greece during the 20th and 21st centuries” took place from October 3 to October 5, 2019, with great success. The Meeting was organized by the Alpha Bank Historical Archives in collaboration with the Historical Archives Section of the Bank of Greece and was hosted at the Alpha Bank Cultural Center in Nafplio.

The Meeting’s scientific coordinators were Mr. Yannis Voulgaris, Emeritus Professor at Panteion University, Kostas Kostis, Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Advisor to the Management of Alpha Bank, and Mr. Sotiris Rizas, Director of Research at the Center for the Study of Modern Greek History of the Academy of Athens.

The purpose of the Meeting was to discuss and propose ways to address the weaknesses in Greek historiography in the field of the State and politics, which despite the constant enrichment with new researches, uses outdated examples in the State issues.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alpha Bank and Ordinary Member of the Academy of Athens, Emeritus Professor Vasileios Th. Rapanos, opened the Meeting. More than 30 scientific presentations were made during the Meeting, in which 40 scientists from educational and research institutions in Greece and abroad took part, representing almost all fields of social sciences – historians, economists, political scientists, sociologists and international law experts.

Presentations were also made from the Professor Kostas Kostis and Andromache Theodoropoulou from the Historical Archives of Alpha Bank.

The Bank offered a complete hospitality program in the participants, which was organized by the Marketing and Public Relations Division – Public Relations and Events.

The Assistant Manager of the Marketing and Public Relations Division Eleni Stergiou and Natalie Sarigiannidi from the same Division, were present on behalf of the Bank. The Bank of Greece was represented by the Director of the Center for Culture, Research and Documentation Mr. Panagiotis Panagakis, the Scientific Director of its Historical Archives Mr. Andreas Kakridis and the Head of Historical Archives Mrs. Antigone Vasilopoulou.