2022-2023 Meetings on “The History of the Political Changeover”
The Alpha Bank Historical Archives are hosting a second series of lectures just before the 50th anniversary of the Political Changeover.
2nd series of lectures
For the 2nd year running, the Alpha Bank Historical Archives are hosting the successful series of meetings on the History of the Political Changeover (Metapolitefsi).
The 1st series of meetings was completed in May 2022. The 12 lectures were delivered in a creative open dialogue environment, fostering audience participation. Our goal is to publish an original collective volume based on these 2 series of lectures, before 2024, which marks 50 years since the Metapolitefsi.
At the beginning of the 1st series, Kostas Kostis, head of the Historical Archives of Alpha Bank and Professor of Economic and Social History at the Department of Economics, University of Athens, noted that the 50 years since the Metapolitefsi “are an opportunity to assess Greece’s achievements, but also its failures in the recent past”.
12 lectures on the Political Changeover in Greece
12 distinguished speakers will present a total of 12 lectures. The 2022-2023 Meetings will also deal with the history of Greece following the political changeover of 1974. However, different aspects will be covered:
- Military expenditures.
- Gender equality.
- Press and magazines.
- Culinary culture.
- Higher education.
- Politics and violence.
The moderators of the series are:
- Kostas Kostis, head of the Historical Archives of Alpha Bank, and Professor of Economic and Social History at the Department of Economics, University of Athens.
- Sotiris Rizas, Director of Research at the Research Centre for the Study of Modern Greek History, Academy of Athens.
- Tasos Sakellaropoulos, historian and head of the Benaki Museum Historical Archives.
The schedule of the Meetings
“History, nation and literature during the Metapolitefsi”
Dimitris Tziovas, Professor Emeritus of Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
“National defence and economy during the Metapolitefsi”
Christos Kollias, Professor of Applied Economics, University of Thessaly
“From patriarchy to post-feminism, with no intermediate stops: the difficult journey towards equality in Greece during the Metapolitefsi”
Antigone Lyberaki, Professor of Economics, Panteion University
“Lifestyle: The news following the Metapolitefsi”
Sissy Alonistiotou, journalist
Vasiliki Georgiadou, Panteion University
“The Greek gastronomy during the Metapolitefsi”
Vasilis Masselos, businessman, journalist
“Pursuing development in post-Metapolitefsi Greece and searching for a new production model in times of multiple crises and technological changes”
Yannis Caloghirou, Professor of Economics of Technology and Industrial Strategy, National Technical University of Athens
“Education, demographics and economy”
Nikos Vettas, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, General Director, Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE)
“The phenomenon of religion during the Metapolitefsi: consistent features and new facts”
Stavros Zoumpoulakis, writer, President of the Board of Trustees, National Library of Greece
“Higher education during the Metapolitefsi: reform or transformation?”
Achilleas Gravanis, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Crete
Apostolis Dimitropoulos, former Secretary General for Higher Education
“Political violence in Greece in times of crisis”
Lamprini Rori, Assistant Professor of Political Analysis, University of Athens
“Public finances during the Metapolitefsi”
Vasileios Rapanos, Ordinary Member, Academy of Athens, Professor Emeritus, University of Athens, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alpha Bank