The Society of Kytherian Studies is a non profit society based in Athens.
It was established in 1982 (Athens Court ruling 1386/82) and registered in the Associations Record of Athens (no. 11151/27.7.82).
Telephone numbers: 210-3838190, 210-3844915 fax: 210-3829004, 210-3844915.
A) Research in any subject related to Kythera and Antikythera
B) The dissemination of the findings of this research.
C) The preservation of monuments of art, history and literature
D) Providing moral support to individuals or organizations whose work corresponds with the purposes and aims of the Association.
A) Regular members: Scientists and scholars with an origin in Kythera and Antikythera and who reside in the area of the former Jurisdiction of the Capital, as well as scientists whose expertise and fields of interest can facilitate the Association to accomplish its aims.
B) Honourary members: Individuals who have provided decisive help in the Association’s efforts.
C) Corresponding members: Kytherian scientists living outside the region of the former area of the Jurisdiction of the Capital.
Note: Regular members of the Association amounted to 129 on 31/12/2002. Honourary members and corresponding members numbered 4 and 11 respectively.
The activities of the Society include:
1. Scientific publications and other scholarly work
2. Support of archaeological research on Kythera & Antikythera
3. Support of the historical archive of Kythera
4. Preservation and restoration of monuments
6. Other activities (museum visits, lectures, excursions, guided tours)
To the left of this text you will find a list of documents submitted by the Society of Kytherian Studies.
submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 12.11.2016
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Books Available from the Society of Kytherian Studies
1. Kytherian Anthology. Various contributors. Price: €14
2. History of Kythera, Volumes A and B. Panayiotis Tsitsilias. Price: €15
3. The Kytherians of Smyrni and the Lost Homelands. Emmanuel ...
submitted by Nicholas Petrochilos on 04.05.2007
and for the book, Katsehamos and the Great Idea.
To be held at the Cyprus Club, West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on Sunday 15th April, 2007.
Written, April 8th, 2007
Η Εταιρεία Κυθηραϊκών Μελετών διατηρεί, ύστερα από τις ζωηρές και πλούσιες αναμνήσεις του Προέδρου της καθηγητή Νίκου Πετρόχειλου που επισκέφθηκε ...
submitted by Nicholas Petrochilos on 19.10.2006
Addressing the audience at the Conference
In an era stigmatized by aloofness and indifference, lacking in visionary initiative and passion, deficient in inspirational and intellectual activities, without hope and expectation for a brighter and more promising future, visionaries such as Elias Marselos, follow a steady course lead by an immutable faith in their dream. Such people who do not just follow their visions blindly and hopelessly, but pursue them where the future of the ...
submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 02.06.2006
A great success
The 8th International Panionian Conference (PI 8) held in Kythera from the 21st to the 25th of May 2006 was a great success. President of the Society of Kytherian Studies, who was also the President of the Organising Committee of the 8th International Panionian Conference, Prof. Nikos Petrochilos, proved himself to be both an exceptional organiser and an extremely good host to all the participants who attended ...
submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 11.02.2006
The Society of Kytherian Studies is organising the 8th International Panionian Conference to be held in Kythera from 21-31 May 2006.
This prestigious conference is being held for the very first time on Kythera and will bring to the island more than 200 academics, writers and speakers who will cover many of the following areas of interest to Kythera and the Ionian Islands:
1. Archaeology: archaeological research, protection &
restoration of ...
submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 07.02.2006
Preparations for the 8th International Panionian Conference began when the 7th Panionian Conference, staged on the island of Lefkada ceased, in May 2002.
The four subsequent preparatory years have not easy. The main difficulty consisted not only in securing the money to fund the Conference, but also in the fact that the small island of Kythera had not, to date, organized such a large scale international conference. 280 scholars from various parts of the world will participate ...
submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 13.10.2007
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submitted by O Kosmos on 07.11.2005
Published in O Kosmos, Sydney, Australia, Thursday 3 November, 2005. p.25.
Kytherian Professor's visit to Australia an enormous success.
Professor Nikos Petrochilos, was invited to visit Australia by the Kytherian Association of Australia. The Association was aided by funds from the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust.
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Professor Nikos Petrochilos, and ...
submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 14.10.2005
in the Petrochilos visit to Australia, Tuesday 18th October 2005 - Thursday 3rd November, 2005.
Nikos Petrochilos, Biography and Achievements
Society of Kytherian ...
submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 11.10.2005
On October 17th, 2005, Prof. Nikos Petrochilos, former President of the Association of Kytherian Professors and of the National Theatre of Greece, as well as active President of the Society of Kytherian Studies, will visit the main cities of Australia. Dr. Petrochilos will speak to Kytherian audiences about the accomplishments of the Society of Kytherian Studies and will give several lectures in Australian Universities. He will remain in Australia until November 3rd, 2005.
submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 18.10.2015
Board of Directors
(2010 - 2012)
President: Nikos K. Petrochilos
1st Vice President: Emmanuel P. Kalligeros
2nd Vice President: Kaiti Aroni-Tsihli
General Secretary: Gabriel N. Nikiforakis
Treasurer: Georgios P. Kassimatis
Georgios N. Leontsinis
Charalambos A. Sougiannis
President: Nikos ...
submitted by Society of Kytherian Studies on 19.08.2005
Great Benefactor: Charalambos Kritharis
The Association has been financially assisted by many sponsors. The main ones are:
Greek Bottling Company SA (3E).
Trifyllio Foundation of Athens
Foundation of the Hellenic World
Nik.A Aronis Trust Fund
Athenian Brewery SA
Asvestopoia K. Raikos S.A.
Commercial Bank of Greece
Bank of ...
Over the years, the Association has organized a series of events such as lectures, excursions and guided tours of museums. The aim was the cultivation of the people that participated and observed these events, and also to inform Kytherians on subjects dealing with history, the environment, literature, folklore and to acquaint them with museums and places where Hellenism (Greek culture) had thrived in the past. The excursions, organized so far by the Association, to places where Hellenism grew and ...
Aware of the dangers the fossils, discovered in the region of Ammoutses in Friligianika, are exposed to, the Association is in the process of securing the necessary land in the area in order to safeguard the fossil remains of a cetacean, with the ultimate aim to build a Museum of Natural History which will house and protect, retrieved or yet to be discovered, fossils.
The Association is aiding the V. Haros Foundation - in the process of being established - to set up and operate the Engraving Museum which will house works by the great Kytherian engraver, that were donated to the Foundation, as well as works by other engravers, in the building of the old Elementary School of Milopotamos. The aim is to make this a place of study and to promote new engravers.
The Association not only assisted experts in their studies dealing with Kythera, but also libraries and universities with its own publications. It has also backed cultural events in Kythera. More specifically, it:
A) assisted G. Danamos, Th. Komninos, A. Yiannitsaros and Th. Koukoulis in their research and studies concerning Kythera;
B) dispatched books to schools in Kythera, the Historical Archive of Kythera, the Potamos Philharmonic, members of Parliament of the Piraeus ...
The Committee of the N. Aronis (Australia) Trust Fund granted the sum of Aus$30,000 as an award to the three most original works dealing with Kythera. The Association set up a committee of academics to examine the appropriate subjects and assigned the studies to Antonios Bartzokas ‘Paleontology of Kythera’, Emmanuel Drakakis ‘Emmanuel Kassimatis, notary of Kythera (1560-1580’ and Despina Damianou ‘Myths, legends and traditions of the Kytherian people’. The first two of these studies have ...
The Association participates in scientific conferences related to Kythera. Through one of its delegates, it observed the 6th Pan Ionic Conference in Zakynthos (Zante) in 1997 and the 7th Pan Ionic Conference in Lefkada (2002), at which its president, professor Nikos Petrochilos, secured the success of the Association’s bid to organize the 8th Pan Ionic Conference ( scheduled for 2006).
The Association participated in the 1st International Conference of Kytherian Studies that was ...
The Association of Kytherian Studies also includes among its objectives, the publication of books related to Kythera and especially its history. The Association’s publishing activity began in 1987 and has so far covered a significant range of topics. The Association’s books promote the local culture of Kythera and aims to publicize sources of local history along with other subjects related to literature, folklore, scientific research, traditions and the island’s local dialect. Apart from books, ...
The most important aspect of the Society's work centers around its publications on Kythera and Antikythera.
The Association’s publishing activity began in 1987 and has so far covered a significant range of topics. The Association’s books promote the local culture of Kythera and aim to publicize sources of local history along with other subjects related to literature, folklore, scientific research, traditions and the island’s local dialect.
Apart from books, - ...
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