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18742: Kytherian Presentations - Galore!!!

submitted by John Fardoulis on 15.03.2011


Hello,
We've organised lots of talks in Sydney during March, April, May and June.

There are three archaeology presentations at Sydney University, one each month in March, April & May.

Two of these are free, but seats are limited - so book early.

A flyer with all details is available here:
http://www.krg.org.au/archaeology-talks-march-may.pdf (3.2mb)

Emanuel John Comino AM J.P is presenting a talk, outlining an “Overview and the Latest Developments” regarding a 30 year campaign (1981 - 2011) for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles.
This is on Wednesday, June 1st.

A flyer is here: http://www.krg.org.au/parthenon-marbles-talk.pdf (0.7mb)


Thanks!

John Fardoulis

john.fardoulis (at) gmail.com


Details are as follow;
Date: Wed, March 30th
Topic: We Dig Kythira

Outline: A case study of how community supported archaeological projects can work in Greece, with specific details of excavations that took place on the Greek island of Kythera in July 2010.
What volunteering is like and detailed plans regarding Season II to take place in July this year will also be presented in detail.

Main Speaker: John Fardoulis, with special guest Dr Stavros Paspalas, Deputy Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, visiting from Greece.

Who Should Attend:
* Anyone who loves Kythera
* Potential volunteers who want to participate in archaeological excavations in July.
* History buffs or anyone with an interest in exploration, adventure, ancient civilisations or archaeology.
* Academics, teachers, students, members of community groups, Hellenic committees.
* Anyone planning on being in Kythera/Greece during July.

RSVP: By March 23rd is essential.
Please note: positions may be filled prior. Email john.fardoulis (at) gmail.com or call Kathy Samios on 02 9349 1849 ASAP to reserve a seat.
Location: Sydney University
Cost: Free

Date: Wed, April 20th
Topic: Ancient Andros Revealed: the Context of the Australian Excavations at Zagora
Speaker: Dr Stavros Paspalas, Deputy Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, visiting from Greece

Outline: Zagora has long been recognized both by archaeologists and historians as a key site in the study the Early Iron Age Aegean. Frequent use has been made of the excavation material published to date in reconstructions of life in eighth-century Greece and the social and political history of the era.

Who Should Attend:
* Hellenes and Philhellenes
* History buffs or anyone with an interest in exploration, adventure, ancient civilisations or archaeology.
* Academics, teachers, students, members of community groups, Hellenic committees.
* Those with origins from Andros and surrounding regions.

RSVP: (02) 9351 2812 or nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
Location: Nicholson Museum. Sydney University
Cost: $30 or $20 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum

Date: Wed, May 25th
Topic: Antikythera: Ancient Pirate’s Lair and/or Persian Naval Base?
Via internet presentation from Athens (in English).

Outline: Antikythera, also known as Aegila, Aigylos, Aigialeia and Aigilia during antiquity is a small island is located in the middle of significant Mediterranean shipping lanes. A great deal of conflict is
associated with the island during antiquity, both militarily and involving pirates.
Inscriptions and archaeological evidence suggests that the island was fortified with financial subsidies from the Persian Empire, in their attempt to attack Alexander the Great from the back during the second half of the 4th century BC.
The heavily fortified city (with 9 metre high walls) was founded during a time of hostility, including the demise of the Persian Empire and emergence of Hellenistic kingdoms, with this not only changing Greek, but also world history.
Speaker: Archaeologist Aris Tsaravopoulos from the 26th Ephorate of Classic & Prehistoric Antiquities, Ministry of Culture, Greece

Who Should Attend:
* Anyone who loves Kythera
* Hellenes & Philhellenes
* History buffs or anyone with an interest in exploration, adventure, ancient civilisations or archaeology.
* Academics, teachers, students, members of community groups, Hellenic committees.
* Anyone planning on being in Kythera/Greece during August.

RSVP: By May 18th is essential. Please note: positions may be filled prior. Email john.fardoulis (at) gmail.com or call Kathy Samios on 02 9349 1849 to reserve a seat.
Location: Sydney University
Cost: Free

Date: Wed, June 1st
Topic: 30 Year Campaign (1981-2011) for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles: An Overview and the Latest Developments

Outline: Emanuel John Comino AM J.P, Founder and Chairman of the International Organising Committee – Australia – for the Restitution of the Parthenon marbles inc. in association with AHEPA International will provide a overview and update regarding what’s happening regarding a 30 year campaign (1981 - 2011) for the restitution of the Parthenon Marbles.
Come along and find out the latest!

Who Should Attend:
* Hellenes & Philhellenes
* History buffs or anyone with an interest in ancient civilisations, art, or culture.
* Academics, teachers, students, members of community groups, Hellenic committees.

RSVP: By May 25th is essential. Please note: positions may be filled prior. Email john.fardoulis (at) gmail.com or call Kathy Samios on 02 9349 1849 to reserve a seat.
Location: AHEPA Hall, 394-396 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Presented by: The Kytherian Association of Australia in conjunction with the AHEPA NSW Education Committee
Cost: Free

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