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13.03.2017 / Announcements

FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH - OPEN DAY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE GREEK WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Friday, 24 March 2017 | 09:00-18:00
ONASSIS LIBRARY
(56, Amalias Ave. Athens, Metro Station: ACROPOLIS)
FOR CHILDREN 7+ & ADULTS

Guided tours at the Onassis Library
9:00-9:30 | 9:45-10:15 | 10:30-11:00 (for adults and children 7+)

During the guided tours the public will have the opportunity to come in acquaintance with important editions and documents of the Neohellenic Enlightenment and understand the role they played in the Greek war of independence (1821-1829).  In addition, participants will be introduced to the digital collection of the Onassis Library and will be able to download and experience two educational web applications which highlight the digitized material.

Collaborators:
Konstantinos Staikos, Book Historian-Architect
Vicky Gerontopoulou, Science and Technology Historian, Onassis Library Coordinator and Digital Projects Manager


“Elliniki Nomarchia” by an Anonymous Hellene, 1806
“Elliniki Nomarchia” ... is a purely hellenocentric  work, full of memories of antiquity and of the life of the Greeks in the years of Ottoman rule. In its structure, the document is developed in a form of a letter, consisting of 256 densely printed pages. The author makes an overview of the neohellenic problem of that time, and his views comprise the theoretical background and the main principles of the  war of Independence. But who is the author of this pamphlet? This is a key question among the researchers since the second half of the 19th century, which still remains open in literary science and research. “Elliniki Nomarchia” ... is a document of the Enlightenment and simultaneously one of the earliest philosophical texts which analyze the sociology and the politics of the Neohellenic society. This edition maintains its topicality with direct implications in the sociopolitical situation of Greece in our days.

Speaker: Eleni Kourmantzi, Visiting Professor, “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Narrator: Stelios Mainas, Actor



Transform the book - A Bookbinding workshop
Children and parents with the assistance of a traditional bookbinder, transform book bindings inspired by Rigas Feraios’ Charta of Greece to a modern tablet case. A workshop for the history of the book and the role it played in the war of Greek independence (1821-1829).

Collaborators:
Babis Leggas, Book binder-publisher
Ioanna Raisaki, Bookbinder-book curator

Free Admission: All the educational programs of the Onassis Foundation are free of charge and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book your place at education@onassis.org or call us at +30 210 37 13 000 (Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00).




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