Dienstag, 20. Mai 2014, 18:30 - 19:30 iCal

Greeks bearing gifts:

Arnold Toynbee and the Koraes Chair. A study of the Interface between academic and "real" politics.

Vortragender: Prof. Richard Clogg (St Anthony's College, Oxford)

Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik der Universität Wien
Postgasse 7/1/3, 1010 Wien


In 1919 Arnold Toynbee was appointed to the Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King's College of the University of London. This chair was seen by the Principal of King's College as a chair of sophisticated academic propaganda in favour of the Venizelist project of a 'Greater Greece.' This presentation looks at Toynbee's stormy tenure of the chair until his resigning in 1924 in the context of the doomed Greek entanglement into Asia Minor between 1919 and 1922. The chair still exists, although the university has never again appointed a specialist in the modern history of Greece.


Hist.-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Inst. für Byzantinistik und Neogräzisti, Inst. für Zeitgeschichte der Uni Wien, Initiativkolleg


Petra Greger
Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
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