Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Hercules Millas -- History Teaching and the Formation of National Identity: The Greek and Turkish Cases Compared

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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“History Teaching and the Formation of National Identity: The Greek and Turkish Cases Compared,”  with Dr. Hercules Millas. 

Dr. Hercules Millas has contributed significantly to the improvement of perceptions of Greeks in Turkey and of Turks in Greece in recent years, thanks to his academic publications and lectures, his translations of Greek and Turkish poetry, and his influential commentaries in media. 

His publications include The Images of Greeks and Turks: Textbooks, Historiography, Literature and National Stereotypes (in Greek) (2001); Do’s and Don’ts for Better Greek-Turkish Relations (in English, Greek and Turkish) (2002); The Greeks From Past to Present (in Turkish) (2003); The Imagined ‘Other’ as National Identity – Greeks & Turks (2004); Modern Greek Literature (in Turkish), 2005; The ‘Other’ and Identity in Turkish and Greek Novels (in Turkish) (2005); Catalog of Common Greek and Turkish words, expressions and proverbs (in Greek) (2008); A Voice from Time (a collection of articles in Turkish) (2009); two edited works, in addition to his translations and several important academic articles (in Greek, Turkish and English). 

For his works and contributions to Greek-Turkish dialogue, he received the ‘Abdi Ipekçi Peace Award’ twice, first in 1992, and again jointly with the Greek-Turkish Forum in 2001, the ‘Dido Sotiriou’ award of Hellenic Authors’ Society in 2004 and the award ‘Free Thinking and Expression of Publishers’ Association of Turkey in 2005. 

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.
Reception to follow.

Sponsored by:
The Program of Modern Greek Studies
The Watson Institute for International Studies
The Center for Language Studies
Middle East Studies
The Hellenic Students Association
The Turkish Students Association
of Brown University