The Greek Revolution
A Bicentennial Traveling and Online Exhibition
Coming March 2021
The Greek Revolution Through American Eyes exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. It also allows viewers to consider the formation of U.S. identity in the first fifty years of the nation’s existence, as foreign policy was taking shape and slavery was leading the country to its own war.
Exploring Four Themes
Freedom or Death
Greece in the Age of Revolutions
Rooting for Greek Victory, Forging a Doctrine of
American Philhellenes and the Birth of International Humanitarianism
400 Years a Slave
Greek Unfreedom and American Abolitionism
One Partnership, One Exhibition, Two Venues
A Partnership between The Maliotis Cultural Center of Hellenic College Holy Cross and The Dean C. and Zoë S. Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies of Stockton University.
The physical exhibit is made up of 24 information panel displays with images based on the scholarly essays, selected and created by the curatorial team. The physical exhibit will tour beginning in summer 2021, and be presented in universities and community centers throughout the United States, including in Boston, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. A Greek version will be created in collaboration with the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, and the Laboratory of Narrative Research at the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and will be displayed in fall 2021 at the Museum in Thessaloniki and other locations in Greece.
The digital exhibit offers in-depth content including images and essays by sixteen contributing scholars from the US and Greece elucidating topics associated with each theme.