“9 July 1821”
An epic poem on the 1821 events in Cyprus by Vassilis Michaelides.
Webinar: Friday 18 June, 6pm
Composed around 1890 and first published in 1911 the Cypriot dialect poem “9 July 1821” by Vassilis Michaelides vividly recounts the dramatic events of the year of revolution on Cyprus which culminated on that day in the execution of Archbishop Kyprianos, three other bishops and a large number of prominent Cypriots by the Turkish governor.
In the second of our 1821 commemorative lectures Dr Nicoletta Hadjipavlou will discuss the literary and historical aspects of this fascinating poem
Dr Nicoletta Hadjipavlou specialises in the Greek literature and history of Cyprus. She completed her PhD research in 2015 at the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London. Her thesis examined the construction of the idea of empire in the Modern Greek poetry of Cyprus from 1878 to 2004 through the work of four seminal Cypriot poets: Vassilis Michaelides, Demetris Lipertis, Costas Montis and Kyriakos Charalambides.
The next lecture in this series will be on 15th October, hopefully as an in-person event.
The next lecture in this series will be on October 15th.
More information on the lecture series: https://helleniccentre.org/events-culture/the-greek-revolution-1821/