Athens Conference: Greek social movements between past and present 5-6 April 2019

Athens Conference: Greek social movements between past and present 5-6 April 2019

Friday, 5 April 2019 - 11:30am to Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Deree – The American College of Greece, Athens
Speaker(s): 
Please see programme
Series: 
SEESOX

SEESOX is co-sponoring a conference in Athens on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April, 2019 at Deree – The American College of Greece

The two-day conference is co-organized by University of Sheffield, University of Exeter, SEESOX, University of Peloponnese, and hosted by The American College of Greece and its Institute of Global Affairs.

Since the fall of the seven-year military dictatorship, Greece experienced intense politicization and robust social mobilization. Calls for national sovereignty or democratization, growing opposition towards capitalism, NATO and the EEC/EU, or movements of the radical right nature, mobilized Greek citizens and developed a culture of social and political protest. This conference seeks a deeper understanding of the different expressions of social mobilisation in post-1974 Greece as a complex and dynamic phenomenon, by focusing on similarities and differences between old and new forms of protest.