On March 11, 2021 at 16:00, the HFC Branch will present an online lecture “Museum of Filiki Eteria of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Odessa. Contribution to the promotion and preservation of the common historical and cultural heritage” by Mr. Sofronios Paradeisopoulos, Director of the Odessa Brach of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.
Founded in Odessa in 1814 by a small circle of rather minor Greek traders and merchants, Filiki Eteria had launched the movement that led to the outbreak of the Greek Revolution in the Danube Principalities and the Peloponnese in 1821.
In other words, secret patriotic society stood behind the successful outcome of the revolution, that is, behind the emergence in 1830 of the first independent state among the many new nation states developed in Europe after the Vienna Conference.
The society’s history, however, remains largely unknown, and, therefore, the Museum of Filiki Eteria run by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Odessa is worth visiting. We will travel through the history of the museum’s foundation in 1979 followed by the description of the present-day exhibition of the museum.
The lecture will be held on the Zoom platform
You can join the conference (lecture) at: https://zoom.us/j/92949306669?pwd=R0VwRTZOS0p0MlN4S09kOHAvTFJHQT09
Conference ID: 929 4930 6669
Access code: 856708