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Millet and Minority






From millet communities to minorities:

Greek Orthodox in the Ottoman Empire / Turkey and Muslims in Greece, 1830s – 1939

Πέμπτη, 14 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Αμφιθέατρο «Ι. Δρακόπουλος»

Κεντρικό Κτήριο Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών

Πανεπιστημίου 30




 Thursday, 14 January 2010 

Amphitheatre “I. Drakopoulos”,

Central Building, University of Athens

30 Panepistimiou Ave.


 9.30     Έναρξη / Opening address:       Kostas Gavroglou

 Transition process from ethno-religious to national communities

 Συνεδρία Α΄ / Session A

 Προεδρία / Chair:      Paraskevas Konortas

 10.00 – 10.20           Εισαγωγκή ομιλία / Keynote lecture:

Benjamin Fortna, The Ottoman Empire and after: from a state of ‘Nations’ to ‘Nation-states’.

10.20 – 10.40           Stefanos Katsikas, Millet legacies in a national environment:        political elites and Muslim communities in Greece, 1830s –        1923.

10.40 – 11.00           Athanasia Anagnostopoulou, The process of hellenization of the Rum milleti in Anatolia, 19th century – 1923.

11.00 – 11.20           Efi Kanner, Who is who in the (Greek?) Orthodox community        of Istanbul: poverty, wealth and power construction from the      Reform Era to World War I.

11.20 – 11.40           ΣΥΖΗΤΗΣΗ / DISCUSSION

11.40 – 12.00           ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ / BREAK

 Συνεδρία Β΄ / Session Β

 Προεδρία / Chair:      Benjamin Fortna

 12.00 – 12.20           Paraskevas Konortas, Nationalist infiltrations in Ottoman             Thrace (ca. 1850 – 1910 ): the case of the kaza of Gumuljina.

12.20 – 12.40           Michalis Michael, The formation of a Greek national          leadership of the Rum milleti in Cyprus during the second half of the 19th century.

 12.40 – 13.00           Kostantinos Tsitselikis, Muslim communities in Greece     after the Treaty of Athens (1913 – 1923): between the millet and  the nation.

13.00 – 13.30           ΣΥΖΗΤΗΣΗ / DISCUSSION

13.30 – 15.00           ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ / BREAK

 The post – Lausanne national minorities building process

 Συνεδρία Γ΄ / Session C

 Προεδρία / Chair:      Ayhan Aktar

 15.00 – 15.20           Samim Akgönül, Ankara Agreement of 1930 and the Muslim-        Turkish minority of Western Thrace: reconciliation or       instrumentalization?

15.20 – 15.40           Elçin Macar, The policies of Turkey towards the Ecumenical          Patriarchate:  the Single-Party Era (1923 – 1945).

15.40 – 16.00           Dimitris Kamouzis, A minority in a state of flux: Greek      communal education in Istanbul, 1923 – 1930.

16.00 – 16.20           ΣΥΖΗΤΗΣΗ / DISCUSSION

16.20 – 16.40           ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ / BREAK

 Συνεδρία Δ΄ / Session D

 Προεδρία / Chair:      Athanasia Anagnostopoulou

 16.40 – 17.00           Ayhan Aktar, Tax me to the end of my life: an analysis of an          anti-minority tax legislation, 1942 – 43.

17.00 – 17.20           Eleftheria Manta, The incorporation of the Chams into the  Greek state: cultural and ethnological aspects.

17.20 – 17.40           ΣΥΖΗΤΗΣΗ / DISCUSSION

17.40 – 18.15           ΔΙΑΛΕΙΜΜΑ / BREAK

 18. 15 – 19.15          ΣΤΡΟΓΓΥΛΗ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑ / ROUND TABLE

 Συντονίστρια / Coordinator:     Athanasia Anagnostopoulou

Εισαγωγή / Introduction:          Alexandre Popovic

Συμμετέχοντες /

 Participants:             Samim Akgönül, Benjamin Fortna, Paraskevas Konortas

 19.15                        Λήξη της Ημερίδας / End of the Conference

 Οργανωτική Επιτροπή / Organising Committee

 Ακαδημαïκός Υπεύθυνος / Head of the Organising Committee

Paraskevas Konortas

 Μέλη / Members: Stefanos Katsikas, Dimitris Kamouzis

 Με την ευγενή υποστήριξη του

Κοινωφελούς Ιδρύματος Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση

 With the kind support of

John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation


 Akgönül Samim, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, France.

Aktar Ayhan, Department of International Relations, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.

Anagnostopoulou Athanasia, Department of History and Political Science, Panteion University of Athens, Greece.

Fortna Benjamin, Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.

Gavroglou Kostas, Department of the Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Kamouzis Dimitris, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King’s College London, United Kingdom.

Kanner Efi, Department of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Katsikas Stefanos, Department of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom.

Konortas Paraskevas, Department of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Macar Elçin, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Manta Eleftheria, Institute of Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Michael Michalis, Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cyprus.

Popovic Alexandre, Department of Ottoman and Turkish Studies, EHESS, Sorbonne University, Paris, France.

Tsitselikis Kostantinos, Department of Balkan, Slavonic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Greece.

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Gender and Migration

Gender and Migration Virtual Community


The virtual community aims to bring together academic experts, practitioners and other stakeholders from all over the world to discuss the issues of migration, remittances and development from a gender perspective, share information and learn from each other.

The initiative is a result of two UN-INSTRAW virtual discussions, held in 2008, in which participants shared ideas about the current approach to gender, migration and development research (September 2008) and exchanged ideas on ensuring that the results of ongoing research have a concrete impact on policy and programming (November 2008). The Virtual Community on Gender and Migration aims to provide a space for ongoing reflection and debate on these issues, as well as the permanent exchange of information and new and existing experiences.
« The Virtual community Migration and Gender pioneered by INSTRAW is an excellent opportunity for academics and activists alike to exchange information and engage in global debate on migration dynamics and gender, » stated Bridget Wooding, Associate Researcher at FLACSO in the Dominican Republic, and one of the participants in the Virtual Community.
International migration for economic necessity is a phenomenon affecting more and more people, households and communities worldwide. Gender is not only an important factor shaping the migratory experience itself; it also shapes the causes and consequences of migration. Women are increasingly migrating independently as heads of their households, and less often as dependants of their spouses or fathers. More and more women are becoming the principal wage earners for their families, and are increasingly involved in the sending, receipt and management of remittances. Thus they play an important role in determining the impact of migration on development. However, very often migration research and policy do not take gender into account.
« The community is a valuable opportunity to encourage necessary exchange amongst multiple sectors, such as academia, international organizations, and civil society, in order to develop theoretical and practical ways to ensure that the rights and welfare of migrants are respected and protected in migration processes,” stated Sandra Panopio, UN-INSTRAW Gender, Migration and Development Advisor.
The Community website, available in English, French and Spanish, offers its members several tools to facilitate discussion and share information in order to keep abreast of developments in the field such as a forum, a blog,  a compendium of resources, links and information on gender, migration and development and other interactive features.

To become a member of the Virtual Community please register here.

To visit the Community’s website please click here.

For more information please contact Laura Olsen ( )

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