The Enlightenment and the Orthodox World

Monday, 6 November, 6.30 pm

Playfair Library Hall, Old College

Paschalis Kitromilides is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Athens and Director of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies. He has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, at Harvard University, and at other universities in Europe and America. His book Enlightenment and Revolution. The Making of Modern Greece was published by Harvard University Press in 2013. His lecture will address the concept of an ‘Orthodox Enlightenment’ contributing to the European intellectual experience in the eighteenth century, with reference to prominent intellectual leaders from the Orthodox cultural traditions of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

There will be a reception in the Playfair Library Hall immediately after the lecture.

This event is supported by the A. G. Leventis Foundation and is jointly sponsored by the Scottish Hellenic Society and the Classics Subject Area in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

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