Greek Jewish History Lecture on the Romaniote Jews on June 20

ATHENS – The third scheduled Greek Jewish History Lecture in the series presented by the Jewish Community of Athens, takes place Sunday, June 20, 7 PM Greece/Israel time/ 12 PM EDT/ 9 AM PDT, with guest speaker Dr. Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis lecturing on the origin of the Romaniote Jews.

This is the lecture that was previously cancelled, but was rescheduled through the courtesy of the lecturer.

Dr. Panagiotidis was born to an Istanbul Greek and Dutch-German family. He studied at the University of Tübingen and at the Scuola Normale in Pisa, focusing on Classics, Linguistics and Oriental Studies. His PhD "Koine und Diglossie" examined the development of Greek language from Hellenistic to Modern Greek. In 1998, he completed his Habilitation on the Greek and Old Spanish versions of Kalila wa-Dimna. In 2004, he became professor at the Central European University in Budapest and in 2006/2007 spent one year at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Since 2007, Professor Jannis Niehoff-Panagiotidis holds the Chair of Byzantine Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Jewish History since the Late Antiquity is one of his main research interests.

The Zoom link and Zoom details are the same for all the Lectures: https://tinyurl.com/greek-lectures

Meeting ID: 823 1487 7995

Passcode: greek1234

The lecture (duration: 60 minutes) will be fully conducted in English. At the end of each presentation, there will be time to ask questions to the lecturer.


ATHENS – The College Year in Athens (CYA) Virtual Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 6, 12 PM ET / 7 PM Greece, with an enriching online lecture that promises to delve into the depths of Greek heritage and the evolution of the Greek language.

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