Treffpunkt Goethe: Greece and Europe in Myth and History

That’s right blog friends, the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta hosted an event sponsored by the Greek Consulate of Atlanta and Georgia State University on Tuesday as part of our ‘Treffpunkt Goethe’ program, where other organizations use our facilities as a meeting point for events.

Entitled ‘Greece and Europe in Myth and History. In Recognition of the Return of the EU presidency to Greece,’ this event looked at Greece within the context of Europe. Attention ranged from the legacy of classical Greece in Europe, as a source of cultural inspiration and  of a romanticized vision of what it means to be “European,” to how these same elements continue to influence Greece’s own development in the modern era as a nation-state and its evolving relationship with the European Union.

Academics from various institutions of higher education presented papers and answered questions from those who attended. This then turned into a kind of question and answer session and discussion between the two groups.

Given the on-going German role in excavating Greek antiquities and helping to bridge that past into modern Europe, hosting this event fit perfectly within the Goethe-Zentrum’s commitment to the idea of Europe.

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Posted on February 24, 2014, in Cultural Events and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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