KET hosts a public meeting with historians Tasoula Vervenioti and Danae Karydaki on the book The civilians of the Greek Civil War / The dynamics of memory published by the former in 2021 at Koukkida Publications. The event is organised by Myrmigi, a neighbouring solidarity organisation which, through a series of events, aims to approach the historical context of the interwar period, the Occupation, the Resistance and the Civil War.
“The past haunts the present and determines the future”: in the book The civilians of the Greek Civil War, Vervenioti attempts, through the stories and testimonies of the inhabitants of the village of Katafigi Agrafa, to recreate the Civil War era, to give a voice to the silent civilian population and to highlight the essential role it played during that period.
Limited number of seats – first come, first served.
Tasoula Vervenioti studied at the Department of History and Archaeology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens. Her doctoral thesis (Panteion University) is dedicated to the causes of women’s participation and action in the resistance organizations of the Jewish resistance. She worked as a researcher at Princeton University. She taught in secondary education, at the University of Athens and at the University of Crete. She has also worked at the National Research Centre and the Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education. Her research activity focuses on the social history of the 1940s and 1950s. As Danae Karydaki puts it, “she changed the Greek historiographical landscape by introducing Oral History in her research on the women of the EAM resistance as early as the late 1980s and pioneered the creation and training of Oral History Groups during the crisis years.”
Interview on Oral History with the historian Tasoula Verveniotis, by Danae Karydaki: https://thepressproject.gr/i-istoriki-gkremizoune-ta-agalmata-mia-synentefxi-gia-tin-proforiki-istoria-me-tin-istoriko-tasoula-vervenioti/
Oral History Groups: http://oralhistorygroups.gr/