Institut français
d’archéologie orientale - Le Caire

Conférence Ifao Dalachanis

Conférence Ifao

The Greek Exodus From Egypt

Diaspora Politics and Emigration, 1937-1962

Angelos Dalachanis

Mercredi 14 février 2018    l     à 18h    l   à l'Ifao

Visuel Conf Ifao Dalachanis


Lecture organized on the occasion of the visit of Scientific members of the EFA (the French School at Athens) to the IFAO in Egypt from February 11 to 20, 2018.
From the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, Greeks comprised one of the largest and most influential minority groups in Egyptian society, yet barely two thousand remain there today. This painstakingly researched book explains how Egypt’s once-robust Greek population dwindled to virtually nothing, beginning with the abolition of foreigners’ privileges in 1937 and culminating in the nationalist revolution of 1952. It reconstructs the delicate sociopolitical circumstances that Greeks had to navigate during this period, providing a multifaceted account of demographic decline that arose from both large structural factors as well as the decisions of countless individuals.


Angelos Dalachanis

Angelos Dalachanis is a scientific member of the French School at Athens. He received his doctorate from the European University Institute, Florence. He has taught at the Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University and was a post-doctoral fellow at Aix-Marseille University and the Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University.