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Le mercredi 14 février 2018 à 18h00, IFAO géolocalisation IFAO

The Greek Exodus From Egypt: Diaspora Politics and Emigration, 1937-1962

Angelos Dalachanis

La conférence aura lieu en anglais.

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 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.
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