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SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

50 Years

since the Coup d'état and the Turkish Invasion in Cyprus

Artwork: “Threat” [Απειλή], Printmaking by Charalambos Krashias

28 - 29 JUNE

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

University of Cyprus Senate Building, Room Β108

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About the Conference

International scientific conference on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the coup and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in July 1974.


The two-day conference will highlight the historical, social and political aspects of these two important events, enriching the existing literature and academic research on the subject.

CONFERENCE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Kostas GOULIAMOS
Nikos MOUDOUROS
Michalis N. MICHAEL
Nikos TRIMIKLINIOTIS
Chrysostomos PASHIARDIS

Program

FRIDAY, 28 June 2024

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WELCOME SPEECHES
17:30 | PASHIARDIS Chrysostomos
Member of the Conference Organising Committee

17:35 | SAVVA Tassos
President of the Pancyprian Union of Democratic Resistance

17:40 | GOLEMIS Charis
On behalf of the research network TRANSFORM europe!

 

17:45 | The Cyprus problem in the current international context:
challenges and prospects

MENELAOU Menelaos
President of the BoD of the Research Institute Promitheas

18:00 | “Imperial” Hellenism and Cyprus. From the 19th to the 20th century.

MARGARITIS Giorgos
Professor of Modern History, Department of Political Science Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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INTRODUCTORY SPEECH

KEY-NOTE SPEECH

SESSION 1
The overthrow of democratic governments as a tool for imposing control.

Coordinator: PELEKANOU Maria Member of BoD of Research Inst. Promitheas

 

18:20 | The values of the April Revolution in the future of Portugal
MADEIRA Miguel
Member of the Central Committee of PCP

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18:35 | Imperialist plans in light of the geopolitical significance of Cyprus

Prof. GOULIAMOS Kostas
Deputy President of the Research Institute PROMITHEAΣ

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18:50 | Revisiting 1974: A reflective and long-lasting reading against the morbid revisionism of history

TRIMIKLINIOTIS Nikos
Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences and Law, University of Nicosia

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SATURDAY, 29 June 2024

9:30 | Participants Registrations

SESSION 2*
Cyprus Problem:
Historical context, evolution and the tragedy of 1974.

*Session 2 is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Rolandos Katsiaounis, founding member of Promitheas Research Institute on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death.

Coordinator: ALEKOU Alexis Member of BoD of Research Inst. Promitheas

9:45 | Rolandos Katsiaounis: the voice of the popular strata in history
MICHAEL Ν. Michalis
Associate Professor, Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies University of Cyprus

Tribute to Rolandos Katsiaounis
CLOGG Richard 
Professor of History

10:00 | AKEL in the struggle to prevent the fascist coup d’état

KOLOKASIDIS Yiannakis 
Historian

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10:15 | Colonialism and settler politics: a parallel society in the occupied territories

MOUDOUROS Nikos
Assistant Professor Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies University of Cyprus

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10:30 | Shadows of the coup and the 1974 invasion. Parastate armed groups and the political crisis in the defense of the Republic of Cyprus

TSARTSIANDIOU Maria
PhD Candidate in Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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10:45 | Demographic engineering in Turkey’s irredentism process

KANATLI Murat
Activist, Politician

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DISCUSSION

11:15 | COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 3
The efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem and what needs to be done in the current circumstances locally, regionally and internationally

Coordination: Prof. CONSTANTINOU Costakis Member of BoD of Research Inst. Promitheas

11:30 | Human Rights and the Cyprus Problem
MAVRONICOLA Natasa

Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Birmingham
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11:45 | The Resumption of the Negotiation Process on the Cyprus Issue:
Between Challenges and Hope

TSIELEPIS Toumazos
International Law expert, member of the Political Bureau of AKEL and former member of the Negotiating Team

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11:45 | The Resumption of the Negotiation Process on the Cyprus Issue: Between Challenges and Hope
ELLINAS A. Antonis
Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Social and Political Science, University of Cyprus

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12:15 | Greek dissent vis-à-vis the Cyprus dispute

KALPADAKIS Giorgos
Senior Researcher at the Modern Greek History Research Center of the Academy of Athens (KEINE)

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DISCUSSION

12:45 | LUNCH BREAK
(light lunch offered)

SESSION 4
Art and education as a tool of memory and protection of universal values

Coordination: Dr Anastasia HASIKOU (Member of Scientific Council of the Research Inst. Promitheas)

14:00 | Reproducing myths in an Ottoman educational system
MICHAEL N. Michalis
Associate Professor, Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies University of Cyprus

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14:15 | Literary representations of the 1974 coup and the Turkish invasion in Cyprus
MIARIS Giorgos K.
Teacher, Author

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DISCUSSION

14:30 | Art and education as a tool of memory and defense of universal values

MARKIDOU Tereza
(PhD Visual Pedagogy), Primary Education Teacher, Scientific Collaborator of the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

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Examples from the educational system of Cyprus

14:45 | Theatre as a space for recording and managing historical memory:
the case of Cyprus (coup d’état and Turkish invasion 1974)

ATHANASIOU TAKI Marina
Doctor of Theatrical Studies

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Speechers

SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

50 Years since the Coup d’état and the Turkish Invasion in Cyprus

28-29 June 2024

University of Cyprus
Senate Building
Room Β108

OPENING & SESSION 1:
Friday, 28 June 17:30

SESSIONS 2, 3, 4:
Saturday, 29 June 9:45

Working languages:
Greek and English

ORGANISER CONTACT DETAILS

Research Institute “PROMITHEAS”

Andrea Papacosta 1,
Kaimakli, Nicosia
P.O.BOX: 1037

Tel.: 22 432111
Fax: 22432112
Email: [email protected],

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