The Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT) organized a colloquium, entitled Political Monuments from the 20th to the 21st Century: Memory, Form, Meaning, in collaboration with the Interuniversity Postgraduate Program in Museology and Cultural Management and the School of Architecture of the the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
The aim of the meeting was to highlight the relationship of memory and identity to the political practices of establishing and interpreting monuments in a global context, with an emphasis on contemporary Greece and the Balkans.
The papers presented over the two days of the meeting evolved around the following thematic arches:
a. Art and memorialization from the 20th to the 21st century
b. Memory wars and the Cold War
c. The national stakes in modern Greek monuments throughout history
Scientific and Organizing Committee
Lia Yoka, Associate Professor of Art History, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Costas Kasvikis, Assistant professor of History, University of Western Macedonia
Panayotis Bikas, Research and Teaching Staff in art history, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki