The Lykeion ton Ellinidon, a non-profit institution, was established in Greece on December 2, 1910, on the initiative of Kalliroi Siganou Parren. Its mission at that time was to foster collaboration among women to defend, protect and preserve literature, arts and sciences, and to regenerate and preserve Greek folk customs and traditions such as dances, … Continued
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On the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Smyrna, the BLE will commemorate the survival and perseverance of the Greeks of Asia Minor.
On the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Smyrna in 1922, the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon will join Hellenic organizations around the world to commemorate the survival and perseverance of the Greeks of Asia Minor. The three-day conference will feature guest speakers, dance workshops, and other events. Together, we will discover the tragic history of Mikra … Continued
Domna Visvizis was from Aimos, a maritime city in Eastern Thrace. Coming from a wealthy family, she married the wealthy ship owner and brave energetic visionary Antonios Visvizis who was one of the first members of the “Filiki Eteria”. Domna herself later was initiated into the secret association. At the outbreak of the revolution, … Continued
The Power of Virtual Events Over 80 people from around the world gathered on May 26, 2021, for a lively virtual discussion of powerful women in Greek history from the Byzantine era to the present day. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon (BLE) and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston, … Continued
Greek women have preserved, protected, challenged and led in diverse domains for centuries. On the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence, join us for a panel discussion spotlighting women changemakers in Greek history to the present day. RSVP here. Panelists: Dr. Ioli Kalavrezou, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine Art History, Harvard University Dr. Maria … Continued
The Women of Souli The Greek people of Souli, Epirus, treasured their independence, and lived somewhat freely in the mountains in a remote area. Unhappy with this independence, the Ottoman ruler, Ali Pasha, engaged in several battles with area residents to gain control of the area. In 1803, Ottoman troops began an assault on the village of Zalongo. The … Continued
Laskarina Bouboulina: History Laskarina Bouboulina was born in 1771, with the spirit of revolution in her blood, in an Ottoman prison. Her father was imprisoned for participating in a previous Greek uprising. He died shortly after her birth and she never forgot why she was raised without him. She grew up in Hydra and moved … Continued
A Virtual Event Series Join the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon for a year-long commemoration of women in the 1821 Greek War of Independence and beyond. Through virtual events and digital content, we will spotlight women’s diverse roles in the Greek Revolution. Together, we will examine their legacy for modern-day Greece and the Greek diaspora. Looking Back, … Continued
Stay tuned for more information about the OXI Day Commemoration at the Maliotis Center!