Kalliroi Siganou Parren and the Lykeion ton Ellinidon

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

An Indelible Memory: Commemorating 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

Greek Women through History as Agents of Change

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

Changemakers: Greek Women 1821-2021

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

Changemakers: The Women of Souli

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

Trivia Night with the BLE: Greek Independence Day

Join the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon for our first virtual trivia night, Greek Independence Day edition! A free and family-friendly event, which we hope will be the first of a series of virtual trivia events. Teams are not required! (We encourage you to participate as individual, or together with your family/housemates.) Prizes will be awarded to the first … Continued

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