Η Εταιρεία Ελλήνων Επιστημόνων Μεγ. Βρετανίας, οργανώνει μεθαύριο Τρίτη, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2008, διάλεξη, με ομιλήτρια την Δρα Ελένη Καλλιγά, και θέμα: “Installing British Parliamentarianism in the Ionian Islands 1815-1864”. Η διάλεξη θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο Λονδίνου (The Hellenic Centre 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS), στις 7.00 μ.μ. Η ΕΕΕ κυκλοφόρησε σχετική ανακοίνωση στην οποία αναφέρονται, σχετικά με το θέμα και την ομιλήτρια, τα παρακάτω:
Installing British Parliamentarianism
in the Ionian Islands 1815-1864
The paper discusses the introduction and development of parliamentary institutions in the Ionian Islands during the period of British Protection (1815-1864), with particular emphasis on the deliberations of the 9th Ionian Assembly of 1850. The particularity of the 9th Assembly is presented against a historical background that encompasses the establishment of the 1817 constitution; the resultant political and administrative system of the Septinsula; the reactions on the part of the Ionians and finally the reforming interventions of the British administration in the 1840s. The characteristics of the 9th Assembly are discussed, as are the issues over which the Radical party and the Reformist differed. Finally, an unpublished memorandum is presented, which formed the basis of the cooperation between the Reformists and the British High Commissioner to silence the Radical voice in parliament.
Dr Eleni Calligas is a historian with a special interest in the political history of the Ionian Islands. She has studied History in Athens and London (LSE) where she obtained her Ph.D. She has taught as a visiting lecturer at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham and the Department of Other Languages, Modern Greek Section at the University of Cambridge. A Development Officer for several years at the British School of Athens responsible for fundraising, development and outreach, she is currently a Lecturer on Modern Greek history at the Arcadia Centre of Hellenic, Mediterranean and Balkan Studies in Greece.