Mapping the Memories of Anatolian Refugees

Editor’s note: This guest blog post was written by Ciara Barrick a Literature and Ancient Greek student at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. A group of seven students and two professors (Professor Kitromilides, The University of Athens and Professor Tom Papademetriou, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey) have traveled to Athens to study the Turkish-speaking Orthodox Christian Communities of Asia Minor during the Ottoman Empire. The seminar was sponsored by Th

Discover Athens with Big Olive

Written by Alexander Clapp “If you haven’t seen Athens you’re a fool,” quipped Herakleides Kritikos. Twenty-three centuries later – following countless invasions, sweeping population exchanges and the transformation of Athens into Greece’s national capital – the ancient historian’s blunt counsel still rings true. Enter Yannis Zaras and Nicolas Nicolaides. In the summer of 2012 the pair founded Big Olive City Walks, a touring agency that offers clients the chance to explore At