Dr. Giota Tourgeli is presenting an online lecture titled ‘The Brooklidhes: Greek Americans and their communities of origin: Links and transformations (1890-1940)’ on Thursday.

The lecture will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

This lecture delves into the Greek migration to the USA at the turn of the 20th century, examining it as a dynamic exchange of people, ideas, and resources.

Dr. Tourgeli explores how technology, such as steamships, and services like post, press, and banks, facilitated communication and connections between Greek villages and the American world.

She analyses how the economic, social, and cultural influences of migrants and repatriates transformed life in Greek provinces and local economies in urban centers.

Dr Giota Tourgeli. Photo: Supplied

The lecture also explores the complex relationship Greeks had with repatriates and how Greek-Americans reintegrated into local communities.

Dr. Giota Tourgeli is a historian with a PhD from the University of the Peloponnese.

Her research focuses on migration, refugees, diasporas, and sending states’ policies.

She has authored two books in Greek, including ‘The ‘Brooklides’: Greeks in the USA and transformations of local communities, 1890-1940.

When: Thursday, April 11, 7pm

Platform: Facebook, YouTube

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