Associate Professor of the University of Thessaloniki, Thomas Savvidis will be in Melbourne this week to give four lectures in Greek.
Born in northern Greece, Professor Savvidis is a leading mind in chemistry and biology, and is currently working on utilizing ancient Greek literature as a source of scientific knowledge in the field of formal sciences.
Today, Professor Savvidis will be giving the lecture “The internationalisation of the Greek Language” at 7pm, held at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, 168 Lonsdale Street.
On Thursday at the same time and location, he will be giving the lecture “The cultural heritage of Asia Minor, Smyrna, Pontos, Cappadocia and Constantinople”.
Drawing on his recent publication of the book, “The Pontian Diet: the mastic of Chios and Homer’s Vine”, Mr Savvidis will be visiting the Pontiaki Estia (540 Sydney Road, Brunswick) at 7pm to give a lecture on the topic and inform local Pontians the benefits of their northern food and culinary traditions.
In his final lecture on Sunday, Professor Savvidis will discus the topic of refugees in “Refugees/Thessaloniki: The new homeland of Asia Minor refugees” at the Pontiaki Estia at 3pm.
Professor Savvidis has published approximately one hundred research papers and is a member of a number of international scientific associations and the president of the Organisation for the Internationalisation of the Greek Language.
For more information visit http://www.greekcommunity.com.au/