Dean Kalimniou

Dialogue

We tried and tested ‘Cooking with Yiayia: The Ikoyenia Series’

The first thing to note about South Australian journalist Stephanie Timotheou’s bilingual children’s book Cooking with Yiayia, is that it is beautifully illustrated. The lines are simple and yet have …

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Hagia Sophia reactions on mosaics, whores and prostitutes

I freely admit to deriving much enjoyment from listening to Sakarya University History Professor Ebubekir (P)sofuoğlu’s (the P may or may not be silent) enlightened ruminations. The depth of learning …

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Xu Zhen: Eternity vs Evolution from the National Gallery of Australia to the world

“Even today, many people still have the idea that valuable or desirable things only come from overseas.” Xu Zhen A toppled Corinthian column, just like those of the temple of …

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Doukhobors: Russian sectarians seeking freedom in Cyprus

From the Assyrian Christians to the Maronites, Cyprus has historically acted as a haven for those persecuted for their beliefs. In August 1898, 126 Doukhobors, fleeing religious persecution in Russia, …

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Defunding the funders: Averoff and Slavery

Mention the name “Giorgios Averoff” to any Greek, and the immediate response is “benefactor.” A wealthy expatriate businessman, he applied his wealth to a number of institutional and educational projects …

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Tongues of Greek Australia: An Anglicised Hellenic language

The photograph of the composite sign accompanying this text was taken by my own insufficiency while driving around the streets of Melbourne. It represents, better than any words ever could, …

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Bert Birtles, his love of Greece and ‘Exiles in the Aegean’

It is fair to say that Melbourne poet, journalist and social activist Bert Birtles harboured an enduring fascination for Greece. He named the poetry journal that he founded in 1935 …

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‘Black’ Africans and the Ancient Greeks

As a result of George Floyd’s murder and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, there have been calls to decolonise the academic fields of Classical and Byzantine Studies. …

Life

Dr Christos Fifis: Narratives in the autumn of our times

It is autumn in Greek Melbourne. At least that is what one is to understand from the front cover of author and academic Dr Christos Fifis’ latest book, Ελληνοαυστραλιανά Διηγήματα. …

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Maria Euthymiou’s resignation from 2021 Commemorative Committee

“We’re gon’ party like its your birthday” – 50 Cent Recently, historian Maria Euthymiou resigned from the 2021 Commemorative Committee, tasked by the Greek government to organise the celebrations that …