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bannerThursday 18th May | 7.00 p.m.
Venue: Danish Institute at Athens 

Organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Athen & the Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI)

· Vangelis Karamanolakis, ASKI, Chairman of the Board of Directors
· Arne Schildberg, FES Athens, Director
· Christos Tsakas, Historian, Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence
· Christina Koulouri, Professor in Modern and Contemporary History, Rector of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens
· Alexander Nützenadel, Professor of Social and Economic History at Humboldt University Berlin
· Mogens Pelt, Danish Institute at Athens, Director

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2023 10 05 COLD WAR programme 0001Hybrid conference
Athens, Thursday 5/10/2023
Conference Room - École française d’Athènes, Didotou 6 | Webinar registration (https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7Ppt-SlGRIqogyv9E6IG0w#/registration)
The Conference is jointly organized
with the Archives d’Histoire Sociale Contemporaine/ASKI & Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
Scientific Coordination:
Agustín Cosovschi, Kostis Karpozilos, Eugénia Palieraki, Vanni Pettinà & Gilles de Rapper


We are proud to announce the launching of the "Makronissos Digital Museum" [English Version]!

From 1947 until 1961 the island of Makronissos was used as a space of confinement and exile for over 40.000 Greek citizens who were discriminated by the anti-communist State for their political beliefs.

The ASKI Digital Museum offers a unique insight in the exile experience illustrating the everyday conditions, the politics of repression, and the traumatic legacies of this important chapter in the lenghty history of state-organized persecution.

The completion of the "Makronissos Digital Museum" [English Version]" was made possible by the generous support of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung-Office in Athens.



juntaby Vangelis Karamanolakis, Tasos Sakellaropoulos, Kostis Karpozilos, and Katerina Labrinou

Watch the video from the historical walk by clicking here

Collective walk through the city of Athens, a collaboration of Documenta 14 & the Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI), exploring the historical traces of oppression, violence, and the quest for freedom during the military dictatorship of 1967–74.

Tour in Greek
Starting point: 5:45 pm at Polytechnion by the Tositsa Street entrance
Ending point: Parko Eleftherias

The Greek tour is conducted by Vangelis Karamanolakis (historian, University of Athens) and Tasos Sakellaropoulos (historian, head of the Historical Archives, Benaki Museum, Athens)

Tour in English
Starting point: 6:15 pm at Polytechnion by the Tositsa Street entrance
Ending point: Parko Eleftherias

The English tour is conducted by Kostis Karpozilos (historian, director of the Contemporary Social History Archives–ASKI, Athens).

The Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI) is the leading Greek archival institution for the history of political and social movements, with a particular emphasis on the history of the Greek Left. Founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization and located in the center of Athens, ASKI holds the most comprehensive collection of archives relating to Greek social history. ASKI is involved in numerous public history projects and activities (publications, workshops and conferences, radio programs, historical walking tours) that enrich historical awareness and the collective memory of social, political and ethnic groups. →read more