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Hellenic Studies

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November 2014


Wednesday November 5, 2014
12:30-1:30 PM
Thomson Hall, room 317

Selenay Aytac

Hellenic Studies The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization The University of Washington Libraries Digital Initiatives Program

Prof. Walter Andrews

 The Karamanlidika Virtual Library is a project intended to provide digital access to
the memories of the Karamanlides people, Greek Orthodox Christians who lived in
Central Anatolia during the Ottoman period. They spoke Ottoman Turkish, with a
smattering of Greek loan words, but wrote Turkish in Greek characters and identified
with Greece during the rise of nationalism in the 19th century.

Initial work has shown that Karamanlides memories and
cultural data are scattered about the World Wide Web.
Prof. Aytaç’s proposed “library” will employ digital
library technologies to unite these dispersed artifacts in a
virtual platform.

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Of special interest to Linguistics, Hellenic and Modern
Greek studies, Turkish and Ottoman studies, Digital
Humanities, Library Science.

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Anything is Possible: How to Overcome Obstacles and Make a Difference

Thursday November 6, 2014
6:30 PM
Kane Hall, room 130

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine 1995-2013)

UW Graduate School UW Alumni Association Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Department of Political Science and Department of Communications

Yvette Moy,

You do not need to be an alum of the University of Washington to attend or register. Open to the public, tickets are available beginning on 9/23.

Olympia Snowe's dedicated work in the U.S. Senate has garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. In 2005, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. In 2006, Time magazine named her one of the top ten U.S. Senators. Calling her "The Caretaker," it wrote of Snowe: "Because of her centrist views and eagerness to get beyond partisan point scoring, Maine Republican Olympia Snowe is in the center of every policy debate in Washington, but while Snowe is a major player on national issues, she is also known as one of the most effective advocates for her constituents." With her election in 1994, Senator Snowe became only the second woman Senator in history to represent Maine, following the late Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, who served from 1949 - 1973. In November 2006, she was re-elected to a third six-year term in the United States Senate with 74 percent of the vote.

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Kisses to the Children Film Screening with Director, Vassilis Loules

Monday November 10, 2014
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Majestic Bay Theatres

Director Vassilis Loules

Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Hellenic Studies, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, and Majestic Bay Theatres

Five Greek-Jewish children, who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation, five “hidden children” who lived in total silence, tell their stories.

The film follows Rosina, Iossif, Eftyhia, Shelly, and Marios from childhood to present day, revealing their hidden stories and invaluable personal documents – a diary of a child, photographs and home movies, grew old, carrying the memory of thousands of children, those who were never given the time to grow up.

Offering a glimpse into the past, Kisses to the Children depicts the life of Greek Jewish communities before the War, complemented with rare images of Occupied Greece from archival material, as well as amateur films by German soldiers and illegal footage shot by Greek patriots.

Tickets for this event are free and can be reserved at:

(115 mins. Greek w/English subtitles. )

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Hellenic Studies
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-3247 office
(206) 616-2462 fax