News and Events

News…

Listen to the interview I did about Bouboulina with Agape Greek Radio! Tina Adamopoulos’ show, Gynaikes Mazi airs at 1pm EST daily, M-F, or click here to listen:

 

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Please consider donating to Friends of the Bouboulina Museum.

Founded in 1991, the Bouboulina museum in Spetses, Greece, seeks donations for supporting the continued maintenance and operations of this historical site. Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum has been closed for much of the last year, resulting in financial hardships for the family-run museum.  Please donate to help keep this important cultural site, and the amazing story of Bouboulina and her contributions to the Greek War of Independence, alive!  Send $5 or $500, every bit helps. GoFundMe: Friends of Bouboulina’s Museum.

DONATE HERE

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Join Dr. Jodi Kelber-Kaye and me as we discuss Baltimore’s Socialist Feminists of the 1970s: Community Empowerment and Urban Collectives, from our book chapter in Baltimore Revisited.  March 5, 2021 at 12pm. Link to the UMBC Library Spotlight Series event recording:

https://umbc.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/umbc/recording/96fafc155c6a4f48ba45cac37a47ce5f/playback

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Advertisement for Adrienne Rich poetry reading, sponsored by the women’s community of Baltimore, to benefit Women: A Journal of Liberation, April 22, 1977.


I am excited to announce that I have commissioned a painting of Bouboulina, the heroine of the Greek Revolution, and subject of my dissertation and film, to be dedicated to the Bouboulina museum. The painting will feature Bouboulina and her 5th- generation grandson, Philip Demertzis-Bouboulis, who founded the museum in 1991.

Greek-Australian artist Efrossini Chaniotis will bring her to life- the first portrait of Bouboulina painted through the eyes of a woman! I won’t give too much away, but Effie is getting started and it’s going to be awesome! The big reveal will happen this summer at the Bouboulina museum, for the bicentennial celebration in Spétses, Greece.Screen Shot 2021-02-09 at 11.06.22 AM

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I am also writing an article about Bouboulina for KPHTH magazine, the official publication of the Pancretan Association of America. The article will commemorate Bouboulina’s contributions to the Greek War of Independence, and will appear in the June/July 2021 issue.
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If travel permits, I will be a guest speaker at the Hellenic American Women’s Council’s Bicentennial Celebration
of the 1821 Greek War of Independence in Spetses, Greece, to be held at the Anargyrios & Korgialenios School of Spetses on June 26 -28, 2021 with theme: “Bicentennial Celebration: Greek Women Heroines”.
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Past Events…

 

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