The First World War in the Mediterranean – ANZAC and the role of Lemnos International Conference, 26-28 June 2015

The First World War in the Mediterranean – ANZAC and the role of

International Conference : Lemnos, 26-28 June 2015


Friday, 26 June

18.00-19.00 Welcoming addresses


Chair: Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, “Professors at Rescue: American Classicists in the Aegean at

the End of the Great War”

Lita Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, “Archaeology and Identity: Australians, Greeks, and


Giotis Ioannidis,” Presentation of Mudros Museum”

Christos Boulotis, “Excavating the Lemnian Past in the Backstage of the Great


Saturday, 27 June



Dionysis Chourchoulis, “Greek Plans for an Assault on the Straits, 1912-1914”

Serhat Guvenc, “The Significance of Lemnos in the Gallipoli Campaign: The Turkish


Theofanis Vlachos, “The Gallipoli Campaign as the first step of the Greek ‘National


Vlasis Vlasidis, “War and Remembrance: Constructing and maintaining Commonwealth

WWI Cemeteries in Greece (1920-1940)”

Sunday, 28 June


Chair: Serhat Guvenc

Zisis Fotakis, “Lemnos and the Northern Aegean: Their Place in the Naval Policies of

Greece and the Great Powers”

John B. Hattendorf, “The United States Navy in the Mediterranean during World War


Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix, “The French Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean 1914-18”

Geoffrey Till, “In Search of Manoeuvre: The British Approach to the Gallipoli




Concluding remarks

Chair: Zisis Fotakis

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, “The Eastern Mediterranean and the Turning Point of WWI”

Hon. John Pandazopoulos, “Military History Tourism and the Opportunities for Greece”


Christos Boulotis, Archaeologist, Research Centre for Antiquity – Academy of Athens

Dionysis Chourchoulis, Instructor of European History, Hellenic Open University

Zisis Fotakis, Lecturer in Naval History, Hellenic Naval Academy, Pireaus

Serhat Guvenc, Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul,


John B. Hattendorf, Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History, Chairman, Maritime

History Department, and Director, Naval War College Museum, Naval War

College, USA

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Professor, Department of History, University of Athens

Alexandre Sheldon-Duplaix, Chargé de recherche et d'enseignement, Service historique

de la Défense, France

Marina Petraki, Independent Scholar. Athens, Greece

Hon . John Pandazopoulos, President World Hellenic InterParliamentary Association.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Victoria, Australia 1999-2006

Geoffrey Till, Emeritus Professor of Maritime Studies, King’s College London, and

Chairman of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies

Lita Tzortzopoulou-Gregory, Executive Officer, Australian Archaeological Institute

at Athens

Theofanis Vlachos, Army History Directorate/Hellenic Army General Staff

Vlasis Vlasidis, Assistant Professor Department for Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies,

University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The venue will be held at “ Varos Village Hotel” on Lemnos

The First World War in the Mediterranean – ANZAC and the role of  Lemnos  International Conference, 26-28 June 2015