Olympia Thea Nelson, a PhD candidate in the Department of Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney, will present a lecture entitled “Why Byzantium? The Contemporary Relevance,” on Thursday 7 March, at 7:00 pm. Held at the Mezzanine Level of The Greek Centre on 168 Lonsdale Street, this lecture promises to unravel the enduring mystery and allure of Byzantine culture in today’s world.

In this lecture, Olympia Thea Nelson will delve into the intricate relationship between modern society and the Byzantine legacy. Exploring themes of aesthetic beauty, cultural influence, and religious tradition, Nelson will shed light on why Byzantium continues to captivate and inspire contemporary audiences, particularly within the Greek community.

Drawing from her extensive research and expertise, Nelson will offer insights into the timeless appeal of Byzantine art, architecture, and poetry, transcending its religious origins to resonate with audiences of diverse backgrounds. From its historical significance to its relevance in today’s world, Nelson will examine how Byzantium shapes our understanding of identity, heritage, and cultural legacy.

Admission to this interesting lecture is free, and all are invited to attend.


About the Greek Community of Melbourne

The Greek Community of Melbourne is a prominent organisation dedicated to promoting and preserving Greek history, culture, and heritage in Australia. Through various initiatives, events, and educational programs, the community aims to strengthen the connection between Greek Australians and their rich cultural background. The Greek History and Culture Seminars serve as a platform for engaging discussions and lectures, contributing to a deeper understanding and appreciation of Greek history and culture.


When: Thursday 7 March, 7:00 pm

Where: Level 12, The Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street



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