Scientific Coordinator: Assoc.Prof. Triantafyllia Lina Papadopoulou
Coordination: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, Emblematic Action“200 Years from the Greek Revolution”, “Science & Society” Action
Duration: April 2020 – Μarch 2023 (36 months)
Researchers : Nikolaos Maggioros, Assoc. Professor of Fculty of Theology, Konstantinos Papastathis, Ass.Prof. of Faculty of Political Science, et al
Constitutes a first attempt to promote an ‘encounter’ between the contemporary trends in Greek historiography and sociology on the subject of the Greek Revolution and the ‘classic’ constitutional history of the period. Attempts to bring to light aspects of the early Greek state (administration, education, Church) through the prism of the Constitution. Makes methodological use of the ‘tradition-modernity’ antithesis to provide a different interpretation of the prevailing revolutionary ideas in the fields of institutional-constitutional practices and legal discourse. On an initial level, examines the representations on the issue of constitutional organization, i.e. the governing institutions of revolutionary Greece, as well as the way in which this constitutional framework operates. Provides a picture of the synthesis of tradition and modernity, mainly in terms of the practices employed in the appointment of representatives to the national assemblies, the views on the ‘infringement’ of constitutional rules, and the different perceptions of the ‘nation’ in the formulation of revolutionary discourse. On a second level, examines how the formation of a Greek ‘national’ identity permeates, as an ideology, formal education through the promotion of a new education system that is linked with the vision of a regenerated Greece. Aims to highlight how the struggle between modern educational currents and spiritual forces adhering to an Orthodox Christian tradition has a decisive effect on the relationship between State and Church.