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Contemporary Cultural Identity of the Lebanese Greek Orthodox Community
WhenJune 12, 2013 - June 12, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where210 Euston Road, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, UK, United Kingdom
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​As a minority in Lebanon, the Greek Orthodox community finds its voice through a variety of cultural expressions, both sacred and secular, that reflect the variegated identity of the community as a whole. The paper asks three questions: to what extent can Greek Orthodox cultural identity be seen as coherent and unified given the nature of its community; how does its cultural identity assert itself in a pluralistic society and where do the limits of this lie; and what role do myth and memory play at a local level in consolidating Greek Orthodox cultural identity.

This lecture is also available via webcast. Please register here.

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Dr Alyn Hine completed his PhD at SOAS on 'Naimy’s Dialogue with Russian Literature'. He is currently a Research Fellow at ISMC where he is undertaking research on the contemporary identity of the Orthodox Christian community in Lebanon. This project falls within ISMC's 2012-3 research theme of Understanding the Processes of Change in Muslim Societies and Cultures, focusing on 'Minorities in Muslim-majority Societies: Contributions, Challenges and Outlooks'.

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