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The Significance of the Lausanne Treaty: International Dimensions

The Great Hall, King’s College London, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS


Saturday 4 November 2023 

The programme is as follows:


4pm                Screening of Venizelos, the Struggle for Asia Minor (2022, National Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos”, ERT, EKOME)


Introduction and post-screening Q&A

Leonidas Liambeys and Helen Katsiadakis 




6.40pm           The League’s new logo and website



John Kittmer and Roula Konzotis


7pm                Papers and panel discussion 


Chair & Discussant, Bruce Clark

Helen Katsiadakis, “The Treaty of Lausanne: an overview”

Maria Fafalios, “Social and gender dimensions of the refugees’ conditions - Eyewitnessed accounts”

Ceyda Karamursel, “The Treaty of Lausanne as the Dawn of a New Economic Order”

Panel Discussion. Q&A


8.30pm           Reception


Entry is free though registration (by 1 November) is required:


The event will not be livestreamed or recorded.


With our especial thanks to the National Research Foundation “Eleftherios K. Venizelos”

and the A.G. Leventis Foundation


Notes on the participants:


Βruce Clark is an author, journalist and broadcaster with a lifelong interest in the history and language of Greece. He is the author of Athens, City of Wisdom, a narrative history of the city over 3,000 years and Twice A Stranger, a prize-winning study of the Greek-Turkish population exchange and its consequences. He spent more than three decades as a roving foreign correspondent, with postings in Paris, Athens, Moscow and Washington. He became the Economist’s first religion correspondent in 2004 and in 2006 he set up a new section of the paper devoted to broad global topics, from disarmament to development.  In 2022 he was honoured by the Greek government with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix. In 2018 he was honoured by the Ecumenical Patriarch with the title of Archon-Interpreter. 


Maria Fafalios, MSc (Social Psychology) is founder and chairperson (1995-2014) of “Kaleidoscope Social Enterprise” for people with disabilities in Greece. Author of over 15 books (some jointly with C.N. Hadjipateras, Athens Academy Award) covering a wide range of social history topics, with emphasis on personal testimonies.


Helen Katsiadakis studied history at the University of Athens and received her Ph.D. at King’s College, London. She was a researcher at the Modern Greek History Research Centre of the Academy of Athens between 1981 and 2016. She is now a Researcher Emerita of this Institution. She is also a scientific advisor of the Eleftherios Venizelos Research Foundation of Chania, Crete. 


Ceyda Karamursel is a Lecturer in History at SOAS, University of London, with research interests focusing on the economic, political, and legal history of the late Ottoman Empire and early Turkish Republic. She holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Boğaziçi University and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.


Leonidas Liambeys founded Long Run Productions in 2020 after more than 12 years’ experience working in some of Greece’s leading production companies on non-fiction projects. Long Run’s productions include the award-winning Venizelos, the Struggle for Asia Minor (2022 Venizelos Foundation, ERT, EKOME) and The Secrets of the Owl (iMEdD, GFC, ERT, 2024), as well as several other productions and co-productions for the Greek and European TV and film markets. With a focus on non-fiction productions, he has created short films, animation and educational content for cultural institutions such as the British School at Athens, as well as ERT and the Greek Film Centre. He read PPE at the University of Oxford and Political Theory (MSc) at the LSE, before completing a Diploma in Painting and Sculpture from the Athens School of Fine Art with Distinction.


Council of the League

10 October 2023





We are pleased to announce the call to publishers for nominations for the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2024. Publishers are invited to make up to seven nominations each for books that fall within the specifications and criteria of the award. The detailed rules for publishers and nomination forms are being released in parallel with this press notice.


For the competition in 2024, Prof. Judith Mossman (Coventry) will take over as chair of the panel of judges. Dr Sofka Zinovieff, Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni (Glasgow) and Prof. Oliver Thomas (Nottingham) will re-join the panel. Prof. Ingela Nilsson (Uppsala) joins the panel for the first time.


Nominations are open until 15 December 2023. The judges expect to draw up and publish their long list in January 2024. A short list will be announced in April. The winner will be revealed at an Award Ceremony in London on 17 June 2024. 


The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award is sponsored by the Athanasios C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and the A. G. Leventis Foundation.




1. The Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award was conceived in 1983, as an initiative of Earl Jellicoe, the then chairman of the League, in honour of Sir Steven Runciman, the distinguished historian of Byzantium and longest-serving chairman of the League (1951-1967). It was first awarded in 1986 and has been awarded most years since then.


2. The award is given to the best book (or books) published in English in the previous year on a Greek subject. It aims to stimulate interest in Greek history and culture from earliest times to the present; to reward and encourage good and accessible writing, of which Runciman’s works are an example; and to promote a wider knowledge and understanding of Greece’s contribution to civilisation and values. The prize may be awarded for a work in the field of history, literary studies, biography, travel and topography, the arts, architecture, archaeology, the environment, social and political sciences or current affairs; or for a work of fiction, poetry or drama. Translations from Greek literature into English are also eligible. Books published in 2023 are eligible for the award in 2024.


3. The winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2023 was A.E. Stallings for This Afterlife: Selected Poems (Carcanet 2022).


4. Enquiries about the Award can be made to the administrator (Dr John Kittmer) at Notices will be posted to the League’s website: Information about the two sponsoring foundations can be found at: and


Council of the League

11 October 2023

Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2024 - Rules
Runciman 2024 Rules.pdf
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Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award 2024 - Entry form
Runciman Award Entry Form 2024.pdf
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