The American Hellenic Institute will host a noon forum in commemoration of the 89th Anniversary of the Catastrophe at Smyrna, on September 27 at the Hellenic House in Washington, DC. “Greeks from Asia Minor: A Remembrance of Things Past,” will be presented by Professor Alice James, Professor of Anthropology, Shippensburg University and Visiting Research Associate, Asia Minor Studies Centre, Athens, Greece.
Alice James, Professor of Anthropology and Fellow of the American Anthropological Association, has been doing research on Chios, Greece, since 1989. Her most recent focus of interest has been Asia Minor refugees. In 2005-2006, she was a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Asia Minor Studies in Athens, Greece; and in 1997-1998 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Greek National Social Science Research Center. Her publications on Asia Minor refugees on Chios include “Memories of Anatolia: Generating Greek Refugee Identity,” in Balkonologia and “In the Mirror of their Past: Greek Refugee Photographs” (with photographer B.Smith) in Visual Anthropology Review.