The Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University is organizing, in collaboration with the Philhellenism Museum, a Workshop titled “Philhellenism across the Ages”. The aim of the workshop is to analyze the philhellenic spirit as a timeless phenomenon and to highlight the philhellenic movement during the Greek Struggle for Independence.

The Workshop will last two days and will examine the history of Philhellenism from antiquity to the present day, its relationship with nineteenth-century revolutionary movements, and the influence of the philhellenic spirit on the formation of new ideologies and currents in nineteenth-century art.

Philhellenism Museum will host the workshop, giving participants the opportunity to learn about the Museum’s rich collection of philhellenic exhibits (paintings, sculptures, letters, public documents, literary publications, personal belongings of Philhellenes, porcelain and clocks with philhellenic subject matter, etc.) and to come into direct contact with objects of particular historical and artistic value.

Dr. Christos Aliprantis, Research Scholar in Philhellenism for Young Researchers 2022-23 at the Center for Hellenic Studies, will oversee the academic coordination of the Workshop. The Workshop will take place on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the following link for further details and to register.


Κέντρο Ελληνικών Σπουδών Harvard: Πρόσκληση για αιτήσεις για το νέο πρόγραμμα Ερευνητικών Επισκέψεων στο Ναύπλιο - Αργολικές Ειδήσεις


The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (CHS Greece) offers a fellowship to a postdoctoral researcher to conduct original research on topics related to Philhellenism as a movement of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as a phenomenon whose manifestations and repercussions persisted in the years that followed. The duration of the fellowship is 12 months (June – May), during which the fellow completes a research project of their own choice. This fellowship is organized for the second time in collaboration with the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP) which provides access to the collection and archives of the Philhellenism Museum. The program is co-sponsored by European Dynamics SA.

The fellowship includes among others: a year-long appointment as CHS Fellow in Philhellenism, beginning on June 1, 2023; a stipend of $12,000; year-long access to all Harvard electronic resources; a 10-day trip to CHS in Washington DC; as well as invitations to participate in events and present their research on CHS websites, social and other media. Applications from postdoctoral researchers in the early stages of their academic careers or in non-tenure-track positions will be prioritized. For more information about the scholarship visit the link.

Read also the post by the 2021 inaugural CHS Fellow in Philhellenism for better insight by clicking the link.



On the occasion of the speech on German Philhellenism by the author, curator of the Philhellenic Library and member of the Advisory Committee of the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism, Mr. Konstantinos Papailiou, the Museum of Philhellenism had the pleasure of hosting the Greek-German Association “Philadelphia”, on January 14, 2023.

After the speech, the President of the Museum, Mr. Konstantinos Velentzas, guided the members of the Association through the Museum’s collections, highlighting the under-lit parts in the history of the Philhellenic movement.



The Arta’s Peta Association, in collaboration with the Philhellenism Museum, organize an event dedicated to the battle of Peta and Philhellenism.

The event has been put under the auspices of the Hellenic Parliament Foundation.

10 December 2022, 19.00

Municipal Theater of Kallithea

123 Kremou & Filaretou, Kallithea

The program of the event follows.







The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP) co-organized with the Municipality of Nikolaos Skoufas-Peta, the ceremony for the 200th anniversary of the historic battle of Peta. SHP participated with a keynote speaker, an honorary ceremony of 10 Philhellenes re-enactors, and the Dresden Philhellenic choir, which was conducted in the 19th century by the German Philhellene Elster, who participated as a volunteer in the battle of Peta. During the event, SHP honored Paul Graf von Normann-Ehrenfels, a descendant of the great German Philhellene General Normann, the leader of the Greek Regular army in the battle of Peta, with the Lord Byron Medal.


On the occasion of the visit of the Belgian royal family to Greece, the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum remind that many Belgian Philhellenes supported the Greek Revolution.

The most important of these was Augustin De Lannoy, who took part in many battles. The last one was in Karystos. He died a little later injured in Andros.

You will find his biography here.

Moreover, the arms industry of Liege (one of the best in the 19th century), sent weapons to Greece on the initiative of Belgian Philhellenic committees.

Pistols from Liege (SHP collection / Philhellenism Museum)

The missions were funded by fundraisers and proceeds from concerts in favor of the Greeks.

Programme of June 3, 1826, of one of the many concerts that took place in Belgium in favor of the Greeks. The aim of these events was to raise money for the financial support of the Greeks, and to promote the rights of Greece (SHP collection / Philhellenism Museum).

More information can be found here.

The coat of arms of the first Regular Army of Greece.

The Philhellenism Museum enriched its collections with a very rare object.  

The coat of arms of the first Regular Army of Greece which participated in the Greek Revolution.  

The Regular Army of Greece was founded in 1821 on the initiative of Dimitrios Ypsilantis, by the Philhellene French officer Joseph Baleste who undertook its training. Then, in 1822, German General Normann took command, leading the expedition to Epirus, Kompoti and Peta. Later, the Regular Army was taken over by Colonel Fabvier.  

The Regular Army was attended by Greeks from the diaspora and the Ionian Islands, and mainly volunteer Philhellenes from all over the world. The Regular Army was always on the front line on all battlefields and contributed decisively to the liberation of Greece.  

The coat of arms is made of bronze and has a diameter of 11.5 cm. The figure of goddess Athena dominates imposingly and confirms that Greece owes its freedom to the classical education of the western world. 


On the occasion of the visit of the Prime Minister of Finland, the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum remind that the two countries have a long history of cooperation of more than 200 years, based on common cultural values.

Many Philhellenes from Sweden and Finland served in the Greek army during the Greek Revolution.

The most important of these was Augustus Maximilian Myhrberg. He participated in many battles as a key member of the Greek cavalry, an aid de camp of Fabvier and in the end he took over the command of Palamidi in Nafplio. He was honored with recognitions and medals from Greece and received a pension for his contribution.

His full biography can be found here.

During such a difficult time for international peace, the two countries reaffirm their solidarity and commitment to the principles of the European Union.


Portrait of the Finnish – Swedish Philhellene Augustus Maximilian Myhrberg (SHP collection, Philhellenism Museum)


Medal of the Finnish – Swedish Philhellene Augustus Maximilian Myhrberg (SHP, Philhellenism Museum)

SHP and the Philhellenism Museum honor the thousands of Philhellenes who offered valuable services from Europe and the USA to Greece during the Greek War of Independence and fought for its freedom. In 1821, Philhellenism laid new foundations for human rights, international solidarity and turned Greece to a beacon of Western civilization.

On April 19, Greeks and Philhellenes honor the great romantic poet Lord Byron, who first envisioned that “Greece might still be free again” and the thousands of volunteers who sacrificed their lives on the battlefields and in the Greek seas.

The Philhellenism Museum has formed a group of enactors who wear the exact uniforms of Philhellenes of the time and carry their authentic weapons.

The uniforms and weapons are part of the Museum’s collection and are exhibited in it.

The photos are by the photographer Elias Pergantis.

Admission to the Museum is free.

Philhellenism Museum

Zisimopoulou 12, 11524, Athens

For information:


Tel. 210-8094750



On January 22, 2022 we celebrate 234 years from the birth of Lord Byron. Τhe Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP) implemented a digital exhibition project of the Philhellenism Museum’s collection, which includes personal objects and art related to the emblematic Philhellene, romantic poet and fighter for the freedom of Greece and the values ​​of Western culture.

The exhibition presents 123 personal objects, rare specimens of Byronic art, portraits of the main protagonists of a close circle of people, presenting alone or through 4 different stories, the emblematic Lord Byron, the admiration that he inspired internationally during his time, and his contribution to the liberation of Greece.

The digitized collection is available at the following link:

In addition, this project justifies the institution of the Lord Byron International Prize, launched by the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP).

In this context, SHP presents a concert of classic music of philhellenic inspiration, from Megaron, in collaboration with the ‘’Friends of Music Association’’, dedicated to Lord Byron.

The artists who participated in the concert are:

Fani Antonelou, soprano

Ioannis Kalyvas, tenor

Maria Papapetropoulou, piano

Τhe concert is available at the following link:


Philhellenism Museum

12 Zisimopoulou

11524, Athens


Tel. 210-8094750