The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP), organizes in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens at the Philhellenism Museum, an event entitled: “American Philhellenism and human rights”.

The event is organized in collaboration with “This is Athens” as part of the program of “This is Athens City Festival”.

Invited are renowned Philhellenes and personalities in the field of education, business, and politics. Among them are Mr. Jacques Bouchard, Professor at the University of Montreal, Ms. Catherine Elisabeth Fleming, Rector of New York University, Mr. Alexander Kitroeff, Greek Historian, Professor of History at Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA, and Visiting Professor at CYA, Mr. Mark Mazower, Professor of History at Columbia University in New York, members of the American College of Greece (Deree, Pierce, ALBA), the American College of Anatolia Thessaloniki, the American Community Schools of Athens and Athens College.

During the event, SHP will announce the award of the Lord Byron Medal to Professors Jacques Bouchard, Catherine Elisabeth Fleming and Mark Mazower.

The event will be coordinated by Ms. Katerina Sokou, Washington DC correspondent for Kathimerini and SKAI and nonresident senior fellow, Atlantic Council.

The event will take place on May 31, 2022 at 19.00, at the Philhellenism Museum, 12 Zisimopoulou, 11524 Athens.

For information:

Ms. Leoni P. Thanassoula


The Philhellenism Museum has launched an online tour program for schools and cultural institutions that are unable to visit the Museum due to pandemic restrictions and inability to move. More than 120 visits from all over Greece and abroad have already been planned.

The program also addresses the Greek schools of the Greek community and the guided tours are held in Greek, in French and in English.

In this context, the Philhellenism Museum welcomed online the students of the A. Fantis School of Saints Constantine and Helen in New York.

The students of the school had the opportunity to learn through a pleasant and educational interaction with the staff of the Museum the influence of Greek education and the values ​​of Greek culture in the arts, politics and social progress, as well as the evolution of Philhellenism since the Renaissance until today, and its contribution to the National Independence of Greece.

The guided tour took place entirely in English.

The visits to the Museum continue to take place both on site and virtually.

Information and reservation:





Participation cost: 5 € / person

Age: from 5 to 10 years old

Location: Philhellenism Museum

Duration: 90 minutes


The Philhellenism Museum has designed a creative game for its young friends.

The young visitors are tour-guided to the Museum, learn the stories of the Philhellenes who fought for the freedom of Greece and admire their portraits and personal belongings.

During the guided-tour, each student is asked to choose one of the Philhellenes that impressed them the most. At the end of the tour, the museum collaborators provide the students with papers and painting tools and invite them to draw portraits of these Philhellenes and write a note about their impressions of the contribution of these people.

These works will be sent to schools in the countries and cities of origin of these Philhellenes as a means of friendly relations’ cultivation between Greece and these countries. At the same time, the children will be informed about the countries of origin of the Philhellenes they have chosen.

The aim of the action is to educate the students about Philhellenism and its contribution to the positive outcome of the Revolution through a simple, participatory, creative and extroverted process.


Information and reservations:

Philhellenism Museum

12 Zisimopoulou Street

11524, Athens

Phone: 210.8094750





The Philhellenism Museum acquired a masterpiece by the great Italian Philhellene painter Ludovico Lipparini (Bologna 1800 – Venice 1856), depicting the death of Markos Botsaris.

The work is an oil painting on canvas, of the first half of the 19th century, measuring approximately 115 cm x 145 cm.

Lipparini has created 6 variations of this emblematic subject.

This important work will be exhibited at the Museum of Philhellenism from March 20, 2022.

Markos Botsaris was the central heroic figure of the Greek War of Independence, who inspired the philhellenic movement and many generations of artists, painters, writers and intellectuals internationally, throughout the 19th century.

The Finnish Institute at Athens organizes a lecture and round-table discussion on the topic of philhellenism. This is a hybrid event open to the public via zoom.

It is part of Finnish Institute’s project «Other Philhellenisms: Northeastern Perspectives on Slavic and Baltic Philhellenism», which will continue to the year 2022.

The event will take place virtually, on 9 December 2021, at 18.00

Prof. Antonia (Ada) Dialla will give a lecture on “Russian Philhellenism: Inventing Greece, Reinventing Europe”. A panel of specialists in philhellenism and its aspects in the Slavic and Baltic as well as Nordic cultural spheres, in particular, will discuss the lecture, elaborating the themes of philhellenism which have received far less scholarly attention than its role in other parts of Europe and beyond.

The members of the panel are Elizabeth Fowden, George Kalpadakis, Petra Pakkanen and Mogens Pelt.

Please register using the link:


Η Εταιρεία για τον Ελληνισμό και Φιλελληνισμό (ΕΕΦ) και το Μουσείο Φιλελληνισμού παρουσιάζουν μία εκδήλωση που οργανώνει η Ελληνοαμερικανική Ένωση και ο Ισπανο-ελληνικός Πολιτιστικός Σύνδεσμος (Asociación Cultural Hispano-Helénica), με στόχο να προβάλει ένα σημαντικό έργο σχετικό με τον Ισπανικό Φιλελληνισμό.



On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Greece, signed on March 25, 1821, the Museum of Art and History of Geneva (Musée d’art et d’histoire, MAH) together with the Hardt Foundation for the Study of Classical Antiquity and the Philhellenism Museum, honor the friendship of Greece and Geneva from the 19th century with the exhibitions ‘Geneva and Greece. A Friendship serving Independence’ and ‘A Taste for Antiquity. Anna et Jean-Gabriel Eynard’, October 2021 – January 2022.

The exhibitions highlight the decisive role of Ioannis Kapodistrias, and his close Swiss friends and ardent Philhellenes, Charles Pictet de Rochemont and Jean-Gabriel Eynard, in Geneva’s integration into the Swiss Confederation and in the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman yoke. The exhibitions present the support offered by Jean-Gabriel Eynard to the Greek war of independence and the relationship of the Eynard family with Greek antiquity.

The full program of the two exhibitions follows:




The Italian Philhellenic Society (Società Filellenica Italiana) organizes an international conference, ‘’Dante e la Grecia’’, in collaboration with organizations and institutions from Greece, Cyprus and Italy. The conference is chaired by Professor Carlo Ossola and a Scientific Committee.

The project ‘’Dante e la Grecia’’ aims to highlight the relevance of Dante Alighieri with the ancient and modern Greek culture.

The conference will take place between 27.09.2021 and 11.11.2021 in Nicosia, Athens, Bari, Salerno and Milan.

You may find below information on the conference :


The conference will end on November 20, 2021, at the tomb of Dante in Ravenna with the recitation of the poet’s lyrics in Greek.
You may find information and follow the speeches of the conference using the following addresses:



The Philhellenism Museum organizes in August – September 2021 an exhibition entitled “1821: Philhellenism and the struggle of the Greeks at sea”, at the Kairios library in Chora, Andros. The exhibition honors the struggle of the Greeks at sea and the memory of the Belgian Philhellene Auguste Delannoy, who after fighting heroically in many battles in Greece, left his last breath in Andros.






The ceremony will take place on July 7, 2021, at 19.00, at the Museum of Philhellenism.

The Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP – organizes an opening ceremony of the Philhellenism Museum (

On the opening day, a ceremony will take place during which the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum will award the Lord Byron medal and an honorary diploma to 15 descendants of important Philhellenes who supported Greece during the Greek Revolution.

  • From France: Charles Nicolas Fabvier, Pasquale Gambini, Jean-François Maxime Raybaud, Olivier Voutier
  • From Germany: Wilhelm Bellier de Launoy , Heinrich Treiber
  • From Switzerland: Jean-Gabriel Eynard, Henri Fornèsy
  • From USA: Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe
  • From Italy: Giuseppe Chiappe, Michele Gramsi
  • From the United Kingdom: Frank Abney Hastings

Attached you will find an appendix with short biographical notes of these Philhellenes.

We will also honour four representatives of the academic community from Spain, Poland and the United Kingdom and a diplomat from Belgium, who researched different aspects of Philhellenism and helped record the biographies of Philhellenes:

  • William St Clair
  • Theo Dirix
  • Maria Kalinowska
  • Eva Latorre
  • Gosciwit Malinowski

The ceremony will be attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Dendias (SHP´s actions are under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the Minister of Culture Ms. Mendoni, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Vlassis, the Regional Governor of Attica Mr. Patoulis, the Secretary General of the Academy of Athens Mr. Zerefos, the Ambassadors of the USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Poland, as well as Representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament, etc.

You may follow the vent from the following link:

For Info:
Tel. +30.210.8094750