Online roundtable discussion: ‘Golden Dawn: Is this the end of the story?’

Online | 19 November 2020, 18:00-20:00 CET


Organized by: Maria Boletsi (Leiden University & University of Amsterdam), Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford University), Kristina Gedgaudaite (Princeton University), with the support of TORCH (Oxford University Humanities Research Center)

A few days after the final chapter in the historical trial of the Golden Dawn, Greece’s neo-Nazi party, has been completed with its conviction as a criminal organization, this is a moment to return to the phenomenon of its popularity and scrutinize the narrative of its rise and fall. What have been the social, cultural, and political forces that allowed the Golden Dawn’s rise and popularity, making its acts possible but also normalizing its practices for a part of the population? How popular was the party’s discourse, which narratives and languages did it rest on, and what traces of that discourse may we still find in other forms of populist rhetoric and popular narratives? And, finally, is this the end of the neofascist presence in Greek politics?


A roundtable discussion with the following speakers:

  • Georgios-Evgenios Douliakas MA, Leiden University
  • Marina Terkourafi, Leiden University
  • Costas Douzinas, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Eleftheria Ioannidou, University of Groningen
  • Maria Margaronis, London correspondent of The Nation and BBC Radio
  • Emilia Salvanou, Utrecht University


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