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Selected Presentations

Ben Franklin's World Podcast

Ben Franklin's World is a podcast for people who love history and want to know more about the early American past. I had the chance to chat about my book with host Dr. Liz Covart in March 2022. Download it here or wherever you download your favorite podcasts!


University of California, Los Angeles, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture

“Grassroots Mobilization of American Philhellenism,” virtual, (November 20, 2021)

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American School for Classical Studies, Athens

“Philhellenism and the Development of Female-led Reform in the United States,” American School for Classical Studies in Athens, virtual, (June 1, 2021)

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University of Illinois at Chicago

“Loving Greece in America: Philhellenism, Philanthropy, and the Greek Revolution,” Classics and Mediterranean Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, virtual, (May 16, 2021)

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Hellenic Studies Program at Yale University

The Greek Revolution Across the Globe, Yale University, Hellenic Studies Program, virtual, (March 31, 2021)

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National Hellenic Museum, March 2021

In the second program in NHM's week of digital programming in Celebration of the bicentennial of Greek Independence, NHM Resident Scholar Dr. Katie Kelaidis sits down with Dr. Maureen Santelli to discuss American Philhellenism and its relationship to both the Greek War for Independence and American reform movements.

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Authors in Conversation: Cornell University Press

In this video, the fourth of a series of online conversations with recent authors in Cornell University Press's The United States in the World Series, Maureen Connors Santelli (Northern Virginia Community College) and Nancy Shoemaker (University of Connecticut-Storrs) speak with Judy Tzu-Chun Wu (UC Irvine) about their new books The Greek Fire and Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles.

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Pour Over History with the Loudoun Museum

Loudoun Museum in Loudoun County, Virginia, Executive Director Dr. Joe Rizzo is joined by Dr. Maureen Connors Santelli for our latest Pour Over History to talk about her new book, The Greek Fire, from Cornell University Press. Grab some coffee and hear about the American response to the Greek Revolution in the early 19th century!

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Podcast: The Idea of Greece by Hellenic Heritage Foundation

Episode Six: Philhellenes and the Greek Revolution, March 15, 2021
I joined Georgia Balogiannis, Professor Sakis Gekas, the HHF Chair in Modern Greek History at York University in Toronto, and Chris Gekas, Co-Founder of the Greek-Canadian History Project and a historian with the HHF, in a discussion about American and European Philhellenes who took up the cause of the Greek Revolutionary War.

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