It is an honor to be part of this special documentary produced by the Hellenic Parliament Television on the parliaments of modern Greece. Take a tour back in time to see the historic background of the first steps of parliamentarism in modern Greece.
This is the 3rd episode (out of 10) on the parliaments of Aegina and Nafplion, first broadcasted on Hellenic Parliament TV (YouTube channel) on 5 April 2019
Work on the history of the parliamentary assemblies of modern Greece began back in 2008. The late President of the Hellenic Parliament, Dimitris Sioufas, instructed the parliamentary administration to prepare a preliminary study on the condition of the former parliamentary assemblies. Project teams, with the involvement of civil engineers and architects, visited the parliamentary grounds and prepared a general assessment that was presented to the President in the autumn of 2008. The aforementioned project sparked the idea to create a relevant TV series, which was eventually materialized by Takis Kampras (arrangement and overall lead), Dr Haralambis Kyrkos (scientific supervision), and Taina Grigoriadou (director). As project leader, I am particularly proud to have contributed to highlighting a significant part of the history of the parliamentary institutions in modern Greece. More on the production of this series and its significance for the study of parliamentarism may be found in a recent interview (in Greek). For the record, this was my second appearance on the Hellenic Parliament TV. The first one, a review of the riots that took place on 8 November 1901 in Athens, may be viewed here.