Globalizing the Greek-Turkish 1922: displacements, population movements and the coming of the national state

Hybrid event

2022 marks the centenary of the conclusion of the Greek-Turkish War in Asia Minor. The conclusion of the conflict and the subsequent Lausanne Peace Treaty (1923) reshaped the landscape of south-eastern Europe and the Middle East and became a landmark event in the modern history of displacement and refugeedom. The Greek-Turkish population exchange had an eventful afterlife. It became a template for demographic politics and partitions across the globe – from Central Europe (Nazi Germany) to South Asia (India/Pakistan) and the Middle East (Israel/Palestine). This panel brings together scholars working on refugee memory, population transfers, minority politics and interwar international history to reflect on the global dynamics of the Greek-Turkish moment.