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We're pleased to release a new season of our public history podcast The HHF Presents. This season, we are marking the 50th anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus with a five-part series called Cyprus: An Island Divided, looking at the island nation, its history, people and culture.
Produced by our award-winning HHF History Committee, The HHF Presents looks at Greek –and now Cypriot – history, through an objective lens and from a diaspora perspective. It's not what you may have learned in Greek School!

The five episodes of Cyprus: An Island Divided will include an introduction to early Cypriot history and culture, the history and politics of the new republic, the events of 1974 and the efforts at a peaceful resolution. Episode 4 also looks at the Cypriot diaspora. There are the personal stories of Cypriots and how 1974 affected them. Hosted by Sandra Gionas and George Panayi, we hope this series brings a deeper understanding of historical events and the Cypriot conflict.

This is the fifth season of The HHF Presents. Previous seasons include The Idea of Greece, a 200th anniversary retrospective of the Greek War of Independence; Kore 670: The Podcast, a look at the 2022 Kore exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, Exodus: The Stories of 1922 on the expulsion of Greeks from Asia Minor, and Edo Polytechnio, a look at the 1973 student occupation of the Athens Polytechnio.

Exodus: The Stores of 1922 won the 2023 Canadian Ethnic Media Association's award for Best Podcast Series. The HHF History Committee was also awarded the 2019 Heritage Toronto Community History Award for its year-long efforts to commemorate the 1918 Anti-Greek Riots in Toronto.

The HHF’s History Committee is made up of volunteers from all walks of life, with a passion for our history. They engage in public history projects that will enrich the lives of our Greek Canadian diaspora, and through podcasting, reach a wider diaspora audience. 

You can find all our podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcast and on our website at We would love to hear your thoughts on our work. 
This season of The HHF Presents was sponsored by Agape Greek Radio.
You can listen to Episode One: Intro to Cyprus here:

June 20, 2024

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