2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

9-12 April 2009, Athens, Greece

Sponsored by

THE ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AT.IN.E.R.)

Under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Conference Venue: St George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel, 2 Kleomenous Street, Lycabettus, Athens.

 

 

Organizing AND SCIENTIFIC Committee

Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President & Director, ATINER.

Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece.

Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Professor, Sam Houston University, USA and Vice-President of ATINER

Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.

Dr. Ioanna Papadopoulou, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, University of Thrace, Greece.

Dr. Evangelia Aleksandru Sarlak, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Isik University, Turkey.

Dr. Marina Stefania Giannakaki, Deputy Head, Research Unit of Education, ATINER.

Dr. Stavroula Varella, Academic Member, ATINER & Research Fellow, University of Sussex, U.K.

Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Instructor, Department of Tourism of the Technological Institute of Piraeus & Department of Commerce and Advertising of the Technological Institute of Lamia & Researcher, ATINER.

 

 

Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (atinerae@atiner.gr)

Administration: Fani Balaska, Christos Frantzeskakis, Eirini Lentzou, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka

 

 

Conference Program

Thursday, 9th of April 2009

(The time for each session includes a 10 minutes coffee break)

 

08:00-08:20 Registration

08:20-08:30 Welcome and Opening Speech

Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER and General Secretary, Economic and Social Council of Greece.

Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece.

 

08:30-10:00 SESSION I

Chair: Papanikos, G.T., Director, ATINER and General Secretary, Economic and Social Council of Greece.

  1. Akkoyunlu-Wigley, A., Associate Professor, Hacettepe University, Turkey, Mihci, S., Associate Professor, Hacettepe University, Turkey & Mihci, H., Associate Professor, Turkey. Trade Liberalization and Spatial Inequality: Turkish Case.

2.      Aray, H., Assistant Professor, University of Granada, Spain & Agnani, B., Assistant Professor, University of Granada, Spain. Political Parties, Two Level Governance and Economic Growth.

3.      Morche, F-J., Researcher, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Economic Agency Relations in Mediterranean Trade 1350-1450-Evidence from Venetian Merchant Letters.

 

10:00-11:30 SESSION II

Chair: Dr. Christ Georg, Heidelberg University, Germany

  1. Katsan, G., Assistant Professor, Queens College, USA. The Way we Live Now: Reflections of Contemporary Culture in Recent Greek Novels.
  2. Vicens-Saiz, B., Ph.D. Student, UCLA, Spain. Between Africa and Europe: Representations of Islam and North Africa by Catalan Intellectuals at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.
  3. Che, J., Researcher, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea. A Court for Homicide Presented in Drakos Law: Akousios and Bouleusis.

4.      Chebbi, A., Associate Professor, Economics and Quantitative Methods Department, Tunisia. Technology Adoption, Industrial Structure, and Growth in Emerging Economies.

 

11:30-13:00 SESSION III

Chair: Dr. Katsas, G.A., Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece. 

  1. Marufoglu, S., Associate Professor, Qatar University, Qatar. The Political Activities of the some Colonialist European Countries in the East Mediterranean Arab Provinces before the World War I.
  2. Pitsoulis, A., Assistant Professor, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany. Who Proposed the Compulsory Nature of the Greco-Turkish Exchange of Populations?
  3. Kesseiri, R., Academic Supervisor, Culture and Communication Consultancy, UK. Post Independent Algeria and the Arab Maghrib: Between Geopolitics and the Dictates of Ideology.
  4. Frings, M., PhD Candidate, Phillips-Marburg University, Germany. Value-Oriented Foreign Policy: Stake or Obstacle of European Democracy Promotion?
  5. Turhan Hurmi, A.B., Assistant Professor, Atilim University, Turkey. The Never-Ending Story: Turkey and the European Union.

 

13:00-14:00: LUNCH

 

14:00-15:30 SESSION IV

Chair: Kesseiri, R., Academic Supervisor, Culture and Communication Consultancy, UK.

  1. Moallem, M., Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Nation on the Move: A Digital Project.
  2. Urma, M., Professor, University of Arts George Enescu Iasi, Romania. The Impact of the Roman Domination upon the Architectural Space in Ancient Greece.
  3. Urkevich, L., Associate Professor, American University of Kuwait, USA. Mediterranean Influences on the Musical Culture of Western Saudi Arabia.
  4. Rhee, S-W., Researcher, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. Algeria as the Other in French Cinema: Encountering Pépé le Moko (1937, Julien Duvivier).

 

15:30-16:30 SESSION V

Chair: Marufoglu, S., Associate Professor, Qatar University, Qatar.

  1. Al-Hamarneh, A., Assistant Professor, University of Mainz, Germany. MediterraneanSea of Knowledge Exchange: The European Dimension of Internationalization of Higher Education in the Arab World.
  2. Frantzi, K., Lecturer, New South Wales University, Australia. Eros and the Sacred in the Mediterranean.
  3. Sadun Bordoni, G., Associate Professor, University of Teramo, Italy. Human Rights and Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean.

 

 

20:30-22:30 GREEK NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

 

Friday, 10th of April 2009

 

09:30-11:00 SESSION VI

Chair: Moallem, M., Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

  1. Canavas, C., Professor, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty Life Sciences, Germany. What did the Ambassadors Really See?Literary and Historical Sources for a Comparative Approach of Arabic and Byzantine Technology
  2. Meshal, R., Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, USA. Harbingers of Modernity in the Sixteenth Century Muslim Mediterranean.
  3. Sumertas, F.M., Instructor, Anadolu University, Turkey. Tarih-i Ayasofya: An Inquiry on the 19th ct. Historicism on the Imperial Monument.
  4. Lopez-Jantzen, N., Ph. D. Student, Fordham University, USA. Between East and West: King Aistulfs Conquest of Ravenna and Vision of Lombard Kingship.

 

11:00-12:30 SESSION VII

Chair: Canavas, C., Professor, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty Life Sciences, Germany.

  1. Mujani, W.K., Associate Professor, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia & Yaakub, N.I., Associate Professor, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia. The Deterioration of Industry in Egypt during the Mamluk Period (1468-1517).
  2. Oztaskin, G.K., Lecturer, Demizli Pamukkale University, Turkey & Sezgin T., Research Assistant, Lecturer, Demizli Pamukkale University, Turkey. Early Byzantine Church at Lagina Hekate Temenos in Mugla.
  3. Ibrahim, E.H., Associate Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon. Foolery as a Means to Personal Safety: The Comic Apprehension of Power Relations in Emile Habibis the Pessoptimist.

 

12:30-13:30: LUNCH

 

13:30-15:00 SESSION VIII

Chair:  Mujani, W.K., Associate Professor, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.

  1. Joseph, S., Assistant Professor, Zayed University, Dubai. The Usufruct Rights of Women in Islamic Law: The Case of Ottoman Syria.
  2. Unlu, T., Assistant Professor, Mersin University, Turkey & Selvi-Unlu, T., Researcher, Mersin University, Turkey. The Custom Square and Pier of Mersin: Changing Roles from Past to Present.
  3. Wasileski, G., Ph.D. Student, University of Delware, USA & Miller, M.J., Professor, University of Delware, USA. Gender Equality and Regularization Policies. (Friday, April 10th, 2009)
  4. Rossi, M., Lecturer, University of Sannio, Italy & Martini, E., Lecturer, University of Sannio, Italy. Territorial Dimension and Made in Italy: Restraints and Opportunities for Italian SMEs. (Friday, April 10th, 2009)

 

 

15:00-16:30 SESSION IX

Chair: *Ibrahim, E.H., Associate Professor, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

  1. Kirval, L., Assistant Professor, Instanbul Technical University, Turkey. Turkeys Western Orientation: A Euro-Mediterranean Historical Legacy.
  2. Kivilcim, F., Research Assistant, Anadolu University, Turkey. The Analysis of Change Patterns of a Historical Built Landscape in order to Determine new Uses Case Study: Odunpazari, Eskisehir.
  3. Gawrych, G., Associate Professor, Baylor University, USA and Bilkent University, Turkey. Conversation with Officer and Commander: Insights into Mustafa Kemal Atatürks Military Thought on the Eve of World War I.
  4. Guldogan, I., Researcher, Anadolu University, Turkey. Historical Heritage in Eskisehir, Turkey.
  5. Yegen, M., Faculty Member, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. The Fuzzy Logic of Turkish Nationalism.

 

 

20:00-21:30 DINNER


Saturday, 11th of April 2009

Tour: Departure 08:00 Return 12:30

Details during registration.

 

Sunday, 12th of April 2009

One Day Cruise to the Aegean Islands (includes Lunch):
07:00 Bus Departure 20:30 Return

Details during registration.