“Our city is open to the world, we never expel a foreigner from learning or seeing”
“τήν τε γὰρ πόλιν κοινὴν παρέχομεν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὅτε ξενηλασίαις ἀπείργομέν τινά ἢ μαθήματος ἢ θεάματος”
Pericles’ Funeral Oration from Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
This is ATINER’s official website. ATINER was established in 1995 as an independent world member-based association of academics and researchers. Athens was chosen as the meeting place because of its long history and culture. ATINER’s mission is to act as a forum where academics and researchers from all over the world can meet to exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments in their disciplines. Homer (3000 years ago) was the first to call such meetings symposiums, a word that today is used by many languages to describe academic meetings. In Classical Athens of the 5th Century BCE, such academic meetings reached their colophon of glory, especially those with Socrates’ participation. The epic ergo of Plato’s Symposium can be considered as the archives (book proceedings) of just one of many such academic meeting.
ATINER aims to revive Athens’ long historical tradition by organizing and hosting international conferences and symposiums as well as promoting research and producing publications. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 such international academic meetings, attended by academics from close to one thousand universities and other academic institutions from 120 different countries and around the world. A guide on ATINER’s academic events is available here. It has published more than 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here) with close to 1500 papers on various subjects, and in 2014 a series of e-journals (click here).
Academically, the association is organized into six Divisions and thirty-five Units. Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. ATINER encourages other Institutions to participate as joint members in these research projects.
Membership of ATINER is open to all academics and researchers from all over the world. The list of the current membership is available on: academic members. Currently, ATINER has 2587 members from 117 different countries. Members are invited to undertake a number of academic activities. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that ATINER bears no responsibility for any actions taken or opinions expressed by its Academic Members. Opinions or actions, which do not comply with ATINER’s mission and policy, are strictly personal.
Since 2012, ATINER has also organized a number of smaller events, such as roundtable discussions and public speeches (click here for details). For press releases on these events and other activities please click here.