2018 Panels

  
2018 Conference Streams Organized by ATINER
(Each Stream is part of an International Conference)
Abstract Submission Information
3-6 January 2018
A Stream on Ancient Greek Law in the 21st Century as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Vasileios Adamidis, Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Interest in the study of ancient Greek law has been revived in recent years. Traditionally, research had been largely confined to the better attested legal system of the classical Athenian democracy. Yet, early (archaic) Greek law as well as the legal systems of other city-states have formed the focus of latest studies relating to politics, classics, legal history, social and cultural anthropology. This cross disciplinary approach to Greek law proves that its study need not be a sterile examination of the distant past. On the contrary, lessons can be extracted if research is linked with contemporary issues in a way that leads to an intellectual ferment for the improvement of our lives.
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2018
A Steam on “Welcome back, Epictetus!” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Franco Scalenghe, Independent Scholar Former member of the Laboratorio Internazionale di Genetica e Biofisica (LIGB) of the CNR (National Research Council), Naples, Italy.
Welcome back, Epictetus! “Man, what is special about you? The creature? No. The mortal? No. The use of impressions? No. The ability to acknowledge the nature of things is the special element that you have: adorn and embellish that”. According to Epictetus, what is the rightly understood human nature? It is the ability to recognize the nature of things and then to behave in every situation in a way consistent with it. And which is the nature of things? The characteristic that distinguishes the man from all other creatures is it the ‘reason’, or the human faculty that he calls ‘proairesis’?. Is this solution absolutely valid both for those, philosophers and non-philosophers, who understand it and for those who do not understand or deny it?
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2018
A Stream on “Teaching and Researching Ancient Philosophy in the Contemporary World” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Ignacio Garcia Pena, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Salamanca, Spain.
Ancient Philosophy is one of the fundamental basis of our culture. Over twenty five hundred years ago some people began to use their reasoning in a different way so as to try to discover the way nature works and how to live their lives in order to find happiness and create a better society. All those questions and the very same way of thinking are still present in our contemporary world, but societies and technology have changed so much and so quickly that those ancient thoughts could seem strange and remote to our current mentality. Nevertheless, the first philosophers can help us understand several aspects of our lives, so they deserve to be taught and studied. The aim of the stream is to help participants enhance their way of imparting knowledge by exchanging ideas about different approaches in teaching and researching Ancient Philosophy in our globalised world and multicultural societies.
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
3-6 January 2018
A Stream on “The Status and Standing of Contemporary Consciousness” as part of the
5th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Pd Dr. Sander Wilkens, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Berlin University of Technology, Germany.
Roughly, the history of modernity is the path from plurality to subjectivity (or individuality). Famous lessons in this sense have been learned from Hegel and the arts and their corresponding historians. Individuality has become the stamp of modernity comprising the most important strands of philosophy from substantial Cartesian mind (the ‘I’), the perceiver and reflective person in sensualism, transcendental apperception (Kant) to subjectivity and absolute reason with Hegel. Contributions from the humanities including the arts are welcome, in addition sociology, psychology, even neuroscience and information theory.
Deadline: 30 June 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
26-29 March 2018
A Stream on “Tourism and the Mediterranean Countries” as part of the
11th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism Research Unit, ATINER & Researcher, Department of Economic Analysis & Research, Central Bank of Greece, Greece.
We are looking for papers from all areas of Tourism in the Mediterranean basin.
Deadline: 31 August 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
26-29 March 2018
A Stream on Evaluation of Marine Ecological Services: The Mediterranean as part of the
11th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Mordechai Shechter, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Haifa, Israel.
Commenting on a recent staging of Sophocles’ Antigone in Melbourne, Australian playwright Christine Lambrianidis claimed that “Greek tragedy remains the most modern form of drama [because] it is unafraid to question everything we value”. This stream will look at the continual appeal of Greek tragedy beyond the Mediterranean countries, focusing on modern stagings and adaptations throughout the world. Papers are invited that discuss the use of Greek tragedy in fiction, comic books, theatre, opera, television and cinema beyond the Southern European area, and explore the motivation for the use of the classics for audiences that may not be familiar with them. Topics may include the use of Greek tragedy to discuss contemporary political and historical events, gender issues, post-colonial identities, social and war trauma, religious debates and ethical concerns; revisionist rewritings by women authors; adaptations in non-Western theatrical traditions and in post-dramatic theatre; new translations; productions in higher education settings; directors’ perspectives.
Deadline: 31 August 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “Languages in Societies: Critical Perspectives” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leader: Dr Sylvie Roy, Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
This stream will examine languages in societies from critical perspectives. From different fields such as socio-linguistics, sociology in education, bilingual education, multilingualism, language policy, and so on, presenters will focus their attention to how languages are used or learned, who decide how and what languages are prioritised and what are the consequences of a particular usage of a language or languages for its population. All studies are welcomed from ESL adults to youth and children learning languages in school settings. In addition, other topics could be : the value of languages in global settings, indigenous revitalization and ideologies surrounding a particular languages or varieties of languages. The main focus would be to adhere to a critical lens while looking at actual data related to the topic.
Deadline: 2 October 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on “ Interweaving Ethnicities, Faiths, LGBTIQ Genders and Sexualities” as part of the
12th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Stream Leader: Dr. Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Deakin University, Australia.
We are looking for papers from all areas of socio-cultural, anthropological and human rights studies and other related disciplines.
Deadline: 2 October 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
7-10
May 2018
A Stream on Children and Young People’s Nursing as part of the
4th Annual International Conference on Nursing
Stream Leader: Mr. Jason Pritchard Senior Lecturer Children and Young People’s Nursing and Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner Coventry University, UK.
This specialised stream is designed to capture, consider and disseminate fundamental developments within paediatric nursing and research. The strength of the stream is the diversity and international backgrounds that contribute to best-practice, innovation and policy development. The stream will benefit from submissions that originate from various practice and academic backgrounds.
Deadline: 2 October 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
11-14
June 2018
A Stream on Cinema as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Stream Leader: Dr. Daniel Binns, Academic Member, ATINER & Lecturer, RMIT University, Australia.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of all areas of cinema studies: film analysis, studies of film-economics and film-philosophy, film technology and history, and other attendant areas of inquiry.
Deadline: 6 November 2017
Abstract Submitting Form