2019 Streams

  
2019 Conference Streams-Panels-Sessions-Tracks-Sections Organized by ATINER

(Due to the 100% international character of our events, the terms above can be interpreted differently by each participant. To ATINER, all those terms are used interchangeably as variants of the same notion of one or more sessions which are thematic and are organized as part of one of our general (non-thematic) conferences. If you want to organize such a thematic event, please review our policy and guidelines, for more details)

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3-6 January 2019
A Stream on Ancient Greek Law in the 21st Century
as part of the 6th 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: 31 May 2018
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3-6 January 2019
A Steam on “Welcome back, Epictetus!”
as part of the 6th 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 nature of things is their essential bipartition in proairetic things and in aproairetic things. And which is the human faculty specifically dedicated to put in place this diairesis and to recognize the difference between what is proairetic and what is aproairetic? It is the proairesis. Is Epictetus the only philosopher who has been able to define the issue at stake in its exact terms and who has given the correct answer? 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: 31 May 2018
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3-6 January 2019
A Stream on “Byzantine History & Arts”
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Membership, ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.
The aim of the stream is to bring together scholars and students of Byzantine Studies, focusing on the areas of History and Arts. The fields of study implied are quite broad, covering all aspects and periods of byzantine history (politics, economics, society, religion etc), and all forms and periods of byzantine art, from church architecture, iconography and mosaics, to “minor arts”, like metalwork, hardstone carving and jewelry, including artistic traditions of other cities that inherited and/or still maintain the byzantine style. Moreover, stream will look at Byzantium’s role as a bridge between the classical and modern world, as well as its significant legacy to the social, political and cultural development of the Near East, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the West.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
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3-6 January 2019
A Stream on “Moral Philosophy and the Quality of Life”
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Stream Leader: Dr. Carmen Cozma, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Department of Philosophy, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Romania.
Concerned with the moral values and principles, and with the ethical theories to be applied to different situations, moral philosophy essentially focuses on the question of a ‘life that is worth living’ for individuals and communities alike. Throughout a long and rich history, from ancient times to the 21st century, moral philosophy continuously urges to reflection-in-and–on-action challenging us to activate the full human potential in the effort to map ways to improving the quality of life. Especially in the present context, we have to cope with a multileveled crisis, we become much more aware of the precious teachings of ethics in its broad meaning, which require to be disclosed and used as ground for the development of a good moral character aiming to ‘happiness’ as the ultimate purpose of a flourishing human life: a life ‘in accordance with virtue’, as Aristotle said; respectively, to achieving a higher quality of life for which the cultivation of wisdom and the guiding doctrine of the ‘mean’ are pivotal factors. A multidisciplinary debate opens to philosophical approaches, and also to any other humanities fields, social sciences and arts’ contributions of scholars interested to explore and to share knowledge related to the topic.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
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10-13 June 2019
A Stream on “The Impacts of Placemaking, Public Art & Urban Innovation on Contemporary Tourism”
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Tourism
Stream Leader: Dr. Mark Pennings, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Creative Industries Faculty, School of Creative Practice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.
The massive expansion of tourism in the period of globalisation has led to an acceleration in human mobility, with diverse impacts on cities and the lives of tourists and local inhabitants. In this trillion-dollar industry, many cities are seeking to adapt to new challenges and opportunities that have emerged by designing urban sites to appeal to leisure and business tourists, without compromising the needs of local communities. In this process, cities such as New York, Tokyo, and Berlin have been, and are, developing urban landscapes using place-making design principles and concepts to offer unique cultural experiences and lifestyles that celebrate place identity. While at the same time, they are rehabilitating and often gentrifying urban precincts with retail, hospitality, and leisure activities that conform to a global lifestyle and aesthetic. Cities can improve the urban experience by ensuring public parks, public squares and plazas, encourage visits to urban centres and afford intellectual, emotional, and social connections with various aspects of place. Enlisting creative practitioners, such as artists, landscape architects, architects, and urban designers to not just decorate, but enhance the urban experience, is a vital draw for tourists, and encourages a deeper connection to place for locals. These factors are essential for any city that seeks to be attractive to tourists who want a unique short-term travelling experience and the opportunity to live in a city of their choice for extended periods to share the lifestyles of local inhabitants. Researchers and theorists in fields such as tourism studies, art history and theory, landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, social studies, cultural theory, and future studies are welcome to submit proposals for this topic.
Deadline: Open
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