2021 Small Symposiums

  
2021 Small Symposiums 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)

Abstract Submission Information
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4-7 January 2021
Architecture
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Nicholas N. Patricios
, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Analysis, ATINER and Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA.
Dr. Clara Germana Gonçalves, Head, Architecture Unit, ATINER & Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University and Associate Professor, ISMAT (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes), Portugal.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Architecture.
Deadline: 23 November 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
2
4-7 January 2021
History & Archaeology
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Steven Oberhelman
, Professor of Classics, Holder of the George Sumey Jr Endowed Professorship of Liberal Arts, and Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, USA, Vice President of International Programs, ATINER and Editor of the Athens Journal of History.
Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice President of Academic Membership, ATINER & Professor of History, Sam Houston University, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together scholars and students of all areas of history, archaeology and other related disciplines.
Deadline: 23 November 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
3
4-7 January 2021
Education
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Academic Responsible:
Dr. John Spiridakis
, Co-Editor, Athens Journal of Education & Professor, St. John University, USA and Dr. Alexander Makedon, Head, Education Unit, ATINER & Independent Scholar (Retired Full Professor, Chicago State University, USA).
The aim of this symposium is to bring together scholars and students of Education, Pedagogy, and other related disciplines in order to discuss all aspects and latest developments within the related fields. These areas of research include history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, economics of education, education policies and laws, science education, and even media, communication and technology studies, race and ethnic studies, feminist and cultural studies, and every conceivable scientific area that pertains to all levels of education – primary, secondary and higher.
Deadline: 23 November 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
Papers to be Presented
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4-7 January 2021
Philosophy
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Patricia Hanna
, Head, Philosophy Unit of ATINER & Professor, University of Utah, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers of philosophy.
Deadline: 23 November 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
Papers to be Presented
5
4-7 January 2021
Literature
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Stamos Metzidakis
, Head, Literature Unit, ATINER & Professor Emeritus of French and Comparative Literature, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA & Adjunct Professor of French, Hunter College-CUNY, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of literature and other related disciplines.
Deadline: 23 November 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
Papers to be Presented
6
4-7 January 2021
Languages & Linguistics
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos
, Head, Languages & Linguistics Unit, ATINER and Instructor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, The University of British Columbia, Canada.
The symposium is soliciting papers (in English only) from all areas of languages, linguistics and other related disciplines.
Deadline: 23 November 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
7
4-7 January 2021
Computer Art
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Pascal Jollivet, Head, Computer Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, Université de Technologie de Compiègne / Sorbonne Université, France.
Dr. Panos Petratos, Vice-President of Information Communications Technology, ATINER & Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology & Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.
Dr. Stephen Andrew Arbury, Head, Arts & Culture Unit, ATINER & Professor of Art History, Radford University, USA.
The symposium is soliciting papers (in English only) from all areas of Computer and Digital Art such as: Graphic software, Robot painting, Neural style transfer, Computer-generated visual media, Computer generated 3D still imagery, Computer generated animated imagery, Digital installation art, etc.
Deadline: 23 November 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
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4-7 January 2021
Who Are The Greeks? The Evolution of Greek Identity Over The Ages
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, Director, Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS) & Associate Professor, The University of Alabama, USA.
Since their earliest writings, Greeks grappled with the question of identity, aware that the different Greek tribes belonged in a Hellenic ἔθνος (nation) and declaring succinctly to the world that “πᾶς μὴ Ἕλλην βάρβαρος”, every non-Greek is a barbarian. Nevertheless, they were also aware that each Greek tribe’s unique characteristics kept it separate from other Greeks. Throughout their long history, the Greeks struggled to self-define as Hellenes but also link themselves to other nations, in the way the Romans brunched out in the West, creating kindred nations and cognate languages throughout Europe. But for the Greeks, this did not happen. Despite the long-lasting hold and influence their language and culture had in the East, the closest they ever came to it was Percy Shelley’s declaration “We are all Greeks”, acknowledging that Western laws, literature, religion and arts have their roots in Greece. At the same time, Greece being at the crossroads between East and West, with one “leg” in Europe and another in Asia Minor, a historically Greek region, they have oscillated culturally and politically between Eastern and Western leanings, influences and affections, even throughout the Byzantine period and up to the modern age. The struggle seemed to be “settled” when a Greek politician famously declared in 1977, “Ανήκομεν εἰς τήν Δύσιν”, we belong in the West. Yet, as if to prove him wrong, the Greeks have not stopped repeating the self-identification as “ανάδελφον έθνος”, a nation without any kindred races anywhere in the world. Therefore, for this symposium, we are looking for papers that will address the question of Greek identity, ancient and modern, as well as the impact of definitions.
Deadline: 23 November 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
9
3-6 May 2021
Shadow Economy and Criminal Activity: Social Changes and Response Policies
as part of the 8th Annual International Conference on Business, Law & Economics
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Manuela Pulina
, Associate Professor, University of Sassari, Italy.
Dr. Maria Gabriela Ladu, Lecturer, University of Sassari, Italy.
The twenty-first century has brought new challenges for business, laws and economics. The underground economy and criminal activities, together with economic turmoil, globalisation, inequalities pose new threats for individuals’ well-being in both developed and developing countries. Public institutions, police activity and communities need to assess and monitor social and economic trends and impacts driven by the illegal business and criminal activity. This session will bring together the latest research on the illegal use of the territory and the implications in terms of social effects and governance.
Deadline: 4 January 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
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3-6 May 2021
Emerging Trends in Social Research Methods
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Felice Addeo, Associate Professor, University of Salerno, Italy.
Dr. Angela Delli Paoli, Adjunct Professor, University of Salerno, Italy.

The session aims to discuss current developments in social research methods. Presentations can cover a broad range of topics related to recent methodological trends, from innovations in traditional methods to the e-methods and online research methodology. The focus will be on the whole research process: from data collection, generation, curation and storage to data analysis and data output and access. Contributions on the methodological challenge – how we can develop insightful research questions from the vast quantities and varieties of data – are welcome.
Deadline: 4 January 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
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3-6 May 2021
The Social Dilemma: The Challenges of Doing Research on and with Social Media
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Sociology
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Gabriella Punziano, Assistant Professor, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

All the main activities through which we share emotions, preferences, orientations, interests, tastes could be performed online and the social platforms are the nodal points that make this possible. All our online activities could generate some sort of data and all the social platforms that help us to perform these activities are also those who create and own these data. And they use this data to know more about us than we know ourselves. The Netflix docufilm “The Social Dilemma” quotes the famous sentence “If you don’t pay for a product, then you are the product”, a lesson the Grimm brothers taught us in the 1700s, with the Rumpelstiltskin’s fairy tale. Then a question arises: if it is so clear that the data collected by these social platforms, by which they profile browsing experiences tailored to our preferences, are also the basis through which they try to orient users’ preferences by implementing mechanisms of manipulation and psychological induction, then how valid/useful is it to use data from social platforms to study individual behavior and social change for the purposes of social research? How can we adequately problematize this aspect and work away from the influences that the processes of manipulation of the user as a product put in place? This symposium welcomes contributions that develop theoretical reasoning or empirical evidence on these issues to be used as a collective basis to start a new and deeper reasoning on these topics. Academics and researchers from all areas of social sciences (politics, sociology, economics, cultural studies, media studies, etc.) are more than welcome to contribute to this symposium.
Deadline: 4 January 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
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3-6 May 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 Epidemic on Immunization Activities
as part of the
9th Annual International Conference on Health & Medical Sciences
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Vickie Hughes
, Director, Health & Medical Sciences Division, ATINER & Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Dr. Andriana Margariti, Head, Medicine Unit, ATINER & Professor, Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers interested in examining the impact of the COVID-19 on the immunization activities.
Deadline: 4 January 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
13
17-20 May 2021
Educational Leadership
as part of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Education
Academic Responsible: Dr. Denver J. Fowler, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Southern Connecticut State University, USA.
The aim of the symposium is to bring together academics and researchers related to Educational Leadership.
Deadline: 18 January 2021 Abstract Submitting Form
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17-20 May 2021
New Trends in Arabic Language and Literacy Teaching
as part of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Education
Academic Responsible: Dr. Jessica Tsimprea Maluch, Assistant Professor, American University in Dubai, UAE.
The aim of this symposium is to bring together scholars and researchers from a variety of backgrounds to present their research on current pedagogy for Arabic language and literacy development, with a specific goal to inform teacher professional development and best practices. Research implications and implications for practice will be discussed.
Deadline: 18 January 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
15
31 May &
1-3 June 2021
Who Are The Greeks? The Evolution of Greek Identity Over The Ages
as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, Director, Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS) & Associate Professor, The University of Alabama, USA.
Since their earliest writings, Greeks grappled with the question of identity, aware that the different Greek tribes belonged in a Hellenic ἔθνος (nation) and declaring succinctly to the world that “πᾶς μὴ Ἕλλην βάρβαρος”, every non-Greek is a barbarian. Nevertheless, they were also aware that each Greek tribe’s unique characteristics kept it separate from other Greeks. Throughout their long history, the Greeks struggled to self-define as Hellenes but also link themselves to other nations, in the way the Romans brunched out in the West, creating kindred nations and cognate languages throughout Europe. But for the Greeks, this did not happen. Despite the long-lasting hold and influence their language and culture had in the East, the closest they ever came to it was Percy Shelley’s declaration “We are all Greeks”, acknowledging that Western laws, literature, religion and arts have their roots in Greece. At the same time, Greece being at the crossroads between East and West, with one “leg” in Europe and another in Asia Minor, a historically Greek region, they have oscillated culturally and politically between Eastern and Western leanings, influences and affections, even throughout the Byzantine period and up to the modern age. The struggle seemed to be “settled” when a Greek politician famously declared in 1977, “Ανήκομεν εἰς τήν Δύσιν”, we belong in the West. Yet, as if to prove him wrong, the Greeks have not stopped repeating the self-identification as “ανάδελφον έθνος”, a nation without any kindred races anywhere in the world. Therefore, for this symposium, we are looking for papers that will address the question of Greek identity, ancient and modern, as well as the impact of definitions.
Deadline: 1 February 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
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7-10 June 2021
The Transmission and Maintenance of Diaspora Identity Through time and Generation
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Maria-Irini Avgoulas, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Lecturer La Trobe University Australia.
Diaspora communities with their specific cultural identity are found throughout the world and exist on a continuum of redevelopment as they evolve. The experience of diaspora identity and the transmission of memory culture that supports identity maintenance may vary by generation, the original migrants and their descendants born in diaspora. Diaspora community members of all generations may maintain a sense of nostalgia but also negative emotions of not belonging to either their original homeland or the host community. This may be expressed as having two homelands and, in a sense, belonging to both. While potentially enriching, diaspora identity may in fact be more like belonging nowhere and being a stranger in both cultures. This may represent a negative emotion associated with the experience of migration and acculturation despite the generation of membership. This session will explore the transmission and maintenance of diaspora identity through time and generation and consider how associated psychosocial factors and the recreated social environment of the culture of origin may influence wellbeing and the experience of illness that are significant factors in overall health as well as the promotion of health and wellbeing in diaspora.
Deadline: Open
Abstract Submitting Form
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14-17 June 2021
The Economic, Medical, Political, Cultural Effects of Covid-19
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Politics
Academic Responsible:
Jan Reid, Academic Member, ATINER & President, Coast Economic Consulting, USA.
The goal of the symposium is to analyze all of the effects of the COVID-19 virus and the lock-down. We are particularly interested in the Economic, Medical, Political, and Cultural effects of COVID-19
Deadline: 15 February 2021
Abstract Submitting Form
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5-8 July 2021
Language of Politics
as part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Marija Liudvika Drazdauskiene, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Wszechnica Polska, Higher School in Warsaw, Poland.
The aim of the symposium is to discuss the purposes and targets of communication in politics and to disclose the role of language in achieving them. As politics means “the art and practice or running or governing a country” and managing “relationships between governments of different political parties and systems”, communication in politics always involves weighing, balancing and negotiating (Dictionary of Government and Politics, p. 210). It has been known since Aristotle that the matters of politics include five subjects: ways and means, war and peace, national defence, imports and exports and legislation (Aristotle. Rhetoric, Book I. 4, 15-25). Political speeches and writing relate to the art of speaking, which means that the authors have to mind “in any given case, the available means of persuasion” (Aristotle. Rhetoric, I.2, 26-30). Therefore the language of politics requires a masterful use of language which shows an informed mind, confidence of a leader and the skill of a speaker/writer. Political communication “urges somebody to do or not to do something” (Aristotle. Rhetoric, I.3, 5-10). On the one hand, political communication requires the knowledge of facts and political correctness, and on the other, the persuasive presentation of an argument. The political speaker or writer has to appeal to his colleagues, who are his equals, to the electorate, who have to be addressed on their level of knowledge, and to the supporters, who have to be convinced of the required action. That is why the language of politics encompasses the complete potential of a language, the mastery of psychology and rhetorical skills. It involves the broadest spectrum of verbal means. Like requirements to an orator in classical antiquity, the language of politics requires the broadest familiarity with subjects, language functions and the choice of words.
Deadline: 7 December 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
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5-8 July 2021
1st Hyálinos International Conference on Inter and Transdisciplinarity in Architecture
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Alberto Reaes Pinto, Coordinator / Professor, ULL – CITAD (Research Centre, ULL) / Lusíada University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Dr. Clara Germana Gonçalves, Head, Architecture Unit, ATINER & Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University and Associate Professor, ISMAT (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes), Portugal.
Dr. Maria João Dos Reis Moreira Soares, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Lusiada University – Lisbon, and Research Fellow, CITAD – Research Centre on Territory, Architecture & Design, Portugal.
The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Inter and/or Transdisciplinary Relationships in Architecture. The presentations may reflect on, but are not limited to, Architecture and Music, Architecture and Dance, Architecture and Mathematics, Architecture and the Arts, Architecture and Cinema, Architecture and Cosmology, Architecture and Science, Architecture and Philosophy, Harmony in Architecture, Harmonic Proportion, and Architectural Concepts such us: Space, Time, Harmony, Proportion, Notation, Representation, Presentation, Perception, Rhythm, Design, and Composition, etc. The intent is to study both theoretical and practical points of view, exploring, on the one hand, theoretical and practical cases existing in the architectural panorama, and on the other hand, proposing new perspectives and concrete creative situations. We aim to research the following questions (and others): What disciplines establish a relationship with architecture? How are these interrelationships established? What type of relationship governs their interaction? Is it based on language? Based on concepts? Who establishes such relationships? When do they take place? What is the specific context the individual author? Is there theoretical and continuous support or are these isolated experiences? What ideas are at stake? Why? What periods are most paradigmatic for each type of relationship? In what conceptual contexts? Which authors have put these relationships into practice, and which have theorized about them? What are the results of these inter and/or transdisciplinary relationships? How can one use these experiences as a creative resource? It is our belief that finding the answers to these questions will contribute to a new look at architectural culture.
Deadline: 7 December 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
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5-8 July 2021
Religion and Architecture
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Clara Germana Gonçalves, Head, Architecture Unit, ATINER & Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University and Associate Professor, ISMAT (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes), Portugal.
Religion is one element which, since the birth of mankind, has contributed significantly to doing and thinking architecture. It is one of the factors not external to man that have most influenced the image and purpose of architecture. Religion has manifested itself in architecture through its various forms – be they spatial, typological, construction-related, symbolic, functional, etc. And whilst this manifestation has made itself felt most directly in sacred architecture, secular architecture also shows signs of that influence. This Call for Papers sets out to present and discuss the various relationships that have established themselves between architecture and religion. Authors are invited to submit papers that reflect on how specific aspects of the various religions are revealed in architecture and/or to present and discuss a comparative study of these aspects for the different religions. Subject matters such as: the permanence of forms over time that have to do with religion; typologies and rituals; the influence of architecture on religious practices; the influence of exterior religions on architecture; the influence of religion on secular architecture; the influence of religion on decoration, etc., are welcome. The submitted papers will be considered for a special issue on Religion and Architecture of the Athens Journal of Architecture.
Deadline: 7 December 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
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5-8 July 2021
Strategic Process of Higher Education Internationalization in a Virtual World
as part of the 5th Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Natasha Mrkic, Instructor & Intercultural Engagement Consultant, Langara College, Canada.
The pandemic has changed how we do things with the most notable change being a decrease in international mobility. How are we engaging with international partners in higher education? How are we preparing Global Citizens? What is happening to international students and are we seeing drastic decreases in student travel? What are we doing to support international students in our countries? Do institutions encourage their own students and faculty to engage in outbound mobility where they learn new skills or engage in work-integrated learning experiences, and are we able to do that in a virtual environment, using some form of COIL virtual exchange? We live in a “Global Village”, yet what are we doing in our local institutions to meet the intercultural learning needs of all students, staff, and the communities we serve? A sample of the numerous questions repeated by Educators worldwide acknowledging that we have an opportunity to help create intercultural communities in which there is understanding and respect for all cultures. Join this stream to present papers that demonstrate examples, issues, lessons, challenges, institutional collaborations, and / or ideas related to higher education internationalization, interculturalization, and/or virtual exchange.
Deadline: 7 December 2020
Abstract Submitting Form
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12-15 July 2021
Russian Legal Discours
as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Law
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia.
Legal discourse as a concept covers issues related to law that is characterized as being an artifact. Its substance, though, due its continuity and discreteness, is properly undetermined and constantly changing, exists in law in the form of legislation or legisprudence and legal practice or jurisprudence that are supported by auxiliary phenomena including legal science and other sciences related to law. The Russian legal discourse is quite different to what is generally represented as the western legal discourse. The purpose of the symposium is to offer academic opportunities to make presentations and discuss broadly without strict dogmatic boundaries on the issues related to Russian law.
Deadline: 14 December 2020
Abstract Submitting Form