13th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
6-9 June 2022, Athens, Greece
Tentative Program (Athens Local Time)
(Note 1: the program is organized along time slots and not according to common theme)
(Note 2: at the end of each time slot questions and discussions will follow)

Monday 6 June 2022


Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER
  •  Stephen Andrew Arbury, Head, Arts & Culture Unit, ATINER & Professor of Art History, Radford University, USA.


Time Slot 1a

Time Slot 1b

Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Steven Rost, Professor, Lawrence Technological University, USA.
    Title: Lens Media: Art in Science and Technology, Actions and Results for a New Course Being Delivered in the Spring 2022.
  2. Kristin Van den Buys, Professor & Head, Department of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Free University Brussels, Belgium.
    Lulu Aertgeerts, Director, Department of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Free University Brussels, Belgium.

    Title: The Creative Process of Developing an Original Dramaturgical Concept and Designing an Experimental Musical Theatre Performance: Experiment, Method and Theory.
  3. Esthy Kravitz-Lurie, Lecturer, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel.
    Title: ‘L celeste e ‘l vulgare Amore instituiti da Platone:’ Bellori’s Interpretation of Annibale Carracci’s Theme of Love in the Farnese Gallery.
  4. Klara Van Wyk, Teacher, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
    Title: Words that Fail – In Search of the Clown.


Coordinator: Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.

  1. Christopher Richter, Professor, Hollins University, USA.
    Title: Memories of War: Digitally Mapping World War II Memorials in Epirus, Greece. 
  2. Jennifer Fayard, Associate Professor, Ouachita Baptist University, USA.
    Title: Does the Way a Photographer “Sees” the World Reveal Something about Their Personality?
  3. Maria-Irini Avgoulas, Greek Cultural Specialist Researcher and Research Fellow, Australia.
    Title: The Significance of Community for Greek Australians Living in Diaspora.
  4. Dennis Pama, Lecturer Bicol University, Philippines.
    Title: An Archival and Ethnographic Study of Coconut Industry in the Philippines. 



Time Slot 2a

Time Slot 2b

Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Shahira Fahmy, Professor, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
    Title: Tiktok as a Tool For Visual Persuasion: A Comparative European Perspective.
  2. Snezhana Filipova, Professor, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia.
    Title: Notes on Art History Style and the Related Terminology.
  3. Herman Farrell, Professor, University of Kentucky, USA.
    Title: Lloyd Richards – A Raisin in the Sun – Making the First Waves.
  4. Melis Agabigum, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.
    Title: The Embodiment of Crafting a Moment: The Performative Jewelry of Lodie Kardouss.
Coordinator: Sarah Louisa Birchley, Professor, Toyo Gakuen University, Japan.

  1. Alexander Balzan, Assistant Professor, Politécnico Grancolombiano, Colombia.
    Title: Community-Based Tourism as a Strategy for the Internationalization of a Territory.
  2. Barsha Amarendra, PhD Student, Indian Institute of Technology, India.
    Title: Adapting for Resilience: Exploring the Advent of Virtual Experiences in Pandemic-Era Wine Tourism Offerings.
  3. Yosra Ibrahim, PhD Student, ISAM Sfax Tunisia, ENSA Paris-Val de Seine France & ENSA Toulouse, Tunisia & France.
    Title: Sustainable Tourism in Tunisia at the Service of Regional Development.
  4. Soukaina Sayeh, PhD Student, Superior School of Technology of Casablanca, Morocco.
    Title: Tourist’s Motivations Driving the Choice of a Cultural Destination: Literature Review.


Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Sarah Louisa Birchley, Professor, Toyo Gakuen University, Japan.
    Title: The Role of Technology in Transmitting and Maintaining Welsh Diaspora Identity.
  2. *Paul Laprade, Chair, University of St. Francis, USA.
    Title: Richness of the “Other”: Musical Appropriation as Fundamental Defining Language.
  3. Andrea Eis, Professor, Oakland University, USA.
    Title: Iphigeneia Breathes: A Filmic Musing on the Winds, Breathing, Life, and the Imagination.
  4. Justin John Moniz, Associate Director, NYU Steinhardt, USA.
    Title: Assessing the Impact of Vocal Pedagogy Outreach Activities on Geographically, Culturally, and Economically Disadvantaged Communities.



Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Nathan Bowman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Benedictine College, USA.
    Title: Thebes is Rotting: The Supernatural Experience of Disease in Oedipus the King.
  2. Christine Condaris, Professor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA.
    Title: The Things They Left Behind: The Creation of a Digitally Accessible Village Artifact Collection.
  3. Mark Konewko, Professor, Marquette University, USA.
    Title: How a Virtual Choir Enhances Social Capital.
  4. Billie Lepczyk, Professor, Virginia Tech University, USA.
    Title: Transdisciplinary Project: Dancing Motion of Bubbles.
  5. Shani Robison, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, USA.
    Title: Connecting Past to Present: Haunting Remnants of the Romantic Ballet Era.

Greek Night

Tuesday 7 June 2022


08:30-10:00 Time Slot 5a1

Coordinator: Mr Kostas Spyropoulos

Time Slot 5b

  1. Melina Mallos, PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne, Australia.
    Title: What Role Does New Media Play in the Transmission and Maintenance of a Diaspora Identity Through the Lens of Greek Migrant Youths Living in Melbourne During the First COVID-19 Lockdown of 2020.
  2. Panayiota Romios, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University, Australia.
    Title: Third-Generation Greek Australian Identifications.
  3. Thanos Kyritsis, PhD Student, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
    Title: Cultural Ancestry and the Global Diffusion of Democracy.

Old and New-An Educational Urban Walk

The urban walk ticket is not included as part of your registration fee. It includes transportation costs and the cost to enter the Parthenon and the other monuments on the Acropolis Hill. The urban walk tour includes the broader area of Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. The program of the tour may be adjusted, if there is a need beyond our control. This is a private event organized by ATINER exclusively for the conference participants. Some participants have videotaped the event. Click here for an example.

10:00-11:30 Time Slot 5a2

Coordinator: Mr Kostas Spyropoulos

  1. Iryna Gorkun-Silen, PhD Student, Sibelius Academy, Finland.
    Title: Performing Art, Visualizing Music.
  2. Zuzanna Kubiak, Graduate Student, University of Warsaw, Poland.
    Title: Swamp inside the City. How Performance Arts Intertwines with Ecology and Urban Politics — The Case of ZAKOLE Collective from Warsaw.
  3. *Vicente Ramos, Associate Professor, University of Balearic Islands (SMARTIG), Spain,
    Title: Pre and Post COVID-19 Analysis of Pedestrian Mobility at Urban Tourism Destinations.


Time Slot 6a

Time Slot 6b

Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Janet Bellotto, Professor, Zayed University, UAE.
    Title: Imprints of Islands in the Gulf for Tomorrow.
  2. Ioannis Galanopoulos-Papavasileiou, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, UAE.
    Title: Place and Identity through the Lens of 3 Female Emirati Artists.
  3. Angeliki Kordoni, Associate Professor, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    Théry Béord, Lecturer, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    Title: Unfolding the Young Emirati Wardrobe: An Introduction to Fashion in French as a Foreign Language Class.
  4. Nancy Jones, Professor, University of Kentucky, USA.
    Title: Betty Shamieh’s The Black Eyed: An Arab-American Woman Playwright Inverts and Subverts Orientalism.
  5. Mbali Khoza, Lecturer, Rhodes University, South Africa.
    Title: The Future of Black Art Criticism through Black Feminist Interpretation. 
  6. Uzi Avner, Senior Researcher, Dear Sea-Arava Science Center, Israel.
    Title: The Symbolic Role of Leopards in Prehistoric ‘Uvda Valley, Southern Israel.


Coordinator: Alexander Balzan, Assistant Professor, Politécnico Grancolombiano, Colombia.

  1. Mariana Ianeva, Professor, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria.
    Nikola Gaydarov, PhD Student, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria.
    Title: The Specialized Product of the Experiences in the Tour Guide Services.
  2. Nikolay Tsonev, Associate Professor, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria.
    Stiliyana Basmadzhieva, Lecturer, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria.
    Title:  Opportunities for Digitalization in Marketing Management of Health Tourism in Bulgaria.
  3. Ralitsa Georgieva, PhD Student, University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria.
    Title: Research on Potential Markets for Incoming Tourism in Bulgaria by Specialized Types of Tourism.
  4. Justyna Liro, Assistant Professor, Jagiellonian University, Poland.
    Title: Multifaceted Interdependencies of Perception, Self-Perception, Experiences of Visitors of Pilgrimage Centers – Complex Characteristics of Religious and Patriotic Tourism in the Light Of Contemporary Socio-Cultural Changes.
  5. Tímea Zsófia Tóth, PhD Student, University of Sopron Alexandre Lamfalussy, Hungary.
    Title: Film Tourism and Competitiveness – Through the Example of Budapest.


Time Slot 7a

Time Slot 7b

Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Maria Cominis, Professor, California State University at Fullerton, USA.
    Title: The Lasting Effects of The Diaspora on Future Generations Seen Through the Lens of Four Theatrical Productions.
  2. Eliza Gardiner, Professor, Vancouver Island University, Canada.
    Title: Great Drama Queen: Clytemnestra.
  3. Ana Flavia Zuim, Associate Director of Vocal Performance/Music Assistant Professor, NYU Steinhardt, USA.
    Title: Source-Vocal Tract Interaction Trends Among Female Broadway Belters.


Coordinator: Mr Konstantinos Manolidis

  1. Fatema Al Salehi, Analyst, Oman Vision 2040, Oman.
    Title: Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Hospitality and Tourism Education: A Case Study of Oman.
  2. Aaisha Al Shuaili, Lecturer, Oman Tourism College, Oman.
    Jihad Al Harrasi, Lecturer, Oman Tourism College, Oman.
    Title: Local People’s Perception on Tourism Development of Aflaj Sites in Oman.
  3. Masooma Al-Balushi, Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
    Tamer Mohamed Atef, Associate Professor, University of Sadat City, Egypt.
    Title: The Tourism Department of Sultan Qaboos University Undergraduate Program Accreditation by the Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programs (AQAS).
  4. Qais Abdullah Al-Keyumi, Researcher and Legal Advisor, Oman.
    Najwa Murad Al-Balushi, Public Law Teacher, Zahra College for Girls, Oman.
    Title: The Importance of Studying Tourism Laws and Legislations on Tourism and Hospitality Students Role in Protecting the Public Money of the State.



Coordinator: Ms Olga Gounta, Researcher, ATINER

  1. Alexandra Massini, Adjunct Professor, University of New Haven, USA.
    Title: The Method in the Madness: Dionysus in the Arts of the Modern Era.
  2. Tatiana Vintu, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech University, USA.
    Joshua May, Assistant Professor, Columbus State University, USA.

    Title: Debussy’s Dream Opera before and during the COVID-19.
  3. Daniel Vlahos, Assistant Professor, Merrimack College, USA.
    Title: Knolling and the Rhetoric of Object Placement.

Greek Home-Made Dinner (includes the traditional Greek household hospitality and quality)

Wednesday 8 June 2022
Educational Islands Cruise
Mycenae Visit

Thursday 9 June 2022
Delphi Tour