2023 CUL PRO

8th Annual International Symposium on Culture and Civilization
Program (Athens Local Time)

5-8 June 2023
9 Chalkokondili Street, 10677 Athens, Greece

(Note 1: the program is organized along time slots and not according to common theme)
(Note 2: at the end of each session questions and discussions will follow)
(Note 3:
Please note that many attendees including those who present a paper may choose the online option. However, ATINER will provide full-fledged services (lunches, dinners, excursions, etc.) for all those who present onsite.) 

Monday 5 June 2023


Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
10:00-11:30 Session 1
Session 1a
Moderator: Stephen Andrew Arbury
, Head, Arts & Culture Unit, ATINER & Professor of Art History, Radford University, USA.
 Session 1b
Moderator:Jennifer Spoon
, Lecturer, Radford University, USA.
  1. David Philip Wick, Retired Professor of History, Gordon College, USA.
    Title: Athens, Philip V, and the Tanagra Figurines as (‘Home-Kitsch’) Performance Art – A Look at Some Largely Unnoticed Clues to Ancient Personal-Urban Identity in the Hellenistic-Roman Mediterranean … an Unexpected By-product of the Greek (and Athenian) Effort to Draw Rome into the Aegean.
  2. Punam Madhok, Associate Professor, East Carolina University, USA.
    Title: The Multifarious Temple Art of Jayavarman VII and the French Orientalist Interest in Cambodia.
  3. Nathan Bowman, Assistant Professor, Benedictine College, USA.
    Title: Classical Continuity: Tragedy and Revolution in the Greek Nation-State.
  4. Noah Christilles, Lecturer, University of Franche-Comté, France.
    Title: Warnings from the Past: Giraudoux, Troy, and a Lion at the Gates


  1. Murat Hancer, Professor, University of Central Florida, USA.
    Title: How Do Hotel Customers Evaluate Service Personalization Provided By Service Robots? The Mediating Role of Perceived Effort.
  2. Raquel Camprubi, Associate Professor, University of Girona, Spain.
    Title: The Use of Social Networks for Travel Purposes by Youth: A Study of Gen X and Gen Y.
  3. Maria Eduarda Soares, Assistant Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
    Title: Work-Family Balance in the Hotel Industry: An Exploratory Study on the Relationships with Perceived Organizational Support, Intention to Leave, Performance, and Job Satisfaction.
  4. Peter Osiako, PhD Student, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Hungary.
    Victoria Szente, Professor, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences Hungary.
    Title: Public Open Spaces as Recreational Centres for Domestic Tourists: The Case of Machakos People’s Park – Kenya.



11:30-13:00 Session 2
Session 2a
Moderator: David Philip Wick
, Retired Professor of History, Gordon College, USA.
Session 2b
Moderator: Sean Zayas
, Attorney, Scarfone & Geen, P.C., USA.
  1. Dennis Christilles, Associate Professor, The University of Kansas, USA.
    Title: The Inner Workings of the Mind: The Mono-dramas of Andreas Flourakis.
  2. P. Gibson Ralph, Associate Professor and Chair, State University of New York at Brockport, USA.
    Title: From Where They Sat: A Proposed Approach to Script Analysis Based Upon the Audience Experience for which the Script Was Intended.
  3. Bulent Sezgin, Associate Professor, Bahcesehir University, Turkiye.
    Title: Instrumentalizing Game Theory, Gamification and Creative Drama in Dramaturgy and Textual Analysis of a Theater Text.
  4. Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design, USA.
    Title: Material Order: A Discovery Group and Shared Catalogue for Materials Collections.


  1. Dwayne Brenna, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
    Title: All Hell Broke Loose.
  2. Francesca Cecarini, Professor, Macerata Academy of Fine Arts, Italy.
    Title: Light Art as a Tool for Enhancing and Redeveloping an Urban Space.
  3. Gabriela Hristova, Associate Professor, University of Michigan-Flint, USA.
    Erin Colwitz, Associate Professor, Northern Michigan University, USA.
    Title: Context and Cultural Appropriation in the Performance of African American Spirituals
  4. Maria-Irini Avgoulas, Casual Academic, School of Health, Medical & Applied Sciences, CQUniversity Australia and Cultural Counselling and Consultancy, Australia.
    Rebecca Fanany, Senior Lecturer, CQUniversity, Australia.
    Title: The Greek Language in Diaspora: Perception’s Across Three Generations of Greek Australian Woman.


13:00-14:30 Session 3
Moderator: Evangelia Kasimati
, Head, Tourism, Leisure & Recreation Unit, ATINER & Researcher, Department of Economic Analysis & Research, Central Bank of Greece, Greece.
  1. Paulo Bernardino Bastos, Associate Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
    Maria Manuela Lopes, Adjunct Professor, School of Education, Polytech University of Porto, Portugal.
    Title: Artists Teaching Artists – The Endless Task of Learning.
  2. Sahoko Timpone, Assistant Professor, Florida State University, USA.
    Title: The Impact of Classic Literature on Berlioz’s two African Queens: History and Comparative Analysis of Cleopatra in Cantata Cléopâtre and Dido in Opera Les Troyens.
  3. Sandra Guerreiro Dias, Researcher/Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade de Coimbra/Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal.
    Title: Performative Poetry and Perceptual Corporeality in Salette Tavares.
  4. Elena Rovenko, Researcher, Strasbourg University, France.
    Title: On the Role of Classic Music as an “Interpretant” in the Semantic Structure of a Film (Claude Chabrol’s Les Cousins.


14:30-15:30 Discussion + Lunch

15:30-17:00 Session 4
Session 4a
Moderator: Mr Kostas Spyropoulos
(ATINER Administrator).
 Session 4b
Moderator: Mr Konstantinos Manolidis
(ATINER Administrator).
  1. Maha Alatawi, Assistant Professor, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
    Title: Therapy in David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue.
  2. Susannah Van Horn, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, USA.
    Title: Perks of a Preservice Art Education Teaching Experience.
  3. Michael Allen, Professor, East Tennessee State University, USA.
    Title: Gandhi and Hegel on Civilization.
  4. Tamara Bodor, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Title: Life Path of Gvido Saganić, a Croatian Emmigrant.


  1. Phil Kafcaloudes, Researcher, La Trobe University, Australia.
    Title: Going English: Anglicisation of Names in Greek Migrant Communities in Australia.
  2. Eva Loreng, Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat, India.
    Title: Diaspora, Display of Cultural Connect and Impact on Foreign Relations of the Home State.
  3. Aparna Satheesh Kurup, PhD Student, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
    Title: The City Flirted with These People, Making All Give and Give Up”: Representing a Collective Memory of Indian Migrants Residing in Dubai Using Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People and Krishnadas’ Dubai Puzha.



17:00-18:30 Session 5
 Session 5a
Moderator: Mr Kostas Spyropoulos
(ATINER Administrator).
Session 5b
Moderator: Mr Konstantinos Manolidis
(ATINER Administrator).
  1. Marla Fogderud, Associate Professor, Northern State University, USA.
    Title: The Origin of the Norwegian Compositional Voice: Halfdan Kjerulf.
  2. Peter Brewer, Associate Professor, Barry University, USA.
    Title: Jazz Music Under Dictatorship: Does It Sound Different?
  3. Billie Lepczyk, Professor, Virginia Tech University, USA.
    Title: Student Perceptions of the Value of Floorplans as a Tool for Dance-Making.
  4. Mark Konewko, Professor, Marquette University, USA.
    Title: Synchronization: Social Cohesion through Place-Based Music.


  1. Chloe Bradwell, PhD Student, University of Exeter, UK.
    Title: Creating from Embodied Memories: an Example of Distanced-practice in Care Home during COVID-19.
  2. Melis Agabigum, Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, USA.
    Title: Contemporary Art Jewellery with Printmaking Techniques.
  3. Jorge Morejon-Benitez, Lecturer, University of Miami, USA.
    Title: The Wail of the Whale: Artistic Collaborative Sustainability.
  4. Chris Turner, Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University, USA.
    Title: An Analysis of the Synthesis of Painting, Poetry, and Performance in Le Travail du Peintre by Francis Poulenc.


Athenian Early Evening Symposium (includes in order of appearance: continuous academic discussions, dinner, wine/water, music and dance)

Tuesday 6 June  2023

 Session 6

09:30-11:30 Session 6a
Moderator: Mr Kostas Spyropoulos
(ATINER Administrator).
08:00-11:30 Session 6b
Old and New-An Educational Urban Walk
  1. Chien-Yu Chen, Professor, Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan.
    Ming Way Li, Associate Professor, Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan.
    Sou Chin Wu, Associate Professor, Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan.

    Title: How Does STARA Awareness Influence Proactive Customer Service Performance: The Role of Work Engagement in the Hospitality Industry.
  2. Lynne Audrey Armitage, Associate Professor, Bond University, Australia.
    Johari Hussein Nassor Amar, Lecturer, Bond University, Australia.
    Daniel O’Hare, Associate Professor, Bond University, Australia.
    Title: Built Heritage Management Systems: Australia and Germany Compared. 
  3. Gian Luigi Corinto, Associate Professor, University of Macerata, Italy.
    Title: The Tourist Economy as Embedded in Social Networks in Tuscan Versilia.
  4. Gulzat Akmatbekova, Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan.
    Title: Transforming Tourism Experience. Focusing on the Tourism Practices of Soviet Era Experienced People in the Post-Socialist Country of Kyrgyzstan.
  5. Thi-Hoang-Anh Tran, Lecturer, Can-Tho University, Vietnam.
    Title: Factors Influencing Tourist Satisfaction In The Restaurant Industry at Can Tho City, Vietnam after the Covid-19 Pandemic.
  6. Guiqiang Qiao, Senior Lecturer, Zhejiang International Studies University, China.
    Zhouying Yuan, Student, Zhejiang International Studies University, China .
    Sijia Zhou, Student, Zhejiang International Studies University, China.
    Title: Understanding the Resilience of Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Life Story Analysis of a Traditional Tea Master in China.


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.


11:30-13:30 Session 7  
Session 7a
Moderator: Michalina Zurek
, Researcher, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.
Session 7b
Moderator: Eyrydiki Vuthoulka
, Master Student, Hellenic Open University, Greece.
  1. Samuel Seaman, Professor, Pepperdine University, USA.
    Title: Music is: Message, Mystique, & Magic.
  2. Kristin Van den Buys, Professor, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Belgium.
    Lulu Aertgeerts, Head of Musical, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Belgium.
    Title: The Creative Process of Developing an Original Dramaturgical Concept and Designing a Musical Theatre Performance Embedded in Global Citizenship.
  3. Peter Baur, Professor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Title: Using a Mentoring Program to Assist Practitioners within the Visual and Performing Arts to Facilitate Small Business Development within South Africa.
  4. Hal Weary, Assistant Professor, California State University, USA.
    Title: Beyond Jazz: The Global Explorations, Collaborations, and Innovation of Randy Weston.
  5. Danni Gilbert, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, USA.
    Briana Nannen, Assistant Professor, Marshall University, USA.
    Susan Cogdill Vollbrecht, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, University of Wyoming, USA.
    Title: “Why on Earth Did They Hire a Woman for This Job?” Faculty Opportunities for Advancement in Higher Education Music Settings: A Mixed Methods Study.
  6. Kyna Elliott, Director, Global Arts Creative, USA.
    Title: Trauma Informed Artistic Practices: Empowerment and Gender Equity.


  1. Haiyan Kong, Professor, Business School, Shandong University, China.
    Naipeng Bu, Associate Professor, Business School, Shandong University, China.
    Xinyu Jiang, Master Student, Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China.
    Title: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
  2. Daiana Ivis Suarez Ordaz, PhD Student, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.
    Victor Ernesto Perez Leon, Professor, University of Seville, Spain.
    Ignacio Contreras Rubio, Professor, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.
    Title: Composite Indicator for Comparison of Tourism Development in European Countries.
  3. Oliver Kesar, Professor University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Danijela Ferjanic Hodak, Associate Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Ema Roginic, Expert Associate, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
    Title: Identifying New Special Interest Tourism Development Opportunities in Croatia: A Generation Z Perspective.



13:30-15:00 Session 8
Moderator: Nathan Bowman
, Assistant Professor, Benedictine College, USA.
  1. Michalina Zurek, Researcher, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.
    TitlePrzemysl Bridge. Space for Experiencing.
  2. Zerrin Agabigum Martin, PhD Candidate, University of Florida, USA.
    Title: Historically Informed Choral Pedagogical Tools and Exercises: A Practical Guide to Teaching Handel’s Messiah.
  3. Hsin-Yuan Li, PhD Student, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
    Title: From History to Future: A Case Study of Historical Education Promotion and Cultural Heritage Conservation at Tainan East Gate Barclay Memorial Church.
  4. Abigail Bradford, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia, USA.
    Title: Πυθαύλης: The Stele of L. Kornelios Korinthos and the Evolution of Auletic Contests in Ancient Greece.


15:00-16:00 Discussion + Lunch

16:00-17:30 Session 9
Moderator: Mr Kostas Spyropoulos
(ATINER Administrator).
  1. Masooma AlBalushi, Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
    Title: Accessing the Accessibility Provisions of City Center Muscat and the On-Premises Food and Beverage Outlets.
  2. Andrea Giachetta, Associate Professor, University of Genoa, Italy
    Linda Buondonno, PhD Student, University of Genoa, Italy.
    Title: SOFIA: An Interreg Italy-France Project to Promote Accessible Tourism.
  3. Maria Paola Pasini, Lecturer, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Italy.
    Title: From the Exclusive to the Excessive. Lake Garda’s Long History of Tourism from the Belle Époque to Overtourism.
  4. Noemi Ilyes, PhD Student, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.
    Title: Using Mobile Phone Cell Data to Explore Satellite Tourism in the Agglomeration Zone of Budapest.



17:30-19:00 Session 10
Moderator: Mr Kostas Spyropoulos
(ATINER Administrator).
  1. Dena Gilby, Walter J. Manninen Endowed Chair for Art History, Endicott College, USA.
    Title: Classical Myth, Renaissance Interpretation, and Contemporary Art: Women Artists and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
  2. Yoonkyung Kim, Assistant Professor, University of Houston, USA.
    Title: Re-inscribing History.
  3. Michael Ytterberg, Adjunct Professor, Drexel University, USA.
    Title: Inexpressible Number and the Secrets of the Erechtheion.
  4. Allyson Glenn, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
    Title: Myths Re-Visited through Visual Arts:Can Old Stories Guide us to a More Sustainable Society?


Ancient Athenian Dinner (includes in order of appearance: continuous academic discussions, dinner with recipes from ancient Athens, wine/water)

Wednesday 7 June 2023
An Educational Visit to Selected Islands
Mycenae Visit

Thursday 8 June 2023
Visiting the Oracle of Delphi

Friday 9 June 2023
Visiting the Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounio

Conference Venue: 9 Chalkokondili Street, 10677 Athens, Greece

+30 2103634210
+30 2103634209

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