2024 MDT PRO

17th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Program (Athens Local Time)

25-28 March 2024
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)


Monday 25 March 2024


08.30-09.00
Registration

09:00-09:30
Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
09:30-11:00 Session 1
Moderator:
Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
  1. Susan C. Jarratt, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine, USA.
    Title: Imagining the Mediterranean in the Ancient Greco-Roman Worldd.
  2. Bok Hee Kim, Professor, Andong National University, South Korea.
    Title: The Ban on Tournaments and the Emergence of Joust.
  3. Banu Akcesme, Professor, Erciyes University, Türkiye.
    Çağrı Şarlar, Professor, Erciyes University, Türkiye.
    Hasan Baktir, Professor, Erciyes University, Türkiye.
    Bilal Genç, Professor, Erciyes University, Türkiye.
    Title: Exploring Ambivalence in the Relationships between Turks and the British in Early Modern English Drama.
  4. Giovanna Da Molin, Honorary President, CIRPAS – University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy.
    Maria Federighi, Research Fellow, CIRPAS – University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy.
    Title: Italian Family in the Past: Models and Studies Perspectives from 17th to 19th Centuries.

Discussion

 

11:00-12:00 Session 2
Moderator: Mervyn Wighting
, Professor / Program Director, Regent University, USA.
  1. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
    Title: Regional Effects of the Great Recession on Greek Unemployment Rates.
  2.  Maria Jesus Arroyo Fernandez, Associate Professor, Director, Department of Economics, Universidad San Pabo CEU (Madrid), CEU Universities, Spain.
    Maria Carmen Garcia Centeno, Professor, Universidad San Pabo CEU (Madrid), CEU Universities, Spain.
    Pedro Fernandez Sanchez, Associate Professor, Universidad San Pabo CEU (Madrid), CEU Universities, Spain.
    Title: GREECE vs. SPAIN: Similarities and Differences in the Evolution of Unemployment in the 21st Century.

Discussion

 

12:00-13:30 Session 3
Moderator: Jayoung Che
, Head, History Unit, ATINER & Visiting Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea.
  1. Raphael Bar-El, Professor, Sapir Academic College, Israel.
    Dafna Schwartz, Professor, Peres Academic Center and Reichman University, Israel.
    David Bentolila, Head, Logistics and Global Supply Chain Program, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel.
    Title: De-Globalization and Innovation.
  2. Pinar Acar, Associate Professor, Istanbul Medipol University, Türkiye.
    Ibrahim Ajibola Akeukereke, Graduate Student, Beykoz University, Türkiye.
    Title: Darkside of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Human Resources Management.
  3. Wided Boukhalfa, PhD Student, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
    Haifa Jmel Jabrouni, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
    Nadia Kheriji, PhD Student, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
    Ismail Gouiza, PhD Student, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
    Hamza Dallali, Researcher, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
    Meriem Hechmi, Researcher, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
    Rym Kefi, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
    Title: Possible Risk Variants and Future Direction for South Mediterranean Populations in Deciphering the Genetic Link between Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Discussion

13:30-15:00 Discussion + Lunch

15:00-16:30 Session 4
Moderator: Olga Gkounta
, Researcher, ATINER.
  1. Maria Rosaria D’Acierno Canonici, Associate Professor, Università di Napoli Parthenope, Italy.
    Title: The Greek-Roman Theatre in the Mediterranean Area.
  2. Simcha Getahun, Senior Lecturer, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    Title: A Culturally Sensitive Intervention among at-Risk Youth.
  3. Nicholas Pappas, Retired Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.
    Title: Greeks in Ukraine: Their History and Present Fate.

Discussion

 

20:30-22:30
Athenian Early Evening Symposium (includes in order of appearance: continuous academic discussions, dinner, wine/water, music)


Tuesday 26 March 2024


09:00-10:30 Session 5
Moderator: Eyal Zisser
, Vice Rector, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  1. Mervyn Wighting, Professor / Program Director, Regent University, USA.
    Rene Martinez, Adjunct Professor, Regent University, USA.
    Title: Measuring Relationships between Experienced K-12 Teachers and their Students.
  2. Mehmet Cevat Yıldırım, Associate Professor, Gaziantep University, Türkiye.
    Utku Özer, Research Fellow, ATINER.
    Title: Challenges Faced by Scholars in the Turkish Private Universities.
  3. Laurine Dalle, Associate Professor, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 – LHUMAIN, France.
    Title: Spelling in Arabic-speaking Learners of French as a Second Language with and without Dyslexia.
  4. Christina Stavrou, Teacher Trainer, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus.
    Pavlina Hadjitheodoulou, Head of In-service Teacher Training Department, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus.
    Maria Eracleous, Teacher Trainer, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus.
    Maria Pitzioli, Teacher Trainer, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus.
    Efi Paparistodemou, Teacher Trainer, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus.
    Ioanna Theotokatou, Researcher, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus.
    Title: Designing Activities for Enhancing Teachers’ Professional Learning Communities in Cyprus.

Discussion

 

10:30-11:30 Session 6
Moderator: Mehmet Cevat Yıldırım
, Associate Professor, Gaziantep University, Türkiye.
  1. Jayoung Che, Visiting Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea.
    Title: A Comparative Legal Review of Divorce System between EU and South Korea: Focusing on the Differences of No-Fault Divorce and Fault-Based Divorce.
  2. Murat Gokmen, Lecturer, Düzce University & Student, Social Sciences University of Ankara, Türkiye.
    Title: An Important Ottoman Land Law: 1858 Land Estate Law.

Discussion

 

11:30-13:00 Session 7
Moderator: Murat Gokmen
, Lecturer, Düzce University & Student, Social Sciences University of Ankara, Türkiye.
  1. Hasan Baktir, Professor, Erciyes University, Türkiye.
    Title: Christian and Muslim Interactions in the Mediterranean; Nabil Matar’s Bi-central Humanism.
  2. Eyal Zisser, Vice Rector, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
    Title: The Middle East, Israel and the Arabs – Three Years to the Abraham Accords.
  3. Mariele Merlati, Associate Professor, University of Milan, Italy.
    Title: The Ustica Tragedy in 1980 Italy. War in the Mediterranean?

Discussion

 

13:00-14:00 Session 8
Moderator: Hasan Baktir
, Professor, Erciyes University, Türkiye.
  1. Anna Zanfei, Associate Professor, University of Verona, Italy.
    Title: Is Persuasive, Evaluative Discourse Fading Away? A Focus on Change and Tradition in the Promotional, Persuasive Discourse around the Mediterranean Destinations.
  2. Semra Benzer, Professor, Gazi University, Türkiye.
    Title: The Growth of Crayfish, which Serves as an Indicator of Clean and Healthy Water Ecosystems.

Discussion

14:00-15:00 Discussion + Lunch

15:00-18:00 Session 9 – 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.

19:00-20:30
Dinner


Wednesday 27 March 2024
Visiting the Oracle of Delphi


Thursday 28 March 2024
An Educational Visit to Selected Islands


Conference Venue: 9 Chalkokondili Street, 10677 Athens, Greece

+30 2103634210
+30 2103634209

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