Art from Prehistory to Antiquity

A Stream on “Art from Prehistory to Antiquity: an Interdisciplinary Approach”
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
10-13 June 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

The Arts & Culture Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Art from Prehistory to Antiquity: an Interdisciplinary Approach”, 10-13 June 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts.

The aim of this stream is to encourage an interdisciplinary discussion of the multidimensional phenomenon that art is, from prehistoric times to antiquity. Various aspects are to be examined, including art materials and symbolism, taking into account the multiplicity of forms and means by which it is expressed (such as rock art, pottery, masks, body paintings, literature, theatre- the material entity of theater is an issue concerning its own nature and it will be discussed in this panel), as well as the diversity of contexts where several daily and/or cult activities were held, as shown by the archaeological findings. We intend to address issues such as cultural variations in the artistic expression, the relationship between art and myths, rituals, social hierarchies and knowledge, questions like “is art part of the human nature?”, or “is art a phenomenon embedded in Prehistory and Antiquity?” This stream’s purpose is to bring together researchers from different areas such as Archaeology, Ethnoarchaeology, Ethnography, Ancient History, Art History, Philosophy and the like.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 29 April 2019 to: Dr. Judith Charlin, Adjunct Researcher, CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council) & Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy & Liberal Arts, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina or Ms. Carolina Reznik, PhD Candidate in Art History, Faculty of Philosophy & Liberal Arts, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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