How Arts Can Change the World

A Stream on “How Arts Can Change the World”
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 “How Arts Can Change the World”, 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 panel “How Arts Can Change the World” is intended as a challenge and an opportunity to analyze in what ways arts can change the world, from a scientific, a historical and a philosophical perspective. Scientists, researchers and specialists in the fields of arts, history, antropology, ethnology, literature, psychology, diplomacy, sociology, philosophy, culture, media, marketing and communications are invited to discuss this topic. Throughout history, arts are known to have given testimony of the past and to have changed the perspective of the world’s social developments. Arts document history and they have the power to inspire, educate and motivate people to solve social problems. The goal of this panel is to encourage a holistic and multidisciplinary scientific approach of the ways in which arts can affect positively the world. The outcomes of this panel discussion could be implemented in the developing cosmopolitan society, to raise awareness about social problems, such as children’s education, children’s work, racism, discriminations, human rights on all levels. We are inviting artists, scientists, educators and researchers to participate in this panel and challenge us with insightful remarks, and with creative and innovative ideas on how arts can contribute in the construction of a trully cosmopolitan, cultivated, peaceful, worth living world.

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. Radmila Janicic, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia. 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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