Conflict & Resolution in Literature & Culture

A Small Symposium on “Conflict & Resolution in Literature & Culture”
as part of the 3
rd Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies
1-4 June 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of History

The Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS), will hold a Small Symposium on “Conflict & Resolution in Literature & Culture” as part of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies, 1-4 June 2020, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of History.

Self-confidence and competitiveness are much valued characteristics as agents of culture and success. If managed well, they can be very effective; their negative orientation, though, can lead to destructive conflicts. Morton Deutsch has developed a theory of conflict resolution (The Resolution of Conflict, 1973), which was later elaborated by Johnson & Johnson (Cooperation and Competition: Theory and Research, 1989) and consolidated in the 2014 edition of The Handbook of Conflict Resolution. This theory shows that its application (i) can help predict to a great extent the productive or destructive outcome of a conflict; and (ii) can suggest ways to manage most conflicts successfully. Papers in this stream will examine the application of this theory both in literary paradigms of conflict and in actual case studies of present and past conflicts between individuals, groups or nations. You may participate as a presenter of one paper or observer.

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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 18 May 2020 to: Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, Director, Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS) & Associate Professor, The University of Alabama, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to 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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