INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

European History:
From Ancient to Modern

December 29-31, 2003

ATHENS, GREECE
CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Conference Venue:

Athens University of Economics and Business

76 Patision Street (Entrance from Antoniadou Street)

Antoniadou Wing, 4th Floor (Rooms 24-25)

 

Organized by:

Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)

Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)

 

Sponsored by:

 Hellenic Ministry of Culture,

 Greek National Tourism Organization

 

Scientific and Organizing Committee:

        Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER, Greece.

        Vasilis Patsouratis, Associate Professor, AUEB, Greece.

        Nicholas Pappas, Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

        Judith Fai-Podlipnik, Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA.

        Anthony J. Papalas, Professor, East Carolina University, USA.

        George Kaloudis, Professor, Rivier College, USA and ATINER.

        Marina-Stefania Yiannakaki, Research Officer, Institute of Education, University of London, U.K. and ATINER.

        Cleopatra Veloutsou, Lecturer, University of Glasgow, U.K. and ATINER.       

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Monday, December 29th, 2003

8:30-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:40 Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER
Welcome and Opening Remarks
 

09:40-12:00 SESSION I: OLYMPIC GAMES HISTORY

Chairperson: Papanikos, G.T., Director, ATINER

Barringer, J. M., Associate Professor, State University of New York, New Paltz, USA. The Ancient Olympic Games and the Temple of Zeus at Olympia.

Rochefort, G. R., Professor, College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Competition and Contests in the Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece.

Papalas, A.J., Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA. Boys in the Olympic Games.

Cary, N.D., Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, USA. Olympics in Divided Berlin? Willy Brandt, Ostpolitik, and 'Cracks in the Wall'.

Gyori, V., Frances M. Schwartz Fellow, American Numismatic Society, USA. A Study on Olympic "Commemorative" Coins: Ancient and Modern.

 

12:00-14:00 SESSION II: STATE, SOCIETY AND ECONOMY IN TWENTIETH CENTURY EUROPE

Chairperson: Papalas, A.J., Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA.

Pelzer, J., Professor, Occidental College, Los Angeles, USA. Changing German Attitudes towards the United States (1945 to 2003).

Lindroos, I., Researcher, University of Turku, Finland. Finnish Researchers of Social Policy and History's Unintentional Political Aspects.

Masulli, I., Professor, University of Bologna, Italy. Welfare State and Social Citizenship in the 20th Century Europe.

Ashbrook, J., Assistant Professor, Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota. USA. Buying the Istrian Goat: The Economy and Regionalism in the 1990s.

Floros, C., Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth, U.K. History of the Athens Stock Exchange: Lessons from the Past.

 

14:00-15:30: LUNCH (Professors Lunch AUEB)

 

15:30-17:30     SESSION III: ANCIENT GREECE

Chairperson: Pappas, N., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

Eisman, M.M., Associate Professor, Temple University Philadelphia, USA. Trade Patterns in the Ancient World.

Engen, D.T., Assistant Professor, California State University, San Marcos, USA. Athenian Coinage and the Ancient Greek Economy.

 Anson, E.M., Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA. Timasion the Dardanian: An Examination of Greek Ethnicity Based on Xenophons Anabasis.

Champion, C.B., Associate Professor, Syracuse University, USA. Barbarians at the Gates: The Antigonid Soteria and Paneia at Delos and the Aitolian Soteria at Delphi.

 

15:30-17:30     SESSION IV: ANCIENT GREECE AND EUROPEAN CULTURE

Chairperson: Woodcock, L.S., Professor, University of Leeds, U.K.

Ruckh, E.W., Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA. Aristotle and Hesse: Uncovering the Politics of Friendship in Hesses Narcissus and Goldmund.

Sax, B.C., Professor, University of Kansas, USA. Jacob Burckhardt and the Greek Cultural History.

Pendreigh, G., Ph.D. Student, University of Kansas, USA. The Fruit of Hesperia: Heidegger and the Greeks.

 

 17:30-19:30 SESSION V & VI: THEMES IN EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY & HELLENISM AND PHILHELLENISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

Chairperson: Champion, C.B., Associate Professor, Syracuse University, USA.

Pryor, M., Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. The Sibyls as Signifiers: From Prophetesses in Antiquity to Cultural and Religious Icons in Seventeenth-Century Scotland.

Messer, P., Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, USA. Apparitions of Power: Popular Politics and Culture on the Eve of the English Civil War.

Roberts, B., Researcher, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Emerging Youth Culture in Early Seventeenth-Century Holland.

Goette, H.R., Researcher, German Archaeological Institute (DAI Berlin), Germany. Choregic Monuments of Athens and the Athenian Democracy.

Henderson, T.R., Ph.D. Student, Florida State University, USA. The Gifts of the Attalids:  The Evolution of Pergamene Benefaction in Athens.

 

19:30-21:00     SESSION VII: MODERN ATHLETICS AND THE GREEK ATHLETIC TRADITION

Chairperson: Sarchett, B., Professor, The Colorado College, USA.

Pappas, N.C.J., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA.  The Precursors of the Modern Olympics.

Sanislo, T., Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, USA. Models of Manliness: Images of the Ancient Greeks in the German Gymnastics Movement 1770-1820. 

Hughes, L.B., Assistant Professor, The Colorado College, USA. Greek Athletics and Culture: Political Appropriation, Artistic Recovery.

 

 21:30 DINNER (Rozalia, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square)

  


 

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

 

09:00-11:30 SESSION VIII: THE LEGACY OF ANCIENT ATHENS

Chairperson:  Fai-Podlipnik, J., Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA.

Levine, J.M., Professor, Syracuse University, USA. A Parthenon in Edinburgh.

Phillips, D.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. The Legislation of Draco: Context and Motives.

Miller, M.C.J., Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State College, USA.  Lykourgos Son of Lykophron of Boutadai: An Account of all the Financial Transactions During his Administration.

Caulfield, L., Graduate Student, University of New Hampshire, USA. I.F. Stones The Trial of Socrates: The Defence Re-examines the Evidence.

 

09:00-11:30     SESSION IX: THE FIRST WORLD WAR, ITS PRELUDE AND AFTERMATH

Chairperson: Yiannakaki, M-S, Research Officer, Institute of Education, Univesity of London, U.K. and ATINER.

Nichols, W.G., Professor, the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, USA. The Problem of Fiume and the Emergence of the Post-War World, 1919-1924.

McCormick, R., Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina Spartanburg, USA. Noel Buxton, the Balkan Committee and Reform in Macedonia, 1903-1914.

Degirmencioglu, A, Ph.D. Student, Clark University, USA. From Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic - How High was the Price of the Transformation and who Paid for it?

Salavrakos, I-D., Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K. The German Economic-Industrial Mobilisation during World War I (1914-1918).

  

11:30-14:00 SESSION X: THEMES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY AND THOUGHT

Chairperson: Miller, M.C.J., Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State College, USA.

Cioc, M., Professor of History, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA. European Environmental History: Current Trends and Outlooks.

Shafer, D.A., Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach, USA. Confronting the Revolutionary Tradition.

Satya, L.D., Associate Professor, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania U.S.A. Cultural Roots of European Imperialism, Colonialism, and Racism in the 19th Century.

Murphy, M., Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The Individual and the Group in Max Nordau's Philosophy of History.

Tempelhoff, J.W.N., Professor, Potchefstroom University, South Africa. Africa and the Need for the Rediscovery of Europe in the Era of Globalization.

  

 11:30-14:00    SESSION XI: THEMES IN MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN HISTORY

Chairperson: Şarlak, E-A, Assistant Professor, Işık University, Turkey.

Klemettila, H., Researcher, University of Turku, Finland. Noble Food or Bestial Diet: Cultural History of Meat-eating in Late Medieval Europe.

Rosser, J., Associate Professor, Boston College, USA. The 1222 A.D. Destruction of a European (Crusader) Castle on Cyprus.

Pappas, N. C. J., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.  English Refugees in the Byzantine Armed Forces:  The Varangian Guard and Anglo-Saxon Ethnic Consciousness.

Devi, B.R.S., Professor, Kakatiya University, India. A Social History of Roma is Unheard: A Brief Socio-Economic Cultural Political History of Roma Groups in Europe.

 

14:00-15:30 LUNCH (Professors Lunch AUEB)

 

15:30-17:30 SESSION XII: THE SECOND WORLD WARITS PRELUDE AND AFTERMATH

Chairperson: Rosser, J., Associate Professor, Boston College, USA.

Fai-Podlipnik, J., Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA. Tibor Eckhardt: Hungarian Nationalist and Political Opportunist.

Miller, P.B., Assistant Professor of History, McDaniel College, Westminster, USA. The (Non) Bombing of Auschwitz:  The Moral Grey Zone of Counterfactual History.

Hopkins, J.K., Professor, Southern Methodist University, USA. The Political Responsibility of Intellectuals: Nikos Kazantzakis and the Spanish Civil War.

LaPlaca, J., Assistant Professor, Kent State University, Stark Campus, USA. From Professional Athletes to Primary School Teachers: The Official Control of Manliness in Francos Spain.

Roberts, E., Ph.D. Student, University of Sydney, Australia. Performative Aspects of Revolution and War: The British and American Internacionales in Spain, 1936-39.

 

17:30-19:30     SESSION XIII: ART FROM A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

Chairperson: Pappas, N. C. J., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA

O'Neill, R., Professor, Critical Studies Department, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA. Arman: Reconnaissance of the Already Seen.

Carr, G., Visiting Scholar, University of Delaware & Consulting Art Historian, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York, USA. A Large--God-like--air: Three American Artists in Greece, 1869.

Şarlak, E-A, Assistant Professor, Işık University, Turkey. An Overview of Internal and External Ornamental Elements in the Istanbul Greek Orthodox Churches.

Jenks, A., Assistant Professor, Niagara University, USA. The Russian Icon as an Instrument of Political and Social Control.

 

21:00 DINNER - GREEK NIGHT

(Tavern STAMATOPOULOS, 26 Lissiou Street, PLAKA, Tel.: 210 3228722)

  


 

Wednesday, December 31st, 2003

 

8:30 16:30 Archaeological Tour

 

8:30 Departure from the Park Hotel (10 Alexandras Street)

 

10:00-13:00

 

 

Visit the Archaeological Museum of Brauron. Then visit the headquarters of the Greek army generals, the starting point of the Marathon race. The battle field of Marathon is the area of Schinias, the Olympic venue. Finally a short visit to the Marathon reservoir before ending the tour with the visit to the Rhamnous site. We will be guided by George S. Rostandis, official guide of the Greek National Organization of Tourism, graduate of the National University of Athens in Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology, postgraduate studies in Tourism Management of the University of Viderbo, Italy. He speaks English, French and Italian. 

  

13:30-15:00 Lunch in the Village of ANO SOULI (Marathon).
 

15:00-16:30 Return to Park Hotel.

 

21:00 24:00 New Years Eve Gala
(Dionysos, 43 Rovertou Galli Street, Acropolis Tel.: 210 9213266)