European History: From Ancient to Modern

December 29-31, 2004



Conference Venues:

National Archaeological Museum, Opening Session, 44 Patission Street


Park Hotel, All Parallel Sessions, 10 Alexandras Street


Organized by:

Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)


Sponsored by:

 Hellenic Ministry of Culture

 Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

8:00-8:30 Registration National Archaeological Museum (44 Patission Street)

8:30 - 8:40 Opening Remarks

8:40 - 10:30 Session 1 (Plenary). Aspects of Ancient Society and Culture

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

  1. Koenig, J., Lecturer, Macquarie University, Australia. Mourning Rites into Religious Rites: The Roman Supplication and its Near Eastern Affiliations.
  2. Thomas, K.A., Associate Professor, Creighton University, USAEthnicity, Citizenship, and the Games in Ancient Hellas and the Modern World.
  3. Hopwood, K.R., Lecturer, University of Wales, Lampeter, U.K. The Cultural and Athletic Life at Side:  A Greek City under Roman Rule.
  4. Yi Z., Professor, Shanghai Normal University, China. Viewing the Gender Relations in Ancient Rome from Its Religion.
  5. Gill, A., Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University, USA. Aphrodite’s Bath: An Exploration into the Shifting Usage of the Greek Bath in Classical Antiquity.







NOTE: All parallel sessions will take place at Park Hotel, 10 Alexandras Street


10:30 - 12:00 Session 2 (Parallel: ROOM A).

Politics and Personalities in Ancient Greece


10:30 - 12:00 Session 3 (Parallel: ROOM B).

Studies in Ancient Thought and Philosophy


Chair: Gill, A., Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University, USA.

  1. Anson, E. M., Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA. Alexander the Great and Macedonian Judicial Assemblies.
  2. Miller, M., Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver, USA. The Athenians Vote Honors to the Regicide Pausanias.
  3. Gray, D. E., Adjunct Faculty, Richland Community College, USA. The Political Role of the Sophists in the Oligarchic Coups of 411 And 404 BC in Athens.



Chair: Hopwood, K.R., Lecturer, University of Wales, Lampeter, U.K.

  1. Lowe, B., Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, USA. Dulce bellum inexpertis’: The Role of Classical Stoicism in the Development of the Western Peace Ethic.
  2. Lewis, J., Assistant Professor, Ashland University, USA. Oh Mist! Science, Religion and History in Aristophanes Clouds.
  3. Beirich, G.S., Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach, USA. When Worlds Collide:  Life and Death in Epicurean and Buddhist Thought.
  4. Thakur, S., Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan, USA & American School Classical Studies Athens, Fulbright Grantee. Manipulation of Memory: Alterations to the Acropolis in Augustan Athens.







12:00 - 14:00 Session 4 (Parallel: ROOM A).

Ancient Personalities Across Culture and Time


12:00 - 14:00 Session 5 (Parallel: ROOM B). 

Culture and History in Modern Europe


Chair: Lewis, J., Assistant Professor, Ashland University, USA.

  1. Eisman, M.M., Associate Professor, Temple University, USA. Moses -Through Hellenistic-Tinted Eyes.
  2. Gregory, C., Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento, USA. Ulysses in the Middle Ages.
  3. Rasmussen, C.M., Lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Wine and Drunkenness in Livy.
  4. Billot, F-A., Ph.D. Student, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Charting the Changing Perceptions of the Hannibal Figure in Polybius, Livy and Other Ancient Sources.
  5. Rochefort, G.R., Professor, College of St. Catherine, USA. Ovid in Greece, Greece in Ovid.


 Chair: Petratos, P.

  1. Brown, S. M., Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA & Ruckh, E., Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA. Chopin and Comte: History in the Wake of the French Revolution.
  2. Burns-Gunderson, S.C., Professor, Canyons College, USA. “Mothering” Mother Earth; the Path of the Nurturing Matriarch from Ancient Greece to the 19th Century Parisian Salon.
  3. Nenonen, M., Assistant Professor, University of Tampere, Finland. Witch-Hunt Historiography from the 18th Century Encyclopaedias to the Present Research: A New Geography.






14:00 - 15:30 Lunch (Rozalia, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square)


  15:30 - 17:30 Session 6 (Parallel: ROOM A).

Archaeology in Ukraine

15:30 - 17:30 Session 7 (Parallel: ROOM B).

Studies in Southern Europe


Chair: Aradas, M.S., Assistant Professor, Winthrop University, USA.

1.      Stachiw, M.O., Associate Professor, Roger Williams University, USA. The Politics and Reality of Archaeology in Contemporary Post-Soviet Ukraine.

2.      Rozhko, M., Senior Archaeologist, Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine. Tustan – A Cliffside Fortress of Ukraine-Rus’.

3.      Sahaydak, M. Director, Podil Archaeological Expedition, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine  & Zotsenko, V.,  Scientific Researcher, Podil Archaeological Expedition, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. The Origin and Characteristic Features of the Early Urbanization of Kyivan Rus’.

4.       Lukomskyy, Y., Scientific Researcher, Institute of Archaeology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine. Archaeological Investigations of the Monumental Architecture of the Principate of Halych, 12th-13th Centuries A.D.

5.      Selivatchov, M., Researcher, Rylski Institute for Art Studies, Foklore and Ethnology within National Асademy of Sciences, Ukraine. Ukrainian Folk Art as a Depiction of Social and Political Changes.


Chair: Ferguson, J., Assistant Professor, Bond University, Australia.

1.     Exenberger, A., Assistant Professor, University of Innsbruck, Austria. The Cradle of Globalization: Venice’s and Portugal’s Contribution to a World Becoming Global.

2.     Moreira, M.C.,  Professor, University of Minho, Portugal. A Fiery Debate: The Need to Use the Portuguese Dry Ports as a Way of Channelling Consular Duties to Spanish Consuls Based in Portugal (1722 -1841).

3.     Paschalidi, M., Ph.D. Student, University College London, U.K. Debating Constitutional Reform in the Ionian Islands 1835-1849.

4.     Kennedy, G. M. W., Ph.D. Student, York University, Canada. The Achievement of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte and the Second Empire: Balancing Liberty and Authority.



17:30 - 19:00 Session 8 (ROOM B) Early Modern Society and Culture


Chair: Teter, M., Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, USA.

  1. Aradas, M. S., Assistant Professor, Winthrop University, USA. Social Violence and Hunting in France:  The Chasse Déstructif, 1515-1550.
  2. Barry-Davis, J., Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University, USA. Miracle Healing of Children in 17th Century Southern France.
  3. Johannsen, C.C., Ph.D. Student, University of Kansas, USA. A Typology of Early Modern Humor: Carnivalesque Laughter in Shakespeare and Sachs.




21:00 DINNER - GREEK NIGHT (Rembetadiko "Notes", 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square)



Thursday, December 30th, 2004

  9:30 - 11:30 Session 9 (Parallel: ROOM A).

Views of Eastern Europe

9:30 - 11:30 Session 10 (Parallel: ROOM B).

Culture and the State in Twentieth Century Europe


Chair: Moreira, M.C., Professor, University of Minho, Portugal.

  1. Vares, V., Senior Fellow, University of Tampere, Finland. The Question of the “Other” – Scandinavian Identity and the Image of Eastern Europe and America.
  2. Bailey, M. A., Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, USA. Lighting Candles From Within 20th-Century Darkness: The Humanist Historiography of Tzvetan Todorov and European Identity in the 21st Century.
  3. Pantsov, A., Professor, Capital University, Columbus, USA. Twentieth Century Russia as Viewed from Russian Communist Archives.
  4. Roman-Negoi, A-M., Researcher, 1 December 1918 University, Romania. The Archaeology of Words. A View from the Inside of the Historical Texts in Tranylvania in the 18th Century.


Chair: Sarlak, E., Assistant Professor, Isik University, Turkey.

  1. Johansen, A., Lecturer, University of Dundee, U.K. State Sanctioned Violence and Emerging Democratic Cultures in France and Germany by the Dawn of the 20th Century.
  2. Keys, B., Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento, USA & Udin, J., Graduate Student, California State University, Sacramento, USA. Symbolic Distortions: The Nazi Appropriation of Classical Greek Symbols and the Origins of the Olympic Torch Relay.
  3. Lagos, K., Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento & Director, Tsakopoulos Center for Hellenic Studies, USA. Educational Policies and Assimilationist Agenda in Greece during the Interwar Period, 1919 - 1941.
  4. Mellberg, M., Assistant Professor, University of Gotland, Sweden. The Process of Achieving Literacy in Europe.




11:30 - 13:30 Session 11 (Parallel: ROOM A).

Art and Architecture in Europe


11:30 - 13:30 Session 12 (Parallel: ROOM B).

Issues in European Religious History


Chair: Lagos, K., Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento, USA.

  1.  Lussien-Maisonneuve, M-J., Vice-Présidente du conseil de la documentation, Université Charles-de-Gaulle-Lille 3, France. A French Architect, Florimond Boulanger and his Unpublished Drawings about Modern Athens.
  2. Gelfand, L.D., Associate Professor, The University of Akron, USA. Architecture and Meaning in the Paintings of Jan van Eyck.
  3. Koerber, J., Ph.D. Student, Clark University, USA. National Memorial to Individual Remembrance: Presenting History at Gedenkstätte Buchenwald.
  4. Sarlak, E., Assistant Professor, Isik University, Turkey. A Unique Approach to the Revival Architecture in Istanbul: The Fener Greek Male Highschool (Megale Shole Tou Genous) and Architect Dimadis.


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

  1.  Voogt, P.G., Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA. D.V. Coornhert=S (1522-1590) and His Advocacy of Religious Freedom as a Turning Point in the Thought of Early Modern Europe.
  2.  Wynot, J., Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver, USA. Red Monks and Nuns? Russian Orthodox Monastery Collective Farms in the Soviet Union, 1917-1928.
  3. Teter, M., Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University, USA. Did the Counter-Reformation Indeed Triumph in Poland?
  4.  Fahy, B.M., Professor, Albright College, USA. Jesuit Ideals and Catholic Reformation Orthodoxy, a Reading of the Early Church Fathers in the Ceiling Panels of the Jesuit Church at Antwerp.



13:30 - 15:30 Lunch (Rozalia, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square)



15:30 - 17:30 Session 13 (Parallel: ROOM A).

Studies in Medieval European History


15:30 - 17:30 Session 14 (Parallel: ROOM B).

Facets of Fascism and its Impact upon Europe


Chair: Davis, R., Ass. Provost, Western Michigan University, USA.

  1. Traver, A., Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA. Intellectual Relations between the University of Paris and the Latin Empire of Constantinople.
  2. Olson, V., Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA. Mundus Sensilis/Mundus Insensilis: Cosmic Dichotomy and Viewer Response to the Royal Portal at Chartres.
  3. Stuckey, J., Ph.D. Student, University of Florida, USA. The Legend of Charlemagne: Entertainment or Crusade Propaganda?

Chair: Dellios, R., Associate Professor, Bond University, Australia.

  1. Williams, M., Associate Professor, Okanagan University College, Canada. Friedrich Rainer and the Paradox of Austrian National Socialism.
  2.  Viscarri, D., Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, USA. Historicing Ideological Boundaries: The Narrative Reconstruction of Spain’s Axis Legacy.
  3.  Gutman, S., Professor, State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, USA. French Public Opinion and the Persecution of Jews, 1940-1942.
  4.  Nelis, J., Researcher, Academia Belgica, Italy. Classical Nazis, Modern Romans: Antiquity, Dictatorship and the Masses.




 20:00 - 22:00 DINNER (Taverna Kallipateira, 8 Astiggos Street, Monastiraki, PLAKA)

Friday, December 31st, 2004

8:30 – 16:30 Archaeological Tour
8:30 Departure from the Park Hotel (10 Alexandra’s Street)




Visit the Archaeological Museum of Marathon. 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 Year’s Eve Gala
(Palia Taverna, 26 Lissiou Street, PLAKA, Acropolis, Tel.: 210 3228722)