INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON

European History:
From Ancient to Modern

December 29-31, 2005

ATHENS, GREECE

 

 Organized by the

ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (ATINER)

Conference Venue: 

Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens

50 Akademias Street (Close to Panepistimiou Metro Station)

 
Scientific and Organizing Committee

 

1.      Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER, Greece.

2.      Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

3.      Dr. Vasilios Filios, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Ioannina, Greece.

4.      Dr. Angelos Tsaklanganos, Honorary President, ATINER and Emeritus Professor of Marketing, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

5.      Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Deputy Head, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece & Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Department of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. & Deputy Head, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

6.      Dr. Panagiotis Petratos, Assistant Professor, California State University, Stanislaus, USA & Member, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece.

7.      Dr. Christos Sakellariou, Head, Business Research Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

8.      Dr. Ioannis D. Salavrakos, Academic Member, Business Research Unit, ATINER, Greece & Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K.

9.      Dr. Marina-Stefania Giannakaki, Academic Member, ATINER & Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, U.K.

10. Zoi Boutsioli, Researcher, ATINER & Ph.D. Student, University of Kent, U.K.

 

Administration

Takis Chreppas, Sylia Sakka, Thomas Papanikos

 

Conference Program

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

(The time for each session includes a 10-minute coffee break)

 

08:30-08:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome

Nicholas C. J. Pappas, Head of the European Research Unit, ATINER and Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University, USA.

Opening Remarks

Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER. European History: Lessons for the 21st Century

 

8:45 - 10:30 Session I: Aspects of Ancient Athens

Chair: Pappas, N.C.J., Head of European Research Unit, ATINER, and Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

1.      Roisman, H., Professor, Colby College, USA. Solon and the Concept of Justice.

  1. Avidov, A., Head, History Department, Beit-Berl College, Israel. Attic Drama and Civic Education: Is there a Lesson to be Gleaned?
  2. Wick, D., Associate Professor, Gordon College, USA. An Athenian Alchemy: The Survival of Athens as a Destination of Refuge for Foreigners at the End of the Roman Republic.
  3. Miller, M., Assistant Editor, The Ancient World Society, USA. Mantitheos and the Dokimasia.
  4. Eisman, M.M., Associate Professor, Temple University, USA. Phintias and the Leagros Workshop.

 

10:30 - 12:00 Session II: The Ancient Cultural Tradition in Modern Europe

Chair: Eisman, M.M., Associate Professor, Temple University, USA.

  1. Thomas, K., Associate Professor, Creighton University, USA. Games for Apollo: Ancient and Modern.
  2. Akture Siram, Z., Post Doctoral Researcher, Onassis Foundation Scholarship, Greece. A Historiography of Modern Interventions to Ancient Theatre and Odeon Remains in Greece.
  3. Athanassopoulou, E., Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, USA. Archaeology and National Identities: Classical vs. Byzantine Pasts in 19th Century Greece.
  4. Akgun, S., Chair, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Republican Turkeys Encounterance With World Classicals.
  5. Starns, P., Honorary Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, University of Bristol, UK. Reclaiming the Spirit of Hippocrates? The History of European Medicine 1850-1950.

 

 

12:00 - 13:30 Session III: Aspects of Ecclesiastical History

Chair: Starns, P., Hon. Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, University of Bristol, U.K.

  1. Stephens, J., Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia, USA. A Fresh Perspective on the Fall of John Chrysostom.
  2. Roberts, W., Instructor, University of Arizona, USA. Milites Christi Revisited: A Reexamination of Christian Leadership in the Late Antique West.
  3. Rollo-Koster, J., Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA. The Return of the Prodigal Son: The Papal Entry of 1377 and the Roman Topography of Contest.
  4. Karali, V., Ph.D. Student, University of Edinburgh, UK. The Church of England in the Mother Country and the Chesapeake Colonies: Structure, Strength and Ideology During the long Eighteenth-Century.
  5. Salavrakos, I.D., Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, UK. The French Economic-Industrial Mobilisation During World War I (1914-1918).
  6. Hopwood, K., Lecturer, University of Wales, UK. The Inauguration of the Temple of Olympian Zeus: Hadrian, Sophists and Hellenism.

 

13:30-14:30: LUNCH (Inside the Venue)

 

14:30 - 16:00 Session IV: Urban Form and Architecture in European History

Chair: Rollo-Koester, J., Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island, USA.

 

  1. Adams, G., Associated Lecturer, University of New England, Australia. The Suburbium of Ancient Rome and Beyond.
  2. Aktuna, Z., Research Assistant, Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. The Influences of Military Aspects on the City Form: Evaluating the Trace Italienne.
  3. Palmaerts, G., Postgraduate, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Art and Philosophy: the Dissemination of Eclecticism in 19th-Century Architectural Theory.
  4. Price, S., Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, UK. Reconstructing the Ancient City.

 

16:00-17:15 Session V: Europe in Crisis in the Early Twentieth Century

Chair: Price, S., Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, UK.

  1. Guy, N., Post Graduate, University of Durham, UK. Britain, Greece and the Offer of Northern Epirus, August 1914 - December 1915.
  2. Vourkoutiotis, V., Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada. The Foundations of Hell: Soviet - German Military Negotiations, 1919-1922.
  3. Pelzer, J., Professor, Occeidental College, USA. The Return of History as Film. Germanys Nazi-Past in Recent Films and TV-Productions.

 

17:15 - 18:30 Session VI: Images of Women in European History

Chair: Filios, V., Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Ioannina, Greece.

  1. Evans, J., Professor, University of Minnesota, USA. A Material Girl in a Material World: Prostitution and the Finley Model.
  2. Bea, K., Ph.D. Student, University of Minnesota, USA. Mutton Dressed as Lamb: Beauty, Sex, and the Aging Woman in Classical Greece and Rome.
  3. de Medicci, J., Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA. Rational Goddess/Pagan Witch: History and Hypatia from the Fourth Century AD through Modernity.

   

21:30 23:30 DINNER - GREEK NIGHT

(Rembetadiko MISIRLOU, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square)

 

Friday, December 30th, 2005

(The time for each session includes a 10-minutes coffee break)

 

08:00 - 10:00 Session VII: Between Medieval and Modern Europe

Chair: Woodcock, L.S., Professor, University of Leeds, U.K. and Academic Member of the Education Research Unit of ATINER, Greece.

  1.   Garfield, R., Professor, DePaul University, USA. Comings and Goings: The Fate of the Jews in Late 15th/Early 16th Century Iberia.
  2. Rogers, J.G., Professor, Florida Southern College, USA. Encrypted Humanism: Reading Michelangelos Hidden Images in the Sistine Chapel.
  3. Joseph, S., Assistant Professor, Shippensburg University, USA. The Socio-Legal Status of Peasants in 17th and 18th Century France and Ottoman Syria. (Friday)
  4. Leuver, M.E., Yale University, USA. Apex of Industry, Cradle of Strife. Manchester, England in Nineteenth Century Social Thought.

 

 10:00 11:30 Session VIII: Political and Military Affairs in Ancient Greece

 Chair: Rogers, J.G., Professor, Florida Southern College, USA.

  1. Sheldon, R.M., Professor, Virginia Military Institute, USA. The Odysseus Syndrome: Surprise, Deceit, and Clandestine Operations in Ancient Greece.
  2. Gallucci, R., Lecturer, University of California, USA. The Oligarchic Government that Never Was: Athens 411/10 B.C.
  3. Bozia, E., Ph.D. Candidate & Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, USA. Should Thucydides View of the Causes of the Peloponnesian War be Modified?
  4. Harris, J., Ph.D. Student, University of Southern California, USA. The Identity of Conflict: Warfare and Ethnicity in the Works of Xenophon.

 

 11:30 13:00 Session IX: Athens and Rome

 Chair: Sheldon, R.M., Professor, Virginia Military Institute, USA.

  1. Roisman, J., Professor, Colby College, USA. The Rhetoric and Psychology of Athenian Conspiracies.
  2. Hawke, J., Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA. Athenian Politics after Solon.
  3. Simpson, C., Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. The Julian Pontifes Maximi. Heredity and the Date of Julius Caesars Assassination.
  4. Pachoumi, E., Ph.D. Student, University of Newcastle, UK. The Concept of Paredros in the Greek Magical Papyri.
  5. Wills, J., Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California, USA. De-Centering Is Not De-Valuing: European History After the Global Turn.

 

13:00-14:00: LUNCH (Inside the Venue)

Invited Lunch Presentation: Dr Fotis Liarokapis, Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Information Science, City University, U.K.

Virtual and Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage Exhibitions

Traditional exhibitions provide limited possibilities of visualization and interaction between the visitors and the exhibits. During the past few years, virtual reality and augmented reality have emerged as areas of extreme interest for cultural heritage exhibitions. The cost of building suitable virtual and augmented reality systems has fallen considerably, thus fuelling this interest. In this paper an innovative interface that combines commercial components and international standards is used to visualize and interact with digital artifacts based on the above technologies.

 

14:00 15:30 Session X: Cultural History and the Problem of Cultural Forms I

 Chair: Pendreigh, G., Reader in History, University of Kansas, USA.

1         Sax, B., Professor, University of Kansas, USA. An Introduction to Cultural History: Jacob Burckhardts the World-Historical Observations.

2        Johannsen, C., Graduate Student, University of Kansas, USA. A Cathedral of Meaning: Cultural Forms in Johan Huizingas Autumn of the Middle Ages.

3        RomanNegoi, A.M., Researcher, 1 December 1918 University, Romania. The Romanian Representative of the Enlightenment, Gheorghe Sincai (1754-1816): Culture and History in the 18th Century in Transylvania.

  

15:30 17:00 Session XI: Cultural History and the Problem of Cultural Forms II

 Chair: Sax, B., Professor, University of Kansas, USA.

 

1.          Pendreigh, G., Reader in History, University of Kansas, USA. The Transubstantiation of Time.

2.          Jones, R., Student, University of Kansas, USA. On the Deficiencies of Cultural Definition: Dr Oliver Goldsmith.

3.          Richards, C., Graduate Student, University of Kansas, USA. Genius as a Changing Cultural Form in the Age of Goethe.

4.          Williames, L., Professor of History, Vice President for Academic Affairs Emeritus, University of St. Thomas, USA. Anton Chekhov a Resource for the Social Historian.

 

17:00 18:30 Session XII: Europe and the Muslim World

 Chair: Leuver, M.E., Yale University, USA.

  1. Bracy, M., Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA. Selling the European Home in Palestine: Advertising in Filastin.
  2. Prochaska, D., Associate Professor, University of Illinois, USA. Renoir, Impressionism and Algeria.
  3. Fox, H., Professor, University of Leicester, UK. From Seasonal to Permanent Settlement, Especial References to Fishing Villages.
  4. Gredel-Manuele, Z., Professor and Chair, Niagara University, USA. Enrico Caterino Davila, Condottiere and Historian.

 

 

  

 20:00 - 22:00 DINNER

(Rozalia, 58 Valtetsiou str., Exarcheia Square)

 


Saturday, December 31st, 2005


7:0016:30 Cruise (includes lunch)

7:00 Departure from the Fresh Hotel

(26 Sofokleous and Athinas Street)

Visit the Islands of Aigina, Poros & Hydra

20:00 Return to Fresh Hotel

 

21:30 24:00 New Years Eve Gala
(Palia Taverna, 26 Lissiou Street, PLAKA, Acropolis, Tel.: 210 3228722)

 

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

8:30 16:30 Archaeological Tour
8:30 Departure from the Fresh Hotel

(26 Sofokleous and Athinas Street)

13:30-15:00 Lunch in the Village of ANO SOULI (Marathon)
15:00-16:30 Return to Fresh Hotel (26 Sofokleous and Athinas Street)