ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

5th International Conference on History

28-31 December 2007, Athens, Greece

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Conference Venue: National Archaeological Museum, 44 Patission Avenue - 106 82 Athens,

Tel.: +30-210-8217717

 

Organized by:

The History Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education & Research (ATINER)

 

Members of the Scientific and Organizing Committee:

1.     Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER & General Secretary, Greek Economic and Social Council.

2.     Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Professor, Sam Houston University, USA and Vice-President of ATINER

3.     Dr. Evangelia Aleksandru-Sarlak, Associate Professor, Isik University, Turkey.

4.     Dr. Edward Anson, Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA.

5.     Dr. Michael Aradas, Assistant Professor, Winthrop University, USA.

6.      Dr. Andrea Eis, Doris and Paul Travis Endowed Professor in Art and Chair, Oakland University, USA.

7.     Dr. Michael Eisman, Associate Professor, Temple University, USA.

8.     Ann Eldridge, Ph.D. Sudent, Birbeck College, University of London, U.K.

9.     Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece and Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER.

10.     Dr. Vasileios Filios, Associate Professor, University of Ioannina, Greece and Head of the Accounting & Finance Research Unit of ATINER.

11.     Leslie Stuart Woodcock, Academic Member, ATINER and University of Leeds, U.K.

12.     Dr. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Department of Business and Management, University of Glasgow, Scotland, and Head of the Marketing Research Unit of ATINER.

13.     Dr. Ioannis D. Salavrakos, Lecturer, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece & Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K.

14.                        Dr. Frederick F. Travis, Provost and Professor, Seton Hall University, USA.

15.                        Dr. Ioanna Papadopoulou, Lecturer, University of Thrace, Greece.

16.     Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER.

 

Friday, December 28th, 2007 

7:30-8:15 Registration National Archaeological Museum of Athens (44 Patission Street)

 

8:15 - 8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Welcome: Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER & General Secretary of the Greek Economic and Social Council & Nicholas C. J. Pappas, Head, History Research Unit, ATINER and Professor of History, Sam Houston State University, USA.

 

 

8:30 - 10:00 Session 1: Regions and Regionalism in Antiquity

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

1.     Anson, E., Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA. The Agricultural Economy of Macedonia Prior to the Reign of Philip II.

2.     Avidov, A., Lecturer, Beit-Berl College, Israel. The Demise of Jewish Historiography in the Second Temple Period.

3.     Hawke, J., Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, USA. Written Law and the Development of Sub-Citizens in Ancient Crete.

4.     Roisman, H., Professor, Colby College, USA. The Image of the Thracians in Euripides Rhesus.

 

 

10:00 11:30 Session 2: Olympics and Sports in History

Chair: Anson, E., Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA.

1.     Daniels, B.C., Gilbert Denman Endowed Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. Early Modern Olympians: Puritan Sportsmen in Seventeenth-Century England and America.

2.     Steele, T., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA. From the Silk Road to the Olympic Torch: The Historical Roots of the Chinese Treatment and View of others Today.

 

 

11:30 12:30 Session 3: Issues of Ethnicity in the United States

Chair: Daniels, B.C., Gilbert Denman Endowed Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.

  1. Barker, R., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA. Miserable in the Extreme: A Gendered Assessment of U.S. Indian Policy for the Mescalero Apache.
  2. Barnes, D., Associate Professor, Youngstown State University, USA. The Strange Career of a Slaves Narrative: Reader Response to the Autobiographies of Frederick Douglass.
  3. Darling, M., Professor, Adelphi University, USA. Investigating Immigration Controversies in the United States

 

 

12:30 14:00 Session 4: Art and Artisans in Ancient Greece

Chair: Barker, R., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

1.     Eisman, M., Associate Professor, Temple University, USA. A Workshop Definition of the Nikosthenic Atelier.

2.     McCarty, M., Clarendon Scholar, Lincoln College, UK. Inscribing Images, Making Meaning: Art, Text and Memory in Pausanias.

3.     Roshannon, J., Independent Scholar, Temple University, USA. Exekias and Workshop.

4.     Eis, A., Doris and Paul Travis Endowed Professor in Art and Chair, Department of Art and Art History, Oakland University, USA. From Ancient Subtext to Modern Context: An Artist Re-Visions the Art Historical.

 

14:00 15:00: LUNCH

 

 

15:00 16:30 Session 5: Social History of the Developing World

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

  1. Hiralal, K., Lecturer, University of Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa. Gender and Political Protest in Colonial Africa.
  2. Mughal, N., Professor, Edinboro University, USA. Terrorism and Jihad: A Lethal Killing in the Name of Islam in Pakistan.
  3. Fouseki, K., Researcher, University of York, UK. When History Confronts Identities: the Slavery Exhibition at the Harewood House, UK.

 

 

16:30 18:00 Session 6: Culture and Ideology in United States History

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

1.     Foster, T., Assistant Professor, De Paul University, USA. Sex and the Founding Fathers.

2.     Opal, J., Assistant Professor, Colby College, USA. "To Raze or Remove: Ideologies of Destruction in Jacksonian America, 1800s-1830s.

3.     Pierce, K., Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA. The Moral Militia: The Religious Roots of the American Mass Media.

  1. Glass, W., Professor, Warsaw University, Poland. The Good War in the Cold War: Hollywoods Image of Military Authority.

 

 

18:00 19:30 Session 7: Christianity East and West

Chair: Pierce, K., Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.

  1. Taylor, J., Ph.D. Student, Central European University, Hungary. The Curious Cultural Cocktail of the Transylvanian Carpet: the Blending of Religion and Rugs.
  2. Gruber, I., Assistant Professor, Goucher College, USA. The "Greek Faith" in the Russian Time of Troubles. (Friday, December 28th, 2007, afternoon)
  3. Holler, M., Professor, University of State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The Teaching and Practice of Music in the Jesuitical Colleges in Portuguese America.

 

20:30 22:30: GREEK NIGHT

 

Saturday, December 29th, 2007 

 

 

08:00 09:30 Session 8: Themes from Antiquity

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

1.   Heinz, S., M.Phil. Classical Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK. Women Everywhere:  The Context and Meaning of Honorific Statues of Citizen Women in the Hellenistic Period.

2.   Kebric, R., Professor, University of Louisville, USA. Sixty and Older: Some Preliminary Observations on Old age in the Ancient Graeco-Roman World.

3.   Kaloudis, N., Ph.D. Student, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. A Time of Unrest: The Value of the Cult of Demeter to Kos. (Saturday, December 29th, 2007, morning)

4.   Miller, M., Assistant Professor, Concordia University, USA. Antimachos Nikephoros: A New Alexander?

 

 

09:30 10:30 Session 9: Medieval and Early Modern History

Chair: Woodcock, L.S., Academic Member, ATINER and University of Leeds, U.K.

1.    OBrien, M., Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University, USA. Bereft of King, Prince, and Law:  Episcopal Patronage of La Chaise-Dieu in the 11th & 12th Centuries.

2.    Cerovic, L., Assistant Professor, University of Rijeka, Croatia, Juric, D., Consultant, The Company for Economic and Business Services, Croatia & Mudric, S., Assistant, University of Rijeka, Croatia. Scientific Contribution of the Holistic Concepts of Benedikt Kotruljević to the European and Global Economic Thought.

3. Myers, E., Masters Candidate, Sam Houston State University, USA. Eyewitnesses to Revolution: First Hand Accounts from among the Ottoman Military during the Early Modern Period and the Military Revolution.

 

10:30 11:30 Session 10: Ancient Beliefs---East and West

Chair: Miller, M., Assistant Professor, Concordia University, USA.

  1. Price, S., Principal Lecturer, De Montfort University, UK. Displacing the Gods?: Moral Consciousness, Ancient Cultures and Cinematic Narrative
  2. Thomas, D., M.A. Student, Northern Illinois University, USA. Blood, Cult, and Status in Archaic Athens: The Origins and Rise of the Attic Genos.
  3. Wick, D., Associate Professor, Gordon College, USA. March, October, the Yoke and the Arch: A Study of Boundaries in Ancient Roman Belief.
  4. Wilson, T., Professor, Hamilton College, USA. A Confucian Theory of Gods and How to Venerate them.

 

11:30 13:00 Session 11: Antiquity and Modernity in History, Culture, and Thought

Chair: Papadopoulou, I., Lecturer, University of Thrace, Greece.

1.     Field, L., Professor, University of Mississippi, USA. Carl Schmitt, Erik Peterson, and Ernst H. Kantorowicz: On the Historical Origins and Emergence of Political Theology as a Historiographical Category.

2.     Gustke, N., Visiting-Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, USA. The American Athens: The Transfer of Greek Ideals to America through Art, Architecture, and Etymology.

3.     Shaw, S., Associate Professor, Ohio State University, USA. Ancient Philosophy and the Roots of W.E.B. Du Bois Talented Tenth Proposal.

4.     Pendreigh, G., Reader in History, University of Kansas, USA. Games of Truth: Foucault and Historical Causality

  

13:00 14:00: LUNCH

 

 

14:00 15:30 Session 12: Byzantine and Medieval History and Culture

Chair: Kefalaki, M., Researcher, ATINER.

1.     Hamblin, W., Professor, Brigham Young University, USA & Seely, D., Professor, Brigham Young University, USA. Solomonic Themes in Byzantine Churches and Art. (Saturday, December 29th, 2007)

2.     Rosser, J., Associate Professor, Boston College, USA. Who Built Saranda Kolones?

3.    Sax, B., Professor, University of Kansas, USA. Introduction to Cultural History: Jacob Burckhardts The Age of Constantine the Great.

 

 

15:30 17:00 Session 13: Labour History

Chair: Salavrakos, I.D., Lecturer, University of Ioannina, Agrinio, Greece & Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K.

1.     Johnson, J., Assistant Professor, Augustana College, USA. The "New" Old Labor History: (Re)Considering Institutional and Organizational Examinations of the Working Class.

  1. Mukhina, I., Assistant Professor, Assumption College, USA. New Losses, New Opportunities: Women in The Russian Shuttle Business, 1985-95.
  2. Phelps, C., Professor, The Ohio State University, USA. The First Usages of the Word Strike in Labor Conflicts: London 1768 and Philadelphia 1810.
  1. Abugideiri, H., Assistant Professor, Villanova University, USA. Midwives, Housewives & Nationalism: Egypt in the Making of the Colonial Medicine, 1893-1929.

 

 

 

17:00 18:30 Session 14: The United States in the 20th Century---Politics, Sports and Diplomacy

Chair: Phelps, C., Professor, The Ohio State University, USA.

1.     Cunningham, C.J., Visiting Assistant Professor, De Paul University, USA. American Hoops in Berlin: U.S. Team Helps Establish the International Standard.

2.     Gygax, J., Ph.D. Student, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland. US Public Diplomacy from Carter to Reagan: Applying Global Sports Containment.

3.     Kaufman, S., Associate Professor, Francis Marion University, USA. Will the Real Politician Please Stand Up: Jimmy vs. Rosalynn Carter.

4.     Siekmeier, J., Assistant Professor, University of West Virginia, USA. LBJ and Che Anything Left to Say?

 

 

18:30 20:00 Session 15: War, Sports and Education in History

Chair: Kaufman, S., Associate Professor, Francis Marion University, USA.

1.   Kendall, S., Instructor, University of Kentucky, USA. The Military Deceptions of I. Cornelius Sulla. (Saturday, December 29th, 2007)

2.   Roisman, J., Professor, Colby College, USA. Why did the Athenians Send a Second Armada to Sicily in 414/3 B.C.E.?

3. Large, D., Professor, Montana State University, USA. A Bridge to the Ancients?: Nazi Germany and the Classical Olympic Games.

4. Bartley, A., Associate Professor, Clemson University, USA. Reading, Writing, and Racism: The Struggle to Integrate the Duval County Public School System

 

 

 

20:30  22:00:  DINNER

 

 

Sunday, December 30th, 2007 

Archaeological tour and lunch in a Greek Tavern

Departure at 8:30 a.m. Return at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Monday, December 31st, 2007 

 Cruise: Departure at 7:00 a.m. Return at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

21:30 24:00: Gala Dinner-NEW YEARS EVE