Athens Institute for Education and
Sixth International Conference on
From Ancient to Modern
29-31 December 2008 & 1 January 2009
Conference Venue: St George Lycabettus
Boutique Hotel, 2 Kleomenous Street, Lycabettus, Athens.
The History Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education
& Research (ATINER)
Members of the
Scientific and Organizing Committee:
1. Dr. Gregory T.
Papanikos, Director, ATINER & General Secretary, Greek Economic and Social
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. Andrea Eis,
Doris and Paul Travis Endowed Professor in Art and Chair, Oakland University,
6. Dr. Michael Eisman,
Associate Professor, Temple University, USA.
7. Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Associate Professor, The American College of
Greece-Deree College, Greece and Head, Sociology
Research Unit, ATINER.
8. Dr. Vasileios Filios, Associate
Professor, University of Ioannina, Greece and Head of the Accounting &
Finance Research Unit of ATINER.
Leslie Stuart Woodcock,
Woodcock, L.S., Academic Member, ATINER, Visiting
Professor, Department of Educational & Social Policy, University of
Macedonia, Greece and University of Leeds, U.K.
10. 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.
11. Dr. Ioanna Papadopoulou, Lecturer,
University of Thrace, Greece.
12. Dr. Margarita Kefalaki,
Christos Frantzeskakis, Eirini Lentzou,
Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka
Monday, December 29th, 2008
07:30 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Professor, Sam Houston University, USA
and Vice-President of ATINER.
- Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER & General Secretary,
Greek Economic and Social Council. Opening Speech: Two Old Tragedies and a Recent Farce: Crystal Night (1938), Dekemvriana
(1944) and the 2008 Athens Riots
09:00-10:30 Session I: Aspects of Ancient History
Chair: Pappas, N., Professor, Sam Houston University, USA
and Vice-President of ATINER.
- LaBuff, J., Ph.D.
Student, University of
Sympoliteia and Ethnicity in Karia.
- Evans, J., Professor, University of Minnesota, USA.
Alcohol, Sex, and Slavery in the Roman World.
- Mohamed, E.G., Lecturer, Art
University of MINIA,
The Crisis of 48 Β.C. in
10:30-12:00 Session II: Aspects of Medieval and Early Modern History
Chair: Kefalaki, M., Researcher,
- Friedman, Y., Professor, Bar-Ilan
University, Israel. Is Strong Leadership a Prerequisite of Peacemaking?
- Kremenjas-Danicic, A.,
President, Europe House Dubrovnik, Croatia. Some Impacts of the Song of
Roland: A pan-European Tradition of the Knight Roland.
- Mikura, Y., Lecturer,
Chuo University, Japan. Bernal Diaz del Castillo
and Diego Suarez Montanes: Two
Soldier-Chroniclers of the Spanish Empire.
- Conti, F., Ph.D. Student, Central European
University, Hungary. Church and “superstitions” in Italy at the end
of 15th century. Suggestions from a Research Proposal: The Case
of Bernardino Busti, Franciscan Observant.
12:00 – 13:30 Session III: Aspects of United States History
Chair: *Lee, J., Assistant
Professor, Eastern Illinois University, USA.
- Loukaitou-Sideris, A.,
Professor, UCLA, USA. Emptying the Sidewalks: Privileging Circulation at
the Expense of Social Uses in US Sidewalks, 1880-1920.
- Becker, F., Ph.D. Student, Drew University, USA.
Obscenity Not Only Sexual: The Trial of Cain’s Book.
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 – 16:30 Session IV: Aspects of Twentieth Century History
Chair: Griech-Polelle, B., Professor, Bowling Green State University, USA.
- *Steele, T.L.,
Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA. Horse – Trading
for Votes: United States’
Cold War Policy Regarding the China in the United Nations.
- Lewis, T., Assistant Professor, Winston –Salem
State University, USA. CP Snow’s Mythical British Atomic Bomb.
- Hallberg, L., Ph.D.
Student, Orebro University, Sweden. Lack of Manpower, Housing Shortage and
16:30 – 18:00 Session V: Aspects of Roman History
Chair: Woodcock, L.S., Academic Member, ATINER,
Visiting Professor, Department of Educational & Social Policy, University
of Macedonia, Greece and University of Leeds, U.K.
- Gallucci, R., Lecturer,
University of California Santa Barbara & Uhl,
M., Undergraduate Student, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.
Sejanus: The Man Who Would Be Emperor?
- Aladar, K.,
Undergraduate Student, University of Debrecen, Hungary. Imperial
Representation in the Western-Roman Empire.
20:30 - 22:30 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
09:00 – 10:30 Session VI: Aspects of Greek History
Chair: *Ahmed, Y., Professor, United Arab Emirates University,
United Arab Emirates.
- Eisman, M., Associate
Professor, Temple University, USA. Gorgoneion Tondos: Fear or Fun?
- Wick, D., Associate Professor, Gordon College,
USA. Marketing the “Liberal Arts” in an Age of Ambition: The Metamorphosis
and Survival of Plato’s “Academy” in the Last Generation of the Roman Republic.
- Mihova, J., Lecturer,
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand & Fraser, M., Lecturer,
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Making Sense of the
Multilayered Past. An Interactive Visual Interpretation of the Athenian
Acropolis and the Parthenon.
- Finlayson, C., Associate Professor, Brigham Young
University, USA. The Synthesis and Reincarnation of Osiris and Dionysions in Greece.
10:30 – 12:00 Session VII: Aspects of Cultural Contacts in World
Chair: Eisman, M., Associate Professor, Temple University, USA.
- Marme, M., Assistant
Professor, Fordham University, USA. Muted Challenges Compressed Response:
The Suzhou/Shanghai Transition and the Birth of Chinese Modernity.
- *Ahmed, Y., Professor, United Arab Emirates
University, United Arab Emirates. The Effect of the Greece Independence
War on the Ottoman Egypt.
- Hendrix, S., Assistant Professor, Carroll
University, USA. Contemplating the Stars and Comprehending Humanitas: Thomas
Aquinas on Astrology and the Essence of what it is to be Human.
12:00 – 13:30 Session VIII: Aspects of Nineteenth Century European History
Chair: *Steele, T.L., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, USA.
- Bollini, L., Assistant Professor, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy.
Deployment of Innovative Technologies in the Preservation, Condivision and Dissemination of the Historical and
Documental Heritage: Dictionary of the Italian Resurgency
by Michele Rosi for a Collaborative Discipline of
the Historical Studies.
- Quest, B., Partner, Wilson Gunn, U.K. What God
have Wrought, Ireland, the Hub of the World.
- Kinealy, C.,
Professor, Drew University, USA & Partner, Wilson Gunn, USA. What God
Have Wrought. Ireland,
the Hub of the Nineteenth-century Communications Revolution.
- Bartley, A., Associate Professor, Clemson University, USA. The 14th
Amendment the Great Equalizer of the American People.
13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH
14:30 – 16:00 Session IX: Aspects of Twentieth Century History
Chair: Kinealy, C., Professor, Drew University, USA. Ireland.
- Griech-Polelle, B.,
Professor, Bowling Green State University, USA. The Presentation of the
Spanish Civil War and the Roman Catholic Clergy in Nazi Germany.
- Nelis, J.,
Researcher, Belgian Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium. When Antiquity
Becomes Sacred: Italian Fascist Romanita as Biopolitics and Myth in the Making.
- *Lee, J., Assistant Professor, Eastern Illinois
University, USA. Writing Fear, Drawing Trauma: Children Narrating Violence
in Imperial Japan,
16:00 – 17:30 Session X: Aspects of Intellectual History
Chair: Polelle, M., Professor, University of Findlay,
- Cooper, G., Professor, Brigham Young University,
USA. Astronomy, Medicine, and Galen: The Beginnings of Empirical Science.
- Spencer, M., Associate Professor, Brock
University, Canada. David Hume and Historical Context.
- Monfaredi Raz, B., Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University Bojnord Branch, Iran. History of Philosophy and its Chronology.
20:30 - 22:00 DINNER
Wednesday, December 31st,
07:50 – 14:30 Archaeological Tour around Attica
24:00 New Year’s Eve Gala (includes traditional Greek New Year’s Eve Dinner)
Thursday, January 1st, 2009
CRUISE: Departure at 7:20 a.m. Return at 8:30
p.m. (Includes Lunch on the Boat)