Teaching and Researching Ancient Philosophy

A Stream on “Teaching and Researching Ancient Philosophy in the Contemporary World”
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
3-6 January 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

The Arts and Humanities Division (AHRD) of ATINER is organizing A Stream on “Teaching and Researching Ancient Philosophy in the Contemporary World”, 3-6 January 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Philosophy, Education and Humanities.

Ancient Philosophy is one of the fundamental basis of our culture. Over twenty five hundred years ago some people began to use their reasoning in a different way so as to try to discover the way nature works and how to live their lives in order to find happiness and create a better society. All those questions and the very same way of thinking are still present in our contemporary world, but societies and technology have changed so much and so quickly that those ancient thoughts could seem strange and remote to our current mentality. Nevertheless, the first philosophers can help us understand several aspects of our lives, so they deserve to be taught and studied. The aim of the streamis to help participants enhance their way of imparting knowledge by exchanging ideas about different approaches in teaching and researching Ancient Philosophy in our globalised world and multicultural societies.

Areas of interest include (but are not confined to):

  • Ancient Philosophy in the 21st Century
  • Non-Western Ancient Philosophy
  • How to teach Ancient Philosophy today
  • Researching methods in Ancient Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy and contemporary science
  • Greek Philosophy in the contemporary world
  • Ancient ethics and politics today
  • Promoting the study of Ancient Philosophy in the 21st Century
  • Students’ expectations on Ancient Philosophy
  • New approaches and perspectives on Ancient Philosophy

Fee structure information is available on https://www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, an Athens educational walking tour, and an one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by 31 May 2018 to: Dr. Ignacio Garcia Pena, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Salamanca, Spain.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (president@atiner.gr).

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association and its mission is to act as a forum, where academics and researchers – from all over the world –  can meet in Athens in order to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units and 5 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.