Mediterranean Streams

 
Date
Streams organized as part of the
11th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, 26-29 March 2018, Athens, Greece
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26-29 March 2018
A Stream on “Tourism and the Mediterranean Countries” as part of the
11th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
Stream Leader: Dr. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism Research Unit, ATINER & Researcher, Department of Economic Analysis & Research, Central Bank of Greece, Greece.
We are looking for papers from all areas of Tourism in the Mediterranean basin.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
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26-29 March 2018
A Stream on Evaluation of Marine Ecological Services: The Mediterranean
Stream Leader: Dr. Mordechai Shechter, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Haifa, Israel.
Commenting on a recent staging of Sophocles’ Antigone in Melbourne, Australian playwright Christine Lambrianidis claimed that “Greek tragedy remains the most modern form of drama [because] it is unafraid to question everything we value”. This stream will look at the continual appeal of Greek tragedy beyond the Mediterranean countries, focusing on modern stagings and adaptations throughout the world. Papers are invited that discuss the use of Greek tragedy in fiction, comic books, theatre, opera, television and cinema beyond the Southern European area, and explore the motivation for the use of the classics for audiences that may not be familiar with them. Topics may include the use of Greek tragedy to discuss contemporary political and historical events, gender issues, post-colonial identities, social and war trauma, religious debates and ethical concerns; revisionist rewritings by women authors; adaptations in non-Western theatrical traditions and in post-dramatic theatre; new translations; productions in higher education settings; directors’ perspectives.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
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26-29 March 2018
A Stream on “Graphic Design in Mediterranean Countries”
Stream Leader: Dr. Nazan Erkmen, Dean, Art & Design Faculty, Doğuş University, Turkey.
The aim of the stream is to acknowledge and introduce the diverse approaches involved in the field of Graphic Design in the Mediterranean Countries, taking into account all the extent of the topics focusing on cultural production methods of social /visual communication. We encourage the participation of Artists, Graphic Designers, Academic Researchers and Lecturers, inviting them to share their experiences, to debate, propose and exchange ideas, and define new policies for Graphic Design. Like every culture has its own communication rules, Graphic design, being a universal language, has the ability to artistically retransform itself and give birth to a combination of styles within the sphere of visual expression. The universal and recognized goal of design is to transfer a message by the use of graphic (visual) elements, sharing a conception by making it perceptible. This way of communicating ideas also involves and conveys social, cultural, aesthetical, technological and economical values. Thus, it becomes clear that Graphic Designers are actually artists in the service of a form of art that is strongly communicational and purpose oriented. Keeping in mind the above, this stream initiates a regional approach to graphic design, focusing on the Mediterranean Countries’ artistic productions. Case studies can discuss a multitude of examples, referring to topics like visual fundamentals, visual comparisons, socio-cultural approaches to creativity, use of typography, branding, packaging, poster design, advertising, printmaking, as well as to various other methods and styles used to represent a culture, attributing to it a distinct visual identity.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
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