Mediterranean Streams

 
Date
Streams organized as part of the
13th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, 6-9 April 2020, Athens, Greece
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6-9 April 2020
Mythology: Approaches, Theories, and Narratives
Stream Leader: Dr. Steven Oberhelman, Vice President of International Programs, ATINER & Professor of Classics, Holder of the George Sumey Jr Endowed Professorship of Liberal Arts, and Associate Dean, Texas A&M University, USA
This stream is dedicated to exploring mythological stories, figures, and narratives from all cultures of all historical periods in all countries. Papers may center on any aspect of mythology: myths and literary influences, myth and tradition, myth and science, myth and genre, myth and painting, myth and literary criticism, myth and popular culture (including cinema, television, computer games, comics, graphic novels, traditional literature, visual arts, performing arts). All theoretical approaches to mythology (for example, archaeology, cultural anthropology, psychology and psychoanalysis, structuralism, comparative analysis) are welcome.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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6-9 April 2020
Mediterranean Studies in Asia
Stream Leader: Dr. Jayoung Che, Head, History Unit, ATINER & Visiting Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea.
The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers from all areas of Mediterranean Studies, such as history, arts, archaeology, philosophy, culture, sociology, politics, international relations, economics, business, sports, environment and ecology, etc.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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6-9 April 2020
Mediterranean and China, Past and Present: A Few Notes
Academic Responsible: Dr. Giuseppa Tamburello, Senior Lecturer, University of Palermo, Italy
The symposium is aimed at introducing the topic of China and the Mediterranean area. Seen from the actual interest of China towards the South of Europe, this symposium intends to introduce some ideas about this issue. Starting points on the matter can be many, but this panel begins from the humanities.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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6-9 April 2020
The Mediterranean Diet in the Post Genomic Era
Academics Responsible:
Dr. Antonino De Lorenzo, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.
Dr. Laura Di Renzo, Associate Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

The diet of the citizens of Nicotera, the Italian pilot court where the study began in 1960, was considered the Reference Italian Mediterranean Diet. Today the considerable modifications induced in the lifestyle, with a strong impact on nutritional behavior, probably due to the acquisition of improper dietary models, contribute to the increase of chronic non-communicable diseases. In order to maintain a high nutritional quality of the diet and prevent the diet itself from becoming a vehicle for diseases, the role of the different cooking methods of food is important. The adoption of the Italian Mediterranean Diet of Reference allows to safeguard not only human health, but also protects the environment in which it lives. In our post-genomic era, the development of knowledge of the interactions between nutrients and genes has allowed us to broaden the meaning of nutrient, which can influence or regulate DNA transcription, translation into proteins or post-transductional metabolic processes. The results of our studies show how, thanks to the Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, there is now the possibility of preventing the pathological event, starting from the administration of personalized Mediterranean nutritional plans. The Nutrient Analysis of Critical Control Point (NACCP) process guarantees health and nutritional Total Quality Management (TMQ) of the food, starting from the production of raw materials to the final consumer. The application of the NACCP process, allows to prepare the bases for the achievement of health claims (Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006) for food products typical of the Mediterranean Diet, conferring the necessary health certifications, based on the scientific evidence of the data collected in the whole agro-food supply chain and in clinical trials.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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6-9 April 2020
The Monotheistic Idea in the Mediterranean Basin
Academic Responsible:
Dr. Maria Rosaria, D’Acierno, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy.

This symposium wants to highlight how important is to establish a clear and fruitful relationship among people all over the world, and above all among the ones living around the shore of the Mediterranean sea. Knowing the culture of those peoples as well as their creed and faith is the starting point to eliminate prejudices and false clishés which tend to raise misunderstandings generating hate. In addition, creed and culture stimulate the learning of the languages linked to those peoples, a good way to enrich our mind and to better understand their religion.
Deadline: 9 December 2019
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