Southern European Migrants

A Special Session on “Southern European Migrants and First Peoples of the Anglo-sphere”
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Sociology
1-4 May 2023, Athens, Greece

Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Division of ATINER is organizing a Special Session on “Southern European Migrants and First Peoples of the Anglo-sphere” as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Sociology, 1-4 May 2023, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

  1. What are the distinct or unique aspects of growing up with blended First Peoples-Southern European families, and how does a dual heritage impact upon experiences in schools, communities, work life, places of worship, and the wider society?
  2. What role did Southern European migrants play in influencing and allowing, as well as questioning and confronting, racist and colonial ideologies on national, community, familial and interpersonal levels?
  3. Is there evidence of Southern European migrants ‘importing’ colonial and racial attitudes and convictions acquired in their homelands and colonies, such as Italian colonies in North Africa? Is there evidence of colonial racist attitudes learned from employers, neighbours, churches, schools and media in Australia, Canada and the US? In what ways did Southern European migrants counter or resist  colonial racist attitudes imported from their home nation or adopted within their host nation?  
  4. 4. How do migrant memorial, monuments and/or heritage projects recognise or erase First Peoples? Give examples of such recognition or erasure, and ensuing ramifications.

You may participate as a presenter of one paper or an observer. ATINER will accept remote (online) presentations of 15-20 minutes in cases that onsite presentations are not possible by the speaker.

Fee structure information is available on

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, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form to: Dr. Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Academic Member, ATINER & Fellow, Deakin University, Australia. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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