5th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies

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Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (President of the Athens Institute for Education and Research & Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde, U.K.) and Dr. Gregory Katsas (Academic Member of ATINER and Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece) would like to invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the 5th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece, 4-7 April 2012. The conference website is: www.atiner.gr/mediterranean.htm. Please submit an abstract (using email only to: atiner@atiner.gr) using the abstract submission form available at http://www.atiner.gr/docs/2012FORM-MDT.doc by 5th September 2011 to: Dr. Gregory A. Katsas. Abstracts should include: 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, i.e. 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 (gtp@atiner.gr) to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER.
The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Mediterranean Studies, such as history, arts, archaeology, philosophy, culture, sociology, politics, international relations, economics, business, sports etc. Panel organizers are encouraged to submit their proposals by inviting other scholars that do research in the area. Specific sessions will be organized on (a) country studies for both the European and the non-European countries of the Mediterranean Basin, (b) the environmental, ecological and biological issues of the Mediterranean Sea, and (c) the Mediterranean islands (history, arts, culture, and all aspects of development) such as Cyprus, Malta, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Crete, Euboea, Majorca, Rhodes, Cyclades, Ionian, Dodecanese, etc. The registration fee is €250 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks, and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special social events will be organized: an official dinner with Greek night of entertainment, an educational excursion to Delphi, a special one-day educational cruise in the Greek islands and a half-day tour around the wider area of Athens (Attica), which includes the Acropolis Hill and Parthenon.
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic organization with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - could meet in Athens and exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments of their discipline. Since 1995, ATINER has organized about 150 international conferences and has published over 100 books. Academically, the Institute consists of four research divisions and nineteen research units. Each research unit organizes at least an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects.