A Stream on “Continuity of Culture Between Ancient and Modern Greece”
as part of the
16th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern
2-5 July 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of History
The History Unit of ATINER will hold A Stream on “Continuity of Culture Between Ancient and Modern Greece”, 2-5 July 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on History & Archaeology: From Ancient to Modern sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences.
Modern Greece owes much of its present existence to its ancient past. Temples, archaeological sites and museums may come to mind, but few outside the academic community may realize that ancient Greece also influences other aspects of Modern Greek life both in language, and the physical world. The Modern Greek proverbial expression ‘και του πουλιού το γάλα’ meaning ‘the milk of the bird’ indicates that one has everything one needs, including the seemingly impossible. Ancient Greek ὀνιθῶν γάλα, ‘the milk of birds,’ indicates the same thing as the Modern Greek; it appears in ancient texts from the 5th c. BCE into the 4th c. CE. Physical examples are ‘tamata,’ small pressed metal plaques of body part images hung before icons in some Orthodox churches in Greece as the faithful pray for healing; examples are at Aghios Nektarios in Aegina. Similar objects, but of terracotta, were found in ancient temples of Asclepius, the ancient god of healing; examples are in the archaeological museum of ancient Corinth. This stream calls for papers treating any aspects of Modern Greek life that show strong continuity with ancient Greece. The connections may be linguistic, or physical, secular or ecclesiastical. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.
Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2018fees.
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, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, using the abstract submission form by the 27 November 2017 to Dr. Martha J. Payne, Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University-Purdue University, USA. 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, i.e. 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 & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK(email@example.com).