Art and Interculturality in the Mediterranean Region 2-day symposium

Organization: Department of Audio and Visual Arts - Ionian University

Venue: Ionian Academy

Location: Kerkira, Corfu, Greece, Greece

Event Date/Time: Jun 21, 2013 End Date/Time: Jun 22, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: May 01, 2013
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The Department of Audio and Visual Arts at Ionian University in Corfu is organizing within the 7th Audiovisual Arts Festival (19-30 June 2013) a two-day symposium with papers and art presentations Art and Interculturality in the Mediterranean Region: departing from antiquity – staring at the future. Submissions are welcome from theoretical scientific fields related with audiovisual arts and from different means of artistic expression related to new media, with emphasis on contemporaneous intercultural exchanges.

Since antiquity its geopolitical position, climate and history have formed the Mediterranean Basin as a cradle of multicultural diversity, which contributed significantly to the European culture. The Mediterranean region has functioned as a crossroads connecting East and West, and thus it has been the theater of violent clashes on the one hand and the melting pot of diverse cultural dynamics on the other. At the current juncture, the Mediterranean Basin could serve as an example of the conflicts and divisions dominating in the contemporary world, and at the same time it could provide a case study of the ways new media could help people to surpass them through art and communication.  

Proposals for papers are invited on any of the following themes:

  • Representations of the Mediterranean Basin: places, sites, topoi, cultural characteristics, national, gender and ideological identities

  • Singularity, multiculturality and interculturality

  • History, memory and experience of multiculturality and/ or interculturality

  • Transnational transfers and material or immaterial mobility

  • Education: projects in audio-visual media aiming at intercultural exchange in the Mediterranean

  • Presentation of a work of art (by single artists or groups)

Ionian University, in collaboration with local hotels and restaurants, provides special prices for the speakers.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2013

Acceptance or rejection notification to authors by: May 15, 2013

Venue: Ionian Academy, 1 Kapoditriou st., located in the center of Corfu city, June 21-22, 2013.  

The book of proceedings will be published in electronic format (eBook). Instructions for the submission of full papers will be given to the participants at the event.  

Scientific committee:

Marianna Strapatsakis, Ionian University

Andreas Ioannidis, Athens School of Fine Arts

Andreas Mniestris, Ionian University

Ioannis Zannos, Ionian University

Elena Hamalidi, Ionian University

Konstantinos Tiligadis, Ionian University

Dimosthenis Davvetas, IESA (International Studies in History and Business of Art & Culture), Paris

Katerina Zaharopoulou, artist

Organizing committee:

Marianna Strapatsakis, Ionian University

Andreas Floros, Ionian University

Dalila Honorato, Ionian University


1 Kapoditriou st.


Department of Audio and Visual Arts - Ionian University

Exhibits included

Submissions must include an abstract (length 250-300 words), title of the proposed presentation, author’s name, affiliation and email, as well as 5 keywords. Please send your submission to, with subject “Two-day symposium Art and Interculturality in the Mediterranean”. Greek and English are the working languages of the symposium. Presentations are 20 minutes long, allowing for 10 minutes for questions and comments at the end.