Location: ATHENS, GREECE, Greece

Event Date/Time: Mar 20, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 23, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 19, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Feb 20, 2008
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The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes an International Conference on Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece, 20-23 March 2008. The conference website is:

The registration fee is €250 (euro), covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, coffee breaks, and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands and a half-day tour around the wider area of Athens (Attica).

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. Special sessions will be devoted to Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean Countries. This year, panels will be organized on the role of France and French Speaking Countries in the Mediterranean Region from all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies. Panel organizers are encouraged to submit their proposals by inviting other scholars that do research in this area.

All abstracts should be submitted in English but there might be an opportunity to present in French with simultaneous translation. Please submit an abstract (using email only to: by January 3rd, 2008 to: Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER and Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece. 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. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing, or any other offer to help please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, Director, ATINER.

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, more than 60 international conferences were organized and more than 50 books have been published. The Institute is organized into four research divisions and seventeen research units. Each research unit organizes at least an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects.


Additional Information

Deadline to submit abstracts: 3rd of January 2008 Deadline to submit full papers: 20th of February 2008 Venue: TBA 1-2 Weeks before the Conference Dates (Please click here) Paper Guidelines (Please click here) Conference Hotel (Please click here) Contact Person: Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece and Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER.