5th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies (MDT 2012)

Venue: TBA

Location: Athens, Greece

Event Date/Time: Apr 04, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 07, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 05, 2012
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Call for Papers and Participation
5th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, 4-7 April 2012, Athens, Greece
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 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 (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form available at http://www.atiner.gr/docs/2012FORM-MDT.doc by the 5th of September 2011 to: Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Academic Member of ATINER and Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece. 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. 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 (gtp@atiner.gr).

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 same area. Specific sessions will be organized on (a) country studies for both the European and 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 materials. 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 with dinner, an educational excursion to Delphi, a special one-day educational cruise to 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 to exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments of their discipline. Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 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.