ECCLESIASTICAL ACADEMY OF ATHENS
1st Interdisciplinary Conference
“Christianity and Humanism”
6-8 November 2019
The Chair and the Academic Board of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens are pleased to announce the organisation of the 1st Interdisciplinary Conference which is going to take place at the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens from 6 to 8 November 2019. The conference has the special theme “Christianity and Humanism”.
Drawing from recent and modern scientific findings, the 1st Interdisciplinary Conference has primarily two research interests. The first one lies on the generally accepted notion that Ancient Greek philosophers are the fathers of Humanism whereas the other one primarily centres on the role of Christianity in giving depth and redeeming value not only to the concept of Humanism but also to the application of its principles. Hence, the aim of this conference is twofold. Firstly, it aims at approaching its main theme from as many different facets as possible through the constructive dialogue of the humanitarian, social and liturgical scientific fields as well as science and art. Secondly, its purpose is to make us bring back to our pious and grateful memory the great philanthropic words of Saint Nectarios: “Knowing what they are and what they ought to become, Greeks strived for their self-fulfilment […] the knowledge of what is good, virtuous and true and the innate love towards other human beings were enough to instil the desire in the Greek hearts to embrace and impart all these qualities. Hence, Greeks became the teachers of humanity […] this heavenly love became the motivation of all their spiritual ardours […] and on a par with these qualities their moral character was formed. Such character was inevitably elated by the principles of Christianity”.
This conference is addressed to clergymen, academics, instructors, researchers, university students as well as all those who wish to become involved in the discussion of complex dynamical problems as well possible solutions centring on the issues of Christianity and Humanism.
Call for Abstracts is now open
To submit your abstract for an oral contribution to the Conference, please fill in the abstract submission form at the following link: (https://forms.gle/oqQDYPR2geahz4Z96).
You are also kindly requested to submit a short CV. The deadline for abstract submission is the 20st of September 2019. All abstracts will be forwarded to the Scientific Committee for review and you will be notified of the result by the 25th of September 2019. Those who wish to have their papers published in the Conference Proceedings may submit their full paper by the 10th of January 2020. Full papers will be re-assessed by the 10th of March 2020. Only those who have contributed by presenting a paper in the conference can have their full paper published in the Conference Proceedings.
Duration: Each symposium session will last 1 ½ hours, where a theme is presented for 15-20 minutes and 10 minutes are allocated to the panelist. Afterwards, audience members together with presenters have an open discussion concerning the theme for the next 20 minutes.
Venue: Lecture Hall with computer and video projector.
Thematic sessions of oral presentations
Duration: Each thematic session lasts 1 ½ hours and it consists of 4-5 oral presentations. The time frame of each oral presentation is 15-20 minutes.
Venue: Lecture Hall with computer and video projector.
Thematic sessions of posters
Poster authors wishing to exhibit their work are kindly requested to abide to a 100cm high x 70 cm wide poster size.
It is the responsibility of authors to mount their posters in the poster board area and remove them as soon as the session ends.
For other queries, please use the Conference e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or the personal e-mail: email@example.com. You can also call on this number: +30 – 6947774647.
Archpriest Dr. Dimitrios Koutsouris (Assistant Professor, Field of expertise: Ecclesiastical Literature)
Dr. Konstantinos Karagounis (Associate Professor, Field of expertise: Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music)
Dr. Spiridoula Kostara (Assistant Professor, Field of expertise: Psychology of Communication)
Dr. Dr. Michail Mantzanas (Ph.D., Ph.D.), (Associate Professor, Field of expertise: Ancient Greek and Byzantine Philosophy)
Msc. Kleio Kontogianni (Associate Lecturer, MSC in Graphic Arts-Μultimedia)
Dr. Aggeliki Kouki (Associate Lecturer, Chemistry)
Dr. Dr. Ioannis Kotsalas (Associate Lecturer, Physics and Chemistry)
Msc. Christos Papakostas (Seconded teacher, autonomous lecturing, MSC in Computer Science)
Dr. Despoina Panou (Associate Lecturer, English Language)
Dr. Athanasios Papathanasiou (Associate Lecturer, Theology)
Dr. Anargiros Paparidis (Chair): Associate Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: Christian and Byzantine Archaeology and Art.
Dr. Athanasios Kapsalis: Associate Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: General Ecclesiastical History.
Dr. Dr. Michail Mantzanas (Ph.D., Ph.D.): Associate Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: Ancient Greek and Byzantine Philosophy.
Archpriest Dr. Vasileios Thermos: Associate Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: Pastoral Studies.
Dr. Konstantinos Karagounis: Associate Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music.
Archpriest Dr. Dimitrios Koutsouris: Assistant Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: Ecclesiastical Literature.
Dr. Dimitrios Passakos: Assistant Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: New Testament.
Dr. Dr. Vasiliki Mavroska (Ph.D., Ph.D.): Assistant Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: Dogmatics.
Dr. Spiridoula Kostara: Assistant Professor of the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. Field of expertise: Psychology of Communication.