THE SCHEDULE

The schedule of the conference

An international event for the professionals of multiple disciplines and scholars working on Hellenistic Studies. The conference will point out the importance of the brilliantly original ideas of the Hellenistic age and the curious modernity of the whole atmosphere of the time.

Wednesday | DECEMBER 13, 2017

Opening Ceremony at the Acropolis Museum
19:00 PM

Short documentary celebrating 24 centuries of Hellenistic Alexandria

Welcome addresses by:

19:15 PM
19:25 PM
19:35 PM
19:45 PM
19:55 PM
20:05 PM
20:10 PM
20:30 PM
20:45 PM

Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis

Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO
President of the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation”

Honourable Dr. Mostafa El Feki,

Director, The Library of Alexandria

Professor Dr. Ashraf Farrag on behalf of Dr. Professor Essam ElKordi,

President, Alexandria University

Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis,

President of the Acropolis Museum

Professor Christos Zerefos,

Academy of Athens

His Beatitude Theodoros II,

Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa

Guest of Honor & Speaker:
H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic,
Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos

Closure with music and voice from Kavafis poesy by Stefanos Korkolis (piano) and Maria Manousaki (soprano)

 

End of the Opening Ceremony

 

Thursday | DECEMBER 14, 2017

09:30 AM

Registration

Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Literature & Art (1)

Conveners: M. Hatzopoulos, P. Kousoulis

10:00 AM
10:20 AM
10:40 AM
11:00 AM
11:20 AM
11:30 AM

Alexandria, the city of Alexander the Great

Jean-Yves Empereur, Director of Research, French National Research Center (CNRS)

Recent discoveries in the Chora of Alexandria

Marie-Dominique Nenna, Director of Research, French National Research Center (CNRS), Director of Centre d'Études Alexandrines, Egypt

1998-2017: Twenty years of underwater archaeological and geophysical surveys in Alexandria by the Greek Mission

Harry Tzalas, Founder and President of the Hellenic Institute for Ancient and Medieval Alexandrian Studies, Athens

The navy of Ptolemaic Alexandria

Emad Khalil, Professor, Maritime Archaeology, Alexandria University, Egypt

Round Table Presentations and Questions and Answers

Discussion

 

Coffee Break

Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Literature & Art (2)

Conveners: S. Hamouda, M. Kenawi

12:00 PM
12:20 PM
12:40 PM
13:00 PM
13:20 PM
13:40 PM
13:50 PM

Crumbs from the table or archaeological traces of Hellenistic Alexandria - a view from the Kom el-Dikka excavations

Grzegorz Majcherek, Head of the Polish Mission excavating Kom el Dikka

Macedonian elements in Hellenistic Alexandria

Dr. Angeliki Kottaridi, Archaeologist, Director of Ephorate for Antiquities of Imathia, Greece

The presence of the early Greek community in Alexandria: Boubasteion sanctuary

Mervat Seif El-Din, Professor, Former Director of the Graeco Roman Museum, Alexandria, Egypt

The Early Greek presence in Alexandria's Hinterland

Mohamed Kenawi, Acting Director, Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Enhancing the old: Aphrodite Golgia in Alexandria

Μarianne Bergmann, Former Director, Archäologisches Institut, University of Göttingen, Germany

Round Table Presentations and Questions and Answers

Discussion

 

Coffee Break

Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Literature & Art (3)

Conveners: M. Awad, C. Carras

15:00 PM
15:20 PM
15:40 PM
16:00 PM
16:20 PM
16:30 PM

Gigantic and structurally sound. Building the lighthouse on the island of Pharos

Paolo Vitti, Professor, University of Roma Tre, Archaeologist and architect, Member of the Scientific Council of Europa Nostra, Italy

Believing in the Beyond in Alexandria of Ptolemaic and Imperial Times. The study of some funerary paintings

Anne-Marie Guimier-Sorbets, Professor of Greek Archaeology and Art History, University of Paris Ouest, France

Graeco-Egyptian Elements in the Architectural Mouldings of Hellenistic Alexandria

Mona Haggag, Professor of Archaeology, Alexandria University, President of the Archaeological Society in Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandrians in Ptolemaic Epigraphy. A case study based on the 'Corpus of Ptolemaic Inscriptions’ project, Oxford University

Kyriakos Savvopoulos, Research Fellow, Oxford University

Round Table Presentations and Questions and Answers

Discussion

 

Coffee Break

Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Literature & Art (4)

Conveners: F. Ashraf, S. Moussa

17:00 PM
17:20 PM
17:40 PM
18:00 PM
18:20 PM
18:30 PM

Royal Catasterisms: Arsinoe II and Berenice II translated to the heavens in Aratus and Callimachus

Dee L. Clayman, Professor of Classics, City University of New York

The Hellenistic drama in the framework of Alexandrian culture

Georgia Xanthaki-Karamanou, Professor, University of the Peloponnese

From Macedonia to Ptolemaic Alexandria: The Cult of Dionysos Pseudanor

Emmanuel Voutiras, Professor, School of History & Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Philosophy in Hellenistic Alexandria and its sequence

Pericles Vallianos, Professor of Political Science, University of Athens

Round Table Presentations and Questions and Answers

Discussion

 

End of the 1st Day of the Conference

 

Friday | December 15, 2017

09:00 AM

Registration

Science, Medicine and Technology

Conveners: P. Vitti, Chr. Zerefos

09:30 AM
09:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
11:30 AM

A brief introduction to the Hellenistic Alexandrian Technology

Theodosiοs Tassios, Professor Emeritus, NTUA, Honorary President of the Hellenic Society of Philosophy, and President of the Society for the Study of Ancient Greek Technology

Antikythera Mechanism as evidence for Hellenistic technology excellence

Xenophon Moussas, Professor in Space Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Filon and Heron combined to one automaton

Manolis Korres, Professor of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens

Alexandrian Medicine and its Influence in the West and the East

Georgios Chrousos, Professor, Chairman of the First Department of Pediatrics at the Athens University Medical School

Space,Time and Motion according to John Philoponus: A prelude for Gallileo, DeCartes and Newton

Emmanuel Floratos, Professor Emeritus at Physics, University of Athens, Member of the European Academy of Science (EURASC-Executive Committee)

Τhe Hellenistic mathematician Archimedes and his renaissance admirer Kepler

Eberhard Knobloch, Academician, Prof. Em. for the History of Science and Technology, Berlin University of Technology

Hellenistic theories of gravitation

Lucio Russo, Professor of Mathematics, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Round Table Presentations and Questions and Answers

Discussion

 

Coffee Break

Environment

Conveners: M. Korres, C. Synolakis

12:00 PM
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
13:00 PM
13:15 PM

Environmental optics in Hellenistic Alexandria and the case of Pharos

Xenophon Moussas, Professor in Space Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Paolo Vitti, Archaeologist and architect, Rome, Italy
Stylianos Zerefos, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Extreme geophysical phenomena in Alexandria

Christos Zerefos, Costas Synolakis, Academy of Athens

Paleoclimatic conditions during the Hellenistic period in the Eastern Mediterranean

Juerg Luterbacher, Professor, Department of Geography, Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany

What do paleo climate models tell us about the Hellenistic period in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Elena Xoplaki, Professor, Department of Geography, Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany

Round Table Presentations and Questions and Answers

Discussion

 

Coffee Break

Cultural Heritage And Legal Issues

Conveners: C. Repapis, Chr. Zerefos

14:15 PM
14:30 PM
14:45 PM
15:00 PM
15:15 PM
15:45 PM
16:00 PM
16:15 PM
16:30 PM

The destruction of Libraries in the course of history and the international law on the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict

Artemis Papathanassiou, Legal advisor at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former chairperson of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Cultural property in the Event of Armed Conflict, Greece

Alexander the Great: a Protagonist along the Silk Road

Louis Godart, Archaeologist, f. Professor of Aegean Civilization, University of Naples, President of the International Association for the Restitution of Parthenon Sculptures

Is the possession of the Parthenon Marbles lawful according to the contemporary English law?

Christos Mylonopoulos, Professor of Criminal Law, University of Athens, President of the European and International Criminal Law Institute

Round Table Presentations and Questions and Answers

Discussion

 

Coffee Break

 

From Alexandria to Venice: Remembrances of Alexandria in the cultural treasures of Venice

Chryssa Maltezou, former Director, Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Postbyzantine Studies in Venice, Italy, Academy of Athens

Egyptian and Aigyptiote literature as a bridge between two cultures

Shaker Moussa, Lecturer of Modern Greek Philology & Comparative Literature, Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Languages & Translation, Cairo, Egypt

Closing Remarks

 

End of the Conference

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