Fifteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences - Virtual Conference

  • 2020 Special Focus—Reflecting on Community Building: Ways of Creating and Transmitting Heritage
  • 20-22 July 2020
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Introduction

Welcome to the Fifteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (20-22 July 2020). Thank you for adding your voice and committing time to participate. We are trying to offer the best experience with the tools we have in the CG Scholar Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Community Page combined with other available digital communication tools. Please keep in mind this is a highly experimental moment. We hope you will watch, comment, and participate.

There are numerous ways you can engage and connect in order to have a fulfilling virtual conference experience.

2020 Special Focus: Reflecting on Community Building: Ways of Creating and Transmitting Heritage

The special focus of the 15th Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference is heritage, a concept of central importance in today’s academic and public discourse. The conference will explore its meaning, premises, manifestations and outcomes in today’s globalized society, culture, education, economy and politics. From local communities to entire ethnic groups and nations, people increasingly define themselves in terms of specific cultural features and elements. Such groups consider that these features and elements encapsulate the essence of their identity and constitute a distinct heritage. Heritage practices, and the very meaning of heritage, its safeguarding and promotion, are associated with modernity and its manifestations, such as industrialization, urbanization, globalization, and concern with the physical and cultural environment.

Welcome Address and Plenary Sessions

Welcome Address & Conference Opening

Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, Assistant Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

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Plenary Sessions

Tina Bucuvalas, Rector, Director, Florida Cultural Resources, Inc., United States

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Robert Baron, Professor, Master of Arts Program in Cultural Sustainability, Goucher College, United States

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Eleana Yalouri, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece

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Esther Solomon, Assistant Professor, Museum Studies, University of Ioannina, Greece

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Conference Chair & Co- Organizers

Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, Assistant Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Marcin Galent, Assistant Professor, Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Eugenia Arvanitis, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education, University of Patras, Greece

Advisory Committee

Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, Conference Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Dimitrios Karadimas, Conference Organizer, Vice-Rector, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Achilleas Chaldaiakis, Conference Organizer, Dean, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Amphilochios Papathomas, Conference Organizer, Head of the Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Dionysios Kalamakis, Conference Organizer, Director, Sector of Byzantine Philology and Folklore, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Marcin Galent, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Research Network Chair, Assistant Professor, Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakόw, Poland

Eugenia Arvanitis, Conference Partner, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Science and Early Childhood Education, University of Patras, Greece

Filippos Mazarakis-Ainian, Conference Partner, Curator, National History Museum, Athens, Greece

Eleftherios Alexakis, f. Director of Researches, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Minas Al. Alexiadis, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Yiorgos Anagnostou, Professor, Department of Greek and Latin, Ohio State University

Maria Androulaki, Senior Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Evrydiki Antzoulatou-Retsila, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management University of Peloponnese, Greece

Evangelos Avdikos, Emeritus Professor, Department of History, Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Thessaly, Greece

Constantina Bada, f. Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece

Robert Baron, Professor, Goucher College, U.S.A.

Tina Bucuvalas, Director, Florida Cultural Resources, USA

Anastasia Christou, Associate Professor of Sociology, Middlesex University, U.K.

Kyriaki Chryssou-Karatza, Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Nina Debruyne, Sr. Assistant Professor, Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria

Ioannis Drinis, Director, Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intercultural Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece

Stavroula-Villy Fotopoulou, Director of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece

Maria Gasouka, Emeritus Professor, Department of Pre-school Education and Educational Planning, University of the Aegean, Greece

Evangelia Georgitsogianni, Professor, Department of Home Economics and Ecology, Harokopio University, Greece

Michael Harkin, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming, U.S.A.

Renée Hirschon, f. Professor, St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, U.K.

Philia Issari, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Rea Kakampoura, Associate Professor, Faculty of Primary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Georgios Kanarakis, Emeritus Professor, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Marianthi Kaplanoglou, Associate Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Yiannis Karachristos, Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Evangelos Karamanes, Director, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Peggy Karpouzou, Assistant Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Georgios Katsadoros, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy in Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Greece

Margaret Kenna, Emeritus Professor, Swansea University, U.K.

Taxiarchis Kolias, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Aikaterini Korre-Zografou, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Lambros Liavas, Professor, Department of Music Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Eirini Loutzaki, f. Associate Professor, Department of Music Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Anna Lydaki, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, Panteion University, Greece

Nadia Macha-Bizoumi, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Ethnology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Zoe Margari, Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Marlen Mouliou, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Vassilis Nitsiakos, Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece

Andromachi Oikonomou, Director of Researches, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Marilena Papachristophorou, Associate Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece

Ioannis Plemmenos, Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Aikaterini Polymerou-Kamilaki, f. Director, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Paraskevas Potiropoulos, Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Eleni Psychogiou, f. Senior Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Walter Puchner, Emeritus Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Vassiliki Rokou, Emeritus Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece

Manolis Sergis, f. Professor, Department of Language, Literature and Civilization of Black Sea Countries, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Eleonora Skouteri-Didaskalou, f. Associate Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Emilios Solomou, Director UNESCO Chair, University of Nicosia

Esther Solomon, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina, Greece

Georgios Thanopoulos, f. Assistant Professor, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Georgios Tsimouris, Associate Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Greece

Manolis Varvounis, Professor, Department of History and Ethnology, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Athanasios Verdis, Assistant Professor, Department of Pedagogy in Secondary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Marina Vrelli-Zachou, Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece

Georgios Vozikas, Researcher, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece

Anna L. Wood, President, Association for Cultural Equity, U.S.A.

Eleana Yalouri, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Greece

2020 Virtual Panel Discussion on Heritage

The 2020 virtual panel discussion on Heritage will combine pre-recorded virtual presentations and live discussions. Below is a list of virtual panels, schedule time, presenters and where you can view the pre-recorded presentations. The link to access live virtual sessions will be sent on July 20, 2020.

The special focus of the 15th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is heritage, a concept of central importance in today’s academic and public discourse. The plenary lectures will be devoted to heritage, and several delegates have also contributed papers exploring the meaning, premises, manifestations and outcomes of heritage in today’s globalized society, culture, education, economy and politics.

Additionally, we have organized a number of panels dedicated specifically to aspects and challenges of heritage today, with examples from Greece, which is this year’s hosting country for our Conference. Heritage creation and transmission as they relate to community building will be explored and discussed in 5 topic specific panels with experts in relevant fields on the second day of the conference (July 21st, 2020). Their videoed presentations are on the Conference website and can be accessed by Conference delegates during the Conference. Since this is a topic of broad academic but also of public interest, we have thought of making access to the panel discussions open to all those interested.

We are going to have the following panels, comprising three to four members each: Archival Heritage, Difficult Heritage, Greek Diaspora Heritage, Heritage in Education, and Heritage in Public Life. On July 21st, between 8.00 a.m.-13.40 p.m. EST/ 15.00 p.m. – 20.40 p.m. Greek time, you are invited to attend the Heritage Panels Event. During this event, panel speakers will participate in 5 virtual discussions, lasting for one hour each, one for each panel. The panelists will summarize the main points of their presentations, then engage with participants by replying to their questions, which can be submitted on chat. There will be a moderator facilitating and guiding the discussion.

We would like to welcome you all to attend these panel discussions, which will hopefully enhance our understanding of the ways in which heritage ideas and practices work in society today, ideally contributing to but sometimes also undermining community building. The link to access live virtual sessions will be sent on July 20, 2020 (12:00PM USA CDT UTC -5). The panel discussions will be recorded for academic purposes. We would like to kindly ask those attending them to keep their cameras and microphones turned off to ensure the good function of the panels. However, they will be able to interact with the panelists by sending their questions through chat.


Modern Cultural Heritage Directorate - Intangible Cultural Heritage of Greece

Modern Cultural Heritage Directorate
42 3rd September Str, 104 33,
Athens, Greece

Responsible for the implementation in Greece of the International Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO, 2003) is the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, in particular the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage, which belongs to the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage. The same Directorate is also responsible, in accordance with the same Presidential Decree, for the planning and implementation of actions for the safeguarding of the elements of intangible cultural heritage inscribed on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Greece and in the Lists provided for in the relevant UNESCO Convention.

© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports | Production- Direction: Silas Michalakas

Byzantine Chant Τhe Byzantine chant is the mnemotechnics of the rendering of chants in Church services (practitioners, Liturgical Typikon, planning of concerts, resources, manuals, training and its characteristic cultural constitutive elements and idioms). Ιt was inscribed on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2015 and on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO, 2003) in November 2019.

© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports | Production- Direction: Silas Michalakas
August 15th (Dekapentavgoustos) festivities in two Highland Communities of Northern Greece: Tranos Choros (Grand Dance) in Vlasti and Syrrako FestivalThe Tranos Choros (Grand / Magnificent Dance) is a traditional dance event based on the dual elements of «song – dance» (a capella vocals and dance), without the accompaniment of musical instruments. It bears a ritual character, passed on from one generation to the next. The term Tranos denotes the universal participation of the local community in its performance and its great importance to the community.
The traditional festival of Syrrako at Tzoumerka in Epirus (Ioannina Regional Unit) is a music and dance event and simultaneously a rite that is identified by the locals as a significant element of their cultural heritage.
Τhis short film completed the file the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports submitted -in 2020- to the Committee of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage ( UNESCO, 2003), in order for the elements of "Tranos Choros (Grand Dance) in Vlasti and Syrrako Festival" to be inscribed on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO, 2003).

© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports | Production- Direction: Silas Michalakas – Yannis N. Drinis

Tinian Marble Craftmanship The art of marble-carving is an expression of the cultural identity of Tinos. Marble craftspeople possess empirical knowledge of the composition and structure of marble-bearing rock, the properties of each kind of marble, and the manipulation of its veins. Marble-carving workshops produce a range of traditional motifs, patterns and symbols such as cypresses, flowers, birds and ships. The element was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage- UNESCO 2003) in 2015.

© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean diet involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking, and particularly the sharing and consumption of food. Eating together is the foundation of the cultural identity and continuity of communities throughout the Mediterranean basin. It was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage- UNESCO 2003) in 2013 by Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Marocco and Greece.

© Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, 2016

Rebetiko Rebetiko is a musical and cultural expression directly linked to song and dance that initially spread among urban working-class populations. Rebetiko songs are now a standardized repertoire in social occasions, containing invaluable references to the customs and traditions of a particular way of life. Rebetiko is transmitted orally, as well as by the media and in music schools, conservatories and universities, and musicians and enthusiasts continue to play a key role in keeping the practice alive. It was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage- UNESCO 2003) in 2017.

National Historical Museum

Old Parliament Building, 13 Stadiou Str. Athens, Greece

The National Historical Museum is permanently housed in the Old Parliament Building at Stadiou Street (Kolokotronis square) since 1960. The Museum narrates the history of Modern Greece: the period of Ottoman and Latin rule, the Greek War of Independence (1821), the liberation struggles, the creation of an independent state, the political, social and spiritual development of the Greeks up to the present day.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION: "Imagining the Balkans". Identities and memory in the long 19th century

  • A virtual exhibition on the history of modern nations in Southeast Europe
  • Living in the Old World
  • Travelling, Communicating
  • A New Social Order and the Rise of the Middle Classes
  • Creating and Disseminating Knowledge
  • Mapping
  • Using History, Making Heroes
  • Public Celebrations
  • Image of the Nation Living in a place of historic change

Folklore Museum & Archives NKUA

School of Philosophy, Panepistimioupoli Campus 157.84,
Zografou Athens, Greece

The Folklore Museum & Archives [FMA] is the largest university folklore archive in Greece and one of the most important folklore archives in the country. Its mission, stated in its Constitution, is “to support educational and research needs relating to the subject of Folklore, and its application to the study of folk culture in Greek society and in the Greek diaspora.

© Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou | Production-Direction: Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou & Paraskevi G. Kanellatou

Folklore Museum & Archives: Students’ Collections Students’ Collections of Ethnographic Material in the Folklore Museum and Archives of the University of Athens: Continuity and Change.

Research Centre for Greek Singing

Research Centre for Greek Singing [ΕR.Κ.Ε.Τ.]
G. Ventouri 51c, 15562
Holargos, Athens, Hellas

The Research Centre for Greek Singing (ERKET) is a non-profit organization based in Holargos, Attica. ERKET has been founded in order to promote scientific research and study of the cultural phenomenon of Greek singing, in mainland and in the Greek diaspora communities. Its main aims also are educational seminars, cultural performances and festivals. The archives’ creation such as: bibliography, discography, digital libraries, fieldwork audio and video records, photographs and ethnographic documentaries are also key tasks in ERKET research activities.


© Research Centre for Greek Singing

Polyphonic Songs from Pogoni region, Epirus GREECE “Kerantzides” Polyphonic Vocal Ensemble in memory of Aggeliki Hatzimichali "Mikis Theodorakis" Amphitheatre Tuesday, 21 March 2017 "Kerantzides" Polyphonic Vocal Ensemble [polyphonic songs from Pogoni, Epirus] Polyphonic Songs:

  • i. A seabird
  • ii. Partridge and female dove
  • iii. Yiorgo, Spring has arrived art & music direction: Paraskevi G. Kanellatou costume design: Aggelos Theodossiou & Nikos Sotiriou art & music direction: Paraskevi G. Kanellatou sound engineer: Yiannis Sygletos costume design: Aggelos Theodossiou & Nikos Sotiriou production: Vacchae

© Research Centre for Greek Singing Female Diphonies from Volakas, Drama, Macedonia Greece Vocal Ensemble of Drama & Serres' Female Diphonies Vacchae 20th Anniversary We celebrate ... dance and sing Anna & Maria Kalouta" Music Hall of the Municipality of Athens Saturday 14 October 2017 Vocal Ensemble of Drama & Serres' Female Diphonies i. My black swallows ii. The two brothers iii. My Tzane river!



© Research Centre for Greek Singing “A Night in an Athenian Tavern” Music Performance in songs by Michalis Sougioul and Manos Hatzidakis One Night in an Athenian Tavern, in songs by Michalis Sougioul & Manos Hatzidakis "Melina" Municipality of Athens' Cultural Centre Sunday 4 February 2018 Vocal Ensembles: Chalkis' Singers & Research Centre for Greek Singing under the Auspices of the Municipality of Athens in the Cycle of Carnival Events 2018 art & music direction: Paraskevi G. Kanellatou sound engineer: Yiannis Sygletos cinematography: Michael Demetrious



© Research Centre for Greek Singing

Traditional Songs of Argostoli, Kefallinia, GREECE 9th Vocal Ensembles Festival of Traditional Music

9th Vocal Ensembles Festival of Traditional Music Traditional Songs of Argostoli, Kefallinia, Greece “Mikis Theodorakis” Amphitheatre Saturday 8 June 2019 Vocal Ensembles: Chalkis' Singers & Research Centre for Greek Singing art & music direction: Paraskevi G. Kanellatou sound engineer: Yiannis Sygletos cinematography: RGB Studios costume design: Aggelos Theodossiou & Nikos Sotiriou

Greek Culture: The Artist: "Yiannis Pseimadas"

Yiannis Pseimadas was born in Panaitolio, Aitoloakarnania, Greece. He studied advanced music theory and music for theatre and cinema. He worked for several years as a professional musician and singer. He has composed music for many theatrical plays of ancient tragedy, Comedies of Aristophanes, classical plays as well as theatrical plays for children. He was awarded for his music in various theatre festivals.

© Yannis Psimadas | Production-Direction: Yannis Psimadas

"Ancient Echoes" Composition-Ancient Lyre by Yannis Psimadas
This music piece with ancient and today music fragrances was filmed at several Greek landscapes every one with its own history and physical beauty. Two stoned lighthouses,12 wells with vineyards around them, the biggest lake of Greece Trichonis with its lakebirds flying, a byzandine era castle town, an Enetian guard tower for pirates. Music composition, ancient lyre, soundscapes, percussion by Yannis Psimadas

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2020 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

English
  • Georgianna Stoukides, Brown University, United States
  • Catherine Schoina, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Anastasia Baou,National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Dominic Silvio, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Happy Warsito, Sriwijaya University, Indonesia
  • Angeliki Mikelatou, University of Patras, Greece
  • Paraskevi Kanellatou, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Maria Foraki, University of Athens, Greece
  • Martha Stavrianopoulou, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Maria Paraskeva, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Witness Maluleke, University of Limpopo, South Africa
  • Kaia DeMatteo, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
  • Spyridoula Giaki, University of Patras, Greece
  • Linda Qian, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Wendy M Edmonds, Bowie State University, United States
  • Susan J Eddington, Fielding Graduate University, United States
Spanish
  • Judit Ruiz Lázaro, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
  • Jara Romero Luque, Universidad de Granada, España
  • Blanca Yazmín Jiménez Segura, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, México
  • Askur Palencia Rodríguez, Instituto Internacional del Derecho y del Estado, México
  • Mayra Pomaquero Y., Universitat Politècnica de València, España
  • Manuel Arlandis Ruiz, Universidad de Valencia, España
  • María Sánchez Munilla, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
  • Cristian Torres, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
  • Valerio della Sala, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, España / Universidad de Bolonia, Italia

Virtual Presentations

Theme 1: Social and Community Studies
Conscious Consumption and Political Support for Social Movements

Juliana Leite, Professor, School of Applied Sciences, University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Amanda Carolini Menconi Hornhardt, University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Leonaro Denardi Messina, The University of Campinas, Brazil

Economics and Its Social Impact: From Increasing Competition to Consumer Confidence

Doina Gavrilov, PhD student, Doctoral School, SNSPA, Romania

Framework For Communication Model Encouraging Innovation in Thai Small And Medium Family Business During Succession

Chanun Somboonvechakarn, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Tatri Taiphapoon, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Pongpun Anuntavoranich, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Sukree Sinthupinyo, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Regaining the Joy of the Feast: The Grassroots Carnival of Metaxourgio, Athens

Mina Dragouni, Post-doctoral Researcher, History and Archaeology, University of Patras, Greece

Street Musicians at Ermou Street, Athens: Music Performance as Survival Strategy - an Ethnographic Approach

Paraskevi G. Kanellatou, Research Director, Research & Archives Department, Research Centre for Greek Singing, Attiki, Greece
Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou, Assistant Professor in Folklore Studies, Department of Philology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Georgios Kouzas, Adjunct Faculty , Department of Philology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attiki, Greece

The Development and Evaluation of an Educational Website Culturally-tailored for Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States: HIV and Social Change

Georgianna Stoukides, Brown University, United States

The Integration of Photovoice Across the Curriculum: Creating Student Engagement Through Social Justice

Rhondda F Waddell, Associate Dean Professor in Social Work, College of Education and Social Services, Saint Leo University, Florida, United States

Topaloudi's Legacy: Greek TV Journalism and Gender-Based Violence in the #MeToo Era

Kyriaki Frantzi, Kyriaki Frantzi, Independent Researcher, Self-Employed, Athens, Attiki, Greece

Make A Difference: Become a Selfless Leader to Serve Others

Veronika Ospina Kammerer, Professor, School of Education and Social Services, Saint Leo University, United States

Women’s Empowerment Agency through Visual Expression and Dialogue: Using PhotoVoice in a Syrian Refugee and Low-Income Lebanese Community

Natalie Garland, University of College London, United Kingdom


Theme 2: Civic and Political Studies
The Colombian Peace Plebiscite 2016 in the Media: Gender Ideology for Preventing Peace?

Master Angela Maria Bohorquez Oviedo, PhD Candidate in Political Science and International Relations, Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware, United States


Theme 3: Cultural Studies
Architectural Tupperware: How Architecture Becomes the Container for Culture

Scott Sworts, Postgraduate Program Lead for Architecture, Oxford-Brookes University, United Kingdom

A Cross-cultural Comparative Analysis between Crowdfunding Adoption and the Social Progress Index

Nacouzi Gilbert, Manager, Optic Nacouzi, Lebanon

Agency and Contested Heritage: Oral History in an Indigenous and Afro-descendant Community

Eileen De Luca, Provost, Academic Affairs, Florida SouthWestern State College, Florida, United States

A Society in Reconstruction: The Play "Block C" (1946) by Elias Venezis and Modern Greek Theatre in the Aftermath of the Axis Occupation

Zafiris Nikitas, PhD Candidate, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Influence of Gender, Cultural Traits, and Self-Esteem in Filipino Millennials’ Frequent Selfie-Posting Behavior

Michelle Cortez, Assistant Professor II, Institute of Engineering and Applied Technology, Bulacan Agricultural State College, Bulacan, Philippines

Language as Cultural Capital: What Goes to the Next Generation?

Tihomira Trifonova, Teacher, Research and Development, Sofia University, United States


Theme 4: Global Studies
Teachers’ Narratives on Refugee Children’s Education

Ariadni Kouzeli, Preschool Educator , BA Student in University of Patras , Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education, Mikro Karavi Kindergarten, Greece
Eugenia Arvanitis, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education, University of Patras, Greece



Theme 5: Environmental Studies
Addressing Equity and Environmental Justice in Affordable Housing in New York City

Elizabeth Garland, Professor, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

Water as Intangible Heritage of Humanity: Recognition of the Human Character of the Right to Water

Maria Francisca Zaragova Marti, Professor of Constitutional Law, Legal Studies of State, University of Alicante, Spain


Theme 6: Organizational Studies
Bridging the Leadership Sciences and Healthcare Leadership Development

Melanie Standish, Graduate Student, Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States

Dealing with Seafarers’ Work Extension Challenges during the COVID-19 Period: Suggestions for Organizational Change Management

Georgios Poularas, CEO, General Management, ENESEL S.A, Greece

Developing a Hypothetical Model for the Utilisation of Surveillance Technology in the South African Retail Environment

Tendai Chimucheka, Senior Lecturer, Business Management Department, University of Fort Hare, South Africa

Socio-psychological Determinants of Employee Well-being: A Study Examining the Connection Between Resilience and Stress

Veronica Perry, Researcher, University of Southern California , United States


Theme 7: Educational Studies
Creating a Community of Learners: The Development of a Certified Peer Observation Process

Robert Lucio, Associate Professor, Social Work, Saint Leo University, United States

Ensuring All Students Learn: Creating Effective Student Learning Assessment Processes Across General Education

Robert Lucio, Associate Professor, Social Work, Saint Leo University, United States

From Information and Communication Technologies to Technology Across Curriculum: Innovation and Technology at School

Laura Monsalve Lorente, Associate Professor, Teaching and School Organization, University of Valencia, Spain

Pluralistic and Equitable Education in Neoliberal Era

Angeliki Mikelatou, Research Associate, Forum on Intercultural Dialogue and Learning, University of Patras, Greece

The Common “Heritage” of State Selective Schools in Greece

Aikaterini Nikolopoulou, Greek Literature Teacher, Secondary Education, Anavryta Model Junior High School, Greece
Athanasios Verdis, Assistant Professor, Department of Pedagogy in Secondary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


Theme 8: Communication
Chocalheiro and Deformed Transparent

Alexandra Gonçalves, PhD Student, Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil

Exploring Sales Call Anxiety: A Longitudinal Study

Anna Talafuse, Assistant Professor of Marketing, College of Business, Montana State University, United States
Brenda Dockery, Montana State University, United States
Jessica Perius, Business Program Instructor, Montana State University Billings, Montana, United States

Memes - a Modern Way of Communication Among Young People Through Images on Social Media during the COVID-19 Quarantine in Greece

Catherine Schoina, Teacher in Journalism and Culture, E-Learning Seminars, Culture Webinars

Perceptions about the Threats and Opportunities of a Virtualized World

Belen Casas-Mas, Profesora Ayudante Doctor, Sociología: Metodología y Teoría, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain



2020 Special Focus: Reflecting on Community Building: Ways of Creating and Transmitting Heritage
Food Preservation Techniques in Times of Crisis: An Ethnographic Study in Some Villages of Pella and Kozani Prefecture in Northern Greece

Antonia Meteti, Post-gratuate Student, Faculty of Philology, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attiki, Greece

Identity Construction: Studying Self as a Lens to Studying Society

Thomas Keefe, Professor of Humanities, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, United States

Material and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Tsakonia

Maria Paraskeva, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Searching for Belonging in an Uncertain World: Can Refugees as Occupants of a Liminal Space Experience Belonging?

Elly-Maria Papamichail, IBO Examiner in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Tutor and Teacher, Free-Lance, International Baccalaureate & Self Employed, Attiki, Greece


Virtual Posters
Being Interpersonally Attractive and/or Being a Target of Verbal Aggressiveness: Social Network Analysis in Physical Education Classes

Maria Litsa, Phd Candidate, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece
Kyriaki Spanou, PhD Scholarship Candidate, Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece

Bubbies on the Beach: Judaism, Gender, and Retirement in Post-War Florida

Katie Otis, Program Director of History and American Studies, and Assistant Professor of History, William Peace University, United States

Changes in Work Goals Preferences according to Gender in Israel: Cross-sectional Study between 1981 and 2018

Galit Yanay Ventura, Lecturer, Yezreel Valley Academic College
Moshe Sharabi, Associate Professor, Head of Department of MA Studies in Organizational Development and Consulting, Yezreel Valley Academic College, Israel

Collaboration and Socialization Are Keys to Student Engagement and Academic Success

Masoud Ghaffari, Assistant Professor, Nursing & Health, Benectine University, United States

Complexity of Modern Knowledge for Emergent Interdisciplinary Innovation Capacities: A New Applied Science Doctoral Program for Interdisciplinary Innovations from Individuals to Society

Rafael M Gutierrez, Research Visiting Professor , Science Division , New York University Abu Dhabi, Abū Z̧aby [Abu Dhabi], United Arab Emirates

Empowering Women Micro-entrepreneurs through Social Enterprises in the Philippines

Maria Divina Gracia Roldan, De La Salle University, Philippines

Encouraging Local Leaders to Foster Communities: A Response to the Global Orphan Crisis

Stephanie Robinson, Research and Development/Co-Founder, Konbit Haiti, Haiti

God-makers Abode in Kumartuli, Kolkata, India: Preserving the Intangibility of the Community

Sayani Mandal, School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal, India

Narrative Research in a Teacher Training Program

Sarit Ezekiel, Lecturer, Literature and Education David Yellin Academic College of Education, Israel

Popularity Is Worth $100k: The Construction of Identity and the Political World of Social Media as Seen on The Circle U.S.A.

Eliza Sylvia, PhD Student, Communication, University of Ottawa, Canada

Racial Disparities between Blacks and Whites in Social and Work-Related Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitations

Hadiya Green, Researcher, American Physical Therapy Association, United States
Loren Henderson, Associate Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Malcolm P. Drewery, Assistant Professor, Applied Social and Political Science, Coppin State University, United States

Representations of Fairies and Possible Symbolic Meanings in Narrations Coming from Members of a Rural Community in West Fthiotis

Stravroula Sotiropoulou, Postgraduate Student, Modern Greek Studies, Istanbul University, Istanbul

Social Integration of Economic Immigrants from Ukraine and Belarus in Pomorskie Region of Poland

Bruski Michal, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Gdansk, Poland

The Diffusion of Street Art through Different Media: One App for the Communication of the Street Art of Zaragoza

Anna María Biedermann, Profesor, University of Zaragoza, Spain

The Effects of Domestic Environmental Incidents on Chinese Environmental Legislation Process: A Quantitative Study

Shihan Zhou, Researcher, Department of Economics, Rydal Penrhos Academy, Wales, United Kingdom

“Unveiling” Unethical Behaviours at the Academic Arena

Maria Litsa, Phd Candidate, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, Greece
Kyriaki Spanou, PhD Scholarship Candidate, Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Greece

Vatican Mediation and the Beagle Channel Conflict: A Bottle of Wisdom, a Barrel of Prudence, and an Ocean of Patience

Brian Muzas, Seton Hall University, United States

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