On the occasion of Amphipolis: How defined the concept of antiquity;

On the occasion of Amphipolis, the Museum of cycladic art and the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies organize public debates cycle, from the 20 February.

How defined the concept of antiquity; What effect has in modern thought; Why go to museums; What is the role of monuments in the life of a city; How is the "collective memory";

In order to investigate the above questions, the Mouseio Kykladikis Technis and the Irish Institute Of Hellenic Studies organise circle public debates and lectures on the general public, with the theme "Society and past: Recruitment of antiquity in modern Greece».

Discussions and lectures start at the 20 February and will last until June, with free admission.

On the occasion of the ... intensity of Amphipolis

The occasion for this circle stood the unexpected events of public interest on recent discoveries in Amphipolis and the intensity of the public debate that followed.

The two organizations decided to invite experts from various fields of Humanities to explore the importance of antiquity to the contemporary Greek society and the broader public's relationship with the study and interpretation of the past.

Discussions and lectures will not be limited to issues of archaeological research and outreach, but will be extended to questions of general interest, as the role of museums and education for establishing historical memory, the function of ancient monuments in the urban environment, the influence of antiquity on the arts etc..

Beginning with Petros Themelis, John Hamilaki, Olga Sakali

The first debate will take place on Friday 20 February and time 18:00 at the Museum of cycladic art with the theme "Archaeology and public participation», with their speakers:

Petros Themelis, Professor Emeritus of classical archaeology, University Of Crete

John Hamilaki, Professor of archaeology, University Of Southampton

Olga Sakali, Dr. Museology, Greek archaeologists ' Association President

and Coordinator Aris Anagnostopoulos, Social Anthropologist, Executive Officer of the Irish Institute of Hellenic studies.

How involved the "non-experts" in an archaeological survey;

This is a discussion that will explore the possibilities for public participation in research and interpretation of the past by focusing on questions such as: What relations develops the public with materials residues of the past; How involved the local communities the other "non-experts" in an archaeological survey; How to "come alive" ancient monuments and what reason have local communities in their management; How is it ensured public access to the public ' file ' which is a Museum; How is it ensured the active participation of visitors of a museum or archaeological site;

The following events will follow


How ancient is the past; (public debate)

Monday 16 March 2015 (time 19.00)

James Wright, Professor of archaeology, Director of the American School of classical studies
Laurel Voudouri, Assoc. Professor of law and political Civilization, Panteion University
Dimitris Plantzos, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, University Of Athens

Moderator: Nikos Papadimitriou (archaeologist, Curator Museum of cycladic art)

Who and how it sets the historical memory; (public debate)

Monday 27 April 2015 (time 19.00)

Antonis Liakos, Historian
Christina Koulouri, Professor of modern history, Panteion University
Nikos Mpelabilas, Assoc. Professor of Urbanism and City History, National Technical University Of Athens

Moderator: Tasos Sakellaropoulos (Historian, Benaki Museum Historical Archives / Contemporary Social History Archives)

Present and future of archaeological museums (public debate)

Monday 18 May 2015 (time 19.00)

Angelos Delivorrias, Emeritus Professor, University of Athens, t. Director, Benaki Museum
Nikos Stambolidis, Professor of archaeology, University of Crete, Director Museum Of Cycladic Art
[the third speaker will be announced soon]

Coordinator: Despina Katapoti (Assistant Professor of Cultural Theory and digital culture, University of the Aegean)


Antiquity and music(Lecture)

Wednesday 22 April 2015 (time 19.00)

Anargyros Deniozos, composer-musicologist
Archaeology, Anthropology and contemporary art (Lecture)

Thursday 7 May 2015 (time 19.00)

Eleana Gialouris, Assistant Professor of social anthropology, Panteion University

Antiquity and the Internet (Lecture)

Wednesday 3 June (time 19.00)

Sofia Voutsaki, Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Groningen

info: March – June. Organization – Coordination Nikos Papadimitriou, Mouseio Kykladikis Technis, Aris Anagnostopoulos, Irish Institute Of Hellenic Studies. Mouseio Kykladikis Technis (Neofytou Douka 4, Tel. 210 7228321), Irish Institute Of Hellenic Studies (Notara 51, Tel. 210 8848074).



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