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Research - Education: Call for Papers
Sarcophagus with Scenes from the Life of Achilles (detail). Unknown artist Roman, Athens, A.D. 180–220. Marble. J. Paul Getty Museum.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Violence and Politics: Ideologies, Identities, Representations

Postgraduate Association / Faculty of History and Archaeology / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Τhe Postgraduate Association of the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is organizing a colloquium devoted to the memory of Professor Nikos Birgalias, entitled “Violence and Politics: Ideologies, Identities, Representations” to be held in Athens, 15-16 January 2016.

The conference will be under the auspices of the Faculty of History and Archaeology of the University of Athens.

Call for Papers

The principal aim is to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of new researchers concerned with theories and practices of violence and its relations to politics from a historical perspective.

The colloquium will focus mainly on the following topics:

-Historiographic Approaches of Violence

-Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence

-Archaeology and Iconography of Violence

-Violence and “Otherness”

-Violence “from above” and Resistance

-Revolts and Revolutions

-Microhistory of Violence

Welcomed are papers by holders of a Master’s degree, PhD candidates and PhD researchers which promote interdisciplinary approaches. The co-ordinating team invites 15-minute papers in Greek or in English. Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements and to cover their expenses.

Applicants are requested to submit original papers, completing the conference application by 30 September 2015.

Organising Committee:

Antonis Aboutis, PhD Candidate, European History

Marios Dimitriadis, PhD Candidate, European History

Sakis Dimitriadis, PhD Candidate, Modern Greek History

Dimitra Theodoridou, PhD Candidate, Pre-historic Archaeology

Dora Konstantellou, PhD Candidate, Byzantine Archaeology

Maria Mamali, PhD Candidate, Early Modern Greek History

Scientific Committee:

Evanthis Hatzivasileiou, Professor, History of the Post-WWII World

Costas Gaganakis, Associate Professor, Early Modern European History

Sophia Aneziri, Assistant Professor, Ancient History

Katerina Konstantinidou, Assistant Professor, Early Modern Greek History

Georgios Pallis, Lecturer, Byzantine Archaeology