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The Athens Dialogues - An International Conference on Culture and Civilization

Academic Events

09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:30 1st Session


10:00-10:30 Anthony Papadimitriou
President of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation
From icon to logos: a secular view of the talking image as a political phenomenon

10:30 – 11:00 Malcolm Schofield
Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and a Fellow of St John’s College, University of Cambridge
Plato for and against images

11:00-11: 30 Robin Cormack
Emeritus Professor in the History of Art, University of London
From calligraphy to icon: the early icons of Sinai

11:30 -12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 -13:30 2nd Session


12:00-12:30 Liz James
Professor of History of Art at the University of Sussex
The meaning of images as things

12:30-13:00 Konstantinos Kontinos
‎Marketing Manager – New Business & Consumer Insights at Agthia Group PJSC
Imagery in the Commercial World. A short history of an ever-evolving, exciting and controversial relationship

13:00-13:30 Gunther Kress
Professor of Semiotics and Education in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media at the Institute of Education of the University of London
Reading images: multimodality, representation and new media

13:30 -14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 3rd Session


14:30-15:00 Georgi Parpulov
Dilts-Lyell Senior Research Fellow in Greek Palaeography, Lincoln College, Oxford University
Text as image in Greek manuscript books

15:00-15:30 Tim Stanley
Senior Curator, Middle East Collections, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
From text to art form in the Ottoman Hilye

15:30-16:00 Sagi Haviv
Partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv.
Logo as identity

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 4th Session


16:30-17:00 Anastasios Ioannis Metaxas
Emeritus Professor, University of Athens
The rhetoric of the ruins

17:00-17:30 Bettany Hughes
Award-winning historian and broadcaster
Telling tales: the Story of Histories in filmed media

17:30-18:00 Dimitris Plantzos
Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology, University of Athens
Beyond cultural logoization: disputed classical imageries in contemporary Greece