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Symposium on the Greeks

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Symposium on the Greeks

Time: June 28, 2019 to June 30, 2019
Location: Poseidon of Paros Conference Centre
Street: Golden Beach
City/Town: Paros
Website or Map: https://symposiumonthegreeks.…
Event Type: workshop/εργαστήρι
Organized By: Marianne Vardalos & Anas Karzai from Laurentian University
Latest Activity: Jun 14

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WHO?

Marianne Vardalos & Anas Karzai are both members of Laurentian University’s, Sociology Department in Ontario, Canada. Marianne is a sociologist and professor, whose research areas include Cultural Studies; Political Economy; Globalization; Social Construction of Identity and Subjectivity. Anas is also a sociologist, lecturer and Coordinator of LU’s Criminology Program. His research areas include social and political theory, culture, war and violence.

WHAT?

We had attended too many stuffy, stiff, anonymous, professional development activities with suits and ties, microphones and projectors. We wanted to create something different: a warm, lively atmosphere, intimate enough that you can learn everyone’s name. Minimal scheduling so that Symposiasts have enough unstructured time for impromptu meetings and much-needed spontaneity. Optional evening activities so that Symposiasts who want to stay together for some fun, can, while others are free to explore the charming villages on the island. We didn’t want concurrent sessions when one person is presenting to an empty room while another was presenting to a crowd. Our symposium takes place in a single plenary Symposium Hall so that everyone can engage, reflect on and enjoy everyone else’s ideas. This design ensures our symposium isn’t just multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, but intradisciplinary, involving real, authentic exchange and meaningful interactive communication among all who contribute. Pack your swimsuit and your curiosity!


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