Tentative program of the Opening Seminar
Syros/Athens, Greece Oct 2- 9, 2017
Director: Professor Eero Tarasti (Helsinki), firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Oct 2nd: arrival by ferry boat at Syros from Piraeus, leaving at 7 p.m. arriving around 10.30 p.m.
Tuesday Oct 3rd, Seminar, participants’ papers, Ritsos Hall, Municipality of Ermoupolis
9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Welcoming and Opening words by the Director of the Academy, Prof. EeroTarasti (Helsinki)
General discussion on the topics and program of the seminar, working methodology and orientation
Eero Tarasti: The Greek philosophical sources in existential semiotics
(12 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch)
Afternoon: (2. p.m.- 5 p.m.)
Delegation from the University of Helsinki:
Sari Helkala-Koivisto: Autism and Art in the Semiotics of Disability
Mikko Metsälampi: The ship of Theseus and the ontology of an artwork
David Forsman: Music and Meditation
Aleksi Haukka: The Spanish composer Fernando Sor – an existential-semiotic analysis
Kim Keskiivari: The Structures of the Transcendental Acts in Existential Semiotics and the Ethical Implications for Cultural Heritage
Delegation from the University of Western Macedonia:
Pr. Ifigeneia Vamvakidou: Teaching cultural heritage through postgraduate lessons
Lazaros Papoutzis: Semiotics of the Olympic Spirit
Zoi Konna: The Meteora – a mountain rock formation in Central Greece with a Monastery: views on a cultural heritage of UNESCO
Evangelia Svirou: Elias Vyzantis (1910-1980), his contribution in local cultural history
Tatiana Altini: Vlassis Kaniaris’ installations during the Greek post-dictatorship period
Musical Event at Apollo Theater, at 5 p.m.
Conference-recital by EilaTarasti according to her just appeared book on the Finnish woman composer Helvi Leiviskä (1902-1982),
Clarinet solo by Daniel Rohe
Guitar compositions by Fernando Sor and Heitor Villa-Lobos, played by Aleksi Haukka
Brazilian music, the notion of ‘saudade’, speech by Son Melo, and pieces by Ernest Nazareth and Heitor Villa-Lobos, at the piano Eero Tarasti
Dinner at 8 p.m. –
Wednesday Oct 4, Excursion to the Delos island1
Dinmukhammed Suleimen (Almaty): On the epistemic foundations of Kazak culture;
Daniel Rohe (Brasilia): Psychoanalysis and existential semiotics; others to be announced
Visits to sights in Hermoupolis: City hall, Miaouli Square, Tarsanas, Carnagio, Industrial Museum of Syros, Municipality library, St. Nicholas Church, Teloniou Square and others.
Thursday Oct 5,
morning: continuing the seminar (place to be announced)
return to Piraeus by ferry boat leaving Syros at 4 p.m.
Friday Oct 6: “The Greek Miracle”, lectures by specialists
Finnish Institute, Athens, Zitrou 16, tel. +30 21 0922 1152
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Greeting by the Embassador of Finland, Mr. Juha Pyykkö
Prof. Alexandros Lagopoulos (Athens): Ancient Greek Semiotic System
Dr. Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou (Athens): Architectural Theory and Heritage
Prof. Altti Kuusamo (Turku, Finland): The Powerful Continuity of Images: Tykhe (Fortuna) and Nike (Victoria) in the European Visual Scene – From the Ancient Greece to the Present Day
Prof. Demetre Yannou (Athens): Music in Ancient Greece
Dr. Samuli Salmi (Helsinki): The Medicine of Antiquity
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. lunch
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulos (Athens): The Ancient Greek Cultural Heritage in European Literature”
Prof. Pirjo Kukkonen (Helsinki): GöranSchildt (1917-2009) and his Odyssey with Daphne in the Mediterranean
Dr. Ivo Velinov (Sofia): Reading Plato’s Republic, shaping cultural heritage in parallel worlds
Drs. Svetlana and Markku Toivakka (Helsinki): Renovation of
Helsinki’s church village Parsonage
Dr. Kalliope Stiga (Athens): Mikis Theodorakis
8 p.m dinner at a restaurant close to the Finnish Institute (the place to be announced later)
Saturday Oct 7, Finnish Institute: Participants Papers and projects
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Prof Jean-Claude Mbarga (Yaoundee, Cameroun): Conspectus of the coordination of projects on cultural heritages in the continent of Africa
Prof. Zeynep Onur (Alanya Univ. Turkey): Semiotics of the Greek Miracle in Alanya
Prof. Rahilya Geybullaeva (Baku Slavic Univ. Azerbaidjan, and her colleagues): Ancient Mythological Thought in Azeri Culture and its Greek Origins
Prof. Bella Musaeva (Baku): The Incarnation of Plots of Ancient Greek Tragedies on the Azerbaijan Scene
Rahila Kuliyeva Huseyn (Baku): Modification of Greek Myth in Stories “Haron, charitable Haron” and “Choice of Paris” by Kamal Abdulla
Prof. Kristian Bankov (Sofia): The Influence of Greek Philosophy on Semiotics
Tuukka Brunila (Helsinki): Socratic Irony as Education
Dr. Deniz Özden (Istanbul): A bronze statuette playing a trumpet – an ethnomusicological analysis
Panu Heimonen (Helsinki): Thematic characters in Mozart’s piano concertos: A case study in existential semiotic analysis.
Sunday, Oct 8, Visits to the Antiquities and Museums in Athens
Monday Oct 9 Home return
1Depending on weather conditions