Academy of Cultural Heritages ACU – Opening Seminar

Tentative program of the Opening Seminar

Syros/Athens, Greece Oct 2- 9, 2017

Director: Professor Eero Tarasti (Helsinki),

Assistants: Lazaros Papoutzis (Florina); Paul Forsell (Helsinki),

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


10 am

Participants’ papers:

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.

taking hotels in Athens

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 trumpetan 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

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