Call for papers: 4th Seminar and Symposium of the Academy of Cultural Heritages (Ermoupolis, Greece, October 1-8 2020)

Call for Papers:

4th Seminar and Symposium of the Academy of Cultural Heritages at Ermoupolis, Syros island (Cyclades) , Greece on Oct. 1-8, 2020;
Chair Prof. Eero Tarasti;
Assistants Lazaros Papoutzis (Florina, Greece) and Paul Forsell (Helsinki, Finland)

Theme of the event: Myths and Arts

Seminar and symposium are intended for any persons interested in our cultural heritages in the broadest sense as well as, in how we can study them a.o. with methods offered by contemporary semiotic approaches; the event offers ideal education for students on different levels from MA to doctoral and postdoctoral phase, and an opportunity to the more advanced scholars to present their research results; the convention consists of lectures of the directors, papers by participants dealing with their research projects, and concerts at Apollo Theater; invited guest lecture by prof. Jukka Meurman (Dep. Of Oral Diseases (former President of International Association for Dental Research), University of Helsinki, “Illness and Health in the Arts”. An excursion is planned to the neighboring island of Delos and its antiquities (under separate fee – if weather allows).

Place: Cultural Center of Ermoupolis, Ritsos Hall. Participation fee 200 euros for all (Greek students freed) See more information at the webpages of the Academy (

Co-directors: Professors Alexandros Lagopoulous and Karin Boklund-Lagopoulos, Thessaloniki; Demetre Yannou, Athens; Hannu Riikonen, Comparative Literature, University of Helsinki; Altti Kuusamo, Art History, University of Turku: ‘Rhetoric from antiquity to our time: theory and applications’; Daina Teters, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga: Project ‘Metamind’; Zelia Chueke, Sorbonne, Director of the Project GRMB (Groupe de recherche de la musique brésilienne); Zdzislaw and Elzwieta Wasik, Universities of Wroclaw and Poznan: “The Linguistic Self in Communication”; Kristian Bankov, semiotics, Secretary general of the IASS, Sofia; Rahilya Geybullaeva, Baku Academy of Sciences.

Along with the main themes of the symposium also other topics will be discussed, such as cultural history. Students are encouraged to ask their tutors and professors, if they can earn credits from the symposium.

Enrollment to the seminar and symposium by Aug. 15, 2020 including name, affiliation, title of the paper and abstract (half a page); languages: English, French, German, Italian; payments due by Sept 1 st to the bank account of the Academy of Cultural Heritages (Nordea, FI40 1544 3000 0285 84; BIC: NDEAFIHH); for applying grants, if you enroll earlier, acceptance of your paper can be sent within one week.

Inquiries (acceptance, program, travels) at our assistants Papoutzis Lazaros ( and Forsell Paul
(; moreover, the chair can be reached at

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