CFP Conference on Communication & Management (Greece)

ConferencesCall for papers: 6th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2020), 3-7 May 2020, Athens, Greece. Deadline Extended: 17 March 2020.

You are invited to submit your proposal (abstract/ poster/ round table /workshop/) to be considered for presentation at ICCM2020, that will take place 3-7 May 2020, in Athens, Greece, organized by the Communication Institute of Greece and endorsed by the King Graduate School at Monroe College, in USA and the Media Informatics Lab, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece.

ICCM2020 aims to provide an opportunity for Academics, Professionals and Industry Experts from various fields, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future directives and innovations in their field of study. This year there will be four thematic panels:

  1. International Leadership and Management
  2. Multidisciplinary Approaches to New Media Technologies
  3. New Horizons in Journalism
  4. Sustainable development

CFP COMELA 2020 (Greece)

ConferencesCall for papers: Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology, September 2-5, 2020, The American College in Greece, Athens, Greece. Deadline: November 15, 2019.

Theme: Bounded Languages…Unbounded

Politics of identity are central to language change. Here, linguistic boundaries rise and fall, motivating the ephemeral characteristics of language communities. The Mediterranean and European region is one replete with histories, with power struggles, uniquely demarcating nation, ethnicity, and community…This year’s theme encapsulates the ongoing struggle throughout Mediterranean and European regions. As the continuous tension between demarcation, and the concurrent legitimization, of languages, language ideologies, and language identities, enters an era where new modes of interactivity require language communities to take on roles super-ordinate to the past, flexible citizenship now operates within, and not only across, language communities, to unbind languages, and to create new boundaries, unlike those ever seen throughout history.

The COMELA 2020 invites work which addresses the shifting boundedness of Language Communities of the Mediterranean and Europe. Papers and posters should acknowledge and decribe processes of language shape, change, and ideology, pertinent to social, cultural, political histories, and futures of Mediterranean and European regions, and by those working in Mediterranean and European regions.

Eleftherios Margaritis Profile

ProfilesEleftherios Margaritis was born in Athens, Greece, but he comes from the island of Lesvos. He has an MA in European Societies & European Integration from the Department of Sociology at the University of Aegean (2018), and a BA in Philosophy & Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2014).

Eleftherios MargaritisHe attended the Padagogische Hochschule Freiburg (Germany) as part in the Erasmus exchange program, where he experienced first-hand the potential of intercultural communication. Later he finished his obligatory military service in Greece with distinction by helping register migrants in 2015, where he experienced the difficulty of intercultural communication with traumatized people. Later, even while working as a manager for Enterprise Car Rental, he continued helping by contributing to research projects like View(points) storytelling project, and by cooperating with UNHCR for the transfer of the vulnerable. The situation on his island makes him feel sad and happy at the same time: sad because of the tragic journey of these traumatized people, yet happy he has had the opportunity to help them in person.

As an undergraduate, he majored in Education, learning multicultural/intercultural content. His Master’s thesis was about migration, specifically intercultural education in Greece and its European dimension. Currently he attends two seminars, one through the University of Thessaly on the Teaching of Greek as a Foreign Language, and another through the Kapodistrian University of Athens on Inclusive Education. He now lives in Norrkoping, Sweden, where he is considering pursuing a PhD at Linkoping University through the Department of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Work for CID:
Eleftherios Margaritis translated KC55: Stereotypes into Greek, together with Anastasia Karakitsou.

Study Abroad in Greece 2019

Study AbroadStudy abroad: Rhetoric and Performance in Greece, Villanova University, May 19-June 24, 2019. Deadline: Open until filled.

The Department of Communication at Villanova University announces its 2019 Summer Study Abroad in Greece program–and invites applications from undergraduate students across the United States. Admission is competitive; admissions are rolling and ongoing, and space is limited! Interested students should contact the 2019 Program Director, Dr. Bryan Crable, as soon as possible.

This five-week, 6-credit summer program is specifically designed to give Communication students important insights into the origin of the discipline and its relevance to contemporary public discourse. The program travels throughout Greece as it focuses on the history of the spoken word–and its relation to epic storytelling, oratory, drama, and the life of the polis. The program, run annually since 2001, welcomes students who are majoring & minoring in Communication and closely related fields, such as English, Classics, Humanities, Honors, etc.

This year’s program consists of two team-taught courses, one focusing on ancient Greek rhetoric and democracy, and the other on the rhetorical function of myth. The courses take place on ancient archaeological sites and on hotel grounds (including, often, the beach). The size of the program is also ideal, since two faculty members are accompanied by 20-22 students, from universities across the country. This creates a unique learning environment, one that fosters a close intellectual and personal bond between students and faculty.

CFP Hellenic Conference of Political Science (Greece)

ConferencesCall for Papers, International Hellenic Conference of Political Science: New Challenges, New Answers (HEPO2019), 17-20 April 2019, Athens, Greece. Deadline: 12 March 2018.

HEPO 2019

The International Hellenic conference of political science: New Challenges, New Answers (HEPO2019) is a new interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of empirical and theoretical work that is reflective of a highly dynamic political arena both domestically and internationally. The conference is seeking to receive contributions by scholars who recognise that political science needs to vindicate its relevance by tackling today’s challenges while predicting the themes ahead. We aim to establish a hub for academics that engage with peers over the latest advances and research results in any sub-field of Political Science and International Relations both in the shape of empirical and theoretical work. The theme of the conference is meant to inspire and bring together academic leaders, researchers, and scholars who like to think outside the box and transcend their disciplinary domain. While offering a forum to established academics we also like to see proposals from a new generation of researchers as well as outstanding research students who like to share their work, receive feedback and exchange ideas with faculty from all around the world.

CFP Conference on Communication & Management 2019 (Greece)

ConferencesCall for Papers, 5th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2019), 15-18 April 2019, Athens, Greece. Deadline: 12 March 2019.

ICCM 2019

Panels will include:

a) International Leadership and Management
b) Multidisciplinary Approaches to New Media Technologies
c) New Horizons in Journalism


CFP International Conference on Education (Greece)

ConferencesCall for Papers: International Conference on Education (EDU2019), 13-16 May 2019, Athens, Greece, sponsored by Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, China. Deadline: 26 February 2019.

EDU 2019

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for academics, professionals and industry experts from various fields, with cross-disciplinary interests, to discuss the future prospects in the evolution of Education. Topics include, but are not confined to: Bilingual Education, Identity and Education, Educational Psychology, Teaching Approaches, Teacher and Student, Education Strategy, Teacher Education, Educational Foundations, Online Education, Education Technology, Special Education, Teaching Methodology, Art Education/Art therapy, Bilingual Education, Computer Education, Early childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Science Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Foundations, Health Education, Career and Technical Education, Adult Education, Business Education (Education Leadership), Ethical issues in Education, Diversity and Equality in Education, Cross-disciplinary areas of Education, Life-long Learning Education. Topics are broadly defined, but not limited to the above.

Rania Spiridakou Profile

ProfilesRania Spiridakou was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is studying for a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at the Hellenic American University, Athens. She has an MA in TEFL from the University of Reading, UK and a BA in English Language and Literature from Deree, American College of Greece.

Her research interests include institutional language in both spoken and written discourse and blended learning. Rania is currently working on a project to integrate blended learning with L2 writing classes. She is particularly interested in investigating the quality of written work produced after exposure to multimodal material.

Rania’s 25 years of work experience includes English language teaching, syllabus design and running private language institutions in Greece. She has also worked as a translator and proof-reader for the Prefecture of Achaia, Greece. Rania works as an EAP tutor in summer pre-sessional courses at Nottingham University, UK. She was a proposal reviewer for the 2018 and 2019 TESOL  International Convention and an official reviewer for the TESOL 2020 Doctoral Student Forum.

She is a member of several research centers and groups, such as the Canadian Association of Applied Linguists, a Peer Mentor for the Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity (J-BILD), BALEAP, TESOL International, and TESOL Greece.

Work for CID:

Rania Spiridakou translated KC10: Cross-Cultural Dialogue, KC12: Third Culture KidsKC17: Multilingualism and KC37: Dialogic Listening into Greek. She has also served as a reviewer for Greek.

Anastasia Karakitsou Profile

ProfilesAnastasia Karakitsou was born in Athens, Greece. She has an MA in Professional Language and Intercultural Studies from the University of Leeds, UK (Distinction, 2017), and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Athens, Greece (2012). She speaks Greek, English, German and Turkish.

Anastasia Karakitsou

During her 2010 Fall semester she took part in the Erasmus exchange program by attending the İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi (Turkey), where she had a first-hand experience of the problems of ‘inappropriate’ as well as the potential of ‘appropriate’ intercultural communication. Then, she fell in love with observing and studying issues of language, culture and identity.

Anastasia is interested in linguistics, more specifically in the interdisciplinary domains of sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and anthropological linguistics. She focuses on how language is strategically used to shape our thoughts and actions, e.g. through racist and xenophobic rhetoric in politics and the media, and how intercultural differences are managed, e.g. in translation. What is more, she is fascinated by how the ‘language police’ works, for instance by how certain dialects and accents are functionalized to categorize people into upper and lower social classes. Her goal is to contribute to the formation of an open and diverse society by critically thinking about and resisting the linguistic and cultural status quo.

She has actively taken part in the research project The challenges in dealing with cultural practices that differ from one’s own in the intercultural communication exchange among individuals from diverse cultures managed by the University of Leeds, UK and the University of Guanajuato, Mexico (November 2017-February 2018). She has also worked as a Research Assistant for the research project The Anthropology of Swimming: Exploring Communication, Identity and Inclusivity in British Swimming Pools (University of Leeds, UK, July 2017).

She has worked mainly in the education and translation sector: as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher, a Greek language teacher, an English language exams preparation coach, a student education service assistant, an EN>GR/GR>EN translator and proofreader.

Work for CID:

Anastasia Karakitsou wrote KC89: Xenophobia, as well as a guest post on Xenophobia vs. intercultural dialogue, and was interviewed about xenophobia. She has translated KC2: Cosmopolitanism, KC6: Intercultural Capital, KC8: Public Dialogue, KC14: Dialogue, KC15: Cultural Pluralism, KC16: MigrationKC19: MulticulturalismKC25: Metacommunication, KC27: GlobalizationKC33: Moral Conflict, KC34: World Englishes, KC38: Boundary ObjectsKC40: English as a Lingua Franca, KC46: Politeness, KC51: Critical Discourse Analysis, KC52: Harmony, KC53: Conflict Management, KC54: Critical MomentsKC55: Stereotypes, KC76: Intercultural SustainabilityKC77: Negotiation and KC89: Xenophobia into Greek. She also serves as a reviewer for Greek.

CFP Public Relations in a Global Context (Greece)

ConferencesCall for Abstracts: Public Relations in a Global Context, The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), 16th Annual International Conference on Communication and Media Studies, May 14-17, 2018

The Academic Committee of the Athens Institute for Education and research invites scholars to submit paper abstracts for presentation and the 16th Annual International Conference on Communication and Media Studies in Athens, Greece, May 14-17, 2018. The research stream, Public Relations in a Global Context, will allow professors from around the world to address the status of public relations on a global scale by discussing contemporary tops. Specific topic areas may include corporate social responsibility, cross-cultural collaboration, reputation management, crisis communications, citizen diplomacy, global public relations measurement, global media management, technological innovations, freedom of information, professional ethics, and the evolution of the professional on a global scale. The conference is organized by the Mass Media & Communications Unit of ATINER. Prior to January 15, submit 400-word abstracts using the form found at

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

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