ECHIC 2019

ECHIC Annual Conference Athens, 4-5 April  2019

ECHIC Conference 2019

4-5 April 2019, Athens, Greece   

The Byzantine Museum

Humanities and the Arts

Creative Industries and Cultural Democracy

Following a string of successful conferences in major European cities (Dublin, Utrecht, Nottingham, Oporto, Pamplona, Macerata, Edinburgh and Leuven) the next Conference of the European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC will be held in Athens in April 2019. The conference will be hosted in collaboration with the University of the Peloponnese and other participating Greek education and cultural institutions.

The conference will address the interface between humanities and the arts within Europe in a globalised world. The conference will focus on the creative industries as a paradigmatic topos of such confluences. It will also reflect on questions about the relation between creative economies and cultural democracy, and, at a more fundamental level, of the relation between creativity, ethics and politics which cut across boundaries between the Humanites, the Arts and Social Sciences and speak to contemporary concerns beyond academia.

The programme will feature keynote lectures, 15′-20′ papers, 5′-10′ project presentations/demos, panel discussions, as well as the annual meeting of ECHIC and networking workshops.  Upon Registration, there also will be options of guided tours and visits to sites of cultural interest, such as the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Dr Myrsini Zorba, Minister of Culture and Sports, Greece

Professor Rick Rylance, Dean of the School of Advanced Study-University of London

Professor Max Saunders, King’s College- University of London

Delegates from:

  • The Greek Ministry of Research and Technology
  • The National Hellenic Research  Foundation
  • The National Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The European Commission in Greece

as well as other cultural institutions and universities in Greece and the rest of Europe

More to be announced soon

In order to join us, please visit the CFP and Registration pages of the site

Conference Organiser:  Dr Angeliki Spiropoulou, Associate Professor of European Literature and Theory, University of the Peloponnese; Research Fellow, School of Advanced Study-University of London

The conference is held under the auspices of 


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