st-slsaeu2019

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4th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP 

Travels and Travelers

Syros, Greece July 1–3, 2019

Spacetime

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Call for Participation

The SLSAeu Conference 2019 is centered on SpaceTime, a theme open to various multidisciplinary approaches from scientific, literary and artistic perspectives. The notions of space and time separately or as unique entity govern our lives throughout the history of the Universe. We thought that SpaceTime would be a suitable theme for the SLSAeu conference in Greece, the place where not only theoretical and philosophical studies on space time have appeared since the antiquity but also reliable instruments for their measurements. Since 1908 the relativistic concept of spacetime sets a new theoretical framework drawing new boundaries that are at odds with previous epistemic and semiotic differentiations. It proposes the conceptual reorganisation of space and time as they fuse together to a four dimensional spacetime continuum. Temporality and spatiality are also key concepts for narrativity, but what do we know about the cultural imaginations of spatiotemporality? What are the intrinsic cognitive, epistemic, cultural semiotic, pragmatic or narratological implications of re-thinking space as interwoven with time? What about the implications of central concepts of proper time, individual worldlines or the relativity of simultaneity for the narrative organisation of temporality? What about the organisation of narrative spacetime configurations, when spacetime ceases to be a stage for actors on it, but behaves itself like an actor, i.e. in general relativity theory? Furthermore we hope that space, time and spacetime will be examined in this conference also from views other than those prevailing in the western civilization.

The SLSAeu 2019 Conference will be followed by a workshop on history of science, philosophy and literature with the theme “Travels and Travelers” which will take place at Hermoupolis, Syros Island, 1-3 July 2019.

Streams

This conference invites participants to approach the notions of space, time and spacetime from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to specific disciplines/fields or genres: history of Science and scientific instruments, literature, art(s), philosophy, anthropology, biology, physics, cosmology, sociology, science fiction, posthumanism etc. Selected abstracts will then be grouped into paper sessions, panels and roundtables on specific thematic streams.

Formats of presentations

Individual paper presentations (20-minute papers). Panels (120 minutes, including a moderator and participants from at least two different countries and/or disciplines). Interdisciplinary roundtables spanning science/technology, humanities or social sciences, and the arts. (60-90 minutes).

Confirmed plenary speakers
 
Prof. Dr. Klaus Mecke, Friendrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dr. Efthymios Nicolaides, Director of Research, Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation
Dr. Tefkros Michailides, Mathematician, Author of books on science and literature

Venue of the Conference

The main venue of the Conference will be the building of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Vassileos Kosntantinou 48, 116 35 Athens, close to the centre of Athens (one metro station or 10-15 minutes walking distance from Syntagma square). Additionally the nearby historical building of the Marasleion Academy for Teachers, now belonging to the Department of Primary Education of the University of Athens may be used for parallel sessions and/or events.

Registration

The registration is now open. Please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spacetime-13th-european-conference-of-the-society-for-science-literature-tickets-59853776256#tickets

The early bird fee, until May 10, is 200 Euros. There is a reduced fee for students, unemployed and early career scholars. For more details please visit :

http://st-slsaeu2019.indigoflicks.com/registration-and-payment/

 

SLSAeu 2019 is organised by the Hellenic Open University, ELINAS Center for Literature and Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation.

 

For questions regarding the Conference, suggestions for a stream topic or other questions:

George Vlahakis: gvlahakis@yahoo.com

Aura Heydenreich: aura.heydenreich@fau.de

Konstantinos Tampakis: konstantinos.tampakis@gmail.com

 

Accommodation

The following list of the hotels that offer a discount for the participants of “Spacetime” conference will keep updating.

If you are considering the option of booking an apartment or a room through airbnb platform, you can choose areas that are close to the venue, such us: Pagrati, Kesariani, Kolonaki, Koukaki, Mets, Ilisia, Vyronas.

 

Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel – Abelokipoi area
Address: 114 Michalakopoulou, Athina 115 27
Phone: 2107706611
E-mail: reservations@airotel.gr
https://www.airotel.gr/en/Stratos-Vassilikos-793.htm

Single 134€, Double 139€, Superior Single 153€, Superior Double 157€, Triple room 176€, Junior Suite 176€, Master Suite 204€, Penthouse 269€

The prices include traditional greek breakfast. Accommodation tax (3€ per room, per night) is not included in the price.

 

Parthenon Hotel Athens – Acropolis & Plaka area
Address: Makri 6, Athina 117 42
Phone: +30 2109234594
E-mail: reservations@airotel.gr
https://www.airotel.gr/en/Parthenon-Hotel-795.htm

Single room 143€, Double room 148€, Triple room 166€

The prices include traditional greek breakfast. Accommodation tax (3€ per room, per night) is not included in the price.

 

Airotel Alexandros – Kolonaki shopping area
Address: 8, Tim. Vassou, 11521 Athens
Phone: +30 210 6430464
E-mail: reservations@airotel.gr
https://www.airotel.gr/en/Alexandros-Hotel-791.htm

Single room 134€, Double room 139€, Superior single 153€, Superior double 157€, Triple room 157€, Junior Suite 157€, Master Suite 185€

The prices include traditional greek breakfast. Accommodation tax (3€ per room, per night) is not included in the price.

 

Ilisia Hotel
25 Mihalakopoulou, 11528 Athens
Phone: +302107244051
email: ilisia.hotel@gmail.com
www.ilisiahotel.gr

Single room 85€, Double room 95€

The prices include breakfast. Accommodation tax (3€ per room, per night) is not included in the price.

 

Zappeion Hotel
Ironda 4, 11635 Athens
phone: +30 210 7241408
email: sales@zappionhotel.gr
https://www.zappionhotel.gr/

Single room 59€ without breakfast.

Single room 65€ including breakfast.

All taxes included in the price

 

 

 

Conference 2019 – SpaceTime

Registration is now open. Please visit:

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Spacetime – 13th European Conference of the Society for Science, Literature

Spacetime

http://st-slsaeu2019.indigoflicks.com/

Call for Participation

The SLSAeu Conference 2019 is centered on SpaceTimea theme open to various multidisciplinary approaches from scientific, literary and artistic perspectives. The notions of space and time separately or as unique entity govern our lives throughout the history of the Universe. We thought that SpaceTime would be a suitable theme for the SLSAeu conference in Greece, the place where not only theoretical and philosophical studies on space time have appeared since the antiquity but also reliable instruments for their measurements. Since 1908 the relativistic concept of spacetime sets a new theoretical framework drawing new boundaries that are at odds with previous epistemic and semiotic differentiations. It proposes the conceptual reorganisation of space and time as they fuse together to a four dimensional spacetime continuum. Temporality and spatiality are also key concepts for narrativity, but what do we know about the cultural imaginations of spatiotemporality? What are the intrinsic cognitive, epistemic, cultural semiotic, pragmatic or narratological implications of re-thinking space as interwoven with time? What about the implications of central concepts of proper time, individual worldlines or the relativity of simultaneity for the narrative organisation of temporality? What about the organisation of narrative spacetime configurations, when spacetime ceases to be a stage for actors on it, but behaves itself like an actor, i.e. in general relativity theory? Furthermore we hope that space, time and spacetime will be examined in this conference also from views other than those prevailing in the western civilization.

The SLSAeu 2019 Conference will be followed by a workshop on history of science, philosophy and literature with the theme “Travels and Travelers” which will take place at Hermoupolis, Syros Island, 1-3 July 2019.

Streams

This conference invites participants to approach the notions of space, time and spacetime from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to specific disciplines/fields or genres: history of Science and scientific instruments, literature, art(s), philosophy, anthropology, biology, physics, cosmology, sociology, science fiction, posthumanism etc. Selected abstracts will then be grouped into paper sessions, panels and roundtables on specific thematic streams.

Formats of presentations

Individual paper presentations (20-minute papers). Panels (120 minutes, including a moderator and participants from at least two different countries and/or disciplines). Interdisciplinary roundtables spanning science/technology, humanities or social sciences, and the arts. (60-90 minutes).

Confirmed plenary speakers
 
Prof. Dr. Klaus Mecke, 
Friendrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dr. Efthymios Nicolaides, 
Director of Research, Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation
Dr. Tefkros Michailides, 
Mathematician, Author of books on science and literature
 

Venue of the Conference

The main venue of the Conference will be the building of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Vassileos Kosntantinou 48, 116 35 Athens, close to the centre of Athens (one metro station or 10-15 minutes walking distance from Syntagma square). Additionally the nearby historical building of the Marasleion Academy for Teachers, now belonging to the Department of Primary Education of the University of Athens may be used for parallel sessions and/or events.

Registration

The registration is now open. Please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spacetime-13th-european-conference-of-the-society-for-science-literature-tickets-59853776256#tickets

The early bird fee, until May 10, is 200 Euros. There is a reduced fee for students, unemployed and early career scholars. For more details please visit :

http://st-slsaeu2019.indigoflicks.com/registration-and-payment/

 

SLSAeu 2019 is organised by the Hellenic Open University, ELINAS Center for Literature and Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation.

 

For questions regarding the Conference, suggestions for a stream topic or other questions:

George Vlahakis: 

gvlahakis@yahoo.com

Aura Heydenreich: 

aura.heydenreich@fau.de

Konstantinos Tampakis: 

konstantinos.tampakis@gmail.com

Syros Workshop “Travels and Travelers”.

4th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

Travels and Travelers

Syros, Greece July  1–3, 2019

The International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, The School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University and the Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation organize a three-days’ workshop to study “Travels and Travelers” in a multidisciplinary perspective within Science, Philosophy and Literature. . The CoSciLit workshop is already an established part of the very prestigious “Hermoupolis Seminars” which have been organized for more than 30 years every July on Syros Island.

This workshop aims to discuss various views for the role and presence of travels and travelers in science, philosophy and literature. The conference offers an open forum for all scholars interested in this growing research field, thus bringing into the dialogue multiple perspectives and different disciplines in order to build communication and cooperation bridges between science, philosophy, and literature.

Call for Papers

We invite paper proposals including a title, an abstract of 300 words (max.), name, and affiliation of the author, as well as contact information. The presentation time is 20 minutes with additional 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language is English.

Please submit your proposal via email gvlahakis@yahoo.com or via  http://st-slsaeu2019.indigoflicks.com by February 28, 2019. Response of acceptance will be given at the latest by March31, 2019.

Location

The venue of the workshop will be the “Historical Archives of the State” in the Town Hall of Hermoupolis. Hermoupolis was once the capital of Greece and a city of great cultural, scientific, and industrial heritage. Syros Island is very close to Piraeus by boat and an ideal place for a high quality, inexpensive summer visit.

Participants are asked to make their own arrangements concerning their arrival and accommodation, but the conference organizers will be happy to give any necessary assistance.

Coffee and refreshments will be offered.

For further information please visit http://st-slsaeu2019.indigoflicks.com

Organization

George N. Vlahakis, Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST and Hellenic Open University, Greece

Efthymios Nicolaidis, Institute for Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

Konstantinos Tampakis, Institute for Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

Syros Workshop “Travels and Travelers”.

4th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

Travels and Travelers

Syros, Greece July  1–3, 2019

The International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, The School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University and the Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation organize a three-days’ workshop to study “Travels and Travelers” in a multidisciplinary perspective within Science, Philosophy and Literature. . The CoSciLit workshop is already an established part of the very prestigious “Hermoupolis Seminars” which have been organized for more than 30 years every July on Syros Island.

This workshop aims to discuss various views for the role and presence of travels and travelers in science, philosophy and literature. The conference offers an open forum for all scholars interested in this growing research field, thus bringing into the dialogue multiple perspectives and different disciplines in order to build communication and cooperation bridges between science, philosophy, and literature.

Call for Papers

We invite paper proposals including a title, an abstract of 300 words (max.), name, and affiliation of the author, as well as contact information. The presentation time is 20 minutes with additional 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language is English.

Please submit your proposal via email gvlahakis@yahoo.com or via  http://st-slsaeu2019.indigoflicks.com by February 28, 2019. Response of acceptance will be given at the latest by March31, 2019.

Location

The venue of the workshop will be the “Historical Archives of the State” in the Town Hall of Hermoupolis. Hermoupolis was once the capital of Greece and a city of great cultural, scientific, and industrial heritage. Syros Island is very close to Piraeus by boat and an ideal place for a high quality, inexpensive summer visit.

Participants are asked to make their own arrangements concerning their arrival and accommodation, but the conference organizers will be happy to give any necessary assistance.

Coffee and refreshments will be offered.

For further information please visit http://st-slsaeu2019.indigoflicks.com

Organization

George N. Vlahakis, Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST and Hellenic Open University, Greece

Efthymios Nicolaidis, Institute for Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

Konstantinos Tampakis, Institute for Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

About the conference

The SLSAeu Conference 2019, which will take place in Athens – Greece 25-28 June 2019, is centered on SpaceTime, a theme open to various multidisciplinary approaches from scientific, literary and artistic perspectives. The notions of space and timeseparately or as unique entity govern our lives throughout the history of the Universe. We thought that SpaceTime would be a suitable theme for the SLSAeu conference in Greece, the place where not only theoretical and philosophical studies on space time have appeared since the antiquity but also reliable instruments for their measurements. Since 1908 the relativistic concept of spacetime sets a new theoretical framework drawing new boundaries that are at odds with previous epistemic and semiotic differentiations. It proposes the conceptual reorganization of space and time as they fuse together to a four dimensional spacetime continuum. Temporality and spatiality are also key concepts for narrativity, but what do we know about the cultural imaginations of spatiotemporality? What are the intrinsic cognitive, epistemic, cultural semiotic, pragmatic or narratological implications of re-thinking space as interwoven with time? What about the implications of central concepts of proper time, individual worldlines or the relativity of simultaneity for the narrative organisation of temporality? What about the organisation of narrative spacetime configurations, when spacetime ceases to be a stage for actors on it, but behaves itself like an actor, i. e. in general relativity theory? Furthermore we hope that space, time and spacetime will be examined in this conference also from views other than those prevailing in the western civilization.

Registration and Payment

Registrations are now open, please visit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spacetime-13th-european-conference-of-the-society-for-science-literature-tickets-59853776256#tickets

SLSAeu: 200€

Origin countries of the participants of the conference

SLSAeu + Syros workshop: 230€

Syros workshop:70€

Conference Dinner:40€

The registration fees will cover the participation in the conference, conference material (bag, book of abstracts, notebook etc.), coffee and refreshments during the breaks.PhD candidates are entitled to 50% discount.

*PhD candidates are entitled to 50% discount. Please send an email to

George Vlahakis: gvlahakis@yahoo.com or

Konstantinos Tampakis: konstantinos.tampakis@gmail.com

to claim a discount code for your registration

Keynote speakers

Confirmed plenary speakers

Prof. Dr. Klaus Mecke, Friendrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg

Dr. Efthymios Nicolaides, Director of Research, Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation

Dr. Tefkros Michailides, Mathematician, Author of books on science and literature

(the list will be updated after 15th of February)