Τρίτη, 31 Μαΐου 2011


The Netherlands Institute at Athens
cordially invites you to the
Recent Approaches to Material Culture”
on Thursday, June 2, 2011
at the Netherlands Institute at Athens
Makri 11 – Makrygianni (Metro Akropoli)


09.00 – 09.30 Registration.

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome by Dr Christiane Tytgat – Director NIA, Dr Tryfon Bampilis – NIA & Leiden University.


09.45 – 10.30 Dr Eleana Yalouri, Panteion University, ‘Things’, ‘Artefacts’, ‘Objects’ and ‘Stuff’: Why do ‘matter’ matters matter?


10.30 – 11.00 Prof. Pieter ter Keurs, Dutch National Museum of Antiquities Leiden & Leiden University, Flexible Networks: Reflections on objects and people.

11.00 – 11.30 Dr Aris Anagnostopoulos, Swedish Institute at Athens, The Materiality of Absence in Two Different Greek Cases.

11.50 – 12.20 Dr Aimilia Voulvouli, University of the Aegean, Place as Matter, Matter as Identity: The struggle against the Third Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul Turkey.

12.20 – 12.50 Dr Andronicos Theocharidis, University of the Aegean, Aging Things and their Substitutes: Vernacular collecting practices in an Aegean island.

12.50 – 13.20 Dr Maria Jaidopulu Vrijea, Harokopion University, Everyday Life in the City: Materiality in practices, representations and lived timespaces.


15.30 – 16.00 Dr Elia Petridou, University of the Aegean, Fashioning Culture: Practice and materiality in the study of clothes and clothing.

16.00 – 16.30 Dr Elpida Rikou, Athens School of Fine Arts, Tino Sehgal and ‘the dematerialization of the art object taken to an extreme’: Is ‘materiality’ of relevance to an anthropology of contemporary art?

16.30 – 17.00 Dr Tryfon Bampilis, Netherlands Institute at Athens & Leiden University, Liquor Matters: Reflections on the fetishism of a commodity.

17.30 – 18.30 End Discussion and Conclusions.

R.S.V.P. tel. 210-92 10 760 or nia@nia.gr

Κυριακή, 15 Μαΐου 2011


Commission on Urban Anthropology, IUAES
University of Peloponnese
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Social and Educational Policy


Corinth - Greece, 27-29 May 2011

Market vs Society?
Human principles and economic rationale in changing times


Friday, May 27th

Registration, 09.00-14.00

Opening session, 10.00-13.00

Welcome addresses, 10.00-10.45
Chair: Dr. Manos Spyridakis

Professor Theodoros Papatheodorou, University of Peloponnese Chancellor
Mr. Alexandros Pneumatikos, Mayor of Corinth Municipality
Dr. Theodoros Tsekos, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, General Secretary for the Management of European and Other Resources
Dr. Athanasios Katsis, Head of Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese
Dr. Giuliana Prato, Chairperson Commission on Urban Anthropology, University of Kent

Coffee break, 10.45-11.00

Key-note addresses, 11.00 – 13.00

Chair: Italo Pardo

Professor Rosemary Harris, Emeritus Reader in Anthropology, University College London: Power and powerlessness in industry: Are the 1980s relevant in 2010?

Professor Elias Mossialos, Professor of Health Policy, London School of Economics:
Reforming public services in Greece: How far is Athens from Copenhagen?

Lunch, 13.00-14.00

Panel 1, 14.00-15.20

Chair: Michalis Fefes

Anna Mahaira, (University of Ioannina), Marseilles and Lubeck: Nineteenth-century trading communities and the limits of free trade in archival sources and in literature.

Ioanna Laliotou, (University of Thessaly), “Building the World of Tomorrow”: Economy and society between crisis and war.

George Bikos, (TEI of Athens), State, society and economy: The relation between them-as attempts of mutual control- throughout their historical evolution from the 18ο century until today.

Ioannis Kyriakakis, (University College London), Religion and economy in the age of neo-liberalism.

Coffee/tea break, 15.20 -15.30

Panel 2, 15.30-16.50

Chair: Ioanna Laliotou

Iordanis Psimmenos, (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences), Migration and service Work.

Mariagela Veikou, (ASPAITE), The “economic crisis” and immigration: The dream of liberal multiculturalism is depriving the other of his/her otherness.

Theodoros Fouskas, (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences), Low status work and decollectivization: The case of Egyptian immigrants in Athens.

Vasilis Maglaras, (Hellenic Open University), Sociology versus economics. Early Parsons versus the Positivists.

Poster presentations 1, 16.55-18.15

Chair: Andreas Feronas

Alesya Krit, (University College London), Rebel from the neo-liberal economic models rationale: Escapist strategies of rebuilding economic and family values of the British in Spain.

Anastasios Grigorakis, (Université Paris VIII), Family, solidarities, services and market economy.

Mata Papoulia, (Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance - University of Peloponnese), Aspects of social economy development in Greece: The initiatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance.

Alexia Kapravelou, (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences), Critical approach to post-fordist theory.

Dimitra Kofti, (University College London), “We, workers, have always been workers”: New managerial practices and old hierarchies.

Dimitris Poulios, (University of Cardiff), The “Architecture” of the markets. Architectural and urban identities in the era of Neoliberalism.

Yiorgos Ioannidis, (University of Crete), Employment in the Keynesian and neoliberal universe: Theoretical transformations and political correlations.

Kostas Gousis, (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Post – Fordist Economy and Lukács’ ontological foundation of social classes. Critical Perspectives on Slavoj Žižek’s perception of “Commons”.

Conference buffet dinner, 19.00

Saturday, May 28th

Panel 3, 9.00-10.40

Chair: Ritsa Deltsou

Dimitris Venieris, (University of Peloponnese), Market vs Society: The social policy dilemmas.

Iraklis Mavridis, (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences), Notes for a political theology of neoliberal discourse.

Anastasia Marinopoulou, (Hellenic Open University), Defining cosmopolitanism: European politics of the 21st century.

Andreas Feronas, (University of Peloponnese), EU Social Inclusion Strategy in the context of “Europe 2020”: Potential and limits.

Maria Markantonatou, (University of the Aegean), Neoliberalizing the public administration through new public management, entrepreneurialism and good governance.

Coffee/tea break, 10.40-10.50

Panel 4, 10.50-12.10

Chair: Giuliana Prato

Abel Polese, (Institute of Geography, Edinburgh), The cultural foundations of informal economies in Turkey.

Marcello Mollica, (University of Fribourg), Individual and collective resistance in post-conflict south Lebanon: Empirical insights.

Italo Pardo, (University of Kent), The criminalizing power of ideological rhetoric: Empirical considerations on the “Formal” and the “Informal”.

Christian Giordano, (University of Fribourg), Between town and countryside: Social networks and personal trust of urban agrarian entrepreneurs in Bulgaria.

Poster presentations 2, 12.10-13.10

Chair: Athina Peglidou

Panagiotis Gouveris, (University of Peloponnese), The hypocrisy fictitious disease as an individualized form of social reaction against the laws of market.

Elli Kouvari, (University of Peloponnese), Migrants in Greece. The right to health.

Efi Mastorodimou, (University of Thessaly), Reproduction unto consumption.

Evagelia Chamourgiotaki, (University of Peloponnese), Leisure and the social reproduction˙ narratives of 12 immigrants in Greece.

Eleutheria Spandonidou, (University of Thessaly), The contribution of immigrants in economic level and their social implications. The case of immigrants from FYROM. .

Muna Makhlouf De la Garza, (University of Barcelona), An anthropological approach on the neighbourhood resistance against the capitalist appropriation of the city: a case in the city of Barcelona.

Lunch break, 13.10-14.10

Panel 5, 14.10-15.30

Chair: Christian Giordano

Alex Weingrod, (Ben Gurion University, Israel), “The market trumps the state”, or, how the minority Israeli Palestinians navigates within the Jewish state.

Halasur Matt Maralusiddaiah, Siddaligeswara Swamy & Balachandra Rao Jadav Lakkavalli Subbojirao, (Ministry of Culture, India), Traditional occupations and economy among the indigenous societies in South Asia.

Satya Narayan Munda, (Ranchi College, Ranchi University), Jharkhand’s village market: A case study of market versus tribal society in the era of liberalisation.

Siddaligeswara Swamy, Shivananda Swamy & Vittla Manohar (Ministry of Culture, India), The Jenu Kuruba tribe in Karnataka and their economy and life style.

Coffee/tea break, 15.30-15.45

Panel 6, 15.45-17.05

Chair: Vasilis Maglaras

Athina Peglidou, (University of Thessaly), Monetary practices in medical context: corruption, generosity or humanism.

Christos Bakalis, (University of the Aegean), Cultural capital: a feedback field between society and economy. A need for sustainable management.

Ritsa Deltsou, (University of Thessaly), Development Corporations in Greece.

Michel Rautenberg & Jean Baptiste Clais, (Université de Lyon, Centre Max Weber, Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne), Changing of the local network of exchange: From the utopia of the 70th until the contemporary internet.

Panel 7, 17.05-18.45

Chair: Marcello Mollica

Heidi Dumreicher & Bettina Kolb, (Oikodrom-The Vienna Institute for Urban Sustainability), The Hammam – the Islamic bath as an example of urban “glocal” socio-economy.

Paris Potiropoulos, (Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens), Between city and village: Cultural practices, socioeconomic relations and “liquid” localities.

Brites Walter Fernando, (Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina), The cities and urban processes under the logic of neoliberalism.

Corine Vedrine, (Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne), The renegotiation of identity and alterity in an economical and spatial changing: The case of a former industrial and miner district of Saint-Etienne (France).

Aimilia Voulvouli, (University of the Aegean), Local protests in global cities: The case of the Arnavutköy district initiative in Istanbul.

Coffee/tea break, 18.45-19.00

Poster presentations 3, 19.00-20.10

Chair: Maria Velioti-Georgopoulos

Theodoros Katerinakis, (Drexel University, USA), Reconciling market and society with banking differently: A social network analysis of ethos in Greek Cooperative Banking in Crete.

Athanasios Andritsos, (National Technical University of Athens), Society vs the market in the arena of the corporate city. Contemporary challenges for the urban space in Greece after the arrival of the IMF.

Alex Siapkaras, (National Technical University of Athens), University management in a time of market-society conflict crisis.

Antonia Papadopoulou, (University of Peloponnese), Roma families and education in a changing era: The internal contradictions of the rationale of three Roma mothers concerning their children’s education.

Artemis Driva, (University of Peloponnese), Market vs Society through gender discrimination”.

Antonis Skouloudis & Kostantinos Evangelinos, (University of the Aegean), Organization-society information flows in a national context: Assessing the non-financial disclosures of top Greek firms.

Kostas Fourikos, (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences), Research on Hilferding’s, Lenin’s and Boukharin’s theses about monopolies and finance capital. Relation between modern changes in the formation of capital and new forms of international governance.

CUA Business Meeting, 20.10 -20.40

Sunday, May 29th

Panel 8, 9.00-10.20

Chair: Michel Rautenberg

Emmanuela Vogiatzaki–Krukowski, (University of Peloponnese), Art and society global senses - lonely societies.

Athanasios Blessios, (University of Peloponnese), The figures of merchant, banker and industrialist in the Greek Dramaturgy and Literature of the 19th and 20th century.

Maria Velioti-Georgopoulos, (University of Peloponnese), Carnival performances as cultural goods in a consumerist society: Serving market or cultural interests?

Fotini Tsibiridou, (University of Macedonia), Embracing neoliberal ethics under a “charismatic” governance: Reflexions on govermentality, power and citizenship experiences in the Sultanate of Oman.

Coffee/tea break, 10.20-10.35

Panel 9, 10.35-11.55

Chair: Alex Weingrod

Ilka Thiessen, (Vancouver Island University, Canada), Forex Trading and interpersonal relationships of Lending and Borrowing.

Giuliana Prato, (University of Kent), From nationalization to neo-liberalism: Economic policies and urban questions in south Italy.

Davide Torsello, (University of Bergamo), The weapons of the weak: The discursive power of corruption and environmentalism in one transport development project in northern Italy.

Siri Hettige, (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Neo-liberal economic reforms and the transformation of Sri Lankan society.

Book Presentation, 12.00-13.00

Panel discussion - presentation of the volume:
“Citizenship and the Legitimacy of Governance: Anthropology in the Mediterranean Region”, edited by Dr. Italo Pardo and Dr. Giuliana Prato.
Professor Christian Giordano, (University of Fribourg)
Associate Professor Fotini Tsibiridou, (University of Macedonia)

Lunch, 13.00- 14.00

Panel 10, 14.00-15.40

Chair: Ilka Thiessen

Andromahi Economou, (Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens), “Market economy or an economy of society? Strategies and social actions for the cultivation of the olive in southern Peloponnese (Laconia- Greece) in changing times.

Thanos Gkaragkounis, (University of Patras), The indivisibility of culture and economy.

Trent Schroyer, (Ramapo College of New Jersey), Beyond western economism.

Kostas Theologou, (National Technical University of Athens), Let’s get socio-political: The citizen’s profile against consumer’s attitudes.

Sissie Theodosiou, (Epirus Institute of Technology), Ambivalent flexibilities: Anthropological explorations and perspectives.

Coffee/tea break, 15.40-15.55

Panel 11, 15.55-17.15

Chair: Trent Schroyer

Giorgos Stamelos, Pandelis Kiprianos, Stathis Balias, Ioannis Kamarianos, (University of Patras), State, university and knowledge in Greece: Challenges and transformations.

Demetrius Rokos, Efi Dimopoulou, Vaios Kotsios, (National Technical University of Athens), Development, environment and education.

Maria Nikolakaki, (University of Peloponnese), Neoliberal economic crisis and resistance in critical pedagogy.

Despoina Karakatsani & Pavlos Christos, (University of Peloponnese), School for education or school for work? Educational policy-planning about technical and vocational educational system in Greece since 1950.

Summing up (20 minutes)

Excursion to the Antiquities of Corinth