CYA Student Conference

CYA announces its 2nd Student Conference in Athens on May 2 and 3, 2018. "Concepts of Urban Design and Public Space in Greece Throughout the Ages". We invite submissions from undergraduate students of CYA, U.S. institutions and Universities in Greece.

The conference is designed to suit a broad based and multi-disciplinary discussion on varying aspects of both urban planning and utilization of public space in major urban centers in Greece from antiquity down to the modern age. Its primary aim is to provide fresh insight on the main human or material factors (including political, social, economic, religious and cultural ones) that determined the layout, change, development and evolution of public space within designated and specific civilian settlements; in addition, major emphasis will be placed on how these urban centers are being experienced by their inhabitants at the time, along with the usual tensions and challenges that manifest themselves during times of transition and change.

Students with a background across the multi-disciplinary board, from art and architecture, history and archaeology, to urban design and social sciences are more than welcomed to present.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words -accompanied by a brief bio- by Friday 16 February, 2018. Applicants will be notified by Monday 12 March 2018. Submissions should be emailed to: tscourta@dikemes.edu.gr

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: JOHN KARAVAS, CHAIR, CYA ANCIENT HISTORY PROFESSOR THEONI SCOURTA, CYA VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS MARIA VIDALI, CYA CONTEMPORARY URBANISM PROFESSOR