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Protocols, "Trusts, and Stories of Wealth: Ethnography of Conspiracy Theories in Thessaloniki

Lecture by Thodoris Rakopoulos (Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo) on Protocols, Trusts and Stories of Wealth: Ethnography of conspiracy theories in Thessaloniki, "Protocols", "funds", and histories of wealth: Ethnography of conspiracy theories in Salonica.
Multimedia Room of the IAKA Division, 6hours, Start: 18:30

Summary:
Conspiracy theories are alternative ways of reading reality that do not have a scientific dimension. Their tropical nature in Greece, especially Greece, of the economic crisis is evident. This lecture explores the concept of conspiracy theory as a model of knowledge, through ethnographic discussion of narratives about "money", "capital" and "wealth."
Thodoris Rakopoulos is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. He has published studies on co-operation, mafia, and solidarity, the book From Clans to Co-ops: Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily, and shortly the volume The Global Life of Austerity (both by Berghahn Publishing House ).

 

Presentation of the Book: Unfolding a Mountain: A Historical Archeology of Modern and Contemporary Cave Use on Mount Pelion

On Wednesday March 28, 2018, at 20:00, the book by Niels H. Andreasen, N. Pantzou, D. Papadopoulos and A. Darlas "Unfolding a Mountain: A Historical Archeology of Modern and Contemporary Cave Use on Mount Pelion " will be presented to the public, at "Tsikriki" Building, in the room "Iatreion" (1st floor, Gamveta 6 & Iasonos 145, Volos).

Speakers:
- Niels H. Andreasen, Curator, Head of Excavations, Museum of Copenhagen
- Markos Vakkevanopoulos, Dr of Geology, Director of the Museum of Natural History of Volos
- Nota Pantzou, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management of the Cultural Environment and New - Technologies of the University of Patras
- Costas A. Moraros, Development Advisor
- Pantelis Skayannis, Professor in the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly

Coordinator:
Ioanna Laliotou, Associate Professor in the Department of History, Archaeology and Social
Anthropology, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology

The book Unfolding a Mountain discusses in an innovative and inspirational way the quite interesting but not so familiar role that caves play in the modern history of Greece. The book focuses on the area of Pelion and unveils in a novel way the historical and geophysical character of the area and the richness of the cultural heritage. The event is part of a series of events celebrating the 30 years of operation of the University of Thessaly.

 

Hands-On Experience from the Emergency Department of the University Hospital Berne INSELSPITAL (under the direction of Professor Aristomenis Exadactylos)

The Pulmonary Medicine Clinic of the GUH of Larissa of the Department of Medicine of the University of Thessaly organizes a meeting on the subject of the Experience from the Department of Urgent Admissions at the University Hospital Berne INSELSPITAL (under the direction of Professor Aristomenis Exadactylos) on Thursday March 29, 2018 13:00 am, at the Pulmonology Clinic Hall (1st Floor, 3rd Wing).

The Professor of Pneumonology, Mr. Kl. Gourgoulianis and the Academic Chief of the Pulmonary Clinic Mrs. Ourania Kotsio

 

Tuberculosis today

The Pulmonary Clinic of the University Hospital of Larissa in collaboration with the Postgraduate Program "Exercise, Ergospirometry and Rehabilitation", on the occasion of the World Tuberculosis Day, organize an event to be held at the big amphitheater of the School of Medicine on "Today's Tuberculosis", on March 29, 2018 from 18.00 to 20.30. The speakers participating in the event come from various of Greece's anti-tuberculosis clinics.

Event program
- HISTORY OF TREATMENT
Irini Gerogianni Curator A, Pulmonary Clinic of the University Hospital of Larissa
- SANITARY TREATMENT AND BIOLOGICAL FACTORS
Harris Moschos Bachelor of A, Anti-Trial Department, Multi-Resistant Tuberculosis Unit, Sotiria Hospital
- PRINCIPLES OF ANTI-FITTING THERAPY
Apostolos Papavasiliou Director, Anti-Trial Department, Multi-Tuberculosis Unit, Sotiria Hospital
- POLYANGED TREATMENT
Katerina Manika Assistant Professor of Pulmonology AUTh, Respiratory Infections Unit, Papanikolaou Hospital
- TROUBLE CAUSES
Konstantina Deskata, Lila Sicha Pulmonology Specialists Pneumonology Clinic of the University Hospital of Larissa

They are coordinated by K. Gourgoulianis, G. Daniil

 

Tourism: Economy - Development - Policy

The Postgraduate Studies Program of the Department of Planning and Regional Development organizes a lecture by Mr. Stefanos Karagiannis, Associate Professor of Economic Regional Development, Panteion University, on "Tourism: Economy - Development - Policy" on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 18:00 in the hall A2 of the Department of Urban Planning and Regional Development

 

Europeanization under Authoritarian Rule: Greek Business and the Dynamics of the Democratic Transition in Greece.

Volos, 8/11/2017
18:30, Multimedia Room of the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology

The domestic impact of Europeanisation under authoritarian rule and the role the ‘EEC-oriented’ industrialists played in triggering the Greek transition to democracy forms an unexplored terrain. This paper argues that in view of the restructuring of the Greek foreign trade and its orientation to the EEC, the Greek industrialists embarked upon a strategy prioritising transition to electoral politics as a means towards rapprochement with the EEC –though not on ideological grounds.

 

From the stability of Greek production to the fluidity of international innovation networks

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, a lecture will take place within the framework of the postgraduate programs "New Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Development" and "Investments and Regional Development". The speaker will be Mr. Varelis Angelos, Pratt & Whitney's Engineering Manager on "From the stability of Greek production to the fluidity of international innovation networks". The seminar will take place at Room A1, at the Department of Economic Sciences (October 28, 78), at 7.00 pm and is open to the public.

The seminar program covers the topics of "Managing Change" and "Investing and Development". The aim is to raise change management concerns at various levels: mentality, leadership and experience development, reorganization, pivot change, changing the competitive landscape, transforming the business environment, changing the roles of actors, and so on, while also covering the fields of investment and development and, at the same time, seeking to integrate development planning anf the knowledge of attracting and capitalizing on investment. The seminar program is organized by the Departments of Planning, Regional Planning and Regional Development, Economics and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Thessaly.

 

10th International Congress of Internal Medicine

The 10th International Congress of Internal Medicine will take place on 22-24 March, 2018 in Athens, Greece.

The Congress is organized with the joint effort of the Institute of Internal Medicine and Hepatology and the Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine of the University of Thessaly Medical School, Larissa, Greece.

We are glad that the Congress is organized in cooperation with the European Society for Swallowing Disorders, the Hellenic Association for the Study of Diabetic Foot, the Hellenic Association for the Study of the Liver, the Hellenic Diabetes Association, the Hellenic Sepsis Study Group, the Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine and the Hellenic Stroke Organization. It is also endorsed by the Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe and is under the auspices of the University of Thessaly Medical School.

This major annual event in Greece is attended nationally and internationally by upwards of 600-700 attendees from all over Greece and other countries in Europe and beyond, with the active participation of established international scientists and experts.

Programme

 

The Use of Digital Early Language Learning Applications in Early English Language

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly Computer (TIMMY / WW) and the Bio-Economy Institute of Agricultural Technology of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (IBD / CERTH) in collaboration with Mrs. Vassiliki Papaioannou, School Director of English Language of Senior and Secondary Education of Magnesia, co-organize an event on "Digital Educational Tools for the Support of English Language Learning in Early Childhood”.  The event will take place at Xenia Hotel in Volos, on Monday November 13th 2017, from 17:00 to 19:00. Registrations  will start at 16:30. The event is addressed to English language teachers working with young learners as well as to people interested in using computer technology, and in particular digital learning games technology, as an educational tool in the context of wider foreign language skills development activities. The event is organized under the European LanguageGames project, funded by the ERASMUS + program of the European Commission. The purpose of the research project, involving organizations from Romania, Estonia and the United Kingdom, is to develop digital tools based on emerging exploratory learning methodologies that promote language learning at an early age, contributing positively to more efficient production capacity language as well as the general cognitive development of a child. In the framework of the research project, digital application as well as supporting content for teachers has been developed. The learning application implements gaming technology in English learning. The audience will have the opportunity to be exposed to issues related to innovative learning methodologies that use gaming technology to develop language skills, to follow demonstration of the digital software developed within the LanguageGames research project, and to see results from use of LanguageGames learning intervention at day care centers and primary schools in Magnesia.
The audience will be given the LanguageGames software, teacher support content, and a participation certificate. More information is available on the research project website http://languagegames.eu.

 


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