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International Workshop In The Framework Of “Hermoupolis Seminars”, Syros, 8-9 July 2016

Extended deadline for abstract submission: May 15, 2016


SYROS, 8-9 JULY 2016


The International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, the Institute of Historical Research/ National Hellenic Research foundation and the Hellenic Open University organize a two-days’ workshop to study the representations of Nature, Humans and God(s) in Literature. The workshop is part of the very prestigious “Hermoupolis Seminars” which have been organized for more than 30 years every July on Syros Island.

The main question addressed by the papers of the workshop will be the scientific content of the nature(s)’, humans’ and god(s)’ representations in all forms of literature.  Furthermore, the role or lack thereof of scientific accuracy in such works will also be considered.

The venue of the workshop will be the “Historical Archives of the State” in the Town Hall of Hermoulis. 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 quality, inexpensive summer holidays.

Those who are willing to participate in the workshop with a presentation may send an abstract of 200 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  until 30 April 2016.

Languages:  English, Greek, French, German

For participants giving a paper there will be a modest fee of 50 Euros and for those who will attend without a paper a fee of 40 Euros to cover administrational expenses.  There will be some hotels with reduced prices on offer for the participants but there are plenty of places, in Hermoupolis or close by, with very convenient prices.

Coffee and refreshments will be offered.


View of  Hermoupolis and the venue of the workshop