PDF of seminar series. Described in text below

The Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield is pleased to share their February Newsletter.

Cultural Heritage Awareness Webinars

In February 2021, the Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield in collaboration with the University of Nicosia and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens organized a series of Webinars in order to raise awareness for the protection of cultural heritage (both tangible and intangible) in emergency situations, in cases of armed conflict and environmental disasters, in line with the objectives of the Blue Shield.

The webinars are now available online on the Hellenic Committee website.

The events were interdisciplinary in character and thematically focused on five issue areas that are considered critically important for the management of the evolving challenges of cultural heritage protection, namely:

(a) cultural heritage and international security,
(b) intangible cultural heritage safeguarding in times of crises,
(c) cultural heritage and climate change,
(d) return of antiquities illegally removed from their countries of origin,
(e) legal and managerial issues pertaining to the collections of Museums and Cultural Institutions.

Organizing committee
– Elena Korka, Chairperson of the Board, Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield
– Irini Stamatoudi, Professor, School of Law, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
– Antonia Zervaki, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Academic Collaborator UNESCO Chair “Climate Diplomacy”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Download the programme for the Hellenic Blue Shield Webinars (pdf)

Programme

1. Cultural heritage and international security (Tuesday, 23 February 2021)
Chair: Elena Korka, Chairperson of the Board, Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield
Keynote speaker: Peter Stone, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, President of the Board, Blue Shield International
Speakers:
– Antonia Zervaki, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
– Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, United Kingdom
– Eleni Polymenopoulou, Assistant Professor, College of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University(HBKU), Qatar Foundation, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q)

2. Intangible cultural heritage safeguarding in times of crises (Tuesday, 2 March 2021)
Chair: Antonia Zervaki, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Keynote speaker: Irini Stamatoudi, Professor, School of Law, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

– Elsa Stamatopoulou, Director, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
– Kalliopi Chainoglou, Assistant Professor of International and European Institutions, Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia,
– Stavroula Fotopoulou, Director, Department of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

3. Cultural heritage and Climate Change (Tuesday, 9 March 2021)
Chair: Lambrinoudakis Vassilis, Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Correspondent member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris, and the Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna.
Keynote speaker: Christos Zerefos, Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Member of the Academy of Athens
– Emmanuela Doussis, Associate Professor of International Institutions, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, UNESCO Chair “Climate Diplomacy”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
– Antonia Zervaki, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Academic Collaborator, UNESCO Chair “Climate Diplomacy”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
– Evagelos Gerasopoulos, Research Director at the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens

4. Return of antiquities to their countries of origin (Tuesday, 16 March 2021)
Chair: Irini Stamatoudi, Professor, School of Law, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Keynote speaker: Vassilis Lambrinoudakis, Emeritus Professor of Classical Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Correspondent member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles- Lettres, Paris, and the Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
– Elena Korka, Chairperson of the Board, Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield
– Marina Solomidou – Ieronymidou, Director, Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, Cyprus
– Leila Amineddoleh, Founding Partner, Amineddoleh & Associates LLC, New York

5. Museums’ and Cultural Institutions’ collections management (Tuesday, 23 March 2021)
Chair: Achilles Emilianides, Professor, Dean, School of Law, University of Nicosia
Keynote speaker: Ioanna Hadjicosti, Manager at Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
– Evangelos Kyrakides, Senior Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Founding director of the Heritage Management Organization,
– Paul Torremans, Professor, Law School, University of Nottingham,
– Irini Stamatoudi, Professor, School of Law, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

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