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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

To promote mutual interest in cultural and environmental issues on a global scale, the University of the Aegean, Greece and Henan University, China as part of a research & educational agreement are announcing the 2nd jointly organized conference on Global issues of Environment & Culture.

The Sino-Hellenic International Conference (SHIC) is a series of international conferences hosted in China and Greece alternatively. On 30th June 2019, the 1st Conference was held in Kaifeng, Henan University, to inaugurate the newly established Research Centre for Hellenic Civilization.

The 2nd SHIC on Environment & Culture will take place on 17-19 September 2021, digitally due to the latest facts regarding pandemics but also due to the convenience that the advanced technology offers to participants from all over the world to participate, safely, easily and financially affordably. Even though the 2nd SHIC will be a digital Conference, a remarkable Opening Ceremony will organized with inaugurations from Scientific Organizers – Organizing Institutions, Patronage & Governmental Officials, Academicians, Ambassadors and Local Authorities.

The 2nd International Conference is one of the activities of the Project “Sino-Hellenic Academic Project” of the Research Center of Hellenic Civilization (Henan Univ, Kaifeng), the Research Center of Yellow River Civilization in Greece, and the Collaborative Innovation Center on Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development. Research teams from HENAN, AEGEAN Universities, and Other Scholars & Partner Institutions work together to complete this Project. It will be beneficial for experts and students over the entire World together with Greece and China, to create a cradle of global activities in research, education, and cooperation on Environment & Cultures interaction in the past.

Last but not least, the Conference is taking place during 2021 – the Year of Culture and Tourism between Greece and China. A Memorandum of Cooperation for the Organization of the Year of Culture and Tourism in 2021 was signed by between the two countries and sustainability through cultural heritage will be one of the major sectors of the Memorandum which is also one of the Conference’s major goals.

The 2nd Sino-Hellenic International Conference welcomes contribution on any topics related to the environment and cultures globally.

The Conference is under the Auspices of Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Region of Central Greece, Municipality of Delphi and Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Hellenic Republic.  Moreover it is officially endorsed by European Academy of Science and Arts, the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, many Greek and foreign Universities, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Association and other organizations.

We are looking forward to your active participation.

Best Regards,

For the Organizing Committee,

Prof. Ioannis Liritzis                               Prof. Miao Changhong

University of the Aegean                        Henan University

Name & Title (Names with * are presenting)AffiliationLecture

Prof. Robert G. Bednarik
International Centre of Rock Art Dating, Hebei Normal University, China & Convener, International Federation of Rock Art Organisations (IFRAO), Australia“Direct dating of Chinese immovable cultural heritage”

Prof. Vladimir Ionesov
Samara State Institute of Culture, Samara, Russia"Specifics of Perception in the Orient or Heritage as a Field of Creativity: Central Asian Cultural Context”

Prof. Vasiliki (Lina) Kassianidou
Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology, Univ. of Cyprus, Cyprus«The interdisciplinary study of ancient copper production in the mining districts of the Troodos Mountains, Cyprus»

Dr. Elena Korka
Honorary Ephor of Dept. of Antiquities, Ministry of Culture, Greece, Director of Blue Shield UNESCO Branch, Greece“The role of international NGOs regarding the protection of heritage and the silk roads network”

Prof. Thomas Levy
Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology, UC San Diego, USAThe Eastern Mediterranean Testbed for Paleoenvironmental and Cultural Adaptation Research: Recent Applications from Israel and Greece

Dr. Laurence Totelin
School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Cardiff University
"Travelling plants, travelling stories: conceptualising plant transplantation in the Greco-Roman world"

Yan Liu, Jianjun Yu, Junchang Yang, Wenying Li
Research Center of Material Science and Archaeology, Institute of Culture and Heritage Northwestern Polytechnical University, China“Long-distance relationship with the Mediterranean world? Gold beech-nut pendants found in the early Iron Age China and the Eurasian steppe ”

Wayne Orchiston*
Darunee Lingling Orchiston
National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, and Centre for Astrophysics, University of Southern Queensland, Australia“It’s now or never”: changing cultures and the investigation of indigenous astronomical systems

Dr. Dimitrios Sakellariou
Institute of Oceanography Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Athens, Greece"Dynamically changing environment and human response"

Prof. Glenn R. Summerhayes
Dept of Anthropology & Archaeology, University of Otago, New Zealand“50,000 years of human reactions to environmental change in Papua New Guinea”

Donald B. Wagner
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark."Ancient Iron in Greece and china (ca 8th to 3rd centuries BCE)"

Prof. Vassilis Ganiatsas
Professor of Theory, Philosophy and Practice of Architectural/Urban/Landscape Design & Theory, Planning and Design of Heritage Management"Piraeus as a Diachronic Maritime Hub:
A Proposal for an Archaeological Park towards Re-activating its cultural potential "

Organized  by

Henan University

Key Institute for Yellow River Civilization & Sustainable Development

Collaborative Innovation Center for Yellow River Civilization

Lab. of Yellow River Cultural Heritage

Research Center for Hellenic Civilization

International Research Center for Ancient Civilizations

University of the Aegean
Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου

Research Center for Yellow River Civilization
Laboratory of Archaeometry
Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology
& Preventive Conservation

Under the Auspices:

Officially Endorsed by: