4th Seminar and Symposium of the Academy of Cultural Heritages

in Ermoupolis on the island of Syros (Cyclades) , Greece on 1013 May, 2023; chair Prof. Eero Tarasti; assistants Lazaros Papoutsis (Florina, Greece) Aleksi Haukka and Paul Forsell (Helsinki)

Theme of the event: Myth, Music and Arts
After four years’ pause, due to Covid-19, we reopen our traditional symposia and seminars on Syros. The seminar and symposium are intended for any persons interested in our cultural heritage in the broadest sense as well as in how we can study them with, among other things, methods offered by contemporary semiotic approaches and cultural, literary, visual and music studies. The event offers ideal education for students on different levels from MA to doctoral and postdoctoral phase, and an opportunity to more advanced scholars to present their research results. The convention consists of lectures of the directors, papers by participants dealing with their research projects, and a concert in the Apollo Theatre.

Invited guest lecture by prof. Jukka Meurman (Dep. of Oral Diseases, former President of the International Association for Dental Research), University of Helsinki: “Can Medicine Help Artists Myths and Realities”.

Other invited lectures by the director and co-directors:

Eero Tarasti: “Myth, Music and Richard Wagner”,

Hannu Riikonen (Helsinki), Greece, Germany, and Richard Wagner“,

Altti Kuusamo (Turku): “Iconographic innovations Appropriation, migration, interruption, change. (Nachleben der Antike: Three Graces, Nymphs, Medusa, Truth, etc.),

Alexandros Lagopoulos (Athens): “Pictorial semiotics: A Christian dogma hidden in a Byzantine mosaic”,

Karin Boklund-Lagopoulos (Athens): “Pictorial semiotics: Christian mythology in two paintings of the Flemish School”,

Kristian Bankov (Sofia): “Creativity and Resistance”,

prof. Roberto Mastroianni (Turin): “Existentiality in Visual Arts”,

Ricardo de Castro Monteiro (Univ. Federal do Cariri): Social representations in oral and syncretic cultural manifestations,

Joan Grimalt (Barcelona): “A Hellenophile Beethoven:The Creatures of Prometheus Op. 43″,

Rahilya Geybullaeva (Baku): Behind the Myth or on some toponyms“,

Pauli Mäkelä (ambassador): “Napoleon and The Myth of Rome.

Concert: “Music from European Countries” in the Apollo Theatre:

Eero Lasorla (tenor), Eila Tarasti (piano): Lieder and arias; Aleksi Haukka (guitar); Silvia Lasorla (flute), trio of the Helsinki University Music Society: Elias Nyman (violin), Lauri Rantamoijanen (cello), Eero Tarasti (piano): Ernest Chausson: Trio en sol mineur op. 3 (1887).

Music is also heard during the symposium in the Ritsos Hall

Excursions planned for 14 May.

Venue: Ritsos Hall, Cultural Centre of Ermoupolis. Participation fee 200 EUR for all (Greek students free) 
along with the main themes of the symposium other topics such as cultural history will also be discussed. Students are encouraged to ask their tutors and professors, if they can earn credits from the symposium.

Enrolment to the seminar and symposium by April 2023 including name, affiliation, title of the paper and abstract (half a page); languages: English, French, German, Italian; payments due by 1 May, 2023 to the bank account of the Academy of Cultural Heritages (FI40 1544 3000 0285 84; BIC: NDEAFIHH); for applying grants, if you enrol earlier, acceptance of your paper can be sent within one week. Inquiries (acceptance, programme, travels) with our assistants Lazaros Papoutsis (sfinas3@gmail.com), aleksi.haukka@helsinki.fi, and paul.forsell@gmail.com