Friday, February 22, 2019
  • 2:00 PM
    Welcoming Remarks

    Massimo Ciavolella (Italian, UCLA) CMRS Director

    Sharon E. J. Gerstel (Art History, UCLA), Conference Organizer

    Evgenia Beniatoglou, Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles

  • 2:15 PM
    SESSION I - Chair: Sarah Morris (Classics, UCLA)

    Yannis Hamilakis (Archaeology and Modern Greek, Brown University)
    “The Village as Chronotope: Multi-temporality, Sensorial Experience, and the Longue Durée”

    Lin Foxhall (Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester; Ancient History & Classical Archaeology, University of Liverpool)
    “The Village Beyond the Village: Communities in Rural Landscapes in Ancient Greek Countrysides”

  • 3:45 PM
  • 4:00 PM
    KEYNOTE LECTURE - Intro: Laurie Hart (Anthropology, UCLA)

    Michael Herzfeld (Anthropology, Harvard University)
    “Seeing Like a Village: The Persistence of Rurality and the Pursuit of Modernity in Greece”

Saturday February 23, 2019
  • 8:30 AM
  • 9:00 AM
    SESSION II - Chair: Sharon Gerstel (Art History, UCLA)

    Fotini Kondyli (Art History, University of Virginia)
    “Knowing One’s Landscape: Place, Movement and Local Identity in the Late Byzantine Village”

    Athanasios K. Vionis (History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus)
    “The Byzantine Village−Community in Greece and Cyprus: Form, Evolution, and Identity”

  • 10:30 AM
  • 10:45 AM
    SESSION III - Chair: Simos Zenios (Classics, UCLA)

    Anastasia Karakasidou (Anthropology, Wellesley Cllege)
    “Χωριο μου, χωριουδακι μου: Displaced Nostalgia in Contemporary Greece”

    Konstantinos Kalantzis (Anthropology, University College London)
    “Picturing the Imaginable: Photography, Displacement and Nostalgia in the Highland Cretan ‘Village’”

  • 12:15 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 2:00 PM
    SESSION IV - Chair: John Papadopoulos (Classics, UCLA)

    Kostis Kourelis (Art & Art History, Franklin and Marshall College)
    “Materialities that Bind: An Archaeology of Greek American Habitats”

  • 2:45 PM
    Documentary Films

    Introduced by Aristotle Katopodis (Artistic Director, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival)

    “The Little Palace of Aoria”
    Vassilis Panagiotakopoulos, Director and Producer

    “Blessings and Vows”
    Katerina Zacharia, Director and Producer (Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymount University)

  • 3:45 PM
    Closing Remarks