2nd International Conference of Science and Art

THURSDAY – SUNDAY 24 – 27 May 2018

Aristotelian Theater Ethnikis Amynis 2, Thessaloniki

The Attack towards Scientific Fact and its Consequences:


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(update of 18/5, possible changes in program)


Timetable 10:00 – 11:45 / 12:00 – 13:45 / 17:00 – 19:30



  1. Origin of the Macedonians: Dawning of Macedonia, mythological origin. Heroic and historic age, historic continuity, genetic origin, mores and customs, rise and fall.
  2. Macedonian Geography, natural borders, identity throughout time.
  3. The connection of the languages with the Nations and the States that use them.
  4. The language of the Macedonians, past, present, future.
  5. The languages of FYROM, their connections with the languages of neighboring countries.
  6. “Greater Macedonia”, “Macedonian Ethnicity”, “Macedonian Language”.
  7. Macedonianism / Expansionism / Irredentism.
  8. Macedonian scientists, Aristotle and the influence of his work on the global intellectual stage throughout the centuries.
  9. Philip II of Macedon Strategic and Political Genius from Greece
  10. Alexander the Great his Greek conscience, the relevance of his cultural campaign’s importance today.
  11. The Hellenization of the East by the Macedonians.
  12. The uninterrupted presence of Greeks in Macedonia from ancient antiquity to the present.
  13. Modern History, Macedonianism, Macedonian Struggles.
  14. Macedonianism, causes, expansion through propaganda, kidnapping of children, spying, the Civil war, causes and consequences.
  15. Great Forces, Germany and its role in Macedonianism.
  16. Country name “Macedonia” Right of Self-determination or Self-interest? Factors
  17. Derivatives: “macedonian” products, material and intangible, as a brand name, the economic factor and its consequences in the national economy of Greece.
  18. The economic dimension of the name Macedonia for the museum and excavation site tourist visits.
  19. Macedonia and Globalization, Past, Present, Future.
  20. Highlighting the contribution of Macedonia in the Greek, European & World History.
  21. The importance of Macedonia in the Greek world throughout time,
  22. Conclusions





1st Session      10:00 – 11:45


Angela Gerekou, former Minister of Culture, Tourism & Sport

Opening Salutation (skype) 10:15


Alexandros Hahalis, Composer, Curator of the Muses

The Quintessence of Civilization.


Chrysoula Paliadeli, Archaeologist, Historian, Emeritus Professor AUTh

Searching with the A.U.Th. the origins of the macedonian kingdom in Vergina.


Kyriakos Eystathiou, Director, Laboratory of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Engineering

Prof. School of Mechanical Engineering, AUTh

The rapid growth of sciences and technology during the Hellenistic era as a result of Alexander and his descendants’ politics.


Ilias Mariolakos, Emeritus Professor of Geology UoA  (skype) 12:15

Attempt at a geo-mythological chronology of the Macedonians.




2nd Session     12:00 – 13:45

Georgios Lekakis, Folklorist, Writer (skype)

Timenides and the establishment of the first kingdoms of Macedonia


Stratos Theodossiou, President of the Hellenic Physical Society

The ancient macedonian calendar and its course through the centuries


Stavroula Mavrogeni, Assistant Professor Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies, UoM

The school textbooks of FYROM after 2006, ideological targeting


Stavros Lygeros, Journalist Writer (skype)  13:15

The diplomatic war for the name “Macedonia”


Lunch break


3rd Session      17:00 – 19:30

Xenophon Moussas, Astronomer, Professor UoA (skype) 17:15

Alexander The Great and the development of Sciences


Athina Krikeli, Journalist, Film Director, Documentary producer

Macedonia, the Gate to Olympus


Bettany Hughes, Historian, Writer, U. Kingdom (skype)

film projection Alexandria , the most Glorious City


Discussion, Conclusions






Friday 25 May


4th Session      10:00 – 11:45


Sotirios Charalampopoulos, Commodore of the Hellenic Navy, Commanding officer of Battleship Averof (skype) 10:15

Admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis, Battleship Averof and Macedonia


Michalis Kalopoulos, President of Greek Skeptics

Macedonia, Sceptism and death of Alexander the Great


Potitsa Grigorakou, Researcher of the History of the Hellenic Culture of thee East, Professor of the University of Paris (skype) 11:15

The cities of Alexander the Great, Hellenistic Kingdoms, Spread of Hellenic Culture and the Hellenization of the East prove the “Greekness” of Ancient Macedonians. Conclusions and Findings of official foreign archaeological excavation in Asia.




5th Session      12:00 – 13:45


Haralambos Symeonidis, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, AUTh (skype) 12:15

Ancient Macedonian Language.


Konstantinos Nichoritis, Slavic expert, Department of Balkan Slavic and Oriental Studies, UoM

The terms ‘Macedonian manuscript’ and ‘Macedonian variation’ in the modern catalogues of Slavic manuscripts and Vladimir Moshin’s role.


Tanya Geritsidou, Psychopedagogue, Social Scientist (skype) 11:15

Cognitive disagreement and national identity: How the propaganda regarding the name of FYROM creates the danger of a psychosocial disorder both bilaterally and internationally.


Lunch break


6th Session      17:00 – 19:30


Nina Gatzouli, Supreme Coordinator of the Pan-Macedonian Association (skype) 17:15


Sarantos Kargakos, Historian, Writer (skype) 17:30

Makedni Egiros (Tall Poplar).


Mart Raukas, Emeritus Prof. of Philosophy, Univ. of Talin, Estonia

Can names lie?


Stephen Miller, Archaeologist, Writer, Honorary Professor Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA

(Exclusive interview, video projection).


Discussion, Conclusions





Saturday 26 May


7th Session      10:00 – 11:45

Giannis Mitsios, Political Scientist, Expert on International Law, (skype) 10:15

Macedonia woke up the Greeks.


Athanassios Karathanassis, Emeritus Professor AUTh, former President of the Society for Macedonian Studies

The language and identity of Fyrom.


Konstantinos Triantafyllidis, Emeritus Professor of Genetics and Human Genetics, AUTh

Comparison of the genetic structure between the Greeks and the Slavs from FYROM The supposedly close kinship of Greeks and Sub-saharan Africans.




8th Session      12:00 – 13:45


Vassilis Viliardos, Economist (skype) 12:15

FYROM’s Trojan Horse.


Georgios Voskopoulos, Associate Professor of European Studies, former President of the Department of International and European Studies, UoM

The background of “Macedonianism” in the beginning of the twentieth century: socio-political dimensions.


Giorgos Adalis, Economist / Computer Engineer

Macedonia Time Zero.


Lunch break


9th Session      17:00 – 19:30


Chris Spirou, President of the Hellenic American Union, Politician, USA (skype) 17:30

The Macedonia name issue is not FYROM’s fault, it’s the Macedonians’


Georgios Kontogiorgis, Political Scientist, former Dean

Hellenism as a history and as a society, lost in the modern Greek state structure.


Stavros Papamarinopoulos, Geophysicist, Prof. of the University of Patras (skype) 18:30

Geophysical Research in Amfipoli, a program to avoid.


Performance   19:45 – 20:30


Alexandros Hahalis, Composer, Curator of the Muses

Operatorio “Macedonia / Thunder of Immortality”


Natassa Kopsacheili, Katerina Makri, Maria Bali, Soprani, Marinos Matzanas, Tenor, Theodoros Pantsios, Baritone

Percussion group KARANOS

Angelos, Eva Apostolatou, Tita Bonatsou, Exsekias Trivoulidis, Magda Kourkoulou, Christos Tsiligeridis

Visual Artists

Annita Patsouraki, Art Historian, artistic direction in video projection

Dimitris Zissopoulos, Cinematographer


Discussion, Conclusions


Sunday 27 May


10th Session    10:00 – 11:45


Spiros Mercouris, President, NGO Horizons – Human and Cultural Activities, (skype) 10:15


Angela Gerekou, former Minister of Culture, Tourism & Sport


Petros Themelis, Professor of Archeology, Writer

Past present “The art of Macedonia”.


Georgios Kakavas, Archaeologist, Dr. of History of Art, Dir. of the Monetary Museum,

Portraits of Hellenistic rulers, descendants of Alexander the Great, on coins.

Macedonian tradition and innovation




11th Session    12:00 – 13:45


Emmanuel Anyfantakis Emeritus Prof. of the Agricultural University of Athens (skype)

The European Union Agreements (SADC) with South Africa and Canada (CETA) concerning Feta cheese.

An unquestionable case of usurpation of cultural heritage and rights.


Georgios Pavlos, Professor of Philosphy & Physics, Democritus University of Thrace

Macedonia, Universalism and Globalization.


Eleftherios Diamantaras, Writer, Researcher of History and Philosophy, Electronic Engineer

Academic, Regular Member of the Αcademy of Νapoli 1611

The Greek Timelessness of Macedonia (skype) 13:15


Lunch break


12th Session    17:00 – 19:30


Benjamin Karakostanoglou, Expert on International Law, Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Law AUTh, former Vice-Mayor of Thessaloniki

For the defense of our Macedonia: Critical conditions for the safe settlement of the naming of FYROM.


George Kokkas, Copyright Lawyer, ERT

The possibilities of proper international safeguarding of the term “MACEDONIA”.


Othon Iakovidis, Author, Social Activist,

Michael Patsikas, Representative of the Struggle Commitee for the Hellenic Nature of Macedonia

Georgios Tatsios, President of the Panhellenic Cultural Association Macedonian Confederation




Georgios Kassimatis, Jurist, Politologist and Academic, Prof. of Constitutional Law, former President

of the School of Law of Athens (skype) 18:30

The post-war Odyssey of Macedonia from the War until todayas a means of shrinking Greece’s national sovereignty.


Discussion, Conclusions



Ending Ceremony







Thank you,


For the Organizing Committee,           For the Honorary Committee of Personalities,


Alexandros Hahalis, President                         Angela Gerekou, Representative            



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