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The Global Studies Conference is pleased to offer delegates a selection of optional activities to help enhance the conference experience. In our blended conference model, both place-based and innovative online spaces will frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.

Conference Tour: Acropolis Museum

The Global Studies Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Tour.

Join the other delegates and plenary speakers on a walking tour of the Acropolis Museum. What visitors enjoy most in this museum is the feeling that you are back in time strolling around the ancient city. The museum houses finds' of everyday life from the slopes of the Acropolis and archaic statues that were found on the sacred hill and were meant to please the goddess of the city. We'll see all statues and sculptures that once decorated the temples of the Acropolis. The famous Caryatids from the Erechtheion will impress you! The masterpieces of the 5thBC century are kept on the last level where we'll see the Parthenon architectural sculptures. The most impressive gallery is made of glass where they have recreated the ancient temple, offering views of the Acropolis Hill and the historical center of Athens.

Date: 20 July 2022
Time:15:30 (3:30 PM)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: US$25.00
Meeting Point: Acropolis Museum (Museum entrance) (view map) Language: English

What You Will See on This Tour:

  • All 3 levels of the Acropolis museum
  • Everyday life gallery
  • Archaic statues gallery
  • Temple of Nike sculptures
  • Propylaia model
  • Caryatids statues
  • Parthenon gallery

Note: Food, Drinks, Snacks not included, Audio systems are an extra $2 USD

Virtual Conference Tour: The Athenian Acropolis

The Global Studies Conference is pleased to announce a virtual Conference Tour.

Join the other delegates on a virtual walking tour of the Acropolis. During this Live Virtual Tour, you will discuss from the comfort of your homes all the parameters that gave birth to the miracle of the 5th century BC and the construction of the Acropolis monuments. By using live video conferencing software and with more than 100 pics from your tour guide's personal archives, you will "walk" together to the top of the city to explore the Parthenon and its companion buildings and examine the various parameters that defined the construction of these extraordinary monuments. This is a Live Virtual Tour delivered personally and live by your tour guide using live video conferencing software and digital resources (photos, maps, etc).

Date: 20 July 2022
Time: 12:00 PM (CST)// 20:00 (EET GREECE)
Duration: 1.15 hours
Price: US$10.00

ITINERARY

The Acropolis: a brief introduction to its history through time. Its location in the Athens topography.

* The emergence of the "polis" and democracy. The gods, the arts, the people.

* The protagonists of the Acropolis project: Pericles, Pheidias, the architects and the "demos", the people

* The monuments:

-The Propylaia, the gates.

-The Erechteion

-The Parthenon

-The Temple of Nike (Victory)

* The views over the surrounding areas and other emblematic landmarks of Athens (Ancient Agora, Mars Hill, Herodes Atticus odeon, Temple of Zeus, Theatre of Dionysos )

* The Acropolis museum: short reference

During this virtual tour, there will be:

1. A presentation of a great number of photos from your guide's personal archives, of the Acropolis monuments as well as of selected artefacts exhibited at the Acropolis museum that where discovered in situ.

2. A video your guide recorded at the actual site: you will virtually walk together at the Acropolis.

Time for Q&A during and after the presentation (total duration: about 1h15 minutes)

Note: This is a virtual event, delegates who sign up will receive a meeting link prior to the tour.

Online Special Events

Online Welcome Reception

Join other delegates for a pre-conference welcome reception. We'll send you a package of digital treats, discuss this year's theme, and walk you through the CGScholar Event Mircosite so you have a rich online experience.

20 July 2022 - 12:00 PM CST

Online Plenary Garden Conversation

Talk with this year's Plenary Speakers in a live question and answer session.

Online Talking Circles

Talking Circles are a distinctive feature of our in-person conference, and this year we are also taking them online. Talking Circles offer an opportunity to meet other delegates face-to-face, and engage in extended discussion about the issues and concerns they feel are of utmost importance to that segment of the Research Network. Participation is open, encouraged, and supported.

23 July 2022 - 11:00 AM CST

Online Meet the Managing Editor

Meet with Ebony Jackson, Managing Editor of Books at Common Ground Research Networks. Registered Delegates will receive a pre-conference email with details on signing up. We look forward to answering your questions about the book publishing process, and listening to your ideas and projects!

Date/Time - TBD