From the agoras of the Ancient Greek city-states to the social media of the digital era, language continues to operate as a unique code that enables us –humans– to communicate, conceive and define reality, and capture our adventurous journey into History.
We –Greeks– given our rich cultural and linguistic heritage, have an extra responsibility towards this scientific and poetic force that gives us meaning – Greek language.
In a crucial era of deconstruction and reconsideration like the one we are living in, where new information technologies impact the way we think, communicate and express ourselves, language is under transformation, wanting to adapt to the changing socioeconomic, political, journalistic and communication landscape.
Language. Will it remain a source of inspiration and tool of critical thought or it will become a victim of algorithmic manipulation in an artificial environment of intellectual drought?
In an effort to provide a fertile ground for reflection on these crucial subjects, University of Ioannina invites you to the 7th International Summer University Program:
Greek Language, Culture and Media
Language and Freedom of Expression
The program will take place in the beautiful island of Hydra from 11 – 14 July 2021, and constitutes a fruit of collaboration between the University of Ioannina School of Education, Department of Early Childhood Education, Laboratory for the Study of Social issues, Mass Media, and Education, the Modern Greek Studies Program of the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts of Macquarie University and the Circle of Hellenic Academics in Boston.
The program, which operates under the auspices of the Municipality of Hydra, is fully supported by the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy and Study in Greece.
You can watch the program’s talks and conferences on YouTube: Click Here