What is it about?

Thoughts for the materialisation of an educational program which has as its objective the teaching of Greek language and culture, and which would promote cross-academic collaboration both in and outside of Greece, came to fruition in 2007 when the first draft of a plan for such a collaborative initiative was signed by the University of the Aegean in Greece, and Charles Darwin University in Australia (CDU, 2016).


Professor Chryssi Vitsilaki, University of the Aegean

Professor Dimitrios Kyrkilis, Vice Rector for Administration, Academic and Student Affairs, University of Macedonia

Professor Scott Bowman AO, Vice Chancellor and President, Charles Darwin University

Program schedule

The conference is free of charge and open to everyone to attend either  on Campus and/or ONLINE on given link.

This is the 3rd conference organised by Charles Darwin University, University of the Aegean and University of Macedonia.

In the conference there are contributors, academics, researchers all around the world, including Australia, Europe, America, Africa and Canada.

The outcome of the conference will be the publication of Perspectives on the Hellenic diaspora Volume 3 in 2023.

Meet Keynote speakers

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia

The Orthodox Church and its mission in the world

Eileen Cummings

Eileen Cummings, University Fellow
Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University

Personal and career experiences of Indigenous personhood with respect to government ‘Stolen Generation’ policy and truth-telling the Stolen Generation history in Australia.

Professor Damanakis Michael

Professor Michael Damanakis

Professor Emeritus Michael Damanakis, University of Crete

Λειτουργίες και λειτουργικότητα της γλώσσας προέλευσης στη διασπορά.

Professor Kanarakis George

Professor George Kanarakis

Professor Emeritus George Kanarakis, Charles Sturt University

The Diachrony of the Greek Language and its Contribution to Australian English.

Conference Convenors

Academic committee

  • Adrachtas Vasilis, Western Sydney University
  • Cristodoulidou Louiza, University of the Aegean
  • Evangelinou-Yiannakis Angela, The University of Western Australia
  • Frantzi Katerina, University of the Aegean
  • Frazis George, Charles Darwin University
  • Gavra Eleni, University of Macedonia
  • Kanarakis George, Charles Sturt University
  • Katsadoros George, University of the Aegean
  • Kokkinos Dimitris, University of the Aegean
  • Kyrkilis Dimitrios, University of Macedonia
  • Kourtis-Kazoullis Vasilia, University of the Aegean
  • Nikoloudis Stephie, La Trobe University
  • Oikonomakou Marianthi, University of the Aegean
  • Papantonakis George, University of the Aegean
  • Piperides-Triandafillou Marilena, University of Johannesburg
  • Pollard Kellie, Charles Darwin University
  • Wallace Ruth, Charles Darwin University
  • Yiannakis John, Australian Catholic University


Next conference:

4th International Conference on the Hellenic Diaspora IV (2024)