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).

Welcome

His Excellency, The Ambassador of Hellenic Republic in Australia, Mr Stavros Venizelos

Professor Dimitrios Papageorgiou, Rector of the University of the Aegean

Professor Alexandros Chatzigeorgiou, Vice Rector of Extroversion and International Relations, 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 our Campuses and/or ONLINE on given link.

Day 1: 31 May 2024, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus.

Day 2: 29 June 2024, University of the Aegean, Rhodes.

Day 3: 12 July 2024, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki.

This is the 4th conference organised by Charles Darwin University, the University of the Aegean and the University of Macedonia.

In the conference, there are contributors, academics and researchers from 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 4 in 2026.

Meet keynote speakers

John Christopher Anictomatis AO

John Christopher Anictomatis AO

John Christopher Anictomatis AO

Greek Pioneer migrants in Northern Territory through the eyes of a young immigrant

Judge Anastasios Liveris

His Honour Judge Liveris

His Honour Judge Liveris, Federal and Family Court of Australia

Occasional Address

Professor Dimitrios Koutsogiannia

Professor Dimitrios Koutsogiannia

Professor Dimitrios Koutsogiannis 

Διδασκαλία της ελληνικής στη διασπορά: από τη θεωρία και την έρευνα στη γλωσσική πολιτική

Assistant Professor Nikos Vasiliadis

Assistant Professor Nikos Vasiliadis

Assistant Professor Nikos Vasiliadis, University of Macedonia

Η ελληνική γλώσσα ως εργαλείο της ελληνικής πολιτιστικής διπλωματίας

Conference convenors

Academic committee

  • Adrachtas Vasilis, Western Sydney University
  • Charalampidou Eleni, University of Macedonia
  • 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
  • Hatsiopoulou Anna, University of Macedonia
  • Gavra Eleni, University of Macedonia
  • Kanarakis George, Charles Sturt University
  • Katsadoros George, University of the Aegean
  • Kokkinomagoulos Stavroula, Darwin High School
  • Kokkinos Dimitris, University of the Aegean
  • Kyrkilis Dimitrios, University of Macedonia
  • Kourtis-Kazoullis Vasilia, University of the Aegean
  • Makrogianni Tsampika, University of the Aegean
  • Nikoloudis Stephie, La Trobe University
  • Oikonomakou Marianthi, University of the Aegean
  • Papantonakis George, University of the Aegean
  • Pollard Kellie, Charles Darwin University
  • Spanos Dimitris, University of the Aegean
  • Yiannakis John, Charles Darwin University.

 

Next conference:

5th International Conference on the Hellenic Diaspora (2026)