SYDNEY – The volume of the minutes of the 7th International Summer University with the theme ‘Greek Language, Culture and Media’ that was held in Hydra July, 2021 was published in Sydney, Australia. The volume, which was edited by the Professor of the University of Ioannina, Nicoletta Tsitsanoudis-Mallidis and the Lecturer of Modern Greek Studies Program of Macquarie in Australia, Dr Patricia Koromvokis, is the outcome of an impactful partnership between two continents, two countries, two universities, and their human resources under the unprecedented conditions of the coronavirus pandemic.
In particular, the volume has been published by the Laboratory for the Study of Social Issues, Media and Education of the Department of Early Childhood Education of the School of Education Sciences of the University of Ioannina, in collaboration with the Modern Greek Studies Program of the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language, and Literature (MCCALL) of the Faculty of Arts of Macquarie University and is supported by the Macquarie Greek Studies Foundation Limited and its honorable members. It includes the conference presentations of the conference which was held with the participation of The Circle of Hellenic Academics in Boston on the island of Hydra in July, 2021.
The collective publication is titled Language and Freedom of Expression, and it commemorates the 200 years since the Greek Revolution and aims to highlight a series of current and modern scientific issues that emphasize the dialectical relationship between language and expression and, more specifically, the Greek language and freedom of expression.
The volume includes contributions by the Honorable Prokopios Pavlopoulos, past president of the Hellenic Republic, Triantafyllos Ampanis, Martina Möllering, Theophilos Premetis, Ioannis Chrysoulakis, Stavros D. Nikolopoulos, Thodoris Papaioannou, Eleni Tsalkatidou, Nikoletta Tsitsanoudis-Mallidis, Aggeliki Venetsanou, Patricia Koromvokis, Ioanna Lekakou, Penelope Vougioukli-Kabaki, Athanasios Michalis, Marina Tzakosta, Vasiliki Kantzeli, Panagiotis Douros, Konstantinos Mpesinas, Manos Tsalamanios, Kelly Polychroniou, and Dimitris Karantonis.
The volume will be officially presented in autumn 2022 as part of a series of events both in Greece and Australia. Finally, it will be distributed to all the participants of the 8th International Summer University, which will take place July 10-15 on the island of Kastellorizo.