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    • Ageing and immigration in the Greek capital. Policy issues and developments since the early 1990s 

      Maloutas, Thomas (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      The paper deals with socio-demographic change and spatial transformation in Athens during the post war period and, in particular, since the early 1990s. It focuses on the interaction of two parallel processes — the ...
    • Aristotle and the intuitionists 

      Mortensen, Chris (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      Intuitionist mathematics has claimed a philosophy deriving from Kant. This paper aims to draw attention to significant similarities with a much older source, Aristotle. At the same time, the connection should not be ...
    • Aristotle's four conceptions of time 

      Quigley, Peter (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      In this paper I will describe four theories of time that can be found in Aristotle. I will compare these four theories with modern notions of time, and propose that the ancient and modern views are substantively the same. ...
    • Auto/biographical writing and Greek-Australian historiography 

      Nicolacopoulos, Toula; Vassilacopoulos, George (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      This paper outlines a methodology for 'auto/biographical' life-history writing and argues for its merits based on a particular case study. In the present context 'auto/ biographical life writing' refers to life writing ...
    • Blending Greek with Aboriginal Australian cultural elements in artistic expression 

      Kanarakis, George (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      This paper pursues another transnational course extending the paper I presented at the Eighth International Conference on Greek Research, where the influence of cultural aspects of Aboriginal Australians upon a variety of ...
    • Coping with school bullying: a cross national pilot intervention study 

      Skrzypiec, Grace; Slee, Phillip T; Roussi-Vergou, Christina; Andreou, Eleni (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      In Australia and Greece the issue of school bullying is a significant concern of educators and students. While victims are not to be blamed for being bullied, research suggests that the strategies utilised by victims to ...
    • Copper and foreign investment: the development of the mining industry in Cyprus during the Great Depression 

      Apostolides, Alexander (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      This paper evaluates the impact of the rapid growth of mining on the Cypriot economy during the period 1921–1938, with special focus on the expansion of copper sulphate mining. During this period the industry was transformed ...
    • Faces beyond the Greek café: the traditional diversity of Greek-Australian occupational pursuits, 1820s–2010 

      Janiszewski, Leonard; Alexakis, Effy (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      From the late nineteenth century until the closing decades of the twentieth century, Greeks played a large part in Australia’s food catering industry. They continued, nevertheless, to enter a wide variety of occupations. ...
    • The Greek audience 'discovers' the Turkish soap-series: Turkey’s 'soft power' and the psyche of Greeks 

      Mihalakopoulos, Georgios (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      Today’s world is mainly characterised, among other things, by interdependence and confusion. And the best way for a state to distinguish itself from the others is to promote globally a “shiny image”. This kind of strategy ...
    • Harbours, harbour works and commerce in Cyprus, 1878-1910 

      Panayiotou, Maria (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      The lack of harbour facilities was always a setback in the financial development of Cyprus. The paper aims to describe the harbour facilities of the island in 1878–1879, and to analyse how the harbour works in Limasol, ...
    • A home away from home: the Greek-Cypriot migrants/refugees in South Australia 

      Shialis, Maria (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      Migration waves have occurred over many centuries due to the historical events of countries experiencing turmoil and people wanting to have a better future elsewhere. Australia was and still is today known as the “land of ...
    • The 'invisible' immigrants: Greek immigrant women in Australia (1952–1972) 

      Palaktsoglou, Maria (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      1952–1972 is considered as the twenty-year period of mass or chain migration, during which the greatest number of Greek immigrants arrived in Australia. Just under half of these immigrants were women, who arrived mainly ...
    • Migrants’ Belongings: preliminary considerations of Greek and Italian migrants’ travel trunks in the post-Second World War period of settlement to South Australia 

      Agutter, Karen Maree; Bouvet, Eric James; Glenn, Diana Cavuoto; Leader-Elliott, Lynette Frances; Finnimore, Christine; Rose, Daniela; Palaktsoglou, Maria (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      The Migrants’ Belongings project, while considering both the scholarly work of the past and more contemporary trends, aims to take migration studies one step further by investigating the significance of belongings brought ...
    • Modern Greek in Australia: a study of the current situation and future perspectives 

      Tsianikas, Michael; Maadad, Nina (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      This study, completed in September 2011, examines the situation of Modern Greek in Australia. After a lengthy research the authors were able to find out the exact number of all Modern Greek students in Australia. The ...
    • Myth, dialogue and the allegorical interpretation of Plato 

      Benitez, Eugenio (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      From the late Classical period until the Nineteenth Century, Plato was admired for his inspiration and vision, rather than for his theories and argumentation. Then with the advent of analytic philosophy in the Twentieth ...
    • Never to return: migration and old age in Venezis’s “The State of Virginia” 

      Dova, Stamatia (Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
      This paper discusses Ilias Venezis’s short story “The State of Virginia” with special emphasis on the themes of migration and old age. Published in 1954, in the aftermath of WWII and the Greek Civil War, “The State of ...
    • Philoponus's traversal argument and the beginning of time 

      Couvalis, Spyridon George (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      Richard Sorabji has argued that John Philoponus’ arguments for the claim that time must have had a beginning are good ad hominem arguments against Aristotle. However, he claims that they do not show that time must have had ...
    • Planning for authentic language assessment in higher education synchronous online environments 

      Wright, Cecily; Litinas, Antonios; Palaktsoglou, Maria; Tsianikas, Michael (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      The teaching of some languages in Australia is under threat due substantially to small enrolments. There is considerable need to preserve Australia’s community languages as part of the country’s cultural and linguistic ...
    • Plato's structure of reality in the Timaeus 

      Roux, Suzanne Raymonde (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      Plato’s Timaeus is a complex account of the origin of the kosmos or universe and all living things and of the underlying structure of the kosmos. Plato claimed that before an ordered universe was created there existed three ...
    • Rawls’s defence of the ideal of democracy against criticisms from Plato and Aristotle 

      Hunt, Ian Edgell (Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
      Arguments from Aristotle and Plato for rule by the best are examined. Rawls’s replies to their objections to democracy that it can be a tyranny of the majority or rule by the ignorant are argued to be effective. In the ...