Kytheraismos Symposium


6th International Symposium of Kytheraismos

Sydney 6-9 November 2014


Vikki Vrettos Fraioli, and Cynthia Cavalenes-Jarvis

will be presenting at the symposium

as representatives from the Kytherian Society of California.

What is the Kytheraismos Symposiuim you ask? 

No one explains it better than George Vardas. Read his article below.

"For the Kytherians of the World

Kytheraismos is a bridge to Kytherians"

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Thematic units of the Symposium

1. The Kytherians of the Antipodes

a) The Kytherian other side of the planet

·      Sydney: The metropolis of the Kytherians abroad 

    (cultural capital of Kytheriasmos for the period 2014-2016)

·      Kytherian Australian community welcomes the rest of the Kytherian world

·      Historical events about the Kytherian Australians

b) Human mapping of the Kytherians in Australia

·      The Kytherian Australians anthropogeography

·      The first attempts, who, where and how many they are

·      Thematic maps professions and other activities

·      Media and the Arts

·      Local associations

·      Old age care

·      Youth activities

2. The social, cultural, political and economic role of the Kytherians of Australia and the rest of the world

a) The dynamic presence to the Australian community, their political power, their relationship with the Australian and the Hellenic society

·      Achievements in the Australian society

·      Contemporary activities

b) Working for the world Kytherian community

·      Ecumenical Kytherians of diaspora (who, where, why)

·      Helping with their achievements the wider society

3. The relationship of the Kytherians abroad and the mother land (Kythera)

a) The attractiveness of the motherland (Kythera)

·      The Kytherian Australians of Kythera

·      Kytherian Australian community: A Kytherian microcosmos of Australia or an Australian global village of Kythera?

b) Investment activities of a huge economic region

·      Kytherian Australian villages in Kythera

·      Joint actions, public and private business ( sympraxis)

·      Joint venture activities for the private land in Kythera

·      Tourist enterprises

c) Professional interests of a multi-cultural area

·      Having Greek passport

·      Europaisation (European citizenship)

·      Voting in Kythera, Greece and European Union

·      Working in Greece, in Europe, in Australia and living in Kythera (using new technologies)

d) Educational interests of the next generations

·      Study visits in Kythera

·      Students bilateral agreements

·      Practical training in Kythera

4. Kytherian culture and research

a) Digging our past in Kythera and outside it

·      Unknown Kytherian civilization

·      Historic and archaeological discoveries

·      Special studies and research on Kythera and the Kytherians

b) Working on our Kytherian tradition and roots

·      Kytherian Genealogy Research

·      Oral history archive

·      Kytherian tradition and cultural heritage

5. The diffusion of the Kytheraismos concept to the Kytherians and Philokytherians of the whole planet

a) The Kytheraismos idea for our inter-communication

·      The role of the social media

·      The global dimension of the common Kytherian activities

·      The pilot projects for the Kytherians all over the world

b) The Institute’s of Kytheraismos next steps (as an Institution)

·      The Kytheraismos archive in Kythera and it’s branches over the whole planet

·      Insitute’s joint efforts with other cultural institutions, charities or other local      associations

·      The world of the Kytherians in action

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