Call for Submissions - Deadline February 15, 2020

Conference Background

To promote mutual interest in cultural and environmental issues on a global scale, the University of the Aegean, Greece and Henan University, China as part of an MOU agreement  since 2016, are announcing the  SECOND jointly organised conference on issues of Environment & Culture. 

The Sino-Hellenic International Conference is a series of international conferences hosted in Kaifeng and Rhodes alternatively. On 30th June 2018, the 1st Conference was held in Kaifeng, Henan University, to inaugurate the newly established Research Centre for Hellenic Civilisation. The 1st Sino-Hellenic International Conference in Kaifeng was organized by the Collaborative Innovation Center on Yellow River Civilization & Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization (Prof. Miao Changhong) and Sustainable Development, and the University of the Aegean (Prof. Ioannis Liritzis).

The 2nd Sino-Hellenic International Conference on Environment & Culture

The 2nd SHIC on Environment & Culture will take place in Rhodes, Greece in October 2020. The conference welcomes contribution on any topics related to the environment and cultures globally.

Proposed themes can be a trade networks across Eurasia, comparative research, including periods from prehistory to the 15th century AD. Mainly we welcome experts on cultures from all over the world.

Proposed Themes

We welcome abstracts from a broad range of subjects. Prospective participants may submit proposals related to any of these themes or other ones too. For any questions please fill out the below.

Archaeology & Archaeometry

Archaeological science – Archaeometry

Disaster Archaeology

Silk road: Operational Sequences of artefacts & Diffusion of ideas

Cultural Geography & Geosciences

Geoarchaeological Issues

Sacred landscapes & religious aspects

Predictive Modelling of archaeological sites

New technologies & Sustainability

Cultural Management, Innovation Technologies, Sustainability

3D reconstructions

Remote-sensing applications

Society & Environment

Environmental-Cultural reports from ancient European and Asian literary sources

Archaeological Parks

Geoarchaeological Parks


* It is planned to publish the best presentations as a book indexed in SCOPUS

Organised jointly by:

Henan University

Research Center for Hellenic Civilization; Collaborative Innovation Center for Yellow River Civilization; Key Institute for Yellow River Civilization & Sustainable Development; School of Environment & Planning; International Research Center for Ancient Civilizations

University of the Aegean
Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου

Research Center for Yellow River Civilisation; Laboratory of Archaeometry; Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology & Preventive Conservation

Officially Endorsed by:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Laboratory of Applied Geophysics, Dept. of Geology

'Manolis Andronikos' Interdisciplinary Centre for Archaeological Studies


Conference Fees (provisional, subject to change): 300 Euros, includes: conference material, abstract book, accommodation and meals, welcome buffet, museum entrance, local transport in Rhodes.

Travelling to Rhodes: a) Through Charter flights, b) From Athens regular flights to Rhodes (make early reservation).

Rhodes Airport to the City Centre: By local bus, taxi. At a predetermined time a shuttle bus can arranged by the Conference Organizers to take participants straight to the Hotel.

Conference Hall: In the University or Hotel Conference Center (TBA).

Scientific Committee


  • Prof. Dario, Seglie (CeSMAP & Department of Museology, Department of Turin, Italy)
  • Dr. Dimitriadis, George (Instituto Terra e Memoria & CGEO-Centre of Geoscience, Group of Quaternary and Prehistory, University of Coimbra)
  • Prof. Efstratiou, Nikolas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of History & Archaeology, Greece)
  • Prof. Frantzi, Katerina (Head of Dept. Mediterranean Studies, Uni. of Aegean, Greece)
  • Prof. Guerci, Antonio (Cattedra UNESCO “Antroplogia della Salute e Sistemi di Cura, Università degli Studia di Genova, Italy)
  • Prof. Hatzopoulos, John (Emeritus Prof. Dept. of Environment, Uni. of Aegean, Greece)
  • Prof.  Hou Weidong  (Henan University, College of History & Archaeology)
  • Prof. Iliopoulos, Ioannis (Uni. of Patras, Dept. of Geology, Greece)
  • Prof. Kidder, Tristam R. (Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
  • Prof. Korka, Eleni  (Honorary Ephor of Dept. of Antiquities, Ministry of Culture, Greece, Director of Blue Shield UNESCO Branch, Greece)
  • Prof. Kidder, Tristam (Washington University)
  • Dr. Cai Shuhui (IGG-CAS)
  • Prof. Liritzis, Ioannis (Archaeometry, co-Coordinator of SHAP)
  • Prof. Miao Changhong (Henan University, School of Enviromnent & Planning)
  • Prof. Osterbeek, Luiz (Instituto Terra e Memoria, UNESCO Chairholder in Humanities and Cultral Integrated Landscape)


  • Prof. Papatheodorou, George (Uni. of Patras, Dept. of Geology, Greece) 
  •  Prof. Vitsilaki, Chryssi (Rector, University of the Aegean, Greece)
  • Dr. Sakellariou, Demitris (National Center for Marine Research, Athens, Marine Geologist)
  • Prof. Stefanakis, Manolis (Archaeology)
  • Prof. Sofia Voutsaki (Associate Professor of Greek Prehistory and Theoretical Archaeology (University of Groningen)
  • Prof. Tsokas, Gregory (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of Geology, Greece)
  • Prof. Wang Wei (CASS, Henan University, Archaeology)
  • Prof. Wei Jiyin (Henan University, College of History & Archaeology) 
  • Prof. Zacharias, Nikolaos (Uni. of Peloponnese, Dept. of History, Archaeology & Management of Cultural Resouces, Greece)
  • Prof. Zerefos, Christos (Academy of Athens, Academician)
  • Prof. Zhang Lidong (Henan University, College. of History & Archaeology)

Organising Committee 

  • Prof. Ioannis Liritzis (Archaeometry, co-Coordinator of SHAP)
  • Prof. Katerina Frantzi (Head of DMS)
  • Prof. Manolis Stefanakis (Archaeology)
  • Dr. Pantelis Volonakis (IT in Cultural Heritage)
  • Dr. Asimina Vafiadou (Archaeometry)
  • Maria Bratitsi ( [local issues]

For more information: 

Session Proposals

Proposals for holding and organizing Sessions (minimum 5 presentations) on the topics proposed above are most welcome and encouraged.

 For additional information please contact:

Prof. Ioannis Liritzis

Prof. Changhong Miao 

Mr. Alexander Westra

If you are interested in our event, please feel free to inquire about it, or to state your intention to participate. Please fill in the form below:

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