Call for Submissions - Deadline November 30, 2020

Due to circumstances beyond our control, and in the spirit of ensuring the conference takes place in good fashion, the Organising Committee has decided to postpone the conference dates to 2-4 April 2021 so as to allow the participants plenty of time to change their arrangements accordingly.
Thank you for understanding. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Organising Committee.

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 2019, 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


  • Dr. Dimitriadis, George (Instituto Terra e Memoria & CGEO-Centre of Geoscience, Group of Quaternary and Prehistory, University of Coimbra)
  • Dr. Bassiakos, Yannis (Emer. Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”)
  • Prof. Efstratiou, Nikolas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. of History & Archaeology, Greece)
  • Prof. Ganetsos, Theodoros (Department of Industrial Design and Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering – University of West Attica)
  • 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. Kassianidou, Vasiliki (University of Cyprus, Department of History and Archaeology)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Prof. Sarris, Apostolos (University of Cyprus, Chair “Sylvia Ioannou Foundation” for Digital Humanities
  • Dr. Sakellariou, Demitris (National Center for Marine Research, Athens, Marine Geologist)
  • Prof. Seglie, Dario (CeSMAP & Department of Museology, University of Turin, Italy)
  • Prof. Stefanakis, Manolis (University of the Aegean, 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

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

Accepted Sessions

Session: Reconstructing the Past at Vergina-Aegae

Organisers: Prof. Gregorios Tsokas (Lab. of Geophysics, Geology dept. Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki); Prof. (Emeritus) Chr. Paliadeli Saatsoglou (Dept. of Archaeology, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki)


Vergina is best known as the site of ancient Aigai (Αἰγαί, Aigaí, Latinized: Aegae), the first capital of Macedon. It was there when in 336 BC Philip II was assassinated in the theatre and Alexander the Great was proclaimed king. The ancient site was discovered in 1976 and excavated under the leadership of archaeologist late prof. Manolis Andronikos. The excavation unearthed the burial sites of many kings of Macedon, including the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, which, unlike so many other tombs, had not been disturbed or looted. It is also the site of an extensive royal palace. The archaeological museum of Vergina was built to house all the artifacts found at the site and is one of the most important museums in Greece. Aigai has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status as “an exceptional testimony to a significant development in European civilization, at the transition from classical city-state to the imperial structure of the Hellenistic and Roman periods”. The royal palace and the area compose an integrated set where archaeology, cultural heritage and environment are combined

Presentations are welcome concerning the research and applications on the archaeological site of Vergina and the associated proximal Macedonian environment on: Archaeology & Archaeometry, Archaeological Prospection, Geoarchaeological Issues, Sacred landscapes & religious aspects, Predictive Modelling of archaeological sites, Cultural Management, Innovation Technologies, Sustainability, 3D reconstructions, Society & Environment.

Keywords: sculptures, environmental archaeology, pigment, painting, tomb, artifacts, monuments, sustainability


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:

Submit your abstract here