Research Programs

A. INTERNATIONALLY AND NATIONALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS
&
B. RESEARCH PROGRAMS
WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE STUDIES -
SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF THE PELOPONNESE

In the following report, we will present the action programs, both internationally and nationally funded, in which the Department of Theatre Studies has participated as partner, contractor, or cooperating institution. During the implementation of these programs the Department of Theatre Studies collaborated with international universities, theatrical organisations and NGOs, and often assessed very positively by both international partners and funding agencies, taking a very high score on the quality of its deliverables (research, publications, theatrical performances, pilot workshops, ‘training the trainers’ projects, audio-visual material etc.). Some of the countries with which we have worked so far in the framework of these programs are: France, Hungary, Spain, UK, Denmark, Cyprus, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Germany, et al. Our transnational partners appreciated the staff of the Department for their professionalism, their competence to carry out complex research projects, and their management skills. In that follows, we will also refer to the international youth exchange programs, and the international intercultural theatre camps in which the Department of Theatre Studies participated as a collaborating institution, as well as the activities of the Faculty and staff of the Department within the context of funded programs. We believe that the technical expertise acquired through the implementation of these programs as well as the network created through the establishment of international partnerships will allow the Department of Theatre Studies to manage as the Program Leader large international projects .

A. EUROPEAN PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE STUDIES (PARTICIPATION AS PARTNERS)
(Presented in chronological order)


1. ‘Art, migration and intercultural adaptation’ The 2nd International “Train the Trainers” Workshop based on the ARIADNE Program (FR-2013-441-002).

Program/ Funding body: LLP GRUNDTVIG, TRAINERS' TRAINING PROGRAM – THE NATIONAL AGENCIES FOR EUROPEAN PROGRAMS OF THE PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
Implementing Bodies:
Elan Interculturel (France) (Coordination)
The Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese (Greece)
Osmosis- Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education (Greece)
Artemisszio Foundation (Hungary)

Date/Location of the Program: 21-25 October 2013, Paris

Description of the Program: 15 teachers and animators from France, Hungary, UK, Romania, Slovenia and Finland were trained over the course of a five-day conference on the use of art (theatre, dance, visual and digital media) for the intercultural adaptation (naturalization) of immigrants.

Scientific Coordinator (for the Department of Theatre Studies): Christina Zoniou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP)
Working team:
Christina Zogiou (University of the Peloponnese - Department of Theatre Studies - Greece)
Vera Varhegyi (Elan Interculturel - France)
Viktoria Jako (Artemisszio Foundation - Hungary)
Francesco Moretti (Osmosis Intercultural - Greece)

2. ARIADNE – Arts & Intercultural Adjustment in New Environments, 510255-LLP-1-2010-1-FR-Grundtvig-GMP.

Program/ Funding body: The European Program for Lifelong Learning LLP GRUNDTVIG MULTILATERAL, European Commission

Implementing Bodies:
Elan Interculturel (France) (Coordination)
The Department of Theatre Studies- University of the Peloponnese (Greece)
The Complutense University of Madrid– Research Team ‘Application of the Arts in Social Inclusion: Art, Therapy and Inclusion’ (Spain)
Artemisszio Foundation (Hungary)
Osmosis- Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education (Greece)
Momentum Arts (United Kingdom)
TAN Dance (United Kingdom)

Date/Location of the Program: 15/1/2011-31/12/2012, Greece, Spain, UK, France, Hungary

Description of the Program: The aim of the program was to inform the public on how art can contribute to the development of the skills which are necessary for the intercultural adaptation of the immigrants and the members of the host community. Upon its completion the program was evaluated with a very high score, and distinguished as one of the ‘good practise’ of the lifelong learning program.

Activities of the Program:
As part of the program, the international team took part in:
• Research work: Systematization of the relevant theories; overview of the international bibliography related to the arts and the intercultural adaptation; data collection of the international ‘best practices’ and the appropriate evaluation methodologies; creation of a list of metrics (qualitative and quantitative indicators).
• 6 International Working Group Meetings (Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Nafplio, Cambridge)
• 14 pilot programs with the participation of immigrants and natives, using different art forms (theatre forum, dance, visual arts, photography, audio-visual media, creative writing etc.) with the aim of developing intercultural adaptation. International Conference in Budapest, Hungary on the 29th and 30th of November 2012, with the aim of presenting the results of the program, conducting participatory workshops, and applying the same art forms that were used by the participating organisations at the pilot programs . Participation of delegates from many European countries than those of the program.
• Electronic and print publication of a 220 page book entitled ‘Art of adaptation: Manual of artistic tools for immigrants’ which was translated into all of the languages of the program, i.e. English, Spanish, Hungarian and Greek. The book contains articles on the theory, application and results of the program as well as a description of its activities, edited by Berta de la Dehesa, Marián López Fdz. Cao, Veronika Szabó, Enikő Tarján, Vera Várhegyi, and Christina Zoniou.

The Greek team, which was consisted of researchers and lecturers from the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese and the Osmosis Centre of Arts and Intercultural Education, organized:
• Two pilot programs- 60-hour theatre forum workshops in collaboration with the African Women’s Union of Greece. Both Greek and immigrant women participated in these workshops, which took place in Athens on the premises of the African Women’s Union, from September 2011 to May 2012.
• A play: a selected group of women who took part in the above-mentioned two workshops prepared a play for the Forum Theatre entitled ‘Say no to racism from the cradle’, which was performed in cultural venues and festivals from May to June 2012, and has also been performed in festivals and various events after the completion of the program.
• European Seminar on “Train the Trainers” (LLP Grundtvig Trainers’ Training) with the title ”The Arts and the Adaptation of Immigrants to new cultural Environments” in Nafplio 10-14 September 2012, co-ordinated by the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese, and with the participation of 22 teachers from Greece, France, Spain, Wales, Hungary, England and Finland.
• Dissemination: The results of the Greek team’s program were presented in conferences in Greece [i.e. Boemi N. & Zoniou, C.,2013, forthcoming). Forum Theatre with African Women: a critical and performative ethnographic research. Proceedings of the International Conference “The Viewing of Politics and the Politics of Viewing: Theatre Challenges in the Age of Globalized Communities”, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 18 – 20 April 2013]. The results were also published in Greek journals and magazines [i.e. Boemi, N., Papadopoulou, I. & Zoniou, C. (2012). The Theatre of the Self. . Journal of Adult Education vol.26, pp.9-15.)
• Publications in Greek: Boemi, N. & Zoniou, C. (2013). Ariadne– The Arts and Intercultural Adaptation. Artistic Workshops with groups of Immigrants. Athens, Grigori Publications/ Department of Theatrical Studies, School of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese.
Program Website: http://www.ariadne4art.eu/page/to-programma-ariadne/

Coordinator (for the DTS): Christina Zogiou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP)
Working team (of the DTS): Alkistis Kontogianni, Professor and Head of the Department of Theatre Studies, Christina Zoniou, EEDIP, Antonia Vasiliakou, EEDIP, Maria Spyridopoulou, EEDIP, Angelos Gounaras, Specialized Technical and Scientific Assistant (ETEP), and with the participation of Asterios Tsiaras, AssistantProfessor.


3. Camille Claudel ΙΙΙ: Ästhetische Bildung in europäischen Dimensionen»

Program/ Funding body: European Program LLP ΕRASMUS IPS
Implementing Bodies:
Co-ordinated by the Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule University and their associates, the following Universities from Austria, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania and Cyprus:

- Bauhaus Universität Weimar/Fakultät für Kunst und Design
- Pädagogoische Hochschule Heidelberg
- Institut Stuki Universytet Slaski
- Katowicack Filia w Cieszynie
- Siauliu Universitetas
- Hogeshool Antwerpen
- Apor Vilmos Katolikus Föiskola
- University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
- Teachers Faculty in Zagreb Uciteljski Fakultet
- Pädagogische Hochschule der Steiermark
- Karlsstad Universität
- European University Cyprus
- Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule
- University of the Peloponnese

Date/Location of the Program: 15 - 25 June 2009, Venice.

Description of the Program: During the program artistic media were used in order to promote understanding of the Holocaust in Europe and the Ghetto of Venice, the first ghetto in the history of Europe. The objective was to raise awareness about the rich history of the Jews of Venice and Europe and the Holocaust, through the medium of art. Lecturers and students of the participating universities also visited the International Exhibition of Biennale in Venice, and created and performed multi-ethnic works of art using theatre, drawing, video, slide presentations, photographs etc.

Activities of the Program:
The Greek team consisted of 4 students (with a basic knowledge of Italian) and two teaching assistants. During the exchange the following actions took place:
• Historical research in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Greece regarding the history of the Holocaust
• Artistic preparation of the participating Greek students
• Theatrical workshop for the foreign group of students at the Collegio degli Armeni
• Organised guides for the international group of students and teaching assistants in the Greek Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
• Location Scouting in the Venetian ghetto
• Processing/ implementation of a multi-dimensional media project (with sound, images, action, theatrical play, and participation of the public): theatrical performance based on the Jewish society and the Holocaust in Greece and in Venice, and presented at the Collegio degli Armeni.

Apart from the above, the deliverables of the program included:
1) A 25,000 character essay in English on the history of the Holocaust in Greece and racism in our country today, which was prepared and delivered by the Greek team during on their arrival in Venice
(Maria Spyridopoulou (2009), ‘The Holocaust of Greek Jews. The Judeo-Greek tradition and the Jewish communities of Greece’ in F. Pirstinger (ed.), Aesthetic Education in European Dimensions, http://www.itae.at/ty3/images/stories/downloads/pdf/book_camille_claudel_III.pdf, pp. 30-37.)

2) An review of the artistic intervention of the Greek team in a 20 000 character essay in English (Maria Spyridopoulou and the Greek team (2009), ‘Greeks in Venice, On the experience and the work in Venice’ in F. Pirstinger (ed.), Aesthetic Education in European Dimensions, http://www.itae.at/ty3/images/stories/downloads/pdf/book_camille_claudel_III.pdf, pp. 82-91)
3) The produced audio-visual material.

Scientific Coordinator: Stavros Perentidis, Professor, Head of Department of Theatre Studies
Communications Manager: Christina Zoniou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP)
Work team (of DTS): Maria Spyridopoulou, member of EEDIP (Scientific supervision), Christina Zoniou, member of EEDIP (Artistic Supervision)


4. mPPACT: Developing a Methodology for Pupil and Performing Arts- Centered Teaching
Program/Funding Body: A multi-lateral three-year Socrates program, European Commission Comenius 2.1.
Implementing Bodies: Partnership between the University of the Peloponnese (Greece), the University of Winchester (UK), Cyprus College (Cyprus), Aspire Trust Ltd. (UK), The Pan-Hellenic Training Network for Theatre in Education (Greece), the European Performers House (Denmark), The Directorate of Secondary Education in Eastern Attica (Greece).
Date/Location of the program: 2006-2009, Greece (Nafplio and Athens), Cyprus, UK, Denmark.

Description of the Program: The mPPact program involved research related to the implementation of performing arts in education in Greece, UK, Cyprus and Denmark. The program was based on the theme of ‘identity’ in an ever-changing Europe. The program included the training of the teachers in order to equip them with the appropriate tools to deal with the alienation existing in our era due to the modern way of life– the feeling of alienation from the ‘other’ but also of one’s self – in order to promote participation and collaboration in a constantly changing world. The goal of mPPact program was to cultivate a new educational practise in Europe, which would a) deal with contemporary social reality and its projection and reflection within the classroom, b) acknowledge a new and more complex role for the teacher as an educator and c) to use the creativity, imagination and critical thought of the pupils to allow them to construct their own world.

Activities of the Program:
Publication: Alex Mavrocordatos (Εd.) (2009). The mPPACT Manifest - methodology for a Pupil and Performing Arts - Centered Teaching. Gamlingay, Sandy: Authors OnLine.

Conferences
• ‘mPPACT: Methodology for education focused on the pupil and the performing arts,’ University of the Peloponnese, School of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre Studies, 24-27 September, 2009
• ‘Education through Art : an everlasting synergy,’ Contact Seminar, Comenius 2.1, State Scholarships Foundation-IKY, Athens, November 2005

Meetings:
• 2-8 February 2009, Denmark. Presentation of schools. Meeting of the Partners of the Program.
• 24 October 2008, Athens, One-day conference organized by the Greek participating partners
• 4-11 October 2008, Denmark. Applied Seminar addressed to the educators. Meeting of the Partners of the Program
• 26 March - 3 April 2008, Athens, Meeting of Greek and British partners, educational and information workshops, dissemination of results.
• 14- 17 February 2008, Nicosia, Cyprus. Presentation of schools. Meeting and evaluation of the partners.
• 19 December 2007, Athens, Meeting of the Greek participating partners and the educators of the program. Assessment and planning.
• 2-8 October 2007, Nicosia, Cyprus. Meeting of the partners and seminar for the educators.
• 26 September 2007, Athens. Meeting of the Greek partners, evaluation of the implementation of the Greek work
• 22, 23, 24, 25 June 2007 Athens. Presentations of schools, meeting and evaluation of the work of the partners of the program.
• 17 May 2007 Athens. Meeting with Greek associates
• 10 March 2007, Athens. mPPACT conferencewith the participation of the educators, and the scientific advisors from Greece and Britain.
• 21 January 2007, Athens. Trainers’ meeting
• 12-13-14 & 19-20 January 2007, Athens. Seminar for the educators and students of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese
• 6-10 December 2006, Nafplio. 1st Train the Trainers’ Workshop
• 3-5 December 2006, Nafplio. 1st Steering Group
• 11 October 2006: Athens. Meeting of Greek collaborating organisations. First stage of preparation for the program implementation in Greece from December to July 2007.
Website: http://dide-anatol.att.sch.gr/perival/FAKELOS_THEATRO/indexMPPACT.htm και
http://www.theatroedu.gr/Portals/38/main/old_pages/mPPact/

Coordinator: Anna Tsichli, EEDIP
Work Group (of the DTS): Anna Tsichli, EEDIP, Christina Zoniou, EEDIP, with the participation of Assistant Professor Asterios Tsiaras, who was tenure-track lecturer of the Department of Theatre Studies at that time.

B. RESEARCH PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION WITH THE COLLABORATION AND PARTICIPATION FROM GREEK AND FOREIGN RESEARCHERS


“Cultural Transfer and National Character in Nineteenth-century Greek Periodicals” (Acronym: Chrysallis)

Program/ Funding body: Part of the inter-university and inter-disciplinary research program “THALIS” (“Strengthening of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research and innovation with the ability to attract a high standard of researchers from abroad by conducting basic and applied research) in which the Department of Theatre Studies participates as a collaborating department.

Implementing bodies:
Co-ordinating institution: Department of Theatre Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Athens.
Co-ordinator of research proposal: Anna Tambaki, Professor of the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Athens / Visiting researcher at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (INE/EIE)
Collaborating Institutions:
a) Department of French Language and Philology, University of Athens
b) Department of German Language and Philology, University of Athens
c) Department of Theatre Studies, School of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese
d) Department of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Collaborating organisations:
a) Department of Philology, University of Athens b) Modern Greek Research Institute National Hellenic Research Foundation (EIE).

Date/Location of the program: February 2012-September 2015 (44 months)

Description of the program: Research and codification of the theoretical perceptions of the inter-cultural relations and metaphors transmissions, which are expressed in critical texts, original and translated, published in magazines from the 19th century. The study aims to examine the way in which concepts and approaches which deal with the “other” (alien) constitute a basic axis for the formulation of the meaning of ‘national’ literature and the multiple forms of identity –such as, for example, national, European, Balkan– that have been ascribed to it.

Participants: 15 Faculty members, 2 scientific collaborators, 20 postgraduate students and doctoral candidates.
The Department of Theatre Studies participates in the third research team with the research title: “Theoretical approaches of inter-cultural relations and metaphors: The national literature between the alien and the familiar”

Work team – Participating Faculty of the Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese:
Angeliki Spyropoulou, Assistant Professor, member of the Main Research Team
Dr. Maria Spyridopoulou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP), scientific coordinator of the 3rd research team


C.NATIONALLY FUNDEDPROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE STUDIES (co-ordination or participation)

“Intercultural education, interpersonal relations and the theatre,” Southern Greece’s school network

Program/ Funding body: EPEAEK II- Action D, National Youth Foundation

Implementing bodies:
The Program Leader, that is the Department of Theatre, School of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese implemented the above-mentioned program in collaboration with the Department of Pre-school Education of the University of Thessaly, the Directorate of Primary Education of Argolida (the Faculty of Health Education and the Centre for Information, Awareness and Prevention from Substance Addiction of the prefecture of Argolida.


Date/Location of the program: January 2007 – January 2008, Nafplio and the prefectures of Argolida, Laconia, Corinth, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Rethymno, Chania, Heraklion and Lassithi.

Description of the program: the program involved the creation of a network of 13 schools from the regions of the Peloponnese, Crete and the Southern Aegean in order to address the challenges which multiculturalism poses in schools, using theatre as a tool alongside other experimental teaching methods. During the program, the responsible teachers from the participating schools and the persons in charge of the Faculty of Health Education of the Directorate of Primary Education from the prefectures of Argolida, Laconia, Corinth, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Rethymno, Chania, Heraklion and Lassithi received specialized training on Intercultural Education, Field Work,, and methodologies on how to use Theatre in Education as well as on other forms of applied theatre. The training took place at the University of the Peloponnese in February 2007. Then, the teachers who completed the training implemented respective educational programs on intercultural education in their own school units, which were evaluated and collected in a handbook for schoolteachers.

Activities:
• “TRAIN THE TRAINERS” (February 2007) In the first stage, the assigned educators from the participating schools of Argolis, Laconia, Corinth, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Rethymno, Chania, Heraklion and Lassithi, as well as the persons in charge from the Faculty of Health Education of the respective Directorates of Primary Education were trained over the course of a five-day workshop on Intercultural Education, Field Work, and teaching methodologies on how to incorporate Theatre in Education as well as other forms of so-called applied theatre. The informative meetings took place in the halls of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese.
• IMPLEMENTATION IN SCHOOLS (March-June 2007) Following the informative meetings, the educators implemented the same program in their own schools, each one of them emphasizing on aspects of inter-culturalism that corresponded to his/her personal interests. Often the assigned educators would enrich their program with other related activities, and connect it with other programs which were taking place in their schools.
• SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE The results of the program were presented in a scientific conference entitled “Intercultural Education, Interpersonal Relations and the Theatre” which was open to the public and held at the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese, (the L. Tasopoulou Hall) on the 12th of January 2008. Among the speakers were: Christina Zoniou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP), Nasia Choleva, theatre educator of the Pan-Hellenic network for theatre in education, Giorgos Moschos, Assistant Ombudsman for children’s rights, Alkistis Kontogianni, Drama educator, Associate Professor at the University of Thessaly, Glykeria Arapi, sociologist, program evaluator, Anna Tsichli, theatrologist, director, and (EEDIP) of the University of the Peloponnese, Marina Kalara, teacher, Katerina Galina, teacher, Vaia Manoli, teacher, Aglaia Tzoka, teacher, Paula Dedi, teacher.
• PROGRAM DELIVERABLES: A printed handbook for school teachers and the creation of a CD-rom with the program activities and the outcomes as well audiovisual material. The CD-rom and the printed handbook were disseminated to all participating people, implementing bodies, and schools.
Scientific Coordinator/project manager: Christina Zoniou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP).
Work team (Department of Theatre Studies)
Christina Zoniou, EEDIP
Anna Tsichli, EEDIP
Collaborators:
Eleni Aivali, Person-in-chief of the Health Education in Argolida
Alkistis Kontogianni, Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies of University of the Peloponnese (at the time of implementation Associate Professor at the University of Thessaly)
Konstantinos Magos, Assistant professor at the University of Thessaly, (at the time of implementation Lecturer of the University of Thessaly)
Angeliki Bavella, Psychologist, and Scientific coordinator of the Centre of information, Awareness and Prevention from Addictive Substances of the Prefecture of Argolida
Gianna Kavvelou, Social worker, and member of the Centre for Information, Awareness and Prevention from Addictive Substances of the Prefecture of Argolida
Glykeria Arapi, sociologist


D. INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGES/ INTERNATIONAL INTERCULTURAL THEATRICAL CAMPS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE STUDIES (CO-ORDINATION OR PARTICIPATION)
(in chronological order)

1. “Acting for Austerity”- Intercultural Theatrical Camp

European youth exchange program “NEW GENERATION IN ACTION, MEASURE 1.1.” (INSTITUTE OF YOUTH AND LIFELONG LEARNING/ LAERGAS) was implemented in two phases with the active involvement of the Centre for Arts and Intercultural Education / Osmosis (Greece) and the Crooked House Theatre Company (Ireland) and with the participation and support of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese.

Location/date of the program:
1. Ancient Assini, Argolida, 25/8 – 3/9/2012
2. Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, 5-13/8/2013

Description: The program aimed at exploring whether life of the young people residing in Greece and Ireland under conditions of austerity can use their theatrical skills on a professional level to be employed as theatrical animators. The program had developmental, educational and cultural objectives , alongside specialized training on contemporary forms of theatrical expression (participatory and Site Specific performances, Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, Viewpoints, Body movement theatre and theatre for children and teenagers). The program took place in two separately funded stages:

1. Ancient Assini, Argolida, 25/8 – 3/9/2012 (25 young people and trainers)
2. Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, 5-13/8/2013 (44 young people and trainers)
The third and final stage of the program is currently being planned and is due to take place in Nafplio, with the aim of allowing the young people who were trained to be animators in the last two stages to play the role of animator themselves.
video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFJwLuuQ3C8

Scientific Coordinator (for the Department of Theatre Studies) : Christina Zoniou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP at the Department of Theatre Studies)
Work Team: Christina Zoniou, (EEDIP at the Department of Theatre Studies), Peter Hussey, (Crooked house Theatre Company), Patricia Lazou (student at the Department of Theatre Studies) Alina Sapranidou (graduate of the Department of Theatre Studies) Melina Plasti (Osmosis) Martha Koskina (Osmosis) Babis Koutounides (Osmosis), Μary Duffin (Crooked House Theatre Company), Μo Kaddhem (Crooked house Theatre Company), Rachel Lally (Crooked house Theatre Company), Keith Burke (Crooked house Theatre Company).


2. “Intercultural Theatrical Workshop- Theatre Forum”
Program/Funding body: 3rd Framework for Community Support, 2000-2006, Operational Program “Employment and vocational Training” of the Ministry of Employment and Social Protection, Measure 6- “Enhancing employment opportunities for the unemployed with the active participation of NGOs, second cycle”.


Implementing bodies:
OSMOSIS- Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education, in collaboration with the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese and the theatrical groups Tri-boo and Sottoteatro from Florence, with the support of the Municipality of Nafplio and the Municipal Organization for Cultural Development of Nafplio (DEPAN), the Art Shop, the restaurants Aiolos, Nafplios and Imioro, and the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

Location/Date of the Program: Drepano- Nafplio, 15/2/2008 - 15/11/2008.

Description: With the participation of young people from Greece and Italy as well as the students and faculty of the DTS, a 10-day theatrical and inter-cultural workshop took place regarding the participatory form of theatre forum which resulted in an intercultural and multilingual theatrical performance, open to the public. The results were evaluated and disseminated via a produced CD-rom.

Scientific Coordinator: Christina Zoniou
Work Team (for the Department of Theatre Studies) Christina Zogiou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP). Anna Tsichli, EEDIP, Angelos Gounara, Specialized Scientific and Technical Assistant (EETEP).
International animation team: David Pammenter, Fabrizio Martini, Michele Redaelli, Serena Mannelli.

3. Participation in the students section (Scenofest) of the Prague Quadrennial Εxhibition of Scenography

Funding and implementing body: University of the Peloponnese

Location/Date of Implementation: Prague, June 2007

Description: In June 2007 the Department of Theatre Studies and the student who are majoring and/or specializing in Scenography and Costume Design participated successfully with a teamwork project created during their last academic year (2006-7), at the student section (Scenofest) of the Prague Quadrennial Exhibition of Scenography, which is one of the biggest international events on the art of Scenography and is taking place in Prague every four years since 1967. The result of this activity was the agreement for a bilateral collaboration in the form of a 10-day workshop between the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese (specialization choice in Scenography and Costume Design) and the Department of Scenography of the Theatrical Academy of Prague (DAMU). From November to December 2007 (26/11 - 5/12/2007) the first part of the aforementioned collaboration took place, with the participation of 7 Czech and 7 Greek students and 2 professors (one Czech and one Greek coordinator/supervisor) in a ten-day workshop on scenography and costume design on the topic “Ancient Comedy in the Ancient Theatre of the Epidaurus” with the support of local organisations (The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, the Municipalities of Nafplio, Mycenae and Asklipieiou) and with the participation of technical specialists, the technical director of the Epidaurus Festival and important Greek scenographers. In May 2008 the second part of the collaboration took place in Prague with the organization of a 10-day workshop entitled “Action Scenography”.

Scientific Coordinator: Sofia Pantouvaki, scientific collaborator and teaching assistant in the Department of Theatre Studies, elected Lecturer (pending appointment)
Work Team: Sofia Pantouvaki, Asi Dimitroulopoulou, scientific collaborator and teaching assistant in the Department of Theatre Studies, and collaboratoring teaching assistant Konstantinos Zamanis, Andreas Skourtis and Adonis Volanakis.

4.“Pursuing Persephone” Intercultural Theatrical Camp

Program and Funding body: Youth in Action, Measure 1.1., General Secretariat for Youth

Implementing bodies:
OSMOSIS- Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education, Youth Human Rights Club at the Balkan Centre for Regional Development, Bulgaria, The Bielsko Artistic Association Grodzki Theatre, Poland, -Arbeit, Bildung und Forschung, e.V., Germany, in collaboration with the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese

Location/ Date: Drepano, Nafplio, August to September 2006

Description: An intercultural theatrical camp with the participation of students from the Department of Theatre Studies and young people from vulnerable social groups (Roma, rehabilitated drug addicts, disadvantaged people) from Greece, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria and Italy with the support of various organisations. It consisted of a 10-day theatre and intercultural workshop which resulted in an intercultural and multilingual theatrical performance which was open to the public. The program was evaluated and the results were disseminated via CD-ROM.

Scientific Coordinator: Christina Zoniou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP)
Work team: Christina Zoniou, EEDIP, and Angelos Gounaras, Specialized Technical and Scientific Assistant (ETEP)


5.“Pursuing Orpheus” Intercultural Theatrical Camp

Program and funding body: Youth in Action, Measure 1.1., General Secretariat for Youth


Implementing Bodies:
Osmosis - Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education in partnership with the Bielskie Stowarzyszenier Artystyczne Teatr Grodzki of Poland.

Location/Date of the program: Tolo and Nafplio, August to September 2005

Description: Intercultural theatrical camp with the participation of students from the Department of Theatrical Studies and young people from vulnerable social groups (Roma, rehabilitated drug addicts, disadvantaged people) from Greece and Poland with the support of different organisations. It consisted of a 10-day theatre and intercultural workshop which resulted in an intercultural and multilingual theatrical performance which was open to the public. The program was evaluated and the results were disseminated via CD-ROM.

Scientific Coordinator /project leader: Christina Zoniou

Ε. PARTICIPATION OF TEACHERS IN INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PROGRAMS FUNDED BY OTHER BODIES (selected list)

1.«ARTiT», European Program for Lifelong Learning , LLP Grundtvig
The program was coordinated by the Greek Open University, with Alexis Kokkos as the scientific coordinator. ARTiT is a transnational Grundtvig program which aims to develop an innovative “train the trainers” methodology that will allow the trainers to plan their own training curricula based on the systematic observation of Works of Art and thus promote critical thinking and creativity to adult trainees.

Participating educator: Professor Alkistis Kontogianni

2 European Operational Program for Education and Lifelong Learning “Diapolis” Education of alien and repatriated pupils, implemented by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, especially in Action 3 “Developing intercultural communication in schools” of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Ioannina, with the scientific supervision of the Associate Professor Giorgos Nikolaou of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Ioannina.

The “Diapolis” program is a nation-wide program which is implemented in primary and secondary Greek state schools in parts of the country where alien or repatriated students represent more than 10% of the school’s population. “Diapolis” program is addressed to both pupils and teachers because it improves the educational work of the schools, preparing them to deal with the upcoming challenges of the multicultural society. The program aims to improve the school performance of repatriated and foreign pupils who are attending the Greek schools in order to ensure that they have equal opportunities in education as such of the native students, and be socially integrated.
Website: http://www.diapolis.auth.gr/index.php/tautotita-praksis

Participating educator: Professor Alkistis Kontogianni

6. International research team from the Universities of Oxford, Erlangen and Athens (Department of Music) for the publication of the findings of the “Tomb of the Poet” in Daphne (which dates back to 430-420 BC and is kept in the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.) The results of this research, which belong to the field of performing arts of the antiquity, have been published in the international journal Greek and Roman Musical Studies 1 (2013) and 2 (2014). As part of this program, Dr. Ioanna Karamanou, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre Studies, published the oldest surviving Greek papyrus, which contains fragments of a poetic text. Participation since July 2013.
Participating educator: Dr. Ioanna Karamanou, Assistant Professor

7. Research program for the writing of the Dictionnaire des écrivains francophones de l’Europe du sud-est (‘Dictionary of French writers of South-East Europe’) of the Lab of Comparative Literarure of the Department of French Language and Philology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Lab of Comparative Literature of the University of Bucharest, under the supervision of Professor G. Freris.

Participating educator: Maria Spyridopoulou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP)

8. FP7-ICT-StrokeBack: “Telemedicine System Empowering Stroke Patients to Fight Back”. Grant no: 288692 (http://www.strokeback.eu) 2011-2014

The Stroke Back project which was completed in2014 has resulted in the creation of an up-to-data monitoring system for healthcare. This system, by using cutting-edge audio-visual technology amongst other things, will contribute to the treatment and recovery of patients after a stroke incident. The aim of this specific project is to enable remote patient monitoring and treatment when the patients are alone and in their own homes, that is, far away from the hospital environment and without the assistance of their relatives. This is a project which combines science, art and technology. The artistic team worked on issues related to the 3D virtual reality by creating avatars, observing body movements from a distance, etc. in order to send information data from the patient’s home to the hospital and vice-versa via an electronic health system.
The program coordinator is Pr. Peter Langendörfer, IHP innovations for high performance. Website: http://www.strokeback.eu/

Participating educator: Emmanuela Vogiatzaki- Kroukofski, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP)

9. COST HDRi: Digital capture, storage, transmission and display of real-world lighting, Grant No: IC1005-HDRi (http://www.ic1005-hdri.com) 2010-2014

The HDRi Cost Action, was completed in 2014 and aimed to resolve issues related to difficult lighting conditions or created by sudden changes in light in front of the camera lens and/or video camera. The project involves capturing and digitally recording static or moving images as well as the storage and transmission of the image in HDR quality. 18 countries and 37 academic institutions are participating in the research.
The Program coordinator is Pr. Alan Chalmers, Warwick University. Website: http://www.ic1005-hdri.com/node/11

Participating teacher: Emmanouela Bogiatzaki-Kroukofski, member of EEDIP

10. Theatrical and educational programs with the use of Forum Theatre on prevention and social inclusion: Escape/ Small Scenes of Everyday Violence, 2009-2010
One-year program of the General Secretariat for Youth (Supporting Activities and Initiatives for young people) implemented in 12 secondary schools and colleges in Eastern Attica.
Partnering organisations: The Directorate of Secondary Education for Eastern Attica, Osmosis- Centre for the Arts and Intercultural Education, Greek Department for International Amnesty and the Pan-Hellenic Network for Theatre in Education, Athens, 2009-2012.
Publication: Govas, N & Zoniou, Ch ed. (2010), Theatre and educational programs with the Forum Theatre techniques on prevention and social inclusion. Athens: Osmosis.
Pan-Hellenic Network for Theatre in Education- http://dide-anatol.att.sch.gr/perival/FAKELLOS_DIAFYGES/theatro%20forum21.5_low.pdf

Participating educator: Christina Zoniou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP)

11. International Research Project “Tabula Imperii Romani” of the Academy of Athens
The project is about a series of maps and topographical-historical lists that depict all regions of the Roman Empire. The Greek participation in the program, which ultimately is under the auspices of the Union Academique Internationale and the Association Internationale d’ Archeologie Classique, is coordinated by the Research Centre of Antiquity of the Academy of Athens.

Participating educator: Dr. Maria Mikedaki, Lecturer

12. Research on the presence of different population groups in Argolis.
This research program is implemented by the 25th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities regarding the preparation of the Argos Museum for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Argolis. The project was funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) and the Ministry of Culture. The research project is still running.

Participating educator Maria Velioti, Assistant Professor

13. Theatrical Performance "HECUBA, HEKABE, HECABE, HECUBE, ΕΚΑΒΗ PROJECT" in the “Festival of Immigrants in Greece” (Project 1.4.a/11)
The festival is part of the Annual Program of the European Fund for the Integration of Citizens from Third World Countries (2011), and is particularly relevant to the Priority 1 “Actions for for applying common basic principles of social immigrant integration in the European Union” and the Action 1.4/11 for “Promoting inter-culturalism as a fundamental mechanism for the integration of third-world nationals legally residing in host countries of the European Union.” According to the organization requirements, the “Festival of Immigrants in Greece” takes place in 3 Greek cities, and includes performances by musicians, and other representative groups from the immigrant communities, film screenings and exhibitions related to issues and experiences of immigration, radio broadcasts of selected narratives (stories/experiences) of immigrants, and theatrical performances with the participation of immigrants at every stage of production. Within this framework the project was undertaken by the G. Lykiardopoulos & SIA EE Highway Productions Company alongside the Cultural Platform for Albanian Immigrants in Greece (SPAME) and Asi Dimitropoulou participated as a scenographer and costume designer in the play "HECUBA, HEKABE, HECABE, HECUBE, ΕΚΑΒΗ PROJECT", which was based on the work of Euripides (translated by S. Evangelatos) but also the texts written by C. Cavafy and G. Seferis, African folk tales, and Albanian folk poems and funeral songs, directed by E. Fezoggari, and performed in the Thesion Theatre. This event also gave the participants the opportunity to undertake a study of the intercultural characteristics of the Balkan costumes.
Participating educator: Asi Dimitrolopoulou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant(EEDIP)

14. International Program entitled “A Ηeaven on Earth”
“A Heaven on Earth” is a biennial (2013-2014) cultural program of performing arts, which includes groups of artists from Greece (Odyssey), Spain (LAMOV), Turkey (Simya), Great Britain (University of Plymouth), France (Illustrations Confuses) and Italy (Atelier Cuncheon) and is inspired by the famous novelist and political activist Jean Genet. The program is funded by the Cultural Program of the European Union CULTURE. Website: http://www.heavenonearth2014.eu/
Results of the program:
a) Seminars/Workshops
b) Film production
c) Playwriting
d) Photography Exhibition
e) Production of a play
f) Colloquia
g) Production of a DVD of the program
Participating educator: Antonia Vasiliakou, Specialized Research and Teaching Assistant (EEDIP)


F. PROGRAMS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PELOPONNESE WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE STUDIES

1. European business program for education and life-long learning “Internship for Students” of the University of the Peloponnese. The program was coordinated by Professor Athanasios Katsis from the Department of Social and Educational Policy of the University of the Peloponnese.
Description:
The Internship Program began in 2006, three years after the Department of Theatre Studies was established (2003). The program objective is to organise Internships for the students from the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese. As a result of the nature of the studies and the scope of the Department of Theatre Studies, which has a mainly theoretical-research based character related to the history and theory of the theatre as well as the analysis of the theatrical performance, and the theatrical education, this project is being implemented with the collaboration of scientific and cultural organisations/ public service organisations, the private sector, and the local authorities. One of the main goals of the project is to broaden and consolidate the collaboration with the regional cultural institutions, especially with the Public Regional Theatres, in order to gradually strengthen the local aspect, and connect the interns with their place of origin.


Responsible educator: Vassiliki Barbousi, Associate professor.

2. 2. European operational program for education and life-long learning “Accessible digital courses” of the University of the Peloponnese. The scientific coordinator of the program is Nikolaos Platis, Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Technology of the University of the Peloponnese.

Description:
The program aims to digitally distribute the educational material produced by the University of the Peloponnese. The program objective is to create adequate services in order to advertise and distribute this material online, in the form of digital educational material (class notes, exercises etc.) and multimedia material such as video lectures, podcasts etc. In this way, this material can become available regardless of time or location, for those who are immediately concerned (students, educators) as well as for society as a whole. The Department of Theatre Studies contributes to this program with several taught courses.

Responsible educator: Asterios Tsiaras, Assistant Professor


3. NSRF Act entitled “The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the University of the Peloponnese” Operational program “Education and Lifelong Learning (2007-2013) Co-funded by the European Union and National Funds.

Description:
The program objective is to develop the entrepreneurial and innovative abilities of the students. It aims to give the students an understanding of the opportunities, prospects and possibilities offered to them by society through entrepreneurial and innovative attempts and for them to develop the necessary skills and the confidence to carry out these attempts successfully. As part of the course called “The Development of New Products and Services” students of the Department under the supervision of Dr. Maria Kouri designed and carried out market research to investigate the degree to which the Department of Theatre Studies was recognised by the public, to gage the local community’s perceptions of the Department and to evaluate the effectiveness of the communication policy and activities with the Department. Following the statistical analysis of the results, the students drew up a marketing plan in order to promote the Department’s visibility. University representative: Professor Th. Kriemadis.

Responsible educator: B. Georgopoulou, Associate Professor

 

 

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