Following a one-year postponement due to the pandemic, the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies is being held in the city of Agios Nikolaos from Wednesday 5thto Sunday 9th October 2022. The Congress will be a hybrid event: participation will be possible either in person, at the conference venue, or online.
Congress sessions will be held at the Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay Hotel, divided into three sections corresponding to the three major periods in Cretan History: a) Prehistory and Antiquity; b) Byzantium and Venetian Rule; and c) Modern and Contemporary History. The main conference themes designated for all sections are: a) Subversions, revolutions, discontinuities, revolutions; and b) Health and sickness in human communities. The Congress will also include Plenary Sessions, with keynote addresses by members of the Cretan Studies academic community.
Congress sessions will be open to the public throughout, in person and via live streaming on the Congress website.
Record turnout of the scholarly community for the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies
The Society of Cretan Historical studies and the Organizing Committee of the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies thank the Cretan Studies scholarly community for its response to the invitation to participate in the Congress, which has exceeded every expectation with the submission of over 380 proposed presentations. Due to the large number of proposals, applicants will be informed of their acceptance or otherwise by Friday 20 May 2022. The members of the Scientific Committee of the Congress have undertaken the important task of anonymous peer review. The Organizing Committee expresses its warmest gratitude to them for their contribution to the Congress.
According to the decision taken during the closing session of the 12th International Congress of Cretan Studies (25 September 2016), the organization of the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies was entrusted to the Society of Cretan Historical Studies. The SCHS appointed the Congress Organizing Committee and sent out the First Circular of the Congress in July 2019, inviting an expression of interest from all those wishing to participate. The Congress was originally scheduled to take place in Agios Nikolaos in October 2021. Due to the global health situation, in December 2020 the Organizing Committee announced the postponement of the 13th ICCS by one year, to October 2022.
One-year Postponement of the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies
Due to the current global health situation, the Organizing Committee of the 13th International Congress of Cretan Studies has decided to postpone the Congress for one year, to October 2022. The submission deadline for abstracts from those wishing to participate is accordingly moved to 31 December 2021.