Atlantis Hypothesis: Looking for a Lost Land

Event title (long): 

Atlantis Hypothesis: Looking for a Lost Land

10-11 november 2008, Athens, National Hellenic Research Foundation


National Hellenic Research Foundation
Closing date for submissions: 
15 June, 2008
Event dates: 
10.11.2008 - 11.11.2008


The 2nd International Conference on the “Atlantis Hypothesis: Looking for a Lost Land” aims to serve as a forum for the presentation and constructive discussion of all the issues related to the hypothesis of the lost land of Atlantis. The purpose of the meeting is to gather specialists of all the different disciplines involved in highlighting the scientific aspects of this fascinating subject.

Greece is the most appropriate location for hosting this conference, as the ancient Greek great mind Plato formulated the Atlantis hypothesis.



Topics comprise scientific approaches to the three main questions: if, when, and where, based on research and evidences related to the following disciplines:History, Mythology, Geomythology, Philosophy, PhilologyArchaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, ArchaeometryGeography, Cartography, Geomorphology, Oceanography, ClimatologyGeology, Geophysics, Seismology, Tectonics, Geomagnetism, Volcanology, Meteors, Impactors


Oral or poster presentations based on the topics of the conference are encouraged and most welcomed for submission.Interested contributors are kindly asked to submit an extended abstract by 15 April 2008, using the Abstract Submission Form that can be found in the conference website . Non-electronic abstracts will not be accepted.All abstracts should be written in English and the size should be no less than 500 words no more than 1000 words (1 or 2 pages A4).The International Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts and the authors will be notified about acceptance of their paper by 30th May 2008.The accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book that will be given to the conference participants.Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit a full paper, which will be included in the DVD with the conference proceedings, which will be published after the conference. Detailed instructions on paper submission will be given at a later stage.The deadline for full papers submission is 15 January 2009. Papers received after this date will not be included in the conference proceedings.The organisers consider acceptance of a presentation as a commitment by at least one of the authors to register for and attend the conference to present the paper. If extenuating circumstances prevent the author from making the presentation, it is the author’s moral obligation to find an alternative presenter and to notify the organisers.Important


Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 April 2008

Notification for paper acceptance: 30 May 2008

Full papers submission:15 January 2009  

The abstract submission deadline for presentations related to the topics of Group B (Myth in Ancient Greece;  Plato and the Atlantis story; The effect of Atlantis story on modern thought) is on the 15th of June 2008.  The call for papers for presentations related to the topics of Group A has now expired. A limited number of abstracts (mainly for poster presentations) is still accepted on a space available basis.