13 February 2021


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Video presentation of the Department of Humanities (UNICT)

11.00 - 11.15


11.15 - 12.00

Why is culture so important for humans? The sociobiological foundations of cultural welfare

Pier Luigi Sacco, Professor of Cultural Economics; Rectoral Delegate for European Projects and International Networks IULM University, Milan (Italy)

Chair: Romilda Rizzo (University of Catania)

12.00 - 12.20 Discussion


Social impacts

Chair: Giuseppe Politi (University of Catania)

12.20 - 12.40

Stefano Russo, Department of Humanities, University of Catania (Italy)

12.40 - 13.00

Joanna Soafer, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton (United Kingdom)

for Ben Daveport (University of Cambridge), Dr. Eirini Gallou (Historic England), Prof. Marie Louise Stig Sorensen (University of Cambridge) and Prof. David Uzzell (University of Surrey)

13.00 - 13.20

Cristiana Iommi, Department of Humanities, University of Catania; Sistema Bibliotecario Marche Sud (Polo SBN UMC) (Italy)

13.20 - 13.35 Discussion

13.35 - 15.10 Break


Modelling Systems and Management

Chair: Melania Nucifora (University of Catania)

15.10 - 15.30

Slodoban Dan Paich, Artship Foundation (USA), Anthropology-Cultural Studies Section, VB University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara (Romania)

15.30 - 15.50

Loredana Rita Scuto, Independent scholar (Italy)

15.50 - 16.05 Discussion


Technologies and socio-cultural sustainability

Chair: Simona Todaro (University of Catania)

16.05 - 16.25

Michele Rossi, Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale del CNR - Department of Business and Law, University of Siena (Italy)

for Licia Cutroni (CNR), Giuseppe Cacciaguerra (CNR), Maria Pia Maraghini (Unisi)

16.25 - 16.45

Nikolaos Trivyzadakis, Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki Region, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Greece)

16.45 - 17.05

Dimitris Krikelikos, Ephorate of Antiquities of Larisa, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Greece)

17.05 - 17.20 Discussion


Communities and territories

Chair: Salvatore Adorno (University of Catania)

17.20 - 17.40

Michela Bonato, Department of Humanities (SDS, Ragusa), University of Catania (Italy) 

17.40 - 18.00

Francesco Mannino, Associazione Officine Culturali Impresa Sociale ETS (Italy)

18.00 - 18.15 Discussion


Tourism and well-being

Chair: Salvatore Cannizzaro (University of Catania)

18.15 - 18.35

Andrea Zammitti, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania

for Concetta Caruso (Meraki ETS, Italy), Fabio Fancello (Meraki ETS, Italy), Paola Magnano (Faculty of Human Sciences and Kore University, Italy) and Giuseppe Santisi (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania)

18.35 - 18.55

Dario Alessandro Calderone, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania (Italy)

18.55 - 19.10 Discussion


19.10 - 19.30

Organized by CHAIN Team 2021