The First Conference of the Black Sea Project, The Economic and Social Development of the Port-Cities of the Northern Black Sea Coast, Late 18th –Beginning of the 20th century will take place in Odessa during 22-27 September 2013. The venue of the conference is in the Hellenic Foundation for Culture-Odessa Branch. The project “The Black Sea and its port-cities from the 18th to the 20th century. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy” is included in the Thalis Programme "Reinforcement of the Interdisciplinary and/or inter-institutional Research and Innovation" of the operational action “Education and Life Long Learning” which is co-sponsored by the E.U. and the Greek Ministry of Education. The Conference is co-organised with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture-Odessa Branch and the State Archives of Odessa Region.
The aim of the conference is to present the first results of the research in the project and to present papers related to its themes. The project seeks the identification, analysis and synthesis of the economic and social develοpment of 20 port-cities of the Black Sea that formed an integrated market that became the larger grain-exporting area in the world in the nineteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Organising Committee
Dr Evrydiki Sifneos (coordinator of the research of the northern Black Sea coast, National Research Foundation)
Professor Gelina Harlaftis (project coordinator, Ionian University)
Sofronis Paradeisopoulos (Hellenic Foundation for Culture – Odessa Branch)
Lilya Bilousova, (State Archive of Odessa Region)
Dr Alexandra Papadopoulou (Researcher, Ionian University)
Maria Konstantinidi (Researcher, Ionian University)
Official website of the Black Sea Project: http://blacksea.gr
Information about the Conference: http://blacksea.gr/en/conferences
The attached compressed folder contains the program and the poster of the conference.