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Technische Zivilisation und kulturelle Identitäten im Zeitalter der Globalisierung
6. Interdisziplinäres und internationales Kolloquium des Forums 'Technik und Gesellschaft'
Forum 'Technik und Gesellschaft', Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule
1.–2.10.2002 — Aachen (Deutschland)
Das Forum Technik und Gesellschaft wird in seinem 6. interdisziplinären und internationalen Kolloquium die Frage nach der Bedeutung kultureller Kontexte für den Erfolg und Misserfolg von Technologien im Dialog mit Repräsentanten aus Wissenschaft und international agierenden Unternehmen erörtern. Welche kulturellen Faktoren haben Einfluss auf Entwicklung, Vermarktung, Produktion und Einsatz von Technik? Wie prägen sie unterschiedliche Selbstverständnisse? Führen weltweit ähnliche technische Systeme und Produkte auch zu kultureller Angleichung? Vor dem Hintergrund dieser und ähnlicher Fragen setzt sich das Kolloquium zum Ziel, einen Beitrag zum besseren Verständnis der Wechselwirkungen zwischen Technik, kultureller Identität und Globalisierung zu leisten.
Equality, Rights and Diversity
Departments of Political Science, Women's Studies and the Human Rights and Human Diversity Initiative, University of Nebraska
3.–4.10.2002 — Lincoln, NE (USA)
The conference aims to examine how liberal states and liberal political theories deal with the problem of "minorities within minorities" – ie, of how to respond to minority groups that discriminate against some of their own members. The conference will examine how liberal theory is being shaped by this conflict, and to survey different practical and principled ways to respond to the problem.
Submission of proposals
Business, the Professions and the Public Sector
Biennial IIPE Conference
International Institute for Public Ethics (IIPE)
4.–7.10.2002 — Brisbane (Australia)
Core Theme - Globalising the 'Public Interest':
- Public sector ethics
- Professional ethics (including legal, medical, media, accountancy)
- Business ethics
- Military ethics
- NGOs

Issues of National and International Significance:
- East / West Dialogue on 'Public Interest'
   - The future of the relations between Islam and the West
   - Moral or ethical reasoning across cultures
   - The possibility of shared or global values
   - Tolerating and embracing difference
   - State sovereignty and human rights
- Responding to international terrorism
- Responding to asylum seekers and displaced persons
Interdisciplinary Conference
Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University
Centre for Cultural Renewal
9.–11.10.2002 — Montreal (Canada)
Can there be any consensus in a pluralist society respecting the common good? Can notions such as 'the dignity of the human person' or 'equality of persons' or 'human rights' be articulated in such a way as to guide effectively our legislators, judges, and those charged with overseeing public welfare? What role should religion play in determining the content of these notions? In shaping policies on economics, education, scientific research, foreign policy, etc.? It is often said that ours is a 'secular' society, but what exactly does that imply?
"Pluralism, Religion and Public Policy" is a project designed to bring together people from academia, law, politics and religious institutions to debate some of the foundational issues which must be faced in addressing such questions – questions which have been made all the more urgent since the tragic events of 11 September 2001.
Eine interkulturelle Perspektive
Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Philosophie
Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Philosophie
9.–12.10.2002 — München (Deutschland)
Alle Sprachen haben ihre je spezifischen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten, wenn es darum geht, Erfahrungen (auch die philosophischen) mit Hilfe der zur Verfügung stehenden Sprachmittel in der jeweiligen Tradition zum Ausdruck zu bringen. So ist es eigentlich parochial von vornherein einer Sprache die philosophische Ausdrucksfähigkeit abzusprechen. Sprache ist kein "deus ex machina" für Philosophie. Beide sind nicht auf ewig fixiert, sondern stets im Wandel begriffen. Die interkulturelle philosophische Perspektive beschreitet einen Mittelweg und vermittelt zwischen einem strengen Universalismus und einem radikalen Relativismus. Auf der international und interdisziplinär angelegten Tagung soll einer Forschungsperspektive im Grenzbereich von vergleichender Sprachwissenschaft und Philosophie anhand der Untersuchung einzelner Sprachen nachgegangen werden. In Einzelvorträgen von ausgewiesenen Fachleuten zu ausgewählten Sprachen und Methodenproblemen soll somit der Forschungsrahmen der Fragestellung selber zunächst in den Blick gebracht werden. Obwohl schon Leibniz die Fruchtbarkeit dieser Forschungsfragen sehr deutlich vor Augen gehabt hat, und diese von Humboldt im 19. und z.B. von Sapir/Whorf im 20. Jahrhundert weiterentwickelt wurden, so stehen wir dennoch in bezug auf diese Fragestellungen für den interkulturell orientierten hermeneutischen Kontext des 21. Jahrhunderts immer noch am Anfang.
Submission of papers
1st Annual Meeting
Society for Social and Political Philosophy
at the 41th Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP)
10.–12.10.2002 — Chicago, IL (USA)
The term "biopower" is almost exclusively associated with the work of Michel Foucault. In the last decade, however, the significance of the term and its usage as a suggestive invocation about a fundamental relation between life and politics has been re-examined and explored by numerous thinkers. While Foucault's investigation of "biopower" is situated within his analyses of the transformations of power accompanying the rise of the modern nation state, many recent explorations apply the term to such varied issues as the politics of AIDS, sovereignty, and the transformation of labor in global capitalism. A similar trajectory could be traced with respect to the concept of "Societies of Control". Gilles Deleuze coined the term in 1990. As with "biopower", the (re)appropriation of the term has been more than a mere application to new areas of research; it opened up "societies of control" to a multiplicity of philosophical, political, sociological, psychological, and poetico-anarchist dimensions.
What are the potentialities of these terms, or rather what are the potentialities of Social and Political Philosophy "after Foucault"? We are interested in papers that address "biopower" and "societies of control" from historical, textual, contemporary continental and multicultural, feminist, queered, and other perspectives. We are especially interested in papers that would be more than simply applications of the concepts of Foucault and Deleuze to specific situations or problems; that is, we are interested in papers that utilize and fundamentally transform the concepts in question.
Submission of proposals
12th Nordic Migration Conference
Centre for research on ethnic relations and nationalism (CEREN), University of Helsinki
10.–12.10.2002 — Helsinki (Finland)
Cultural diversity and integration are often discussed topics. A multicultural society can be described as a society where one can recognise several distinct cultures. The concept culture should to a certain extent be institutionalised, have certain stability over time and have a tendency to transfer the cultural characteristics from one generation to another. One thing that varies is how institutionalised and stable the cultural characteristics are and how well known and accepted they are amongst the surrounding society.
Migrants in the Nordic countries have increasingly come to live separate from each other. The aim of the conference is to highlight the old and the new multicultural nature of the Nordic societies with a focus on the new challenges that new cultural groups set on our societies. The working groups take up besides political and economical issues also cultural issues. A special focus is laid on immigration and integration policies in the different countries. The immigration policies are slowly becoming EU politics at the same time as the different countries pursue different forms of integration policies. Is it possible to talk about Nordic characteristics and if so, which are they?
Submission of abstracts
Preserving Intangible Values in Monuments and Sites
13th General Assembly Scientific Symposium
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
14.–18.10.2002 — Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
A. The Intangible Dimension: Concepts, Identification, Assessment
 - Concepts and Definitons / Values, authenticity, integrity, cultural diversity & heritage diversity; common vs. exceptional
 - Types of Places / Landscapes, Sacred, Nature, burial grounds; Intangible dimensions and land use, etc.
 - Memory and Meaning - spirit of place-genius loci; oral traditions; associations
 - People and Skills - living treasures, know-how, handicrafts, traditions
B. Impact of Change and Diverse Perceptions
 - Tradition vs. Modernity / globalization, dsiruption, development; loss of meaning
 - Conflicts of Meaning and Interpretation / Layers of meaning, ethnic conflicts, politics
C. Conserving and Managing the Intangible Heritage-Methods
 - Process of Identification and Documentation
 - Evaluation and characterization
 - Conservation and regeneration - transmission of values, cultural identity, presentation to visitors, etc.
Entrega de resúmenes
Teoría y Praxis
I Simposio Internacional del Instituto de Pensamiento Iberoamericano
Instituto de Pensamiento Iberoamericano, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP)
Facultad de Filosofía, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
16.–19.10.2002 — Salamanca (España)
Durante los siglos XVI y XVII, Salamanca fue un centro extraordinario de creación de pensamiento en los ámbitos de la filosofía, la teología y las ciencias humanas. Muchos de los que estudiaron e investigaron en Salamanca trasmitieron su saber en las primeras universidades de América. En aquella época hubo también un fecundo intercambio de profesores entre la Universidad de Salamanca y el ámbito universitario portugués.
El simposio quiere iniciar un camino de comunicación y enriquecimiento cultural y quiere ayudar a tender puentes entre España, Portugal y América. El recuerdo del pasado es visto como un acicate para proyectar el futuro.
Las ponencias y comunicaciones tendrán una orientación filosófica, teológica y científica. Conviene que tengan alguna relación con los núcleos temáticos del simposio:
- Conocimiento, lenguaje y realidad
- Dios
- Hombre
- Ética, derecho y política
Submission of abstracts
Transatlantic Perspectives
Interdisciplinary Conference
Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies
16.–19.10.2002 — Maastricht (The Netherlands)
The Atlantic has been a crossing-point for people, ideas, and commodities for centuries. This conference will broadly explore what the 'transatlantic' means for the people of Africa, the Americas, and Europe. More specifically the conference will address three inter-locking dimensions of the transatlantic experience. Firstly, it will consider the lessons of the dynamics of transatlantic relations. At a time when globalisation, which for some has its origins in the history of the transatlantic experience, raises concerns about the impact of westernisation or, more specifically, Americanisation on the rest of the world, the conference will ask what a study of the transatlantic can tell us about how people have adapted to cultural exchanges in the past. How have these exchanges impacted on cultures and identities in the transatlantic world? Secondly, the conference will examine the transatlantic experience as a focus of enquiry. Thus, contributions might consider how artists, scholars, and writers have come to explore transatlantic connections in the course of their work. Finally, the conference will ask what we can learn by the comparative experiences on the different sides of the Atlantic. What, for example, can comparative studies tell us about the relative experiences of citizenship, nation, and race?
Processes and Perspectives
International Conference
Okanagan University College
16.–19.10.2002 — Kelowna, BC (Canada)
Indigenous peoples, like everyone else in the contemporary world, face significant challenges from the effects of globalization. This conference is intended to provide a forum whereby peoples from around the world can share their perspectives on and processes for dealing with these issues locally, nationally and globally.
Territorios y Metáforas
Seminario Nacional
Instituto de Estudios Regionales (INER), Universidad de Antioquia
Grupo de Investigación en Fronteras
23.–25.10.2002 — Medellín (Colombia)
- Fronteras: enfoques y conceptos
- Cultura e identidades en zonas de frontera
- Fronteras como territorios de confrontación
- Economía y fronteras
- Fronteras y ordenamiento territorial
- Una frontera interregional: estudio de caso
Submission of proposals
Thinking Globally, Researching Locally, Working Cooperatively
27th Annual Conference
Social Science History Association (SSHA)
24.–27.10.2002 — St. Louis, MO (USA)
The 2002 meeting will include a number of reflective presidential and thematic sessions related to "International Perspectives on Social Science History". We encourage submissions that explore this topic, as it shapes (and reshapes) historical thinking, research, and scholarly projects. We also welcome the usual broad range of sessions proposed by participants and networks.
Submission of proposals
Race, Commerce and the Making of Modern Identities
International Conference
Center for Modern and Contemporary Studies, University of California at Los Angeles
25.–26.10.2002 — Los Angeles, CA (USA)
The conference seeks innovative scholarship that explores the ways in which members of racial and ethnic minority groups have historically used the market to imagine and construct a sense of identity. The term market is to be interpreted broadly; however, we encourage research that reveals the market practices specific to a historical time and place. Proposals may focus on US-based populations or those affected by the commercial, imperial, and/or cultural expansion of the United States.
International Conference
Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Universität Bielefeld
28.–30.10.2002 — Bielefeld (Germany)
This conference will provide a) a substantive moral critique of terrorism in the light of theories about justice in war and international relations; and b) a theory about what responses to terrorism are just and appropriate.
Deadline for submissions
5th Biennial Conference
Radical Philosophy Association (RPA)
7.–10.11.2002 — Providence, RI (USA)
The theme will be radical philosophy itself, its relation to social and political activism, and its potential to contribute to one or more counter-hegemonies.
Does the conception of "radical philosophy" travel intact across borders, or does it have a distinctive meaning in the US? What sort of meaning, for example, does radical philosophy now have as a practice in Eastern Europe? Or China? Or the former Soviet Union? Or Cuba? When Marxist philosophy has been the establishment philosophy of state socialism, what has that meant for the concept of radical philosophy in that context?
Does radical philosophy have to be inclusive (i.e. address all forms of social domination, such as racism, class exploitation, male dominance, heterosexism, able-ism, etc.), or can someone be a radical philosopher if they critique only one kind of social domination? Must radical philosophy support identity politics or must it insist on a solidarity politics beyond identity?
As radical philosophers, we face with particular urgency the barrier between the theoretical work of philosophers and the practice of activists. How can we expand and continue our efforts – in classrooms, but also in the press, in politics, in popular cultureto create spaces for our engaged critical perspectives?
ADLAF-Jahrestagung 2002
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung (ADLAF)
13.–15.11.2002 — Berlin (Deutschland)
1. Räume der Moderne
2. Prozesse und Strukturen der Moderne
3. Fragmentierte Moderne
4. Kollektive Identitäten und Moderne
5. Träger der Moderne
6. Außenpolitik und Integration
7. Mexikos globaler Kontext
Submission of proposals
International Conference
Eliot Fitch Symposium Series
Institute for Urban Life, Marquette University
14.–16.11.2002 — Milwaukee, WI (USA)
This conference seeks insights from academics, policy makers, and advocacy groups into how public institutions and private organizations can respond to the challenges of promoting social justice for immigrants and other transnational migrants in global cities. Existing scholarship on transnational migration reveals diverse streams that converge in the formal, informal and criminal economies of global cities. Although scholars have examined the impact of transnational migration on stratification and social exclusion in global cities, far less attention has been devoted to the political dynamics shaping how cities respond. Proposals are invited for scholarly papers that investigate the impact of diverse streams of migration on the efforts of global cities to ease socioeconomic stratification and promote social inclusion. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the influence of national immigration, social welfare, and criminal justice policies on the range of alternatives available to global cities.
Envío de resúmenes
Humanismos, perspectivas y praxis alternativas en la encrucijada
V Encuentro del Corredor de las Ideas
Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto
20.–22.11.2002 — Río Cuarto (Argentina)
Núcleos temáticos:
- Pensamiento latinoamericano e integración: Planteamientos teóricos
- Pensamiento latinoamericano e integración: Problemática económico-política
- Pensamiento latinoamericano e integración: Problemática socio-cultural e histórica
- Pensamiento latinoamericano e integración: Problemática político-educativa
Cultura, identidades y ciudadanía
II Encuentro Internacional sobre Cultura de Paz
Fundación Cultura de Paz
The Hague Appeal for Peace
21.–23.11.2002 — Madrid (España)
El Encuentro se convoca con el objetivo de elaborar propuestas concretas que puedan llevarse a la práctica en todos los niveles de la comunidad educativa: organizaciones internacionales, gobiernos, asociaciones y sindicatos de enseñanza, universidad, educación secundaria, primaria e infantil, ciudades y familias.
Entrega de resúmenes
Segundo Simposium Internacional sobre Construcción del Conocimiento en América Latina y el Caribe
Universidad de Quintana Roo
University of The West Indias
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
25.–27.11.2002 — Chetumal, Roo (México)
- El (contra)discurso del (post) feminismo, modernismo, colonialismo, imperialismo, humanismo y fordismo
- (Re/De)Construcción de identidad(es)
- El Caribe y América Latina: ¿una frontera (epistémica) imperial?
- Pensar en y desde América Latina y el Caribe
Entrega de resúmenes
Lengua, cultura, valores
Congreso Internacional
Departamento de Lingüística General y Lengua Española, Universidad de Navarra
26.–28.11.2002 — Pamplona (España)
Areas temáticas:
1. Teoría del discurso. El discurso, objeto de estudio interdisciplinar
2. La competencia discursiva: enseñanza, adquisición, aprendizaje
3. Discurso y lengua española
4. Discurso y lenguas. Traducción. Análisis comparativos
5. Discurso, cultura, valores. Etnolingüística
Submission of abstracts
Cultural Encounters between East and West
International Conference
Institute of English Studies, University of London
4.–6.12.2002 — London (UK)
This conference addresses one of the most urgent issues currently facing both Renaissance studies and contemporary culture: the rich but often fraught encounters and exchanges between the Christian West and the Muslim East. From Mehmed II's conquest of Constantinople in 1453 to the defeat of the Ottoman army at the gates of Vienna and the subsequent treaty of Carlovitz in 1699, the cultural, commercial, religious, political and intellectual transactions between East and West defined their respective boundaries and established a complex legacy that still defines cultures today.
1453 to 1699 will present a growing body of exciting new research that seeks to map the complex contours of Christian Europe's negotiations with its eastern neighbours, with the aim of establishing dialogues that radically reorientate orthodox readings of early modern geo-politics. In the light of current world events, the need to historicize and contextualise this exchange is more pressing than ever. This international conference will draw together scholars working across the humanities disciplines and will address issues such as visual culture and the East, Reformation and Islam, representing Ottomans on the stage, the politics of Orientalism, and Imperial geographies.
Challenges of Globalization
International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Research Priority Area in Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University
5.–7.12.2002 — Melbourne (Australia)
Submission of abstracts
International Conference
LOGO – Asociación española de estudios sobre lengua, pensamiento y cultura clásica
University of Salamanca
9.–13.12.2002 — Salamanca (Spain)
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