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3rd National Conference
Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
James Madison College, Michigan State University
Midwest Consortium for Black Studies
2.–4.4.2003 — East Lansing, MI (USA)
The conference features multiple panels and keynote speakers, plus two roundtable discussions. It emphasizes racial, ethnic, and ideological inclusiveness, and encourages new thinking about race in the United States.
James S. Kemper Conference
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Center for Ethics, Public Policy, and the Professions, University of North Florida
3.–4.4.2003 — Jacksonville, FL (USA)
- International Corporate Codes of Conduct
- Employee Ethics and Labor Standards
- Producer Ethics and Supply Chain Ethical Management
- Environmental Ethics and Supply Chain Environmental Management
- Business Ethics and International Politics
- Community Ethics
- Stakeholder Theory
Submission of proposals
8th Annual World Convention
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)
Harriman Institute, Columbia University
3.–5.4.2003 — New York, NY (USA)
The central theme addresses the complex interaction of history, national identity, and political order in both the past and the present. Proposals may focus on particular cases, theoretical questions, or cross-regional comparisons. Papers or panels comparing cases of the post-Communist world with cases from other regions of the world are encouraged. Given contemporary trends and events, proposals dealing with Islamic movements, ethnic violence, intercultural contact and exchange, the Balkans and Central Asia are particularly welcome.
Submission of abstracts
Interdisciplinarity, Culture, and the Global Economy
2003 Annual Meeting
American Comparative Literature Association
Californian State University San Marcos
4.–6.4.2003 — San Marcos, CA (USA)
- Re-formation of knowledge(s)
- Implications of global culture for traditional disciplines
- The new epistemologies of the global economy
- Past globalisms
- Value and value-coding in a global context
- Restructuring ethical paradigms in light of globalism
- Multinationalism and transnationalism
- Financial cultures and cosmopolitanism
- Gendered perspectives on constructions of local/global identities
- Circuits of exchange
- Time/place of information in the global economy
- Mapping the global market
- Construction of the citizen subject
- Glocality and its ethical implications
- The languages of globalism
Between Sarajevo, New York and Jerusalem
International Symposium
Borderland Foundation
Borderland Center of Cultures, Arts and Nations
4.–6.4.2003 — Sejny (Poland)
Challenges and Visions
International Conference
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
Diplomatic Academy
7.–8.4.2003 — Vienna (Austria)
- Can democratic values be shared across cultural and religious differences?
- How can the principle of equality be served best in diverse societies?
- Can 'politics of difference' avoid the reinforcement of mutually exclusive group identities?
- Are claims for public recognition of cultural differences compatible with claims to social and political equality?
- Are the interests of female members of minority groups best served by a differenceblind approach? Or is it possible to balance claims to cultural recognition and the principle of gender equality?
- How can public policies attend to the intersection of 'race'/culture, legal status, and gender as sources of discrimination?

- Diversity, Democracy, and Universal Values
- Diversity, Justice, and Equality
- Diversity and Gender Equality
- Equality and Non-discrimination
Submission of proposals
9th Annual Conference
International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS)
Philosophy Unit, University of Dar Es Salaam
9.–11.4.2003 — Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
1. The role of philosophy in African development
2. Conceptual analysis of development and philosophical approaches to development (global and local perspectives, North-South interpretations, etc.)
3. Language of/and development
4. Culture of/and development
5. Developing African post-colonial identities
6. African philosophies of development and development ethics (on such themes as conflict management, global and local distribution of resources, leadership ethics, etc.)
7. Philosophy of gender in societal and cultural Development
8. African political philosophy and societies in transition (including a special session dedicated to the analysis of Mwalimu Nyerere's political philosophy)
9. The relation between globalization, regionalism and pan-Africanism
10. Art in development: particularly papers discussing how the various art forms (such as poems, popular music, drama/theater, dance, books, paintings, cartoons, as well as the media in general) can be used as tools for development by using them to provide education and discussion on democratic rights, changing cultural norms and gender issues, ethical values and the problem of corruption, in HIV/AIDS prevention, etc.
Submission of abstracts
31st Conference on Value Inquiry
University of North Dakota
10.–12.4.2003 — Grand Forks, ND (USA)
Papers and proposals for papers concerning the history of value inquiry, the development of thought on values, evaluation, and fundamental evaluative problems, are welcome. Papers may be practically or theoretically oriented. Topics may be disciplinary and range over issues within a single field of value inquiry such as ethics, aesthetics, political theory, or economics. Topics may be interdisciplinary and range over issues between two or more fields of value inquiry. Topics may even be meta-disciplinary and range over purely conceptual issues about values and evaluations in general, their relations to various evaluative considerations and their relations to non-evaluative matters.
Submission of proposals
7th International Conference
International Society for Utilitarian Studies
11.–13.4.2003 — Lisbon (Portugal)
- Utilitarianism and other Ethical Theories
- Utilitarianism: varieties and problems
- Utilitarianism and Rights
- Globalization and Utilitarianism
- History of Utilitarianism
Submission of abstracts
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Conflict
The University of New Hampshire
11.–13.4.2003 — Durham, NH (USA)
This conference seeks to open new possibilities for our understanding of conflict and resolution. The organizers welcome paper and panel proposals addressing all aspects of war, conflict, and resolution. We encourage literary subjects and approaches (theory and criticism, genre and period studies) and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary treatments (law, philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, cinema).

- The place and function of the academy
- War and foreign policy
- Peace studies
- Trauma and memory
- Theory and post-theory
- War in literature
- Public intellectuals
- Modes of commemoration
- Reconstruction
- Topographies of war
- The body at war
- Media and war
- War and the limits of representation
Theory and Practice
International Conference
Centre de Recherche en Ethique, Université de Montréal
11.–13.4.2003 — Montreal (Canada)
Many theorists have in recent years defended the view that the notion of a deliberative democracy holds the key to the resolution of many conflicts that divide modern societies. The juridical mode of resolution favored by liberals in their view cannot address the deep conflicts of value that divide citizens of modern pluralist democracies. Such conflicts require that defenders of diverse conceptions of the good seek out consensus and compromise through the active exchange of reasons that characterizes a truly deliberative democracy.
The aim of this conference is to put this claim to the test by examining the resources that deliberative democratic theory holds to address some of the main problems facing modern societies. Round-tables will be held on such issues as the place of religion in the public sphere, and especially in public schools; on constitutional politics in multination states; and on political conflicts between aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples. A round-table will also be held on questions of institutional design of deliberative institutions. And a wrap-up panel will seek to bring out the lessons that can be learned from a confrontation of deliberative democratic theory with practical issues.
Submission of proposals
International Conference
Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Center for Bioethics, Peking Union Medical School
Chinese Society for Philosophy of Nature, Science and Technology
Philosophy Summer School in China: China Britain Australia
Asian Bioethics Association
Chinese Society for Medical Ethics
20.–22.4.2003 — Beijing (China)
How can we choose an ethically acceptable strategy of resource allocation in medical research?
What ethical constraints should be recognized in dealing with people as the subjects of research? In dealing with animals?
Are there universal priorities in research or should the research priorities of each country be determined locally?
Can Confucian ethics help to determine research strategies in bioethics?
What ethical issues arise in randomized control trials?
How should the principle of informed consent be applied in developing countries with non-Western cultures?
How should we deal with questions of access and control of data that is obtained from research? Should the source of research funding affect our answers to these questions?

Does HIV/AIDS raise new problems in ethics or new instances of existing problems?
In dealing with AIDS, can individual interests and public interests be reconciled?
Should everyone be tested for HIV? Who should have access to the results of HIV testing?
What are our obligations to individuals or countries that cannot afford effective treatment for HIV/AIDS? What institutional arrangements can best meet these obligations?
Do we have ethical obligations to change policies and reform laws for effective HIV/AIDS prevention? If we have, what kinds of changes or reforms should be made, especially in China?

How are the search for knowledge and therapy related in genome research?
Is there any ethical difference between somatic therapy and germ-line therapy? Is there any ethical difference between genetic intervention for treatment and genetic intervention for enhancement?
Does genetic intervention (including cloning and various types of chimeras) threaten our conception of humanity?
Which decisions about gene therapy should be public and which should be private? Is the answer the same for all societies?
Should a discussion of personal identity help to decide our response to someone's claim: 'I should not have had my genome altered'?
What ethical concerns might future generations have about our decisions regarding biotechnology (for example GMO or modification of germ-line genes)?
Are there scientific reasons to accept genetic essentialism or genetic determinism? What are the ethical implications if they are scientifically acceptable?
What ethical principles should govern population genetic research and databases?
How, if at all, can just allocation of the benefits of genomic research be achieved?
Is there a moral difference between testing for single-gene disorders and susceptibility testing?
Submission of papers
The Key to a Safe Future
World Conference
The Polish Asia Pacific Association
23.–26.4.2003 — Warsaw (Poland)
1. Globalisation and intercultural dialogue – synergy or contradictions?
2. The economy of development – paradigm on trial
3. The individual in the modern civilisations and cultures
4. The human communities in the modern civilisations and cultures
5. Traditions and models of power – contemporary political dilemmas
6. Towards a new culture of dialogue: the role of international and world organisations, of peacekeeping missions and social diplomacy
7. Dialogue among civilisations and the idea of universalism
8. The fundamental philosophical and religious ideas at the trial of a dialogue
9. Education for dialogue: schools and mutual understanding
10. Information in the era of dialogue: images of the world created by media
11. Arts in dialogue: symbols and myths
12. The arts and non-verbal communication: towards deeper understanding
A Multidisciplinary Conference
School of Public Policy, University College London
25.–26.4.2003 — London, England (UK)
1. International Law and Disempowerment
2. Human Rights and the Legal Cage
3. Legal Models of Human Wrongs
4. Legalisation and Exclusion
Submission of abstracts
5th Annual International Conference
Society for Philosophy and Geography
25.–27.4.2003 — Towson, MD (USA)
Possible topics:
Mountains, valleys, beaches, rivers, coasts, sacred groves, forests, fields, brothels, post offices, banks, saloons, springs, canyons, kivas, cemeteries, prisons, ghost towns, churches, nation states, restrooms, barrios, favelas, polis, temples, quilombos, sweat lodges, army camps, ritual grounds, agoras, malls, tropics, huts, savanahs, suburbs, hades, zen gardens, highways, prairies, zoos, hospitals, deserts, paradise, game reserves, atlantis, caves, political borders, crematoria, acropolis, theaters, elysian fields, campuses, skies, cathedrals, valleys, hell, cyberplaces, horizons.
The Labor of Peace Activism
Past, Present, and Future
3rd International Conference
Peace History Society
Central Michigan University
25.–27.4.2003 — Mt. Pleasant, MI (USA)
- rethinking Vietnam War dissent
- peace studies curricula
- peace and human rights issues in Latin America and Africa
- transnational peace movements
- peacemaking in the Middle East
- the philosophy and intellectual history of peace
- dissent by military veterans and active-duty personnel
- the connections between antiwar movements and other protest movements
- media discourse and perceptions of protest
- cultural memory of peace politics
- the gendered history of antiwar activism
- cultural peace workers
- the Cold War in the United States and Western Europe
Submission of abstracts
An Interdisciplinary Conference
State University of New York at Binghamton
2.–3.5.2003 — Binghamton, NY (USA)
Possible topics:
- Institutional spaces: academia, museums, religion, government
- Urban spaces: urban architecture, public art, city planning and policy, ethnic enclaves, suburbia, graffiti
- Marginal and liminal spaces: peripheries, frontiers, mortuaries, outsider art, the other, hybridity
- Colonial/postcolonial spaces: subject formation, decolonization, anticolonialism, resistance
- National/transnational spaces: globalization, circulation of objects, immigration, virtual communities, diasporas, tourism and travel
- Performative spaces: gender and the body, sexuality, race, ceremony, theater, fashion
- Commercial spaces: advertising, consumerism, popular culture, patronage, the art market
- Representation and space: representations of space, city/landscape illustrations, cartography, graphics of places
Submission of proposals
3rd International Graduate Student Philosophy Conference
Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
2.–4.5.2003 — Toronto, Ont. (Canada)
Possible topics:
- What are the advantages/disadvantages of methodological and theoretical pluralism in the sciences?
- Ontological vs. epistemological pluralism: Which does irreducibility entail?
- Plural approaches in philosophy of mind: how should we understand the contributions of psychology, AI, neuroscience?
- Are pluralistic theories of value illuminating, or just incoherent?
- Should a pluralist state tolerate intolerant groups?
- What is the relationship of pluralism to relativism? To truth?
- Are plural and conflicting conceptual schemes epistemically viable?
- How do different methodological approaches in philosophy (historical, analytic, sociological) relate to one another? How might they be reconciled?
Submission of proposals
3rd Congress of EASR
European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR)
International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)
Norwegian Association for the History of Religions
Department for the History of Religions, University of Bergen
8.–10.5.2003 — Bergen (Norway)
In the context of the study of religion, globalisation refers to the effects rapid means of communication, as well as economical, political and cultural forces of integration, are having on the interaction of religious traditions, on the internal developments of these traditions, and on the emergence of new religious forms. Localisation refers to the accommodation, and creative re-interpretation, of larger religious traditions and trends within local contexts; from one point of view, localisation is the dialectical counterpart to globalisation. Localisation also thematises the role of "place" in religion.
Papers should address both theoretical aspects and empirical cases relevant to the theme. Contributions exploring historical analogies to contemporary globalisation processes, or diachronic perspectives, are invited as well.
IV International Conference on Islamic Legal Studies
Universidad de Murcia
Consejería de Educación y Cultura de la Comunidad de Murcia
8.–10.5.2003 — Murcia (Spain)
- Sufis, Rituals and Islamic Law
- Sufi Critique of Islamic Law in Art and Literature
- Views of fuqaha' on Sufism
- Ibn al-'Arabi al-Mursi as a jurist
Submission of proposals
Local and Global Perspectives
Interdisciplinary Conference
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
Instituto Paulo Freire (IPF)
15.–17.5.2003 — Toronto (Canada)
- lifelong learning: dominant and counter-hegemonic discourses, policies and practices
- the contestation over citizenship and democracy; feminist and indigenous perspectives
- domestication or emancipation? A Freirean reading of citizenship education
- local governance, democratization of the state, citizen engagement in municipal governments
- connections between citizenship learning, participatory democracy and social change
- pedagogical dimensions of participatory democracy
- learning democracy by doing it; experiential civic and political learning
- acquisition of civic values, attitudes, knowledge and competencies
- citizenship education for neoliberal globalization or for humanist planetarization?
- citizenship learning throughout life in formal, non-formal and informal settings
- nation-states and supranational entities: implications for citizenship
- global citizenship, universal human rights, issues of equality and difference
- ecological citizenship; ecopedagogy and eco-justice; the Charter of the Earth
- citizenship education in multicultural societies; intercultural curricula
- civic engagement and political learning of immigrants and refugees
- bridges between global education and local community development
- workplace democracy and co-operatives: learning deliberation and decision-making
- digital democracy; pedagogy of virtuality; people's journalism
- citizen engagement and learning in healthy communities
- public spaces and the commons; pedagogy of the city
- citizenship learning in healthy communities, educating cities and multiple democratic spaces
- substantive and formal democracy; issues of inclusion and exclusion
- deliberative practices, conflict resolution, education for a culture of peace
- gender, race and class issues in citizenship learning and participatory democracy
- representative and participatory democracy: theoretical and practical issues
- social movement learning; participatory action research
- popular education; legislative theatre
- citizenship, individuation and cooptation
- citizenship education, indoctrination and critical thinking
Submission of proposals
Bodies, Theories and Cultures in the Post-Millennial Era
International Conference
School of English, Aristotle University
Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE)
Hellenic Association of American Studies (HELAAS)
15.–18.5.2002 — Thessaloniki (Greece)
The conference aims to seize the opportunity of the upcoming Olympics (Athens 2004) to explore the historical trajectories of the concept of the body and discuss the ambiguous cultural situation of (post) modern bodies as figures of crisis and fragmentation and, simultaneously, as privileged loci of presence and wholeness. We are encouraging interdisciplinary work from the fields of literary and cultural studies, art criticism, media studies, anthropology, psychology, history, and philosophy, which will address questions of corporeal representation and discourse in a broad array of ?texts?: literature and the visual arts, theatre and performance arts, science and technology, and the mass media.

Possible topics:
- classical/grotesque bodies
- embodying and transgressing
- gender/race/class/sexuality
- training/normalizing/shaping bodies
- technologized, cyborg and virtual bodies
- scientific/medical representations of the body
- bodies used and abused
- classical/modern/post-modern bodies
Submission of abstracts
2nd International Conference on Human Rights
Mofid University
United Nations
International Center for Dialogue among Civilizations
17.–18.5.2003 — Qom (Iran)
Human rights, despite over a half century of international efforts in norm-setting, institution-building and implementation mechanism provision, remain faced with serious challenges among which are the theoretical ones relating to ontological and epistemological problems and the relationship, manners of interaction and the extent of compatibility of human rights with influential social institutions such as religion, morals, culture and civilization. The Conference is intended to be a serious effort to provide an opportunity for various intellectual trends to discuss certain fundamental theoretical issues of human rights.

- Philosophy of Human Rights
- Human Rights and Religion
- Human Rights: Universality versus Cultural Diversity
The Moral Implications of Mysticism in the World Religions
An Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Princeton University
17.–18.5.2003 — Princeton, NJ (USA)
Ever since William James delivered exactly one hundred years ago an open-minded, sensitive and wide-ranging phenomenology of the experiential (as opposed to doctrinal) aspects of religion, it has become increasingly clear that the phenomena of religious experience, and of mysticism in particular, can and ought to be made the object of unprejudiced academic inquiry. James shows in more compelling ways than previous writers that mystical experiences play an important part of the history of human consciousness, that they have momentous effects on human lives and transform the way in which mystics perceive, think about and relate to their social and natural environment. Mysticism has not only speculative and experiential dimensions, but also profoundly ethical ones, and not just on the level of the individual. However, the precise relationship between mysticism and moral belief or practice, and especially the way in which mysticism has served historically as a foundation for moral conduct, has received comparatively little academic attention and remains, to some extent, uncharted territory. The colloquium brings together scholars of mysticism and ethics in the various world religions in order to explore, critically and co-operatively, the many implications of mysticism for moral conduct.
International Interdisciplinary Conference
Oxford University Balkan Society
17.–18.5.2003 — Oxford, England (UK)
The event aims to be an interdisciplinary meeting of academics and young researchers from the Balkans and Europe and will focus on a number of key areas: conflict and border disputes, ethnic identities, cultural and religious interaction, migration, illegal transborder activities, regionalism and cross-border cooperation.
Envio de resumos
Seminário Internacional
19.–23.5.2003 — Canoas, RS (Brasil)
Eixos temáticos:
1. Direito e Interculturalidade
2. Educação e Interculturalidade
3. Ensino de Filosofia e Interculturalidade
4. Filosofia e Interculturalidade
5. Gênero e Interculturalidade
6. Literatura e Interculturalidade
7. História e Interculturalidade
8. Teologia e Interculturalidade
9. Outros eixos temáticos poderão ser propostos
Transnationalism, Persons and Rights
Annual International Conference
Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
21.–22.5.2003 — Edinburgh, Scotland (Scotland)
- Human Rights
- Constitutional Issues
- Tribunals and other forms of Justice
- Law, Development and Gender
- Resource Entitlement
- Rights to Health, Education and Intellectual Property
International Conference
Canadian Embassy in Israel
Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Minerva Center for Human Rights, Tel Aviv University
21.–22.5.2003 — Tel Aviv (Israel)
The conference will bring together Canadian and Israeli researchers and practitioners and initiate a dialogue about the practice of multiculturalism.
Submission of proposals
Emotions, Body, and Society
8th Annual International Cultural Studies Symposium
Ege University
The American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)
21.–23.5.2003 — Izmir (Turkey)
Both body and emotions have been approached through a static and binary dichotomy between rational mind and the irrational emotional body. This multidisciplinary conference seeks papers from all relevant study areas on the current debate.
In line with our commitment to promoting inter- and multi-disciplinary dialogue and debate we therefore encourage papers not only from within the cultural studies arena, but also from social and political scientists, literary scholars, artists, writers and performers, and the fields of psychology, psychiatry, philosophy and media studies. We invite contributions from both established scholars and younger scholars seeking a forum for original and innovative work.
Submission of abstracts
New Century, Same Challenges
15th Annual All African Students' Conference (AASC)
University of the West Indies
22.–24.5.2003 — Mona, Kingston (Jamaica)

1. Rethinking African Development
- Garveyism
- Sustainable Development
- Neo-Liberalism
- State and the Market
- International Financial Institutions
- International Aid
- Trade and Industry
- Africanization Revisited
- Reparations
- Poverty

2. Growing Global African Entertainment and Cultural Industries
- Garveyism and Business
- Entrepreneurship in Global African Business Culture
- Financing 21st Century African Businesses
- "Marketability" of Popular Global African Aesthetics
- Media, Communications and Technology Industries
- Music
- Film Making
- Africana Fashions
- Cuisine
- Sports Development
- Visual and the Performing Arts

3. Culture and the African Renaissance
- Traditional African Religions
- Science and Technology
- Education
- Spirituality
- Religion
- Race
- Gender
- Ethnicity
- Family

4.The Future of Africa in International Relations
- The African Union
- Role of the State
- Role of the Market
- Role of the Diaspora
- NGOs
- Civil Society
- Regional and International Organizations
- International Law

5. Rethinking Pan-Africanism: The Challenges of Globalisation
- Philosophical, Ontological and Epistemological Foundations
- History
- Politics
- Sociological and anthropological foundations
- Future of African and Africana Studies
- Africa and the Diaspora
- Conflict Resolution and Security
- Governance
- Repatriation
Submission of proposals
Contesting the Future of Equality, Secularism, and National Solidarity
International Conference
Danish Network on Political Theory
Danish Research Group on Cultural Encounters
University of Aarhus
22.–24.5.2003 — Aarhus (Denmark)
In diagnoses of multicultural societies and prescriptions for a multicultural future it is far from clear what constitutes 'culture' or what makes up the 'identities' that require recognition? Better informed, perhaps more critical, answers to these questions are needed in order to meet the ambitions of normative political theory debates on equality, state neutrality, and the legitimisation of political integration of states. Do such debates require new culture sensitive concepts? Or should we resist the language of identity and culture altogether?

- Conceptualising 'Culture' and 'Identity' in Multiculturalism
- Difference and Equality
- Secularism and State Neutrality
- Political Identity and National Solidarity
Submission of proposals
International Conference
Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
27.–30.5.2003 — Asilomar, CA (USA)
- Asian and Comparative Philosophy: Where To and Why?
- The Moral-Political Potential of a Global Care Ethics
- Deweyan Pragmatism and Confucianism: Is Dialogue Possible?
- Buddhist Perspectives
- Gender Relations with Civility, Equality, and Violence
- The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty-First Century
- Loneliness, Fear, and Terror
- Gandhian Approaches to Violence and Terror
- Terror and Human Nature
- Philosophical Approaches to Religious Violence and Terror
- Ethics at the Extreme: Violence in Confucian and Zen Perspectives
- Nietzsche and Other Perspectives
- The Contributions of Henry Rosemont, Jr. to Asian and Comparative Philosophy
- Jaina and Other Perspectives
Submission of abstracts
Development, Democracy, and Security
1st Congress of APISA
Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA)
28.5.–1.6.2003 — Singapore
- Asian models of development, contemporary challenges, and future prospects
- The implications of the recent financial crises for Asian states, and their domestic and foreign policies
- Trends, limitations and prospects of democratization in Asia
- Political parties and elections in the Asian context
- Civil society, public sphere, and NGOs in the region
- Current and future challenges to democratic governance in Asia
- Changing security structure in Asia after the Cold War
- Traditional vs. non-traditional security in Asia
- Regional cooperation and conflict in Asia
- New security issues (terrorism, environment, drug trafficking) in Asia
- Impact of globalization on the state, politics, and policy in Asia
Internet Conference
Ural Centre for Advanced Studies and Education, Ural State University
Morrell Studies in Toleration, University of York
9.–11.6.2003 — Internet
- What is toleration? What is multiculturalism? How are these concepts related?
- Does the idea of group rights make sense? If so, should we grant rights to minority groups to protect them from majorities.
- What particular problems of ethnic or national conflict can be usefully analysed in terms of toleration and multiculturalism? (You should use examples from the region or country with which you are most familiar.)
Submission of proposals
8th Annual Inter-Cultural Studies Conference
Inter-Cultural Studies, University of Newcastle
11.–12.6.2003 — Callaghan, NSW (Australia)
The aim of the conference is to bring together members of the local community and outside scholars for a general, inter-disciplinary exploration of the concept of inter-cultural studies in its many diverse forms. Papers are invited in all areas of inter-cultural studies including Australian Studies, regional studies, discipline based studies and language and language teaching, but those that address this year's theme "Crossing Boundaries" are particularly welcome.
Vérité et réconciliation après l'apartheid
Colloque international
Académie Française
Société Française pour la Philosophie et la Théorie Juridiques et Politiques (SFPJ)
Collège International de Philosophie
11.–13.6.2003 — Paris (France)
- Dynamiques de la justice
- Politique, éthique, droit, religion
- Le mécanisme constitutionnel de vérité et réconciliation
- Etudes de cas à partir des archives de la CVR. Films et dossiers
- Expérience de deux commissionnaires
Future Consequences of Religion, Ethnicity and Migration for Europe
2003 Engelsberg Seminar
Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation
13.–15.6.2003 — Engelsberg (Sweden)
The seminar will examine the trend towards greater ethnic diversity in Europe and consider the demands such trends will make on European societies.
From the Early Modern to the Present State
International Conference
Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), University College of Southern Stockholm
Northern European Historical Research Network (NEHRN)
13.–15.6.2003 — Huddinge (Sweden)
The conference will address the issue of statehood and nationhood in the case of the smaller European countries. Presentations will concentrate on both historical and theoretical analyses.
Submission of abstracts
1st Global Conference
Wickedness.Net Project
13.–15.6.2003 — Brussels (Belgium)
- meanings of 'heaven' and/or 'hell'
- links with the concepts of origins and destiny, reward and punishment, justice
- early notions of 'heaven' and/or 'hell'; mid-Eastern cultures, far Eastern cultures; concepts of the 'underworld'; flat-land cosmologies
- Christian ideas (both Eastern and Western, medieval and modern) of 'heaven' and 'hell'; Jewish traditions; Egyptian traditions; evolution of the notions throughout history; evolution of the notions in theology and philosophy; associated notions of limbo, purgatory; the 'toll houses' idea of Eastern Christianity; portrayals in sermons (particularly the Victorian era)
- portrayals of heaven and hell in art; for example, Church frescoes or other iconography (eg. panels or manuscript illuminations); use of such representations for purposes of power; oil painting; other artistic media
- portrayals of heaven and hell in literature; for example, Dante, Sartre, Shaw
- portrayals of heaven and hell in music; opera, classical, rock and modern
- portrayals of heaven and hell in cinema, television and on the radio
- notions of the demonic and angelic
- contemporary uses of 'heaven' and 'hell'; hell as a human creation (Holocaust, destitution)
- is there a decline in the notion of 'heaven' and/or 'hell'?
- the place of hope and the place of despair in modern life
- the significance, if any, of near death experiences
- modern apologetics
Submission of proposals
UNESCO Conference
Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
15.–18.6.2003 — Jyväskylä (Finland)
1. learning environments:
- pedagogical theories/practices
- educational media
- e-learning/teaching
- teaching support
- student counselling

2. inclusive approaches and identities:
- gender and sexual orientation
- disability
- age, physical appearance
- economic and social-cultural backgrounds
- ethnicity and nationality

3. values, beliefs and controversial issues in pedagogy:
- health concerns
- environmental issues
- cultural and ideological traditions and practices
- religious beliefs and practices, spirituality
- indigenous cultures
- world heritage

4. academic professionalism
- (global) citizenship
- intercultural competencies

5. communication and language

6. knowledge construction, diffusion and transformation
- conceptions of the world and the human being
- research methodologies
- assessment and evaluation
- legitimation and ethics
Submission of proposals
Capabilities and Justice
Interdisciplinary Conference
Von Hügel Institute, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge
European Ethics Network
Chigwell Justice and Peace Centre
26.–27.6.2003 — Cambridge, England (UK)
The organizers invite scholars from different disciplines to submit papers on the challenge posed by unjust structures in matters of law and institutions, human rights, poverty, health and education. The aim is to examine the role of normative assessments of human flourishing to provide criteria for evaluating and transforming unjust structures. This interdisciplinary conference aims to foster dialogue between theologians, philosophers and social scientists.
Submission of proposals
International Conference
Institute of European Cultural Identity Studies (IECIS), University of St Andrews
27.–29.6.2003 — St Andrews, Scotland (UK)
1. Violence, Foundation Myths and Iconography
2. Violence and Colonial/Postcolonial Identity
3. Violence as Subversion and Oppression
4. Violence and Identity in Literature
5. Political Violence and National Identity
6. Linguistic Violence and Nation States
7. Gender, Violence and Identity
8. Ideology and Praxis of Violence
9. Thinking Out the Links Between Culture, Identity and Violence
2003 Annual Meeting – International Law and Ethics Conference Series
Belgrade University
27.–29.6.2003 — Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
Submission of proposals
Concepts, Critical Approaches and New Perspectives
International Conference
Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly
27.–29.6.2003 — Volos (Greece)
1. What is the relation between sovereignty and territoriality in different historical periods?
2. How does the interrelation between power and legitimacy change historically?
3. What is the relation between empire and notions of citizenship, subjection and foreignness?
4. The historiography of the concept of empire
5. Post-coloniality as an analytical perspective in the study of relations of power in the contemporary context of empire
Submission of proposals
Challenges for Political Change
19th World Congress
International Political Science Association
African Association of Political Science
29.6.–4.7.2003 — Durban (South Africa)
Main Theme Panels:
1. Reconstructing the Past: The Politics of Remembrance
2. Political Tolerance
3. Globalization: Then and Now
4. Justice: Contextual, Universal and Individual
5. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Concepts, Structure, Institutions, and Attitudes
6. New Democracies: Colonial Past and Cultural Values
7. Cosmopolitanism, Patriotism, and Citizenship
8. Politics of Property, Territory, and the Environment
9. Making and Enforcing Public Policy
10. Terrorism, Conflict and Human Rights
11. Parliaments, Parties, and Elections
12. Courts and the Justice System

General Panels:
- Mass Politics and Public Opinion
- Political Communication / State Theory
- Political Theory and Political Thought
- Political Parties and Political Elites
- Political Economy and Public Policy
- International Relations, Comparative Politics
- Methodologies and New Avenues of Political Research
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