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Submission of proposals
Negotiating the Legacy
International Conference
Aberystwyth Post International Group (APIG), University of Wales
6.–8.1.2005 — Gregynog, Newtown (UK)
The death of Jacques Derrida represents an interruption in contemporary intellectual life. Knowing how to respond is somewhat difficult. On the one hand there are many dangers in speaking of his death in its immediate aftermath. But on the other hand there is a duty to allow his work to continue to speak. This is precisely a politics of mourning, which, in our view, demands immediate negotiation. We encourage paper proposals dealing with the implications of Derridean thought in the deliberately open contexts of: the 'political'; the 'ethical'; the 'historical'; the 'cultural'; the 'postcolonial'; 'identity'; and 'representation'.
Envio de comunicações
Estudos Interculturais
Simpósio internacional
Associação Sul-Americana de Filosofia e Teologia Interculturais (ASAFTI)
24.–25.1.2005 — Canoas, RS (Brasil)
Propiciar intercâmbio e troca de experiências entre pesquisadores, acadêmicos e lideranças engajadas em questões sociais de cunho intercultural, abrangendo os eixos temáticos: Culturas Ibero-americanas, Ameríndias, Afro-americanas, Migrantes, e Emergentes
Submission of papers
Cultural and Religious Mosaic of South and Southeast Asia
Conflict and Consensus through the Ages
International Conference
South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Religion (SSEASR)
K.J. Somaiya Centre of Buddhist Studies
Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
27.–30.1.2004 — New Delhi (India)
  • Dialogue between civilizations: problems and prospects
  • Symbols of religious and ethnic identities
  • Religious conflict: past and present
  • Sacred places, sacred waters and sacred mountains: the role of pilgrimage
  • Syncretism in art, iconography and architecture
  • Religion and polity
  • State formation and the role model of Indic state in Southeast Asia
  • Syncretism in languages and literature
  • Epics and Sanskrit-based literature in Southeast Asia
  • Elite and folk cultures in religion and culture: 'higher tradition vis-à-vis lower tradition'
  • Gender in religion
  • Orality and sacrality in South and Southeast Asia
  • Methodology in the study of South and Southeast Asian religions
  • Hinduism and Buddhism in Southeast Asia
  • On the trails of the Chinese travellers in South Asia to Southeast Asia
  • Performing arts: reflections of consensus
  • Medicine, health systems and religion
  • Economics and the role of religion
  • Science and religion
  • Philosophy of life and value system: the various eyes of religions
  • Religion in relation to tradition and modernity
  • Religion, human rights and law
  • Emerging socio-cultural trends and visions for the mid-21st century
Submission of proposals
Antisemitism in the Contemporary World
International Conference
Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation, Monash University
6.–7.2.2005 — Melbourne (Australia)
  • The incidence and impact of antisemitism in contemporary western societies
  • The language of antisemitism
  • Left-wing attitudes to Jews and Zionism
  • Radical Islamic antisemitism
  • Standards applied in the critique of Israeli government policies
  • Evaluating Australian developments in an international context
  • A paradigm shift? Conceptualisation of 'the new antisemitism'
Eine philosophische Herausforderung?
Internationales Kolloquium
Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen
RWTH Aachen
17.–20.2.2005 — Aachen (Deutschland)
In letzter Zeit haben sich viele Philosophen mehr damit beschäftigt, die Probleme der Rechtfertigung und Legitimierung gewisser Formen der Gewalt und des Krieges im Namen der Menschenrechte, der Gerechtigkeit oder einer Verantwortungsethik zu diskutieren, als den Frieden und seine Bedingungen zu denken. Im Hintergrund dieser Rechtfertigungsdiskurse schwingt zumeist ein Friedensbegriff mit, der "rein negativ" als bloße Abwesenheit von interkollektiven Gewalthandlungen oder schlicht als funktionierende Ordnung gedacht wird. Ist aber der Friede nicht mehr als bloße "Kampflosigkeit"? Diese Frage sollte entscheidend sein für ein erneutes und neues Denken des Friedens.
Submission of proposals
Human Rights in Crisis
Interdisciplinary Conference
Human Rights Initiative, Georgia Institute of Technology
18.–19.2.2005 — Atlanta, GA (USA)
The conference will explore the theory and practice of human rights from historical and contemporary perspectives, including in the area of women's rights, social and economic rights, culture, technology, medicine, globalization and the 'War on Terror'.
Submission of proposals
Chinese Perspectives on Culture and Society
Interdisciplinary Conference
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
International Cultural Research Network (ICRN), University of Alberta
24.–27.2.2005 — Fort Myers, FL (USA)
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Historical Evolution of Chinese Perspectives
Submission of proposals
People and Planet
Longer, Broader and Deeper Views
International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
The Globalism Institute, RMIT University Melbourne
East-West Center, Island of Oahu
25.–27.2.2005 — Oahu, Hawai'i (USA)
This conference aims to develop an holistic view of sustainability, in which environmental, cultural and economic issues are inseparably interlinked. It will work in a multidisciplinary way, across the diverse fields and taking varied perspectives in order to address the fundamentals of sustainability. As well as an impressive line-up of international main speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers.
Religious Diversity
Global Challenges and Local Responsibilities for the Commonwealth
3rd Diversity Matters Forum
Australian Multicultural Foundation
Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit
Commonwealth Foundation
The Statesman
Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements
28.2.–2.3.2005 — Kolkata (India)
  • Violence in the name of religion
  • Leadership and Interfaith
  • Improving understanding through interfaith relations
  • Religious education: policy, challenges and opportunities
  • Promoting interfaith dialogue: best practice
  • Religious Diversity and the Future of Multiculturalism in Western Democracies
  • Religious vilification and discrimination in multi-faith societies
  • Religion and cultural diversity: local responsibilities
  • Religious diversity, young people and women of the Commonwealth
  • Leadership and Interfaith Initiatives for the Commonwealth:
    Multifaith Advisory Council for the Commonwealth
Envío de resúmenes
¿Ética sin filosofía o con filosofía?
I Coloquio Nacional del Colegio de Filosofía de la BUAP
Colegio de Filosofía y Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)
3.–4.3.2005 — Puebla (México)
¿Debe la ética hoy, en un mundo técnico y multicultural, acompañarse de una fundamentación filosófica? ¿Debe acaso apelar a la metafísica? ¿O es una ciencia particular autónoma, simplemente práctica, que puede prescindir de toda fundamentación filosófica? ¿Es la ética una ciencia particular o filosófica? ¿Es siquiera una ciencia? Quisiéramos que estos problemas se plantearan teniendo en cuenta nuestra existencia actual requerida por inéditas circunstancias técnicas, económicas, científicas y culturales.
Submission of proposals
Religion and Politics of War
Colonization and Globalization
International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion
Asian Studies Program, Elon University
3.–5.3.2005 — Elon, NC (USA)
The conference theme can be addressed critically, reflectively, and creatively from interdisciplinary perspectives. The program will include plenary addresses, volunteered papers, invited papers, and panel discussions.
Submission of proposals
Postmodernism, Globalisation and the Media
International Conference in Science and Humanities
Kogakuin University (Tokyo Urban Tech)
University of Limerick
Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA)
5.–7.3.2005 — Ahmedabad (India)
The conference wants to provide an overview of postmodernism with a focus on the arts and the media in the context of globalization. Papers are also invited from related areas. Given the global scenario today and the interplay of postmodernism in academic discourses, it is necessary to delve deeper into the realm of social sciences. The underlying themes of the India conference would be:
  • An enquiry into postmodernism in the realm of science and humanities in the context of globalisation
  • How the various dimensions of arts, cinema and the media are linked to the process
  • It is also proposed that there be a one day focus on the south Asia region; as the conference is being held in this region.
Submission of proposals
Social Justice in a Changing World
Interdisciplinary Conference
Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen (GSSS)
10.–12.3.2005 — Bremen (Germany)
  • Education and Social Justice
  • 'Just' Health Care
  • Migration and Social Justice
  • Gender and Justice
  • 'Just' Work and Participation
  • Paternalism and Social Justice
  • Income, Wealth and Social Justice
  • Justice and the Global Economic Order
  • Social Justice and the Right to Welfare
  • Intergenerational Justice in the Welfare State
  • Justice and Global Social Policy
  • Social Justice: What the People Think
  • 'Just' Borders: Freedom of Movement, Migration and Security
  • Justice and Taxation
  • The Changing Role of the Welfare State
Submission of proposals
Borderlands and Boundaries
4th Annual Race and Place Conference
Department of History, University of Alabama
10.–12.3.2005 — Tuscaloosa, AL (USA)
The conference seeks to promote cutting-edge scholarship on the study of race and ethnicity, broadly defined, in a global context. We especially encourage papers examining how power and difference are imagined, configured, and contested, as well as critical explorations of collective cultural identities (including notions of race, ethnicity, nation, clan, lineage, family, and so forth) as these are created and negotiated across geographical, temporal, and ideological boundaries. Ideally, papers and panels will embrace a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives beyond the narrowly historical.
Submission of proposals
Philosophy, Ideology, and Civil Society
XI Annual Conference
International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS)
Bigard Memorial Seminary
10.–12.3.2005 — Enugu (Nigeria)
  • The nature and evolution of civil society
  • The Philosophical/Ideological Foundations of Civil Society
  • Determininism, Relativism, Other Ontological and Methodological Issues int he Study of Civil Society
  • Civil Society, Ideological Diversity and Multiculturalism
  • Ethnic,Religious Diversity and Social Conflicts and Cohesion
  • Poverty and Social Disorder
  • Ideology, Civil Society and Development (political, economic, socio-cultural, etc)
  • Democracy and the Taming of Power
  • Philosophical and Ideological Issues in the Development fo Civil Society in Specific African Countries, Regions
  • Civil Society, AU, NEPAD, Pan-African Organisations, World Bodies and Globalization
Submission of proposals
Beyond Imperial Centre and Colonial Periphery
Reconnecting the Global and the Local
Interdisciplinary Conference
11.–12.3.2005 — Cambridge (UK)
  • The limits of imperial reach: how ideas associated with empire have been reshaped by the social and cultural practices of individual communities; and how ideas and knowledge move beyond national and imperial borders
  • 'Trans-imperial' ideas: the movement of ideas between different imperial systems, both within the same geographical area, and between Africa, Asia and the Atlantic
  • Bridging the colonial and the post-colonial: continuities between colonial and post-colonial experiences, whether through the retention of ideas, policies, and personnel; or through the emergence of 'post-colonial' ideas within colonial states
  • Science and medicine: encounters between different knowledge systems; tensions between European science's ideal of universal knowledge, and the difficulties of science's geographical and cultural extension
  • Modernity and knowledge: how connections between ideas and information have been expanded and reshaped by new technologies of media, commerce and transport; and by distinctively modern spaces, from new cities to factories
Submission of proposals
Globalisation and Representation
Politics, Visuality, Performance, Construction, Reception
3rd International Conference on Globalisation and its Discontents
School of Historical and Critical Studies, University of Brighton
12.–13.3.2005 — Brighton (UK)
  • The Global City
  • International Relations, Politics and Economics
  • Virtuality and Representation
  • Poetics and Analytics: Literature, Economics, Philosophy
  • Globalising Identity
  • Objects and Spaces: Architecture and Design
  • Culture Industry Revisited
  • Globalisation: Sophistry or Theory?
  • Politics and Representation
  • Imaging The Globe: Art And Ethics
Submission of proposals
Across Borders
Benefiting from Cultural Differences!
International Conference
DAAD Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi
Goethe Institute Nairobi
University of Nairobi
17.–18.3.2005 — Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Literature and Linguistics beyond National Identities
  • Re-Thinking the Self across Disciplinary Boundaries
  • Cross Border Relations between Germany as an European Country and its African Partner Countries
Dual Citizenship
Rights and Security in an Age of Terror
International Conference
Joint Initiative in German and European Studies, Toronto
Social Science Research Council, New York
17.–19.3.2005 — Toronto, Ont. (Canada)
The purpose of the conference is to identify global trends towards convergence and nationally-specific variations in approaches to dual citizenship. The keynote speaker is Seyla Benhabib, who will speak on "Transformations of Citizenship".
The Reason of Terror
Philosophical Responses to Terrorism
Graduate Student Conference
Fordham University
University of Antwerp
17.–19.3.2005 — Antwerpen (Belgium)
What is the task of philosophy in an age of terror? Must philosophy be rethought, and if so, what resources are available? These questions are especially pressing for young philosophers whose foreseeable future will be shaped by a world no longer marked by the relative stability of identifiable states pitted against another. An asymmetrical world political situation requires new ways of thinking that look beyond deep-seated philosophical convictions.
Submission of proposals
The Wisdom of Love
2nd Biennial Conference
Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology (SCPT)
18.–19.3.2005 — Wheaton, IL (USA)
Continental philosophy of religion has recently turned to issues concerning love. We welcome papers that address such questions as: What is the difference between eros and agape? How do we practice love hermeneutically? Must a phenomenology of the other address love to be truly complete? Does love or charity reverse or radicalize intentionality? What is the relation of the three Christian virtues of faith, hope, and love? Are knowledge and love related?
We encourage papers that draw on such figures as Chrétien, Derrida, Irigaray, Kierkegaard, Levinas, and Marion; such philosophical traditions as deconstruction, feminist philosophy, hermeneutics, and phenomenology; and such religious traditions as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Historical Injustices
Restitution and Reconciliation in International Perspective
International Conference
University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, Brown University
18.–20.3.2005 — Providence, RI (USA)
  • Truth, Reconciliation and Apology
  • Teaching Historical Injustice
  • Public Memory
  • Locating Responsibility: Individuals versus Institutions
  • Restitution, Reparations and Compensation
Clausewitz in the 21st Century
International Conference
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
21.–23.3.2005 — Oxford (UK)
The conference will focus on the application and realisation of Clausewitz today. The first session will lay the conceptual groundwork. Session 2-4 will focus on debates inherent within Clausewitz himself. Sessions 5-13 will concentrate on the application of Clausewitz today, particularly the current (and topical) issues that define the character of contemporary armed conflict.
Submission of proposals
Race and State
International Conference
Department of Sociology, University of Dublin
Race and Ethnicity Study Group, British Sociological Association (BSA)
Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI)
30.–31.3.2005 — Dublin (Ireland)
The conference intends to examine the connection between 'race' and state from political, sociological and historical perspectives with direct reference to the United Kingdom and Irish contexts. How do these two differing, yet historically interlinked, polities fit into both European and more globalised discussions of the linkages between 'race' and state? Papers may be theoretical and/or empirical but should engage with the proposition, central to the conference aims, that 'race' as a political idea and modern racism may not be fully conceptualised without consideration of the nature of the modern, Western state.
Submission of proposals
2nd Annual Conference
Centre for Liverpool and Merseyside Studies, Edge Hill
31.3.–1.4.2005 — Ormskirk, Lancashire (UK)
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to examine the ways in which overlapping and multi-faceted identities characterise or construct regions, communities, groups and individuals. Identities underpin economic, social, cultural and political events/trends and also colour our understandings of them. What aspects of our identities do we share, or not, with others and what has been the impact of this on the lives of individuals and societies? Papers might therefore be micro-studies or consider broad issues such as gender, racial or class identities in current or past societies.
Submission of proposals
Conceptualising Philosophy
Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium 2005
University of the West Indies at Cave Hill
7.–8.3.2005 — St. Michael (Barbados)
We are looking for papers that seek to address the nature of philosophy written from a wide range of perspectives: Analytic, Continental, Pragmatist, African, South Asian, East Asian, Caribbean, African American, etc. We are also interested in papers that seek to conceptualise regional variations of the field: e.g. 'What is Caribbean (or Indian, or Chinese, etc.) philosophy?'. We would hope, in particular, to see answers to these questions framed by appeal to topics in the various sub-disciplines of philosophy. We are interested also in theoretical work in disciplines that share a boundary with philosophy (such as linguistics, critical theory, cultural studies, or political theory) and which reveals the way philosophy can contribute to the discipline itself.
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