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Submission of proposals
The Role of Education in Forming Ethnic and Civil Identity
VIII International Conference »Reality of Ethnos«
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
4.–7.4.2006 — St Petersburg (Russia)
  • the UNESCO Program »Education for all« and its role in solving problem of ethnic and civil identity
  • forming of identity: international experience
  • national peculiarities in the concept of All-European education area
  • globalization in sphere of culture and education and identity crisis
  • phenomenology of identity
  • identity as a personal characteristic
  • sociology of identity
  • legal aspects of ethnic and civil identity
  • problems of identity in ethnology and social and cultural anthropology
  • ethnic and civil (national) identity in theory and practice of inter-ethnic communication
  • ethnic identity and forming of linguistic world pattern
  • ethnic and civil identity in the object field of ethnopedagogy and ethnopsychology
  • ethnic identity in multicultural education sphere
  • ethnic and civil identity in the light of domestic education system modernization
  • nation and nationalism problems in school and institute curriculums
  • problems of ethnic and civil identity in historical education
  • correlation of ethnic, religious and civil identity: educational context
  • ethnicity as an artistic and aesthetic phenomena
  • Russian identity under the conditions of civil society formation
  • ethnoregional identity and problems of national school development
  • problems of ethnic and civil identity in development of Russian indigenous scanty peoples education and culture
Visions and Limits of Pluralism
Interdisciplinary Workshop
Washington University
6.–7.4.2005 — St. Louis, MO (USA)
  • How do prevailing approaches to politics and society – say, French Republicanism or Anglo-American liberalism – shape the ways that specific institutional structures, such as schools or electoral systems, treat pluralisms?
  • Can we discern »tacit theories« of pluralism underlying everyday institutional practices, such as teaching school, legislating, developing new religious institutions, or simply encountering one another on the street?
  • How adequate are current theorized visions of pluralism in taking account of these local configurations of tacit theories and institutional structures?
  • The basic contrastive matrix for our workshop includes Canada (and in particular Québec), the United States, and France, but perspectives from other countries will add to our discussions.
National Scholarship and Transnational Experience
Politics, Identity and Objectivity in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Colloquium
University of North Carolina
6.–8.4.2006 — Chapel Hill, NC (USA)
The colloquium aims to bring together scholars and graduate students from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the relationship between nationalism and transnationalism in the development of the humanities and social sciences in Europe. The presenters will place new transnational approaches in historical perspective and will consider how transnational experience, ideas, and contacts have influenced the production of ›national‹ knowledge.
Submission of proposals
Exploring Religion, Nature and Culture
Inaugural Conference
University of Florida
International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture
6.–9.4.2006 — Gainesville, FL (USA)
  • Biophysical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Constructive and Normative Studies
Submission of proposals
Ethics and Postcolonialism
International Conference
University of Newcastle
8.–10.4.2006 — Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)
  • The ethics of intervention
  • Communitarianism versus individualism
  • Ethics and development
  • Locality and globality in contemporary ethics
  • »Xenophilia«, or adopting a cause that is not your own
  • Ethics and the multicultural public sphere
  • Secular versus religious ethics
  • Ethics and gender
  • De-coding human rights
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
  • Violence and liberation struggles
  • A history of ethics and colonialism/postcolonialism: similarities and differences in conceptual approaches
Submission of proposals
Translating Islam
Cultures, Histories and the Presentist Challenge
3rd Duke-UNC Graduate Student Conference on Islamic Studies
Duke University
14.–15.4.2006 — Durham, NC (USA)
  • translation in the early centuries of Islam
  • translating Islamic normativities across time and space
  • translating the Qur'an in content and form
  • translation in Western scholarship on Islam
  • Muslim modernism and the translation of Enlightenment concepts
  • translation and Muslim networks
  • theories of translation in Sufism
  • ethics, law and politics in translation
Submission of proposals
Naming Race, Naming Racism
1st Annual Colloquium
University of Memphis
20.–21.4.2006 — Memphis, TN (USA)
  • Conceptualizing, defining and representing race or racism
  • Overlaps and differences between race and ethnicity
  • Links between race and religion
  • The semiotics of race
  • When do 'racialized' categories become racism?
  • Are race and racism modern notions or do they have an ancient lineage?
  • How have 'whiteness', 'blackness', 'Jewishness', and other racialized ontological categories emerged and evolved?
  • What are the racial implications of certain cultural sites and signs (eg. flags, memorial parks, mascots, etc.)?
Submission of proposals
The United Nations, Human Rights and Moral Education
Theory and Practice
2nd Annual Conference
Institute for Human Rights and School of Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
20.–22.4.2006 — Fort Wayne, IN (USA)
  • U.N. Declarations and Conventions in relation to churches, political parties, constitutions, and public and private moral education
  • The balance between parental and children’s rights, and between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of the Child
  • The treatment of children as dialogue partners with human rights vs. subordinating children’s rights to the development of adult human rights
  • Possible conflicts between U.N. documents and home schooling
  • The creation of space in school curricula for human rights education, and developing pedagogies for human rights education
  • Teaching Diversity through the Lens of Human Rights
  • Teaching for Moral Education, Character Building, and/or Citizenship
Submission of proposals
The Work of Diaspora Within and Without the Academy
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
African American Studies Department, Yale University
20.–22.4.2006 — New Haven, CT (USA)
  • What are the intellectual traditions of Pan-Africanism?
  • What does Pan-Africanism mean to a post- (or neo-)colonial present?
  • What is the methodology of Pan-Africanism and what is the relationship between its political projects and the academy?
  • How might Pan-Africanism help us identify the particular contributions of black studies and the interchange between African Studies and African American Studies?
  • How might the theme of Pan-Africanism help us understand the particular convergence and divergence of the key terms diaspora, transnationalism, and black Atlantic?
Submission of proposals
Human Rights: Africana and Multicultural Perspectives
12th Annual Conference
International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISAPS)
University of Leicester
20.–23.4.2006 — Leicester (UK)
In 1948 the universality of human rights was affirmed with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, yet violations of such rights occur today on a daily basis in all parts of the world. What are the implications of these violations? Can the analysis of human rights from Africana and other cultural perspectives provide constructive solutions to these problems? Indeed, can universal human rights exist in a culturally diverse world? The International Society for African Philosophy and Studies invites papers which deal with the relationship between culture, multiculturalism and human rights. We also welcome papers which do not directly address the theme or sub-themes of the conference, but which are relevant to African Philosophy and African Studies.
Submission of proposals
What is Global Ethics and How to Research it?
International Conference on Global Ethics
Center for Ethics and Value Inquiry (CEVI), Ghent University
27.–29.4.2006 — Ghent (Belgium)
This conference maintains two main streams.
Papers in the first stream will discuss adequate delineation of the domain 'Global Ethics', answering the question what makes 'Global Ethics' different from other domains in ethics. Papers are called for that offer a framework for delineating 'Global Ethics' in terms of philosophical outlook, methodology, grounding theory, covered topics, practical relevance, etc.
Papers in the second stream will cover a particular topic or issue in the context of globalization. Possible topics or issues are: migration, corruption, interpersonal relations, technological impact, CSR, economic institutions, intergovernmental institutions, NGOs and development issues. This list is not exhaustive (please propose additional topics).
Both empirical as well as conceptual papers are welcome.
The Politics of Reconciliation in Multicultural Societies
Interdisciplinary Workshop
Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy, Queen's University
29.–30.4.2006 — Kingston, ON (Canada)
The workshop is part of a project to explore the areas of convergence and disagreement between recent theories of the politics of reconciliation in divided societies, and recent theories of multicultural citizenship in culturally diverse societies. Under what conditions does the politics of reparations/reconciliation support the politics of multicultural recognition, and under what conditions do these different forms of politics conflict?
Crime, Culture and Crime Culture
The Balkan, Europe and the World
Cross-cultural Approaches to Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Control
Interdisciplinary Conference
European and International Research Group on Crime, Ethics and Social Philosophy (ERCES)
IGA Regional Fund
3.–6.5.2006 — Borovets (Bulgaria)
  • Crime, Deviance and Crime Culture
  • Crime and Deviance in Societies of Transition
  • Crime, Criminology and Ethics
  • Crime, Ethnicity and Ethical Conflicts
  • Crime and Economy
  • Social Control and Religion
  • Criminal Justice and Geo-politics
  • Terrorism
  • Criminology, Forensic Sciences and Scientific Police
  • Criminology and Social Theory
  • Crime Prevention
  • Police Reform Sanction System and Justice Reform
  • Theoretical and Historical Criminology
  • Comparative Criminology and Legal History
  • The (Social-)Psychology of Crime and Deviance
Einsendung von Vorschlägen
Kulturen der Liebe
Codes, Diskurse, Visualisierungen, Praktiken und Erfahrungen im historischen, interkulturellen und weltregionalen Vergleich
Internationale Graduiertenkonferenz
Universität Wien
4.–6.5.2006 — Wien (Österreich)
›Liebe‹ wird codiert, diskursiviert und visualisiert, also besprochen und besungen, beschrieben, bildhaft dargestellt, instruiert, diszipliniert und bewertet. Als Interaktionsform und Bezogenheit des (hetero- oder homosexuellen) Paares wird Liebe praktiziert. Als Aufschichtung von Deutungen, Sinngebungen und deren Reinterpretation in der Erinnerung wird sie erfahren. Kulturwissenschaften und Cultural Studies thematisieren deshalb ›Liebe‹ – wie alle kulturellen Phänomene – sowohl als Code, Diskurs und Visualisierung als auch als Praxis und Erfahrung. DoktorandInnen der Geschichtswissenschaften, der Soziologie, der Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaften, der ethnologisch-anthropologischen Wissenschaften, der vergleichenden Religionswissenschaften sowie der Literatur-, Kunst-, Film- und Bildwissenschaften sind eingeladen, an der Konferenz teilzunehmen, ihre laufenden Arbeiten vorzustellen und sich einer (oder mehreren) der Fragestellungen und Dimensionen des Konferenzthemas zuzuordnen.
Submission of proposals
Globalisation and the Political Theory of the Welfare State and Citizenship
4th International Conference
Danish Network on Political Theory, Aarhus University
Department of History, International and Social Studies and Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University
4.–6.5.2006 — Aalborg (Denmark)
  • Globalisation, Legitimacy, Solidarity and Equality in the Welfare State
  • Inclusionary Citizenship, Recognition and Participation
  • Citizenship and Human Rights
  • Welfare State, Migration and Multiculturalism
Submission of proposals
Poverty and Displacement
Interdisciplinary Conference
Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems
6.–8.5.2006 — Cincinnati, OH (USA)
Papers may focus on religious thought and practice and the implications of war, natural disasters, and migration. We welcome submissions from scholars in history, religious studies, philosophy, sociology, social work, and political science.
Submission of proposals
Cultural Policies, Trade Liberalization, and Identity Politics
Testing the Limits of the State
International Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Windsor
12.–14.5.2006 — Windsor, Ont. (Canada)
The conference seeks to address different aspects of the complex relationship between the pursuit of cultural policies by state governments, indigenous, ethnic, and national claims for cultural autonomy, and implementation of international trade agreements in the time of globalization. We are interested in various perspectives on these issues, including political economy, international law, trade law, sociology, political philosophy, the history of political thought, cultural studies, and communications theory.
Submission of proposals
Levinas and the Political
1st Annual Conference
North American Levinas Society
Purdue University
13.–15.5.2006 — West Lafayette, IN (USA)
As interest in Levinasian scholarship continues to develop, one of the more urgent and controversial areas concerns the political. Politics is Levinas' Achilles heel, but what does this mean for developing a general ethical critique of social relations, organizing community through the imperatives of justice, or effecting a shared sense of the transcendent that we can employ as a means of addressing global injustices—if such a program is even possible, or indeed even desirable, in light of the ethical priorities of Levinas' work? Additionally, the same concern for the political accompanies an admonishment against Levinas scholars not to become too enamored with the thinker at the risk of foreclosing debates and critical assessments of Levinas' sometimes conflicting political pronouncements.
Envío de resúmenes
El antimperialismo de José Martí
En defensa de la humanidad
Coloquio Internacional
Centro de Estudios Martianos
16.–18.5.2006 — La Habana (Cuba)
  • Fuentes y raíces del antimperialismo martiano
  • Conocimiento de Estados Unidos antes de su estancia en Nueva York
  • Análisis de los elementos históricos y sociológicos formadores del imperialismo estadounidense
  • Análisis de la formación y significado de los monopolios
  • Estudio de las luchas antimonopolistas en Estados Unidos
  • Crítica al consumismo
  • Estudio de la acción expansionista de Estados Unidos hacia México, Perú, República Dominicana, Haití, Cuba, Centro América y Panamá
  • Atención martiana al proceso anexionista de Hawai y a las intenciones anexionistas hacia Canadá
  • Análisis de las causas, objetivos y consecuencia de la Conferencia Internacional Americana de Washington
  • Análisis y acción de Martí durante la Conferencia Monetaria de las Repúblicas de América
  • Análisis de la personalidad de James G. Blaine y de otros políticos expansionistas
  • Rechazo a Estados Unidos como modelo para América Latina
  • Diferencias entre pueblo y gobierno estadounidenses
  • Martí y la vanguardia antimperialista antillana y latinoamericana
  • Las »Escenas norteamericanas« como proceso y fuente cognoscitiva del imperialismo
  • La imagen literaria del imperialismo
  • La estrategia antimperialista martiana y la significación de la independencia y la república cubanas
  • La unidad continental frente al imperialismo
  • El ensayo »Nuestra América«: fundamento del antimperialismo martiano
  • Colonialismo, nación e imperialismo
  • Modernidad, discurso moderno e imperialismo
  • La recepción del antimperialismo martiano
Submission of proposals
Theorizing Power in the post 9/11 World
7th Annual International Social Theory Consortium Conference
Alliance of Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), Virginia Tech
International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC)
18.–21.5.2006 — Roanoke, VA (USA)
The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for multidisciplinary dialogue between social theorists of all disciplines and occupations. The conference organizers invite paper and panel proposals from a variety of theoretical perspectives and intellectual traditions, and especially welcomes proposals that continue the Consortium's dialogue among theorists working in the Global South and North. This conference also explicitly welcomes social activists engaged in transforming power relationships at various scales.
About Raymond Williams
International Conference
Austrian Association of University Teachers of English (AAUTE)
University of Applied Arts Vienna
19.–20.5.2006 — Vienna (Austria)
Raymond Williams (1921 – 1988) counts among Britain’s greatest post-war cultural historians, theorists and critics. Beyond his more strictly academic work, he was the author of novels, dramas and television plays and was highly regarded as an astute and thoughtprovoking journalist, essayist and reviewer. He is today best known for pioneering a comprehensive study of culture that treats literature and related cultural forms as the realization of a deep and complex social process.
In recent years Williams’ prolific output has been increasingly recognized and reevaluated in the anglophone context, whereas English and Cultural Studies in the Germanspeaking world have hardly ever paid more than lip service to his work. Our conference is the first in a German-speaking country devoted to Raymond Williams and is meant to demonstrate that Williams’ work deserves better than to be regarded as a historical curiosity, as does the man who wrote it.
Submission of proposals
Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights
Interdisciplinary Conference
Stanford University Law School
26.–28.5.2006 — Stanford, CA (USA)
  1. Human Enhancement and Control of the Body
    • How much morphological diversity can a polity sustain?
    • Animal-human chimeric enhancement and animal rights
    • Reproductive cloning: Irrelevant, futile or an important battle?
    • Disability rights and cyborg assistive technology
    • Life extension and the right to die: Two sides of the same coin?
    • Germline engineering and the consent of future generations
    • Procreative liberty and the genetic enhancement of children
    • The medicalization of transgenderism
    • Cosmetic surgery and future body modification
  2. Cognitive Enhancement Technology
    • Enhancing capacities for citizenship
    • Social equality and cognitive enhancement
    • Freedom of thought as a basis for rights to use cognitive enhancement
    • Pychoactive drug law reform
    • Religious liberty and entheogens
    • Regulating the risks of neural implants and brain machines
    • The myth of the "authentic self"
    • Challenges to human personhood and citizenship from cognitive enhancement
    • Use of technologies of personality modification in criminal rehabilitation
Submission of proposals
Migrating Texts and Traditions in Philosophy
International Symposium
Canadian Jacques Maritain Association
York University
30.–31.5.2006 — Toronto, Ont. (Canada)
Many philosophical texts and traditions have been introduced into very different cultures and philosophical traditions – through war and colonialization, but also through religion and art, and through commercial relations and globalization. This conference will look at the phenomenon of the ›migration‹ of philosophical texts and traditions into other cultures, will seek to identify places where this influence has occurred – where it may have succeeded, but also where it has not – and will also ask what is presupposed in introducing a text or a tradition into another intellectual culture. Possible session themes may include the concept of the good, the concept of individuality, the concept of knowledge, and the concept of deity. Papers might also be devoted to subthemes such as concepts of war and peace, the question of linguistic or conceptual incommensurability, relativism and cultural diversity.
Submission of proposals
Transcultural Modernities
Narrating Africa in Europe
International Conference
Frankfurt University
1.–3.6.2006 — Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
  • Tracing Euro-African Modernities – Of Asylum Seekers and Cosmopolitans:
    addressing fieldwork and topics such as concepts of home, inclusionary and exclusionary practices, social, cultural and political dimensions of migration and diaspora
  • Modes of Narrating Africa in Europe:
    addressing topics such as unreliability, focalisation, orality, contextualised and cognitive approaches in Euro-African fiction, lifewriting, documentary, drama, etc.
  • Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies: Framing a Euro-African Future:
    addressing topics such as authenticity, ethnicity, hybridity, globalization and cultural production
Submission of proposals
After Hiroshima
Collective Memory, Philosophical Reflection and World Peace
7th ISUD World Congress
International Society for Universal Dialogue (ISUD)
1.–5.6.2006 — Hiroshima (Japan)
The conference hopes to stimulate philosophical reflection and discussion on topics related to its central themes of collective memory and world peace. Mindful of the event and setting of Hiroshima, the ISUD solicits papers that address questions concerning suffering, trauma, war, nonviolence, justice, international relations, genocide, human rights, nuclear power, international law, humanitarianism, reparation, and forgiveness. Papers on other related subjects are welcome, as are non-western, continental, or analytic philosophical perspectives.
When Difference Makes a Difference
Epistemic Diversity and Dissent
3rd Annual Conference
Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology
University of Toronto
2.–3.6.2006 — Toronto (Canada)
The focus of the conference is a cluster of questions about the epistemic implications of diversity among knowers and the epistemic functions of dissent within and between communities of knowers. What constitutes epistemically relevant diversity and epistemically appropriate dissent? How does social and cultural, as well as cognitive, difference enrich the resources of an epistemic community? When is dissent productive, and why?
Submission of proposals
Challenges facing Philosophy in United Europe
XXIV International Session
International Varna Philosophical School
3.–6.6.2006 — Varna (Bulgaria)
  • Correlations between national and continental philosophies
  • Constructing a European identity
  • Europe and the »clash of civilizations«
  • Epistemic cultures and identities in universal, national and local Europe
Interaction 2006 – Cultivating Peace
Dialogue, Dispute Resolution and Democracy
10th Biennial Conference
Conflict Resolution Network Canada
7.–10.6.2006 — Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Democracy, at its heart, reflects a fundamental principle of dispute resolution: everyone affected by a decision must have a voice in its making. The conference will examine the links between constructively resolving interpersonal disputes and creating meaningful democracy. It will bring together participants to explore constructive ways to communicate about issues that divide us. Join with dispute resolution educators and practitioners, experts from the emerging field of dialogue and deliberative decision-making and interested members of the public to learn about ways that democracy can be strengthened through constructive conflict resolution. Conference sessions include a focus on schools, families, workplaces, courts, neighbourhoods, healthcare settings, government and media.
Submission of proposals
Human Rights, Diversity and Social Justice
6th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations
Common Ground The Globalism Institute
Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Xavier University of Louisiana
12.–15.6.2006 — New Orleans, LA (USA)
  • Dimensions of Diversity
  • Governing Diversity – Community in a Globalising World
  • Representing Diversity – The Influences of Global Tourism and the Global Media
  • Learning Diversity – Education in a World of Difference
  • Working Diversity – Managing the Culture of Diversity
Submission of proposals
Rethinking the Humanities in Africa
International Conference
Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University
13.–14.6.2006 — Ile-Ife (Nigeria)
  • Relevance of the Humanities in National Development
  • The Content and Structure of Courses in the Humanities
  • Decolonising the Humanities and Humanities Scholarship
  • Ethical Issues in Research and Teaching in the Humanities
  • Societal Perception of the Humanities
  • The Humanities and the Sociology of Knowledge
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches versus Disciplinary Segregations in the Humanities
  • The Humanities and other Disciplines
  • African Humanities Scholarship in the Diaspora
  • The Humanities, Identity and Difference
  • Orthodoxy and Novelty in Contemporary Humanities Scholarship
  • Re-conceptualising the Humanities
  • Publication in the Humanities
Submission of proposals
Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations
4th International Conference
Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies
Institute for African Studies
13.–16.6.2006 — Moscow (Russia)
  • civilizational and evolutionary models of socio-political development
  • hierarchy and heterarchy in the sociopolitical history of humankind
  • hierarchical and net structures in the history of cultures and civilizations
  • interaction of the socio-political and cultural-mental groups of factors in the processes of social transformations
  • cultural and socio-biological foundations and factors of dominance in human societies
  • power strategies versus stages of political evolution
  • ideology and legitimation of power in different civilizational contexts
  • violence and non-violence in the history of political institutions formation, development and decline
  • the role of economy in sociopolitical processes
  • access to information as a condition and its use as a means of political manipulation and mobilization
  • the "classical" (band, tribe, chiefdom, state) and "alternative" forms of sociopolitical organization
  • "traditional" and recent schools and trends in the study of the "hierarchy and power" problematique
Submission of proposals
Multicultural Britain
From Anti-Racism to Identity Politics to …?
Interdisciplinary Conference
Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM)
University of Surrey
Roehampton University
14.–15.6.2006 — London (UK)
  • The continuities and discontinuities in research on multiculturalism in UK and abroad from the 19th century to the present day
  • The emergence of different generations of researchers in this area since the Second World War and the similarities and differences between their theoretical perspectives and empirical findings
  • The relationship between research, policy making and the state since the Second World War
  • The relationship between media debates about anti-racism, multiculturalism and identity politics and research
  • The relationship between researchers and communities/groups – the impact of such factors as class, gender, generation, race and ethnicity on the research process
  • Issues of representation and the role of community organisations, NGOs and local political representatives
  • The emergence of hybrid identities and their implications for research
  • The role played by religious beliefs and affiliations in identity politics
  • The impact of globalisation and transnational networks on the move from anti-racism to identity politics
  • The development of academic boundaries and attempts to work across those boundaries
  • The relationship between academic discourse and everyday concepts of race and ethnicity
Submission of proposals
Sovereignty, Secession and the Right to Self-Determination
Further Challenges to the International Law
International Workshop
Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law
15.–16.6.2006 — Oñati (Spain)
  • Cases of self-determination
  • Secession and constitutionalism
  • Sovereignty and foreign intervention
  • The evolution in international law of the right to self-determination
  • Self-determination as a tool for conflict prevention
  • Self-determination and minority protection
  • The ethics of secession
  • The Basque case
In the Age of al-Farabi
Islamic Thought in the 4th/10th Century
International Conference
Institute of Philosophy, Warburg Institute, Institute of Classical Studies, and the Centre for Philosophical Studies, University of London
15.–17.5.2006 — London (UK)
  • Adab, Neoplatonism and Isma'ilism
  • The Baghdad Peripatetic School
  • The Ikhwan, Kalam and Medicine
Submission of proposals
Social Fragility
International Interdisciplinary Seminar
Social Capital Foundation
American University in Bulgaria
16.–18.6.2006 — Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria)
  • Definitions of social fragility
  • Components and factors of fragility and precariousness in our societies
  • Assessment of social fragility. Is social fragility on the rise?
  • Mutations in community links, family links and social networks
  • Moral values and social cohesion
  • Mental and physiological public health issues
  • Economic precariousness and social bond
  • Ethnic and cultural contradictions
  • Mechanisms of the emergence of new major risks
Submission of proposals
The Quest for Identity, Justice and Peace
East Asia and Pacific Island Communities
5th Annual International Conference on Globalisation for the Common Good
Chaminade University of Honolulu
21.–25.6.2006 — Honolulu, HI (USA)
In the past half a century the peoples of the Pacific have asserted their cultural identities, contesting for respect and attention to their needs and their unique gifts, while being buffeted by waves of commercialisation and westernisation. It is in this spirit and experience that our conference seeks papers, participants and insights into the effects of globalisation on the peoples of the Pacific. Moving onto the shores of the great Asian continent, the conference also seeks papers on the impact on globalisation on the great cultures and economies of East Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand, amongst others. Asia and the Pacific present a unique experience on the phenomena of globalisation with both cultural and economic resources that challenge a singular, Western definition for the cultural and economic relations among a truly global family of nations. Even the understanding of the common good, seen through the cultural lens of Confucianism, Buddhism, Shinto, and the religions and ways of life of the peoples of the Pacific becomes a richer concept and challenge to the status quo relationships among nations today.
Common Good and Globalization
International Conference
Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP)
Dravidian University
21.–28.6.2006 — Kuppam (India)
The concept of Common good has been the concern of philosophers since ancient times. It drew the attention of the scholars perennially irrespective of place and time. I a popular sense, the common good can be understood as a specific ›good‹ that is shared and beneficial for all (or most) members of a given community.
Answers to basic questions such as – How to understand ›common‹ in common good? How ›common‹ it should be? What is good? Whether it is moral or social or political or economic? Whose Good it should be? – may vary basing on the context from which these questions are posed. Also what is common good in the context of family, friendship, community, state and global world may vary according to the group, place and time. Again common good may vary from the point of view of ethics, religion, society and polity.
Keeping these complexities in the mind the seminar proposes to bring out diverse understandings of common good in the context of global culture. Given the existence of different religious, ethnic, gender etc. , in the context of globalizations would mobilize a kind of solidarity and tolerance, which would pave way for the global harmony.
Submission of proposals
Peace Research and Education
2006 Annual Conference
Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (CPREA) University of British Columbia (UBC)
24.–26.6.2006 — Vancouver, BC (Canada)
  • Peace Research
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Justice
  • Global Order
  • Human Rights
  • Ethnic and National Movements
  • Disarmament
  • Environment
  • Sustainable Development and Peace
  • International Law
  • Globalization
  • Terrorism
  • etc.
Schopenhauer und Indien
Ein Beispiel interkultureller Einflussforschung
Internationale Tagung
Schopenhauer-Forschungsstelle, Institut für Indologie und Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis Ostasien und Südostasien, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft e.V.
26.–27.6.2006 — Mainz (Deutschland)
Submission of papers
Neither Global Village nor Homogenizing Commodification
Diverse Cultural, Ethnic, Gender and Economic Environments
International Conference on Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication (CATaC'06)
University of Tartu
28.6.–1.7.2006 — Tartu (Estonia)
  • Culture isn't 'culture' anymore
  • The Internet isn't the 'Internet' anymore
  • Gender, culture, empowerment and CMC
  • CMC and cultural diversity
  • Ethics and justice
  • Free/Open technology and communication
  • Internet research ethics
  • Cultural diversity and e-learning
Submission of proposals
Social Justice in Practice
2006 Annual Conference
Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (ALSP)
28.6.–1.7.2006 — Dublin (Ireland)
ALSP 2006 invites panels and papers across the disciplines of philosophy, politics, law and social policy that explicitly discuss the complex relation between philosophical and practical analysis in relation to concerns of domestic and international social justice. We also welcome papers that discuss practical solutions to questions of social justice in contemporary society. The conference is open to many different theoretical approaches and we invite contributions to all aspects of the social justice debate, but preference will be given to contributions that explicitly address the connections between philosophy and practice.
Submission of proposals
Global Studies
1st GSA Postgraduate and Young Researchers' International Conference
Global Studies Association (GSA)
Manchester Metropolitan University
29.–30.6.2006 — Manchester (UK)
  1. Migration & Tourism (Population movements)
  2. Poverty & Development
  3. Protest & Resistance
  4. Imperialism
  5. North vs South
  6. (Political & Economic) Governance
  7. Risk (Health, Security & Environmental)
  8. Culture & Identity
  9. Globalism/Localism
  10. Methodology (Researching Globalisation)
Submission of proposals
Discourses and Practices
International Congress
Fernando Pessoa University
29.6.–1.7.2006 — Porto (Portugal)
  • Citizenship and political participation
  • Citizenship in a multicultural Europe
  • Citizenship and law
  • Citizenship and economics
  • Citizenship and media
  • Citizenship and cultural consumption
  • Citizenhsip and health
  • Education for citizenship
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