(De)constructing the Archive in a Digital Age.
10th September 2010, School of the Arts Loughborough University, UK.
Organised by Iris www.irisphoto.org.
Paper Submission Deadline; Friday 30th July 2010
One-day debate on the possibilities of the archive.
This event aims to provide an environment for sharing information whilst stimulating debates about the role of the archive within art, culture and design.
Possible topics of enquiry may include but are not limited to;
• The discussion about how the archive should respond to the digital age continues. How does the physical archive change and adapt in the face of new technologies?
(De)constructing the Archive in a Digital Age.
The conference, organised by the Research Centre for Women's and Gender Studies (CIRSDe), aims to promote cultural exchanges among researchers interested in the gender perspectives in their work. At the same time, it's an occasion to relaunch the debate on how Women's and Gender studies can be integrated into traditional academic approaches.
The topics we intend to discuss are: globalization, cultural exchanges, transculturality, migrations, languages, economic development and the decline in importance of national boundaries. It will be necessary to adopt a gender perspective and an interdisciplinary approach in discussing these subjects.
The different topics will be analysed in the following parallel sessions :
Stephen King once stated: "everything we do has a history. No matter where you come in on any situation, you are not coming in at the beginning." King's observation diagnoses a primary function of horror fiction: to remind contemporary audiences of their placement within this historical, gothic continuum. Horror narratives may, as Robin Wood famously suggested, reflect "our collective nightmares" but this collective is by no means limited to the contemporary moment for fleshing out these nightmares. Horror implicates readers and viewers by exhuming the past—monsters return, bodies rise from graves, and ghosts haunt the present. Furthermore within the Gothic imagination new terrors lurk beyond our social and technological horizons.
This panel explores Serbian Film post-1999 and the NATO bombings that marked the end to a decade of wars throughout the former Yugoslavia. Since then, Serbian films may not have received the same international attention as those released during the wars, perhaps because the former Yugoslav Republics and the Balkans no longer hold the same perverse fascination in the Western imaginary. Yet, the last decade has produced the most disturbing and challenging films since the Yugoslav "Black Wave" cinemas of the 1960s. Prospective panelists are invited to submit proposals on recent Serbian film in relation to topics including but not limited to:
• The NATO bombings
• The overthrow of Slobodan Milošević and his subsequent Hague trial
Proposed Panel: Gus Van Sant
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
New Orleans, LA
Justin Horton, Georgia State University
Contributions are invited for a website connecting modernist literature and economic theory: http://www.mlet.texmar.ro/ . This is intended as an ongoing collaborative project.
The site consists of three main pages containing cross-referenced material. One page lists authors with derivative links to fragments from their works. Another page lists economic theory/ concepts. And a third page lists criticism connecting the theory/ concepts with the texts and authors.
Contributions to the site should be in the form of:
I'm writing on behalf of a new reflective art journal, #3 , setting up here in London. As a journal, we are invested in providing a critical exhibition space through publication for artists from all over the word, dispersing critical/academic and creative reflection on art/architecture/aesthetics, with a particular intellectual focus on questions of spatiality/geography/physical structure/environment. Our forthcoming collaborations include explorations from an collaborative art studio in Kenya's Kibera slum, and comparative reflections on Cambodian temple architecture.
Crossroads: an International Conference
7-8 June 2012
Great things are done when men and mountains meet;
This is not done by jostling in the street.
- William Blake, MS Note-Book.
The book "Contemporary Legal and Economic Issues II" was published in 2009 gathering 17 scientific papers done by a group of international authors coming from various institutions of higher education in Europe and beyond (Poland, Romania, Sweden, Mexico, Ghana, Malaysia, Japan, Russia, UAE, etc.). The authors so far have been M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and professors who individually or as a joint effort contributed an article that have dealt with contemporary legal or economic issues. The book has been edited by two professors in cooperation with the international editorial board and reviews are done by international reviewers from the field of law and economics.
Call for Papers
The 2011 ASCA International Conference and Workshop:
Date: 2-4 March 2011
Venue: University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for papers and performances on the theme of Practicing Theory for its annual International Conference and Workshop.