“Pilgrimages and Tourism”International Conference15-16 June, 2019 – Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.
London ConferenceInternational Conference on Gender Studies: “Gender and Power”2 March 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary ResearchThe conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Both Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault took the body as an object of critical inquiry but explored it in divergent ways. This collection of essays, under advance contract with McFarland and Company, will bring together scholars working from Lacanian and Foucaultian perspectives to interrogate the body. Collectively, the papers selected for this volume will aspire to answer, among others, the following questions: how do Lacan and Foucault approach the body, and what new forms of subjectivity emerge when we pay attention to the body? What are we allowed to do to or with our bodies, and what are we allowed to ask others to do to or with our bodies?
Call for Papers
MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, volume 7.1 (2019)
“Experimental Poetry Networks: Material Circulations”
Editors: Pauline Bachmann (Universität Zürich)
Jasmin Wrobel (Freie Universität Berlin)
Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders
A Graduate Student Conference (10th Annual) in Transnational American Studies
Department of English, Binghamton University
Date: April 13, 2019 (Saturday); Venue: Downtown Center, Binghamton University
CALL FOR PAPERS
Keynote: Caroline Levine (Professor, Department of English, Cornell University)
Minor(ity) Texts: Formalizing Resistance
Call for Papers: AAALS: American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference
24 – 27 April 2019
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
As AI is becoming more pervasive in our lives, its impact on society is more significant, raising ethical concerns and challenges regarding issues such as value alignment, safety and security, data handling and bias, regulations, accountability, transparency, privacy, and workforce displacement. Only a multidisciplinary effort can find the best ways to address these concerns, including experts from disciplines such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and political science. In order to address these issues in a scientific context, AAAI and ACM have joined forces to start a new conference, the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society.