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[One-Day Symposium] The Neighbourhood—Call for Abstracts

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:04pm
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

[Hong Kong Studies Symposium] The Neighbourhood—Call for Abstracts While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant.

Violence: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:38am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

From ancient gladiators battling to the death in front of cheering crowds to the modern-day journalistic maxim that ‘if it bleeds, it leads’, violence has occupied a prominent place in the human imagination. It is common to see animals in the wild fighting to establish dominance and eliminate potential predators. But when humans engage in similar behaviour, it raises a host of questions about the nature and implications of violence. Why has our capacity for reason, compassion and empathy been insufficient to circumvent our primal urge to use physical force to cause injury, death or other forms of harm? Why has violence exerted an irresistible hold on the human psyche throughout history?

Torture: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:38am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

As terrorism has seen a new rise in past decades, organizations such as ISIS, Boko Haram and similar others are thriving on the fear that is increasingly gripping the world. Their way of spreading horror and gaining the obedience of controlled populations is largely based on mass torture and killing. However, they are far from alone in this practice. Throughout history, torture has been used for a great variety of reasons, ranging from the twisted satisfaction of psychopathic criminals, to state and/or Church sanctioned means of punishing evil doers or extracting confessions; from violently resolving domestic disputes to means of protecting national security.

Victoria's Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:34am
Historic Royal Palaces/University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Victoria’s Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

International Conference

Kensington Palace

20-21 May, 2019

 Co-organized by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Warwick, in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, the Bodleian Library, the University of Oxford and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, to mark the bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s birth.

 

Victoria's Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:32am
Historic Royal Palaces/University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Victoria’s Self-Fashioning: Curating Royal Image for Dynasty, Nation and Empire

International Conference

Kensington Palace

20-21 May, 2019

 Co-organized by Historic Royal Palaces and the University of Warwick, in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, the Bodleian Library, the University of Oxford and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, to mark the bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s birth.

 

Exploring cinema-going past and present: memory, cultures, place

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:59pm
Film & Screen Media, University College Cork
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 18, 2019

Call for papers: 2nd Symposium of the Irish Audiences Network

 

Exploring cinema-going past and present: memory, cultures, place”

 

Date: April 5,2019

Venue: Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork

 

Monsters: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 1:03pm
Dr Robert Fisher / Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Monsters
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 31st August 2019 - Sunday 1st September 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

This inclusive interdisciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific ‘monsters’ as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as ‘monstrous’. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined with a view to forming a selective publication to engender further collaboration and discussion.

Love: Contemporary Perspectives in Literature, Philosophy and Theology, Tromsø, Norway, September 5-7 2019

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:03am
Cassandra Falke/UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

What is love? Why is it so important in our lives? And why should we think about it? The subject of love is of enormous importance to our daily lives, as love sustains us and gives meaning to existence. Yet, love seems to be a theme that is underdeveloped in contemporary research. Whatever the reason for that is, love remains one of the central concepts in the history of Western thought. Not only does philosophy literally mean “love for wisdom,” but the discussion of the theme of love has been part philosophy’s inheritance since the time of Plato’s Symposium.

Literary Tattoos: Lasting Impressions, Cultural Practices and Representations.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:53am
Anne Chassagnol Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

 

Literary Tattoos:

Lasting Impressions, Cultural Practices and Representations.

 

We are pleased to announce two one-day conferences on literary tattoos. The first one will take place in Paris, at the Musée d’art et d’histoire de la ville de Saint-Denis, on June 13, 2019. The second one is scheduled for November 2019 at the Université Polytechnique Hauts de France, Valenciennes, France.

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