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THE 2ND WORLD HUMANITIES FORUM, November1-3, 2012, BUSAN BEXCO XONVENTION CENTER.

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:53pm
UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea, and Busan Metropolitan City

The 2nd World Humanities Forum, which is co-organized by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea, and Busan Metropolitan City, will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea from 1 to 3 November 2012. It will bring together scholars, thinkers and policy-makers in the humanities, under the overarching theme of "Humanities and Healing," to reflect on the role of the humanities in understanding the nature of suffering human beings are experiencing today and in finding the modes of healing that might respond to them.

3rd Global Conference: The Patient (March, 2012: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:15am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Patient

Saturday 16th March – Monday 18th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:

A significant focus for this interdisciplinary project is an annual conference which provides valuable opportunities for participants to become involved in, perhaps, the first of many thoughtful, unique, and creative dialogues with one another. In this engaging and responsive forum presenters are encouraged to share their discipline with enthusiasm and to foster new working relationships through the exploration, examination and discussion of their work with colleagues.

Network Anxieties: Reading the Contemporary Novel (NEMLA panel, March 21-24, BOSTON)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:42am
Jackie O'Dell

Since the early 1990's, the internet has increasingly influenced how cultural texts are read and disseminated. This media shift has transformed long-held notions of publicness, authority, and the archive. For media scholar Lisa Gitelman, media history is about nothing less than the 'experience of meaning' (18), an experience that the web has changed by 'eschew[ing] the punctual logic of more conventional public discourse' (144). This panel enters ongoing debates about the internet's influence on literature, critics, and their publics, exploring how new media's social network shapes fiction and the critical reading practices that make sense of it.

1st Global Conference: Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation (February, 2012: Sydney, Australia)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:33am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation

Monday 11th February – Wednesday 13th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentation:

The body. My body. This thing which is with me all day, every day, from my birth to my death. This flesh which is me. My intimate life-long friend.

In our day-to-day living we have no reason to question or to doubt our bodies. Until the bond of trust is shaken or broken. Something happens. To my body. Something inside: going wrong. A betrayal: a turning against: an unwelcome and unwanted change. From which there is no escape, no running away, nowhere to hide. This is happening to me.

2nd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 6:21am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Sins, Vices and Virtues

Wednesday 13th March – Friday 15th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

Not every culture recognises the notion of sin but all of them recognise the idea of a religious or spiritual transgression. All or nearly all the 'Christian' vices-virtues were those espoused by Greek-Roman philosophers first and are, therefore, not exclusively Christian in the origin. The Judaic idea of 'sin' varies considerably across time and the accountability of society/group vs. individual fluctuates as well. Also, the (Latin) idea of sin as 'transgression' or 'breaking of the (divine) law' is at variance with the (Greek) idea of sin as 'missing the mark' and 'mistake/error.'

5th Global Conference:Hope (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:02am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Hope

Sunday 10th March – Tuesday 12th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

When Pandora's box was emptied of all the ills that would plague the world, one small winged creature still remained: hope. The project inquires into the nature of this gift. Is hope, in fact, a good, encouraging us to do or be good? Or is it an evil; an illusion, perhaps an impossible fantasy? How does hope manifest itself in the world, in language, literature, and the arts? How – should – hope be encouraged? Is hope individual or collective in nature? Or both? What does hope contribute to individual or national identity?

Special Journal Issue on Transnational Feminism(s)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:00am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)

Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Transnational Feminism(s)
Guest edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Deadline for Full-Text Submissions: September 1, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: CARICATURE: A LOST ORIGIN OF ANIMATION

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 4:04am
Dartmouth College

This call is for a panel proposal for the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference to be held at Dartmouth College, April 19 – 21 2013.

While most animation historians look for the origins of animation in lanterna magicae, shadow theatre and vaudeville, among others, one major influence seems to be often overlooked : caricature, or « print cartoon ».

By exploring the conditions of emergence of animation and especially the artistic backgrounds of its pioneers, this panel seeks to discover the roots of animation aesthetics in caricature and comic strips, also known at the turn of the century as « print cartoons ».

14th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 4:02am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

14th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Sunday 10th March – Tuesday 12th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. In wrestling with evil(s) we are confronted with a multi-layered phenomenon which invites people from all disciplines, professions and vocations to come together in dialogue and wrestle with questions that cross the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal. Underlying these efforts there is the sense that in grappling with evil we are in fact grappling with questions and issues of our own humanity.

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