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4th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Pain (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:56am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Making Sense of: Pain

Thursday 9th May – Saturday 11th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
What is pain? What is the meaning of pain? How can we attempt to make sense of it—and should we?

Pain is a complex multi-layered, multi-leveled phenomenon. Standard definitions of pain view it primarily in physical terms as being a life-preserving response to negative stimuli in sentient beings. It is something that happens to and/or in parts of the body. It is described in terms of physical qualities, as an object to be observed, assessed, analysed, managed, overcome and/or eliminated.

[UPDATE] Space and Place: Production and Transformation (Feb. 28 - Mar. 1)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:50pm
University of Utah Department of English

University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012
Conference Dates: Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st, 2013

Early Cultures Graduate Student Conference - April 12-13, 2013. Abstracts due Dec. 3rd.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 10:38pm
Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California, Irvine

2013 Early Cultures Graduate Student Conference: Space and Displacement in Early Cultures. April 12-13, 2013 at the University of California, Irvine.
Keynote: "The Acoustemology of Hell," Drew Daniel, Johns Hopkins
Abstracts due: December 3rd via email to

Labyrinths: Navigating Complexity Across the Humanities [February 15-17, 2013]

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 4:58pm
McGill University English Graduate Student Association

From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives. Whether literal or figurative, labyrinths are markers of intricacy that can evoke feelings of panic, bewilderment, and failure, or present opportunities for adventure and problem-solving. You might consider the procedural labyrinths that we encounter daily (mass media, bureaucracy, academia), as well as the spatial labyrinths that we inhabit (libraries, hotels, department stores, casinos).

(anti) Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference March 15-16, 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 12:14pm
Duquesne University's English Graduate Organization

With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For its 3rd conference—(anti)Foundations—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.

Rethinking Liberal Education: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:29am
Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara and Dr. Marco de Waard (Amsterdam University College, the Netherlands).

First Dutch Symposium of University Colleges

Friday June 14th - Saturday June 15th, 2013

Hosted by Amsterdam University College

Conveners: Dr. Emma Cohen de Lara (AUC) and Dr. Marco de Waard (AUC).