CFP: R/Evolutions: Mapping Culture, Community, and Change (grad) (UK) (7/15/07; 10/19/07-10/21/07)

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Warren Steele
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R/Evolutions: Mapping Culture, Community, and Change

The Sixth Annual Conference of the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities

University of Glasgow, 19 to 21 October 2007

Can revolution and evolution coexist? Revolution recalls radical change
while evolution signifies gradual transformation. The potent political and
scientific terms are so well-known that the mutual origins of these words
are often forgotten. This conference seeks to address the common roots and
fundamental disjunctions of revolution and evolution within the Arts,
Humanities, Social Sciences and Education through a new look at
interdisciplinary methods.

This graduate conference will explore the links between world-changing
ideologies in the Arts and Humanities, aiming to generate new perspectives
and create fresh communication between seemingly unrelated fields. Possible
questions to consider include: What is the nature of cultural R/Evolution?
Can art change the world? Can the Arts and Humanities produce radical new
knowledge? How can the effects of material and ideological change be traced?
How do traditional research fields or areas approach changes in research
theory and methodology? Can interdisciplinary methods in research better
record innovation and change? How do R/Evolutions impact society and those
who write about it?

Suggested themes include but are not limited to:

Manifestos and culture

Science and technology in the arts and humanities

Power and Pedagogy

Artistic and political avant-gardes

Hybridizations and Proliferations

Activism and aesthetics

Writing and resistance

R/Evolutionary time; r/evolutionary space

New human identities

Gender r/evolutions

Radical faith and dissent


The limits of reason

The ethics of violence and war

Defining revolution, debating evolution

Manifestos and the margins

The discourse of change

Historiography and change
Resisting reform

Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words. They should be submitted in
English, and labeled with the speaker's name, institutional affiliation,
paper title as well as a list of any audio-visual requirements. The
University of Glasgow invites you to join the sixth conference, which
promises to both continue a tradition in stimulating intellectual and social
interaction and open novel avenues of research within this vibrant

Please e-mail abstracts to

The deadline for abstracts is 15 July 2007.

For more information on this event, please refer to the conference website:

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