UPDATE: [International] Internationa Humanities Conference

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International Conference on
 Humanities in 21st Century:
Rethinking Humanities in the Age of the ‘Visual’
June 27&28, 2009
C PRACSIS, THRISSUR, KERALA, India 680001 Phone 91-9446230003
Keynote address: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
The conference, “Rethinking Humanities” attempts to interrogate how the
future of humanities can be traced and interpreted from various academic
and philosophical perspectives and the ways in which interdisciplinary
endeavors in humanities, social sciences and sciences respond to this
problematic. One of the major paradigms that re-organized almost all
disciplines including social sciences in the last century was the paradigm
of visual culture. It is extremely important to examine how the paradigms
of the ‘visual’ have attempted to destabilize and alter the methodological
and canonical framework of traditional Humanities. The conference attempts
to embark on a detailed inquiry into the following issues:
The historical contexts of evolution of humanities
Contemporary interpretations of the crisis in humanities
 The genealogies of interdisciplinarity in humanities
 Humanities and Social Sciences
  Posthumanities and production of knowledge
 Humanities and artificial intelligence
Theories of technoculture, Cyber space and humanities
 Humanities and globalization
 Humanities and visual culture
  Philosophy in academia
 The theory and practice of arts in the 21st century
 Art and aesthetics as disciplines
 Theatre studies and interdisciplinary approaches
  Performance and philosophy in contemporary cultures
 Technology and humanities
 Art and Social Sciences
 Visual arts and the Virtual reality
 20th cen. approaches to humanities
 the future of humanities in Asia
   The age of the ‘visual’ with its alteration of the priorities of
modernity and the privileging of the spectacle signals that the Humanities
are to be reread in relation to the specific contexts of cultural practices
of 21st century. The search for new methodologies to redefine humanities
must conspicuously be characterized by a spirit of interdisciplinary
inquiries. C PRACSIS invites papers for presentation in the proposed
conference on the topics related to the themes mentioned above. Kindly send
the abstract of the papers to director_at_cpracsis.org or to
csbijustc_at_gmail.com on or before May 20, 2009. Updates will be available
soon in the c pracsis website <cpracsis.org>

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