International Conference: Creative Americas. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices. October 6-7, 2010, Toulouse, Fran

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Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques

Sponsored by the "Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire, Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires" (LISST-Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Solidarity, Societies, Territories), the "Association Toulousaine pour la Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Amériques" (ATRIA-Toulouse Association for Interdisciplinary Research on Americas) invites the scientific community to the International Conference: CREATIVE AMERICAS. Crossed perspectives on discourses and practices.

This cross-disciplinary and trans-American meeting will bring together all sorts of specialists of the topic of creativity in the Americas. This theme will be discussed through several perspectives - artistic, cultural, political, economic, social, etc. - as the Americas offer a favorable field of analysis. In addition and due to its subject matter, this meeting will enable the presentation of both scientific papers and visual and audiovisual creative expressions such as documentaries and an exhibition.

This conference is aimed at introducing these different perspectives and will be organized over two days around three thematic workshops : "Creativity and Power", "Imagination and Identity" and "Creativity and Environment". Each workshop will include eleven presentations and one scientific documentary which will launch the debate.

Consequently, the structure, which includes both papers and documentaries, can lead to great exchanges, enabling a dialogue between scientific discourse objectivity and image subjectivity. Interweaving creative discourses and practices, on a theoretical level as well as a methodological one, is the main goal of this international conference.

Papers will have to be submitted before January 15th, 2010 (from 5 000 to 6 000 characters including spaces, with title and general topic) and sent to the following email address:
On the same file, paper submission must include a brief presentation of the author (position, institution/laboratory/organization, publications and/or recent papers, valid email address).

The call for papers is opened to the entire America-oriented research scientific community (PhD candidates, young researchers, researchers, professors, etc.) from all disciplines. Paper submissions should preferably be written in French but papers submitted in English and in Spanish will be accepted.

Chosen papers will last for 20 minutes, and will be read by the author(s) in French, in English or in Spanish, followed by 10 minutes of questions. Paper presentations in English or in Spanish have to come with a slide show (like "powerpoint") in French. A discussion will close each workshop session.

Answers to the paper submission will be addressed on March 15th, 2010. The texts of the chosen papers must be sent to the organizing committee before the September, 1st 2010 (30 000 characters including spaces). Eventually, they will be published in French.


Presenters :
Laboratory/organization/institution affiliate researchers, professors : 60€
Doctorate students, non affiliate researchers : 20€

Visitors : 20€

Fees include coffee breaks and lunches (for presenters). A leaflet with the paper summaries as well as a USB pen containing details of conference proceedings will be given to each participant.

In agreement with ATRIA's objectives and in order to promote the participation of foreign researchers as well as the relationship between young researchers, the participation of two affiliate researchers and of two non affiliate researchers will be funded by a trip grant including a fee exemption. General criteria of evaluation and application procedures will be clarified subsequently.

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