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3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suffering (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
3rd Global Conference
Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Call for Papers:
The conference aims to raise and assess a variety of questions related to the nature of suffering, the origins of suffering, the ‘meaning’ of suffering, explanations for suffering and responding to suffering. Papers, workshops, presentations and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the following themes:
I. What is Suffering?
II. The Roots of Suffering
III. The Meaning of Suffering
IV. Explaining Suffering
V. Suffering and Practice
VI. Suffering and Religion
VII. Representing Suffering
VIII. Confronting Suffering
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th May 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 3rd August 2012.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.
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Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.