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2nd Global Conference: Chronicity (September, 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
2nd Global Conference
Thursday 30th August – Saturday 1st September 2012
Questions: 1) How can we articulate the tension between the biomedical model of chronicity and its embodied experience? 2) What language and other forms of representation can we use to map, chart and begin to explore the meanings possible within such spaces? 3) What insights can these provide to inform better chronic care management? 4) What is the relationship between chronicity and wellbeing? 5) How do individuals, societies and cultures make sense of chronicity?
Themes for Papers/ Workshops/ Short Performances:
1. The Borderlands:
2. Understanding CI
3. Living with CI
4. Giving CI Voices
5. Coping with CI
THE WHAT: The 2012 meeting of Chronicity will run alongside the fifth of our projects on Making Sense Of: Madness and we anticipate holding sessions in common between the two projects. We welcome any papers or panels considering the problems or addressing issues that cross both projects. Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 27th April 2012.
THE HOW: Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to all Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: CHR2 Abstract Submission
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.
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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.