2nd International Conference ComSymbol on Public Sphere and Communicating Faith

full name / name of organization: 
ITIC Paul Valéry University Montpellier III, IARSIC, ESSACHESS and CORHIS
contact email: 
comsymbol2014@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

ITIC Paul Valéry University Montpellier III, IARSIC, ESSACHESS and CORHIS

organize
2nd International Conference ComSymbol on Public Sphere and Communicating Faith
at
Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3 Centre du Guesclin de Béziers, July 2-3, 2014, Béziers, France

Scientific organizer
Prof. dr. dr. Stefan BRATOSIN, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3

The society and religious practices go now through profound transformations in which new contexts firmly call into question familiar models. Religious, economic, social, political, scientific, and so on, actors unavoidably have to take into account the creativity and inventiveness that take place concerning communicating of faith and raise many questions about
how institutions and organizations function. This conference is intended to identify the current major problems that involve the communicating of faith and secondly, to bring together the
answers offered by the scholars who are interested in this subject, regardless of their discipline and approach. As a suggestion – but without setting up some limitations – of special interest would be proposals on themes such as:
- Traditional practices for communicating faith
- Communicating faith in a secular society
- Mass media, new media, new technologies, and communicating of faith
- Communicating of faith and religious and/or social pluralism
- Communicating faith in the context of increasing assertiveness of independence and distrust of institutions
- The means used to facilitate the religious culture and/or the relationship between faith and culture
- Communicating of faith as patrimony and the patrimony of communicating faith
- The academic framework and the religious values as well as their practice
- Communicating of faith and individual freedom
- The laity and clergy concerns for awakening, initiation, and nurturing of faith
- Communicating of faith in a form to meet the needs of youth, their culture, and their world
- Communicating of faith and violence
- Communicating of faith and food, dress, vacations, entertainment, sport, holydays, and so on
The proposals submitted are expected to emphasize the experience of communicating faith within divers structures and religious and lay organizations of the society; to identify new ways
of communicating faith and the role they could play in different kinds of communities; to investigate the role of communicating faith in the evolution of symbolic practices and especially
the articulation between the sacred and the secular as well as the interaction with the government; to evaluate the impact of the communicating of faith in the dynamic of social
intervention.
The conference is open to scholars regardless of their discipline as well as to specialists on sharing of faith.

Important dates
February 10, 2014: Submission of an abstract of approximately 350-400 words, including spaces,
and five keywords. The abstract could be written in French or English. The proposal must include
the name and affiliations as well as the email address of all authors.
March 1st, 2014: Notification of abstract acceptance via email
May 15, 2014: Submission of the full papers

All proposals and questions should be addressed to: comsymbol2014@gmail.com
All proposals will be double blind peer reviewed. Authors of the accepted papers will be notified by e-mail.

Conference website http://comsymbol2014.wordpress.com/
For further details please visit the conference website which will be updated regularly Conference venue Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, Centre du GUESCLIN Béziers, France
http://beziers.upv.univ-montp3.fr/

Fees
Registration fee is 60 euros / participant (with paper/ without paper)
The registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch, conference materials, entrance to all sessions of the conference
Publishing fee for selected proposals: The publishing fee is 190 euros/author and includes conference proceedings. The proceedings
will be reviewed and will have an ISBN. The proceedings will be published at a French Academic Publishing and will be submitted for indexing in a number of citation indexes including (Google Books, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, the Thompson Web of Science, etc.)
The participant will pay the publishing fee only after receiving the acceptance of the proposal from the Scientific Committee.
Payment deadlines: The fees (participation fee and publishing fee) will have to be paid no later than April 15, 2014.
Languages of the conference: French and English

Scientific Partners
CORHIS Research Center, Paul Valéry de Montpellier 3 University, France
Essachess – Journal for Communication Studies (recognized by AERES - French Evaluation Agency for Research and higher Education, and covered in ProQuest CSA, EBSCO Publishing,
Index Copernicus, DOAJ, Ulrich's, Gale, J-Gate, CEEOL, Genamics Journal Seek, SSRN, GESIS-SSOAR, MLA Bibliography, and DRJI), France
Journal for the Studies of Religions and Ideologies (covered in Scopus, ISI Thomson) Romania
The Society of Scholars Editors of Academic Journals (Société des Universitaires Editeurs des Revues Scientifiques), France

Publication of the proceedings
The proceedings will be reviewed and will have an ISBN. The proceedings will be published at a French Academic Publishing House and will be submitted for indexing in a number of citation
indexes including (Google Books, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, the Thompson Web of Science, etc.)

Organizing Committee
Scholars
Catherine GHOSN (Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse 3, France)
Mihaela Alexandra TUDOR (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Stefan BRATOSIN (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Ioan Gheorghe ROTARU (SPIPR, Romania)

PhD Candidates
Aurora BURCA (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Mihai CRANGASU (Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse 3, France)
Sorin PETROF (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Cassiano Lopes Junior VANDERLEI VEGET (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)

Centre du Guesclin Béziers Organizers
Justin CHAREYRE (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Fabienne KALTENBACHER (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Adam MAGALLON (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Erika SEREX (Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)

Scientific Committee
Recep BOZTEMUR (Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus Kalkanlı Güzelyurt, TRNC, Turkey)
Lieven BOEVE (Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium)
Stefan BRATOSIN (CORHIS, ORC IARSIC, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Alain BRIOLE (CORHIS, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)
Bertrand CABEDOCHE (Chair UNESCO International Communication, GRESEC, Stendhal
University Grenoble 3, France)
Ioan CHIRILA (Babes Bolyai University, Romania)
Gheorghe CLITAN (West University of Timisoara, Romania)
Mihai COMAN (SPARTA, University of Bucarest, Romania)
Eric DACHEUX (Communication et Solidarité Research Center, Blaise Pascal University, France)
Raja FENNICHE (ISD, University of Manouba, Tunisia)
Sandu FRUNZA (SACRI, Babes Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania)
Gisela GONÇALVES (LabCom, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal)
Kostas GOULIAMOS (European University Cyprus, Cyprus)
Ah Eng LAI (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Karel B. MÜLLER (University of Economics, Praga, Czechia)
Nicolas PELISSIER (I3M, Nice-Sophia Antipolis University, France)
Peter PHILLIPS (Centre for Biblical Literacy and Communication, Durham University, UK)
Paul RASSE (I3M, Nice-Sophia Antipolis University, France)
Cleomar ROCHA (MediaLab, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brésil)
Eric ROTENBUHLER (Webster University, USA)
Johanna SUMIALA (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Mihaela Alexandra TUDOR (CORHIS, ORC IARSIC, President of the Scientific Committee, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France)

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