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16th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
16th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil
Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Call for Presentations:
Everyone – academics and artists, NGOs and performers, practitioners, clergy, journalists, therapists, nurses, doctors, social workers – has something to say about anything that might be considered “evil” through any one of a hundred-plus prisms. This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. In wrestling with evil(s) we are confronted with a multi-layered phenomenon which invites people from all disciplines, professions and vocations to come together in dialogue and wrestle with questions that cross the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal. Underlying these efforts there is the sense that in grappling with evil we are in fact grappling with questions and issues of our own humanity. We want YOU to join this discussion!
Two themes which emerged at the 2014 meeting were financial and political acts which can be considered evil, especially acts of genocide and monetary policy decisions that impact wide segments of the world population. We can both build on these discussions and reach out in new directions and follow new leads, exploring new tangents of EVIL in any way, shape, or form.
The complex nature of evil is reflected in this call for presentations: in recognising that no one approach or perspective can adequately do justice to what we mean by evil, so there is an equal recognition that no one form of presentation ought to take priority over others.
We solicit contributions which may be
We will also consider other forms of contribution. Successful proposals will normally be given a 20 minute presentation space. Perspectives are sought from all academic disciplines along with, for example, those working in the caring professions, journalism, the media, the military, prison services, politics, psychiatry and other work-related, ngo and vocational areas. Presentations that build on these themes or branch out into new areas are equally welcome.
Key themes for reflection may include, but are not limited to:
-what is evil?
The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.
What to Send:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract f) up to 10 key words
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). 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 At the Interface programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.
Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.
For further details of the conference, please visit:
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.