YOUNG SCHOLARS PANEL: BEING ONE AND MANY. FACES OF THE HUMAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Medical University of Łódź, Poland
contact email: 

The emerging cyborgs, transhumans and posthumans call for an urgent reconsideration of humans as individuals and collectives. The identity of the human in the 21st century eludes the constraining boundaries of definitions underpinned by simplifying and simplified dichotomies. Affecting all the spheres of life, the discoveries and achievements of recent decades have challenged the bipolar categorizations of human and nonhuman, human and animal, or even human and machine, and thus opened the door to transdisciplinary considerations.

Our conference will be dedicated to discussing the new ideas of the human. We will ponder the ways in which contemporary art, natural science, and philosophy transcend the binary concepts of human-nonhuman, natural-artificial, individual-collective, and normal-abnormal.

The conference language is English. There is no registration fee. The conference will be organized entirely on-line. We invite students and PhD students to send their proposals for the panel.

Proposals will be selected from the abstracts (200-300 words) by the Conference Program Committees.
The deadline for sending abstracts is 31st December 2020.
Please send your abstract to Łukasz Kowalczyk (kowalczyklb@gmail.com) or Monika Michałowska (monika.michalowska@umed.lodz.pl)

For more information see here: https://www.academia.edu/44597047/BEING_ONE_AND_MANY_FACES_OF_THE_HUMAN_...

Young scientists (whose abstracts would be selected by the scientific committee) send their recorded talks (10 minutes long) and materials ten days before the conference. During the conference days discussion panels will take place and will be devoted to the material delivered by participants.