The Conference Rethinking Jacques Ellul and the technological society in the 21st Century invites submissions of papers. The international conference will take place at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, June 17-18, 2011. The conference willmark the centenary of the birth of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) and aims to serve as a forum for assessing the legacy of his contributions especially to the sociological understanding of technological society. Since the publication of La Techniqueou l’enjeu du siècle (1954) the century has itself changed and various actors are placing bets on globalization, terrorism, capitalism, democracy, religion, and more. The working hypothesis of the conference is nevertheless that continuing benefit can be derived from Ellul’s ideas and insights, in our search for a better understanding of the issues and dilemmas of the twenty-first century. As one result of the conference, we plan to prepare a special journal issue or book based on a selection of the papers presented at the conference. Conference format The conference will include invited keynote talks and contributed oral presentations. English is the official language of the conference.Paper presentations will be 25 minutes, plus discussion. No registration fee is charged. Topics for contributions The conference welcomes presentations on all relevant areas to which Ellul's concepts and ideas are pertinent. The goal is to show new directions in research on Ellul and a valuable contribution to core issues of the twenty-first century. The list of topic areas outlined below is suggestive of the topics under consideration, but by no means restricted to them. · Social theory and technology · Globalization · Legal institutions, politics and bureaucracy · Capitalism, economy and consumerism · Ecologism and regionalism · Religion · Mass media and propaganda · Violence and terrorism · Urban studies Abstract submission Abstracts will be accepted online until 14 February 2011. The abstracts must be up to 500 words in length (references excluded) and submitted via email to Helena Jerónimo: [email protected] The abstracts should include the name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), contact details and the paper title. Decisions on acceptance will be communicated to authors by 10 March 2011. On acceptance, we expect the full paper to be submitted no later than 31 May 2011. Paper submission Selected papers will be published in a special issue or international book in 2012. The full paper must be up to 4,000 words in length (references excluded). They will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on interest, originality and relevance to the book. Assessment and selection will be made by a Scientific Committee composed of Helena Jerónimo (School of Economics and Management, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal), José Luís Garcia (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal), Carl Mitcham (Colorado School of Mines, USA), Daniel Cérézuelle (director of PADES, Programme Autoproduction et Développement Social, France) and Patrick Chastenet (UFR and Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, France). Full texts of papers must be submitted online by 31 May 2011. Important dates: * Deadline to Submit an abstract is February 14, 2011. * Notification of Acceptance will be no later thanMarch 10, 2011. * On acceptance, the full paper should be submitted no later than May 31, 2011. * Conference is on June 17-18, 2011
Subject: Conf.: The Ideology of Difference, Kyiv 6.-10.12.10 From: "Andreas Umland" <[email protected]> Date: Fri, December 3, 2010 6:38 am International Conference of the Kyiv Visual Culture Research Center http://vcrc.ukma.kiev.ua/uk/ "The Ideology of Difference" Place: Kyiv Mohyla Academy Old Academic Building (vul. Skovorody 2), 1st floor Time: 6 - 10 December 2010 Topics: racism, nationalism, globalization, neofascism, xenophobia, biopolitics, anti-racism, anti-racist art Presenters: Vladimir Malakhov, Oksana Karpenko, Mikhail Malatsky, Aleksandr Bikbov, Oksana Timofeeva, Eric Fassin, Viacheslav Likhachev, Olena Shevchenko, Hanna Hrytsenko, Yevhen Zakharov Anti-Fascist Cinema Week, 13-18 December 2010, 18:30 Detailed conference program: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037655458#!/event.php?eid=176795459012941
Subject: CFP Update: Popular Culture in Early America From: "CLAS - Draper Conference" <[email protected]> Date: Fri, December 3, 2010 7:50 pm Popular Culture in Early America The Fourth James L. and Shirley A. Draper Graduate Student Conference in Early American Studies DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15 Update: The plenary speakers will be David D. Hall, John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard University, and Patricia Cline Cohen, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From London to Philadelphia, Charleston to Kingston, Quebec to Lima, popular culture in early America embraced a host of activities and purposes, communities, practices, and sites. It expressed the vitality of the diverse worlds that met and collided in early America and enacted their tensions and conflicts as well. Plebeian and respectable, folk and commercial, popular and elite: "popular culture" goes by many names in early American scholarship and takes in a broad and perhaps incompatible set of activities. The Draper Graduate Student Conference in Early American Studies seeks to explore this wide arena and assay the subjects, issues, contributions, and theoretical debates in recent work on popular culture in early America and the broader Atlantic world from the sixteenth century down to the middle decades of the nineteenth century. We invite graduate students to explore these themes in a conference to be held in Storrs, Connecticut, and Worcester, Massachusetts from March 24 to 26, 2011 under the joint sponsorship of the University of Connecticut and the American Antiquarian Society. Paper proposals should consist of a 500-word abstract and a C.V. of no more than 2 pages. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2010. We welcome submissions from graduate students within and outside the discipline of history. Submission email: [email protected] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/draperconference2011 Please download the printable electronic flier from http://history.uconn.edu/draperconference2011/drapercfp.pdf.