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Workshop on Language, Literacy, and the Social Construction of Authority in Islamic Societies

Workshop on Language, Literacy, and the Social Construction of Authority in Islamic Societies

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-03-2011 Last Day: 03-04-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 09-01-2010
Call for Papers: Workshop on Language, Literacy, and the Social Construction of Authority in Islamic Societies Stanford University, March 3-4, 2011 (Abstract Submission Deadline: 09/01/2010) The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University invites submission of paper abstracts for a workshop on Language, Literacy, and the Social Construction of Authority in Islamic Societies. The workshop will take place on March 3-4 2011 in Stanford (California, USA) and is a joint project of the Abbasi Program and the Middle East –Mediterranean Studies Program at Sciences Po in Paris. Travel and lodging arrangements for the workshop participants will be provided. The…
International Praxis Conference on Cultural Memory and Coexistence

International Praxis Conference on Cultural Memory and Coexistence

Location: , Turkey
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-18-2011 Last Day: 03-20-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 10-01-2010
Literature on cultural memory has extensively developed in the last two decades. Several scholarly works and conferences have been dedicated to it. The “new wars” (M. Kaldor, New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era), as well as the current global paradigms drawing on the language of clash have particularly reflected a strong link between cultural memory and conflict. In opposition to the conventional thinking, this conference aims to raise the fundamental question of how individual and collective memories (M. Halbwachs, On Collective Memory) can generate intercultural dialogue practices and therefore used as tools for conflict resolution. We…
Second International Conference on Interpreting Quality

Second International Conference on Interpreting Quality

Location: , Spain
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-24-2011 Last Day: 03-26-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 10-20-2010
The purpose of this conference is to bring together for fruitful dialogue researchers, teachers and professionals from all modalities of interpreting (conference interpreting, public-service interpreting, sign-language interpreting, etc.). The Conference aims to cast light on Quality from a variety of perspectives, considering the parameters of interpreting quality, the most relevant factors and functions of the process and of the product of interpreting, as well as methodological trends and needs emerging in this research field.
Christians and the Middle East Conflict

Christians and the Middle East Conflict

Location: , Canada
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-24-2011 Last Day: 03-26-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 11-30-2010
Call for Papers: Christians and the Middle East Conflict Sponsored by the Religion, Culture and Conflict Research Group Trinity Western University 24-26 March 2011 Over the past few years, increasing scrutiny has been applied to the ways in which Christians and Christianity relate to ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. The topic relates generally to the various debates about civilizational and cultural interaction and dialogue. More specifically, the influence of Christianity has been discussed in critical texts covering the relationship of the modern Christian Zionist movement with Western attitudes and foreign policies toward the region in both historical and modern…
Second International Conference on Interpreting Quality

Second International Conference on Interpreting Quality

Location: , Spain
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-24-2011 Last Day: 03-26-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 10-20-2010
The purpose of this conference is to bring together for fruitful dialogue researchers, teachers and professionals from all modalities of interpreting (conference interpreting, public-service interpreting, sign-language interpreting, etc.). The Conference aims to cast light on Quality from a variety of perspectives, considering the parameters of interpreting quality, the most relevant factors and functions of the process and of the product of interpreting, as well as methodological trends and needs emerging in this research field. We would like to encourage colleagues to submit papers on the quality of interpreting, focusing especially on: - Research methodology - New research findings - Use…
International Seminar on Modern Trends in Sirah  Writing

International Seminar on Modern Trends in Sirah Writing

Location: , Pakistan
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 03-26-2011 Last Day: 03-28-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 11-15-2010
The purpose of this international seminar (26-27-28 March 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan)on Sirah is to take stock of the different approaches to the subject, and to attempt critical surveys of the major studies on Sirah along with their theoretical underpinnings during the modern period (circa 1800 onwards). By carefully analyzing the different attitudes, trends, methodologies and contents of these writings an effort will be made to undertake a holistic evaluation of this period and to explore new vistas for future studies on Sirah. Although the main focus of this three-day seminar will be on works in three languages—Arabic, English and…
Quality in Alternative Care

Quality in Alternative Care

Location: , Czech Republic
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-04-2011 Last Day: 04-06-2011
The international conference "Quality in Alternative Care", organised by SOS Children‘s Villages with the support of various partners, takes place in Prague on 4-6 April 2011. On the one hand, the conference aims to identify ways to empower children and young people with alternative care experience. On the other hand it intends to promote the implementation of quality care standards, to provide a platform and networking opportunities, and to identify changes needed to policy and practice to align them with international frameworks. Among the speakers and panellists are Nigel Cantwell, international consultant on child protection, Michael Ungar, Professor at the…
American Society and Its Profession of Arms

American Society and Its Profession of Arms

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-05-2011 Last Day: 04-07-2011
The Commandant of the U.S. Army War College cordially invites you to join this critical conversation at the U.S. Army War College’s XXII Annual Strategy Conference to be held at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania from April 5-7, 2011. Join over 20 leading experts, the U.S. Army War College Class of 2011, and 200 other strategists, academics, journalists, government officials, business leaders, and other members of the public as they examine and debate the critical relationship between the U.S. military and the American society. The conference will include panels discussing the changing role of the military; the possible divergence of the cultural…
2011 ELSI Congress; Exploring the ELSI Universe

2011 ELSI Congress; Exploring the ELSI Universe

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-12-2011 Last Day: 04-14-2011
A research community congress to explore ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of the new genomics, hosted by the Center for Genomics and Society at UNC-Chapel Hill with funding from the ELSI Research Program of the National Human Genome Project. Through keynote speakers, plenary panels, and poster presentations, the Congress will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary and international scholars to reflect upon the most important science of the century, and to envision future directions for ELSI research. the Congress seeks the engagement of researchers and students from inside and outside academia and from multiple disciplines and professions.
Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research

Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research

Location: , Portugal
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-14-2011 Last Day: 04-15-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 02-06-2011
This symposium intends to catalyse the gathering of emergent research lines focused on understanding ethics and social responsibility in decision making processes and behaviors of organizational actors. It also intends to constitute a space for discussion and healthy confrontation of theoretical and empirical findings that support the organizational intervention in these domains.
Introduction to Letters of Credit

Introduction to Letters of Credit

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-26-2011 Last Day: 04-26-2011
Why Should You Attend: A letter of credit is one method of payment used in international trade transactions. The Uniform Customs and Practices (UCP 600) are the current internationally recognized set of rules created by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) which govern the use of letters of credit. The benefit to using a letter of credit is that it provides a conditional guarantee of payment from the importer (applicant) to the exporter (beneficiary) if the terms and conditions of the documentary credit are complied with. Attend this webinar to understand the process of a letter of credit and how…
International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2011): Tourism in an Era of Uncertainty

International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2011): Tourism in an Era of Uncertainty

Location: , Greece
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 04-27-2011 Last Day: 04-30-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 02-15-2011
Conference Aims and Scope The twenty-first century has brought new challenges for tourism. Climate change, infectious diseases, economic crises, terrorism, globalisation, and entrenched social problems pose threats and create an uncertain tourism environment that affects destinations and their populations in virtually every corner of the contemporary world. To keep pace with these challenges, governments, businesses, communities, and tourism organisations need to continuously assess environmental factors, to identify future trends and to examine various response policies and management techniques to decrease risk and uncertainty. Bearing all these in mind, ICOT 2011 aims to contribute to the debate on tourism in relation…
Religious Norms and the Public Sphere: The Challenge

Religious Norms and the Public Sphere: The Challenge

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 05-06-2011 Last Day: 05-07-2011
A 2 days conference to address the revolution in the Arab World, the building of religious buildings, the wearing of religious clothes, the accepting/rejecting of religious norms in the public sphere such as halal, kosher etc. The issue is the tensions between religious freedom, freedom of expression, national specificity (dominant or established religion in one country: Islam in Egypt, Catholicism in Italy, "Laïcite"in France), citizenship, national identity, immigrations, conversions, existing laws in favor of established religions, claims of new religious groups, religious lobbying to impose specific norms (abortion, decency, censorship...) Sponsored by IIS- Center on Institutions and Governance, theCenter for…
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2011

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2011

Location: , Germany
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 05-11-2011 Last Day: 05-15-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 03-16-2011
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy is one of the world's leading conferences in the fields of international relations and cultural studies. The 2011 conference will bring together renowned speakers from across the world to discuss how traditional concepts of power and influence are being redefined by globalization, the digital revolution and the emergence of social media. Held annually in Berlin, the program will consist of keynote speeches, lectures, panel discussions and social activities that provide for insightful discussion, debate, and reflection on these salient issues. The change over the past two decades from an international system based on independent…
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2011

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2011

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 05-18-2011 Last Day: 05-21-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 05-17-2011
"The Roles and Responsibilities of the US and Europe in a Changing World Order: Evaluating the Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions" The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy is one of the world's leading conferences in the fields of international relations and cultural studies. This year´s event brings together key stakeholders from the US, Europe, and across the world to reflect on the future of US and European foreign policy and related issues. The program will consist of keynote speeches, lectures, panel discussions and social activities that provide for insightful discussion, debate, and reflection on these salient issues The International Symposium…
Justmeans Certification Consumption and Change Conference | Washington DC, 5.24

Justmeans Certification Consumption and Change Conference | Washington DC, 5.24

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 05-24-2011 Last Day: 05-24-2011
Certification, Consumption and Change Conference in Washington, DC, May 24 http://www.justmeans.com/pages/Washington-DC The National Press Club 529 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20045 The Certification Consumption and Change Conference will bring together 150 thought leaders from social enterprises, leading brands and certifying bodies for a day of thought-provoking panel discussions concerning the future of certification. Join senior executives responsible for ethical trade management, marketing, supply chain, sustainability and corporate responsibility. You'll discover the trends that are reshaping the face of certification, engage in lively debate with academics and practitioners, examine innovative case studies and contribute to the discussion that will define…
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Re-enchantment of Arab Television: Audience responses and identity constructions

Location: , Denmark
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 05-27-2011 Last Day: 05-29-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 10-30-2010
The New Islamic Public Sphere Programme invites proposals for papers at the Conference on "Re-enchantment of Arab Television: Audience responses and identity constructions" to be held in Copenhagen, 27 – 29 May 2011 The main issue of this conference is how Arab audiences respond to religion and religious programming on Arab television. A focus on Islamic programming is particularly requested, but also papers on audience responses to other religious programming are encouraged. In spite of the common recognition that the effect of media has to be understood in the encounter between media discourse and audience responses, very often the Arab…
GENERATIONS:  Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space

GENERATIONS: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-09-2011 Last Day: 06-12-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 03-01-2010
Berkshire Conference on Women’s History “GENERATIONS: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space” June 9-12, 2011, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Proposals due March 1, 2010 Subcommittee Religion: belief, practice, communities, co-chairs Marion Katz (marion.katz@nyu.edu) and Anthea Butler (antheab@sas.upenn.edu). The 2011 conference will include workshops dedicated to discussing precirculated papers on questions and problems (epistemological, methodological, substantive) provoked by the notion of "Generations." To encourage transnational discussions, panels will be principally organized along thematic rather than national lines and therefore proposals will be vetted by a transnational group of scholars with expertise in a particular thematic, rather than geographic,…
27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies

27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies

Location: , United States
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-13-2011 Last Day: 06-15-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 12-30-2010
27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies - Call for Papers Brandeis University June 13-15, 2011 www.aisisraelstudies.org/brandeis2011.ehtml “Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State” The Zionist ideal of a Jewish and democratic society has been a central issue since early settlements through the present. It continues to elicit celebration, criticism and debate in the arts, academic disciplines and the public sphere. The challenge of defining Israel also involves diplomatic relations, interactions between Jews and Arabs inside Israel and the region, among Jews in Israel and with the Diaspora, gender issues, the legal culture, the political system, and perceptions…
11th International Conference: Migration and Culture

11th International Conference: Migration and Culture

Location: , Austria
Category: Social Sciences and Humanities
Start Date: 06-16-2011 Last Day: 06-18-2011 Deadline for abstracts: 01-05-2011
Proposals on the following subject areas are welcomed: - Current theoretical debates (including multiculturalism, interculturality, diversity) - Mechanisms of exclusion (including neo-racism, neo-assimilationism, intrinsic and extrinsic ethnicization) - Cultural negotiation processes in border areas - Forms of resistance (including politics of identity, subculture) - Cultural phenomena in the everyday world - Media representations of migration - Cultures of recollection Organizers - Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Intercultural Education (Klagenfurt, Austria) - Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines CDMH (Dudelange, Luxemburg) - Institute for Regional and Migration Research IRM (Trier, Germany) - Institute of Integration

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