Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fwd: CfP: Re-Inventing Eastern Europe, Riga, Latvia, 29 – 30 January 2016

Call for Papers
The Fifth Euroacademia International Conference
Re-Inventing Eastern Europe

29 – 30 January 2016

Riga, Latvia

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 10 December 2015

Conference Description:

The Fifth Euroacademia International Conference 'Re-Inventing Eastern Europe' aims to make a case and to provide alternative views on the dynamics, persistence and manifestations of practices of alterity making that take place in Europe and broadly in the mental mappings of the world. It offers an opportunity for scholars, activists and practitioners to identify, discuss, and debate the multiple dimensions in which specific narratives of alterity making towards Eastern Europe preserve their salience today in re-furbished and re-fashioned manners. The conference aims to look at the processes of alterity making as puzzles and to address the persistence of the East-West dichotomies.

Not a long time ago, in 2010, a British lady was considered bigoted by Gordon Brown upon asking 'Where do all these Eastern Europeans come from?'. Maybe, despite her concern with the dangers of immigration for Britain, the lady was right in showing that such a question still awaits for answers in Europe. The ironic thing however is that a first answer to such a question would point to the fact that the Eastern Europeans come from the Western European imaginary. As Iver Neumann puts it, 'regions are invented by political actors as a political programme, they are not simply waiting to be discovered'. And, as Larry Wolff skillfully showed, Eastern Europe is an invention emanated initially from the intellectual agendas of the elites of the Enlightenment that later found its peak of imaginary separation during the Cold War.

The Economist, explicitly considered Eastern Europe to be wrongly labeled and elaborated that 'it was never a very coherent idea and it is becoming a damaging one'. The EU enlargement however, was expected to make the East – West division obsolete under the veil of a prophesized convergence. That would have finally proven the non-ontologic, historically contingent and unhappy nature of the division of Europe and remind Europeans of the wider size of their continent and the inclusive and empowering nature of their values. Yet still, 20 years after the revolutions in the Central and Eastern European countries, Leon Mark, while arguing that the category of Eastern Europe is outdated and misleading, bitterly asks a still relevant question: 'will Europe ever give up the need to have an East?'

Eastern Europe was invented as a region and continues to be re-invented from outside and inside. From outside its invention was connected with alterity making processes, and, from inside the region, the Central and Eastern European countries got into a civilizational beauty contest themselves in search of drawing the most western profile: what's Central Europe, what's more Eastern, what's more Ottoman, Balkan, Byzantine, who is the actual kidnapped kid of the West, who can build better credentials by pushing the Easterness to the next border. A wide variety of scholars addressed the western narratives of making the Eastern European other as an outcome of cultural politics of enlightenment, as an effect of EU's need to delineate its borders, as an outcome of its views on security , or as a type of 'orientalism' or post-colonialism. Most of these types of approaches are still useful in analyzing the persistence of an East-West slope. The region is understood now under a process of convergence, socialization and Europeanization that will have as outcomes an 'ever closer union' where the East and the West will fade away as categories. Yet the reality is far from such an outcome while the persistence of categories of alterity making towards the 'East' is not always dismantled. The discourse on core-periphery, new Europe/old Europe is rather gaining increasing ground in the arena of European identity narratives often voiced by the EU.

The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the following panels:

The Agenda of the Enlightenment: Inventing Eastern Europe ~ Europe East and West: On the Persistence of the Division ~ Reviewing Alternative Modernities: East and West ~ Writing About the East in West ~ Writing about the West in East ~ The Eastern European 'Other' Inside the European Union ~ Mental Mappings on Eastern Europe ~ People-ing the Eastern Europeans ~ Geopolitical Views on the East-West Division ~ Post-colonial readings of Eastern Europe ~ Making Borders to the East: Genealogies of Othering ~ Inclusion/Exclusion Nexuses ~ Myths and Misconceptions on Eastern Europe ~ Core Europe/Non-Core Europe ~ Central Europe vs. Eastern Europe ~ Reading the Past: On Memory and Memorialization ~ Eastern Europe and the Crises ~ Assessing Convergence in Eastern Europe ~ Explaining Divergence in Eastern Europe ~ Central and Eastern Europe and the EU ~ Scenarios for the Future of Eastern Europe ~ Eastern Europe and Asymmetries of Europeanization ~ Axiological Framings of Eastern Europe ~ Eastern Europe in Western Literature ~ Re-making Eastern Europe: Pushing the Easterness to the Next Border ~ From the Ottoman Empire to Russia: Cultural Categories in the Making of Eastern Europe ~ Go West! Migration from Eastern Europe and Experiences of 'Othering' ~ Lifestyles and the Quotidian Peculiarities of the Invented East ~ Visual Representation of Eastern Europe in Film: From Dracula to Barbarian Kings ~ Guidebooks for the Savage Lands: Representations of Eastern Europe in Travel Guides ~ Urban Landscapes in Eastern Europe ~ Changing Politics and the Transformation of Cities ~ Eastern Europe and Artistic Movements

Participant's Profile
The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest in Eastern Europe from all parts of the world. Post-graduate students, doctoral candidates and young researchers are welcome to submit an abstract. Representatives of INGOs, NGOs, Think Tanks and activists willing to present their work with impact on or influenced by specific understandings of Eastern Europe are welcomed as well to submit the abstract of their contribution.

Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted based on their proven quality. The submitted paper is expected to be in accordance with the lines provided in the submitted abstract.


The 300 word abstracts and the affiliation details should be submitted in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:
1) author(s), 2) affiliation, 3) email address, 4) title of abstract, 5) body of abstract 6) preferred panel or proposed panel

The abstract and details can be sent to with the name of the conference specified in the subject line or through the on-line application form available at

We will acknowledge the receipt of your proposal and answer to all paper proposals submitted.

For complete information before applying please see:

2nd International Conference on Applied Economics and Finance to be held on February 06, 2016 at GSIB

Dear Madam/Sir,

It gives me immense pleasure in inviting you to the 2nd International conference on Applied Economics and Finance (ICAEF) on February 06, 2016 in association with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) at GITAM School of International Business (GSIB), GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The conference has identified some topics under the area of applied economics and finance, and given in the brochure. But, they are only suggestive. Any topic which is kindred to the topic suggested is welcome for writing and presenting as paper in the conference. One soft copy of abstract/research paper will have to be submitted to or  by December 15, 2015.

Important Dates;

Submission of Abstract: November 15, 2015

Submission of Full paper: December 15, 2015

Intimation of Acceptance Letter: December 30, 2015

Submission of Registration Form: January 15, 2016

Conference Date: February 06, 2016


Please circulate this information among your colleagues and research scholars for a wider participation.


Thanking you,

With best regards,

Dr. Chinmaya Behera (Conference Director)

Assistant Professor

GITAM School of International Business

GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, AP


Mobile: (0)9951385778


Monday, October 26, 2015

EDC 2016 - 11th Annual Education and Development Conference

EDC 2016 - 11th Annual Education and Development Conference
5th to 7th March 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce EDC 2016, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization. This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in Education.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, educational development strategies and educational systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting educational development.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: This is a chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of permanent education in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Others: Anyone who is interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

Education and Development Conference 2016 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of education and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Adult Education, Arts Education, Anthropology and Education, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Systems and Policy, Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Gender and Education, Guidance and Counseling, Health Education, Higher Education, History of Education, IT and Education, Language Education and Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Multicultural Issues in Education, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Quality in Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Research and Development, Rural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sociology of Education, Special and Inclusive Education, Teacher Education, Values and Education, Vocational Education and Training, Other areas of Education.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of EDC 2016 Conference Proceedings.

Applications are accepted online at:

You may also be interested in Tomorrow People Organization's:

7th Annual Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference, 1-3 March 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

9th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference, 9-11 March 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in March 2016, as one of our participants, coming from over 60 countries worldwide!


EDC 2016 Organizing Committee

Jobs @ Ashoka University

Ashoka University

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Office No. 2 Green Avenue Street                      Rajiv Gandhi Education City           T +91 9015151151
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Ashoka University is hiring in Political Science and Economics
Candidates will require (1) a coverletter / CV, (2) statement on teaching philosophy, (3) statement on research, (4) research portfolio sample, and (5) three to five references.

For questions or more information please email

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at by October 16, 2015 (for Political Science) and December 1, 2015 (for Economics).

Position 1: Tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in Political Science- Comparative Politics, Political Economy (Rank open)

Ashoka University's Department of Political Science seeks to hire scholars of Comparative Politics and Political Economy, specializing in South Asia, rank open, beginning January 2016. Must have the ability/ willingness to teach a course in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and ability to mentor students in the same. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Compensation and research support unparalleled in India. PhD must be in hand by time of appointment

We strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups under-represented in academia.

Position 2: Economics faculty positions at Ashoka University

The goal of the Department of Economics in Ashoka University is to build a vibrant faculty which excels in both teaching and research.  We aim to become a leading research department in the region, in addition to building world class graduate and undergraduate programs in Economics.  We will be recruiting several faculty positions at all ranks this year. While applications in all fields are invited, candidates specializing in Macroeconomics, Finance, industrial organization, are particularly welcome. Applicants must hold, or be close to completing, a PhD as well as possess teaching experience appropriate to rank. In addition, we require a clear demonstration of research potential. Those applying for Assistant Professorships may demonstrate this by a strong doctoral dissertation and research papers. Applicants for Associate or full Professorships must have a proven track record of publications.  The university provides a very generous pay package including research budgets.  Department representatives will attend the ASSA meeting in San Francisco to hold initial interviews. We will continue to accept applications till the positions are filled.  All appointments will start from the beginning of the academic year 2016-17.

Ashoka University is a private, nonprofit university providing an international-quality liberal arts and sciences education, the first of its kind in India. We have attracted the brightest students and the highest-quality faculty to our world-class campus on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Ashoka's Young India Fellowship, in its fifth year, has become the top destination for Indian postgraduates and our growing Undergraduate Programme consists of 360 of the brightest students in India.

Ashoka is supported by partnerships with top universities around the world and an academic council of eminent scholars, all of whom are invested in building a new model of higher education in India through excellence in teaching and research. Our faculty is very diverse and consists of world-class researchers from premier universities (Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and others) who have made a mark in their respective fields, from computer science to philosophy, and are working to shape minds of India's future leaders.

Scholar-in-Residence Programme, 20I5-16 @ INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA


Scholar-in-Residence Programme, 20I5-16

The Scholar-in-Residence Programme at the Management Centre for Human Values, IIM Calcutta is meant for outstanding scholars from universities and other academic institutions to pursue advanced research in the area of human values bridging the fields of humanities and social sciences, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, history, law, philosophy, politics, sociology and any other discipline related to management.

Under this Programme, the Scholar will spend two to three weeks at the Institute to:

• Share their expertise and experience with students and faculty members at the Institute through a seminar presentation;

• Interact with the doctoral students at the Institute on a regular basis;

• Further a personal research project in the area of values;

• Develop their contacts with the like-minded scholars within the Institute

The Scholar(s) will receive free boarding and lodging facilities at the Institute. They will have office space at the MCHV and they will also receive a token honorarium of Rupees Twenty-five Thousand. The Programme covers round trip domestic air travel (economy class) from the place of the scholar's residence to Kolkata.

The selection will be based on the quality of research of the Scholar. Research output of the scholar, and the potential of the Scholar's research to further the study of values under the auspices of the MCHV would be primary criteria for selection. Those interested can submit their CV and a one-page note demonstrating how their research-stay will contribute to the study of values in their home institution as well as in the host institution. Scholars can also be nominated by their peers and colleagues provided the nomination comes along with the CV of the Scholar. MCHV Committee reserves the right to invite scholars based on its own wisdom.

Applications for the Scholar-in-Residence programme at the MCHV, IIM Calcutta should be sent by email to Mr. Subal Mukherjee at the MCHV office at by Monday, 26 October 2015.

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Two-day UGC Sponsored National Seminar @ St. Aloysius College, Thrissur

The Dept. of Political Science, St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, Thrissur is organizing a two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar titled "Trans-nationalism and the Political Discourse of the Kerala Muslims" scheduled to be held on the 12th and 13th of November, 2015 with the support of Centre of Science and Technology for Rural Support (COSTFORD), Thrissur.

Inauguration and Key Note Address

Professor M. T. Ansari
Centre for Comparative Literature
University of Hyderabad

1. Political History of the Kerala Muslims
2. Social Media, Kerala Muslims and the Global Muslim Umma
3. Gender and Islam in Kerala
4. Finance Capital and the Political-Economy of the Kerala Muslims
5. Kerala Muslims as the "Other"
6. Mappila Literature, Malayalam Literature and Cinema, and the Political Muslim

It would be very kind if the Social Science Informer could help me with the publicizing of this seminar.


Dr. Shelly Johny
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Politics
St. Aloysius College
Elthuruth, Thrissur

Contact no. 8281271299

New academic opportunities from the Virtual Institute network

Dear Vi friends,

I am pleased to forward the following academic opportunities on behalf of Virtual Institute members in Colombia and Switzerland.

Vi Swiss affiliate member, the Graduate Institute Geneva, is offering scholarships for African students interested in pursuing Master's or PhD studies starting September 2016.

Applicants must complete the online application for admission, including procedures outlined in the general scholarship application pages by January 15.

For more information, contact the institute.

Miembro afiliado, la Universidad EAN, Colombia, invita a miembros de habla hispana a participar en el VI Congreso Virtual en Gestión, Emprendimiento e Innovación que se enfocará en nueva economía y emprendimiento.

Profesores de España, Brasil, México, Perú y Colombia tratarán temáticas relacionadas a la importancia de la economía en el nuevo contexto internacional y el impacto del emprendimiento en esta nueva amalgama mundial.

Inscripción es gratis. Para más información, contacte o

I hope you find this information useful and that you will distribute widely among your professional contacts.

Best regards,

Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 917 5823 Fax: +41-22 917 0050
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ISI Proceedings Conference: 7th International LUMEN Conference: LUMEN MEPDEV2015

ISI Proceedings Conference: 7th International LUMEN Conference: LUMEN MEPDEV2015
12th to 14th November 2015
Targoviste, Romania

This edition aims to bring in debate the current frameworks of multidimensional education and professional development, under the considerations of ethical valuing, in a global and multicultural context. We strongly encourage the submission of papers focused on ethical values. There are expected and encouraged the transdisciplinary approaches that overcome the existing cleavage between theory and empiric.

LUMEN MEPDEV2015 Call for Papers:

Normal registration extended: 1st of November 2015

We kindly invite you to submit your registration to LUMEN - MEPDEV2015 International Conference. Manner of presentation:
oral, poster, virtual


We have the great pleasure to invite you to take part in the associated events to the 7th edition of LUMEN International Conference: MEPDEV LUMEN 2015, between 12- 14 November 2015, in Targoviste, Romania.

Workshop 1: Publication Ethics

Coordinator: Associate professor PhD Daniela CUTAS, Umea University and the University of Gothenburg (SWEDEN); Workshop CODE: WSMEPDEV01
The aim of this class is to stimulate awareness of the variety of current practices in research publication and of the many pitfalls that are embedded in this essential part of research life.
Target group: PhD students in particular but also anyone who works in research and publishes or will publish research papers or who evaluates research.

Workshop 2: Fireworks of Posthuman Stimuli
Coordinator: PhD Stefan Lorenz SORGNER, University of Erfurt (GERMANY); Workshop CODE: WSMEPDEV02
We are in an age where paradigm shifts occur in many fields of the life world. The coming about of the posthuman perspective is particularly relevant in this context. It is related to the following insights:
A move from a dualist towards a non-dualist anthropology.
A radical increase of anthropotechniques with the power of enhancing human capacities so that the likelihood of the coming about of the posthuman can be increased.
The posthuman can come about by means of digital technologies or with the help of biotechnologies whereby the field of genetics is particularly relevant.
These three basic insights lead to great amount of intellectual, social, political, ethical and economic challenges. Here I will present a selection of emerging questions. By means of a fireworks of intellectual stimuli I will present suggestion how they can be addressed in an appropriate manner.

Workshop 3: Best practices in Science education, with an emphasis on exploiting the Responsible Research and Innovation dimensions
Coordinators: Prof. Gabriel Gorghiu, Lect. Gabriela Alina Anghel, Lect. Ana-Maria Aurelia Petrescu Valahia University Tagoviste (Romania); Workshop CODE: WSMEPDEV03

Aim: To identify models of best educational practices that exploit the dimensions of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Science Education
Target group: teachers who have implemented / disseminated in classroom scientific contents, interested of exploiting RRI and the 6E model, didacticians, researchers, education stakeholders.

Workshop 4: Health Education in the modern curriculum
Coordinators: Prof. Claudia Lavinia Buruleanu, Lect. Gabriela Alina Anghel, Asist. Camelia Delia Voicu Valahia University Tagoviste (ROMANIA); Workshop CODE: WSMEPDEV04

Aim: To identify the best practices related to the implementation of competency-based curriculum for health education and related disciplines.
Target group: teachers from pre-primary, primary and secondary education who teach disciplines from health education area and / or related disciplines.

Please subscribe to any of our workshops you like, by sending us an email to with the following information.

Workshop Code:

The participation is included in the participation fee.

LUMEN MEPDEV2015 Publication opportunities:

- ISI Proceedings Volume Publication (ISBN)
The proceedings volume of the Conference will be proposed to ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Thomson Reuters to be included in the list.
- Publication in Journals covered in International Databases (ISSN) - special issue of LUMEN journals
Postmodern Openings -
Revista Romaneasca pentru Educatie Multidimensionala -
LUMEN - Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty (Social Sciences, Philosophy and Humanities, Law and Political Sciences, Economy)

Web address:
Sponsored by: Asociatia LUMEN
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2016 Hawaii Global Conference on Business and Finance

You are invited to participate in the 2016 Global Conference on Business and Finance (GCBF). The conferences are sponsored by The Institute for Business and Finance Research.

The Winter 2016 conference will be held from January 4-7, 2016 at the Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is an exciting destination with much to offer. The Island is home to some of the best beaches in the world including Waikiki Beach. Many water activities are available. There are many additional activities including the Polynesian Cultural Center, Arizona and Missouri Museums, world class shopping and a variety of shows. The other Hawaiian Islands are a short interisland flight away. Visit our website at and for additional information. A detailed call for papers is available at:

The conference provides an excellent venue for you to present your research and receive quality feedback. The conference welcomes papers from academics, including professors and students, and industry practitioners. Theoretical, applied and, empirical papers, as well as case studies in all areas of business, finance, marketing, management, accounting, MIS, public administration, economics, business law, business education, agribusiness, health care administration and related fields are welcome. Papers do not need to be global in nature. An Internet Session will be offered for those unable to make the trip to the conference site.

We request you kindly share this call with your colleagues. The detailed call for papers link is

The refereed conference proceedings are distributed through ProQuest, EBSCOHost and online. The Conference is affiliated with eight peer-reviewed journals: The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Global Journal of Business Research, Accounting and Taxation, Business Education and Accreditation, Review of Business and Finance Studies, Revista Internacional Administración & Finanzas and Revista Global de Negocios. Please visit our website for journal specific distribution, indexing and ranking information, including: Ulrich's Directory, The American Economic Association's JEL, Austrian Business Deans Council and others. Papers honored with the Outstanding Research Award at the conference will be offered publication in one of our journals. In addition, papers receiving the Best Paper in Session Award are reviewed for possible journal publication. All registered and paid attendees may publish a short version of their paper in the Conference Proceedings.

Submission for presentation consideration: November 3, 2015
Regular registration and Payment Receipt: November 11, 2015
Award and proceedings submissions: November 16, 2015
Final Payment Deadline: November 27, 2015
Hotel Reservations Deadline: November 24, 2015

Submit a 200-word, abstract, work in progress or full paper at: Early submissions are greatly appreciated. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word.

All attending participants must register and pay the non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee. Conference registration is 360 USD for presenting and non-presenting attendees. The registration fee for full-time students is 330 USD. There is an 80 USD fee for each additional paper. An additional 50 USD fee applies to papers with five or more authors. A 50 USD late fee applies for registration fees received after the regular payment deadline. If your payment is not received by the final payment deadline, your participation will be cancelled. The registration form and payment methods are available at:

Hotel rates for the Honolulu Conference start at 159 USD per night. We encourage you to stay at the conference hotels and arrange for your lodging early. Visit our website, for additional information.

Please visit for terms and conditions.

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First International Conference on Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and “Modernity of antiquity” in Italian literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the present day

First International Conference on Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and "Modernity of antiquity" in Italian literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the present day
1st to 2nd December 2015
Milan, Italy

The hermeneutics of the "modernity of the antiquity"» is a still pioneering branch of research in Italian literature and art studies aimed discovering the hidden meaning of literary and art works where other approaches failed or proved unsatisfactory.
Its distinguishing trait consists in using, along with all the results of historical, critical and philological studies, ancient pagan religious and mythological sources and heresiological traditions as tools to interprete literary and artistic works skillfully conceived as erudite enigmas with the multilayered semantic structure of a shrine or of a palimpsest. Its main objective is to open the lid of the shrine, namely to go beyond the scriptio superior of the images so as to discover their true but veiled meaning.
Such images, conceived with a palimpsest structure, are therefore symbols. "One made of two" is indeed the basic meaning of the Greek word ????????, as used by Plato in Symposium 16, 191D. A symbolic image also has a different meaning. In other words, it contains an idea which gives it a meaning other than the apparent, realistic one. In the case of images and works conceived from the perspective of the "modernity of antiquity", it is a mythological-religious heathen or heresiological idea, belonging to non-Homeric, but anti-Olympic ancient religious systems, or ancient mystery cults, either Mediterranean or non Mediterranean.
Within the perspective of the "modernity of the antiquity", a scholar who does not limit its research to a descriptive, analytical and empirical analysis, will have to find and prove the existence of this idea.
The «First International Conference on Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and "Modernity of antiquity"» in Italian literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the present day represents a chance to promote the hermeneutics of the "modernity of the antiquity" and, at the same time, to stimulate new and further studies in this direction that, although still unexplored, promises to open up new and interesting hermeneutical perspectives.


SPONSORED BY: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Angela Ida Villa (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano)
Bart Van Den Bossche (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Interdisciplinary Thinking and Planning: Sharing Good Practice and Learning New Ways of Doing

Interdisciplinary Thinking and Planning:
Sharing Good Practice and Learning New Ways of Doing

Call for Participation 2016

Wednesday 11th May – Friday 13th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

This meeting will explore the nuts and bolts of the processes of interdisciplinarity. We need to delve into the distinctions between inter-, multi-, cross- and trans-disciplinarity. In medicine, for example, "multi-disciplinary team meetings" are an important aspect of patient care, but all the disciplines involved have a medical focus – spiritual and/or emotional care, including art and self-expression, are considered outliers in the healing process. In academia, on the other hand, "trans-disciplinarity" often holds the connotation of being neither fish nor fowl – the significance of its scholarly concentration or application is often unclear and imprecise.

This project, central to Inter-Disciplinary.Net's mission, is envisaged as a multi-year venture. It runs alongside and an extension of the inter-disciplinary methods workshop scheduled for February 2016 in Budapest. Like that project, during the first year, we will begin to work towards and extend our definitions of the topic and the development of inter-disciplinary thinking and planning: how we prepare, and how we do, inter-disciplinary work. The second year will build on the first, and then extend its exploration into the topic of planning interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The third year will begin to look at applications of interdisciplinary thinking and planning in a more global sense. For example, how might an interdisciplinary mindset affect and bring about social transformation?

The 1st Global Conference on Interdisciplinary Thinking and Planning will investigate the topic from a broad spectrum of theoretical and practical approaches. Interdisciplinarity is too complex a phenomenon to be defined in a prescriptive manner. Therefore, we are putting out a Call for Presentations from practitioners, academicians and professionals working in:

Education at any level (primary through tertiary and post-graduate; vocational training)
Health care (including mental health, chronic illness, elderly care, end-of-life care)
Care of people with disabilities (including special needs children)
Government and NGOs
Economics and business
Psychology and other social sciences
Religion and spirituality

We have identified several questions for this preliminary set of discussions. This gathering will have a primarily dialogical cast. Participants are required to submit an abstract of 500 words outlining a specific topic or line of inquiry. Rather than presenting papers, participants will be chosen in terms of developing a comprehensive blend of interdisciplinary intersections for examination and review. Our aim is to extend our reach as widely as possible.

Accordingly, we are particularly interested in abstracts that address the following issues:

What does interdisciplinarity mean?
How is it to be understood as distinct from trans-disciplinarity, multi-disciplinarity, cross-disciplinarity?

Questions of Value
How can we 'make the case' for interdisciplinary research: to our colleagues, our institutions, within our own disciplines, to funding sources?
How can interdisciplinary work be validated in terms of tenure, publications, presentations, annual reports, etc.?
How does one present to an interdisciplinary group?
How does one present inter-disciplinarity to a group that is not used to inter-disciplinarity?
How does one establish an interdisciplinary mindset within one's own context?
Demonstrating success stories highlighting the value of interdisciplinary thinking and planning

Inter-Disciplinary Thinking and Planning
How is inter-disciplinary thinking and planning done in different disciplines: a comparative guide
General how-to techniques/strategies/processes/projects
How to build bridges between academia and practitioners
How to establish plans, strategies, frameworks, quality standards and assessment guidelines for evaluation of interdisciplinary work
How to foster a formal dialogical component in inter-disciplinary studies
Delving Questions (to get at the theoretical issues)
How to deal with different premises/conceptual assumptions/cultural relativism when working across disciplines?
What does 'history' mean from the standpoint of different disciplines? A 'historical analysis' has often meant looking at a concept from the standpoint of economics or sociology (for example). Is history an explanation, an analysis, a critique, a linear overview, a matter of perspective and/or privilege, or ?
How do different disciplines deal with questions of ethics?
For different disciplines, how might each begin to move away from academic dominance: how to build bridges beyond the academy, fostering or balancing involvement between academicians and practitioners

Managing Interdisciplinary Conflict
Combatting territoriality
How to avoid domination by any one discipline
Looking at intersectionality: how different forms of oppression/privilege/bias intersect and affect research
Re-valuing anarchy: allowing a certain amount of methodological anarchy to enliven old structures of thought
Letting academia and practice be infused by the spirit of art: what is 'interdisciplinary art'? [Analogy to how art is often multi-media]

The Future(s) of Interdisciplinarity
How to widen the scope for interdisciplinary output: beyond print-based media; looking at more media-rich vehicles/venues
Finding a metaphor for inter-disciplinarity

Further details and information can be found at the conference webs ite:

Call for Cross-Over Presentations
The Interdisciplinary Thinking and Planning project will be meeting at the same time as a project on The Erotic and another project on Religious Oppression. We welcome submissions which cross the divide between both project areas. If you would like to be considered for a cross project session, please mark your submission "Crossover Submission".

What to Send
300 word abstracts, proposals and other forms of contribution should be submitted by Friday 27th November 2015.
All submissions be minimally double reviewed, under anonymous (blind) conditions, by a global panel drawn from members of the Project Team and the Advisory Board. In practice our procedures usually entail that by the time a proposal is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple reviewed.

You will be notified of the panel's decision by Friday 11th December 2015.
If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday 18th March 2016.

Abstracts may be in Word, RTF or Notepad formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Interdisciplinary Thinking and Planning Abstract Submission

Where to Send
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs:

Organising Chairs:
Karl Spracklen:
Rob Fisher:

This event is an inclusive interdisciplinary research and publishing project. 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. 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.

Call For Papers: World Business, Finance and Management Conference

New Zealand Conference: FINAL Call for Papers

World Business, Finance and Management Conference

Date: 14-15 December 2015
Venue: Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

Deadlines: Manuscript Submission: 9 November, 2015 and Registration: 30 November 2015


Theoretical and empirical full papers and/or abstracts plus case studies relating to all broad areas of Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing are invited for the above international conference organised by World Business Institute of Australia, London Academic Research and Publication, UK and American Research and Publication International, USA. This conference is supported by five international peer reviewed journals ranked by Australian Business Dean Council (ABDC) and indexed by Cabell's, EBSCO and Ulrich of USA

Submission Process, Review Process Review Report and Notification of Acceptance:

Please send your abstract or full paper for this conference to All submitted papers will be blind reviewed and author will be notified of review outcome within ten working days after the arrival of the paper. If you have any difficulty or question relating to paper submission, please contact us via

Publication Opportunities in ABDC-Ranked Journals

Outstanding papers will be considered by the following ABDC-ranked peer reviewed international journals: Journal of Business and Policy Research, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, World Journal of Management, Global Economy and Finance Journal and International Review of Business Research Papers. Please send us your full paper in order to provide you feedback about the acceptability of your paper. Accepted papers will be published within 6-9 months subject to the compliance to the editorial comments and payment of paper processing fee.

Conference Proceedings, Best Paper Award and Feedings

All accepted abstract and full papers of authors who register and present their paper in the conference will be published electronically as conference proceedings via which is linked to Google Scholar. This dedicated website is visited by thousands of academics around the world. Best paper award will be announced 2-3 weeks after the conference and the paper will be published in any of the above journals and a certificate will be issued to the author. Certificates for conference attendees and session chairs will be provided at the conference venue. Our conference venue is at Rendezvous Grand Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. You will have several feedings such as arrival, morning and afternoon break-foods and buffet lunch. We welcome you to this international gathering of academics and researchers from many countries of the world.

Further Information:

Please visit our website: or contact Nuha Jahan via for any questions.

International Scientific and Review Committee:

Please visit the link on the conference website:

Program Chair

Program Chair: Professor Pieter Nel, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Friday, October 23, 2015

2nd International Conference on Applied Economics and Finance

Dear Madam/Sir,

It gives me immense pleasure in inviting you to the 2nd International conference on Applied Economics and Finance (ICAEF) on February 06, 2016 in association with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) at GITAM School of International Business (GSIB), GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The conference has identified some topics under the area of applied economics and finance, and given in the brochure. But, they are only suggestive. Any topic which is kindred to the topic suggested is welcome for writing and presenting as paper in the conference. One soft copy of abstract/research paper will have to be submitted to or  by December 15, 2015.

Important Dates;

Submission of Abstract: November 15, 2015

Submission of Full paper: December 15, 2015

Intimation of Acceptance Letter: December 30, 2015

Submission of Registration Form: January 15, 2016

Conference Date: February 06, 2016


Please mail or call me for any queries regarding the conference.


Please circulate this information among your colleagues and research scholars for a wider participation.


Thanking you,

With best regards,

Dr. Chinmaya Behera (Conference Director)

Assistant Professor

GITAM School of International Business

GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, AP


Mobile: (0)9951385778


Conference @ Jain University

Respected sir/Madam,
Warm Greetings!!!!!

With Great Pleasure we inform that Jain University, Bangalore is organizing an international conference on DEMOGRAPHICS-DIVIDEND OR DISASTER on 28 & 29 January, 2016. Kindly extend your support by making your valuable presence in the conference. A detailed brochure is enclosed for your perusal and request you to circulate this information brochure among your colleagues/scholars and students to participate and present paper in this conference.

For further details, please contact Prof. Madhavi.R (Organizing Secretary)
PG Department of Commerce
School of Commerce and Management Studies
JAIN University
Mobile: +91 9986593254
With Kind regards
Dr. Usha Devi.N
Conference Director
MLA first Grade College for women (affiliated to Bangalore University)
Malleswaram, Bangalore -560003

Dr.Usha Devi.N
Bangalore University

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2016 Summer Global Education Conference

August 5-6, 2016
Los Angeles Metro Area, United States of America


Take advantage of the early bird deadline July 6, 2016 and save 100.00 USD off of your registration fee

Presenter Fee: 500.00 USD
Attendee Fee: 350.00 USD

Web address:
Sponsored by: University of Riverside


- Submission of an abstract, topic of interest or proposal will be accepted for the purpose of registration.
- Time schedule to be determined later after all the papers have been received.
- 30 minute presentation per paper.
- Abstracts will be published in on-line conference program (book of abstract)


Abstracts of research papers in 150-200 words are invited from academics, Administrators and Ph.D. scholars/Post Graduate students on contemporary issues in Education befitting any of the conference tracks mentioned as under. Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:

Academic Advising and Counseling
Art Education
Adult Education
Acoustics in Education
Environment Business
Education Counselor
Education Curriculum Research and Development
Competitive Skills
Continuing Education
Distance Education
Early Childhood
Educational Administration
Educational Foundations
Educational Psychology
Educational Technology
Education Policy and Leadership
Elementary Education
Geographical Education
Geographic information Systems
Health Education
Higher Education
Home Education
Human Computer Interaction
Human Resource Development
Indigenous Education
ICT Education
Internet technologies
Imaginative Education
Kinesiology and Leisure Science
Language Education
Mathematics Education
Mobile Applications
Multi-Virtual Environment
Music Education
Physical Education (PE)
Reading Education
Writing Education
Religion and Education Studies
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
Rural Education
Science Education
Secondary Education
Second life Educators
Social Studies Education
Special Education
Student Affairs
Teacher Education
Technology in Education Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
Ubiquitous Computing
Virtual Reality
Wireless applications
Other Areas of Education

Web address:
Sponsored by: University of Riverside

2016 Learning Conference: Education in the Age of the Anthropocene - A Common Ground Conference

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
13-15 July 2016


Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Twenty-third International Conference on Learning, held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 13-15 July 2016. Proposals are invited that address learning through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Pedagogy and Curriculum
Theme 2: Assessment and Evaluation
Theme 3: Educational Organization and Leadership
Theme 4: Early Childhood Learning
Theme 5: Learning in Higher Education
Theme 6: Adult, Community, and Professional Learning
Theme 7: Learner Diversity and Identities
Theme 8: Technologies in Learning
Theme 9: Science, Mathematics, and Technology Learning

2016 SPECIAL THEME: "Education in the Age of the Anthropocene"


We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below). All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

*Early Proposal Deadline – 13 Dec 2015*
Regular Proposal Deadline – 13 April 2016
Late Proposal Deadline – 13 June 2016


All presenters are invited to submit written articles for publication to the fully refereed The Learner Collection. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.

For more information and to submit a proposal visit:

Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested.

Web address:
Sponsored by: The Learner Knowledge Community / Common Ground Publishing

Conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls

Conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls
March 3-5, 2016
Newport News, Virginia, United States of America

Christopher Newport University To Host International Conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls

Christopher Newport University's College of Arts and Humanities will present a "Global Status of Women and Girls" conference, March 3-5, 2016. This international, interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster inquiries into the complex and multifocal issues faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today, seeking not only to clarify key questions that must be asked in this vital area of public policy but also to unearth the forces that created these current dilemmas. The conference keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Sheryl Wu Dunn.The conference will also feature a screening of the film He Named Me Malala, an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Christopher Newport University invites scholars from all academic disciplines to submit proposals addressing the political, social, economic, psychological, developmental, educational, literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, ethical and health issues of women and girls. Submissions from any academic discipline – including but not limited to history, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, psychology, chemistry, environmental science, medicine, biomedical ethics, economics, political science, gender studies, communication studies and literature – are welcome.

Professionals in both academic and nonacademic settings are encouraged to submit proposals. Topics to be covered may include, but are not limited to: the feminization of poverty; wage inequality; women in the workplace; child marriage; war and women; human trafficking; environmental change and the economic status of women; religion and the status of women; girls and education; sexual assault/rape; and disability and accessibility, among others.

Abstracts of 350-500 words may be submitted by November 1, 2015. All submissions will be peer reviewed, and those accepted will be notified no later than January 1, 2016. The top 25 papers will be included in a peer-reviewed proceedings publication.

Additional information regarding the Global Status of Women and Girls conference can be found at


2016 International Conference on Sport and Society - A Common Ground Conference

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA
2-3 June 2016


The Sixth International Conference on Sport and Society will be held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA, 2-3 June 2016. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, colloquia, or virtual sessions addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Sporting Cultures and Identities
Theme 2: Sport and Health
Theme 3: Sports Education
Theme 4: Sports Management and Commercialization

2016 SPECIAL THEME: "Leisure, Play, Action: Ecological Awareness in Sports"


We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below). All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

*Early Proposal Deadline – 2 November 2015*
Regular Proposal Deadline – 2 March 2016
Late Proposal Deadline – 2 May 2016


The Sport & Society Collection aims to be a definitive resource supporting an interdisciplinary conversation on the relationships between sports and societies. The Sport & Society Collection is double-blind peer reviewed, encourages the widest range of submissions, and aims to foster the highest standards in intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants, as well as Knowledge Community Members.

The International Journal of Sport and Society: Annual Review is indexed by: The Australian Research Council (ERA), SPORTDiscuss with Full Text

For more information and to submit a proposal visit:

Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested.

Web address:
Sponsored by: The Sport & Society Knowledge Community / Common Ground Publishing

SOCIOCRI '16 / 3rd International Sociology and Critical Perspectives Conference

SOCIOCRI '16 Conference will be held on June 3-4 2016, coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), hosted by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions) and will be hosted at Cezayir Meeting Halls.

DAKAM invites scholars from across the globe to come together in SOCIOCRI '16 / 3rd International Sociology and Critical Perspectives Conference to discuss the concept of "social movements", a theme obviously includes the most influential sociological questions of the present day.


All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 26, 2016
Deadline for registration: April 22, 2016
Deadline for full papers submission: April 29, 2016
Please control our website to see the last updates

Labor Movements and Economy
Laws and Justice
Urban Sociology
Body and Social-Stratification
to be Anti Authoritarian/ Civil Disobedience
Cultural Movements
Ecology and Environment
Practice and Documentation
For sub themes:

The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls:
Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.

The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as
Prof. Dr. Berch Berberoglu / University Of Nevada
Prof. Dr. Sibel Kalaycioglu / Middle East Technical University
Prof. Dr. Helga Rittesberger Tilic / Middle East Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma Umut Bespinar / Middle East Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Demet Lukuslu / Yeditepe University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Basak Can / Koc University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Fulya Dogruel / Gaziantep University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Z. Nurdan Atalay Gunes / Mardin Artuklu University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Yucel Karadas / Gaziantep University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Cagatay Topal / Middle East Technical University
Dr. Sinan T. Gulhan / Uludag University

You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.

40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA)

The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA)
6 to 8 July 2016
Pullman Hotel, Cairns, Australia

Dear Colleagues,

CQUniversity is proudly hosting the 40th annual AUBEA conference focusing on Radical Innovation in the Built Environment (

We are now calling for abstracts for this conference – the theme of the conference is Radical innovation in the Built Environment. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following;

1. Education

-Radical innovation in teaching technology development and application
-Training, teaching and learning
-Policy and practice
-Challenges for Radical Innovation in VET, HE, RTOs and Professional Organisation

2. Industry

-Radical innovation in technology development and application (e.g. BIM, SCM, maintenance, etc)
-Building materials, building facilities and services
-Innovation in building design (building performance, fire, safety, etc)
-Challenges for building regulations, legislation and licensing

3. Other

-Research or current practice not aligned with any of the above themes. This can include incomplete projects, works in progress, or other initiatives that have not yet resulted in reportable outcomes.

Key dates

-Abstract submission: 6 Dec 2015
-Abstract notification: 18 Dec 2015
-Full paper submission: 14 Feb 2016
-Final paper acceptance: 6 May 2016
-Early bird registration: 17 May 2016
-Standard registration: 14 Jun 2016

The location and timing of this conference provide delegates with an opportunity to combine conference attendance and exploration of far northern Queensland, Australia, with friends and family. With this mind, the organisers have secured special hotel room rates for 3 days prior and 3 days post conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Cairns 6-8 July 2016 for AUBEA2016!

Web address:

Dr. Natee Singhaputtangkul
Lecturer (Built Environment)
School of Engineering & Technology
Higher Education Division
CQUniversity Sydney, Office 1.08, 400 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW2000
P +61 02 9324 5706

ACTC2016 - The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) invites you to participate in the Sixth Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016 and enjoy the beautiful seaside city of Kobe, Japan.

Held along with the Sixth Asian Conference on Language Learning, at the Art Center of Kobe from April 28 - May 1, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Convergence|Divergence" along with International Director of Program Steve Cornwell, Conference Chair Ted O'Neill, keynote speakers and more.

To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Submit an abstract:
Visit the conference website:

***Conference Theme: "Convergence and Divergence"

The conference theme for ACTC2016 is "Convergence and Divergence", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organized in to the following thematic streams:

-Beyond Web 2.0
-Computer Adaptive Testing
-Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
-Digital literacy
-e-Assessment and new Assessment Theories and Methodologies
-e-learning and collaborative learning
-Education in a virtual world
-Future Classrooms
-Human computer interaction
-Instructional Technology
-Integrating e-learning in classroom based language teaching
-Interactive Whiteboard technologies (Blackboard, WebCT, etc.)
-Language Labs
-Learning Systems Platforms
-Mobile learning
-Mobile technologies
-Moodle and Classroom Teaching
-New Technologies
-Open and distance learning technologies
-Social networking
-Support Centers
-Teaching online
-Video Podcasting
-Virtual and personal learning environments
-Virtual Communities
-Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom
-Web-based Learning
-Web-based Writing Education
-Wikis, Blogs, and Online Journals

Visit the conference website for further details:

***About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR -

***ACTC2016 Conference Chairs

Professor Ted O'Neill
ACTC2016 Conference Chair
Professor, Gakushuin University, Japan

?Ted O'Neill is a professor at Gakushuin University, Tokyo. He recently held the position of Associate Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Previously, he taught in the English Language Program at J. F. Oberlin University where he also served as Coordinator for the Foundation English Program. Ted was co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and currently serves on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA. Ted joined the Apple Distinguished Educator Program in 2011 and completed a postgraduate Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy through the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York in 2014.

Professor Steve Cornwell
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Language Learning
Osaka Jogakuin University, Osaka, Japan

Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin College, and also teaches on the MA TESOL program for the New School at NYU. He holds an MFA from Virginia Tech, and an Ed.D. from Temple University.

Professor Cornwell is Director of Program for the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT), and a member of their National Board of Directors. He is also a former editor of the journal. An American who has made Osaka his home, Professor Cornwell first became involved with IAFOR as a featured speaker at the first ACE conference in 2009, and has gradually become more involved in the organization, and in his capacity of Local Conference Chair, now assists in the logistical and administrative side of every event. He advises extensively on academic matters too, with particular responsibility for overseeing and developing the programmes of the ACLL/ACTC conference in Japan, and the ECE/ECLL/ECTC event in the UK.
interests in interpersonal competence, self-presentation and Multi-faceted self concept.

2015 IAABR - MIAMI BEACH International Conference on Business, Economics, Finance and Accounting

2016 IAABR/ ACADEMIC OASIS - MIAMI BEACH International Academic Conference
Theme: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia

International Academy for Advancement of Business Research - IAABR
Jointly with
Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies – Academic OASIS

DATES: January 3rd - 5th, 2016 (Pre-Conference Tours on January 2nd)
Address: 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Discounted rooms are available at the South Beach Marriott for the Academic OASIS/IAABR New Year's Conference Participants, and bookings can be done directly from our website

Our MIAMI BEACH Conference is for people, who want to participate in a major international forum, get published, network with colleagues from many countries and sharing similar or complementary interests, and have fun in one of the most exciting tropical resorts in the World!

Papers related to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business Ethics, Communication & Media, e-Business, e-Government, e-Learning, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environment & Life Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Gender Studies, Globalization, Human Resources, Information Technology, Innovation and Creativity, Law & Legal Studies, Leadership, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Security Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sustainable Development, and Women Studies are invited for the above international conferences, which are expected to be attended by authors from nearly all parts of the World. People without papers can also participate in this conference, and they are invited to serve as session chairs or discussants, as well as informal contributors to the academic quality of this international event.

Journals Sponsoring 2016 Academic OASIS/IAABR New Year's International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in MIAMI BEACH:
- Journal of Strategic and International Studies (JSIS)
- Journal of Organizational Advancement, Strategic and Institutional Studies (JOASIS)
- Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research (JAABR)
- Journal of Advancements in Economics, Finance & Accounting (JAEFA)
- Journal of Psychology and Social Studies (JPSS)

The Executive Boards of Academic OASIS and IAABR are very pleased to announce that the Keynote Address at the 2015 Academic OASIS/IAABR – Miami Beach International Multidisciplinary Academic Conferences will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Charles Wankel, Professor of Management at St. John's University's Tobin College of Business, New York; recipient of many awards from the Academy of Management; and Vice Rector at the Poznan University of Business in Poland.

To submit your full paper or abstract for these conferences, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx;) to GLOBAL@IAABR.COM (please put "MIAMI BEACH CONFERENCE" in the Subject line of your message). All submissions will be double blind peer-refereed by members of the Conference Review Committee. Authors will be notified of the review outcome within 3-4 weeks after the arrival of their submissions.

FULL PAPERS submitted by DECEMBER 1st, 2015 will be considered for publication in one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Journals Sponsoring 2016 Academic OASIS/IAABR – New Year's International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference in MIAMI BEACH or the refereed Conference Proceedings. The authors of these articles will receive their publications in person while still attending the Academic OASIS/IAABR conference in Miami Beach (one copy per a registered participant will be provided free of charge).

Authors of ABSTRACTS submitted by DECEMBER 10th, and which would meet the selection criteria of the Conference Review Committee, will be given the chance to present their work in progress at the Conference in Miami Beach. These abstracts will be published in a separate section of the refereed Academic OASIS/IAABR Conference Proceedings. If the authors decide to complete their work in progress after the conference, they could also submit their COMPLETED PAPERS by April 15th, 2016, in order to be considered for publication in a later issue of one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Academic OASIS or IAABR Journals.

Authors, who could NOT travel to Miami Beach for visa or other reasons, may PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY in the Academic OASIS or IAABR conference, and these authors will have the same publication opportunities, as the regular conference presenters.


The regular registration fee is $330 (the reduced registration fee for virtual participants via Skype is $280), and the regular registration fee includes: 1) the popular Academic OASIS/IAABR 2 FOR 1 ADVANTAGE - 2 OPPORTUNITIES: an OPPORTUNITY to PUBLISH your accepted paper or abstract in a PEER-REFEREED PUBLICATION with ISSN or ISBN number issued by the Library of the Congress + an OPPORTUNITY to PRESENT the results of your work at an INTERNATIONAL FORUM) for 1 LOW FEE; 2) one printed issue of the journal or Proceedings CD containing your paper; 3) an Official Certificate for International Conference participation; 4) the Conference Luncheon and Keynote Address; 5) Attending all Conference sessions 6) Attending all Social and Networking events; 7) Attending the Welcome Reception and Coffee Breaks; 8) Listing of your presentation in the program; 9) an Opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and network with your international colleagues in a friendly environment + 10) Explore history of culture of South Florida, as well as tropical beaches, chic shopping and night life of Miami Beach!

For any inquiries, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee via or visit our Website

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

13th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development

13th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development
14th to 15th April 2016
Barcelona, Spain

Topics are focused, not limited, to the challenges to national economies and business enterprises: Globalization and Challenges of the Modern World, Enterprise in Turbulent Environment and Entrepreneurship Caught Between Creativity and Bureaucracy.

Web address:
Sponsored by: VADEA and University North

Submission of abstracts for review: February 15, 2016
Notification of abstract acceptance: February 20, 2016
Submission of complete/full papers for the proceedings: March 15, 2016
Notification of full paper acceptance: March 20, 2016
Early registration: March 25, 2016
Final registration: April 05, 2016
Conceiving and finalizing the esd-Conference program: April 10, 2016
ESD Conference sessions: April 14-15, 2016

Participant (attending / paper presenting author): 400 EUR
Accompanying co-author: 250 EUR
Publishing only (without attending / presentation): 250 EUR
Attending (without paper): 250 EUR

Early registration: 350 EUR
2nd paper registration (publishing only): 200 EUR


CONTEMPART '16 / 5th CONTEMPORARY ARTS CONFERENCE on Urban Identity, Space Studies And Contemporary Arts


CONTEMPART '16 is an annual multidisciplinary conference dedicated to study new approaches in contemporary arts worldwide. In 2015, contemporary arts will be focused on the basis of urban life and identities. Individual examples and tendencies dealing with urban identities will be discussed, while the transformation of cities and urban cultures will also be mentioned in terms of their share to shape the current scene of art in different places of the world.

CONTEMPART '16 Conference opens its doors to studies on contemporary arts related to urban identities representing different identities and tendencies and, of course, on theory of art since 1960s.

All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.



Deadline for abstract submission: February 19, 2016
Deadline for registration: April 15, 2016
Deadline for full papers submission: April 22, 2016
Please control our website to see the last updates

City as a Scene
- Forms of Urban Art
- Galleries, Museums and Art Market
- Citizens as Audience
- Space and Place in Contemporary Arts
- Artists' biographies in the City

City as an Atelier
- Artist's Atelier
- Cafe as a Meeting Point
- Politics in the city: Rebellion & Oppression
- Technology and Art
- Art in the Digital Communication Age

City as a Subject
- City as a Source of Inspiration
- City versus Nature
- Psychology of Urban Living
- Architecture and Art
- Cities in the Transformation and Urban Culture
- Cities and Art throughout History

This track is connected to the Space Studies Research Direction of DAKAM

New Approaches
- Art and Everyday Life
- Non-traditional Forms of Exhibition
- Environmental Art
- Public Art and City
- Curatorship, Sponsorship and Art Criticism
- Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Issues and Sociological art
- The concept of "new" in Contemporary Art
- Ideology, Resistance and Art
- Affects of Political and Social Changes

New Techniques
- New media Art
- Interactivity in Art
- Computer-generated and Cybernetic Art
- Video Games as Works of Art
- Happenings and Performance Art
- Kinetic Art
- Experiments in Art and Technology
- Collaborative Art Projects

- Spatial Order and Art
- The Art of Possibility
- Being a Flaneur/Flaneuse
- Cultural Politics of Everyday Life
- Design and Everyday Life
- Routine Practices: Arts of Doing
- Strategies vs. Tactics
- The Procedures of Everyday Creativity
- Aesthetics in Everyday Life

This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM

- Ethnic Identity Representation in Arts
- Gender Studies and Arts
- Gender Roles in Arts
- Feminist Theory and Feminist Art
- Multiculturalism and Art
- Visualizing Racism
- Colonialism and Art
- Art Against Racism
- Ethnographic Turn in Arts
- Social Justice and Inequality
- Violance and Arts

This track is connected to the Gender & Social Equality Studies Research Direction of DAKAM

- Different textures, surfaces, collage elements, papier collé and photomontage
- Electronic Media
- Animation and Video Art
- Installation Art
- Mixed Media
- The Body and New Forms of Performance Art
- Found Objects
- The Impact of Culture and Geography on Artists' Material Choices

This track is connected to the Infrastructure Studies Research Direction of DAKAM

The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls:
Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.

António Gorgel Pinto / University of Lisbon
Milia Lorraine Khoury / Cape Peninsula University of Technology
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