Monday, November 23, 2015

ACAH2016 - The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities

The deadline to submit to the Seventh Asian Conference on Arts Humanities, is December 1, 2015. Submit, present and join us in the beautiful seaside city of Kobe, Japan.

Held alongside the Sixth Asian Conference on Literature, Librarianship & Archival Science, at the Art Center of Kobe from April 7-10, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Justice" along with conference chairs Stuart D.B. Picken and A. Robert Lee, invited 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: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/acah2016/
Enquiries: acah@iafor.org


Join IAFOR at ACAH2016 to:

-Deliver your own research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in Arts & Humanities, Literature, Librarianship, Archival Science and more!
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

-Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details: http://iafor.org/acah2016-registration

-If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.


***Conference Theme: "Justice"

The conference theme for ACAH2016 is "Justice", 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:

Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts
Arts - Arts Policy, Management and Advocacy
Arts - Arts Theory and Criticism
Arts - Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
Arts - Visual Arts Practices
Arts - Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music
Arts - Literary Arts Practices
Arts - Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New Media
Arts - Other Arts
Humanities - Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
Humanities - Aesthetics, Design
Humanities - Language, Linguistics
Humanities - Knowledge
Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
Humanities - History, Historiography
Humanities - Literature/Literary Studies*
Humanities - Political Science, Politics
Humanities - Teaching and Learning
Humanities - Globalisation
Humanities - Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Humanities - Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
Humanities - First Nations and Indigenous Peoples
Humanities - Sexuality, Gender, Families
Humanities - Religion, Spirituality
Humanities - Cyberspace, Technology
Humanities - Science, Environment and the Humanities
Humanities - Other Humanities

Visit the conference website for further details:
http://iafor.org/acah2016-call-for-papers/#conference-streams


***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 - http://iafor.org


***ACAH2016 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
ACAH015 Conference Chair and Featured Speaker
Chairman of the IAFOR IAB

Stuart D. B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines. In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government. Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, and through his work with IAFOR. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, he lives near Glasgow with his wife and two children.


Dr. A. Robert Lee
ACAH2016 Program Adviser

A. Robert Lee, a Britisher who helped establish American Studies in the UK, was Professor in the English department at Nihon University, Tokyo from 1997 to 2011, having previously long taught at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He now lives in Murcia, Spain.

His academic books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America (1998); Postindian Conversations (1999), with Gerald Vizenor; Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American Fictions (2003), which won the American Book Award in 2004; Gothic to Multicultural: Idioms of Imagining in American Literary Fiction (2009); Modern American Counter Writing: Beats, Outriders, Ethnics (2010), and collections like Other Britain, Other British: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction (1995); Beat Generation Writers (1996); China Fictions/English Language: Literary Essays in Diaspora, Memory, Story (2008); The Salt Companion to Jim Barnes (2010); Gerald Vizenor: Texts and Contexts (2010); and Herman Melville, 4 Vols (2001): Native American Writing, 4 Vols (2011), African American Writing, 5 Vols (2013), and U.S.Latino/a Writing, 4 Vols (2013). He edited the Special Japan edition of Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies in 2006.

His creative work is reflected in Japan Textures: Sight and Word (2007), with Mark Gresham; Tokyo Commute: Japanese Customs and Way of Life Viewed from the Odakyu Line (2011); and the poetry collections Ars Geographica: Maps and Compasses (2012), Portrait and Landscape: Further Geographies (2013), and Imaginarium: Sightings, Galleries, Sightlines (2013).


CULTURAL STUDIES WORKSHOP 2016 @ CSSS

The broad theme this year is Cultures of Violence. The Workshop will examine recent intellectual explorations of cultural, political and social aspects of violence (including quotidian violence) and broaden their scope by throwing light on different features of contemporary Indian life. The Workshop is intended to give young researchers an opportunity to share their work with some of the faculty of the CSSSC and other senior scholars in the field. It is aimed at doctoral and postdoctoral students and young lecturers (below the age of 35) whose ongoing or recently completed work focuses on one or more aspects of the broad theme. They are required to present a paper around the theme of the Workshop. The morning session of each day will be devoted to faculty presentations based on a select number of readings (usually three). Each of these sessions will address a specific topic like theorizing violence, caste violence, religious violence, quotidian violence, representing violence, the city and rape, nonviolence etc. The afternoon sessions are for students' presentations (twenty minutes followed by discussant's comments and an open discussion). CSSSC will bear the expenses of AC three tier rail travel, accommodation and food in Calcutta for all selected candidates. Priority will be given to students from dalit, tribal and minority backgrounds. Those wishing to participate in the workshop may apply with their current CV clearly indicating date of birth, educational qualifications, current academic affiliation and mailing address and email IDs. Applications must include a brief description (between 500 and 750 words in typed pages) of the paper they intend to present on the theme of the Workshop. E-mail application must reach the Registrar, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta latest by 10 December, 2015 [email: kavitabhowal@gmail.com]. For further details, check CSSSC's website: www.cssscal.org

SEMINAR @ MIDS


9th Doctoral Thesis Conference @ IBS


FPM @ IIM Lucknow


The Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice - EQUIS 2015

Join us in the City of Peace from December 20-22, 2015 at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan for the Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice. Final Deadline for Abstracts is Friday, December 4, 2015.

http://www.esdfocus.org/equity-social-justice-symposium/

The symposium is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary event. Abstracts and papers passing the peer-review selection will appear in the EQUIS Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6865). We invite proposals of 250 words through our online system that consider the following themes:

Administration, Policy and Leadership
Aging and Population
Business and Management Education
Children and Youth
Cross-Cultural Issues in the Classroom
Curriculum, Research and Development
Cultural Studies
Distance Education, Open and E-learning
Education
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Education Counseling and Psychology
Education for Sustainable Development
Education Technology and Globalization
Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Equity and Social Justice
ESL / EFL Education
Families, Marriage and Parenting
Gender Studies (Women, Men, LGBT)
Health, Sex and Physical Education
Healthcare and Social Support
Higher Education / Further Education
Human Rights Education
ICT and Education
Indigenous and Rural Education
Inequality and Justice
Language Rights
Math and Science Education
Multimedia Applications in Education
Music and Art Education
Migration and Identity
Politics, Conflict and Peace Studies
Refugees and Diaspora Issues
Religious Freedom
Secondary Education
Second Language Acquisition
Social Media and Networking in Education
Special Needs and Disabled Education
Teaching and Learning
Teacher Education
Urban Studies and Education
Other Areas (please specify)

New academic opportunities from the Virtual Institute network

Dear Vi friends,

ARTNeT has issued a call for applications for its 11th Capacity Building Workshop for Empirical Trade Analysis on the impact of trade facilitation and aid for trade, to be held December 21-24 in Bangkok.

Organizers welcome applications from researchers under 42 years of age, particularly from Asia-Pacific economies. Candidates must be fluent in English, and have Master's level knowledge of economics, international economics or other relevant field. They must also have some experience in conducting research in trade, trade facilitation, aid for trade and trade integration.

To apply, submit a complete application form, along with CV and copy of passport by November 27 to artnetontrade@un.org.

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

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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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rethinking Architecture Education: Towards a Better Practice

Rethinking Architecture Education: Towards a Better Practice
9th to 11th March 2016
Debbieh, Lebanon

The aim of RAE2016 is to discuss and exchange experiences on educational innovation in undergraduate and postgraduate studies in architecture and urbanism. Seeking to instil in graduates the necessary skills and knowledge for working and improving their practice, the conference acknowledges and celebrates the uniqueness of these fields of knowledge.

Enquiries: info@rae2016.com
Web address: http://www.rae2016.com
Sponsored by: Beirut Arab University

PSPC 2016 - 9th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference

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

Enquiries: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.pspconference.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce 9th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference, hosted by the 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 the conference related topics.

Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection 2016 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the related fields 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 on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

Agriculture, Child labor, Children and youth, Culture, Disability, Disadvantaged groups, Economic development, Education, Empowerment strategies, Ethnic studies, Food production and safety, Gender issues, Labor market policies, Literacy, Micro-finance, Minorities, Pension Reforms, Poverty, Poverty growth and inequality, Poverty reduction strategies, Poverty monitoring, Poverty and social Impacts, Poverty and culture, Poverty and education, Poverty measurement and analysis, Public health, Race and ethnicity, Rural development, Rural education, Social capital, Social inclusion, Social policies, Social risk management, Special and inclusive education, Sustainable development, Vocational education, Water supply, Other areas related to poverty, development and social issues

Applications are accepted online at: http://www.pspconference.org/apply.html on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available. Due to limited space in the venue and highly competitive admission process, we strongly encourage early applications in order to secure a spot in the conference.

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

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

Sincerely,

PSPC 2016 Organizing Committee
Email: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org

Monstrous Geographies

Monstrous Geographies

5th Global Meeting
Call for Presentations 2016

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

What do ancient burial sites, haunted houses, post-apocalyptic landscapes, and even recent topographical manifestations of the Gaza conflict or the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 all have in common? Even if they no longer bear the physical markers of violence, the geographic locations of devastation and human suffering are often imbued with memories of horror that are passed on from generation to generation through various textual, audio and visual media.

What is the relationship between evil and the monstrous? Is the monstrous always rooted in the element of evil? Can disasters caused by nature be regarded as evil? Can we talk about geographies of poverty, hunger and homelessness in relation to monstrosity? Can evil and/or monstrosity be immanent to place or are they performed by cultural discourse, rituals and practices of memory? How do the monstrous and the geographic intersect in architecture, the arts, popular culture, politics, and the sciences?

We welcome presentations, papers, reports, performances, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels from all academic disciplines. Presentations may include but are not limited to the following topics:

- Unknown worlds
- Dystopic landscapes
- Sites of heterotopia
- Malevolent regions
- Bodies as maps and maps as bodies
- Places of isolation, incarceration and madness
- Places of rituals and incest
- Sites of experimentation
- Evil planets and dimensions
- Worlds as dark reflections/twins of Earth
- Alien landscapes
- Sites of environmental disasters (both natural and manmade)
- Sites of starvation, disaster and pestilence
- De-militarized zones and no-man's lands
- Monstrostiy and liminality
- Religion, ritual and monstrosity
- Haunted sites and spectral spaces
- Graveyards
- Sites of conflict and violence
- Terrain vague, abandoned buildings
- The architecture of death and destruction (sites of torture and extermination)
- Geographical manifestations of the uncanny
- Tourism and monstrous geographies
- Monstrous Dreamscapes
- Mazes
- Monstrous materialities
- Ethics and morality in relation to monstrosity and evil
- Monstrous geographies of the body and the mind

Further details and information can be found at the conference website:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/monstrous-geographies/call-for-papers/

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. We welcome proposals by academics, teachers, independent researchers, students, artists, NGOs and anyone interested in manifestations of monstrosity in space.

Call for Cross-Over Presentations
The Monstrous Geographies project will be meeting at the same time as two other projects: Exploring the Erotic and Interdisciplinary Thinking and Planning. In addition we welcome submissions which cross the divide between two or even all three 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 4th December 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 Wednesday 16th 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: Monstrous Geographies Abstract Submission

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

Organising Chairs:
Stephen Morris: smmorris58@yahoo.com
Rob Fisher: mg5@inter-disciplinary.net

A number of eBooks and paperback books have already emerged from and/or are in press from the work of the project. 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.

Ethos
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.

ICCF - International Conference on Commerce and Finance

ICCF - International Conference on Commerce and Finance
26th to 27th May 2016
Istanbul, Turkey

The overall objective of the ICCF 2016 is to stimulate discussion on various issues affecting commerce, economics, e-commerce, finance, marketing, management, bussiness as well as to encourage research in interdisciplinary studies.

Enquiries: conference@ticaret.edu.tr
Web address: http://iccf.ticaret.edu.tr/index.php/iccf/iccf
Sponsored by:Istanbul Commerce University

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTCESS-2016 - 3rd International Conference On Education And Social Sciences

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTCESS 2016 - 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

8th, 9th and 10th February 2016

Website: http://www.ocerint.org/intcess16

Enquiries: intcess16@hotmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS:

You are invited to participate in INTCESS 2016 - 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES that will be held in ISTANBUL, Turkey on the 8th, 9th and 10th February 2016.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT ONLINE NOW:
http://ocerint.org/intcess16/index.php/abstract-submission

INTCESS 2016 is an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference that provides the ideal opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and high education students of different disciplines, discuss new issues, and discover the most recent researches in all fields of EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES in a multicultural atmosphere.

AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT:
You will be able to share all your experiences with other experts in a truly international atmosphere. This conference will be held at international level. Plenty of participants more than 60 different countries all over the world are expected to attend.

THE CONFERENCE TOPICS:

include, but are not limited to:
all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theater and others.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPERS:

- Abstract Submission Deadline: 16th November 2015

- Final Paper Submission Deadline: 25th December 2015

- Registration deadline for Authors: 25th December 2015

- Conference Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th February 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey

PUBLICATION:

1. All the accepted full papers are going to be published in the Abstracts & Proceedings CD-ROM (e-book) with an ISBN number and will be given to the participants on the conference day.

2. Participants also will be able to reach and download the Abstracts & Proceedings E-book from OCERINT's online e-library (http://www.ocerint.org/index.php/digital-library) web site.

3. INTCESS 2016 Abstracts & Proceedings will also be included in Google Scholar and sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

4. NEW!!! The papers (depending upon their author's wish) will also sent to be reviewed for publishing in one of our peer reviewed online International e-journals with an ISSN number which is also sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Citation Indexes.

VENUE:

Istanbul (Turkey) is one of the most impressive cities in the world: unique for its culture, historical and artistic richness, cultural and musical events of all kinds, lovely weather in winter and tasty gastronomy.
Organized by: OCERINT - International Organization Center of Academic Research

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul.

Sincerely,
INTCESS 2016 Organizing Committee

Conference website: http://www.ocerint.org/intcess16

Enquiries: intcess16@hotmail.com

or intoffice@ocerint.org

2016 International Conference on Business and Internet (2016 ICBI)

2016 International Conference on Business and Internet (2016 ICBI)
20th to 22nd April 2016
Taipei, Taiwan

The submission deadline is approaching.

The ICBI 2016 aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals in business and Internet related fields from all over the world to gather together, learn from each other, generate new ideas, and seek potential collaboration and research opportunities.

During the conference, attendees will find various activities useful in bringing together a diverse group from across disciplines. All submissions to the conference will go through anonymously review processes by at least two independent peers. Selected papers will be recommended for the fast track reviews by the sponsored journals.

Enquiries: icbi.conf@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.knowledgetaiwan.org/icbi
Sponsored by: International Business Academics Consortium

2016 Religion Conference: Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene: Towards a Common Cause? - A Common Ground Conference

SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY IN SOCIETY
The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C, USA
23-24 March 2016
http://religioninsociety.com/DCConference

//CALL FOR PAPERS//

Founded in 2011, the Religion and Spirituality in Society Knowledge Community explores the relationship between religion and society and the changing nature of spirituality. The Sixth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society will be held at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C, USA, 23-24 March 2016. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Religious Foundations
Theme 2: Religious Community and Socialization
Theme 3: Religious Commonalities and Differences
Theme 4: The Politics of Religion

2016 SPECIAL THEME: "Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene – Towards a Common Cause?"

//PLENARIES//

-Gary T. Gardner – Director of Publications, Worldwatch Institute, Washington D.C., USA
-Laurel Kearns – Associate Professor, Drew University, Madison, USA

For more information about conference program, and to view our list of accepted proposals, please visit: http://religioninsociety.com/program

//CONFERENCE SUBMISSION DEADLINES//

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below).

*Regular Proposal Deadline – 23 December 2015*
Late Proposal Deadline – 23 February 2016

To submit a proposal, visit http://religioninsociety.com/DCConference

//MORE INFORMATION//
Please visit http://religioninsociety.com/MoreInformation for more info about:

- Religion and Spirituality in Society Book Imprint
- Community Membership
- The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society
[Indexed with: Ulrich's, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Index, Academic Search Premier, Academic Search Complete, Biography Reference Bank, Omnifile Full Text Mega, Omnifile Full Text Select]

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

Enquiries: support@religioninsociety.com
Web address: http://religioninsociety.com/DCConference
Sponsored by: The Religion and Spirituality in Society Knowledge Community / Common Ground Publishing

Pre-Conference Workshops - (BAICONF2015)

Greetings from IIMB!

We are glad to host the 3rd Business Analytics and Intelligence Conference
2015 in IIMB from 17th to 19th December 2015.

We also have Pre-Conference workshops on R and Python (2 days - 15th &
16th Dec 2015) and those interested can register and attend by making
payment of INR 5,000/- per participant.

Given below are the links which you and your team might want to logon;
browse and share their interests:

A) Conference website; http://dcal.iimb.ernet.in/baiconf2015/
B) Pre-workshop website; http://dcal.iimb.ernet.in/baiconf2015/workshops.php
C) Sponsorship website; http://dcal.iimb.ernet.in/baiconf2015/sponsors.php

Please ask those interested to contact us @
baiconf2015@iimb.ernet.in<mailto:baiconf2015@iimb.ernet.in> for any
clarifications & details.

INFLEXION @ IGIDR

Queer(ing) Critical Issues 1st Global Meeting

Queer(ing) Critical Issues
1st Global Meeting

Call for Participation 2016

Monday 2nd May - Wednesday 4th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

As a framework for thinking about and understanding the issues that inform daily life, queer theory offers a useful basis for questioning 'conventional wisdom' and essentialist notions about the definition of and relationship between biological sex, gender and sexual orientation. Contributions to the body of knowledge known as queer theory challenge the values and notions of 'normality' that underpin arguments about the critical issues facing us today. These critical perspectives invite us to ask why the current beliefs and practices around gender identity and sexuality exist, whose interests are served through those arrangements, and what alternatives might look like. By its very nature, queer theory has been closely aligned with concerns of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) communities as they have mobilised around issues such as decriminalisation of homosexuality, marriage equality, immigration, media representation of non-straight relationships and anti-discrimination protection. Yet, notions of what is "normal" and how humans ought to behave lie at the heart of everything we do. They condition everything from the policies and laws that regulate us to our own experiences of ourselves and others. Consequently, one need not identify as queer to find value and benefits in the fresh perspectives queer theory can bring to issues in the domains of politics, science, economics, history, activism, biology, psychology, education and visual culture.

For decades, European countries have been at the forefront of promoting social and political justice for all people, regardless of race, class, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual identity or orientation. At the same time, issues related to homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, racism, environmental degradation, economic instability, religious tension, sovereignty and armed conflict create challenges that European nations must answer individually and as an EU community.

The Queer(ing) Critical European Issues conference seeks to provide a platform for exploring how our understanding of and responses to any issue facing Europe might be enhanced by drawing upon concepts from queer theory. While it is acknowledged that queer theory is typically associated with academic settings, one of the aims of this event is to bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical application of queer theory by generating new approaches to critical issues, teaching methods, research practices, activism, the delivery of social services, and public policy development.

To facilitate a rich, inter-disciplinary dialogue, we welcome participation by anyone with an interest and expertise in the topic, including by not limited to: activists, artists, legal professionals, policymakers, social workers, NGO representatives, medical professional, business people, historians, anthropologists, scientists, administration/human resource professionals, religious/spiritual advisors, counsellors, educators and researchers.

Possible areas for presentations include but are not limited to:
- Health, wellness and medicine
- Childhood, growing up and getting old
- Law and policymaking
- Sexual/gender politics
- Customs, morals and beliefs
- Family relationships
- Economics, business and corporate management
- Workplace conditions
- Religion and spirituality
- Sex, sexuality and sexual practices
- Literature
- Film
- Television
- Music
- Art
- Fashion
- Representation in news media and other non-fiction forums
- Inclusion in archives, museums, galleries and other curated spaces
- Language/linguistic issues
- Activism and philanthropy
- Identity and community-building
- Multiculturalism/multinationalism
- Movements in and between countries, local case studies
- Poverty and human welfare
- Teaching and learning
- Scientific knowledge and its application
- Philosophy and ethical applications of knowledge

Further details and information can be found at the conference website:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/gender-and-sexuality/queering-critical-issues/call-for-presentations/

Call for Cross-Over Presentations
The Queer(ing) Critical Issues project will be meeting at the same time as a project on Sacred Journeys, a project on Slavery and another project on Testimony. We welcome submissions which cross the divide between all three 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 4th December 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 Wednesday 16th 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: Queer(ing) Critical Issues Abstract Submission

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

Organising Chairs:
Karla Bessa: kambessa@uol.com.br
Rob Fisher: qci@inter-disciplinary.net

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.

Ethos
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.

1st International Conference on Advanced Business and Social Studies (ICABSS-2016)

1st International Conference on Advanced Business and Social Studies (ICABSS-2016)
28th and 29th of January 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.
Venue: Hotel NEO Kuta, Jelantik, Bali, Indonesia.
Theme: 'Exploring the Possibilities'.

www.apiar.org.au

1st International Conference on Advanced Business and Social Sciences (ICABSS-2016) will be held on 28th and 29th of January of 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. The main theme of this conference is 'Exploring the Possibilities'. Accordingly, the conference will cover different areas Business and Social Sciences. Internationally-recognized scholars will participate in the event to present their latest research and best practices.

The 1st International Conference on Advanced Business and Social Sciences (ICABSS-2016) will be the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental and applied Business and Social Sciences. The conference will bring together leading researchers, academics, consultants, scholars, practitioners and research students from their respective domains of interest around the world.

Conference Tracks:

Any area of Business and Social Sciences can be considered for this conference. For more information please visit the following link:

http://apiar.org.au/?conference=1st-international-conference-on-advanced-business-social-sciences-icabss-2016

Important Dates:

Abstract / Paper submission opens - 23 September 2015
Abstract / Full Paper submission deadline - 30 November 2015
Acceptance notification and early bird registration will start – 01 December 2015
Early bird registration deadline - 07 December 2015
Regular registration deadline – 15 December 2015
Conference dates – 28th – 29th December 2015

Special Attractions:

All of the accepted papers will be published without any extra fees in the following journal:
Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS)
All of the paper presenters will receive a 10 per cent discount when presenting their papers at our fifth conference, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 27th–28th February 2016. Meanwhile, we are looking forward to seeing you in Adelaide in December 2015.

Publish with 'B' ranked Journals:

In a venture to reinforce its support to academics and researchers, Asia-Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) is pleased to inform you of a new agreement to publish high-quality conference articles in the following two journals:

- International Journal of Web Based Communities (ISSN: 1741-8216)
- International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (ISSN: 1741-5055)

All conference articles from 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR-2015) will be checked against the rigorous criteria set by these two journals, and articles meeting the requirements will be published in special issues of the journals.

Scholarships:

APIAR is delighted to announce a competition for excellent academic papers.
Entries will be judged on the quality of the paper, including the presentation. Only full paper presenters in the conference are qualified to apply. The winner will receive the cost of the air fare and accommodation for the next conference. At the same time, the conference registration fee will be waived.

APIAR is also delighted to announce that registration fee will be waived for the two best paper winners to participate in the next conference.

The prize is non-negotiable and no monetary alternative will be available

Thank You.

Kind Regards,

John Taylor
ICABSS Secretariat

Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)
Suite 1A Level 2
802 Pacific Highway
Gordon NSW 2072
Australia

Enquiries: info@apiar.org.au
Web address: http://apiar.org.au
Sponsored by: Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research

Call For Papers: 33rd International Business Research Conference


FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

33rd International Business Research Conference

DATES: 4 – 5 January 2016

VENUE: Flora Grand Hotel, Dubai, UAE

*** Submission Deadline: 20 November 2015

Registration Deadline: 11 December 2015

Website: www.dubaiworldconfo.com

Email: wasspap@gmail.com

Full-length papers, research-in-progress papers, case studies and /or abstracts, relating to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business Law, Finance, Economics, Investment, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, E-Commerce, Business Ethics, Business Education, Econometrics, Entrepreneurship and Global World Economic and Financial Crisis are invited for the above 3-day international conference which was previously attended by delegates from over 40 countries. This conference is organised by World Business Institute, Australia, American Research & Publications International, USA and London Academic Research and Publication and International, UK and five peer reviewed journals indexed by Australian Business Deans Council and Cabell's Directory of USA.

SUMBISSION GUIDELINES

Please send full papers and/or abstracts by 20 November 2015 (please note you can submit papers any time before this deadline) via email address wasspap@gmail.com. All abstract and/or full papers must be prepared as per guidelines (see the link in the left-hade side). Please include the paper title, the name of author(s) and affiliation of the corresponding author, email address and the field/track of research in the paper itself. Papers which do not contain these information will not be considered for this conference. If you want to publish your paper in our journal, you must send us full paper. Time taken to inform the review outcome is about 5 days for abstract and 10 days for full papers. Authors needing long time for funding approval must send at least their abstract at least 2 months before the submission deadline.

Publication Opportunities and Best Paper Award:

Conference Proceedings:

As per choice of the authors, abstract and/or full papers will be published by the World Business Institute in the refereed conference proceedings with ISBN and will be published electronically via a dedicated website, namely www.wbiworldconpro.com, which will be linked to Google Scholar.

Best Paper Award and Publication in International Journals:

Best paper award will be announced after the conference via email and these papers will be published without any fee in peer reviewed and ranked international journals: Journal of Business and Policy Research, Global Economy and Finance Journal, Global Review of Accounting and Finance and Journal of Accounting, Finance and Economics subject to compliance to editorial policy of the respective journal. These ranked journalsnare indexed by Cabell's Directory of USA, ERA and ABDC (Australian Business Deans Council). In addition, outstanding papers will also be considered for publication in the above journals and other Cabell's listed journal subject to payment of paper processing fee and compliance to editorial review report that would be sent after the conference. Please note, we do not follow "pay and publish" policy.

Written Feedback, Conference Materials, Feedings and Registration fees:

In the past, hundreds of authors attended our conferences in Dubai since we provide them written feedback on the papers presented which is rarely provided by other conference organizers. There are several options for conference registration fees. The basic registration fee is US$375 for two days and it includes arrival, morning and after-noon break-foods, mouth-watering buffet lunch, conference bag, hard copy of the proceedings in each track via USB/pen-drive, conference program books and participation certificates. Please see the registration fee schedule. If you join the WBI as its Fellow or Associate Fellow, you will receive 5% discount. Please download the Fellowship form, complete it and send it to us to receive 5% discount for all of our conferences worldwide.

If you have any questions, please direct it to Ms. Nuha Jahan, Conference Administrator via wasspap@gmail.com

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Last date for submitting abstracts or Full paper: 20 November 2015
Last date for full paper for proceedings and/or for Journal consideration: 11 December 2015
Last date for registration: 11 December 2015


Saturday, November 14, 2015

4th International Symposium on Economics and Social Science (4th ISESS)

2016 International Symposium on Economics and Social Science (ISESS 2016)
19th to 21st January 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

Dear Colleague,

The 2016 International Symposium on Economics and Social Science (ISESS 2016) is to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 19-21, 2016. We cordially invite you to submit a paper/abstract to the upcoming ISESS before November 20, 2015. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on certain important topics of economics and social science. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the official website. Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted and successfully registered papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities. MasterCard ranked Bangkok as the global top destination city by international visitor arrivals in 2013. Bangkok was also named "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine's survey of its readers for four consecutive years, from 2010 to 2013. Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life appeal to diverse groups of tourists. Royal palaces and temples as well as several museums constitute its major historical and cultural tourist attractions. Shopping and dining experiences offer a wide range of choices and prices.

For more information, please visit the following links
Conference Website: http://science-techs.org/isess/
Online Submission: http://science-techs.org/isess/online-submission/
Enquiries: ISESS.conference@gmail.com

Sincerely yours,

Chen-Ling Fang, National Taipei University (Taiwan)
Conference Chair, ISESS 2016

Thursday, November 12, 2015

MBAcademy International Business Conference 18-20 December 2015


MBAcademy International Business Conference
December 18 - 20, 2015
Venue: Brunel University London

Dear Colleagues,

This is the call for papers for the MBAcademy International Business Conference, Venue: Brunel University London on 18-20 December, 2015.

The Management and Business Academy (MBAcademy) is delighted to welcome you to International Business Conference part of Management and Business Academy philosophy and commitment to academia. The aim of MBAcademy is to bring together both academic and professional researchers, scholars and students to exchange and share their research results about all aspects of Business, Management and Marketing. In order to support and encourage interdisciplinary engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between these groups.

Important dates
Submission of abstracts for review: November 20, 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance: December 4, 2015
Submission of complete/full papers for Publication: November 20, 2015
Notification of full paper acceptance: December 15, 2015
Early registration: November 20, 2015
Final registration: December 10, 2015
Conceiving and finalizing the Conference program: November 25, 2015
Conference sessions: December 18-20, 2015

All full paper submissions are subject to a double blind peer review process. Accepted submissions will be published in Organisational Studies and Innovation Review (E-ISSN:2056-2256 and P-ISSN: 2059-2264) as one volume which will be available both online on conference website after one month of conference and limited hard copy during the conference on 18-20 of July to purchase. Papers should not be more than 3000 words (including all tables and bibliography). Please view author guideline: http://www.mbacademy.org.uk/index.php/aboutus-osir/osir-author-guidlines

Selected papers will be asked to be developed in order to be published in the JOSI (Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation); JOSI is a double blind peer reviewed journal which publishes high quality articles, research papers, conceptual papers and case studies. If your paper is being selected for publication in our JOSI you would be asked to review your paper and submit the final version restricted to the word limit of 6000 (excluding tables, figures and bibliography) by 15th of January 2016 to journal@mbacademy.org.uk. There is no publication fee involved if the authors are fully registered for the conference.

Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation is listed in the following academic databases and indexes: Thomson Reuters (ESCI) Web Science, EBSCO Host, International Scientific Indexing, General Impact Factor (0.4326), SIS, DAIJ, ASI, DRJI.

Please Visit conference website: http://www.mbacademy.org.uk/index.php/conferences/london-dec-2015

For further details and news, please visit http://www.mbacademy.org.uk/ or follow us on https://www.facebook.com/MBAcadem

Enquiries: alireza@mbacademy.org.uk



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Academic International Conference on Business, Economics and Management


Academic International Conference on Business, Economics and Management
Call for Papers - 15th -17th February 2016
Venue: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai (5-Star Hotel)

Planning is now in hand for Academic International Conference on Business, Economics and Management - AICBEM 2016 (Dubai), which, as you may know, will be held in Dubai, UAE, on 15th -17th February 2016. The overall objective of Academic International Conference on Business, Economics and Management (AICBEM) is to provide a platform and stimulate discussion on various issues affecting business, economics and management, especially relating to economics, political economy, human resources and diversity management, tourism, logistics, supply chain, enterprise, investment, project management and strategic management.

Conference Website: http://aicbem.flelearning.co.uk/home
Call for Papers Link: http://aicbem.flelearning.co.uk/aicbem/CFP7689
Other FLE Events Link: http://www.flelearning.co.uk/

Research and discussion on any aspects of business, economics and management is welcome. The deadline for proposals is 18th January 2016 by which all interested participants are required to submit a provisional title, a short abstract (300-500 words) and an indication of your willingness to participate. We highly encourage doctorate (PhD) and postgraduate students to present their research proposal or literature review or findings or issues in this conference with a very special registration fees. Case studies, abstracts of research in progress, as well as full research papers will be considered for the conference program for presentation purposes.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding abstract/paper submission. Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you in Dubai.

With best wishes,

FLE Learning
Conference Division
T: 0044 131 463 7007
F: 0044 131 608 0239
E: submit@flelearning.co.uk
W: www.flelearning.co.uk


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


2016 ACADEMIC OASIS/IAABR - MIAMI BEACH INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

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

SPONSORED by: Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, USA

DATES: January 3rd - 5th, 2016 (Pre-Conference Tours on January 2nd)
PLACE: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA USA
SOUTH BEACH MARRIOTT
Address: 161 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, Florida 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 www.AcademicOASIS.org

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!

The Executive Boards of Academic OASIS and IAABR are very pleased to announce that the Keynote Address at the 2016 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.

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)

To submit your full paper or abstract for these conferences, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx;) to Global@AcademicOASIS.org (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 10, 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 13, 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.

REGULAR REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2015

The regular registration fee is 330 USD (the reduced registration fee for virtual participants via Skype is 280 USD), 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 info@AcademicOASIS.org or visit our Websites www.AcademicOASIS.org or www.IAABR.com.

Conference Chair: Dr. Richard C. Staten, Director, Strategic Merchandising Solutions, Coca-Cola Company


IWAHS-2016, 2nd International Workshop on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


2nd International International Conference on Social Sciences

Call For Papers

Dear Colleague,

You are invited to send a paper to

International Conference on Social Sciences
April 2-3, 2016, Istanbul Turkey

The conference consists of there workshops:

IWAHS-2016, 2nd International Workshop on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
http://ase-scoop.org/iwahs

IWFBE-2016, 2nd International Workshop on Finance, Business, Economics, Marketing and Information Systems
http://ase-scoop.org/iwfbe

IWLP-2016, 2nd International Workshop on Law and Politics
http://ase-scoop.org/iwlp

We expect you to submit a paper to one of the workshops.

Please see the workshop sites for detailed information.

Important Dates

January 1, 2016 Paper Submission Due
January 20, 2016 Acceptance Notification Due
January 30, 2016 Registration Due

Best Regards
Secretary

Enquiries: secretary@ase-scoop.org
Scientific Cooperations


2016 Global Studies Conference: Rethinking Global Space in the Age of Anthropocene: Futures of Ecological Interdependence - A Common Ground Conference


NINTH GLOBAL STUDIES CONFERENCE
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
30 June – 1 July 2016
http://onglobalization.com/LosAngelesConference-2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Founded in 2008, the Global Studies Knowledge Community is devoted to mapping and interpreting past and emerging trends and patterns in globalization. The Ninth Global Studies Conference will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA, 30 June – 1 July 2016. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Economy and Trade
Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions
Theme 3: Society and Culture
Theme 4: Resources and Environment

2016 SPECIAL THEME: "Rethinking Global Space in the Age of Anthropocene: Futures of Ecological Interdependence"

PLENARIES

- Simon Dalby, CIGI Chair and Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

For more information about conference program, and to view our list of accepted proposals, please visit: http://onglobalization.com/2016Program

CONFERENCE SUBMISSION DEADLINES

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below).

*Early Proposal Deadline – 30 November 2015*
Regular Proposal Deadline – 30 March 2016
Late Proposal Deadline – 30 May 2016

To submit a proposal, visit http://onglobalization.com/LosAngelesConference-2016

MORE INFORMATION
Please visit http://onglobalization.com/MoreInformation for more info about:

- Global Studies Book Imprint
- Community Membership
- The Global Studies Journal
[Indexed with: Ulrich's, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Index, Academic Search Premier, Academic Search Complete]

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

Enquiries: support@onglobalization.com
Web address: http://onglobalization.com/LosAngelesConference-2016
Sponsored by: The Global Studies Knowledge Community / Common Gr


REMOTE: Rethinking Remoteness and Peripherality


REMOTE: Rethinking Remoteness and Peripherality
16-19 January 2017, Longyearbyen, Norway
http://www.islanddynamics.org/remote.html

This international conference explores the concepts of remoteness and peripherality. These concepts are used in numerous disciplines, including geography, development studies, anthropology, spatial planning, and cultural studies. But what do remoteness and peripherality mean in practice, from the perspectives of the people and places deemed to be remote and peripheral? 'Remote' and 'peripheral' presume a centring of (potentially colonial) power elsewhere and tend to be defined in terms of accessibility to major urban areas.

Are remoteness and peripherality essentially relative concepts, only comprehensible with reference to the near and the central? Can remoteness and peripherality ever be experienced internally, or are they simply projections from the outside? If political, economic, and social power rest with the big cities and centres, is it fruitful or is it damaging to cast some communities as remote and peripheral? Notions of 'remote' and 'peripheral' connote economic stagnation, decay, and underdevelopment (or absence of development) and are associated with a lack of connectivity, indicating a local state of de-globalization. And yet 'remote' is not univocal. Might it be possible to reclaim remoteness and peripherality as drivers of societal creativity, innovation, and resilience?

About Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
Longyearbyen (population 2200) is the world's northernmost town, the main settlement on Norway's vast, largely ice-covered Svalbard archipelago. The polar night, when the sun never rises above the horizon, lasts from late October until mid-February. Most residents stay for only a season or a few years, and even those who do remain must eventually return to their homelands. Longyearbyen is iconically remote and peripheral, but the town is also highly cosmopolitan, hosting residents from over 40 nations, an active cultural life, and an economy based on tourism and mining activities. The community is young, close-knit, and diverse. Longyearbyen is thus the perfect place to explore the contradictions and paradoxes of remoteness and peripherality.

During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to travel to a glacier by dog sled and enter the mysterious realm of an ice cave. We will also explore Longyearbyen's community, speaking with representatives from government, local businesses, and cultural organisations. Conference presentations will take place on 18-19 January at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen.

How to make a presentation.
Conference presentations will concern all aspects of remoteness and peripherality. The conference is open to researchers, policymakers, NGO representatives, and community representatives from around the globe. You are also welcome to attend the conference without giving a presentation. The deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2016, but to ensure that you have the opportunity to take part in the conference and have the time to seek funding from your institution or government, we recommend that you submit your abstract early. You can submit an abstract here: http://www.islanddynamics.org/remote/cfp.html.

Enquiries: info@islanddynamics.org
Sponsored by: Island Dynamics and International Development & International Studies (RMIT University)


Slavery: Past, Present and Future 2nd Global Meeting

Slavery: Past, Present and Future
2nd Global Meeting

Call for Participation 2016

Monday 2nd May - Wednesday 4th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

Throughout history, slavery (the purchase and sale of human beings as chattel), enslavement (through conquest, and exploitation of indebtedness, among other vulnerabilities), and similar extreme forms of exploitation and control have been well documented. Is slavery an inevitable part of the human condition? Controversial estimates indicate that up to 35 million people worldwide are enslaved. This modern re-emergence of slavery, following legal abolition over two hundred years ago, is said to be linked to the deepening interconnectedness of countries in the global economy, overpopulation, and the economic and other vulnerabilities of the individual victims and communities.

This conference will explore slavery in all its dimensions and, in particular, the ways in which we understand and attempt to respond to it. The varieties of contemporary forms of exploitation appear to be endless. Consider, for example, enslavement or mere "exploitation" among:
- fishermen in Thailand's booming shrimping industry,
- children on Ghana's cocoa plantations,
- among immigrant farmworkers on U.S. farms,
- prostituted women and girls on the streets and in the brothels of Las Vegas,
- the dancing boys (bacha bazi) of Afghanistan,
- the sex workers of The Netherlands' Red Light Districts and in Italian cities,
- Eritrean and other sub-Saharan Africans fleeing to Israel and trafficked and exploited in the Sinai,
- Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon, and
- migrant workers from Southeast Asia and other countries who flock to the oil rich Gulf States for work.

Does this mean that the world may not have changed as much as we would like to believe since worldwide abolition and the recognition of universal individual and collective human rights? Like the 'consumers' of the past, are we dependent on the abhorrent exploitation of others?

Potential themes and sub-themes include but are not limited to:
1. Defining Slavery
a. What do we mean when we talk about "slavery"
b. Using "slavery" to obscure other endemic forms of exploitation
c. Teaching and learning about slavery

2. Slaveries of the Past
a. Classical (Egyptian, Greco-Roman, etc.) slavery
b. Conquests and colonizations – Aboriginal Australians, indigenous peoples of the New World, dividing and colonizing Africa
c. Trans-Atlantic Slavery and the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
d. Slaveries in traditional societies
e. WWII and post-WWII forced labor camps

3. Trafficking and other Forms of Contemporary Exploitation
a. Definitions
b. Types of human trafficking
c. The Focus on sex trafficking: reasons, purpose, effects
d. Can nation states enslave?
e. Is human trafficking "slavery"
f. Contemporary Usage/Depictions of slavery
g. Civil society anti-trafficking activism: i. Methodologies ii. effectiveness

4. Systems and Structures of Enslavement and Subordination
a. Role of slavery in national and global economies
b. Economic, political, legal structures – their role in enslavement and exploitation

5. Voices of the Enslaved
a. Slave narratives of the past and present
b. Descendants' interpretation of their enslaved and slave-holding ancestors
6. Legacies of slavery
a. Identifying and mapping contemporary legacies – economic, social, cultural, psychological, racial subordination
b. Assessment of slavery's impact – economic, political, other
c. Commemorations and lack thereof

7. Anti-slavery Movements
a. Reparations
b. Economic compensation
c. Restorative justice
d. Teaching and learning about slavery
e. Connecting to the global racial hierarchy

Further details and information can be found at the project website:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/slavery-past-present-and-future/research-streams/slavery-past-present-future/call-for-presentations/

Submissions to this conference are sought from people from all genders and walks of life, including academics (from multiple disciplines, such as art, anthropology, history, ethnic studies, politics, economics) and non-academics; social workers, activists, and health care professionals; government representatives and policy makers; former slaves and indentured labourers; members of at-risk populations such as migrant and guest workers, non—regularized immigrants, and refugees. Panels will be composed of participants from multiple disciplines.

Call for Cross-Over Presentations
The Slavery project will be meeting at the same time as a project on Sacred Journeys, a project on Testimony and another project on Queer(ing) Critical Issues. We welcome submissions which cross the divide between all three 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 4th December 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 Wednesday 16th 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: Slavery Abstract Submission

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

Organising Chairs:
Karen Bravo: kbravo@iupui.edu
Rob Fisher: slavery2@inter-disciplinary.net

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.

Ethos
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3rd ic-PSIRS International Conference on Political Science, International Relations and Sociology


Registration: 5* hotel Accommodation included Special Offer will be available for the first registrations only FIRST COME FIRST SERVED Full text will be published in the ISI Thomson Reuters indexed Journal: EpSBS

ISI Indexed Publications - 3rd ic-PSIRS International Conference on Political Science, International Relations and Sociology
10th to 12th May 2016
Antalya, Turkey

Enquiries: Roslind.X.Thambusamy@futureacademy.org.uk
Web address:
http://www.futureacademy.org.uk/ContentConference.aspx?code=5&description=ic-PSIRS_Conference&conference_code=5
Sponsored by: Future Academy

Abstract Submission: http://www.futureacademy.org.uk/AbstractSubmission.aspx
Audience Submission: http://www.futureacademy.org.uk/AudienceRegistration.aspx

Find More About the Conference on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKEnaEdXTLM


Monday, November 9, 2015

Psychoanalysis and Politics - Solidarity and Alienation: Social Structures of Hope and Despair


Psychoanalysis and Politics - Solidarity and Alienation: Social Structures of Hope and Despair
6th to 8th May 2016
Vienna, Austria. Venue: the Sigmund Freud University

The deadline for the call for papers is December 5th 2015, and the text is here:
http://www.psa-pol.org/?cat=1

Please make sure you read the text Guide for abstracts before sending your proposal, in particular: For the sake of everyone present, respect and consideration for everyone's ideas, you are expected to attend all the presentations and stay throughout the conference. If you are unable or unwilling to stay throughout for the other presenters, please refrain from sending an abstract. Text: http://www.psa-pol.org/?page_id=363

Psychoanalysis and Politics is an international and interdisciplinary conference series that aims to address how crucial contemporary political issues may be fruitfully analysed through psychoanalytic theory and vice versa - how political phenomena may reflect back on psychoanalytic thinking. The first conference was held in 2010. All the conferences are held in English, and the contributors come from a range of different countries. We emphasise room for discussion among the presenters and participants, thus the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together and engage with one another's contributions, participating in a community of thought.

Enquiries: psychoanalysis.politics@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.psa-pol.org/
Sponsored by: Psychoanalysis and Politics


Conference on ‘Folk Belief’ and ‘The Supernatural in Literature and Film’


Conference on 'Folk Belief' and 'The Supernatural in Literature and Film'
21st to 24th January 2017
Longyearbyen, Norway
http://www.islanddynamics.org/supernaturalconference.html

This interdisciplinary conference explores the supernatural in literature and film as well as folk belief from around the globe.

Folk belief and vernacular religion exist in all societies. Previous Island Dynamics conferences in rural Shetland (2014) and hyperurban Macau (2015) have placed traditions of the supernatural in local contexts with long, complex histories. But what happens to folk belief in places with new communities and transient residents? Can legends and rituals thrive after their originators have departed back home?

Longyearbyen (population 2200) is the world's northernmost town, the main settlement on Norway's vast, largely ice-covered Svalbard archipelago. The polar night, when the sun never rises above the horizon, lasts from late October until mid-February. Risk of attack by polar bears means that people are only permitted to leave town in the company of someone with firearms training, and nightmares regarding bears are common among residents. This would seem to be an ideal incubator for traditions of the supernatural, yet most residents remain in Svalbard for only a season or a few years.

Svalbard's transient population has not, however, prevented the island from being associated with the supernatural in literature and film. In Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, Svalbard is the realm of armoured polar bears. The TV series 'Fortitude', modelled on Longyearbyen, is steeped in mystery, and Michelle Paver's novel 'Dark Matter' is a ghost story set in the immensity of the polar winter.

Extreme darkness and isolation are themselves genre staples within works of supernatural horror, from the vampire-infested arctic town in Steve Niles' '30 Days of Night' to the blinded civilisation in John Wyndham's 'Day of the Triffids' to the antarctic alien terror of John Carpenter's 'The Thing'.

About the conference.
21-22 January combine tours out into Svalbard's haunting polar landscape with an exploration of the town of Longyearbyen itself. Participants will venture into the arctic darkness on snowshoes as well as visit into the tunnels of Longyearbyen's former coal mine. We will also speak with local residents concerning life and traditions in this remote community. 23-24 January will feature conference presentations by delegates, held at the Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen.

How to make a presentation.
Conference presentations will concern all aspects of 1) folk belief, vernacular religion, and traditions of the supernatural and 2) the supernatural in literature and film. However, presentations are especially encouraged on topics related to darkness and remoteness in folk belief and works of supernatural fiction. You are also welcome to attend the conference without giving a presentation.

The deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2016, but to ensure that you have the opportunity to take part in the conference and have the time to seek funding from your institution or government, we recommend that you submit your abstract early. (Due to the logistical challenges arising from the conference's remote location, only a limited number of delegates can attend, and we will be accepting registrations on a 'first come, first served' basis.) You can submit an abstract here: http://www.islanddynamics.org/remote/cfp.html

Enquiries: info@islanddynamics.org
Sponsored by: Island Dynamics


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