Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Centre for Research in Social sciences and Humanities
is inviting papers/panel proposals for
International Conference on Identity studies
Conference venue: ***** Hotel Le Meridien, Opernring 13, 10 10 Vienna, Austria
Identities are various: personal, national, religious, regional, racial, gender etc., and it is very difficult to determine which identity is affecting us most. Sometimes it can be one, and sometimes the other. For example, during the presidential race in the United States between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, black women wondered which of the two identities represented them most: their racial or their gender identity.National identity bears huge relevance and people are willing to die for their nations. Religious is as important as ever, and people are willing to sacrifice their own comforts and sometimes even to discriminate others because of their religious identities. European identity had been an issue of debate since the foundation of the EU when founders envisaged European unification based on a particular set of values shared among founders and prospective future members.The notion of identity is often ending up in stereotyping and othering of those who have different identities, and irrespective of the approach we take in identity studies we always end up with the same dilemma: why are identities and identifications so important? These and other issues will be a subject of our conference.
Panels are invited (but not limited to) for the following panels:
Identity and Identifications: theory and methodology
Identity and Nationalism
Literature and Identity
Music and Identity
Art and Identity
Religion and Identity
Ethnicity and Identity
Media and Identity
Identity and Memory
Identity and Critical theory
Marxist views of Identity
Prospective participants are also welcome to submit proposals for their own panels.
Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words), short bios (up to 100 words), and email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić(firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20th June 2014.
Decisions will be made by 25th June 2014, and payment of the conference fee has to be made by 30th June 2014.
Panel proposals should be sent by 15th May 2014. When we receive four or five quality papers for a whole panel, we will send notification of acceptance earlier.
Finalised Conference programme will be available by 15th July 2014. Early decisions are available for participants with EU visa requirements, and for panel proposals. Participants should indicate in their applications whether they would like to chair one of the existing panels (if not proposing their own panel) and whether they plan to submit a paper for publication.
The Centre plans to establish a peer review journal, as well as publish working papers and edited volumes. Conference papers will be considered for publication.
We welcome paper proposals from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers.
Conference fee is EUR 290, and it includes
The registration fee
Conference bag and folder with materials
Conference publicationAccess to the newsletter, and electronic editions of the Centre
Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Centre (research & co-editing volumes)
Discount towards participation fee for future conferences
Drinks and meals during both days of the conference
WLAN during the conference
Certificate of attendance
We selected Austria as a place for hosting conferences due to Austria’s favourable geographic position, and liberal Visa regime for conference participants with EU Visa requirements.
Unfortunately, the Centre has no available funds for covering transport and accommodation in Austria. Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference.
The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants.
*** OPEN CALLS ***
Journal of Religion and Culture: submissions are opened!
Working Paper Series: submissions are opened!
CALLS FOR ABSTRACTS
Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion in Everyday Lives (21-22.03.2015)
Second International Conference in Culture and Cultural Policies (25-26.04.2015)
Second International Conference on Media and Popular Culture (23-24.05.2015)
Second International Conference on Identity Studies (27-28.06.2015)
Second International Conference on Women's Studies (12-13.09.2015)
Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities is a private institution registered in Croatia.
Our goal is to encourage work in fields of religion and wider cultural studies by organizing conferences, and through our publishing activities.
We are registered, among others, for conducting research in fields of History, Sociology, Religion, Culture, and Musicology, organizing conferences and seminars, as well as publishing activities.
International Conference 'Rethinking Politics and Politicalculture in Everyday Lives'
21-22. 12. 2014.
Venue: ***** Hotel Le Meridien Wien, Opernring 13, 10 10 Vienna, Austria