Thursday, June 8, 2017

1st International Congress on Local History: Concept, Practices and Challenges in Contemporaneity- 28 and 29 September 2017, Portugal

1st International Congress on Local History: Concept, practices and challenges in contemporaneity

Organisation: Institute of Contemporary History FCSH/NOVA

Venue: Cascais Cultural Centre

When: 28 and 29 September 2017
Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2017

Since mid-nineteenth century, local history has aroused the interest of historians and researchers who study the past of a particular region or community with the purpose of restoring their collective and individual memories. At the scientific level, this reality is manifested in the multiplication of master and doctoral thesis on themes related to local history, fostering innovative knowledge and giving birth to a new wave of historians interested in working on such topics.

The 1st International Congress on Local History proposes to create a space of interdisciplinary sharing and reflection, valuing the importance of local history in contemporary historiography, through a critical approach to the concept and opening a debate around research methodologies and practices. Contributing to problematize several issues inherent to a theoretical-methodological consideration, in the contemporary period, this initiative intends to promote an effort for the confluence of visions and solutions that hopefully will help to overcome everyone’s difficulties.

Call for Papers
The opening of this call for papers for all interested in this subject pretends, in addition to the dissemination of local and regional historical studies, to stimulate an attempt to understand the challenges and obstacles met by researchers as well as the creation of an international network involving all those who work in this area.

Proposals for communication on local history in the contemporaneity can be conceived around the following thematic axes, without excluding others correlated:

Theory and methodology of local history;

The role of local cultural associations;
The importance of local history in high school and University curricula;
What does this subject means and represents;
Themes and works involving the history of a region (18th-20th centuries);
Municipalities and Wars.

This call for papers invites the submission of 250/300-word proposals for communications (including title) in Portuguese or English, with a short biography of the author (maximum 100 words). Communications accepted will result in 15-minute presentations.

Please send your proposal to the following email:
Working languages: Portuguese and English (there will be no interpretation available)

Submission of proposals: 15 June 2017

Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2017

Researchers and Regular fee: 25€

Students: 15 €

Organising committee

Ana Paula Pires (IHC-FCSH/NOVA and Stanford university)

Diogo Ferreira (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

João Pedro Santos (FCSH/NOVA)
Mariana Castro (IHC-FCSH/NOVA)
Pedro Leal (FLUL)
Teresa Nunes (FLUL e IHC-FCSH/NOVA)

Contact Info: 
For any inquiries, please contact the organising committee

International and Interdisciplinary conference, Kolkata, India, Dates: January 7-9, 2018

Call for Paper and Panel Proposal
India Conferences:
International and Interdisciplinary
Kolkata and Jayanti Hills, India

International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Kolkata, India
Dates:  January 7-9, 2018
Topic: Person,Culture and Identity
Venue: Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata, India

Directed and organized by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion Elon, NC, USA in collaboration with Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata,India

Subtopics:  Concept of Person and Personal Identity,  Society and Media, Society and Women Empowerment, Language and Cultural Identity, E-Culture, Sociology of Culture, Semiotics of Culture, Cultural Relativism, Culture and Ethnology, Cultural Diplomacy, Folk Culture, Material Culture, Culture of War, Transfer of Culture, Morality: Nature or Culture, Culture and Morals, Culture and Global Ethics, Theology of Culture, Globalization of Culture, etc.

Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants
Email your abstract:
Copy to:

Advisory Board: Yolanda Espina(Portugal), Tommi Lehtonen(Finland), Debkumar Mukhopadhyya (India),Deven Patel(USA),Nina Petek(Slovenia), Rizwan Rahman( India)Ming Shao(China),Dibyendu Talapatra(India), Richard Vulich(USA)Su Chen Wu(Taiwan),Yanling Xu(China)

Scholars from different corners of the world join our conferences. The Cambridge Scholars Press has published seven books co-edited by members of our advisory board from selected papers from our last conferences. We also publish papers in our Journal of Indian Philosophy & Religion if the theme of the paper is in the area of publication of the Journal.

Scholars can bring their students to join the undergraduate competition and “Encounter India program”.
Undergraduates can submit papers for international competition. Best 2 papers selected will be awarded a discounted short trip inside India along with free tickets to cultural programs.

Jayanti Hill conference( January 10-12,2018)
International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Topic:  Envioronmentalism, Globalism and Morality
January 10-12,2018 Jayanti Hills ,India.
Please  submit abstract (150words)by email
Sponsored and organized by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, Elon, NC, USA in Collaboration with Maynaguri College, India

Acceptance of proposal will be mailed within 2 weeks or earlier to participants
Email your abstract:
Environment and Economic Jusitice,Ecosystem and Sustainability, Enviornmental Ethics, Global warming,Climate Change and Biodiversity,Environmental Ethics,Green Ideology,Environmentalism, Feminism and Multiculturalism, Vegetariansim, Environmentalisn and Animal Advocacy, Gender, Race and Sextuality: Environmentalism in American Popular Culture, Environmental and Social Responsibility, Global Capitalism, Justice Globalism, Economic Globalism, Envioromental Globalism and Social Globalism, Democratic Roots of Globalism,Nationalism VS Globalism, Culture and Global Ethics, Global Village,Ethics,Morality and Society, Morality and Moral Controversies, Faith,Morality and Environment Subtopics are suggestive only. Conference organizers are open to other relevant topics addressing the theme

Contact Info: 
Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti
Institute of Crss Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange
Elon, NC 27244, USA
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