[H-verkko] CFP: The 18th International Conference on Conceptual History

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The 18th International Conference on Conceptual History
The 18th International Conference on Conceptual History

West University of Timișoara, Romania, 16-18 September 2015


Multi-, Inter-, Pluri-:

Languages, Cultures, and Identities in Complex Societies


The 18th International Conference on Conceptual History will be organized at the
West University of Timișoara on 16-18 September 2015 by Victor Neumann and
Sorin Antohi, in collaboration with the History of Concepts Group (HCG). The
event will bring together researchers from the humanities and the social
sciences, in order to foster an inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue between
various academic traditions, with a focus on the history of concepts and on
conceptual history.


For the first time, the HCG’s annual conference will take place in Romania.
There are good reasons for this breakthrough. Conceptual history has a strong
footing at the West University of Timișoara, where Reinhart Koselleck received
the Doctor Honoris Causa degree in 2005, and to which most of his private
library has been generously donated by his family. It is also the place where,
in collaboration with the Institute of History of Aachen University (RWTH
Aachen), with the support of the Volkswagen Foundation, the Reinhart Koselleck
International Doctoral School of Conceptual History and the Centre for Advanced
Studies in History were established.  Both the School and the Centre
concentrate on Begriffgsechichte, with an emphasis on Central and Eastern
Europe, and, more generally, on all former communist countries, on Europe as a
whole, and beyond. The two institutions have already hosted three international
conferences which have resulted in many publications, ranging from collected
volumes to thematic blocks, and refereed articles.

The 18th International Conference of Conceptual History in Timișoara will deal
with Multi-, Inter-, Pluri-: Languages, Cultures, and Identities in Complex
Societies.The aim of the conference is to take stock of, and to analyse, the
entangled concepts, paradigms, interpretations, and meanings stemming from, and
being used in, complex societies—i.e., societies in which many people, if not
most or all, have multiple backgrounds (ethnic, linguistic, cultural, religious,
ideological, etc.). It is a matter of fact that all globalisations (past and
present) have resulted in, and have been triggered by, interacting complex
societies. To an ever-growing extent, all societies are complex, and even
self-centred, ostensibly isolated, homogeneous communities tend to move in the
same direction. Hence, the focus of our conference: the conceptual history and
phenomenology of such prefixes as multi-, inter-, pluri-.


The first objective of the conference is to highlight the way in which the
discourses and practices of multi-, inter-, and pluriculturality have been
construed, understood and promoted around the world.

A second objective is to explore the theory and history of the concepts of
multi-, inter- and pluriculturality.


The third objective is to further ground the first and second objectives one in
a discussion of collective identities.


We invite paper proposals from scholars from all the humanities and social
sciences, with a preference for interdisciplinary approaches. Proposals for
individual papers should not exceed 400 words, and panel proposals should not
exceed 800. The authors’ CVs should not exceed 120 words, including name,
institutional affiliation and other relevant information. Each panel will last
for two hours, and will include three to four papers. Participants are expected
to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Upon request, the organisers
will be able to offer assistance in finding accommodation at reasonable prices.
The registration fee is 100 euros. 

Please send your proposals to one of the following email addresses:

victor.neumann at e-uvt.ro;   puscasu_anamaria at yahoo.com
no later than 1 June 2015

Prof. Dr. Victor Neumann, Prof. Sorin Antohi, Center for Advanced Studies in
History, Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, West University of Timisoara,
Bd. Vasile Parvan No.4, Office 156. 300223 Timișoara, România.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 2.6.2015
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://www.historyofconcepts.org/node/17450