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Published on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Abstract

Looking at the global and plural South from crossed and interdisciplinary perspectives is the challenge that this congress poses to researchers. The South is understood as a social laboratory which brings together specificities which can be questioned from different points of view, crosses areas of knowledge and uses different methodologies, scales and/or geographies of analysis. Thus, looking to the South in diachrony and temporality, space and time, will allow us to question how human societies faced and face social challenges that had and still have an impact on societies today. Looking to the past in diachrony and temporality will allow us to question how human societies faced and face social challenges that had and have an impact in the present. Looking to the past allows us to understand contemporaneity, leading to constructing a society with knowledgeable and participatory citizens who are better prepared to face future social challenges.

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Argument

Looking at the global and plural South from crossed and interdisciplinary perspectives is the challenge that this congress poses to researchers. The South is understood as a social laboratory which brings together specificities which can be questioned from different points of view, crosses areas of knowledge and uses different methodologies, scales and/or geographies of analysis. Thus, looking to the South in diachrony and temporality, space and time, will allow us to question how human societies faced and face social challenges that had and still have an impact on societies today. Looking to the past in diachrony and temporality will allow us to question how human societies faced and face social challenges that had and have an impact in the present. Looking to the past allows us to understand contemporaneity, leading to constructing a society with knowledgeable and participatory citizens who are better prepared to face future social challenges.

Understanding the construction of the South in the long term, in all its ruptures and continuities, from the Humanities and Social Sciences, is the great objective of this Conference, which invites researchers, teachers, students and other professionals to reflect together on the social challenges of the South.

Interdisciplinary dialogue is intended to articulate the perspectives of thematic and disciplinary areas as diverse as History, Cultural Heritage, Tourism, Museology, Archaeology, Digital Humanities, Pedagogy, Linguistics, Architecture, Demography, Literature or Sociology.

Among the possible topics that could be addressed at this Conference are:

  1. identities, cultural and religious diversities and social and economic inequalities
  2. hierarchies and social minorities, resistance and participation of various social groups
  3. human mobilities, demographic challenges, depopulation and gentrification
  4. material and immaterial heritage and culture: critical heritage, difficult heritage, decolonisation of culture and challenges to the patrimonialisation of spaces and know-how
  5. creative industries in the consolidation of more inclusive societies
  6. tourist enjoyment of cultural heritage and impacts of tourism on contemporary societies
  7. digital humanities, common textual and linguistic heritages
  8. memory preservation institutions and other cultural infrastructures (e.g. museums, libraries, archives, local associations, NGOs or others)
  9. transfer of scientific knowledge to society
  10. sustainability, technological evolution and industrial transformation
  11. challenges and opportunities posed by the digital transition

The scope is, however, broad enough to include new and different perspectives on the social challenges facing the South in our global world.

The holding of the 1st International Conference of CIDEHUS in 2024,  marking three decades of its existence at the University of Évora, aims to consolidate what has been the guiding principle of its research: looking at the South in its global context, without disciplinary, geographical or chronological ties, promoting the sharing of Knowledge, Understanding, and Science with the academic community and society.

Submission guidelines

The International Conference “Social Changes in the South: interdisciplinary approaches” welcome proposals for individual papers, themed panels and posters.

Individual paper proposals must include:

  • a Paper title
  • a 300-word abstract of the paper
  • one-page CV with current contact information/email address, ORCID number
  • 5 key-words

If accepted, individual papers will be assigned by the program committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and commentator.

Panel proposals must include:

  • a panel title and 300-word abstract summarizing the panel’s theme
  • a paper title and a 300-word abstract for each proposed paper
  • a one-page CV for each participant (including the chair and discussant), email address and ORCID number

Panels will last 90 minutes each and should have three speakers and a chair. Each paper should be at most 20 minutes to leave sufficient time for discussion.

Posters proposals must include:

  • a Paper title
  • a 300-word abstract of the paper
  • one-page CV with current contact information/email address, ORCID number 

The Organizing Committee will define a space for the exhibition of posters and, during the Conference, there will be space for the authors to explain their work and receive comments from the participants.

Official languages : Portuguese, English and Spanish

Deadline : 30/06/2024

Scientific Committee

  • Fernanda Olival (CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora, Portugal)
  • Barbara McGillivray (King’s College London; The Alan Turing Institute, UK)
  • Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, França)
  • Guido Vittorio Zucconi (Universita’ IUAV di Venezia, Itália)
  • Jafar Jafari (University of Minnesota, EUA)
  • Ofelia Rey Castelao (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Espanha)

Places

  • Colégio do Espírito Santo - Largo dos Colegiais 2
    Evora, Portugal (7000-809)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Sunday, June 30, 2024

Keywords

  • social change, South

Contact(s)

  • Bruno Lopes
    courriel : socialchanges [at] uevora [dot] pt

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Bruno Lopes
    courriel : socialchanges [at] uevora [dot] pt

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Social Changes in the South: interdisciplinary approaches », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, May 16, 2024, https://calenda.org/1163182

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