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Voyage and Cosmopolitanism: From the Island to the World

Viagem e cosmopolitismo: Da ilha ao mundo

Voyage et cosmopolitisme : De l’île au monde

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Published on Friday, May 25, 2018 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

We intend to problematize various issues in the current scholarship of the humanities and social sciences from inter- and cross-cultural perspectives: cultural heritage, culture and globalization, identity and the sense of belonging, the impact of (re)writing literatures and other arts within the ethics of "reliance", proposed by Edgar Morin, and of the universalizing singularities, in Alain Badiou's view.

Announcement

Funchal (Madeira, Portugal), 25 - 26 October 2018

Argument

The University of Madeira and the Project Utopia and Voyage of the CEC – Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon are organizing a scientific meeting entitled "Voyage and Cosmopolitanism: From the Island to the World", to be held at the University of Madeira on the 25th and 26th October 2018, in partnership with several Research Centres and Institutions.

We intend to problematize various issues in the current scholarship of the humanities and social sciences from inter- and cross-cultural perspectives: cultural heritage, culture and globalization, identity and the sense of belonging, the impact of (re)writing literatures and other arts within the ethics of "reliance", proposed by Edgar Morin, and of the universalizing singularities, in Alain Badiou's view.

Citizen of a world which is increasingly liquefied and in constant rebuilding, how have an individual and his/her geography been and still are depicted? In a world which should not deny the frontiers, but rather question them, recalling Galin Tihanov's perspective on the current concept of exile as an experience associated with creativity and / or suffering as a way of conceiving a new cosmopolitanism in a society that recreates otherness, how can Social Sciences and Humanities contribute to this mirroring of both the dialogue and interrogation in various clines and categorizations?

In the many paths that Comparison, Relation and Encounter allow in a ever changing world, our objective is to promote reflection and debate on the idea of Cosmopolitanism, voyage and Utopia in its multiple aspects, underlying the dialogic exchange between the local and the global and inherently the idea of Citizenship. In this sense, we intend to broaden the discussion within the following topic areas:

  1. Voyage and Utopia
  2. Peripheries and Cosmopolitanism
  3. Mobility: dialogues, identities and conflicts
  4. (Im) material Heritage
  5. Digital cosmopolitanism
  6. De-territorialization and exile

Submission guidelines

Interested applicants should submit paper proposals at https://tinyurl.com/viagem-cosmopolitismo2018

by July 1st, 2018.

The registration fee is 65 euros, and payment should be made within the period to be indicated by the Organizing Committee. The late registration fee (made after the due date) will be 85 euros.

Publication

Texts for publication should be sent by 31st December. All written contributions will be peer-reviewed, in accordance with international rules and the publishing house’s guidelines. Contributions failing to comply with the requirements and deadlines (soon to be issued by the Editorial Board) will not be considered for inclusion in the planned publication.

Languages

The languages for presentations in the conference will be Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Organizing Committee

(email address: viagem.cosmopolitismo2018@mail.uma.pt):

  • Alcina Sousa
  • Ana Isabel Moniz
  • Cristina Santos Pinheiro
  • Joaquim Pinheiro
  • Leonor Coelho

Scientific Committee

  • Ana Paula Coutinho (ILC - Universidade do Porto)
  • Cristina Álvares (CEHUM/Universidade do Minho)
  • Cristina Pimentel (CEC-Centro de Estudos Clássicos/Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Delfim Leão (CECH/Universidade de Coimbra)
  • Dominique Faria (CEC/Universidade dos Açores)
  • Eugénia Pereira (CLLC/Universidade de Aveiro)
  • Fátima Outeirinho (ILC/ Universidade do Porto)
  • Fernanda Olival (CIDEHUS/Universidade de Évora)
  • Françoise Graziani (UMR CNRS 6240 LISA- Chaire Esprit Méditerranéen Paul Valéry/ Université de Corse)
  • Helena Buescu (CEC/Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Hélio Alves (APLC/CIDEHUS/Universidade de Évora)
  • José Pedro Serra (CEC-Centro de Estudos Clássicos/Universidade de Lisboa)
  • José Tolentino Mendonça (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
  • Maria João Marçalo (CEL/Universidade de Évora)
  • Maria de Jesus Cabral (APEF/ CEAUL/ Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Maria de Lourdes Câncio Martins (CEC/Universidade de Lisboa)
  • María-Pilar Tresaco (T3 AxEL/Universidade de Saragoça)
  • Onésimo Teotónio Almeida (Brown University)
  • Otília Pires Martins (CLLC/Universidade de Aveiro)
  • Rodrigo Furtado (CEC- Centro de Estudos Clássicos/Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Rui Carita (Universidade da Madeira)
  • Sérgio Guimarães Sousa (CEHUM/Universidade do Minho)
  • Teresa Cid (CEAUL/Universidade de Lisboa)

Organizing Institution

  • Universidade da Madeira & CEC – Universidade de Lisboa (Research Project Travel and Utopia)

Research Centres & Universities cooperating un this conference

  • CEAUL, Centro de Estudos Anglísticos da Universidade de Lisboa
  • CEC, Centro de Estudos Comparatistas – Universidade de Lisboa
  • CEC, Centro de Estudos Clássicos – Universidade de Lisboa
  • CECH, Centro de Estudos Clássicos e Humanísticos – Universidade de Coimbra
  • CIDEHUS, Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades - Universidade de Évora
  • ILC, Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa – Universidade do Porto
  • LIHAM (Grupo de Pesquisa) - Limiar Humano / Animal / Máquina – Universidade do Minho

Partner Association

  • APEF - Associação Portuguesa de Estudos Franceses
  • APLC - Associação Portuguesa de Literatura Comparada

Places

  • Edifício da Reitoria, Universidade da Madeira, Colégio dos Jesuítas - Rua dos Ferreiros
    Funchal, Portugal (9000-082)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, July 01, 2018

Keywords

  • viagem, utopia, periferias, cosmopolitismo, desterritorialização, exílio

Contact(s)

  • Ana Isabel Moniz
    courriel : viagem [dot] cosmopolitismo2018 [at] mail [dot] uma [dot] pt
  • Joaquim Pinheiro
    courriel : viagem [dot] cosmopolitismo2018 [at] mail [dot] uma [dot] pt

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Ana Isabel Moniz
    courriel : viagem [dot] cosmopolitismo2018 [at] mail [dot] uma [dot] pt

To cite this announcement

« Voyage and Cosmopolitanism: From the Island to the World », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, May 25, 2018, https://calenda.org/441640

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