MYKOLAS ROMERIS UNIVERSITY
INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES (IOH), LITHUANIA
invite you to take part at the international conference
Challenges of the Modern World Dynamics
for the Humanities
to be held on the 2-3 December, 2010
Humanities as well as the other culture areas are facing multiple challenges caused by the processes of globalization, rapid development of the technologies of communication and other changes in social life. Traditional hierarchical links and distinctions between different fields of culture are fading. On the one hand, the lines between humanities and social sciences are getting thinner, similarly as between different genres and styles in arts. On the other hand, the cultures of different regions of the world, particularly those of the West and of the East, are drawing closer to each other; this enables emerging various types of intercultural dialogues. All this incites the scholars to seek for a new conceptual means to be applied for the productive interpretation of new realities as well as for rethinking and reinterpreting the assets of the traditional culture. The interdisciplinary approach and multiculturalism are the characteristic features of the contemporary humanities, they raise complicated methodological issues. Digital humanities, interdisciplinary approach, semiotic studies of multimodal representations of information, multimodal communication are all responses of the humanities to the challenges of the modern world and, yet, new challenges to the humanities as well. The conference Challenges of the Modern World Dynamics for the Humanities addresses the following broad tracks and topics:
Philosophy and the other humanities
Rhetoric and communication
Language and culture
Culture, literature and arts
Digitalisation of culture and intellectual rights
Other conference relevant areas
Conference languages: Lithuanian, English.
Conference formats: 15- minute presentations followed by 5 minutes of discussions; plenaries - up to 45 minutes.
Registration: registration forms and presentation abstracts (up to 300 words) should be sent till 25 September 2010 to the address http://www.mruni.eu/en/padaliniai/humanitariniu_mokslu_institutas/katedros/index.php
Confirmations will be sent before 10 October, 2010.
Conference fee: registration fee - € 50 (conference fee includes publication of the conference proceedings, coffee and lunch breaks). Travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the conference fee.
Publications: conference presentations equal to scientific articles will be published in digitalized format. Selected and peer reviewed articles will be submitted for publication at IOH scientific journal Studies in the Humanities.
Scientific and organising committees: prof. dr. Dalia Marija Stančienė, prof. dr. habil. Bronislavas Juozas Kuzmickas, prof. dr. Jūratė Morkūnienė, prof. dr. Vytis Valatka, assoc. prof. dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius, assoc. prof. dr. Rūta Brūzgienė, assoc. prof. dr. Violeta Janulevičienė, assoc. prof. dr. Sigita Rackevičienė, assoc. prof. dr. Vida Rudaitienė, assoc. prof. dr. Lora Tamošiūnienė, lecturer MA Liudmila Pogožilskaja, lecturer Asta Vaškelienė.
Contact: assoc. prof. dr. Lora Tamošiūnienė, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +370 5 2714613, fax.: (+370 5) 271 4522
Further information: conference website
MYKOLAS ROMERIS UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES
20 ATEITIES, LT-08303, VILNIUS