Call for Papers 2017-12-08T19:31:53+00:00

THEMES | HIGHLIGHTED THEME | SESSIONS

Themes

Cultural Studies

  • Role of social, political, and cultural interactions in the development of identity.
  • Personal identity as a function of an individual’s culture, time, place, geography, interaction with groups, influences from institutions, and lived experiences.
  • Role of diversity within and among cultures.
  • Aspects of culture such as belief systems, religious faith, or political ideals as influences on other parts of a culture such as its institutions or literature, music, and art.
  • Cultural diffusion and change over time as facilitating different ideas and beliefs.

History, Geography, Humans and the Environment

  • History as a formal study that applies research methods.
  • Reading, reconstructing, and interpreting events.
  • Analyzing causes and consequences of events and developments.
  • Considering competing interpretations of events.
  • Relationship between human populations and the physical world (people, places, and environments).
  • Impact of human activities on the environment.
  • Interactions between regions, locations, places, people, and environments.
  • Spatial patterns of place and location.

Development and Transformation of Social Structures

  • The natural and the social: interdisciplinary studies.
  • Role of social class, systems of stratification, social groups, and institutions.
  • Role of gender, race, ethnicity, education, class, age, and religion in defining social structures within a culture.
  • Social and political inequalities.
  • Expansion and access of rights through concepts of justice and human rights.
  • The influence of education.
  • The role of the media.

Power, Authority, and Governance

  • Power, Authority, and Governance.
  • Purposes, characteristics, and functions of various governance systems as they are practiced.
  • Individual rights and responsibilities as protected and challenged within the context of majority rule.
  • Fundamental principles and values of constitutional democracy.
  • Origins, uses, and abuses of power.
  • Conflict, diplomacy, and war.
  • The role of mass media and the Internet.

Civic Ideals and Practices

  • Basic freedoms, rights and responsibilities of citizens in democracies.
  • Role of the citizen in the community and nation, and as a member of the global community.
  • Civic participation and engagement.
  • Respect for diversity.
  • Civic ideals and practices in countries other than democracies.
  • Struggle for rights, access to citizenship rights, and universal human rights.

Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems

  • Production, distribution, and consumption.
  • Scarcity of resources and the challenges of meeting wants and needs.
  • Supply/demand and the coordination of individual choices.
  • Economic systems. Economic policies.
  • Trade, interdependence, and globalization.
  • Role of government in the economy.
  • Personal finance.

Science, Technology, and Innovation

  • Scientific and intellectual theories, findings, discoveries, and philosophies.
  • Applications of science and innovations in transportation, communication, military technology, navigation, agriculture, and industrialization.
  • Relationship between science, technology, and innovation and social, cultural, and economic change.
  • Social construction of science and technology.

Global Connections and Exchange

  • Past, current, and likely future global connections and interactions.
  • Cultural diffusion; the spread of ideas, beliefs, technology, and goods.
  • Role of technology.
  • Benefits/consequences of global interdependence (social, political, economic).
  • Causes and patterns of migration.
  • Tension between national interests and global priorities.

Sessions

Communication

This type of session is best suited for works about investigations already undertaken or academic papers. The authors will present a summary of their work (purpose, procedures, results or products). The formal oral presentation of the work should be limited to 15 minutes. Presentations will be grouped according to the theme or perspective of these thematic sessions (which can be 60, 75 or 90 minutes) with a question/answer time and group discussion after all presentations. All rooms will be equipped with projectors for presentations in PDF or PPT.

Round Table

This type of session is best suited for position papers, review of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks, works in progress, politic analysis, or topics that generate and benefit from a broad discussion. The authors are assigned a numbered table in a large meeting room for the entire session (usually about 30 minutes), during which they can talk and interact with other attendees interested. Please note that computers, screens or projectors are not available on the sessions.

Poster

This format is ideal for presenting the preliminary results of work in progress or for projects that are rendered in posters or panels. In these sessions (usually about 40 minutes), the authors have the opportunity to exhibit their work and participate in an informal discussion with other attendees. Each poster must include a brief summary of the purpose and work procedures. The dimensions of the poster should not exceed 85 cm wide by 110 cm long.

Workshop

This type of session is best suited to teach or demonstrate certain procedures, skills or techniques. Some considerations that are appropriate for this session format are for example: a demonstration, performance, presentation, discussion or dialogue with the public. These sessions are usually scheduled for about 30 minutes and should be structured so that any explanatory information or input is provided and there is sufficient time for interaction with the public time, participation and involvement.

Colloquium

This congress session is scheduled in 90 minutes and consists of five authors propose a series based on a common theme documents. Documents can present complementary aspects of a specific body of work or contrasting views on a specific topic. There must be at least 5 registered participants. The session must conceive about 15 minutes for individual presentations and a minimum of 15 minutes of public debate or questions and answers.

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