CFP: The International Conference of Comparative Studies

November 23-24, 2015, Częstochowa

The lenses and eye of the sage. A dialogue between the humanities and modern-day physics.

Organized by the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France and the Jan Długosz Academy, Częstochowa, Poland under the aegis of the Polish Comparative Literature Association

Call for papers

The originator of the conference Lenses and learning. A dialogue between the humanities and modern-day physics is Professor Zbigniew William Wołkowski of the Sorbonne University. The conference is organized by the Comparative Cultural Studies Laboratory at the Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa. Our invitation is addressed to scholars representing both the modern physics or mathematics and the diverse movements within the social sciences, humanities, theological studies, or arts. Our goal is to start a debate on a transdisciplinary dialogue, in its broad sense, and to mark a possible meeting point for the literary intellectuals and the scientists. The obviously non-exhaustive list of topics includes the issues of the so-called second (Charles Percy Snow) and third (John Brockman) culture, related to the applicability of empirical methods to description of the structure of reality. A vital element of the planned discussion would be the issue of efficiency of diverse methodologies and meta-discourses in interpreting cultural phenomena, as well as the question of mutual inspirations of the scientific and humanistic cultures.

We welcome academics representing all kinds of humanistic disciplines and areas of research.

There is a registration fee of 100€ (75€ for postgraduate students and doctoral candidates) that will cover the costs of organization, conference materials, accommodation and board, as well as the preparation of the conference proceedings for publication.

The deadline for submissions is 15 October 2015. Please send paper proposals of up to 200 words for 20-minute presentations together with your personal data and professional affiliation (see registration form attached) to pkk@ajd.czest.pl. More detailed information will be sent along with the notification of acceptance by 31 October 2015.

For more information, please see this document: The International Conference of Comparative Studies

Deadline: October 15, 2015

Posted: May 05, 2015