Renewing the Encounter between Human Sciences, the Arts, and the Humanities
The 2012 International Human Science Research Conference will take place on the 25th to the 29th of June, on the campus of the University of Quebec at Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In our preparations for the International Human Science Research Conference of Montreal, 2012, we are guided by the hope that the conference may lead us all to a deeper questionning of the inherent, ancient and interdependent relationship between the human sciences, the arts and the humanities. We therefore warmly invite presentations inspired by that theme, but with the understanding that we do not mean to discourage others from addressing different topics of interest to our community.
Both Husserl and Gadamer –and many others– have extensively commented on the perverse effects of narrow scientism, materialism and objectivism on our culture in general and on the practice of the human sciences in particular. Their criticism remains as relevant today as when it was first formulated by Husserl more than three quarters of a century ago.
The conference at Montreal wants to be an occasion to reflect on the distorting effects of narrowly conceived methods, theories and practices that forever send the human sciences on new paths that do not connect with the older, nor set the stage for future ones.
The conference is the perfect occasion to share the product of your researches, your experiences and your reflections with your colleagues from around the world. We invite you to submit your contributions, including academic papers, posters, and other type of scientific report before de January 29th, 2012. Lectures will last 30 minutes, if the number of attendees permits it, and 1.5 hours periods are planned for the symposium. Symposia Organizers will be free to use the 1.5 hours as they wish to accommodate their presentation requirements. Also, they should discuss ahead any particular or unusual proposals with the conference organizers to plan the details of their symposium.
Please submit an abstract of up to 250 words (maximum) if you wish to present a standard talk or poster using the online form below.
For other formats, please attach a brief (up to 500 words) outline of your proposed contribution (including time and space requirements), details of contributors and contact details.
Please take note that the deadline for the submission of abstracts is January, 29th 2012.