[URBANTH-L]CFP: Understanding Conflicts, Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Thu Jan 17 18:19:48 EST 2008

Call for Papers

Understanding Conflicts--Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Sponsor: University of Aarhus, Denmark
Abstract Deadline: March 1, 2008

This event is the first of a series of large international interdisciplinary 
meetings that will bring together researchers from different cultural 
background working on the analysis and transformation of conflicts due to 
cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity. Our invited speakers are 
international lead figures in conflict research, sociology, political 
science, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, the history of 
ideas, theology, and religious studies. Conflicts are part of human life and 
often a source of innovation. Different cultures not only generate conflicts 
but also impose on agents different 
conflict cultures
 preferences for 
certain types of conflict dynamics (war, settlements, reconciliation) and 
predispositions for certain forms of epistemic approach (rational analysis, 
psychological hermeneutics, deep orientation). Attention to differences in 
cultural images of conflictsthe agentive understanding of sources, 
dynamics, and possible transformations of conflictsis of central 
significance for conflict mitigation in societies with cultural diversity. 
We invite submissions of abstracts on any of the 60 conference sessions, 
including workshop sessions, praxis reports, and panel discussion sessions. 
For tracks and topics see the conference website. Deadline for abstracts: 
March 1, 2008. Conference papers will be published in an anthology and 2 
special issues of international journals.

Contact Information:

Johanna Seibt
Email: filseibt at hum.au.dk
URL http://www.understandingconflicts.net 

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