The International Council
for Philosophy and Human Sciences

FIRST CALL, International South American Conference: Terrotorialities and Humanities



Under the auspices of CIPSH, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences, and UNESCO, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) will host the International South American Humanities Conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from 4th to 7th October 2016. The conference will be supported by FAPEMIG, the Research Foundation of the State of Minas Gerais, and sponsored by FIEMG, the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais. The event is part of the International Year of Global Understanding and is conceived of as a preparatory activity for the World Humanities Conference, which will take place in 2017 in Liege, Belgium. It will also be an integral part of the UFMG 90th anniversary celebrations.

The main objective of the International Year of Global Understanding is to discuss globalization in its international, national and regional dimensions. In line with the occasion, the World Humanities Conference aims to refound Humanities, reinstating its place in contemporary society and furthering the transdisciplinary dimension of research, in the face of Humanities’ needs in the twenty-first century.

The theme of the International South American Conference to be held at UFMG will be "Territorialities and Humanities".

The event will be built around 10 thematic strands that, on the one hand, will guide the organization of round tables and the creation of work groups composed of specially invited experts in their respective domains, and, on the other hand, will offer the opportunity of poster presentations by M.A. and Ph.D. students.

The thematic strands are as follows:
Territoriality, Humanities and:
1. Borders and migration;
2. Identities and languages;
3. Gender and cultural diversity;
4. Relations with the land and the countryside;
5. Social control and habitability;
6. Ecology and environment;
7. Law and education;
8. Urban space and violence;
9. Materialities and representations;
10. Social development and innovation.

A full programme of activities and instructions for submitting poster proposals will be announced soon.

June 1, 2016