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Call for Participation
The SLSAeu Conference 2019 is centered on SpaceTime, a theme open to various multidisciplinary approaches from scientific, literary and artistic perspectives. The notions of space and time separately or as unique entity govern our lives throughout the history of the Universe. We thought that SpaceTime would be a suitable theme for the SLSAeu conference in Greece, the place where not only theoretical and philosophical studies on space time have appeared since the antiquity but also reliable instruments for their measurements. Since 1908 the relativistic concept of spacetime sets a new theoretical framework drawing new boundaries that are at odds with previous epistemic and semiotic differentiations. It proposes the conceptual reorganisation of space and time as they fuse together to a four dimensional spacetime continuum. Temporality and spatiality are also key concepts for narrativity, but what do we know about the cultural imaginations of spatiotemporality? What are the intrinsic cognitive, epistemic, cultural semiotic, pragmatic or narratological implications of re-thinking space as interwoven with time? What about the implications of central concepts of proper time, individual worldlines or the relativity of simultaneity for the narrative organisation of temporality? What about the organisation of narrative spacetime configurations, when spacetime ceases to be a stage for actors on it, but behaves itself like an actor, i.e. in general relativity theory? Furthermore we hope that space, time and spacetime will be examined in this conference also from views other than those prevailing in the western civilization. The SLSAeu 2019 Conference will be followed by a workshop on history of science, philosophy and literature with the theme “Travels and Travelers” which will take place at Hermoupolis, Syros Island, 1-3 July 2019.
This conference invites participants to approach the notions of space, time and spacetime from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to specific disciplines/fields or genres: history of Science and scientific instruments, literature, art(s), philosophy, anthropology, biology, physics, cosmology, sociology, science fiction, posthumanism etc. Selected abstracts will then be grouped into paper sessions, panels and roundtables on specific thematic streams.
Individual paper presentations (20-minute papers). Panels (120 minutes, including a moderator and participants from at least two different countries and/or disciplines). Interdisciplinary roundtables spanning science/technology, humanities or social sciences, and the arts. (60-90 minutes).
The main venue of the Conference will be the building of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Vassileos Kosntantinou 48, 116 35 Athens, close to the centre of Athens (one metro station or 10-15 minutes walking distance from Syntagma square). Additionally the nearby historical building of the Marasleion Academy for Teachers, now belonging to the Department of Primary Education of the University of Athens may be used for parallel sessions and/or events.
Details for the registration will be provided in due time. The early bird fee is 200 Euros. There is a reduced fee for students, unemployed and early career scholars. For more details please visit :
We encourage strongly the participation of Ph.D. students and early career scholars. Plenary/Keynote Speakers will be announced in January 2019.
SLSAeu 2019 is organised by the Hellenic Open University, ELINAS Center for Literature and Science at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation.
COMMISSION ON SCIENCE AND LITERATURE
Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 (UPMC)
Hellenic Open University
3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SCIENCE & LITERATURE
2-4 July 2018
First call for papers
Following the successful two International Conferences on Science and Literature which took place in Athens and Poellau this Conference is the third to be organized under the aegis of the Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST. The third International Conference will be co-organized by the Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 (UPMC) with the technical support of the Hellenic Open University. As it was the case with the first two Conferences, the third one does not have a specific theme, as its intent continues to be the creation of an open forum for all scholars interested in Science and Literature, thus bringing into the dialogue multiple perspectives. Nevertheless, the Conference will be organized along thematic sessions, according to the papers which will be accepted by the Scientific Committee.
Proposals for individual papers or panels of three or four papers should be submitted from 1st December until the 29th of February 2018. They must include the title of the paper (or the theme of the panel), name and affiliation of the author(s), an abstract of no more than 350 words and a short CV of up to five lines.
An international scientific committee will review the submissions and notice of acceptance will be sent within the first two weeks of March 2018.
Prof. Pauline Lescar will be the chair of the Local Organizing Committee and member of the Scientific Committee.
Registration: 1st February 2018 to May 30th 2018
Registration fees (include coffee, tea, refreshments and Conference material): 100 Euros
Fees for students and early career scholars: 50 Euros
Participants are asked to make their own arrangements concerning their accommodation in Paris, but the Conference organizers will be happy to give any necessary assistance.
Further information will be included in the second CfP which will be circulated on 5th January 2016. 6974024434
Workshop Women in the History of Science, Philosophy and Literature
July 12-13, 2018, Syros, Greece
The International Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST, the Commission on Women and Gender Studies DHST/IUHPST, the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University, the School of Humanities of the Hellenic Open University, the Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation, and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens organize a two-days’ workshop to study Women in the History of Science, Philosophy and Literature. The CoSciLit workshop (http://coscilit.eap.gr/) is already an established part of the very prestigious “Hermoupolis Seminars” which have been organized for more than 30 years every July on Syros Island.
This workshop aims to rediscover and to re-evaluate the impact and role of women in the history of science, philosophy, and literature. In recent years there has been growing interest in the history of women’s contributions to science, philosophy, and literature which dates back to the very beginnings of these disciplines. Theano, Hypatia, Du Châtelet, Lovelace are only a small selection of prominent women philosophers and scientists throughout history. The conference offers an open forum for all scholars interested in this growing research field, thus bringing into the dialogue multiple perspectives and different disciplines in order to build communication and cooperation bridges between science, philosophy, and literature. We especially welcome contributions placing women at the forefront and confirming their role in the production of modern scientific, technical knowledge and its philosophical foundation.
Call for Paper:
We invite paper proposals including a title, an abstract of 300 words, name, and affiliation of the author, as well as contact information. The presentation time is 30 minutes with additional 10 minutes for discussion. The conference language is English.
The venue of the workshop will be the “Historical Archives of the State” in the Town Hall of Hermoupolis. Hermoupolis was once the capital of Greece and a city of great cultural, scientific, and industrial heritage. Syros Island is very close to Piraeus by boat and an ideal place for a high quality, inexpensive summer visit.
For participants giving a paper there will be a modest fee of 50 Euros and for those who will attend without a paper a fee of 40 Euros to cover administrative expenses. There will be some hotels with reduced prices on offer for the participants but there are plenty of places, in Hermoupolis or close by, at very convenient prices.
Participants are asked to make their own arrangements concerning their arrival and accommodation, but the conference organizers will be happy to give any necessary assistance.
Coffee and refreshments will be offered.
George N. Vlahakis, Commission on Science and Literature DHST/IUHPST and Hellenic Open University, Greece
Manolis Patiniotis, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Athens, Greece
Efthymios Nicolaidis, Institute for Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece
Maria Rentetzi, Commission on Women and Gender Studies DHST/IUPST, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ruth Hagengruber, Paderborn University, Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Germany
Andrea Reichenberger, Paderborn University, Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Germany
2nd INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP IN THE FRAMEWORK OF “HERMOUPOLIS SEMINARS”,
SYROS, 5-8 JULY 2017
“Beyond Nature in Science and Literature”
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Markos Vamvakaris, a legend of the Greek folk songs known as "rempetika", born in Syros.