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CFP: 5th World Humanities Forum

Tuesday, January 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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Paper proposals are invited for the 5th World Humanities Forum on the theme “The Human Image in a Changing World.” The Forum will take place October 31–November 2, 2018 in Busan, South Korea.

The very purpose of humanities research is to study humans, but the image of humans however, has gone through on-going changes not only throughout different time periods but also according to the various local situations. Therefore it is important that scholars primarily capture human images and then document the characteristics of the human images from past to present in various academic and ordinary lives.

The theme of “The Human Image in a Changing World” seeks to examine the imbrications of human images across time and space, in order to redefine the ways in which humanities have been envisioned, particularly to visualize the various ways in which humanities engage with the cultural processes in the past, present, and future. Literature, visual arts, and new media have always taken the leading and guiding role in representing the human image as imagined and understood by the public. Historians have frequently been at the forefront of analyzing the dynamics of differences in human images in the continuum of time. Philosophers have generated profound yet varying discourses on how human images have been thought differently in terms of a philosophical relationship with nature, gender, and bodies. The emergence of the robotic industry and artificial intelligence demands investigation in order to recognize the human image, especially in the 21st century. Above all, it is crucial to discover human images as they are, and reflect them thoughtfully from various insights.

All humanities research, in its essence, explores human images that have evolved over time. It is the fundamental premise of humanities research to understand the changing human images of today. The organizing committee hope attendees will explore and share distinctive human images, and hence develop new directions of humanities research for future generations.

Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2018

The World Humanities Forum will provide full support for flight and accommodation for the period of the Forum to all authors invited to present at the Forum.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, visit: http://worldhumanitiesforum.com/eng/forum/papers.php.



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