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Dialog and debate, both intra and interdisciplinary, are essential conditions for progress in science and research in general, and in humanities and social sciences in particular. The International Conference “Humanities and Social Sciences Today. Classical and Contemporary Issues” is meant to constitute an opportunity in this direction for scholars working in these disciplines. It is addressed to researchers in all fields of philosophical inquiry (from aesthetics, epistemology, ethics or philosophy of science to metaphysics, metaphilosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of law or philosophy of economics), other humanities (classical studies, cultural studies, history, linguistics, literature, religion) and the main social and political sciences (anthropology, communication and media studies, democratic theory, development studies, economics, education, gender studies, international relations, international political economy, law, political theory, psychology, social work, sociology and social policy).

As its title suggests, the conference is open for contributions on both classical and contemporary (and both theoretical and practical) issues in these fields. We welcome especially contributions on the nature, scope, function, methodology, direction, interrelations or ethics of humanities and social and political sciences. Last but not least, the conference also welcomes scholars developing cross-disciplinary, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary research.

There will be 4 main sections of the conference:

  1. Philosophy and Other Humanities
  2. Psychology; Educational Sciences; Social Work
  3. Economics; Social and Political Theory
  4. Current Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Also the conference will host 2 symposia:

  1. Knowledge Society: Meaning&Truth
  2. Dialogue Between Philosophy and Religion in Europe

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The conference is organized within “Innovation and Development in the Patterning and Representation of Knowledge Through PhD and Post-PhD Fellowships” (POSDRU/159/1.5/S/133675) project, financed from the European Social Fund through the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013 (http://proiectidsrc.acadiasi.ro/) .

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There are no registration fees. However, all expenses (travel, accommodation, meals) will be supported by the participants. A member of the organizing board will assist you in finding an accommodation in Iasi.

Video-conferences, symposia and posters are also welcome.

Please send us the title of your presentation, up to 10 key words and a 250 words-abstract for a 20-minutes paper until the 1st of April 2015, along with a short presentation including your NAME, AFFILIATION, EMAIL ADDRESS and a SHORT CV. The full texts must be sent until the 1st of May 2015. You will receive an answer from our peer-review committee in up to 10 days from submission.

Accepted papers will be published in a proceedings volume, in about 2-3 months after the conference. The publication is free of charge.

Scientific Board

Damir Demonja, Institute for Development and International Relations, Croatia
Tudorel Dima, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch, Romania
John Farina, George Mason University, USA
Christian Möckel, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
John Ozolins, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Mario Pagliacci, Laboratorio Atena, Italy
Shahid Rahman, Université Lille 3, France
John Symons, University of Kansas, USA
 

Organizing Board

Eugen Huzum, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Liviu Adrian Măgurianu, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Dan Gabriel Simbotin, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Ioan Alexandru Tofan, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Simona Roxana Ulman, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Virgil Constantin Fatu, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
 

Members of the staff

Andrei Holman, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Vasile Plesca, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
 

PostPhD PhD
Dan Sumovschi
Ioana Grancea
Ion Antonescu
Laura Cuciurianu
Liviu Petcu
Lucian Tanase
Marius Clim
Mark Bucuci
Mihaela Tanase
Olesea Taranu
Romeo Asiminei
Sebastian Bruma
Sergiu Hartopanu
Cosma Purnavel
Mihaela Bucur
Oana Culache
Sabina Hodor
Sebastian Labes
Teodora Maidaniuc-Chirila
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Thursday, 7th of May 2015

08.00 - 09.00 Registration of the Participants
09.00 - 11.00 Opening Session

Plenary Session, Aula of Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch

Mircea Dumitru, Romanian Academy, University of Bucharest, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch SOP HRD/159/1.5/S/133675

Xavier Richet, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, EHESS/FMSH, Paris
Governance of a wider Europe: managing the enlargement of Western Balkan countries

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 Plenary Session, Aula of Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch

Jean Michel EYMERI-DOUZANS, Toulouse University, France
Reforming the State: an open-ended process. Lessons from France

Antonio MATURO, Chieti-Pescara University, Italy
Fuzzy probability: alternative approaches and applications to Social Sciences

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 16.30 Symposium / Parallel Sessions
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
17.00 – 19.30 Symposium / Parallel Sessions


 

Friday, 8th of May 2015

09.00 - 10.30 Plenary Session, Aula of Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch

Hamdi MLIKA, University of Kairouan in Tunisia
En quoi l’histoire des sciences arabes peut-elle être interessante d’un point de vue epistemologique et politique ?

Edward ALAM, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon
Faith and Reason in Contemporary Lebanon: Signs of Hope in Christian/Muslim Relations.

Plenary Session, Conference Room – ”Gheorghe Zane” Institute for Economic and Social Research

Vincenzo CORSI, Chieti-Pescara University, Italy
Social Development and Industrial districts in Italy

Stefano PASOTTI, Chieti-Pescara University, Italy
Fluent evaluation as new welfare. Epistemological foundation and theorical aspects of participative incremental social work

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Plenary Session, Aula of Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch

John FARINA, George Mason University, USA
The Role of the Humanities in the Information Age

John OZOLINS, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Australia
The Role of the Humanities in the Development of Values

Plenary Session, Conference Room - ”Gheorghe Zane” Institute for Economic and Social Research

Scott AIKIN, Vanderbilt University, USA
Citizen Skeptic: Cicero’s Academica and Public Life

Jacob DAHL RENDTORFF, Roskilde University, Denmark
Basic ethical principles in the ethics of Communication and Information Technologies

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 16.30 Symposium/Parallel Sessions
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
17.00 – 19.30 Symposium / Parallel Sessions
20.00 – 22.00 Official Dinner

 

Saturday, 9th of May 2015

08.30 - 11.00 Parallel Sessions
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 Plenary Session, Aula of Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch

Mendo HENRIQUEZ, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal
A Lonerganian Approach to the Heuristics of Social Sciences

Dan-Gabriel Sîmbotin, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Perspectives On The Unified Theory Of The Truth

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 16.30 Parallel Sessions
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
17.00 – 19.30 Closing Session

Plenary Session, Aula of Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch

Pietro DI GIOVANNI, Padova University
Freud and Einstein: "Why war?"

 

Sunday, 10th of May 2015

09.00 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30 Parallel Sessions


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Contact person: Associate Professor Ioan Alexandru Tofan, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Contact address: hsst.conference@yahoo.com