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Spirituality And... Culture: Progressive Connections (Lisbon, Portugal: 17-18 March 2018)

Deadline: 15 Oct 2017

1st Global Conference - including a guided tour of Belém and the Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon, Spirituality And … Culture inaugurates an exciting new series of inclusive interdisciplinary projects that focus on the significance of spirituality to human living, thinking and feeling in today's world. This event will explore the interactions between spirituality, culture and social phenomena.

Indicative themes around which the event will be structured will include (but not be limited to):

* Spirituality and Food
* Spirituality and TRAVEL (e.g. pilgrimages; spiritual tourism; retreats; sacred spaces; migration in a globalized economy; porous communities)
* Spiritual Practices
* Spirituality and Social change
* Spirituality and Education
* Spirituality and politics
* Spirituality, liberation and oppression
* Spirituality and identity

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference and collaborative networking event is to bring together academics, professionals, practitioners, NGO's, voluntary sector workers, in the context of a variety of formats: papers, seminars, workshops, panels, Q&As etc. There is only one thing we love as much as promoting knowledge: promoting real, lasting social change by encouraging our participants to take collective action, under whichever form is most suited to their needs and expertise (policy proposals, measuring instruments, research projects, educational materials, etc.) We will support all such actions in the aftermath of the event as well, providing a platform for further discussions, advice from the experts on our Project Advisory Team and various other tools and intellectual resources, as needed.

300-word abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chair and the Project Administrator by email, with the title ‘Spirituality and Culture Submission’. Abstracts and proposals may be in Word, PDF, RTF or Notepad formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in the programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords. Other forms of participation should be discussed in advance with the Organising Chair.

All submissions will be minimally double reviewed, under anonymous (blind) conditions, by a global panel drawn from members of the Project Development Team and the Advisory Board. You will be notified of the panel's decision by 3 November 2017. If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday, 16 February 2018.

Ethos: Progressive Connexions believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract or proposal for presentation.

Progressive Connexions is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence, nor can we offer discounts off published rates and fees.

Contact details:
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Filed under: Call for Papers - Conferences

Last updated: 2 Oct 2017


 

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