2016 AHLiST Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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2016 AHLiST International Conference

in University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Dates: November 17 to 19, 2016; Birds of a Feather: November 21 to 22, 2016

Paper Submission by: Extended 30th September, 2016

Download the Call for Papers in Pdf: Udpated Short Version of CfP 2016 AHLIST

Updated Long Version – 2016 AHLiST CfP

General Topics

Traversing Peripheries and Centers: Confluence, Empowerment and Innovation

Recent technological and scientific enhancements have benefited us in various aspects, yet they also have deepened the dichotomy of core versus periphery while in certain cases resulting in the (un)expected growth of periphery. Thus, a number of regions in the world are still faced with structural predicaments and deep-rooted marginality, due to socio-political, economic and cultural consequences at the regional, national and global levels. These dilemmas and issues manifest themselves in various forms of migration (rural-urban or transnational) and extremism, and these phenomena cannot be comprehended without relating them to the historical context and on-going problems of marginalization within states and across borders.

The 2016 AHLiST Conference will concentrate, from an interdisciplinary perspective, on how individuals, social groups, ethnic/cultural minorities, state and national entities respond to the concept of periphery versus center such as:

  • What to be negotiated and addressed: hegemony and marginality
  • How to be distinguished and integrated: empowerment and confluence
  • How to manage technical, economic and social changes: self-recognition and sustainability
  • How to assess what works: strategies and tolerance
  • How to decipher complexity and intricacy: interdisciplinary and new technologies
  • How to prepare for new and future challenges: post-global/capital/human/modern responses
  • What to be learned from the past and history: innovative contextualization and methodologies

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Enrica Salvatori, Director of the Digital Culture Laboratory, University of Pisa. Digicraft and “Systemic”: Thinking in Digital Humanities. Reasoning on the Perspectives of the Discipline.

  • Dr. Enrica Salvatori, Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Elena González-Blanco, Director of Digital Humanities Laboratory at UNED.
    Digital Humanities or the Technological Scientific Innovations Applied to History, Literature and Other Cultural Disciplines.
  • Dr. Elena González-Blanco, Keynote Speaker

Participants, please be aware of the following norms:

Normally each panel consists of 3 presentations and 1 moderator.

Each participant will have 15 to 20 minutes maximum for the presentation of his/her work. Even if a presentation paper is co-authored, still it must be presented within 20 minutes.

15-minute discussion after all three or four presentations of each panel.

Each session will be strictly 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Languages: Submissions will be accepted in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Notification of Acceptance: Within 4 weeks upon receiving submissions Early Bird