HYBRID (Virtual and Face-to-Face)

Conference and Workshops

Dates: November 18 to 20, 2021

Birds of a Feather: November 22 to 23, 2021

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Travel to Spain and COVID-19 Information

The AHLiST Conference is hosted by 

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

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Co-Hosted by Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Busan University of Foreign Studies

FACE-TO-FACE Conference Location: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Campus de Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

VIRTUAL Conference and Workshop Links: To be announced in this year’s conference program and is supported by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of Busan University of Foreign Studies

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Serge Gruzinski

Director of Studies at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris, France)

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General Conference Topic: Identity and Wellbeing

Through the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of (bio)technology has become essential to sustain society, community and livelihood of human beings. On the individual level, while trying to survive the coronavirus and maintain the status quo, s/he has to juggle multiple types of realities: pandemic reality, social(-distance) reality, virtual reality, collaborative virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, hyperreality, personal reality, alternative realities, and so forth. The array, complexity, and variances among these several realities are remarkable. In the face of these various realities, we struggle to preserve (and/or often interpolate) our identities and wellbeing from one reality to another. Fields such as literature, history and cultural studies, inspired by Michel Foucault among others, have examined and deliberated about the dimensional and diachronic aspects of identities, as well as the construction of cultural and social identities and wellbeing. Meanwhile, in the fields related to technology and science, researchers have explored and analyzed synchronic and compartmentalized characteristics of identities in virtual, augmented, and mixed realities.