sâmbătă, 10 august 2013

Call for proposals: International conference „Regional Identity and Social Cohesion”, October 24-26, 2013, Timisoara, Romania

The Central University Library “Eugen Todoran” kindly invites you to the Regional Identity and Social Cohesion  international conference which will take place between October 24-26, 2013 in Timisoara, Romania.
The conference is organized in partnership with Pro Biblioteca Association.
The Conference aims at discussing, from a multidisciplinary academic perspective, the theme of local identity, focusing on the historical region of Banat (a region which is nowadays part of three different countries: Romania, Serbia, Hungary), without excluding, however, the general issue of local identity and comparative approaches. The conference is attended by specialists in anthropology, law, economics, philosophy, geography, history, political science, sociology, cultural studies, science and information, etc. We are focused on highlighting new research methods and techniques considering issues of identity and their application in regional studies in general, and  particularly those of Banat. The conference  will take place in four sessions:
Session  I:  Heritage, Memory and Identity Construction
Session  II: Social Capital and Regional Development
Session III: Local History vs. National History
Session IV: Book, Library, Local Identity
Session V: Virtual World and Social Identity
Abstract submission – September, 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance/rejection –September, 10, 2013
When preparing the abstracts, the authors are kindly required to follow the guidelines, described below:
·           All abstracts and papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc).
·           All abstracts should be composed of Section name (one of 4 sections mentioned above), preferably in 14 point Times New Roman font.
·           Title should be written preferably in 14 point Times New Roman font, lower case, single-spaced bold.
·           Author Name and Country Name may preferably be written in 12 point Times New Roman  font.
·           Abstract should be up to 300 words,  (keywords are not included) and is suggested to be typed in 12 point Times New Roman font, 1,5 spaced.
      Please indicate at the end of your Abstract its keywords.
Please submit your abstract to the following email address:, including in the subject of your email the specific session you are addressing. You will receive confirmation via email. All abstracts will undergo a review process before they are accepted.
Papers presented at the conference will be peer reviewed and published by an international academic publisher.
The conference fee is 50 euro/65 USD/220 lei / participant. The fee will be paid until 15 October 2013, after abstract acceptance, to the following accounts :
Account HolderAsociatia Pro Biblioteca Bank :BRD GroupSocieteGeneral SA-Timisoara Branch
Swift code BRDROBU
For Euro: SV64204263600
For Usd:SV64204343600
For Lei:SV44699893600
The fee covers costs related to conference materials, coffee breaks and publication of the papers. Participants are responsible for making their own travel, hotel bookings and other arrangements. Organizers would provide a list of recommended hotels in Timisoara.
For more informations click here.

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