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ECHIC - Annual Conference 2017: "inside/OUT: A European Conference for the Humanities 2017"

ECHIC Annual Conference 2017: "inside/OUT: A European Conference for the Humanities 2017"

The seventh Annual ECHIC Conference took place on 5-7 April 2017 and was hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Using the theme of inside/OUT, the gathering aimed to show that humanities disciplines are not passive observers of the social and economic lifeworld, but are themselves transformative and disruptive - in productive ways.

The Conference started with the Annual General Meeting and a networking meeting.

The second day comprised a plenary presentation by Professor JP Singh on cultures of diplomacy and negotiation, panel paper presentations and lightning talks focussing on interdisciplinarity and the value of the Humanities, as well as a roundtable reflection on Brexit, Trump and the challenges of populism and authoritarianism chaired by Alan Little.

Professor Mireille Rosello's plenary lecture on vulnerable communities opened the third day and was followed by a session on the Dangerous Women Project.

The Scottish Parliament and the John McIntyre Conference Centre provided the setting for the Conference.

A PDF version of the programme is available here.

Moments from the Conference (visit ECHIC Facebook page to see more photos of the event): http://www.echic.org/annual-conference-2017-edinburgh.html

  Article Source : ECHIC
April 10, 2017