νέα έκδοση: Επανορίζοντας το Ψυχοκοινωνικό

COVER_onlyfrontΜΙΧΑΛΗΣ ΜΕΝΤΙΝΗΣ & ΔΙΚΤΥΟ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗΣ ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ

ΕΠΑΝΟΡΙΖΟΝΤΑΣ ΤΟ ΨΥΧΟΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟ: Κείμενα κριτικής κοινωνικής ψυχολογίας

εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο

ΠΕΡΙΕΧΟΜΕΝΑ

Πρόλογος: Δίκτυο Κριτικής Ψυχολογίας: Τι ψυχολογία έχουμε και τι ψυχολογία θέλουμε

Εν είδει εισαγωγής: Μανόλης Δαφέρμος και Αθανάσιος Μαρβάκης: Κριτικές στην ψυχολογία – κριτική ψυχολογία

 Κεφάλαιο 1: Ian Parker: Κριτική ψυχολογία: τι είναι και τι δεν είναι Μετάφραση: Άρτεμις Χριστινάκη

Κεφάλαιο 2: Ian Burkitt: Υποκειμενικότητα, εαυτός και καθημερινή ζωή στον σύγχρονο καπιταλισμό Μετάφραση: Ανδρέας Βατσινάς

Κεφάλαιο 3: Jan de Vos: Ψυχολογία και ψυχολογιοποίηση: μια κριτική των πειραμάτων του Milgram και του Zimbardo Μετάφραση: Νίκος Μυλωνάς

Κεφάλαιο 4: Erica Burman: Το φύλο στην αναπτυξιακή ψυχολογία: προς μια πολιτική οικονομία της ψυχολογικής «προόδου» Μετάφραση: Δήμητρα Μουρίκη

Κεφάλαιο 5: Stijn Vanheule: Η διάγνωση στο πεδίο της ψυχοθεραπείας: προς μια εναλλακτική λύση στο DSM-5.x Μετάφραση: Μαρία Καλησπεράτη

Κεφάλαιο 6: Δημήτρης Παπαδόπουλος: Το φαντασιακό της πλαστικότητας: νευρική εν-σωμάτωση, επιγενετική και οικομορφές Μετάφραση: Νίκος Μυλωνάς

Κεφάλαιο 7: Sara Ahmed: Πολυπολιτισμικότητα και η υπόσχεση της ευτυχίας Μετάφραση: Χρυσαυγή Τσώλα

Κεφάλαιο 8: Michael Billig: Χιούμορ και ντροπή: τα όρια των θεωριών του ‘καλού παιδιού’ για την κοινωνική ζωή Μετάφραση: Ανδρέας Βατσινάς

Κεφάλαιο 9: Eva Illouz: Ο έρωτας πηγή δυστυχίας: ειρωνεία, λογική, ειδύλλιο Μετάφραση: Ανδρέας Βατσινάς

Κεφάλαιο 10: Ian Parker: Ανάλυση λόγου: διαστάσεις της κριτικής στην ψυχολογία Μετάφραση: Ευθυμία Κολοκυθά

Εν είδει επιλόγου: Μιχάλης Μεντίνης: Επανορίζοντας το ψυχοκοινωνικό: τέσσερεις θέσεις για μια κριτική και κοινωνική ψυχολογία

Επιμέλεια μετάφρασης: Μαρία Στασινοπούλου και Μιχάλης Μεντίνης

 

 

cfp: HUC Storytelling, Memories & Identity Constructions

CfP call for paper
Conference
HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
04.11.11-09.11.11
Mexico City

Deadline for paper proposal submissions (500 words): 15 July, 2011
(Deadline has been extended for all sessions and sub-conferences)
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian.

*

The primary focus for the 7th edition of this inclusive and
interdisciplinary annual conference organized by Enkidu Magazine and the
International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS)
in Mexico City with the support of the National Human Rights Comission
of Mexico, is to interrogate storytelling, memories and identity
constructions from a wide range of perspectives, and in their manifold
cultural and social manifestations.

We welcome submissions from all branches of the social sciences,
humanities, as well as the arts.

Interpretations of the conference themes ranging from the predictable to
the surprising are encouraged.

Among the themes of interest are the following:

– Cultural texts
– Narrative and Linguistics
– Linguistic borders and translation
– Narrative and Myth
– Storytelling in rituals, customs, and fetishism.
– Storytelling and Visual/Performing Arts and Music
– Oral Tradition and Contemporary Chronicle
– Postmodernity and its narratives
– Voice and reflexivity in oral and written texts
– Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives
– Conquest and Political Memory
– Globalization and indigenous cultures
– Migrations and Diasporas
– Story, Dialogue and Discourse
– Memory and truth-telling
– Testimonial Narratives
– Memory and Written Record
– Imaginary Homelands
– Displacement Heritage
– Global Spaces and Cultural Memories
– Text, Context and Intertext in Storytelling and Performance
– Children’s Stories- Language, Authority and Silence

Interdisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome since all these
topics in themselves stretch across several disciplines: history,
literary studies, linguistics, psychology, political sciences,
educational sciences, ethnology, queer studies, anthropology, sociology…

Graduate students are encouraged to participate.

The conference has developed into a unique international academic forum
for interpretative approaches in the humanities and social sciences. The
conference has traditionally also been a forum for discussing creative
historical and political memory, remembering and forgetting of the past,
as well as translations between cultures and re-negotiations and
re-constructions of cultural identities in one one way or another.

The conference is organised into a large number of thematic sessions and
sub-conferences addressing a highly diverse series of themes. The
conference has an exceptional multilingual and multi-cultural approach,
typically bringing together participants from all over the world to
share and exchange their research, experiences and ideas in a truly
multicultural, multilingual and interdisciplinary academic environment.

The conference sessions are conducted in Castillian and English.
Occasionally, the conference also has sessions conducted in German and
French. Some sessions will be bilingual and conducted in both languages
with interpreters (on request). Other sessions will be conducted in one
of the two conference languages, and the session moderator will give
summaries of the paper in the other language. Many sessions are being
conducted with interpreters for sign language (on request).

Papers are welcomed on virtually all related topics and themes,
independently of time period and space. Also papers of comparative
phenomena will be considered. Interdisciplinary perspectives are
encouraged. The conference aims at bringing together academics working
in all relevant disciplines as well as activists, artists and other
professionals, and promoting innovative multidisciplinary and
multicultural exchange and dialogue.

CHICS’ academic conferences are characterized by traditional paper presentations in panel sessions with three speakers each, followed by lively exchange, dialogue and interaction between speakers and audience in many small groups, workshops and seminars rather than by formal plenary sessions.

* Paper and panel proposals

The conference languages for presentation will be English and Castilian.

500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee in
English, Castilian, German or French.

Final papers should be of approximately 20 – 30 minutes duration (circa
8 – 10 pages). Other forms of presentation, for instance workshops,
panel debates and poster sessions will be considered on request.

* Proposals for individual papers

Abstracts are to be submitted along with the presenter’s name, short
bio, address, telephone, email, and institutional affiliation.

It is recommended to use this form when submitting a paper proposal:
http://enkidumagazine.com/chics/huc/registration.htm However, abstracts
will also be accepted as e-mail attachments to huc@enkidumagazine.com
All correspondence for this conference will be conducted via email. You
will be notified by 15. July whether your proposal has been accepted or
rejected.

* Proposals for panel sessions

Typically, a panel of academic papers should include 3 (maximum 4)
speakers and 1 moderator (session chair). Each session will last for 2
hours allowing for 30 minutes for each speaker and a further 30 minutes
for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit:

(1) Session title and a session intro (ca 100 words),
(2) Paper titles,
(3) Abstracts for each paper (500 words),
(4) Short biography for each participant and the panel chair (ca 100-150
words),
(5) Institutional affiliation and address for each participant,
(6) Audio-visual and other technical requirements.

If you would like to propose a panel session, and want assistance in
finding speakers and/or a session chair, we can publish a call for
papers for your panel session on the conference web site and distribute
it in our newsletter. If you have an idea for a thematic panel session
and would like us to publish a call for papers on the conference
website, please send us a proposal by e-mail to huc@enkidumagazine.com

Click link for more information…
http://discourseanalysis.net/wiki.php?wiki=en%3A%3AEvents&id=553

17th International Workshop on Discourse Studies: Critique and Decolonization

Commitees
  • Scientific Committee: Luisa Martín Rojo, Miguel Pérez Milans, Monica Heller, Mary Louise Pratt, Ruth Wodak, Juan Carlos Gimeno and Joan Pujolar.
  • Organizing Committee: Luisa Martín Rojo, Miguel Pérez Milans, Miriam Jiménez and Simone Belli
Workshop information:
During the twentieth century, the critical turn in discourse studies produced far-reaching changes in the understanding of discourse and in the models used to analyse it. Discourse ceased to be considered an imperfect repre- sentation tool, and was recognized as having an essential role in the construction of the so- cial, political and economic reality. Social and human sciences have progressively integrated the contributions of the critical turn into the history of thought. This has made it possible to de-naturalize many of the ideas underpinning the organization of the modern nation-state, linking them to the viewpoints and interests of particular social groups. Nevertheless, re- cently the critical turn has come under attack for not going far enough, and in particular for having been preoccupied with the problems of the European nation-states where the critical approach was first developed. 

In this line, the decolonizing turn impels us to carry out a more detailed exploration of the conditions of the colonial past and to discover how such forms of domination continue to be (re)produced today, on the basis of specific hegemonic and universalist representations of the sociopolitical, economic and cultural world. Developing scientific approaches based on intellectual traditions other than those prevailing in the West is seen as a key step on the unfinished decolonization project. However, this is a far reaching project in which there is a real risk of reproducing biased representations about homogeneous cultural communities. This project should not be addressed in isolation from processes of language and cultural commodification and their consequences for the legitimization of certain social relations of power within such communities (with regard to social class, ethnicity and gender). 

In view of these issues, and taking over from the previous seminars organized by the foundational group of the CDA, this workshop is focused on the following questions: what is at stake in decentring critique, and for whom? Can a critical approach, as we now understand it, usefully contribute to decolonization? Do we simply need to turn our tools to the problems and concerns of the global South or do we need entirely new ones? Does the current institutionalization of critical discourse studies exclude bodies, questions, methodologies, ontologies or all of the above? These questions will be addressed in three debates:

  1. What is to be derived from a dialogue between the two approaches?
  2. How have they contributed to studies on class, gender, and ethnicity?
  3. Is it possible to expand the space of colonized subjects and knowledge from the standpoint of multilingualism and multiculturalism, with respect to dominant languages and cultures?
Registration:
Registration deadlines: applications should be submitted between September 15 and October 30. 

For the participants to contribute to the Workshop, two registration options are available:

  • A – Presenters. Those participants willing to contribute to any of the debates that will take place after the sessions will attach to the registration form an abstract with the questions they would like to ask during the debate (following the format instructions to be found in our website). These questions will be incorporated to the debate and the subsequent publication. Their authors will receive a certificate as presenters in the Workshop, in which their contributions will be acknowledged.
  • B – Listeners. Those participants not willing to prepare any questions prior to the debates will only fill in the registration form. They will receive a certificate as listeners. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available seats, participants will be chosen by their reg- istration date and the interest of their possible contributions to the debate (e.g. submitted abstract). The registration form and further information will be available at the beginning of September in our website.
Venue:
Sponsors:
  • Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
  • Vicerrectorado de Investigación de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Asociación Española de Estudios Canadienses
Contact us:

17th International Workshop on Discourse Studies

Download leaflet here.

Ημερίδα: Η Ανάλυση Λόγου στην Ελλάδα 9/2/2010

Το Ερευνητικό Πανεπιστημιακό Ινστιτούτο Εφαρμοσμένης Επικοινωνίας οργανώνει ημερίδα με θέμα «Η ανάλυση λόγου στην Ελλάδα» στις 9/2/2010, στην Αίθουσα Δρακόπουλου του Κεντρικού Κτηρίου του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών.

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cfp: 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORGANIZATIONAL DISCOURSE: CRISES, CORRUPTION, CHARACTER AND CHANGE

Amsterdam, Wednesday 14th July-Friday 16th July, 2010

The Conference Conference Theme Submission Details

The Location Travel and Accommodation Plenary Speakers

Accepted Papers Conference Registration ICRODSC Website

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY NETWORK

Eric Abrahamson, Columbia University, USA. Mats Alvesson, Lund University, Sweden. David Boje, New Mexico State University, USA. Gerrit Broekstra, Nyenrode University, The Netherlands. Gibson Burrell,University of Leicester, UK. Didier Cazal, Groupe ESC Marseille, France. Francois Cooren, University of Montreal, Canada. Stan Deetz, University of Colorado, USA. Richard Dunford, Macquarie University, Australia, Norman Fairclough, University of Lancaster, UK, David Grant, University of Sydney, Australia,Cynthia Hardy, University of Melbourne, Australia, Steve Maguire, McGill Univeristy, Canada, Robert Marshak, The American University, USA. Gareth Morgan, York University, Canada. Ian Palmer,University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Martin Parker, University of Leicester, UK, Linda Putnam,Texas A&M University, USA. David Sims, City University, UK. Hari Tsoukas, Athens Laboratory for Business Administration, Greece. Anne Wallamacq, Namur University, Belgium. Karl Weick, University of Michigan, USA.

CONFERENCE ORGANISERS

Sierk Ybema and Ida Sabelis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
Tom Keenoy, Cardiff Business School, UK and Cliff Oswick, Queen Mary College,
University of London UK
.

CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS

Culture, Organization and Management, Vrije Universiteit,
Queen Mary College, University of London, and
Cardiff Business School.

Conference Secretariat:
Elles Bandringa, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

THE CONFERENCE

As with previous conferences, the primary aim of the 9th Conference is to develop further insights into the field of organizational discourse. It is envisaged that the Conference will provide a forum in which academics with contrasting epistemological and ontological perspectives on both organization and discourse can engage in dialogue.

The Conference will again be hosted by the Department of Culture, Organisation and Management at the Vrije Universiteit (Free University), Amsterdam and organized under the auspices of the International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ICRODSC). This international research centre acts as umbrella for a number of discourse-related research activities and initiatives and provides links between researchers from leading international management schools who share an interest in developing and applying discourse methods in the study of organizations.

CONFERENCE THEME

Contemporary organizing is confronted by seemingly endless ‘crises’ which are routinely projected through apocalyptic metaphor. Over coffee, we can skip-read through today’s ‘ecological catastrophe’, the ‘global financial meltdown’ and ‘the collapse of capitalism’ before ‘getting down to work’. The global financial system appears to be littered with a variety of corrosive mechanisms in the banks, the housing markets and their institutions, the pensions industry and the short-termism of stock-markets. And these ‘crises’ are of such magnitude that we are threatened with recession if not the more ominous possibility of economic depression. Meanwhile, it seems, global warming and its attendant climate change proceed unabated. We are threatened with the inundation of all low-lying land, the collapse of food production across several continents and the fundamental transformation of ocean currents promising flood and drought in equal measure. Fish and bees are disappearing while feel-good eco-friendly products proliferate within a flourishing carbon-offset ‘market’. And the poverty of our political response is breath-taking – the only tangible outcome of the G8 meeting in L’Aquila (July, 2009) was that world leaders were presented with made-to-measure Belstaff parka jackets individually signed by Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Crises? What crises?

All of which suggests that the distance between our discursive projections of the future and our inability to confront those possibilities has, perhaps, never been greater. In the post-whatever world we now inhabit, all appears to be simultaneously terminal and – bizarrely – transient. We can frame this apparent dissociation of human action from its consequences through the analyses of ‘flexible capitalism’ (Sennett) or ‘liquid modernity’ (Bauman) which have charted the disorienting and destabilising effects of – in its broadest sense – the emergent ‘post-modern’ social reality. However, the persuasiveness of such abstract analyses apparently remains beyond periphery of policy-makers’ thinking.


Hence, the theme for the 9th Conference has a narrative focus on the discursive construction and re-construction of crises, corruption, character and change. At the meta-level, the conference theme is intended to elicit papers which address the discursive construction and re-construction of ‘crises’. In our view, linguistic framing is a fundamental aspect of how ‘crises’ are being manufactured, constituted, projected, perceived and addressed (or finessed) at all levels of organization. Despite the apocalyptic metaphors, it appears that any given ‘crisis’ can re-emerge as a ‘manageable risk’, a ‘market opportunity’ or a case for ‘re-regulation’. Perhaps most problematic is how we have depicted the character of these various crises for their technical and global complexity invariably engenders over-simplified description.

In parallel, we appear to be experiencing a persistent growth in corruption. This is manifest in at least two spheres. First, we have seen an increasing prevalence of dissociated institutional practices across organizations which have directly undermined the presumed core processes of those organizations – a phenomenon which has occurred not only in financial institutions but also in the political sphere and across public sector organizing. Secondly, in accounting for and representing such seemingly corrupt behaviour, the first resort is invariably to one or other variety of rhetorical dissimulation – a deeply corrosive process which corrupts the conventional meanings of language.

These issues raise further questions regarding the problems of continuity and the scope for change. Is socio-political and institutional change desirable or even feasible?  If so, what particular forms of change might be instigated?  Should change processes be radical and transformational or orthodox and incremental in nature?  What is the role for, and status of, discourse(s) in relation to change (or non-change). How does discourse shape ‘character-formation’ and possible responses to crises and corruption?

In keeping with past conferences, we also invite papers which engage with the constructs ofcharacter, corruption and change in a more specific sense. Hence, character – corrupt or otherwise – could, for example, be considered as an attribute of individuals ‘getting into character’, of organizations (e.g. culture), or as a loaded social phenomena (i.e. with moral, spiritual and/or ethical overtones). Similarly, we welcome submissions which address corruption in the wider etymological sense of contaminating or altering meaning (e.g. relation to a text).  Alternative readings of changewhich apply to discursive aspects of organizing or organizations are also encouraged (i.e. as socially embedded processes of substitution, conversion, disruption or improvement).

Given the Conference theme deliberately constitutes a broad discursive canvas, we expect the precise conference streams to emerge from the papers themselves. However, we also anticipate papers that will organize themselves within the following topics:

Sensemaking, Stories and Narrative
Corruption, Disruption and Rhetoric
Discourse, Identity and Temporality
Language, Culture and Ideology
Management Philosophy
Professions, Practices and Ethics
Ethnography and Organizational Life
Crisis, Continuity and Change
Reflexivity in Organizing
Critical Discursive Approaches

Metaphor, Tropes and Symbolism
Text, Talk and Technology
Organizational Identities
Management Discourse
Structures, Networks and Agency
Consumption, Brands and Images
Dramaturgy and Aesthetics
Spirituality and Diversity
Conversation Analytic Approaches

Papers are invited on talk and text which address issues of social representation, social construction and social interaction in relation to any aspect of organization or organizing in relation to these themes. Contributions may adopt any epistemological perspective but we are concerned to achieve a balance between empirical studies and conceptual/theoretical contributions.

PUBLICATIONS

The conference proceedings will be published (with an ISBN) and available to participants at the Conference. The proceedings will contain the abstracts of the papers presented and the full versions of the papers will be provided on a memory stick as part of the conference pack.

The eight previous Organizational Discourse conferences have led to the publication of several edited books and a number of special issues and themed sections of journals. It is anticipated that the 9th Conference will result in further publication(s) containing selected contributions from the conference.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

All submissions and conference communications will be conducted by email. Prospective contributors interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract of approx. 1,000 words to the conference organisers by 15th January 2010. Notification of acceptance of papers will be given by 5th March 2010 and full papers are required by 4th June 2010.

Abstracts should be typed using double spacing and include: (1) the title of the paper; (2) the name(s), and affiliation(s) of the author(s); and, (3) an author contact address, e-mail and telephone/fax number.

Abstracts should be sent as an email attachment (saved as a Word document or a text file) to Tom Keenoy and Cliff Oswick at: Discourse09@cardiff.ac.uk


THE LOCATION: THE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT (FREE UNIVERSITY)

The Vrije Universiteit was established in 1880 in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, which has been a renowned cultural, scientific and commercial centre for many centuries. The Free University or – as it is known locally – ‘the VU’, is a thriving international institution comprised of twelve faculties – Arts, Earth and Life Sciences, Dentistry, Human Movement Sciences, Economics and Business Administration, Law, Medicine, Philosophy, Psychology and Education, Sciences, Social-Cultural Sciences and Theology. It has around 15,000 students and offers over fifty undergraduate and almost a hundred postgraduate programmes. The university campus and university hospital are situated in the south-western part of Amsterdam, one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands. It is within easy reach of both Amsterdam-Schiphol airport and all the various attractions of central Amsterdam.

The Department
The Department of  Cultuur, Organisatie en Management (Culture, Organization and Management), which is co-hosting the Conference, is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences (http://www.fsw.vu.nl/en/index.asp ). The Faculty has about 2800 students and 140 members of staff and is one of the VU’s larger faculties. The Department is relatively new and the focus of both the teaching programme and research activity is organisational anthropology which involves a pre-eminent concern with the cultural dimensions of management and organization. Current research projects include work on cultural change in organisational networks; processes of identity formation under globalisation; diversity-management; the temporal aspects of management and organizational intervention strategies. The teaching programme includes both undergraduate and postgraduate course in organisational anthropology as well as a thriving doctoral programme. There are 25 staff including five professors and researchers.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Amsterdam is one of the great European capital cities. Built around a series of concentric canals, it is justly famed for its architecture, museums, art galleries, public parks, markets and restaurants. On the streets, the bicycle is king, and the city is renown for being a deeply relaxing place with a liberal attitude to drugs, sex and international conferences.

Both international and local travel are easy. Schiphol-Amsterdam airport is a major International hub airport with excellent bus and rail connections to central Amsterdam.  Amsterdam boasts one of the best public transport systems in any European city: there are trams, buses, a metro and trains all of which are relatively cheap, extremely easy to use and run with remarkable frequency. Taxis are easily available but not cheap and it is sometimes easier to get around the city by public transport.

Travel:
Schiphol to Central Amsterdam
Apart from a taxi (costing about 40 Euros), by far the best way to get into central Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport is to go by train to Amsterdam Central Station.
Schiphol Station is in the airport (under ‘Schiphol Plaza’) and the train goes from Platform 3. Trains depart every 10 minutes and the trip takes about 15 minutes.

Schiphol to the VU (The Conference Venue)
To travel direct to the VU from Schiphol Airport, take a train from Schiphol station to Zuid/World Trade Center station. Trains depart from platform 1 or 2  (under ‘Schiphol Plaza’) and run every 15 minutes. From there, it is a 10 minute walk to the VU. Alternatively, take the metro train No. 51 in the direction of ‘Amstelveen/ Westwijk ’ or tram 5 in the direction of ‘Amstelveen/ Binnenhof’. It is just one stop to the VU (2 minutes).

Central Amsterdam to the VU (The Conference Venue)
The VU is in the south-east quadrant of Amsterdam. The main address is:

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

There are frequent metro trains and trams to the VU from the Central Station. Metro 51 or tram 5 go direct to the VU. Finding it is easy because the VU has its own tram-stop: ‘Boelelaan/VU’. The trip takes about 15 minutes (by metro) or 25 minutes (by tram). During the day there are trams and metros every 5 to 10 minutes. In the evenings there are fewer connections (every 15 minutes approximately).

Accommodation in Amsterdam:

PLEASE NOTE: There is no suitable conference accommodation at the VU and all accommodation must be booked directly by conference participants themselves.

As a major tourist destination, alongside the usual range of branded international hotels, there are hundreds of small and medium-sized hotels throughout Amsterdam and the surrounding area. And there should be something to suit everyone’s budget. There are numerous web-sites (some are listed below) providing information and leading to on-line booking facilities. Once you have decided on a possible hotel, before booking, it is advisable to check prices on the hotel’s own web-site. Some agencies charge a premium and booking direct with the hotel can sometimes be cheaper.

Since the conference is being held during the tourist season, early booking is advisable.

Some places to start:

Dutch Tourist Board Web-Page:
http://www.hotels-holland.com/index.htm

The Dutch Reservations Centre
http://www.hotelres.nl/
This is a central marketing organisation which will find hotel rooms across the full range. It also takes options on some hotel rooms and can provide discounted room prices.

OTHER USEFUL WEB PAGES (ALL IN ENGLISH):

Amsterdam City Web-Page:
http://www.amsterdam.nl/

Tourist Guide to Amsterdam:
http://www.iamsterdam.com/

Public Transport in Amsterdam:
http://www.gvb.nl/english/travellers/tickets-and-fares/Pages/AmsterdamAllin1TravelTicket.aspx
or
http://www.simplyamsterdam.nl/transport.htm

The Vrije Universiteit:
http://www.vu.nl/en/index.asp
This site also contains some useful information about Amsterdam.

PLENARY SPEAKERS (TO COME)
ACCEPTED PAPERS (TO COME)

CONFERENCE FEES

The full conference fee will be €440 euros. This covers registration, all conference materials, refreshments, lunches, conference dinner and other social events. (Detailed instructions onregistration will be posted shortly.)

ICRODSC

The International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ICRODSC) was launched in 2001. It is supported by leading international management schools at the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, McGill University, King’s College, the University of London, the Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge, the University of Leicester, Lund University and Texas A&M University. The Centre links international researchers who share an interest in developing and applying discourse methods in the study of organizations. It brings together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds, provides a critical mass in research expertise, facilitates cross-disciplinary research, provides a banner for new research initiatives, provides contacts and support for doctoral students, and provides resources for workshops, studies, and other activities.

For further details see:  http://www.management.unimelb.edu.au/icrodsc/

η Μαρία Ταμπούκου στη Θεσσαλονίκη

Την Παρασκευή 30 Οκτωβρίου 2009
η Μαρία Ταμπούκου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια Κοινωνιολογίας στο University of East London προσκεκλημένη από την Καθηγήτρια Σιδηρούλα Ζιώγου Καραστεργίου και τον Τομέα Παιδαγωγικής της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής, θα δώσει διάλεξη με θέμα:

Aφηγηματική έρευνα: διαφοροποιήσεις και επιστημονικά πεδία

αμφιθέατρο Κεντρικής βιβλιοθήκης Α.Π.Θ., 7μμ-9μμ
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Το Σάββατο 31 Οκτωβρίου 2009, θα εισηγηθεί στο colloquium των υποψήφιων διδακτόρων και μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητριών και φοιτητών της Ελένης Χοντολίδου το θέμα:

Μεθοδολογικές προσεγγίσεις στην αφηγηματική έρευνα: το Φουκωικό παράδειγμα
αίθουσα 111, παλαιό κτήριο Φιλοσοφικής, 12-2μμ

Η προσέλευση είναι ανοικτή μέχρις ότου συμπληρωθεί ένας αριθμός που είναι λογικό να συμμετέχει σε colloquium. Προτεραιότητα θα δοθεί στους υποψήφιους διδάκτορες του Τομέα Παιδαγωγικής.
Παρακαλούμε δηλώστε τη συμμετοχή σας στο: hodol@edlit.auth.gr έως τις 25 Οκτωβρίου 2009
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Το Σάββατο 31 Οκτωβρίου 2009 θα πραγματοποιηθεί εκδήλωση με θέμα:

Μιλώντας για τις ζωές γυναικών Νομαδικά μονοπάτια: Θύμησες και Στοχασμοί της Σοφίας Λασκαρίδου
Μαρία Ταμπούκου, Kοινωνιολόγος
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Απουσία και υποκατάσταση της αυτοπροσωπογραφίας στο έργο της Σοφίας Λασκαρίδου
Γλαύκη Γκότση, ιστορικός της Τέχνης

6-10μμ
την εκδήλωση διοργανώνουν οι Άννα Κωστούλα, Μαρούλα Μποντίλα,
Τζένη Οικονομίδη & Ελένη Χοντολίδου
γυναίκες που συναντήθηκαν στο Δίκτυο Γυναικών Θεσσαλονίκης,
νυν Χώρο Γυναικών Θεσσαλονίκης

ο χώρος θα ανακοινωθεί σε εύλογο χρονικό διάστημα πριν από την εκδήλωση.

cfp: RaAM 8 conference: Metaphor and Domains of Discourse

είναι η εποχή αυτή, των cfp

  We are pleased to announce the 8th conference of the Researching and Applying Metaphor International Association (RaAM), which will be held at VU University (Vrije Universiteit), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 30 June through 3 July 2010.

  As an association, RaAM strives to advance the study of metaphor, metonymy and other aspects of figurative language, with a commitment to the application of metaphor research to ‘real world’ issues. In light of this, the theme of the upcoming international conference will be ‘metaphor and domains of discourse’. The theme is intended to highlight the socio-cultural as well as the situational diversity of metaphor as manifested in, for example:
— government and politics;
— religion and ethics;
— education;
— science and healthcare;
— business and organizations;
— mass media and journalism; and
— literature and the arts.

 The conference will feature plenary lectures by:
  – Paul Chilton
  http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/profiles/Paul-Chilton/
  Dept. of Linguistics and English Language
  Lancaster University, UK
  – Dedre Gentner
  http://www.psych.northwestern.edu/psych/people/faculty/gentner/
  Dept. of Psychology and School of Education and Social Policy
  Northwestern University, USA
  and an address by the outgoing Chair of the RaAM Executive Committee:
  – Lynne Cameron
  http://www.open.ac.uk/education-and-languages/people/people-profile.php?staff_id=1618003&show=researchInterests

  Faculty of Education and Language Studies
  Open University, UK

> We are soliciting abstracts for 20-minute papers and for poster presentations. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words (excluding references). Updates, including a link to the conference web site and information on abstract submission, will be posted shortly at http://www.raam.org.uk/Amsterdam_2010.html. The deadline for abstracts is 31 December 2009. Notification of acceptance decisions will be sent by 1 March 2010. Early registration will be open between 1 March and 30 April 2010.

 The conference will also include a new way of linking basic and applied research: in addition to regular papers and a poster session, a selection of ‘real world workshops’ will be offered. The workshops will involve demonstrations for, and with, conference participants on how metaphor can be used as an intervention or tool to change people’s way of thinking and reasoning. ‘Real world workshops’ will be offered on:
  — Metaphor in communicating public interest issues
   (Joseph Grady, Cultural Logic, USA)
  — Metaphor in business organizations
   (Joep Cornelissen, Leeds University Business School, UK)
  — Metaphor in education professionals’ discourse
   (Graham Low, University of York, UK)
  — Metaphor in knowledge management
   (Daan Andriessen, INHolland University of Applied Sciences, NL)
  — Metaphor and metonymy in painting
   (Irene Mittelberg, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  – Metaphor in product design
   (Paul Hekkert, Technical University Delft, NL).

> A number of pre-conference tutorials, geared toward PhD students, will be offered on 30 June before the conference begins. Furthermore, a limited number of bursaries/stipends will be available for PhD students from the RaAM Executive Committee and the local organising committee. Details will be available in the second call for abstracts and the conference web site.

  The RaAM8 scientific committee:
  John Barnden (University of Birmingham, UK)
  Frank Boers (Erasmus College of Brussels, Belgium)
  Lynne Cameron (Open University, UK)
  Jonathan Charteris-Black (University of the West of England, UK)
  Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
  Charles Forceville (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  Veronika Koller (Lancaster University, UK)
  Zouhair Maalej (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
  Brigitte Nerlich (University of Nottingham, UK)
  Elena Semino (Lancaster University, UK)
  Gerard Steen (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
  Dvora Yanow (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
  Ning Yu (University of Oklahoma, USA)
  Lawrence Zbikowski (University of Chicago, USA)

  The local organizing committee:
  Alan Cienki and Gerard Steen (chairs);
  Lettie Dorst, Berenike Herrmann, Anna Kaal, Tina Krennmayr, Tryntje
  Pasma

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