De Anima: Views of the Soul through the History of Ideas

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The Faculty of Theology within Emanuel University of Oradea, in conjunction with the Ethics and Society Research Centre, organizes the First International Conference in Interdisciplinary Humanities scheduled for the 21st of October 2016. The conference committee invites researchers, academics, and university professionals in all the fields of humanistic sciences to consider a presentation on

De Anima: Views of the Soul through the History of Ideas

in areas such as literature, theology, literary theory, Christian theory and praxis, narrative theology and cultural history, practical theology and social politics, cultural studies and religious or non-religious ethics, modern political discourse and church history, contemporary philosophy and secular history, etc.

The agenda of the conference provides a space for relevant investigation about the reality of the soul in contemporary theoretical research and practical work, given that ideas about the soul affect human beings not only ontologically but also relationally. Since over the centuries the concept of the soul acquired many names and characteristics as well as begat significant confusions while also accommodating substantial distinctions, it appears that contemporary discussions about the soul in the history of ideas require further reflection and concern. At the same time, the interdisciplinary nature of the debates seems to be needed for further research on the subject.

Paper Presentation and Submission

The papers presented at the conference must be related to views and ideas about the soul. Relevant insides regarding in person and online presentations will be provided personally. However, please bear in mind that all papers will include: name and affiliation of the participant; a 250 word abstract, and 5 key words. The accepted language of both the presentation and the paper is English. All papers should have a minimum length of 5.000 words, while references and bibliographies should be formatted according to the latest APA style.

Participants must send their abstracts and key words by the 1st  of August 2016. The full papers must be submitted by the 1st of December 2016. All accepted papers will be published in Perichoresis, a journal covered by Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, EBSCO, ERIH+, ATLA, and Index Theologicus.

All queries about the conference, venue, accommodation, and accepted papers should be addressed to Dr. Ramona Simuț at ramona.simut@emanuel.ro. For further details regarding our partners in this event, please access: www.emanuel.ro.

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