FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
ArgDiaP 2013: the 10th ArgDiaP Conference "Speech Acts and Arguments"
18 May 2013, Warsaw Poland
IGSAR 2013: the 1st Interdisciplinary Graduate School on Argumentation and Rhetoric "Social Dynamics of Argument"
16-18 May 2013, Warsaw Poland
- programme and abstracts for the 10th ArgDiaP conference and the 1st IGSAR school
- new speaker: Prof. Manfred Stede (Discourse Research Lab, Potsdam University)
- the extension of the deadline for applying for grants supporting the attendance at IGSAR (3rd May)
ArgDiaP is the Polish nationwide initiative dedicated to argumentation, dialogue and persuasion. Since 2008, we have been organising a series of biannual one-day conference meetings. A collection of extended papers presented at the previous international ArgDiaP editions will be published as a special issue of Springer's journal "Argumentation" devoted to the Polish School of Argumentation (vol. 3, 2014).
The 10th ArgDiaP conference is dedicated to speech act theory - one of the most prominent philosophical traditions which strongly influenced the study of communication and argumentation in the 20th century. The conference is co-organised in conjunction with a three-day graduate school IGSAR. Both events take place in Warsaw at the Polish Academy of Sciences and are supported by the European Network for Social Intelligence, Sintelnet.
- John Searle (Dept. of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, US)
- Katarzyna Budzynska (Inst. of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
- Jacek Malinowski (Inst. of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
- Chris Reed (School of Computing, University of Dundee, UK)
- Patrick Saint-Dizier (Institut de Recherches en Informatique de Toulouse, IRIT, France)
- Manfred Stede (Discourse Research Lab, Potsdam University, Germany)
- Maciej Witek (Inst. of Philosophy, University of Szczecin, Poland)
- Applications for grants to attend IGSAR (EXTENDED): 3 May
- Notification: 5 May
- Early registration: 8 May
- IGSAR school: 16-18 May
- ArgDiaP conference: 18 May
Organizing and Programme Committee
- Katarzyna Budzynska (Polish Academy of Sciences)
- Magdalena Kacprzak (Bialystok University of Technology)
- Marcin Koszowy (University of Bialystok)
- Olena Yaskorska (Polish Academy of Sciences)
For more information, see:
International Colloquium THE ROLE OF ANALOGY IN ARGUMENTATIVE DISCOURSE
Keynote Speakers: Douglas Walton, Frans H. van Eemeren / Bart Garssen, Lilian B. Luque
Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
May 3-4, 2013
From July 1 to July 4, 2014, the 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) will be held at the University of Amsterdam. The aim of the conference is to draw together scholars from a variety of disciplines that are working in the field of argumentation theory.
Frans H. van Eemeren (University of Amsterdam & ILIAS)
J. Anthony Blair (University of Windsor)
Jeanne Fahnestock (University of Maryland)
The planning committee of the 8th ISSA Conference invites presentations of original, non-published work on argumentation. Argumentation theorists, (informal) logicians, discourse analysts, communication scholars, rhetoricians, legal scholars, AI scholars, and other scholars involved in the study of argumentation are all encouraged to take part.
Anyone who wishes to present a paper can submit an abstract in English to the planning committee via the following website: <www.conftool.pro/issa2014>. Abstracts (max. 300 words), prepared for blind refereeing, must be submitted no later than October 1, 2013.
Among the conference themes are:
The planning committee consists of Francisca Snoeck Henkemans, Bart Garssen, Gordon Mitchell and David Godden. Further information on the 8th ISSA Conference will be available at: http://www.hum.uva.nl/issa. The address of the planning committee is: University of Amsterdam, Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, email: email@example.com.
September 2-4 2013
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Aristotle’s logic is often treated as though it falls into two quite distinct parts: the deductive syllogistic system, discussed in the Prior and Posterior Analytics and the dialectical system, discussed in the Topics and Sophistical Refutations. Each of these parts has received sustained, independent attention: logicians have done much to articulate the structure of Aristotle’s syllogistic, while commentators have seen Aristotle’s dialectic as key to his whole philosophical enterprise.
This conference aims to examine the (putative) dialectical grounding for Aristotle’s logical theories in general (in particular, but not exclusively, syllogistic), and thus to emphasize the coherence and continuity of his logical writings by taking multi-agent dialogical interactions such as dialectic as the founding concept.
Call for Papers
We will have a number of slots for contributed papers. Contributions may address the following themes, among others:
We invite submissions from scholars at all levels (graduate students, junior and senior researchers). Please submit abstracts of up to 1000 words (in PDF format) by March 15th 2013 to rootsofdeduction 'at' gmail.com
Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 15th.
22nd to 25th May 2013
The second half of the twentieth century has witnessed a number of different but related turns in the humanities and social sciences: linguistic, cultural, anthropological/ ethnographic, interpretive, semiotic, narrative... All these turns recognise the importance of signs and symbols in our interpretations of reality and more specifically the cultural construction of meaning through both language and narrative. The aim of this conference is to introduce rhetoric as a major term for synthesizing all the above-mentioned turns by exploring how rhetoric can make us self-aware about language and culture. We will specifically focus on ‘new rhetoric’, a body of work that sets rhetoric free from its confinement within the traditional fields of education, politics and literature, not by abandoning these fields but by refiguring them.
Guiding source of inspiration in all this will be the international legacy of Kenneth Burke, one of the founders of this new rhetoric tradition together with scholars such as Wayne Booth, Richard McKeon, Chaim Perelman and Lucie Olbrechts-Tyteca. As a rhetorician and literary critic interested in how we use symbols, Burke described the human being as the symbol-making, symbol-using and symbol-misusing animal. He argued that our interpretations, perceptions, judgements and attitudes are all influenced and ‘deflected’ by the symbols that we make, use and misuse, and that we are at the same time used by these symbols. This implies that we can approach the world either symbol-wise or symbol-foolish. This conference wants to explore how rhetorical concepts can be used as tools – equipment – to make students, teachers, scholars and citizens symbol-wise: to understand the way linguistic, cultural, narrative… symbols work, and to develop critical engagement with, as well as on behalf of, those symbols. It furthermore wants to explore if and how rhetoric can still be relevant in a world that is becoming ever more complex and paradoxical by political, economic and cultural differences on a global scale.
In what will be the first major conference devoted to Kenneth Burke outside the United States, we aspire to introduce the ideas of this seminal thinker to disciplines that might benefit from them. We therefore welcome both paper abstracts as panel proposals that broadly explore the topic of Rhetoric as Equipment for Living from the perspective of education, citizenship, literature, literacy, technology, games, (new) media… and from the perspective of disciplines such as pedagogy, social work, psychology, cultural studies, management and communication. The committee especially welcomes contributions that examine the possible use of rhetoric for education or educators, as well as contributions that explore affinities between Burke and European scholars or scholarship, or that apply new rhetoric to political, economic or social issues.
Conference dates: May 22-25th 2013
Deadline for submissions: January 15th 2013
Decision about submissions: by February 15th 2013
Registration starts: February 15th 2013
In autumn 2013, a conference on rhetoric will take place at the University of Saarland and the University Luxemburg. This conference will be international and multidisciplinary. The central theme of the symposium is ‘Rhetoric in Europe’. At the same time, we examine what is European in rhetoric and what is rhetorical in Europe. Because 2013 is an anniversary year in the history of rhetoric, the conference will be held in 2013. Presumably, 387 AC, 2400 years ago, Isocrates founded his school of rhetoric and philosophy.
Speakers and participants will be scholars from all of Europe, the Arab world, Israel, and the Americas.
1. Speaking and Learning. Rhetoric of the classroom.
2. Rhetoric, translation, interculture communication.
3. The power of the image. Media-Rhetoric.
4. Rhetoric and Policy.
5. Forensic Rhetoric.
6. Homiletics: Rhetoric and Religion.
7. Rhetoric and Epistemology: Hermeneutics, Logic, Argumentation, Philosophy.
Send your abstract until 15. January 2013 to:
Europäisches Institut für Rhetorik EIR
Institut Européen de Rhétorique IER
Prof. Dr. Norbert Gutenberg
Colloque international en rhétorique, 16-18 mai 2013
International Congress on rhetoric, May 16th-18th 2013
Usages et fonctions de la rhétorique
Regards interdisciplinaires sur la raison pratique Uses and functions of rhetoric
Interdisciplinary approaches on practical reason
(English Version below)
Le GRAL et le SRSC, deux équipes de recherche de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, organisent du 16 au 18 mai 2013 un Colloque international sur les usages et les fonctions de la rhétorique (http://rheto13.ulb.ac.be).
Argument scientifique : Le projet de ce Colloque international est de penser la rhétorique dans et avec le temps présent, loin des Écoles et des idéologies qui la sclérosent ou la restreignent. À ce titre, nous faisons l’hypothèse que l’étude de la rhétorique – de son objet, de ses usages, fonctions, stratégies – constitue une occasion de mieux comprendre la raison pratique. Il s’agit pour nous d’engager une discussion sur son arrière-plan épistémologique mais aussi sur son utilité sociale et politique. Pour cela, nous devons faire un pari pour la connaissance et lancer un défi à nos traditions intellectuelles. Essayons de décloisonner les disciplines et leurs habitudes pour s’engager dans une réflexion commune sur des objets communs : à quoi sert la rhétorique ? comment fonctionne-t-elle ? quelles relations entretient-elle avec les institutions? dans quelle mesure la rhétorique est-elle naturelle ou culturelle ?
The GRAL and the SRSC, two research Groups from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, organize an International Symposium about Uses and Functions of Rhetoric from May 16th-18th 2013 (http://rheto13.ulb.ac.be).
Scientific Argument: Our overall goal for this International Congress is first of all to understand rhetoric today, away from Schools and ideologies that have influenced thinking for centuries. For furthering our understanding of rhetoric – object, uses, functions, and strategies – is a way to better understanding practical reason as well as its epistemological background and its social and political relevance. From this perspective, it is crucial to place a wager on knowledge by trying to open up disciplines and to change habits so as to launch a common reflection on shared objects of interest:
What are the uses of rhetoric ? How does it function ? What is the relationship between rhetoric and institutions? To what extent is rhetoric a natural or a cultural faculty?
Section of Rhetoric
University of Copenhagen
January 15-18, 2013
This is the first bulletin of the fourth biennial Rhetoric in Society Conference to be held January 15-18, 2013 at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
With this bulletin, we want to invite you to do two things: mark your calendars and start thinking about how you might contribute to the conference with your scholarship.
Below, we introduce the theme of the conference and provide basic information about the various presentation formats.
Within a few weeks, we will contact you again with more information about the conference program, keynote speakers, and how to submit an abstract.
In the planning of the conference we wish to promote discussion among conference attendees. One way is to set time aside for discussion in all meetings, another is to allow for regular breaks, and a third way is to arrange social gatherings suitable to networking and amicable conversation. We hope you will come and be part of the discussion!
The program for the conference is now available at: http://rhetoricinsociety.hum.ku.dk/programme/
You will also find a pdf-version of a booklet of abstracts for papers and panels presented at the conference. You will receive a printed version of the booklet when you sign in at the registration desk at the welcome reception Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at 16.45 at Copenhagen City Hall or the first day of the conference, Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Preparing your presentation
Whether you are presenting as part of a pre-arranged panel or have submitted a paper individually, you have 30 minutes at your disposal. This means that you can speak for up to 20 minutes and still have 10 minutes for discussion. We ask all participants to respect these time limits as this will allow listeners to change rooms with the least disturbance for speakers and provide listeners with the greatest chance of “catching” the papers they would like to hear.
There will be a data projector and a computer in every room, available to speakers who wish to use PowerPoint for their presentations. Make sure to bring your presentation on a USB-stick or your own computer (and an adaptor if you use a Mac computer or iPad). There will be wireless internet in some conference areas, but we cannot guarantee internet access in the conference rooms, so please don’t plan to be online for your presentation.
We are looking into various options for publishing a selection of edited papers from the conference. Once we have more information on that, we will share it and instructions on how to submit your paper.
Free time activities
We have put together some suggestions for your spare time recreation in Copenhagen.
There is a restaurant guide and a guide to selected musical events and attractions: http://rhetoricinsociety.hum.ku.dk/what_to_do/
We hope that the end of 2012 will be joyful for you and look forward to seeing you in 2013!
The conference planners
Mette Bengtsson Mark Herron Christian Kock Sune Holm Pedersen
Rasmus Rønlev Lisa Villadsen
11-13 January 2013, Doha, Qatar
Qatar National Convention Center
Organized by QatarDebate Center
-World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, USA
-Za in Proti Institute for a Culture of Dialogue, Slovenia
-International Society for the Study of Argumentation, Netherlands
-International Center for the Advancement of Political Communication and Argumentation, USA
This Conference, organized by the Centre for the Study of Argumentation and Reasoning (CEAR) of the Faculty of Psychology at Diego Portales University, would like to generate tools, approaches and solutions to apply in those fields in which the uses of reason is fundamental: communication, law, education, etc. We do not have an official theoretical position, but rather we value the diversity of angles and proposals. We invite the scientific international community, which works in the topics of the Conference, to participate and share its knowledge, experience and current challenges.
Where & When: Santiago, on 8-11 of January, 2013.