Tuesday, June 15, 2010
There will be an International and Interdisciplinary conference in Kolkata, India from December 28 to 30, 2010 on the theme of "Meaning, Identity, and Culture: East and West." Abstracts of 150 words are requested to be sent by email to chandanachak [at] gmail.com and chakrabartic [at] dewv.edu
Subtopics on the theme include Cognitive Meaning, Emotive Meaning, Suggestive Meaning, Myth and Metaphor, Meaning as Universal, Meaning as Form, Universal and Particular, Structure and Identity, Personal Identity, Ethnic Identity and Culture, Cultural Anthropology, Culture and Consumption, Politicizing Consumer Culture ,Archaeological Approaches to Culture, Social Identification, Dynamics of Group Culture, Ethnic Boundaries, Constructing and Deconstructing Ethnic Identity, Evolution of Culture, Encountering Different Cultures, Indian Civilization and Culture, Cultural shock, Civilization and Effect of Colonization, Deconstruction, Indo-European Languages and Contacts of Civilizations, India and Europe, Death of a Civilization, Media and Culture, Pop culture and MTV, Cultural Transformation, Role of Culture and Religion, and Cultural Meaning. And I suppose anything else that you might think of that comes close to any of that (hey, it's a conference).
For more information, contact Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti,Dean of International Programs and
Director of the Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness at Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia 26241, USA (Tel. 304-637-1293).