The Unifying Aspects of Cultures

INST-Conference from 7 to 9 November 2003

Coordinator (Registration of Sections until May 31, 2003): Wiss.Dir.Dr. Herbert Arlt
Co-Coordinators: Prof.DI Jeff Bernard (Vienna), Univ. Prof. Dr. Anil Bhatti (New Delhi), Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fröhlich (Linz), Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter Horn (Pretoria), Univ. Prof. Dr. David Simo (Yaounde)
Translators: Univ. Prof. Dr. Donald G. Daviau (Riverside), Univ. Prof. Dr. Gertrude Durusoy (Izmir)

Sections/Section Chairs (Submit abstracts and papers only to the Section Chairs)
Deadline for Titles and Abstracts (Presentations): 30 September 2003
Contributions for Sections: 20 minutes (Exception see Sections)
Conference fee (7 to 9 November 2003): 40 € (Coffee breaks, conference materials, 30% discount on the book "Das Verbindende der Kulturen")
Single day fee: 15 €
Please send the conference fee to the INST-Account: Bank Austria,
Creditanstalt, BLZ 11000, Swiftcode BKAUATWW, IBAN-Number:
AT551100009523217900, Account Number 0952 32179 00.
For payment at the conference there is a surcharge of 5 Euros unless one requests this arrangement by writing in advance.
There is no conference fee for Section Chairs, Speakers, INST members, whose dues have been paid, invited students (individuals must have a written invitation), invited Postdocs.

Place: Austria Center, Vienna

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1. About the Conference  | 2. Structure of the Conference | 3. Proposals for Sections

1. About the Conference

The goal of the Conference "The Unifying Aspects of Cultures" is to analyze and present the importance of culture in contemporary processes in a new way. In particular, the unifying (transnational) aspects of cultural processes will be examined. In this connection special attention will be given to the UNESCO-Documents Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and UNESCO and the Issue of Cultural Diversity 1946-2000 (see the texts about this in the framework of the portal The Unifying Aspects of Cultures).

2. Structure of the Conference

The full assembly is proposed for the basic aspects of the Conference: The Introduction, the Plenary Sections, the Workshops and the presentations of the results in the assembly. Up to ten hours are planned for the presentation of the results of the Workshops and the Assembly.

The intent is to give every participant the possibility of having everyone hear his or her argument and presentation directly or indirectly. It is a basic idea to structure the Conference in such a way that all scholars can participate by giving papers, if they wish to, and not only by contributing to the discussions. This is made possible by the large number of sections and of reports in the full assembly, respectively, as well as the possibility of publication on the WWW.

On the basis of this background the following structure of the Conference is proposed:

3. Proposals/Sections

The proposals you find here [] serve as orientation. In principle we are striving for more than 200 sections. They can be combined into clusters of sections (for example, according to the presently planned structure) and as such even form a larger assembly. Normally, however, we are planning on a section size of 5 to 35 participants..



WEBDESIGN: Peter R. Horn
LAST UPDATE: 2003-06-18