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Workshop: Multiple ontologies/ontological relativity workshop
17-18 December 2013
The Alfred Deakin Research Institute's Sustainable Communities and Regions Cluster is proud to present this interdisciplinary workshop.
The notion that ontology, as a system of what there is in the world, could be multiple, or relative to another, stands in contrast to notions of singularity and absoluteness. At this level of formulation, multiplicity, or relativity, is defined in opposition to a unitary, and unifying, system, yet we can surmise nothing further about the implications of the multiple, or even what it means. This workshop is dedicated to the precise ways in which there could be, or are, multiple interpretations of multiple ontologies, leading to various meanings and applications. By encouraging constructive cross-disciplinary exchange, particularly in the disciplines of Anthropology, Literary Studies and Philosophy, the workshop aims to arrive at both a clearer articulation of multiplicity/relativity and a corollary clarification of difference, with implications for ethics and responsibility.
Conference: 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation
10-12 July 2014
The Alfred Deakin Research Institute and The Faculty of Arts and Education of Deakin University are honoured to be hosts for the 19th George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, which will be held at the Geelong Waterfront Campus between 10 and 12 July 2014.
Established in 1978 to honour George Rudé's contributions to the study of French history in Australasia, the George Rudé Seminar is a biennial conference that brings together specialists in French history and cultural from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
Since 2005, a peer-reviewed selection of papers for each seminar has been published on-line through H-France.
The 2014 Seminar is organised with the collaboration of three Melbourne universities: the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Latrobe University. We are pleased to welcome Pamela Pilbeam, Jean-Yves Mollier, John Merriman, Philippe Minard, Timothy Tackett, Marissa Linton, and Simon Kitson.
We welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers (in English or French) that reflect the diversity of French history, culture, and society from the medieval to the contemporary periods. Proposals, consisting of an abstract of no more than 300 words, with a one-page CV, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2014
The Seminar will be followed by a special one-day public seminar commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. This seminar, 'France 1914', will be held in the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, on 15 July 2014.
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