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Anthropology + Materialism, A Journal of Social Research, an international and multidisciplinary journal at the crossroads of anthropology and materialism, which focuses on the critique of social phenomena, announces a call for papers for its inaugural issue to be published in September 2011.

The first issue of the journal will be dedicated to the topic “Walter Benjamin and anthropological materialism”, but propositions related to a “materialist anthropology” inspired by Michel Foucault, Pierre Clastres and other contemporary thinkers are welcomed.

Both theoretical and ethnographic articles are invited in relation to the general topic of the journal. All articles are peer reviewed and are submitted on the condition that they are not in consideration for publication elsewhere.

The present deadline for articles to be included in the first issue of the journal is set for the 1st of May 2011.

More informations on http://anthropologicalmaterialism.hypotheses.org
 
2-year post-doc appointments at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University announces four 2-year post-doc appointments. Applications are invited in the following six research areas:
-Language and Cognition
- The Humanities and Information Technology
- Pre-Modern Studies
- Language Didactics
- Science, Technology and Environment
- Educations Didactics with History of Education

Candidates are eligible who have a PhD no more than three years old at the time of the application deadline and have not previously held a post-doc or post-doc like position.
Applications should include:
- a CV,
- a list of publications,
- a research plan comprising 5-8 pages.
One of the above research areas should be clearly cited in the application. If the project fits more than one area, that should be clearly cited in the application.
Each appointment will be placed at one of the departments or units at the Faculty of Arts. Interviews will be made as part of the selection process. The research must be carried out in Umeå.
For further information about the research areas, contact (by phone or e-mail):

Pär Sundström, phone +46 90 7865163 or Kirk Sullivan, phone +46 90 786 9549 (Language and Cognition)
Patrik Svensson (The Humanities and Information Technology), phone +46 70 397 8466
Jonas Carlquist (Pre-Modern Studies), phone +46 70 873 6299
Kirk Sullivan (Language Didactics), phone +46 90 786 9549
Jenny Eklöf (Science, Technology and Environment), phone+46 90 786 5456
Daniel Lindmark (Educations Didactics with History of Education), phone +46 90 786 6250

Applications that are sent electronically should be in word- or pdf-format.
Applications, marked with reference number 315-127-11 may be sent to jobb(a)umu.se (please cite the reference number in the subject line) or to: Umeå University, Registrator, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden, and must have arrived no later than March 21, 2011.
We look forward to receiving your application!

[This excerpt translates only the description of the area Language and Cognition, thus:]

Language and Cognition
Language and Cognition designates the cognitive science research environment at the faculty of Arts at Umeå University. Its centre of gravity is in the fields of philosophy and linguistics. Research areas in this environment include philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of language, linguistic and conceptual development, and semantics. We welcome projects in these areas, but also other projects that focus on issues concerning language, perception, thinking, memory and action. Please visit our webpage at: http://www.org.umu.se/kognition/eng.
First PLM Conference
Stockholm University,
16-18 September 2011
http://langmind.eu/conference.shtml


PLM  (Philosophy of Language and Mind)
PLM is a European network of centers, institutes and departments with a strong commitment to the philosophy of language and philosophy of mind (see http://langmind.eu/). PLM was formed 2010 and has the following members:

- Arché, St Andrews (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~arche/)
- Department of Philosophy, CEU, Budapest (https://philosophy.ceu.hu/)
- CLLAM, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University
(http://people.su.se/~ppagin/cllam/)
- CSMN, Oslo (http://www.csmn.uio.no/)
- ILLC, Amsterdam  (http://www.illc.uva.nl/)
- Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris (http://www.institutnicod.org/)
- IP, University of London (http://www.philosophy.sas.ac.uk/home.php)
- LOGOS, University of Barcelona (http://www.ub.edu/grc_logos/)
- NIP, University of Aberdeen  (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/philosophy/nip/)


First PLM Conference
Every two years PLM will organize a conference in the philosophy of language and philosophy mind area. The first PLM conference will take place at Stockholm University, Stockholm, 16-18 September 2011. A selected number of speakers will be asked to contribute a paper in a following special issue of Synthèse.

Key-note speakers will be:
- Delia Fara, Princeton University
- Hannes Leitgeb, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
- Genoveva Martí, ICREA and University of Barcelona
- Elisabeth Pacherie, Institute Jean-Nicod, Paris
- Crispin Wright, University of Aberdeen / New York University


Call For Papers
The conference welcomes contributed papers in the areas of philosophy of language (widely construed, including philosophical logic) and philosophy of mind. Contributed papers will be allocated 40 minutes, including 10-15 minutes for discussion.

Submission
To submit a proposal for a contributed talk:
1. Compose an email with your name, affiliation, and the title of your talk.
2. Attach a two-page abstract of your talk, anonymized for blind refereeing, as a pdf file.
3. Send it to: info(at)langmind.eu
5. Deadline: 31 March 2011.
6. Results of the selection will be communicated no later than 31 May 2011.


For the organizing committee
Peter Pagin
 
Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen
8—12 August 2011.

This summer school is an initiative of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology. The course will provide essential insights into central themes within the philosophy of mind, viewed from a phenomenological perspective.

Topics include: transcendental philosophy, intentionality, perception, empathy, and the enactive mind.

The course will consist of a mixture of lectures and seminars (25 hours total), aimed at advanced MA students and PhD students.

Speakers include: Prof. Jocelyn Benoist (Sorbonne, Paris), Prof. Shaun Gallagher (Memphis), Prof. Camilla Serck-Hanssen (Oslo), Prof. Dan Zahavi (Copenhagen), Dr. Søren Overgaard (Copenhagen)

Space is limited, so please apply early. The deadline for applying is 9 May 2011.

Students interested in giving a short presentation (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) must submit an abstract when they register.

Language: English

Venue: University of Copenhagen

We welcome students from all countries.

Conference fee: DKK 300 (This fee includes conference participation, coffee/tea/refreshments, and a conference dinner.)

To register, please visit http://cfs.ku.dk/summerschool/

To request further information, please email Søren Overgaard: s.overgaard(at)hum.ku.dk

Njalsgade 140-142, 5th floor
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
Phone +45 35 32 86 80
Fax +45 35 32 86 81
Email cfs(at)hum.ku.dk
 
At the Limits of Transcendental Phenomenology

A phenomenological workshop organized by the research project European Rationality in the Break from Modernity: Studies in Phenomenology and Hermeneutics.

Date: March 11-12, 2011

Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, seminar room, 1st floor


Programme:

Friday, March 11

Keynote Speaker 16:15–18:00

Rudolf Bernet (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium):

Transcendental Phenomenology?

Abstract: There can be a phenomenology that does not understand itself as a phenomenology of a transcendental constituting conscious subject. Likewise, there can be a transcendental phenomenology that is not an eidetic science of the apodictically necessary structures of pure consciousness. In other words, within phenomenology there are also limits to sense-formation and limits to the general essential characterization of transcendental consciousness. In both cases, one should respect these limits rather than attempt to transcend them since the ultimate ground of all phenomenology lies in nothing else than the facticity of our experience. This does not mean, however, that the phenomenologist should be constrained by this facticity and be satisfied with simply narrating the history of his own experiences. In the end, the experienced phenomena themselves determine which science of them is possible and to what extent a scientific elaboration of its descriptive findings is congenial to phenomenological research.


Saturday, March 12
(Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, seminar room, 1st
floor.)

Session I: 10:15–11:45
Sara Heinämaa: Transcendental Intersubjectivity, Personhood and Normality
Timo Miettinen: Towards a Transcendental Social Ontology

Session II: 12:00–13:30
Mirja Hartimo: Scientific Objectivity and the Transcendental
Joona Taipale: From the Lived-Body to the Body-Ego: Psychoanalytic Foundations of
Phenomenology

LUNCH 13:30–15:00

Session III: 15:00–16:30
Simo Pulkkinen: Husserl and the Historicity of the Transcendental Subject
Jussi Backman: The End of the Transcendental? Post-Husserlian Transformations


The workshop is open to all. Welcome!


* * *

Rudolf Bernet is a professor in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as well as the current director of the Husserl Archives at the same university. He is a well-known scholar of phenomenology, especially its Husserlian current, and has written extensively on the topics of transcendental philosophy, temporality, and psychoanalysis. He is the author of several books and articles on phenomenological philosophy, including Conscience et existence: perspectives phénoménologiques (2004), La vie du sujet: recherches sur l'interprétation de Husserl dans la phénoménologie (1994), and An introduction to Husserlian phenomenology (1993, together with with Iso Kern and Eduard Marcbach). He is also the editor of the Husserliana volume on time-consciousness (2001).

* * *

The workshop is a part of the seminar series on phenomenology and transcendental philosophy organized by the ERBM project:
http://www.helsinki.fi/erbm/events/index.html

For further information, please contact Timo Miettinen (timo.pa.miettinen(at)helsinki.fi)
 
***Filosoficafé 27.2. - Daniel Ankarloo - Marknadsmyter och begreppsimperialism***

Inledare: D
aniel Ankarloo, fil dr i ekonomisk historia, lektor i socialt arbete Malmö Högskola. Ankarloo är författare till bland annat "Marknadsmyter: en kritisk betraktelse av nyliberala påståenden" (ETC förlag, 2008) och "Välfärdsmyter - visst har vi råd att finansiera tryggheten" (ETC förlag, 2010).

Tid: Söndagen 27.2.2011 kl. 17.00.

Plats: Restaurang Skolan, Historiesalen, Eriksgatan 18, Åbo.

Tema: Nationalekonomskrået - Marknadsmyter och begreppsimperialism

Synopsis

Daniel Ankarloo kommer utifrån en kritisk analys av den neoklassiska ortodoxin inom nationalekonomin redogöra för hur nationalekonomin är unik bland samhällsvetenskaperna. Dels utifrån dess tendenser till underhållandet av marknadsmyter dels genom dess tendenser till "begreppsimperialism" inom andra samhällsvetenskaper. Både inomvetenskapliga och samhällspolitiska aspekter av nationalekonomskrået kommer att tas upp.

Några länkar för information om Ankarloo och hans publikationer:

http://www.mah.se/hs_daniel_ankarloo

http://varuhuset.etc.se/sv/product/698/Valfardsmyter-Ankarloo

http://www.aftonbladet.se/kultur/article4103598.ab

Fritt inträde & alla välkomna!
Mvh,
Jonas Ahlskog
--
Folkets Bildningsförbund
Hagsgatan 12
20540 Åbo
tel 050 5147297
e-mail fbf (@) kaapeli.fi
www.fbf.fi
Lecture by Prof. Jaakko Hintikka: The Logic of Fiction

Time: Wednesday 16 March 2011 at 4:15 p.m.
Venue: university main building, small assembly hall (pieni juhlasali), Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor (Helsinki)

Organised by Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies,
www.helsinki.fi/collegium

Free admission. Welcome!

Lecture abstract:
What is the Logic of Fiction

Could logical skills help an aspiring novelist or a similar writer? This very question might seem ridiculous, but only as long as it is not realized that deductive logic is at bottom the science of thought experimentation and ampliative reasoning is but skillful questioning. An author is constantly facing the very concrete question: what to say next? In answering these questions, a novelist is telling us a story about her fictional world – not unlike a scientist, who is inquiring into the nature of the actual world. Typically both are trying to answer an overall “big” question by means of a number of “small” questions, which for a scientist are typically experiments and observations. In both cases, the most important skill is in the strategic choice of these small questions.
 
In fiction, a second questioning process is also going on: reading. Reading is but a series of tacit questions put to the text in analogy to scientific observations conceived of as questions put to one’s perceptible environment. A writer’s choice of answers to her working questions is calculated to prompt new questions in the mind of the reader. Hence the answer to the question “what is the logic of fiction?” is: “logic, especially the logic of questions and answers.”

Short biography of Jaakko Hintikka:

Jaakko Hintikka (born in 1929) is currently Professor of Philosophy at Boston University and during the academic year 2010-2011 he is Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. He was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki from 1959 until 1970. He is the author or co-author of over 30 books and over 300 scholarly articles. Professor Hintikka has contributed to mathematical logic, philosophical logic, the philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, language theory, and the philosophy of science. His works have appeared in nine languages.

Hintikka is regarded as the founder of formal epistemic logic and of game semantics for logic. In recent decades, he has worked mainly on game-theoretical  semantics, and on independence-friendly logic, known for its "branching quantifiers" which he believes do better justice to our intuitions about quantifiers than does conventional first-order logic. He has done important exegetical work on Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Wittgenstein, and C.S. Peirce. Hintikka's work can be seen as a continuation of analytic tendency in philosophy founded by Brentano and Peirce, advanced by Frege and Bertrand Russell, and continued by Carnap, Quine, and by Hintikka's teacher Georg Henrik von Wright.

In 2005 Jaakko Hintikka was awarded the Rolf Schock prize in logic and philosophy "for his pioneering contributions to the logical analysis of modal concepts, in particular the concepts of knowledge and belief".  “The Philosophy of Jaakko Hintikka” was published in the Library of Living Philosophers in 2006.
 

Aristotle and Agency

Workshop at Åbo Akademi University, May 23rd 2011


14.15-15.15               Agnes Callard  (University of Chicago)                                 
Ethical Hylomorphism  and theMatter of Practical Thinking

 15.30-16.30               Miira Tuominen  (Jyväskylä University)                     
Why is the Virtuous/Happy Agent More Fully an Agent? Aristotelian Perspectives
 
16.30-17.00              Coffee

17.00-18.00           Charlotta Weigelt (Södertörn University College/Stockholm)
The Hermeneutic Significance of Aristotle’s Concept of Chance

                                                                                                                         

Location: Arken, Fabriksgatan 2, C101 (Westermarck)
Inquiries: martgust(a)abo.fi
Call for papers:

Seminar on

Prestige in Language and History: Explorations in 18th- and
19th-century Europe


28–29 April, 2011
Tieteiden talo, Helsinki

Invited keynote speakers:

Dr. Elizabeth Eger, King’s College, London
Professor Susan Fitzmaurice, University of Sheffield

Studies of prestige comprise a multidisciplinary enterprise with links to research fields like sociolinguistics, network studies, social history, and cultural evolution. In Henrich & Gil-White (2001), prestige is defined as “noncoerced, interindividual, within-group, human status asymmetries”, or as freely conferred deference on an individual who excels in valued domains of activity. Prestige is a salient factor in human societies and networks. It affects our everyday lives, as prestigious groups or individuals serve as valued models e.g. for the choices we make and the attitudes we hold on many levels including lifestyles, consumer habits, affiliations, and language varieties. But how is prestige conferred on individuals or groups; who are the prestigious in different conditions; what sorts of consequences does prestige have in different domains of activity; and how do prestige patterns change in time and how can we study prestige in language and history? Understanding prestige as a multifaceted factor in human behaviour and interpersonal relationships will ultimately help us see prestige patterns as culturally and socially conditioned changing constructs.

This multidisciplinary seminar targets historical linguists and historians in particular and aims at a dialogue between scholars of different disciplinary backgrounds. We especially encourage younger scholars to participate in our discussion. We invite presentations that deal with prestige as a sociocultural and/or linguistic phenomenon in the diverse context of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, taking into account such factors as the rise of the middle class, nationalism and political upheavals, increasing interest in vernacular languages, urbanisation, the industrial revolution, and changes in arts, science and literature. Possible topics include, for example, prestige patterns in different social, economic and political conditions, consumer cultures, language standardization, power relations and contact situations, group cohesion, status-oriented vs. identity-oriented prestige, and lack or loss of prestige.

The seminar is organized by the Language and Identity research group in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Helsinki. The language of the seminar is English. Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) to anni.sairio(a)helsinki.fi by 28 February, 2011.

Reference:
Henrich, J. & F. Gil-White. 2001. ‘The evolution of prestige: Freely conferred deference as a mechanism for enhancing the benefits of cultural transmission’. Evolution & Human Behavior 22: 165−196.
 
 
Call For Papers
International Conference:
Phenomenological Perspectives on Cultural Change and Environmental Challenges
24-26 September 2011, Vilnius

http://www.phenomenology-conference.org/

In September 24-26, 2011 Lithuania will host the first International Symposium: Phenomenological Perspectives on Social Change and Environmental Challenges, which will be held in Vilnius. The symposium is open for educators, philosophers, and other academic scholars interested in being part of a global shift to integrate meaningful social change and environmental resiliency. The purpose of the symposium is to create a new global paradigm of ecological sustainability and social wellbeing that reintegrates human systems with more-than-human systems.

The symposium will bring together scholars from around the globe for a three-day conference. We anticipate the gathering will extend beyond its location with web conferencing, satellite locations, and long term affects that reach beyond the event and will nourish participants as they continue to work with their local institutions and organizations. We are seeking participants who will share their insights in rejuvenating the world around us by closing the gap between culture and nature, bringing together a variety of disciplines, and participating in the creation of an eco-humanistic culture.

The Conference will focus on the following themes:

1. Phenomenology, Intentionality, and Social Change
2. The concepts of environment (Umwelt) in phenomenology
3. The phenomena of social, cultural, economical environment
4. Differences and Similarities Between Nature and Culture
5. Synchronization of Social Change and Environmental Resiliency
6. Phenomenological Perspectives on Economics, Politics, and Environment
7. Phenomenology, Globalization, and Environmental Sustainability

The Conference is organized by:

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Antioch University Seattle, USA

Organizers:

Prof. Tomas Kacerauskas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Prof. Farouk Y. Seif (Antioch University Seattle, USA)

Presentations:

The length of presentations will be 30 minutes which includes 5-10 minutes for questions and discussions. Presentations can be delivered in English, Lithuanian, or French with simultaneous interpretation. Presenters are requested to submit an abstract in English (500 words) and send it by email: filosofija (at) vgtu.lt. Presenters will be selected by a peer review of submitted works. The articles on the base of the presentations will be published in the journal “Limes” . All submitters will have received an answer by June 1st, 2011.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 20 May 2011.
 
Studiestöd för utbildning på forskarnivå i praktisk och teoretisk filosofi vid Filosofiska institutionen, Lunds universitet

Lunds universitet ledigkungör härmed följande studiestöd för utbildning på forskarnivå  med tillträdesdag den 1 september 2011.

1 studiestöd i praktisk filosofi (referensnummer 117)
Upplysningar: professor Wlodek Rabinowicz.

1 studiestöd i teoretisk filosofi (referensnummer 118)
Upplysningar: professor Erik J Olsson.


Allmänna upplysningar om anställningsvillkor, regelverk etc:
byrådirektör Jesper Olsson, Kansli HT.
Telefonnummer och e-postadresser återfinns via universitetets hemsida
http://www.lu.se.

Vid tillsättningen ska avseende främst fästas vid graden av förmåga att tillgodogöra sig utbildningen på forskarnivå. Alla ännu icke antagna sökande ska före  ansökan ha ett samtal om ett möjligt avhandlingsarbete med ämnesföreträdaren eller  motsvarande i det berörda ämnet. I samband med antagningen upprättas en individuell  studieplan. Bestämmelser för utbildningen på forskarnivå inom området för humaniora och teologi samt  allmänna studieplaner för respektive ämne finns på områdets hemsida
http://www.ht.lu.se.

*Behörighet*
Grundläggande behörighet att antas till utbildning på forskarnivå har
den som har antingen
1. avlagt en examen på avancerad nivå
2. fullgjort kursfordringar om minst 240 högskolepoäng, varav minst 60
högskolepoäng på avancerad nivå, eller
3. på något annat sätt inom eller utom landet förvärvat i huvudsak
motsvarande kunskaper Särskild behörighet för respektive ämnes utbildning på forskarnivå
framgår av de allmänna studieplanerna.

Övergångsbestämmelser: Den som före den 1 juli 2007 uppfyller kraven på grundläggande respektive särskild behörighet för tillträde till forskarutbildning, ska även därefter anses ha grundläggande respektive särskild  behörighet för tillträde till utbildning på forskarnivå.

*Ansökningshandlingar*
Ansökan ska ske på blankett som tillhandahålls på Kansli HT samt på områdets hemsida
http://www.ht.lu.se/doktorand/ansoekan-och-antagning.

Till ansökan skall bifogas:
- dokumentation av studier på grundnivå och avancerad nivå (Ladok-utdrag eller motsvarande)
- uppsatser/examensarbeten på grundnivå och avancerad nivå;
- förteckning över övriga relevanta meriter av pedagogisk och administrativ art
- artiklar, rapporter och föredrag av vetenskaplig karaktär som har relevans för ämnet
- i förekommande fall dokumenterade språkkunskaper relevanta för utbildningen på forskarnivå
- individuell studieplan (för redan antagna)
- motivering för ansökan till utbildning på forskarnivå samt ämnes- och projektbeskrivning (max 1 500 ord).


Ansökningsblanketten skickas till Registrator, Kansli HT, Box 117, 221
00 Lund eller lämnas till Registrator, Kansli HT, Sölvegatan 14A, Lund. Kopia av  ansökningsblanketten tillsammans med en uppsättning av samtliga åberopade handlingar  skickas samtidigt till aktuell institution enligt ovan.
Ansökan, inklusive åberopade handlingar, skall vara inkommen senast tisdagen den 1 mars 2011.

Ange tydligt på avsedd plats i ansökan vilket ämne och vilket eller vilka referensnummer ansökan avser.

Ansökningshandlingarna arkiveras i enlighet med Riksarkivets bestämmelser i två år.

***

Lund University invites applications for the following studentships at the Department of  Philosophy with the starting date of 1 September 2011:

1 doctoral studentship in Practical Philosophy (reg. No 117)
For information, please contact Professor Wlodek Rabinowicz
Wlodek Rabinowicz <Wlodek.Rabinowicz(a)fil.lu.se>

1 doctoral studentship in Theoretical Philosophy (reg. No 118)
For information, please contact Professor Erik J Olsson
erik_j.olsson(a)fil.lu.se


For information on general terms of employment, regulations etc., please contact Senior Administrative Officer Jesper Olsson, Faculty Office of Humanities and Theology. Telephone numbers and email addresses are available on the University’s website,
http://www.lu.se.

The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from research studies. Before submitting an application, all candidates must discuss a potential research project with the contact person (subject representative) in the  relevant subject. On admission an individual study plan is established. The regulations for research studies at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology and general syllabi for each subject are available at the faculties’ website http://www.lu.se (in Swedish).

Eligibility
A person has basic eligibility for research (third-cycle) studies if he or she
1. has taken a second-cycle qualification
2. has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits,
including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle, or
3. has acquired essentially corresponding knowledge in Sweden or abroad. Special eligibility for research studies in each subject is specified in the relevant general syllabus.
Transitional provision: A person who fulfils the requirements for basic and special eligibility for admission to research studies before 1 July 2007 will also be considered to have basic and special eligibility for admission to research studies after that date.

Application
The application must be submitted on the form that is available at the Faculty Office or on the faculties’ website,
http://www.ht.lu.se/doktorand/ansoekan-och-antagning.
The application must include:
- records of first- and second-cycle studies (Ladok transcript or other transcript of courses and grades)
- first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects
- a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications
- scholarly journal articles, reports or papers of relevance for the subject
- where applicable, documented skills in a language of relevance for research studies
- individual study plan (for applicants already admitted)
- statement of intent for research studies, including a subject and project proposal (1500 words max).

The application is to be sent to Registrator, Faculty Office of Humanities and Theology, Box 117, 221 00 Lund, or submitted in person at the Registrar’s Office, Faculty Office of Humanities and Theology, Sölvegatan 14A, Lund. A copy of the application, including all documents referred to in the application, must also be sent to the relevant department, as specified above. The application, including attachments, must reach the Registrar’s Office no later than Tuesday, 1 March 2011. The subject and relevant registration number(s) must be clearly indicated in the  appropriate places.

Applications are filed for two years, in accordance with the Swedish National Archives  regulations.
 
Invitation to the 1st Nordic Philosophers' Networking Day

Dear colleagues and stakeholders and whoever else is just curious for any reason at all,

Please join us for the 1st Nordic Philosophers' Networking Day on Saturday, 30 April 2011.

Purpose:
To meet and connect
To exchange country news and inspire each other by way of short presentations on topics relevant to philosophical practice
To develop ideas on how to create and further develop and enhance a flourishing Nordic philosophical practitioners community: What events should we arrange in future, and in what other ways can we be useful to each other between events?
To exchange and develop ideas on how to raise awareness of the existence and usefulness of philosophical practice in the broader society
To give others a chance to see and hear what we are on about and get to know us (so please feel free to forward this invitation to whomever you think might be interested!)

Schedule (in rough outlines):
09.00-09.30 Welcome and intro
09.30-10.30 Input 1
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.00 Input 2
12.00-13.00 Input 3
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-18.00 Nordic philosophers' program:
                  - Country news & greetings
                  - Educational news
                  - Discussing about the Nordic co-operation
                    * how to co-ordinate?
                    * web-pages?
                    * possible future co-operation: forms, forums, contents?
                  - Interest group meetings with Open Space Technology (those who want to introduce a topic and create discussion or an interest group around it, are able to do so, and others can join the group they want - or form their own!)
18.00-??.?? Dinner, Copenhagen by night

Background:
At the 10th International Conference on Philosophical Practice in Leusden, the Netherlands, August 2010, it became clear that there was a wish to have more common activities and nurture closer bonds between PP's in the Nordic countries. There were also hopes that together we would be able to promote more effectively a general awareness in society of the existence and benefits of philosophical practice and the availability of a growing number of highly qualified "local" philosophical practitioners right here in the Nordic countries. As a consequence, a five person coordination group was formed to foster ideas and take action. The 1st Nordic Philosophers' Networking Day is our first venture.

Practicalities:

    * The event will take place on Saturday, 30 April in Copenhagen, Denmark. Address details to follow.
    * In consideration of our colleagues from Finland and Iceland, the official language will be English.
    * Please send a short e-mail to Marie Lund (marie (at) samtalefilosoffen.dk)  as soon as possible if you think you will probably attend. Your feedback is non-binding. It is only to help us estimate the total number of participants so that we may look for suitable facilities.

The costs will be kept as low as possible to cover rental of facilities, lunch, tee and coffee and perhaps some fruit and biscuits. Dinner will have to be paid for seperately - it will not be included in the participation fee. As soon as we have the details in place, we will inform all those who have reported their interest, and set a deadline for final registration.

If you are interested in doing one of the three short presentations, please get back to any one of us as soon as possible. We will then choose among the suggested topics and let you know as soon as possible who has been selected.

"If you are interested in doing one of the three short presentations, please get back to any one of us as soon as possible. We will then choose among the suggested topics and let you know as soon as possible who has been selected."


Looking forward to seeing you!

Best regards,

Henning Herrestad, Norway   hherrestad (at) fransiskus.no
Tulsa Jansson, Sweden  tulsa (at) nordskiffer.com
Perttu Salovaara, Finland  perttu.salovaara (at) gmail.com
Pia Hverven Axell, Norway on behalf of Frida, Iceland  axell (at) online.no
Marie Lund, Denmark  marie (at) samtalefilosoffen.dk