Eleventh Global Studies Conference
Eleventh Global Studies Conference
The University of Granada
30–31 July 2018
2018 Call for Proposals
We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:
1: Economy and Trade Theme
2: Politics, Power, and Institutions Theme
3: Society and Culture Theme
4: Resources and Environment 2018
Special Focus: Subjectivities of Globalization
In an early attempt to conceptualize globalization, Roland Robertson (1992: 8) defined it as “the compression of the world and the intensification of the consciousness of the world as a whole”. This classic definition comprises both the material processes associated with globalization and the (inter)subjective dimension of the concept, its place in our collective thought-patterns and its role in how we make sense of the world. However, while the material – economic, political, cultural, environmental etc. – symptoms and implications of globalization have been discussed extensively in what is now an impressive body of literature, the subjective side of the process has not been examined in adequate depth. The 2018 Global Studies Conference aims to fill this research gap by placing its focus on how we increasingly not just act but also think in terms of the world as a whole. The conference will thus revolve around the ideational dimension of globalization as expressed in beliefs, discourses, arguments and narratives about global trends and processes. The questions addressed by this conference concern:
- The relationship between material practices and ideational dimensions of globalization;
- Competing analytical approaches to the subjective dynamics of globalization;
- The historical development of global consciousness, the formation and transmission of global identities and values;
- The meanings of globalization that circulate in the public sphere, the way how they are mobilized in political debates and the extent to which their mobilization destabilizes established ideologies and worldviews;
- Origins and nature of contemporary explicitly globally-oriented discourses, ideologies and doctrines;
- The evolution of the concept of globalization and how its evolving usage has reflected the changing socio-political context.
Become a Presenter
- Submit a Proposal
If you would like to present, start by submitting a proposal. You will need the following: presentation type, short and long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.
View our step-by-step guide to submitting a presentation proposal.
- Get Accepted
After we receive your presentation proposal, it moves to the evaluation step. We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.
Once your proposal is accepted, you must register before our Program Development team can schedule your presentation.
View our step-by-step guide to the registration process.
We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.
Once your proposal is accepted register by one of the deadlines below to be scheduled as a presenter.
Advance Registration Deadline: 30 October 2017
Early Registration Deadline: 30 January 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: 30 June 2018
Late Registration Deadline: 30 July 2018
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