What: call for papers for the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference

Organizers: University of Gdańsk (Poland); University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Where: Gdańsk, Poland.

When: June 8-9, 2017.

Theme/topics:

I. Politics and History

  • – colonialism/ postcolonialism
  • – anti-semitism: past and present
  • – islamophobia and terrorism
  • – orientalism
  • – imperialism
  • – crimes against humanity
  • – violations of human rights
  • – racism, nationalism and political correctness
  • – nationalism and patriotism
  • – xenophobia and cosmopolitism
  • – racism, nationalism and religion

II. Anthropology and Philosophy

  • – ideologies of racism
  • – nationalism and “will of power”
  • – cultural determinants of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia
  • – nationalist nations
  • – xenophobic societies
  • – racist generations

III. Psychology

  • – stereotypes and prejudices
  • – racist myths and phantasms
  • – racism and scapegoat mechanism
  • – xenophobia and sense of guilt
  • – nationalism and narcissism
  • – projection and repression
  • – individual and social proneness to hate ideology
  • – therapy for victims of discrimination

IV. Memory and protection of human rights

  • – organization of human rights protection
  • – education against racism, nationalism and xenophobia
  • – memory in the service of education
  • – memorial places
  • – solidarity with victims of violence
  • – empathy with the Other

V. Literature and arts

  • – racism, nationalism and xenophobia in literature
  • – racism, nationalism and xenophobia in film
  • – racism, nationalism and xenophobia in theatre
  • – literature and art against hate ideology
  • – racist artists

Deadline/how to apply: send your abstract (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentation, together with a short biographical note, by 20 April 2017 to: racismnationalism@gmail.com

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