From GIMEC (Multidisciplinary Research Group in Cultural Studies) of the CEDCS (European Centre for the Promotion of Social Sciences – Alcalá de Henares, Madrid-) organizers of the First International Conference “CULTURE FROM A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE” that will take place from the  16th to the 18th of March, 2017, in the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). We are pleased to invite you to participate with proposals, please submit abstracts for papers or posters.

The Multidisciplinary Research Group in Cultural Studies (GIMEC) has made connections between history, philosophy and biology, in order to address the discussion about Culture. Therefore, this Conference is open to accept any proposal, regardless of academic discipline, which relates directly or indirectly to Culture (culture understood in a broad meaning).

The Conference will include several sections:

Genealogy and origin of culture.
Communication and language. Art and representation.
The problem of place and the property. Educational culture.
Other proposals.
Proposals in the form of abstract or description of a poster can be submitted in English or Spanish (the official conference languages) and/or in other languages of Spain to, please, specify in the mail subject whether it is an abstract or a poster.

Registration fees:

There will be a main fee for any participant in the conference of 50 euros/person. For anyone unemployed the fee will be 15 euros/person. (Status must be certified with appropriate documentation).

For people registering posters, there will be no fees charged for participation.

Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15th, 2017
Acceptance notification: February 1st-3rd, 2017
Conference registration: February 4th – March 6th, 2017
Conference: March 16th-18th, 2017
Deadline for paper submission: June 31st, 2017
The First International Conference “CULTURE FROM MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE” organized by GIMEC will take place from the 16th to the 18th of March, 2017 in the University of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid). For more information please visit our website:


Best regards.

Organising committee CICM



Estimados colegas,

Desde el Grupo de Investigación Multidisciplinar en Estudios Culturales (GIMEC), del Centro Europeo para la Difusión de las Ciencias Sociales (CEDCS) y comité organizador del  Iº Congreso Internacional “LA CULTURA DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA MULTIDISCIPLINAR”, nos complace invitarles a presentar propuestas de trabajo: Comunicaciones o Pósters.

Nuestro Grupo de Investigación Multidisciplinar en Estudios Culturales (GIMEC) ha combinado disciplinas como la historia, la filosofía y la biología para abordar diversos temas relacionados con la cultura. Por ello estamos abiertos a acoger cualquier propuesta, independientemente de la disciplina, que se relacione directa o indirectamente con la cultura entendida en un sentido amplio. Para enmarcar el congreso, desde la organización proponemos los siguientes bloques temáticos abiertos:

Genealogía y origen de la cultura.
Comunicación y lenguaje. Arte y representación.
La problemática del espacio y la propiedad. Cultura educativa.
Otras propuestas.
Las propuestas de resúmenes/abstracts tanto de comunicaciones como de pósteres deberán enviarse en inglés o castellano (lenguas oficiales del congreso) y/u otras lenguas del estado español a:

Precio inscripción:

La tasa de inscripción del congreso será de 50 euros/persona.

Para personas desempleadas se reducirá a 15 euros/persona (deberá demostrarse con documentación correspondiente).

Para las personas que presenten pósteres la inscripción será gratuita.

Fechas importantes:

Envío de resúmenes: Del 12 de Septiembre de 2016 hasta el 15 de Enero de 2017
Fecha límite de aceptación: 3 de Febrero de 2017
Inscripción al congreso: 4 de Febrero al 6 de Marzo de 2017
Congreso: 16 al 18 de Marzo de 2017
Recepción de papers: Hasta el 31 de Junio de 2017
El I Congreso Internacional LA CULTURA DESDE UNA PERSPECTIVA MULTIDISCIPLINAR (CICM) organizado por el GIMEC se realizará en la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, entre el 16 y el 18 de Marzo de 2017. Para más información visite la página del congreso:

Saludos cordiales,

Comité organizador CICM


14th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2017)

The 14th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2017) will be hosted by the School of Arts, Peking University, Beijing, China from June 24th to 28th, 2017. It is the first time that the conference is held in Asia. We are so proud to host this brilliant event and we’d take this opportunity to bring each participant a successful scientific conference.

 Attached please see the Letter from Professor Lin Yi, the Chair of Organizing Committee AIMAC 2017, BEIJING, and Call for Papers for the conference. 

 Yours sincerely

Organizing Committee, AIMAC 2017 Beijing

School of Art, Peking University

Tel/Fax+86 10 6276 0023




Call for conference papers : The 8th Youth and Societies (in Europe and the Medirerranean) Meeting. Lyon, October 12-14th 2016

The eighth Youth & Societies (in Europe and the Mediterranean) Meeting (Les huitièmes rencontres Jeunes & Sociétés en Europe et autour de la Méditerranée – RJS 8) will take place in Lyon on October 12, 13 and 14 2016. The focus will be on youths’ gender.

In France, public launching of the “ABC de l’Égalité” (which promoted gender concerned education), images of street harassment on mass media broadcast and heated public debate about LGBT parenting caused the break out of a sharp controversy. It revealed how crucial it is to renew empirical and theoretical approaches on the role of the “sex” variable in the social construction of the youth. It is the aim of the Meeting to address such questions.

Unlike the common sense which oppose male and female by nature, social sciences conceive gender both as a process based on power relations between the sexes, and as a moving identity defining sexes relatively to each other. But the sex does not only explain social behaviours nor it is a mere criterion for self identification ; it also works as a scheme of classification and perception for actors to understand their environment and their interactions.

The prism of youth – both as a social category and as a stage of life – opens new avenues for analysing the construction of gender identities and social relations between the sexes. First because gendered categories of thought and classification are internalized during the early stages of socialization : at school, within their family or among their groups of peers, boys and girls are taught ways of being, acting and thinking differently. Second because initiatory rites marking the end of childhood, such as first sexual experiences, reveal the variety of norms which regulate sexual behaviour of youth. Moreover, gender differentiations in school trajectories question the social representation of a gendered distribution of academic skills as well as gender stereotypes’ weight on school-based strategies. Unemployment, which is particularly high among the youth, is also affected by gender inequalities. Then it is crucial to study in depth the causes and the consequences of gender discriminations, such as female censorship. Despite direct social inequalities, gender differentiation also affects youth’s cultural consumption and their taste but also their sociabilities or their militant commitments. In the end, the very fact that public policies for youth show concern for the « gender gap » (see for example public discourses promoting an equal access to public space and to social and cultural services) reveal the need for social sciences to tackle the question of gender in more diverse areas.

Sociology – with it’s early commitment to denaturalize the male/female opposition and to think in terms of unsteady relations of domination between the sexes – remains the first field where gender relations are studied. Nonetheless, we believe that the question of youth and gender shall be understood at the light of all social sciences approaches. Papers in economy, social psychology, history, geography and philosophy from all over the world will be equally considered.

Recent works on gender have put forward new questionings such as the intersectionnality of identification, the growth of masculinist claim, the transformation of sex, race and class labelling, vicissitudes of gender mainstreaming and sexual violences. All can be very fruitful to highlight youth’s specific experiences. Three main dimensions of youth’s gender relations can be emphasized : early socialization, gender inequalities, and public policies :

  • … early socialization : focus will be on how education (at school, with peers or in the family) contributes to assign gendered social roles. Specific attention should be paid to practical details in order to reveal historical continuities or changes.
  • … gender inequalities : contributions should care about measuring objective inequalities but also subjective perceptions of injustices and discriminations. The question of Internationality between class, race and gender inequalities should be especially addressed.
  • … public policies : if the question of laws and rights remain central to the study of the relations between the sexes, this specific thread mainly focuses on the positive or negative impact of gender concerned public policies on gender inequalities.

The « Rencontres » are divided in plenary session with invited speakers, and various workshops in smaller groups. If gender issues constitute the main concern, a greater variety of topics, recurrent since the creation of the « Rencontres », will be addressed in specific workshops :

  • Social and occupational integration of the youth
  • Academic trajectories
  • Empowerment and dependency
  • Mobilizations and commitments
  • Inequalities among the youth
  • Longitudinal approaches (life stories and trajectories)

As we said above, different disciplines are invited to contribute. But the aim is also to open the debate to foreign contributions : we want to promote both international and transdisciplinary analyses of gender representations and relations.

This 8th Youth & Societies Meeting is introduced by the laboratory Triangle (CNRS-ENS Lyon) and the Max Weber Center (CNRS-Lyon 2 University). It is co-organized with the National Institute of Youth and Popular Education (INJEP).

Proposals should be submitted at the following address : rjs8.2016@gmail.combetween March 15 and May 15. They should offer a summary of the presentation being proposed, including a short rational for the focus, indicting any conceptual framing and empirical material to be covered or activities to be undertaken, specifying the main references of a targetting literature. Proposals for single papers or roundtables should be no more than two sides of A4 (approx. 600 words – 5000 signs). Please include : title ; author’s first and last name(s) ; e-mail adress ; academic field ; institutional affiliation/country ; 5 key-words. The scientific board will review the propositions in June. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their participation no later than June 25. Communications then must be sent no later than September 15. They could be in French or in English.


Qualitative Methods and Research Technologies conference, 1 – 3 August, 2016, Cracow, Poland.

We would like to kindly remind you about our event and invite you again to check out the updated call for papers for the Qualitative Methods and Research Technologies conference, 1 – 3 August, 2016, Cracow, Poland.
The Call for papers deadline has been extended to 10 May 2016.

We welcome a broad range of papers or participation without paper.

The full list of confirmed keynote speakers for general and special keynotes is already available, including: Valerie Bentz, Antony Bryant, Michael Buchholz, Susan Danby, Nigel Fielding, Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Krzysztof Konecki, Anssi Peräkylå and Sheila Steinberg, There will be Meet the Author session with David Silverman.
For those interested in practicing and certification, we have planned pre-conference methodological workshops led by experts: Anssi Peräkylä (Conversation analysis), Bernt Schnettler (videography), Ulrike Kissman (videoanalysis), Gerben Moerman (interviews), Tony Bryant (GTM), and PhD Masterclass on qualitative data analysis led by David Silverman
In your spare time during and after the conference, you can take advantage of local and surrounding attractions. With its stunning architecture, impressive museums, the largest medieval market square in Europe, the Old Town and Old Jewish Quarter, myriad of cafes, bars and market stalls, on the banks of Vistula River, the UNESCO World Heritage site, Krakow, is one of the must visit destinations in Europe.

Please visit our website for more information, spread the cfp among your networks and register!
On behalf of the organizing committee
Lukas Marciniak
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European R users meeting (eRum)

European R users meeting (eRum) is an international conference that aims at integrating users of the R language. eRum 2016 will be a good chance to exchange experiences, broaden knowledge on R and collaborate. One can participate in eRum 2016: (1) with a regular oral presentation, (2) with a lightning talk, (3) with a poster presentation, (4) or attending without presentation or poster. Due to space available at the conference venue, organizers set limit of participants at 250.


Open submissions of abstracts    March 15, 2016
Open registration    March 15, 2016
Workshops Submissions Deadline    April 15, 2016
Abstract Submissions Deadline    June 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance    July 1, 2016
Early Registration Deadline    July 15, 2016
Regular Registration Deadline    August 15, 2016
Workshops    October 12, 2016
Conference Start    October 13, 2016
Conference End    October 14, 2016


Workshop    When?    Enrolled    Available space (limit 25)
Warsztaty wprowadzające do R (in Polish) – Adam Dąbrowski    Morning    0    25
Predictive modeling with R – Artur Suchwałko    Morning    15    10
Data Visualization using R – Matthias Templ    Morning    10    15
R for expression profiling by Next Generation Sequencing – Paweł Łabaj    Morning    3    22
Time series forecasting with R – Adam Zagdański    Morning    5    20
Introduction to Bayesian Statistics with R and Stan – Rasmus Bååth    Afternoon    27    Reserve list
Small Area Estimation with R – Virgilio Gómez-Rubio    Afternoon    4    21
R for industry and business: Statistical tools for quality control and improvement – Emilio L. Cano    Afternoon    2    23
An introduction to changepoint models using R – Rebecca Killick    Afternoon    3    22
Visualising spatial data with R: from ‘base’ to ‘shiny’ – Robin Lovelace    Afternoon    4    21
Total        73    177


1st edition of Emerging Trends in Marketing and Management International Conference (ETIMM 2016)

This is the last call for papers for the 1st edition of Emerging Trends in Marketing and Management International Conference (ETIMM 2016), hosted by the Marketing School, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, which will take place on September 22th – 24th, 2016, in Bucharest, Romania.

The three conference keynote speakers are: Dr. Eric Arnould, Chair in the Danish Institute for Advanced Study & Professor of Marketing at the University of Southern Denmark and at EMLYON, Dan Petrovici, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Kent Business School, UK and Dragos Cȋrneci, PhD, Senior Neuromarketing Consultant at Open-I Research&Consult, who published the first Romanian handbook of developmental neuroscience.

In order to create the perfect environment for scientific discussion, networking and innovation, the conference offers a unique blend of academic, business and cultural/touristic experiences, which will offer any participant a one-of-a-kind marketing and management acumen. One of the major goals of the ETIMM Conference is to create a friendly and approachable academy and environment, whereby its members (including senior worldwide scholars, faculty members, doctorate students, researchers and business practitioners) are guiding and mentoring each other.

Important dates


Abstract Submission
Deadline: April 18th, 2016
Full Paper Submission
Deadline: June 27th, 2016

Conference Fee Payment & Registration

Early Bird Registration
May 1st – July 18th, 2016

Regular Registration
July 19th – September 5th, 2016

All accepted abstracts, after a double blind peer-review, will be published in the ETIMM Book of Abstracts (with an ISBN number), subject to author’s prior registration and payment.

The full articles will be published in the official conference journal “Emerging Trends in Marketing and Management” (with an ISSN number), which will be sent for approval of inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index — an integrated index within Web of Science (Thomson Reuters). Moreover, the conference journal will be listed in the following academic databases and indexes: Index Copernicus, RePEc, EconPapers, IDEAS, Microsoft Academic Search, Google Scholar and Cabell’s Directories.

Click here to access the full length of the call for papers.

For any other details, please visit or follow us on

Looking forward to meeting you in Bucharest,

Mihaela Constantinescu, Associate Professor, PhD
Conference Organizing Committee – Communication Director
Marketing School
Bucharest University of Economic Studies


Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries Symposium Turin 2016

Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries Symposium Turin 2016

Over the past 15 years, the International Marketing Trends Conference has welcomed researchers and professionals from more than 72 countries to investigate and discuss the trends in Marketing and Marketing Strategies. In the recent years, Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries have emerged as a key topic of the conference and the idea of creating a dedicated symposium has appeared as a natural move.

We are pleased to invite you to submit a proposal for the 2016 symposium on the Marketing of Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries, which will take place:
in Turin  (Italy);
on September 23-24 2016.


To submit a paper to the Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries symposium, please click here.  Please note that the paper submissions are already open until 16th 2016 (deadline).

The symposium is officially sponsored by AIMAC (International Association of Arts and Cultural Management).