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Interdisciplinary Conference in Arts & Science Fifth Annual ICAS Conference 'Human Universals' Jan 31st - Feb 1st 2020 SRC

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Fifth Annual ICAS Conference, Southern Regional College, Newry

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Patrick Hogan University of Connecticut and Prof. Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos, Yale University

In the late 20th century, Brown published his seminal work Human Universals that revealed the numerous linguistic, cultural, cognitive and social behaviours that we share as a species. It seems, we are united from the capacity for abstraction of thought to a preoccupation with weaponry. Yet, the 21st century can already be characterised as divisive: political isolation, religious conflict, class gulfs and environmental crises; all of which are underscored by the readiness of information and discourses from digital platforms. Whilst none of this division is new to our species, there is a growing sense that we should be better than we are; that we should have learned from our shared histories. It seems that we need a reminder of our sameness now; our human universality.

Therefore, the 5th annual ICAS conference proposes that we discuss this and welcomes papers on the following subjects: History/Archaeology; Psychology; Anthropology; Political Philosophy; Literature/Film; Environmental/Human Sciences and Visual Arts

We welcome any pieces/presentations that reflect the overall theme of the conference.

We would also welcome poster presentations on any of the above sub-themes.

Please submit a 300 word proposal on your presentation/poster by Friday 6th December 2019 in Word or pdf files to: finniganl@src.ac.uk

All papers will be given consideration by the conference committee. Notification emails will be sent by Friday 20th December 2019.

Questions? Contact Dr. Liz Finnigan at: finniganl@src.ac.uk

When: The conference will be held on Friday 31st January 2020 at 5:30pm – 9:00pm and Saturday 1st February 10:00am – 4.00pm.

Where: ‘The Graduate Suite’, ground floor, East Campus, Southern Regional College, Newry

Image: "The dream of being human" by Yusuf Emre Kucur is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

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