4th International Conference “Ohrid –Vodici 2016” in Macedonia

Deadline: 14 December 2015

4th International Conference  “Ohrid –Vodici, 2016”   – Ohrid, 17-19 January 2016
“TERRORISM, MIGRATIONS, REFUGEES-CONTEMPORARY CHALLANGES ON CULTURAL IDENTITIES, HERITAGE, ECONOMY, TOURISM AND MEDIA”

Call for papers
Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
on partnership with
MIRAS- Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage, Baku, Azerbaijan
&
Centre for Integration and Intercultural Communications, Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Terrorism is maybe the greatest problem of the modern society. Maybe it is better to say that terrorism is an obstacle on the way to development of the modern world as a global society. It became an occurrence, concept, thought and term which has entered the everyday life of the modern human been. Parallel with development and improvement of the human kind in the technical, material and cultural respect, terrorism is also developing, only at a faster pace. Terrorism is constantly changing in form, contents, type and shape of organizing, way of activity, technical equipment and similar. A question is posed (justified and with fear): have we entered the era of terrorism?!
We are living in “the age of migration”, for sure! According to Stephen Castles and Mark J. Miller the rise of international migration is one of the most important phenomena of the latter 20th and early 21st century. During the last five decades, the amount of international migration has grown enormously, from 82 million in 1975 to 175 million in the year 2000 and 232 million in 2013, which represents 3 % of the world’s population. In recent years, migratory movements have become an issue which has been studied by diverse scholarly disciplines and approaches. While macro approaches focus on the stream of population, political and economic restrictions and possibilities of influence over migrations, humanities and social scientists direct the attention to the micro- and mezzo-level of analysis, where the family and household are among the main units of analysis.
Last few years, especially the last year, Middle East, Nord Africa and Europe are experiencing the real “refugee tsunami”. Of course issues of security and providing proper accommodation and other logistic for refugees have the priorities. Refugee identities are complex and formed not only by internal feelings, beliefs, ethnic and cultural traditions, but also by external factors, such as resettlement practices, forced migrant policies, cultural traditions and the economic, political and social conditions of his/her new host country. Over time, refugees undergo a complicated process of identity reformulation as a result of displacement.
Terrorism, migration and refugees are contemporary challenges in all part of our life. Researching, analyzing and exchanging of knowledge among the scholars and experts about the influence of these challenges on the cultural identities, cultural heritage, economic development, tourism and media, particularly, interdisciplinary or holistically is very urgent task. Bearing in mind that a lot cultural heritage monuments and cities are destroyed, some of cultural, religious, ethnic and other identities are bases for undertaking violation and terrorist acts, the role of media are extremely important on spreading the xenophobia or tolerance, meetings of scholars and experts in this period for discussing and exchanging of knowledge is with high priority. Is such condition and circumstances, is almost impossible to thing and discuss for economic development and tourisms, but is important to analysis the influence of these contemporary challenges on them.
TOPICS OF INTERESTS
We invite scholars, PhD and MA students, researchers and practitioners in anthropology/ethnology, political science, economy, tourism sciences, media, archaeology, history, art, history of art, philology, literature, folklore, ethnomusicology, architecture, museology, archiving, audio-visual arts, information sciences/ technologies, geography, sociology, psychology and all related fields to submit papers on any topic related to conference theme. Papers may reflect on a wide spectrum of issues related to cultural heritage, economy, tourism, media, cultural identities, terrorism, migration, refugees etc.

THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME BOARD
Rubin Zemon Ph.D. (Institute for Socio-cultural Anthropology) Skopje, Macedonia
Samoil Malcheski Ph.D. (Institute for Socio-cultural Anthropology), Skopje, Macedonia
Fariz Khalili Ph.D. (MIRAS Social Organization in Support of Studying of Cultural Heritage) Baku, Azerbaijan
Misho Netkovski Ph.D. (University for Audio- Visual Arts/ ESRA) Skopje, Macedonia
Evgeny Kozhokin, (Moscow Institute of International Relations), Moscow, Russia
Marcel Courtiade Ph.D. (INALCO- Paris), Paris, France
Margarita Karamihova Ph.D. (University Ss. Cyril and Methodius), Veliko Trnovo, Bulgaria
Jasminka Simic Ph.D. (Radio-Television of Serbia), Belgrade, Serbia
Armanda Kodra Hysa Ph.D. (Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art’s Studies) Tirana, Albania
Nadzyea Cherepan M.A.(European Humanities University), Vilnius, Lithuania
Meli Shopi Ph.D. (University of Elbasan), Elbasan, Albania
Dejan Metodijeski Ph.D. (University Goce Delchev, Stip), Skopje, Macedonia
Deadline for Application : 14 December 2015
Notification of Acceptance Decisions: 21 December 2014
Registration : 9 January 2016
Conference : 17-19 January 2016

SUBMISSIONS OF PAPERS/PANELS
The congress is open to individual submissions for papers and proposals for panels. All applications for papers and panels must be sent to the e-mail: iscanth@gmail.com ,by 14 December 2015. The papers accepted upon the assessment of the Program Board will be notified via email by 21 December 2015. Application for papers should content:

• Title of the paper/panel
• Abstract (in English only) not more than 300 words for individual papers, including the main argument and conclusions
• Abstract (in English only) not more than 500 words for panel proposals, including abstracts of panel papers
• Name and title of the author/s of the paper
• Short bio of the author(s) of the paper, not more than one paragraph
• E-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the author(s) of the paper.

CONGRESS LANGUAGE
Congress language is both Macedonian and English.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
All registered participants will be presented a certificate of attendance at the end of the conference.

CONFERENCE BOOKLET
All abstracts accepted to the congress will be published as a conference booklet.

VENUE
The conference will be held in Ohrid, Macedonia. Information about the exact premises will be given lather.

SCHEDULE
Congress will begin on 17 January 2016 and end on 19 January 2016.
On 17 January 2016, publication (Conference proceedings) from the 3rd Conference of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Media will be promoted and disseminated.

REGISTRATION
There are 2 types of conference fees:
1. Standard type of fee for amount of EUR 130
Standard conference fee include: accommodation for 2 nights (Bad & Breakfast), registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, lunch and dinner, snacks, Conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).
2. Reduced type of fee for amount of EUR 60
Reduced conference fee include: Registration, conference materials (booklet of abstracts), welcome reception, snacks and conference proceedings (publication of peer-viewed papers).

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation costs will be covered by the participants. Organizing committee will organize accommodation and will cover accommodation costs for participants that will choose Standard type of registration fee. Detailed information on accommodation will be provided to the participants after their abstracts are accepted.
TRAVEL
Participants will be responsible for paying their travel expenses.
The congress website will be updated regularly for the participants and attendants.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:

website

CONTACTS
Institute for Socio-Cultural Anthropology of Macedonia
Skopje, Macedonia
e-mail: iscanth@gmail.com
Contact persons:
Rubin Zemon Ph.D. – chair of the Program Board
zemon.rubin@gmail.com
Samoil Malcheski Ph.D. – Chair of the Organizing Committee
samoil.malcheski@gmail.com

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