Poetry Contest: Roads and Bridges for Peace

6th INTERNATIONAL POETRY CONTEST – UPF Argentina “Roads and Bridges for Peace” Following the International Day of Peace 2014 Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” — Preamble of UNESCO’s Constitution(1945) BASES 1. Objective: Despite the historical disappointments and … Continue reading “Poetry Contest: Roads and Bridges for Peace”

Using Poetry to Build Intercultural Dialogue

“Peter Zsoldos, ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Egypt, discussed poetry, translation and its role in the future of intercultural dialogue at the third In Translation lecture this semester, calling for greater intercultural dialogue through creative means. At his lecture titled “Translation, Poetry and Diplomacy: New Horizons for Intercultural Dialogue,” Zsoldos, a diplomat, poet and … Continue reading “Using Poetry to Build Intercultural Dialogue”

Global Lessons, Rhymed Reflections

Francisco Gomes de Matos (a peace linguist, professor emeritus of Linguistics, Federal University of Pernambuco  and president of the Board, ABA Global Education, Recife, Brazil) has created dozens of posters related to peace education, nonviolence, conflict resolution, and related themes, in both English and Portuguese.  (CID has previously published his Cross-cultural Dignity Poem). He feels that … Continue reading “Global Lessons, Rhymed Reflections”

CFP Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient & Occident (Dubai)

Call for Abstracts: Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient and Occident in Narrative Perspectives of the East and West. The American University in Dubai, April 5-7, 2018. We live in an age in which mass media representations of the Middle East have done much to influence Western attitudes toward the region’s peoples and cultures.  Similarly, Middle … Continue reading “CFP Widening the Lens: Beyond the Orient & Occident (Dubai)”

CFP Art in Diverse Settings

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS We are delighted to invite chapter contributions for the forthcoming book Art in diverse settings. We have signed a contract with the global academic publisher Sense and we expect to repeat the successful experience with the publication of our former book Art and intercultural dialogue (Sense, 2016). We plan to publish the … Continue reading “CFP Art in Diverse Settings”

CFP Imagining Europe: Wars, Territories, Identities (Portugal)

Imagining Europe: Wars, Territories, Identities – Representations in Literature & the Arts 19-21 November 2015 an international conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Porto, Portugal Confirmed keynote speakers: António Sousa Ribeiro (Univ. of Coimbra) Donna Landry (Univ. of Kent) Philip Shaw (Univ. of Leicester) This conference is directly prompted by … Continue reading “CFP Imagining Europe: Wars, Territories, Identities (Portugal)”

CFP LusoFrance: Cultural Productions by and about the Portugues and Lusodescendants in France

CALL FOR ARTICLES For a special issue of The InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies “LusoFrance: Cultural Productions by and about the Portuguese and Lusodescendants in France” Since the nineties, the Portuguese in France can no longer be considered an invisible minority (Albano Cordeiro, Jean-Baptiste Pingault). Although they have long been the focus of scholarly … Continue reading “CFP LusoFrance: Cultural Productions by and about the Portugues and Lusodescendants in France”

CFP Media, War and Memory (New Zealand)

Conference Call for Papers: Media, War and Memory September 18–19, 2014 Venue: Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT University (Auckland, New Zealand) Keynote Speakers: Andrew Hoskins, University of Glasgow and Fay Anderson, Monash University A century after 1914, it is timely to consider how World War I was started, prosecuted and reported on, from different national … Continue reading “CFP Media, War and Memory (New Zealand)”

Paola Giorgis Researcher Profile

Paola Giorgis teaches English Language, Literature and Visual Arts in Italian high schools and holds a PhD in Anthropology of Education and Intercultural Education. She is co-founder and member of wom.an.ed – women’s studies in anthropology and education. Her main interest interest regards a critical and intercultural approach to Foreign Language Education, that is, how … Continue reading “Paola Giorgis Researcher Profile”

Summer in Greece with Villanova

SUMMER IN GREECE Undergraduates are invited to apply for the 5-week “Rhetoric and Performance in Ancient Greece” summer program sponsored by the Department of Communication at Villanova University. The communication discipline has its origins in the study of the spoken word and its power to move and persuade. Greece is the site of much of … Continue reading “Summer in Greece with Villanova”