Challenges of the Modern World Dynamics for the Humanities

Mykolas Romeris University
Closing date for submissions: 
25 September, 2010
Event dates: 
02.12.2010 - 03.12.2010
Contact: assoc. prof. dr. Lora Tamošiūnienė, email:, tel.: +370 5 2714613 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +370 5 2714613      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, fax.: (+370 5) 271 4522
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invite you to take part at the international conference



Challenges of the Modern World Dynamics

for the Humanities



to be held on the 2-3 December, 2010



Humanities as well as the other culture areas are facing multiple challenges caused by the processes of globalization, rapid development of the technologies of communication and other changes in social life. Traditional hierarchical links and distinctions between different fields of culture are fading. On the one hand, the lines between humanities and social sciences are getting thinner, similarly as between different genres and styles in arts. On the other hand, the cultures of different regions of the world, particularly those of the West and of the East, are drawing closer to each other; this enables emerging various types of intercultural dialogues. All this incites the scholars to seek for a new conceptual means to be applied for the productive interpretation of new realities as well as for rethinking and reinterpreting the assets of the traditional culture. The interdisciplinary approach and multiculturalism are the characteristic features of the contemporary humanities, they raise complicated methodological issues. Digital humanities, interdisciplinary approach, semiotic studies of multimodal representations of information, multimodal communication are all responses of the humanities to the challenges of the modern world and, yet, new challenges to the humanities as well. The conference Challenges of the Modern World Dynamics for the Humanities addresses the following broad tracks and topics:


Philosophy and the other humanities

  • Modern theories in philosophy of the humanities

  • Interdisciplinary approach and methodological diversity

  • Logical discourse as a framework for interdisciplinary dialogue

  • Philosophical reflection on values and meanings of life

Rhetoric and communication

  • Rhetoric: tradition and variations

  • Rhetoric and the history of culture (music, literature etc.)

  • Rhetoric and modern discourse: theory and practice

  • Rhetoric and theories of communication

Language and culture

  • Language and globalisation

  • Dimension of culture in language

  • Multilingualism

  • Language as the object of studies

  • Sociolinguistic studies



Culture, literature and arts

  • Interrelation of literature and other arts

  • Literature and ethno culture

  • Religion and literature: the subject of holiness

  • Aesthetic values in discourse of literature and arts

  • Art and synesthesia


Digitalisation of culture and intellectual rights


  • Multilingualism of the web

  • Documenting culture on the web

  • Audiovisual rhetoric

  • Digital literacy


Other conference relevant areas


Conference languages: Lithuanian, English.


Conference formats: 15- minute presentations followed by 5 minutes of discussions; plenaries - up to 45 minutes.


Registration: registration forms and presentation abstracts (up to 300 words) should be sent till 25 September 2010 to the address


Confirmations will be sent before 10 October, 2010.


Conference fee: registration fee - € 50 (conference fee includes publication of the conference proceedings, coffee and lunch breaks). Travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the conference fee.


Publications: conference presentations equal to scientific articles will be published in digitalized format. Selected and peer reviewed articles will be submitted for publication at IOH scientific journal Studies in the Humanities.


Scientific and organising committees: prof. dr. Dalia Marija Stančienė, prof. dr. habil. Bronislavas Juozas Kuzmickas, prof. dr. Jūratė Morkūnienė, prof. dr. Vytis Valatka, assoc. prof. dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius, assoc. prof. dr. Rūta Brūzgienė, assoc. prof. dr. Violeta Janulevičienė, assoc. prof. dr. Sigita Rackevičienė, assoc. prof. dr. Vida Rudaitienė, assoc. prof. dr. Lora Tamošiūnienė, lecturer MA Liudmila Pogožilskaja, lecturer Asta Vaškelienė.


Contact: assoc. prof. dr. Lora Tamošiūnienė, email:, tel.: +370 5 2714613, fax.: (+370 5) 271 4522


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