LINGUIST List 23.5049

Tue Dec 04 2012

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Applied Ling, Cognitive Science, Socioling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <>

Date: 04-Dec-2012
From: Marianna Bolognesi <>
Subject: Intercultural Horizons
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Full Title: Intercultural Horizons Short Title: IH
Date: 07-Oct-2013 - 09-Oct-2013 Location: Siena, Italy Contact Person: Eliza Nash
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2013

Meeting Description:

The International Center for Intercultural Exchange at Siena, along with co-sponsors Sietar Italia, Siena College, the State University of New York at Geneseo, and the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership invite you to propose a paper for Intercultural Horizons 2013, the third annual conference dedicated to exchanging ideas, practices and experiences in intercultural competence development.

The theme for 2013 will be 'Intercultural Competence: Key to the New Multicultural Societies of the Globalized World' and the conference will take place October 7-9, 2013 in Siena, Italy.

Please consider joining us and our colleagues from around the world to present your experience and/or research on this topic.

For additional information please consult the aforementioned link or write to

Call for Papers:

Intercultural competence has always been essential to human relations. In today’s globalized world, where societies are increasingly challenged by multiculturalism, an active employment of intercultural skills at all levels of all societies is becoming more and more necessary to achieve understanding between cultures. Today’s societies are increasingly intertwined by technology and by movements of peoples. They are continually challenged by a fast pace of life and resulting sudden changes that bring about a need to constantly evolve and quickly adapt to new transformations. Intercultural competence, understood as a set of key skills completing the profile of every global citizen, allows one to stand before these socio-cultural challenges. It therefore needs to be integrated into societies throughout their infrastructures, i.e. educational and healthcare systems, government and third sector organizations, and corporations. Special attention needs to be dedicated also to new changes in interpersonal relationships (new forms of families and caregivers, virtual relationships, multicultural classrooms, refugees etc.) where intercultural competence becomes an effective tool to overcome and heal misunderstandings.

Due to the countless topics within this general theme we have created several macro areas to help guide the various streams of discussion. The macro areas can be found on our website, at the following link (at the bottom of the page):

Key Dates:

Proposals will be accepted through April 1, 2013.Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 15, 2013.
Presenters will be asked to confirm their participation and register by June 30, 2013.

Submission Procedure:

All proposals must be submitted online through the following link:

Publication of Papers:

Accepted papers for presentation will be published in early 2014.

Language of Conference Presentations and Papers:

English is the official language for Intercultural Horizons 2013.

Different presentation formats are welcome. Please refer to the detailed descriptions on our website.

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