Argumentor Conference 2020

MIND THE GAP! THE SIXTH ARGUMENTOR CONFERENCE
11-12 September 2020, Oradea | Nagyvárad, Romania | Organized by:
Partium Christian University / Romania
Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania / Romania
University of Debrecen / Hungary

ONLINE CONFERENCE: Programme and access information  

What disconnects us in a fast paced world?

Conference call [June leaflet]: download pdf

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Dr Adrian Hatos, The University of Oradea, Romania
Dr Anna Keszeg, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Online abstract submission (required): https://google/forms/Argumentor2020

Contact email: argumentor.conf [at] gmail.com

IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract submission: 200-300 words, 5 keywords by 15 April 2020.
Abstract acceptance information will be sent to you by 1 May 2020.
Full paper sent (7-20 pages – 4,000 to 9,000 words) by 1 June 2020.
Early bird registration: 100 EUR (PhD students EUR 50) by 1 July 2020.
Late registration: 120 EUR (PhD students EUR 60) by 1 August 2020.

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Full papers sent by 1 June 2020 will be double blind peer reviewed, published in the Argumentor conference proceedings by 11 September 2020 and handed to the authors at the conference venue in printed format. Publishers: Partium Press Oradea and Debrecen University Press. Conference proceedings style sheet: [pdf]

  Doris Salcedo: Shibboleth (2007)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
“Mind the Gap!“ The iconic phrase introduced in 1968 on the London Underground epitomizes the multiple divides that separate us along economic, social, cultural, digital, gender, age, racial, and geographical lines. The term is often used to highlight tensions and disruptions in the social fabric, disparities of income, education level, cultural background, or social status. The first step of bridging the gap between discourses and practices, social and cultural differences is understanding them, expressing them properly (Alexander, 2019). Doris Salcedo’s art installation at Tate Modern (2007) – a series of cracks on the Turbine Hall floor – reminds us that there are more than “six degrees of separation“ between us (Watts, 2004). With the expansion of social media platforms we are more exposed than ever to the global cultural landscape, and meanwhile locked up in our own digital bubbles. We welcome presentations dealing with disruptions in the social fabric along social, political, cultural, educational, digital, gender lines; research projects exploring circumstances, effects, dangers, and blessings of an accelerating world. Papers presenting rhetorical, artistic tools deepening these gaps, as well as successful or failed attempts to bridge them are most welcome.
References:
Alexander, Douglas, 2019. A Guide to Disagreeing Better. BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07y3d18
Salcedo, Doris. 2007. Shibboleth. TateShots https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/doris-salcedo-2695/doris-salcedo-shibboleth
Watts, Duncan J. 2004. Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company.

Venue: Partium Christian University Oradea, Romania, Primariei Street 36. http://www.partium.ro/en

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Mihaela Luminița Albișoru, University of Monterrey, Mexico
Julianna Borbély, Partium Christian University Oradea, Romania
Silvia Branea, University of Bucharest, Romania
Krzysztof Gajewski, Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, Poland
Laura Nistor, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Maria Joao Pereira Neto, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Péter Tánczos, University of Debrecen, Hungary

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Gizela Horváth, Partium Christian University Oradea, Romania
Rozália Klára Bakó, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania
István Bujalos, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Argumentor Conference 2018

DIGITAL AGORA: THE FIFTH ARGUMENTOR CONFERENCE
21-22 September 2018, Oradea | Nagyvárad, Romania | Organized by:
Partium Christian University / Romania
Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania / Romania
University of Debrecen / Hungary

Keynote speakers:
Dr Gábor Forrai, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
Dr Ágnes Veszelszki, Corvinus University of Budapest

Conference programme: [pdf]

Conference proceedings: [pdf]

Call for abstracts | full conference leaflet: [pdf]
Online abstract submission (required): https://goo.gl/forms/kU39JJRq7IW3evLk1

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Conference sections:
– Argumentation in the digital agora
Chair: Brigitta Balogh, Partium Christian University, Oradea
– Digital artworld
Chair: Julianna Borbély, Partium Christian University, Oradea
– Digital lifestyle
Chair: Laura Nistor, Sapientia University, Miercurea Ciuc
– Education for digital citizenship
Chair: Rozália Klára Bakó, Sapientia University, Miercurea Ciuc
– Online rhetoric
Chair: László Attila Hubbes, Sapientia University, Miercurea Ciuc
– Politics in the digital agora
Chair: István Bujalos, University of Debrecen
– Social interactions online
Chair: Levente Székedi, Partium Christian University, Oradea

Scientific committee:
Simber Atay, Dokuz Eylül University Izmir, Turkey
Julianna Borbély, Partium Christian University Oradea, Romania
István Bujalos, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Georgeta Drulă, University of Bucharest, Romania
Krzysztof Gajewski, Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, Poland
Gizela Horváth, Partium Christian University Oradea, Romania
Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Laura Nistor, Sapientia University Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

New! Registration fee payment information: Early bird – 100 EUR (50 EUR for PhD students) by 1 July 2018; 120 EUR regular fee (60 EUR PhD students) by 1 August 2018, via bank or Paypal.

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Paypal account: gazdasagiosztaly@uni.sapientia.ro