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CFP: Mediterranean Cultures and Societies Knowledge, Health and Tourism (4-5 May: Faro, Portugal)

The International Centre for Studies and Research (ICSR) Mediterranean Knowledge and the Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO) invites you to participate in the 2nd International Conference ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge in the University of Algarve, Faro, through the submission of scientific abstracts for consideration for presentation.

Call for Abstracts
Nowadays, the Mediterranean is affected by major changes. The social role of territories has changed: not only people are able to move and travel in a less expensive and easy way, but an increasing number of people can build their identity with multiple senses of belonging. These changes paved the way for new opportunities for multipolarity and also give new opportunities to territories historically destined to marginalization.
New coexistences can be built with an approach that can effectively go beyond the classical oppositions Europe/Mediterranean, North/South; West/East, etc., and facilitate the configurations of a new dimension of social space and daily life.
In the present context, characterized by conflicts and instability, the dialogue among cultures and societies of the Mediterranean, in order to promote pluralism, diversity and freedom, is undoubtedly more necessary. Indeed, the increasing globalization and the massive migration flows ensure that the exchanges among different civilizations becomes more intense.
The aim of this Conference is thus to increase awareness about the Mediterranean as a departure and arrival point for the construction of a pluralistic society, starting from a great variety of cultures, societies and ways of life. We also aim at disseminating the research results on such topics. On the basis of these considerations, the Conference is open to contributions that address the great questions concerning the Mediterranean, the cultures and the societies developed on its shores.

Submission Information
We welcome the submission of abstracts to the overall theme of the conference “Mediterranean Ways of Life” or to one of the topics below:
- Europe and the Mediterranean
- History, cultures and heritage
- Knowledge and education processes - Migrations and interculturality
- Political trends
- Mediterranean diet and well-being - Tourism and leisure
- Identity, body and sexuality
- Media and communication
- Art and literature
- Other topics

Abstracts (in Word document, Times New Roman 12) should have max. 2000 text characters, including: selected theme/ topic, keywords, name(s) and academic title of the author(s), affiliation(s), complete mail address(es), e-mail address(es), corresponding author and must be submitted electronically through the conference’s email:

Selected papers will be published in Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge, Journal of Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, Tourism & Management Studies and a book of Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

• 15th October 2016 – abstract submission
• 30th November 2016 – acceptance
• 15th July 2017 – paper submission
• 15th September 2017 – paper selection for publication

Conference Fees
Early Registration –until 15th March 2017
Students 70 Euros / Participants: 120 Euros
Late Registration – after 15th March but before 30th April 2017
Students 140 Euros/ Participants:  215 Euros

Inscription fee includes attendance to all scientific sessions, official documentation of the conference, certificate of communication, 2 lunches and coffee breaks.

For additional information please contact us through conference’s email:

[Conference’s website will be launched in September 2016]


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