CFP: Death & Dying

9th Global Conference Making Sense Of: Dying and Death | Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012, Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers: This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference explores dying and death and the ways culture impacts care for the dying, the overall experience of dying, and ways the dead are remembered. Over the past three decades, scholarship in thanatology has increased dramatically. This particular conference seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore, analyze, and/or interpret the myriad interrelations and interactions that exist between death and culture. Culture not only presents and portrays ideas about “a good death” and norms that seek to achieve it, culture also operates as both a vehicle and medium through which meaning about death is communicated and understood. Sadly, too, culture sometimes facilitates death through violence.

Submissions might be imagined in any (or none) of the following ways: “death” as an expression of doctrinal beliefs and/or core values, death and dying as an on-going movement between an individual or community and a larger socio-cultural matrix, or death as essentially a cultural construction. Investigations that engage cultural studies from a variety of perspective are certainly encouraged. We also welcome perspectives that interrogate the stability of meaning(s) assigned to such terms (“culture,” “death,” “dignity,” “care,” etc.) and their complex inter-relations.

Specifically, submissions should be framed with at least one of the following four rubrics in mind: death/dying within culture, culture within death/dying, death/dying as popular culture (and vice versa), or death/dying in tension with culture. We welcome submissions that produce conversations engaging historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between death and culture. For example, submissions might investigate death and dying in relation to any of the following realms of culture:

  • music
  • literature
  • film
  • broadcast media
  • religious broadcasting
  • journalism
  • athletics
  • comic books
  • novels / poetry / short story
  • television
  • radio
  • print media
  • internet / technology
  • popular art / architecture
  • sacred vs. profane space
  • advertising
  • consumerism
  • new religious movements/religious subcultures

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th May 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 3rd August 2012. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: DD9 Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline).Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs: Nate Hinerman, Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA , E-mail: nphinerman@usfca.edu | Rob Fisher, Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom E-Mail: dd9@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the project, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/

For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network andwe are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

CFS: Culture, Health & Sexuality

Culture, Health & Sexuality is a leading international environment for the publication of papers in the fields of culture, health and sexuality.

The journal is broad and multi-disciplinary in focus, publishing papers on methodology as well as those that are empirical and conceptual in nature. It offers a forum for debates on policy and practice, adopting a practitioner focus where appropriate. Culture, Health and Sexuality takes a genuinely international stance in its consideration of key issues and concerns, as reflected in the composition of the editorial board. More specifically, the journal aims to:

  • Provide an international forum for the analysis of culture and health, health beliefs and systems, social structures and divisions, and the implications for these for sexual health, and individual, collective and community wellbeing.
  • Provide an environment in which the policy and practice implications of research in the fields of culture and health, and culture and reproductive and sexual health, can be considered.
  • Offer a setting for critical scholarly debate about how best to analyse the cultural dimensions of health issues in general, and reproductive and sexual health issues in particular.

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tchs

CFS: Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities. Medical Humanities aims to encourage a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion. It features original articles relevant to the delivery of healthcare, the formulation of public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill, as well as case conferences, educational case studies, book, film, and art reviews, editorials, correspondence, news and notes. To ensure international relevance Medical Humanities has Editorial Board members from all around the world. Visit the journal’s Web site for further information: http://mh.bmj.com/

CFS: ARVs, HIV Prevention

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Developing World Bioethics:Ethical Considerations in the Use of Anti-Retrovirals for HIV Prevention

Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2012 | Guest Editors: Ronald Bayer, Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Evidence-based approaches to reducing sexual transmission of HIV has remained a major challenge in responding to the HIV pandemic. The past 18 months has witnessed a substantial shift in this landscape. Controlled trials have demonstrated that the treatment of individuals with HIV infection reduces the risk of viral transmission to uninfected sexual partners (treatment as prevention). Additional evidence suggests the possibility of providing anti-retroviral medications to uninfected individuals may reduce the risk of acquiring HIV infection from sexual partners (PrEP— Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). In view of scarce resources, there will inevitably be a need to prioritize who will get anti-retroviral drugs; those who are sick, those who can transmit HIV, those at risk for acquiring HIV. Research that focuses on the balance between efficiency and equity will be involved. Ethical frameworks for guiding decision-making at the clinical level as well as the macro social policy level will be essential.

Among the questions that will need to be discussed are:

  • i. What rights claims can uninfected persons make for access to ARVs for prophylactic purposes when millions across the globe are dying from AIDS because they cannot access ARV treatment?
  • ii. What moral claims can justify the provision of ARV therapy to those who do not yet clinically require treatment as a way of reducing the risks of HIV transmission?
  • iii. What normative issues are raised in making the determination that there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of either PrEP or Treatment for Prevention?
  • iv. How should the social and biological vulnerability of women to HIV infection inform discussion about the allocations of resources for either PrEP or treatment as prevention?
  • v. If there is a risk that PrEP will increase the risk of drug resistance and compromise treatment options for those already infected, what ethical questions must be confronted?
  • vi. What conceptions of procedural fairness and inclusiveness should shape decision making processes about these allocation decisions?
  • vii. How should current research findings inform the ethics of trial design?
  • viii. Given current evidence what moral issues involving the protection of research subjects should be considered in determining the extent of ancillary services and care that should be provided in prevention trials?

The editors welcome early discussion of brief proposals and/or abstracts by email to: rb8@mail.cumc.columbia.edu or abdoolq2@ukzn.ac.za

Upon submission authors should include full contact details and a few lines of autobiographical information in a separate electronic file. We discourage papers of more than 5000 words. For further submission requirements, format and referencing style, refer to the Author Guidelines on the Developing World Bioethics website: http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/dewb

Manuscripts should be submitted to Developing World Bioethics online at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dwb  

Please ensure that you select manuscript type ‘Special Issue’ and state that it is for the ARV Special Issue.

CFP: Pain, Old Age (Birkbeck)

CALL FOR PAPERS: PAIN AND OLD AGE: THREE CENTURIES OF SUFFERING IN SILENCE?

Public Conference: 27 October 2012 | The Birkbeck Pain Project and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities | Birkbeck, University of London | Organised by Visiting Fellow to the Birkbeck Pain Project, Prof. Lynn Botelho (Department of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

According to the British Pain Society, ‘pain is not a normal part of ageing’ (2008). Yet for generations of older people, pain was something that was intimately tied to the ageing process. For many, it was the body in pain that signalled their entry into old age. Furthermore, the elderly have not wanted to be a ‘burden’ to their families, friends, and support systems, and consequently they often endured pain with a quiet acceptance. When did this relationship between pain and old age undergo such a profound and fundamental shift? Or, did it? Were the elderly in the past always quietly accepting of the aches and pains of a physically declining body? Or did they fight against pain and the very real physical, emotional, and familial restrictions that chronic pain can impose?

This one-day conference explores the nature of pain in old age between the 18th and the 20th centuries. It explicitly does so through the lens of the humanities, rather than hard sciences. The conference strives to be wide-ranging in terms of disciplines, methodologies, and approaches. In doing so, it seeks to engage both panellists and audience in discussion, dialogue, and debate. Our aim is to facilitate new ways of thinking about both the nature of pain and what it meant to be old.

Possible paper topics might include, but are not limited to

  • · Pain, old age and social relationships (partner, children, friends, neighbours)
  • · Pain and sexual relations
  • · The philosophy of pain
  • · Pain and the ageing self
  • · Pain as a marker of old age
  • · Pain, piety, and religion
  • · Representations of pain and old age in literature, art, and autobiography
  • · Pain as a mechanism of self-fashioning
  • · Pain clustering and the loci of pain, including physical, emotional, and spiritual pain
  • · The elderly’s engagement with medicine and medical practitioners
  • · The medical community’s response to pain in the old

Please send a 300-500 word abstract and a short C.V. by email to Lynn Botelho (Botelho@iup.edu) by 1 June 2012.

The conference will be held at Birkbeck, University of London. Further information will be made available online http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bih/ in June, 2012. There is no fee to attend or register for the conference.

More information regarding the The Birkbeck Pain Project is available at: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/our-research/birkbeckpainproject

FUNDED BY THE WELLCOME TRUST

CFS: Reproductive Technologies & Justice (Frontiers)

Call for Papers:A Special Issue of Frontiers on Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Justice

Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies invites submissions for a special issue on reproductive technologies and reproductive justice. In commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legacies of that decision, we welcome scholarly and creative works that analyze the contested terrains of reproduction in local, national, or transnational contexts. We are especially interested in the intersections between varied technologies to regulate, manage, or facilitate reproduction (e.g. abortion, contraception, surrogacy, population control, reproductive health, adoption), and claims for reproductive justice. We encourage submissions that conceptualize reproductive issues in broad terms, and which further the journal’s commitment to scholarship on women of color, third world and transnational women’s movements, and gender and race.

An inter- and multidisciplinary journal, Frontiers welcomes submissions of creative works such as artwork, fiction, and poetry, as well as scholarly papers. Works must be original, and not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. For submission guidelines, please consult the websites sponsored by the University of Nebraska Press and Arizona State University, where Frontiers is currently housed: http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Frontiers,673226.aspx

http://www.asu.edu/clas/asuhistory2/frontiers/

All special issue submissions and questions should be directed to: frontiers@osu.edu  The guest editor for this special issue, Mytheli Sreenivas, and the new-editors of Frontiers, Guisela Latorre and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu also can be reached at the following address:

Editors of Frontiers, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University, 286 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210

Submission Date for Special Issue: June 15, 2012. All other submissions, not related to the Special Issue, should be directed to Arizona State University before May 11, 2012. After May 12, 2012, all submissions should be sent to Ohio State University.

CFP: Making Sense of Dying & Death

9th Global Conference : Making Sense Of: Dying and Death | Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012 | Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers: This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference explores dying and death and the ways culture impacts care for the dying, the overall experience of dying, and ways the dead are remembered. Over the past three decades, scholarship in thanatology has increased dramatically. This particular conference seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore, analyze, and/or interpret the myriad interrelations and interactions that exist between death and culture. Culture not only presents and portrays ideas about “a good death” and norms that seek to achieve it, culture also operates as both a vehicle and medium through which meaning about death is communicated and understood. Sadly, too, culture sometimes facilitates death through violence. A key emphasis in this year’s conference will be an exploration of the connections between health care systems, caregivers, and matters of public policy that serve those at the end-of-life. This conference specifically aims to assess how heath care systems, patients, and staff intersect during end-of-life care, and explores how important the caregiver-patient relationship continues to be amidst end-of-life issues and decisions.

We also welcome submissions that produce conversations engaging historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between death and culture. Papers, reports, presentations, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

  • 1: Health Care Systems: Patients, Staff, and Institutions
    • * Modern Health Care Delivery Systems and Care for the Dying
    • * Palliative Care
    • * Hospice
    • * Elder Care/Ageing in Place Models
    • * Trauma and Emergency Care
    • * Nursing Homes/Skilled Facilities/Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs)/Assisted Living
    • * Clinical Competencies in Pain Management and Symptom Control
    • * Measurements, Incentives, Regulatory Statutes, and Recommendations
    • * Continuity of Care Across Treatment Settings
    • * Interdisciplinary Care
  • 2: The Caregiver-Patient Relationship
    • * Provider’s/Caregiver’s Obligations and Virtues
    • * Medical Paternalism and Respect for the Patient, Autonomy
    • * Truth-Telling
    • * Informed Consent
    • * Medicine in the West for a Multicultural Society
    • * Contested Therapies Within the Physician-Patient Relationship
    • * Conflicts of Interest; Problems of Conscience
    • * Caregiver Stress/Caregiver Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
    • * Being With Someone Who Is Dying
    • * Assessment Challenges/Barriers
  • 3: End-of-Life Issues and Decisions
    • * Defining Death
    • * Organ Transplantation and Organ Donation
    • * The Interplay of Ethical Meta-Principles at the End of Life
    • * Nonmaleficence
    • * Beneficence
    • * Autonomy
    • * Death Anxiety
    • * Choosing Death
    • * Advance Directives/Advance Planning/Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatments (POLST)/Do Not Resuscitate
    • * Considering End-of-Life Issues and Decisions and Legislation
  • 4: Relationships Between Death and Culture:
    • * music
    • * literature
    • * film
    • * broadcast media
    • * religious broadcasting
    • * journalism
    • * athletics
    • * comic books
    • * novels / poetry / short story
    • * television
    • * radio
    • * print media
    • * internet / technology
    • * popular art / architecture
    • * sacred vs. profane space
    • * advertising
    • * consumerism

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th May 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 3rd August 2012. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords. E-mails should be entitled: Care, Dying and the End of Life Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline).Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs Nate Hinerman, Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA E-mail: nphinerman@usfca.edu  | Rob Fisher, Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom E-Mail: dd9@inter-disciplinary.net 

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects, which in turn belong to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume. For further details of the project, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/

For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/dying-and-death/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

CFS: Applied Sciences

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Applied Sciences (IJAS) Volume 3, Issue 2. IJAS is publishing articles in all areas of applied sciences. IJAS seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge in the applied sciences, natural and social sciences industrial research materials science and technology, energy technology and society including impacts on the environment, climate, security, and economy, environmental sciences, physics of the games, creativity and new product development, professional ethics, hydrology and water resources, wind energy. IJAS is an academic peer reviewed on-line international journal of broad appeal aimed at fast publication of cutting edge multidisciplinary research articles reporting on original research across the fields of pure and applied sciences. CSC Journals anticipate and invite papers on any of the following topics:

  • Biochemical
  • Biological
  • Biomedical
  • Cryogenics
  • Food
  • Food Technology
  • Genetic
  • Health Safety
  • Health Technologies
  • Industry Business Informatics
  • Medical Technology
  • Nutrition
  • Ontology
  • Optical
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Tissue
  • Visual Technology

Important Dates – IJAS CFP – Volume 3, Issue 2. Paper Submission: March 31, 2012 | Author Notification: May 15, 2012 Issue | Publication: June 2012

For complete details about IJAS archives publications, abstracting/indexing, editorial board and other important information, please refer to IJAS homepage (http://www.cscjournals.org/csc/journals/IJAS/description.php?JCode=IJAS ). We look forward to receive your valuable papers. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at cscpress@cscjournals.org. Our team is committed to provide a quick and supportive service throughout the publication process. A complete list of journals can be found at http://www.cscjournals.org/csc/bysubject.php

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals), B-5-8 Plaza Mont Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tel: + 603 6207 1607, + 603 2782 6991 , Fax:+ 603 6207 1697 Url: http://www.cscjournals.org Email: cfp@cscjournals.org Visit the website at http://www.cscjournals.org/csc/journals/IJAS/description.php?JCode=IJAS

CFP: Future, Ageing

Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy

The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) invites submissions for “Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy”. This scientific peer-reviewed conference will bring together researchers, academics, artists, service providers, healthcare practitioners and professionals, administrators, public policy analysts, decision makers, students, and members of the community to showcase the diversity of perspectives and approaches to aging research. The conference will be held November 21st-23rd, 2012 at the Delta Halifax Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The NSCA welcomes abstracts for research on aging from across multiple perspectives, communities, fields, professions, and disciplines. We are especially interested in proposals which share latest advances in aging research and evidence that may shape program and policy development; showcase inter-and-multi- disciplinary and community-based research collaborations; foster research collaborations.

Open Call: Anyone doing research on aging (educators, researchers, students, decision makers, service providers, aging advocates, or older adults) is invited to submit an abstract for consideration.

Special Calls:

1. “The Art of Aging Research” – The conference program will feature art exhibits and arts-informed research (qualitative research on aging inspired by the visual, literary and performing arts), that advance knowledge on aging. Exhibits should be accompanied by description of the work’s relationship to the conference theme.

2. “Crossing Boundaries and Making Connections” – There is a growing awareness of the need for interdisciplinary research, but few opportunities exist for researchers within universities, health care, and community-based organizations to share and learn about each other’s work and identify potential collaborations. This special call invites proposals for interactive workshops demonstrating interdisciplinary work that will offer an opportunity to share and engage promising practices in multi- and interdisciplinary aging research and practice.

Abstract Submission: The date of submission of abstracts is April 15, 2012, with notification of review process to the Corresponding Author by June 1, 2012. Submissions will be anonymously reviewed by a scientific review panel to determine acceptance based on relevance, quality, and contribution to field. Late submissions will not be considered.

To submit an abstract for consideration please go to the www.msvu.ca/nsca  and complete the Online Submission form. In your abstract describe the presentation in no more than 250 words. Please ensure no author/presenter names or institutional affiliations appear in the abstract. The abstract should summarize objectives, perspectives, theoretical framework, methods/techniques of investigation, data, results, conclusions, anticipated outcomes, educational significance, policy and/or practice implications, and any other information that will clarify the topic and delivery of the proposed presentation. If your abstract is accepted you will be required to register for the conference by July 15, 2012 in order to be included in the conference program.

For additional information please consult the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging website: www.msvu.ca/nsca

Halifax Nova Scotia B3M 2J6 CanadaTel 902-457-6546 * Fax 902-457-6508 | Email: nsca@msvu.ca

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