Event Date/Time: Sep 27, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2007
Registration Date: Sep 27, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: May 15, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 01, 2007
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This conference will provide a forum for scholarly discussion of conflicts in contemporary time-from generational conflicts, arising from the ageing of population in the most developed countries, conflicts between the rural and urban, of growing conflicts based on cultural, ethnic, religious and national grounds, which are being triggered by the fear of globalisation and loss of traditional group identities, conflicts between human biology and society, which arise from the technological development that changes the patterns of everyday life and provoke the change in human physical development, paralyses human physical activity and causes the so called civilization illnesses, such as hart-diseases and cancer, to conflicts between science and society, characterised by the rapid growth of scientific knowledge and by the diminishing value of science in contemporary society, where the power of scientific argumentations is being substituted by often ignorant political decisions.

General information
We welcome and encourage the participation of students, faculty, educators, and community members in these important conversations. Proposals should address the theme of the conference from any disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, or trans-disciplinary perspective. We invite scholarly work from a variety of traditional academic disciplines and approaches. Proposals from graduate students and professionals/practitioners are encouraged. Proposals for individual papers, panels, symposiums, film/documentary screenings, posters and other creative endeavours that address the conference theme are solicited.


Specific guidelines for contributors

Proposals for panels, symposia and alternative formats should not exceed 1000 words. Proposals for individual papers should not exceed 200 words. Proposals will be judged on quality of scholarship, relevance to the conference theme, and likely interest to audience. A program committee will evaluate proposals in a blind review process. The proposals should consist of a narrative description of the presentation and should describe its relationship to the conference theme. The descriptions should not contain the names of the presenters. Names of the presenters, chair, and participants should be sent on a separate sheet, and should include contact information and institutional affiliation, if applicable.

Individual Papers
Presenters of Individual papers will have approximately 20 minutes to present their work.

A proposal for a symposium should provide information on the general theme, and describe each presentation, including a title for each. Symposiums will have a time limit of 90 minutes including time for a discussant, if applicable. Time should be allocated for audience participation.

Panel presentations are more flexible in that panellists could discuss a topic as a group rather than giving individual papers. Panel proposal should describe the session and its significance. Panels will be scheduled for 90 minutes, and must include time for audience participation.

Alternative Presentations
Proposals for alternative presentations such as films, documentaries, performances, posters or other creative endeavours will be accepted and judged on the basis of their relationship to the theme, and the quality of the proposal. Alternative presentations will have 90 minute time blocks and should also allow for audience participation.


Submission of proposals

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail on the submission form (http://www.drustvo-antropologov.si/Konference/submission_form2007_eng.doc) not later than 15 May 2007 to: drustvo.antropologov@guest.arnes.si. For additional information contact Gregor Starc, gregor.starc@guest.arnes.si. The potential presenters will be informed about the acceptance of their proposals by 1 June 2007.

The conference programme committee will choose 8 manuscripts to be published in the Slovenian Anthropology Society’s journal Anthropological Notebooks. The authors who wish to apply for the publishing of their manuscripts in Anthropological Notebooks should send the completed manuscript by September 1, 2007 by e-mail to the contacting address. The chosen manuscripts will undergo blind peer review by two scholars, specialised in the field. Authors should follow the instructions for authors, published on the journal’s web page:

The abstracts of the presented papers and the descriptions of alternative presentations will be published in the Book of abstracts.



All presentations will be held in English. Conference can provide overhead projectors, video projectors, VCR’s and speakers. In the registration form each contributor should mark the equipment, needed for the presentation. If not marked, the organizer can not guarantee the availability of equipment.


Additional Information

Fees and registration Early registration fee (by June 15, 2007): • general €70 • members of Slovene Anthropological Society €50 • students €30 • subsidized fee (available upon personal request) €30 Late and onsite registration fee (after June 15, 2007): • €100 Please note that accommodation and boarding are not included in the conference fee but the organisers will provide information and assistance, if needed. The Registration fee, without any charge to beneficiary, should be paid by bank transfer to: Bank: Nova ljubljanska banka d.d., Trg republike 2, 1520 Ljubljana, Slovenia Account No.: 56 0201 7001 8848 566 Beneficiary Name: Slovene Anthropological Society Beneficiary address: Gortanova cesta 22, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia IBAN Code: SI56 0201 7001 8848 566 Swift Code: LJBASI2X Reference: Conference 2007