2nd world humanities forum (WHF 2012)

Venue: Busan

Location: Busan, Korea, Republic of

Event Date/Time: Nov 01, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 03, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 22, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Oct 01, 2012
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It will bring together scholars, thinkers and policy-makers in the humanities to consider how to follow up the 2011 Busan Declaration, which addresses both the institutional and intellectual organization of the humanities and their substantive contribution to contemporary challenges, under the overarching theme of “Humanities and Healing,” the 2nd World Humanities Forum reflect on the role of the humanities in understanding the nature of suffering human beings are experiencing today and in finding the modes of healing that might respond to them. The humanities have long tried to reveal fears, desires, solitude and agony in human depths, to understand them and thereby to sublimate them; however, current challenges, such as the widening gap between rich and poor, climate change, and deterioration of the environment, call for new reflection on the role of the humanities in healing. The World Humanities Forum, therefore, aims to rethink and strengthen the role of the humanities in healing. Furthermore, the Forum will discuss how the humanities need to be organized, institutionally and intellectually, in order to play their role in the 21st century.