Mercredi 9 août 16:30-18:00

I.1(1) Humanities Interventions in Response to Global Challenge

Room Thiry (Complexe Opéra)

Coordinator : Steven Hartman & Poul Holm

Convening Organization : Humanities for the Environment Observatories (HfE) 

Desertification and Desert Urban Labs: The Humanities and the Arts of Futurity

Author name : Joni Adamson

Nuclear Avenue: Cyclonic Development and Abandonment in Uranium City, Canada

Author name : Robert Boschman

Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in the Circumpolar North: Synergizing Cross-sector Responses in the Nordic Region* (likely will be changing this topic somewhat in line with shifted focus for the Bifrost Influencers retreat in November)

Author name : Steven Hartman & Lea Rekow

Transformative environmental constitutionalism’s response to the setting aside of South Africa’s moratorium on rhino horn trade

Author name : Melanie Murcott 


II.7 Cultural Identities and Diversities in the Greater China Regional Context

Room Lejeune (Complexe Opéra)

Coordinator : Gilbert Fong & Desmond Hui 

Convening Organization : Asian New Humanities Net (ANHN), Hang Seng Management College

Author names : CHAN Kar Yan & Shelby, WONG Yuen Wing & Catherine, LAM Nga Li, WONG Muk Yan, HUI Cheuk Kuen, Desmond.

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II.9(2) Identity, why and for what good 

Room Professeurs  (Site du XX août)

Coordinator : Sonia Dhillon Marty

Convening Organization : Dhillon Marty Foundation


IV.4 Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage Studies: Comparing Histories, Theories, and Approaches 

Room Bovy (Complexe Opéra)

Coordinator : Timothy Lloyd 

Convening Organization : IFFS

Author name : Timothy Lloyd 

What is “Cultural” about Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Critical Reflection on the UNESCO Approach to Culture

Convening Organization : Hokkaido University, Japan

Author name :Takami Kuwayama

American Folklore Studies, Yesterday and Today

Convening Organization : American Folklore Society 

Author name : Timothy Lloyd 

Chinese Folklore since the Late 1970s: Achievements, Difficulties and Challenges

Convening Organization : Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Author name : An Deming


IV.6 Great migrations of peoples. Settlements of Earth.

Room Lumière (Site du XX août)

Coordinator : Olzhas Suleimenov

Convening Organization : The "Culture" Foundation, Almaty, Kazakhstan; Ambassador, Poet

Author names : Akif Kireçci, Ghislaine de Coulomme, Satybaldy Burshakov, Valeriy Tolmachev.

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V.5 Global History of Humankind 

Room Noppius (Complexe Opéra)

Coordinator : L. Oosterbeek & Ali Moussa Iye

Convening Organization : Conseil international de la philosophie et des sciences humaines (CIPSH) - UNESCO

Author names : L. Oosterbeek, Ali Moussa Iyé, Catherine Jami, Satoko Fujiwara, Franco Montanari, Margaret R. Higonnet, Laurent Tissot, Hsiung Ping-Chen, Luiz Carlos Villalta, Dermot Moran, David Bradley, Augustin Holl, Carole Boyce, Davies Martial, Ze Belinga, Olabiyi Yai.

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VI.22 New ways of thinking about the arts 

Room Gothot (Site du XX août)

Coordinator : Madeline Caviness 

Convening Organization : Conseil international de la philosophie et des sciences humaines (CIPSH)

Author names : Madeline H. Caviness, Rosalind I. J. Hackett, Tanella Boni.

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VI.27 The ‘Future of Serendipity’ in a Changing World

Room Pousseur (Complexe Opéra)

Coordinator : Samantha Copeland

Convening Organization : The Serendipity Society 

Author names : Sylvie Catellin, Emanuele Bardone, Samantha Copeland, Selene Arfini, Sabrina Sauer.

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