Call for papers for Exploring Cultural Differences in China next June 28-July 3, 2000. The International Cultural Research Network is composed of scholars, professionals, ngo's, students, librarians, archivists, whose interests focus on cultural issues. This broad range includes topics such as : history, sociology, health, culture, prejudice, anthropology, education, statistics, fine arts, and the various sciences etc..
Our international membership to date includes researchers and professionals
from the humanities and social sciences as well as independent scholars. The
conference that established the Network was held last year at the University of
Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada therefore the ICRN is based there at 551
Education South, University of Albert Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5. The
University of Alberta has recently supplied us with an office at this address.
ICRN mandate is simple; to move away from the isolated silos in which
scholars usually work and to work together in the 21st century to improve
the situations in which we find ourselves and to recommend changes. ICRN is
devoid of connections to any government, religious, political or economic
organizations. We are funded strictly by membership fees which are purposely kept low, not only to increase our membership, but to allow access to
students and non professionals who are interested in our endeavours. Many dedicated members contribute countless hours of volunteer time to the Network.. Our membership includes people from among other places Algeria, Australia,
Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, England, India, Lithuania, Romania, the Netherlands, etc.
Our publicity has been restricted due to our small budget. However we are
beginning a publicity campaign on the Internet and hope you will inform
your own network of colleagues. Some of the work for example includes research in the elimination of Jewish professors from their post secondary positions, school disruption, multicultural issues, at risk children, etc.
We publish members' research in the spirit of communicating new ideas and hold Congresses biannually to accommodate this endeavour. Next year the
congress will be held in China and in 2002, our Congress will be in Brazil. An International Advisory Board, composed of members, determines the peer reviewed articles that the ICRN publishes. This board rotates every second year. Membership to the network is $10.00 a year and is renewable every July 30.
Please see the website below for information on the introduction of the Website and the call for papers. Abstracts are due October 15. Please feel free to inform whomever you think may be interested in this Network.
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