The International Society for the Study of Time
Thirteenth Triennial Conference:
"Time: Limits and Constraints"
28 July - 3 August 2007
Assilomar Conference Center
The ISST encourages interdisciplinary scholarship that interprets its conference theme, Time: Limits and Constraints, in original ways. The open-ended subject-headings listed below are meant to provoke reflection and help generate stimulating proposals for papers, rather than to limit the approaches taken or constrain thinking minds.
• Definitions and distinctions of limits and constraints in and across disciplines
• Temporal limits as limits of a world or umwelt
• Temporal constraints and the limits of the human or ‘post-human’
• Constraints and creativity / limits and innovation
• Limits of temporal measurement and their implications
• History: limits and constraints
• Globalization mapped according to temporal limits and constraints
• The role of constraints in self-organization and emergence
• Narrative forms as temporal constraints
• Rhythm, refrain, restraint, constraints
• Temporal limits and freedom
• Ecological limits and the development of post-industrial society
• Biologically constrained evolution / technology’s ‘liberation’ from constraints
• Evolutionary adaptation as a constraint on cultural evolution
• The limits of short-term desires versus long-term goals
• Stretching limits of human life through medical and technological advances
• Tragedy as accommodation of moral constraints and human limits
• Constraint-based writing and creativity
• Artistic schools and periods as constraints or limits
• Embedded systems of constraints and limits
• The limits of top-down vs. bottom-up temporal models
Presentation/paper proposals are called for from all fields of scholarly investigation and all forms of creative expression. Diverse formats welcome. All work will be presented in English, and should strike a balance between area of specialization and accessibility to a general intellectual audience.
Proposals should be approximately 300 words in length, and include the presenter’s field of specialization and academic/professional affiliation. Proposals should be submitted electronically to the Executive Secretary at ISST@studyoftime.org with the author’s name as file name. Author’s name(s) should not appear in the proposal, as the ISST does blind reviewing in selecting papers for its conferences.
The deadline for submission is June 30th, 2006.
For more information: http://www.studyoftime.org/Conference/default.aspx
International Society for the Study of Time
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