The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR/SCER) invites members to submit proposals for papers to be presented at its annual conference, to be held in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Congress 2015 (a href=”http://congress2015.ca”>http://congress2015.ca) at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON., June 3-5, 2015.
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The 1st International Workshop for Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation (MET-ARG)
December 10, 2014, Kraków, Poland at JURIX 2014 (The 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, http://conference.jurix.nl/2014/)
The aim of the workshop is to provide a space for exchange of methodological ideas concerning the research on legal argumentation from three perspectives: AI and Law, argumentation theory and legal theory. Since a thorough discussion of scientific aims and adopted methodologies is needed in this field, our main motivation is to discuss some perspectives of cooperation and mutual inspiration among these three research areas in order to develop more effective, accurate and scientifically adequate theories and models of legal argumentation. This may lead to establishing of interdisciplinary research projects related to legal argumentation.
Since we intend to facilitate a vivid and fruitful discussion of these issues, we would like to call for participation in the workshop on behalf of the organizing committee.
i-mean 4 @ Warwick: Language and Impact
9-11 April, 2015
University of Warwick
The i-mean 4 conference will address the relationship between language and impact:
‘Impact’ has become a buzz word and is increasingly used as a criterion for decisions on research policy and research funding. The impact of linguistic research has been particularly visible in a number of areas including but not limited to language variation and change, language and politics, language policy and language use, language and identity (e.g. in relation to professional identity, gender, ethnicity or age), corporate and health care discourse, leadership and teamwork and linguistic vitality among others. The impact of the different epistemological and methodological approaches and the impact of the language of impact, however, are more rarely addressed.
I-mean 4 aims to take a critical approach to impact and examine: (more…)
Demos: Life in Common
Banff Research in Culture 2015 – Summer Research Residency
June 1, 2015 – June 19, 2015
Application deadline: December 10, 2014
The word demos names ‘the people’, and thus democracy is, at its most basic constitutive level, the shared power of people thinking and acting. Democracy is grounded upon the capacity of the people to narrate and decide the shape of collective life. But the ‘democracy’ we experience and live with today has devolved into practices of state sovereignty and governmentality, a society characterized by social and economic inequality, and an under-represented and disenfranchised electorate. And it seems, too, that hopes in technology as a mechanism that might yet create a new common ground have failed to achieve their promised ends.
Demos: Life in Common invites participants to consider the ways in which we constitute and experience collective life in this century. (more…)
1st International Conference: Approaches to Digital Discourse Analysis: ADDA 1
19-20 November 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for the 1st International Conference: Approaches to Digital Discourse Analysis – ADDA 1, which will take place in Valencia, 19-20 November 2015.
This conference aims to bring together researches interested in the analysis of digital discourse from different disciplines, approaches and traditions. Thus, it seeks to foster state-of-the-art debates and discussions on this burgeoning field of research and provide opportunities for multidisciplinary and critical reflection.
From the Journal homepage:
In Greek mythology, Eris is the goddess of discord, strife, and quarrel. Aesop warned that Eris should be left undisturbed since combating Eris could cause it to intensify. However, Hesiod recognized Eris’s second nature as a force of progress and improvement, the noble competition. Argumentation and debate can regulate Eris and prioritize its second positive nature, sometimes leading to the solution or dissolution of the dispute.
The purpose of Eris is to refine and reflect on theory and practice of argumentation and debate. It seeks to attract and promote theoretical, empirical, and educational contributions on argumentation and debate from several perspectives (philosophical, rhetorical, educational, psychological, among others) with a focus on both their function to regulate conflicts and disagreements and their epistemic function.
Therefore, we invite you to submit paper proposals for the next issues of Eris. Italian, English, French and Spanish papers will be accepted for peer review.
For paper guidelines, please check the website: Eris.
the 14th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument
joint with the 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation in association with JURIX 2014
10th December 2014 – Krakow – Poland
The series of workshops on Computational Models of Natural Argument is continuing to attract high quality submissions from researchers around the world since its inception in 2001. Like the past editions, CMNA 14 acts to nurture and provide succor to the ever growing community working on Argument and Computation, a field developed in recent years overlapping Argumentation Theory and Artificial Intelligence.
AI has witnessed a prodigious growth in uses of argumentation throughout many of its subdisciplines: agent system negotiation protocols that demonstrate higher levels of sophistication and robustness; argumentation-based models of evidential relations and legal processes that are more expressive; groupwork tools that use argument to structure interaction and debate; computer-based learning tools that exploit monological and dialogical argument structures in designing pedagogic environments; decision support systems that build upon argumentation theoretic models of deliberation to better integrate with human reasoning; and models of knowledge engineering structured around core concepts of argument to simplify knowledge elicitation and representation problems. Furthermore, benefits have not been unilateral for AI, as demonstrated by the increasing presence of AI scholars in classical argumentation theory events and journals, and AI implementations of argument finding application in both research and pedagogic practice within philosophy and argumentation theory.
Full information, including deadlines, are available at the conference website: CMNA 2014.