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The Development of Democracy

International conference

Hotel International, Zagreb, Croatia, April 27 – 29, 2015

The Danube region (DR) lags behind economically as well as politically compared to the old EU members. Their development is being limited by various historical, cultural, political and economic reasons and religious frameworks. Notwithstanding numerous initiatives, we are begining to see the absence of any serious progress.

The DR is – due to its potential – the space of the future as well as a bridge between Europe, the Near East and central Asia.

The conference will mark the beginning of a long-standing project Potenitials of DR (PDR) which will in the coming years concentrate on the problems of democratic development, economic integration, security and co-existence of various identities.

We expect from conference the beginning of the processes which will speed up the development of democracy, economics and consequently greater competitiveness, stability and integration in the DR region. These are also the aims of the long standing project PDR.

The following topics will be held at the conference “Development of Democracy”:
1. Views on the development of democracy in various environments.
2. The impact of democracy on various economic settings and examples of good practices.
3. Security as a guarantor of democracy and stability
4. Co-existence of identities

Whit the conference we wish to create open spaces for communicaton, integration and cooperations in DR region.

The aim is to involve in the participation at the conference the discussants and guests from all countries of the DR and Taivan:

to create the environments for cooperation in all four fields, the conference topics,

to create a higher level of integration, cooperation between the countries of the DR,

to create conditions for the development of democracy, competitive development of the countries of the region, and consequently make an impact on economic growth, sustainable development and life quality.

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»Europe, World and Humanity in the 21st Century: Phenomenological Perspectives«

International conference

Ljubljana 16.–18 . 11. 2006

Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with Phenomenological Society of Ljubljana, Central and Eastern European Conference on Phenomenology an Organization of Phenomenological Organizations.

The aspects raised are primarily those of philosophical and humanistic approaches to the interpretation of the constitutive meaning of »Europe« with its specific historical influence as well as the specific constitution of basic categories of society. Its development over the last century has seen phenomenology acquire different approaches to the European discussion, which should be redefined in the global situation of the 21st century.

Published:

»Europe, World and Humanity in the 21st Century: Phenomenological Perspectives« (Edited by Andrina Tonkli Komel)

 

The Problems of Contemporary Slovenian Historiography

Ljubljana 10.–11. October 2007

Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with Institute for Recently History.

At the scientific symposium »Slovenian Contemporary Historiography«, organized by the Institute Nova revija and the Institute of Recent History, which took place on 10th and 11th October 2007, 22 Slovenian researchers from the field of historiography, philosophy and sociology confronted their views on the conceptual shifts in Slovenian historiography and its European context. Different methodological approaches and theoretical origins of the historiography were also discussed. Special attention was paid to the public and political use of history and to the responsibility for historiography, which is related to it.

Published: Journal Nova revija

 

The third conference on the role and perspectives of the humanities in Slovenia and Europe: Areas of the Humanities

Ljubljana 20. 11. 2007

Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with Research centre of the University of Primorska.

How do we define the area of the humanities? How does it confer to us, how does it divide and how does it dispense? It questions the situation of humanities in a system of science and a system of science itself, the task of humanistic institutions, language dependability of humanistic research, place of the humanities in education, culture and media and finally its critical public effects.

Published: Journal Nova revija XXV/297-298 (2007)

 

Europe, World and Humanity in the 21st Century: Dialogue in Culture – Dialogue between Cultures 2008

International Conference

Ljubljana 11.–12. 4. 2008

Institute for Humanities Nova revija, during the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia of the Council of European Union, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and with the support of European Commission.

If establishing intercultural dialogue is supposed essentially to contribute to shaping the future of European society and the associated political decisions, then we must open this discussion above all within these elementary frameworks, which have historically enabled it, which have become problematic precisely as historical possibilities. Europe cannot therefore simply be reconciled to the process of globalisation of the world, but must find answers to it, above all concerning the responsibility to humanity, by which we bind our understanding of »culture«. This also perhaps captures the key idea of discussion in culture, as well as discussion between cultures today.

The faces of Europe (Edited by Komel D./Miladinović Zalaznik, M.)

 

Historical and Social Aspects of the Censorship in Slovenia

Ljubljana 1.–2. 10. 2009

Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with the Scientific Research Centre of the University of Primorska, Institute for the contemporary History.

At the scientific conference “Historical and Social Aspects of the Censorship in Slovenia”; 22 experts on historiography, sociology, philosophy, law etc. took part. Comprehension and restriction of freedom of expression in the  19th and 20th century were discussed complexly and from the point of view of different humanistic and social sciences.

Published: Režek M. (ed.), Cenzurirano (Censored), Institute Nova revija 2010.

 

Margins of Literature

Ljubljana 11.–12. 11. 2009

Institute for Humanities Nova revija, Scientific Research Centre of the University of Primorska, Faculty of Arts.

What does the marginal position of literature actually mean? Is its marginality also an advantage, or even its specific mode of being? Perhaps we have to ask ourselves the following: can marginality be grasped only as a result of a certain deficiency in the development of literature and also as an index of its ever greater distancing from the centre (from the social sphere as well as the space and the place of creativity as such)?

Published: Nova revija, XXVIII/330-332 (2009)

 

Interculturality – Alterity – Identity

International Conference

Ljubljana 10. 9. 2009

Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with the Research Center of University of Primorska.

Conceptual changes in contemporary thought have modified our relation to culture. The development of cultural hermeneutics has shown how the “middle sense” arising from comprehensive encounters relies on the background of the critical experiences of modernity. Precisely this can be described as interculturality.

Published: Phainomena XX/70-71 Ponovitev 

 

Crisis of Freedom

Ljubljana 6. 11.– 7. 11. 2010

International conference, Ljubljana, Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with the Research Center of University of Primorska.

The main guideline in the preparation of the international conference »Crisis of Freedom« is the finding that freedom is a central problem that is making itself felt in the circumstances of today’s general social crisis. The time of transition after the »end of ideology« is marked by very varied social demagogies, the manipulation of capital, social pressures and indifference to values when, under cover of guaranteed freedom of all, the uncertain of freedom of each cannot be concealed.

Published: Phainomena XX/76-77-78 (2011) Horizons of freedom (edited by Andrina Tonkli Komel)

 

Critical Humanity

International conference

Ljubljana 5. 5. 2011

Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with University of Ljubljana.

The discussion upon “critical humanity” needs to be conceived from those viewpoints that problematize the tradition of humanism in its own development without at the same time abandoning its reflexive basis, which entails the ethical as well as the dianoetic presuppositions.

The first part of the international conference will be thus dedicated to the question, what can a dialogue between the European humanism and the Buddhist and Daoist thought in contribute in this regard, and the second part to the question, how can we define the relation between the humanities, culture and the scientific research and education in the perspective of such of a critical dialogue.

Published: Phainomena XX/76-77-78 (2011) Horizons of freedom (edited by Andrina Tonkli Komel)

 

The Development of Democracy

International conference

Ljubljana 3.–4. 9. 2013

Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Slovenia-Taiwan Friendship Association.

The purpose of the international conference wasis to confront various views upon the development of democracy in different environments, and especially to present the thoughts of excellent experts from the developed countries as well as from the new democracies of Europe and Asia. (to be published in 2014)

 

Authority and Democracy

Ljubljana, 10.–11. 6. 2014

Institute for Humanities Nova revija in collaboration with the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Our understanding of “authority” is in itself divided against itself. The society, where there is no respect to democratically elected parliament and institutions of law, it’s no good for anyone. On the other hand, a society that builds authority on terrorization significantly deviates from the democratic norms and normality.