World Humanities Conference 2017

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Liège will host the World Humanities Conference from Sunday, 6 to Saturday, 12 August 2017. Co-organized by UNESCO, the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (ICPHS) and LIEGETOGETHER, this congress will gather about 1800 participants from all over the world working in the fields of science, politics, art and communication, as well as representatives of international, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The World Humanities Conference will be a major gathering to be prepared during the next 18 months, engaging all fields of knowledge in all countries, focusing on the role and scope of the humanities in contemporary society and involving Youth, scholars and society. The Conference will foster a re-foundation of the humanities based on a polycentric approach. Starting from the need to re-think the scope and role of human sciences in contemporary society, affirming the relevance of the humanities for everyday life, the Conference will establish a new agenda for the humanities, with educational, research and policy-making implications in various countries and regions of the world.

The Conference will be structured around six main themes:
a) Humans and the environment 
b) Cultural identities, cultural diversity and intercultural relations 
c) Cultural heritage 
d) Boundaries and migrations
e) History, memory and politics
f) The humanities in a world in transition


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