CFP: Rethinking Society for a Post-Pandemic World

Calls for Submissions
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The Goethe Society of India is calling for submissions for its virtual conference titled, “Rethinking Society for a Post-Pandemic World,” which will take place from November 30 – December 2, 2021. Abstracts are due by October 30, 2021.

It is still uncertain when the pandemic is going to end but it has thrown up a range of questions about the future of humankind on this planet. Unlike any major crisis of the past, this pandemic has found its way to every corner of the world and its consequences will continue to be felt everywhere in the foreseeable future.

Any effort to analyze the turmoil and upheavals unleashed by the pandemic in our individual and social existence has to be directed to such rethinking. But to try to make sense of such a comprehensive crisis, we need to explore a wide spectrum of ideas. How have the different modes of expression of the human spirit – whether in philosophy, the social sciences, natural sciences, or in literature, cinema, art, whether as scientific analysis or as creative imaginings – responded to the crisis? What ideas do they propose for the future?The conference seeks to explore a spectrum of responses in an interdisciplinary framework. 

Abstracts (200-300 words) may be sent in English or German to Jyoti Sabharwal, Secretary, Goethe Society of India at [email protected]

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