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World Social Science Forum (WSSF 2013)
Montréal, Québec, Canada
The 2nd forum will include plenary presentation/discussion sessions, parallel panel presentations/discussion sessions and an exhibition.
21 March 2013
We are pleased to announce the participation of Hervé Fischer, Multimedia artist and philosopher, founder of sociological art. Venice and Sao Paolo Biennales, Documanta 7, personal exhibitions in many contemporary art museums. Pioneer in digital arts in Quebec, Prix Leonardo in arts and sciences (MIT). Since 2000 he has published notably: Digital shock, CyberProméthée, La planète hyper, Nous serons des dieux, La société sur le divan, L'avenir de l'art. (www.hervefischer.net & www.hervefischer.com)
13 February 2013 - Proposal Review by the Programme Committe (February 13 - April 12, 2013)
The Programme Committe is currently reviewing all proposals submitted by February 5, 2013. Proposers who submitted a panel or paper abstract online will receive notifications of results by email after April 12, 2013. Please do not send inquiries about the status of your proposal before this date.
Proposers may view their submission(s) by logging into their WSSF account. Select List of my papers or List of my panels from the main menu.
Information on registration is available at: http://www.wssf2013.org/registration
Information on accommodations will be available in March at: http://www.wssf2013.org/accommodations
7 February 2013 - Organisations and institutions can propose panels until February 28, 2013
Call for individual papers and panels is now closed. The deadline was February 5, 2013. Note that we will not accept proposals by e-mail.
Organisations and institutions are invited to submit panel proposals online until February 28, 2013. All panel propoosals must be submitted online with myWSSF account. Please contact the WSSF Event Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for your submission link.
5 February 2013 - Last day for individual submissions!
The submission links are available until midnight EST for individual submissions. Organisations and institutions will be able to submit panel proposals until the end of February. Please contact the WSSF Event Team at email@example.com for your submission link.
29 January 2013 - One Week to Submission Deadline: 5 February 2013
There is just a week left to submit paper and panel proposals.
28 January 2013
We are pleased to announce the participation of Christian Licoppe, Professor of the Sociology of Information and Communication Technologies, Télécom Paris Tech. He has published widely about mediated design and the sociology of mediated interactions and the uses of digital technologies.
17 January 2013
We are pleased to announce the participation of Robert Darnton, Director of the Harvard University Library and Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina as plenary speakers for WSSF 2013 in the following plenary.
Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library at Harvard. He is a renowned historian, specializing in modern Europe and the history of the book. He has entered the debate about Google Books and other commercially driven digitization efforts, questioning whether such initiatives will served the public good. Ismail Serageldin is the Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, overseeing the renewal of the ancient Library of Alexandria, that continues to capture the imagination as a universal repository of knowledge. The new library aims to be a leading knowledge institution in the digital age, as well as providing a focal point for Egyptian culture and scholarship.
In this session, we will explore what the digitization of academic publications means for the future of books specifically and academic knowledge production more generally. Is the public good being sacrificed for private interests in the name of ‘openness’? What is the future role of libraries? Will knowledge become more equally distributed around the world, or will new forms of inequality be introduced?