“If you keep doing only the things you can handle, you will not be able to push the borders of impossibilities! Try to do the things which are beyond your powers; change your frontiers, create new ones! And then attack the new frontiers!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
“Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The research units CIAUD (FA - UL) and CHAM (FCSH-UNL-UAç) invite researchers from different scientific areas and cultures to gather in Ponta Delgada, Azores, October 3rd to 6th 2018, for the International and Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2018 – “Modernity; Frontiers and Revolutions”.
The aim of the Congress is to bring together researchers from all fields, to explore and discuss two ambivalent concepts. The first motto is the Frontiers, considered both as limits and challenges. The second motto is the Revolutions, the changing of paradigms through the creation of new ones that, inevitably, incorporate part of the old status quo.
These two concepts are at the foundations of some of the fundamental changes one can observe in Modernity, from the 16th to the 20th century. They express the contradiction and complementariness of world’s evolution and human societies in the last centuries in all areas: science, the arts, humanities, politics, society and culture.
Therefore, the organizers challenge the scientific community, from all fields of expertise, to engage in a multidisciplinary discussion having both mottos in consideration. Papers should take into account how the concepts of Frontier and/or Revolution affected human evolution, societies and cultures in accordance with the principles afore-mentioned.
Only original research will be accepted. Papers must not be submitted to similar conferences neither may they be a reprint of previously presented texts.