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[ecrea] Call for Papers - First International Conference on Anticipation / Education & Futures, Nov 5-7, Trento (Italy)

Thu Mar 26 07:59:29 GMT 2015

Please note the call for papers (deadline April 30th) for the first
i*nternational conference on Anticipation*:

There will be a specific strand on *education & futures* which may be of
particular interest to colleagues with an interest in education,
cultural studies and/or futures studies.

Summary info:

Event will be held: 5-7 November 2015, Trento (Italy).


Anticipation is coming to the fore as an emerging field of study that is
influencing a wide variety of disciplines. This international conference
will explore the interaction among anticipation, uncertainty and
complexity. Some questions that we intend to raise are these: When does
anticipation occur in behavior and life? What types of anticipation can
be distinguished? What structures and processes are necessary for
anticipatory action? How can anticipation be modeled? A better and more
complete understanding of anticipation and its effects will improve
theories and models of individual and collective human behavior and its
consequences. The ability to anticipate in complex environments may
improve the resilience of societies facing threats from a global
proliferation of agents and forces by articulating uncertainties through
anticipatory processes.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to

  * Anticipation in the human and social sciences
  * Anticipation and decision-making
  * Anticipation and global social challenges
  * Anticipatory governance and resilience of societies
  * Anticipation and Futures Studies
  * Anticipation in fiction, the arts, design and gaming
  * Modeling anticipation.
  * Anticipation and Education

Invited Speakers: Arjun Appadurai, Jens Beckert, Julian Bleecker, Riel
Miller, Martin Seligman, and Olin Wright.

Any questions relating to the Education & Futures strand, please contact
(Keri.Facer /at/ <mailto:(Keri.Facer /at/>

Keri Facer
Professor of Educational and Social Futures, University of Bristol
Leadership Fellow for the AHRC/RCUK Connected Communities Programme
Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science

Address for correspondence:
Graduate School of Education
University of Bristol
35 Berkeley Square

Email: (keri.facer /at/ <mailto:(keri.facer /at/>
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