Call: The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiments, Performativity (conference)

Conference Title: The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiments, Performativity


September 11th – 14th 2013, University of Roma 3, Rome, Italy

The University of Roma 3, the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, the University of the Aegean and Dublin City University are pleased to announce:

The 5th Conference of the “Beyond Humanism” Conference Series

The specific focus of the Conference “The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiments, and Performativity” will be the posthuman, both in its genealogies, as well as its theoretical, artistic and materialistic differences and possibilities. In order to guarantee a systematic treatment of the topic, we will particularly focus on the following themes:

  1. The Posthuman
  2. Philosophical Issues concerning the Posthuman
  3. New Media Art, Graphic Arts and Comics, Design, Bioarts, Body Art, Performance and the Posthuman
  4. Ethics, Bioethics, and the Moral Status of the Posthuman
  5. Emerging Technologies, Posthuman Informatics and the Posthuman
  6. Materialism and Posthuman Existence
  7. Posthuman Education

The detailed CFP is available here:

Academic Commitee:

Francesca Brezzi, Roma III
Francesca Ferrando, Roma III
Donal O’Mathuna, Dublin City University
Evi Sampanikou, University of the Aegean
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg


We invite abstracts of up to 500 words, to be sent in MS Word and Pdf format to:

Files should be named and submitted in the following manner: Submission: First Name Last name.docx (or .doc) / .pdf Example: “Submission: MaryAndy.docx”

Abstracts should be received by May 15th 2013. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by June 15th. All those accepted will receive information on the venue(s), local attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and planned receptions and events for participants.

*Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Each presentation will be given 10 additional minutes for questions and discussions with the audience, for a total of 30 minutes.


A registration fee of €50 (65USD) will apply to all participants.


The Conference is part of the “Beyond Humanism” conference series. The 1st Conference took place in April 2009 at the University of Belgrade (Humanism and Posthumanism), the 2nd Conference in September 2010 at the University of the Aegean (Audiovisual Posthumanism), the 3rd Conference in October 2011 at Dublin City University (Transforming Human Nature) and the 4th Conference in September 2012 at the IUC in Dubrovnik (Enhancement, Emerging Technologies and Social Challenges). This year, the conference “The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiments, and Performativity” will be held at the University of Roma 3, Department of Philosophy, Rome, Italy, from the 11th until the 14th of September 2013. Further information is available on the website of the “BEYOND HUMANISM” NETWORK:


If you are interested in publishing a monograph or an essay collection in the book series “Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism”, please get in contact with its editor Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner. More information on the series is available here:

Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner:


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