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“Communication and Memory”
9-11 December 2009

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Department of Journalism / Applied Communication
University of Central Lancashire
PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Phone: 0044 1772 89 4835
Mobile: 0044 7894 741174

Johan Siebers is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics in the School for Journalism, Media and Communication of the University of Central Lancashire. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies of the School of Advanced Study of London University.
His research in the philosophy of communication focuses mainly on post-Kantian German thought, in particular the history of philosophies of dialogue. His publications include a study on the metaphysics of A.N. Whitehead, and several contributions on the philosophy of Ernst Bloch, metaphysics, social and cultural philosophy and the philosophy of communication.
He is editor-in-chief of Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication. Johan is a board member of the Ernst-Bloch-Gesellschaft (Ludwigshafen).



Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2
9000 Ghent

Mobile: +32 (0)496 106351
Fax: +32 (0)9 264 41 81

Bart Vandenabeele is Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at Ghent University (Belgium). He is the author and editor of several books in aesthetics, philosophy of art, and philosophy of communication. He has published numerous contributions in books and journals on aesthetics, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of communication in English, German, Portuguese and Dutch. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stellenbosch University and Missouri Western University. He is the editor of A Companion to Schopenhauer (forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell) and associate editor of Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication.




Faculty of Arts & Human Sciences
Department of Sociology
University of Surrey
GU2 7HX, United Kingdom

Phone: 01483 682829
Mobile: 07843180864

Vivienne Boon is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey. She obtained a BA in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies (first class) at the University of Leeds, and an MA in Social and Political Thought (with distinction) from the University of Warwick. She is currently in the process of submitting her PhD ‘Habermas's Writings on Europe: Not Habermasian Enough?’ to the University of Liverpool. This PhD thesis was undertaken in the Department of Philosophy and funded by the first prestigious Duncan Norman Scholarship.
Vivienne's research interests are primarily in social and political philosophy, philosophy of communication, moral philosophy, critical theory (especially Habermas), ethics of war and violence, politics of identity and recognition, global justice and human rights, cosmopolitanism, ethics of torture, and Europeanization.
Vivienne is the Reviews Editor for Philosophy of Communication. She is on the editorial board of Sociological Research Online. She was the Assistant Editor of the European Journal for Social Theory and has reviewed articles submitted to various journals, including Theory, Culture and Society, Res Republica and the Journal of Global Ethics.


Call for Papers
LANDMARKS 2: “Communication and Memory”

The ECREA Section for the Philosophy of Communication will host its second Landmarks conference, from 9-11 December 2009, at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study.


New Journal - Empedocles - European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication

Empedocles aims to provide a publication and discussion platform for those working at the interface of philosophy and the study of communication, in all its aspects.


Elections - Call for Nominations

2008 will be an election year. The section will hold its next business meeting at the Barcelona conference, where the ballot will take place.


PHILCOMM at the ECREA Barcelona conference

Our section received 72 applications, 27 papers were organised in 5 panel applications, two contributors applied for a poster. The board is very happy with this result, and with the generally high standard of the applications. We are looking forward to an interesting conference in November, at which existing debates will be continued, and new ones started.

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