6th CGS Interdisciplinary Conference

"Transitive Justice. Creating Norms and System Change"

7-8 July 2017 Toruń (Poland)

Changes develop equally innovative and destructive potential. Transformation processes can be interpreted as progress, modernization and advancement, but as well as decline, degeneration and disaster. The deconstruction of acknowledged normality are always moments of great social intensity, which need collective commentary and classification in terms of remembrance culture. The elites perceive the function of mediator between social event and its interpretation in the sense of "positivity of discourse" (Foucalt).

In the central point stands the social action, that is every conscious process of individuals, which aims at gaining favourable frame conditions for self existence, in which rules the consciousness about the necessity of organisation principles, which use the stability of society. At the same time the aspect, which was until now little respected, of persistence of the "old" society and keeping traditions and obeying the norms of behaviour in the sense of the canon of values, like for example culture of remembrance, regional identity and confession, which are examined in more details on the background of self-organisation with an aim to question the communication between politics and society on to what extend the reflections of masses and elites about the condition of society agreed, or to what extend the condition of society is determined by the elites. With it every element should be identified, which as traditionally perceived preserve the social balance and determine the basis for the acceptance of the new, what holds together the mechanism of society in the reality. How do the elites communicate in or with the forms of self-organisation about the society and what role does the tradition and values play with that?

Discussion panels:

1. Nation as Agreement of Values (Determination Factors of the Modern Norms Creation)

2. Society and Justice (Boundaries and Possibilities of Civil Society Organisation Mechanisms)

3. Communication as Value (Mechanisms of Exchange of Social Orientations)


The working language is English - presentations and papers for the book have to be prepared in English.
The results of the event will be published in a peer-reviewed volume of the "CGS Studies" scientific series, at the Cambridge Scholars Publishing House (UK). Every participant will be invited to deliver a paper related to the topic and inspired by the event.

Admission fee:
120 €/500 PLN (with accommodation)
95 €/400 PLN (without accommodation)
PhD Students participating in the 6th CGS Summer School do not have to pay the fee.

The fee covers:
- accommodation with breakfast,
- participation in the conference with presentation,
- conference materials,
- publication of the paper in a book in English (CGS Studies),
- 2 lunches,
- official banquet.

Application deadline: 11.06.2017

More information: www.cgs.umk.pl
Contact and application: cgs@umk.pl

Conference chair:
Prof. Ralph Schattkowsky (Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń/University of Rostock)

Adam Jarosz, PhD (University of Zielona Góra)

Call for Applications

Call for Papers 6th CGS Interdisciplinary Conference

Application form

Application form 6th CGS Interdisciplinary Conference

Frame schedule of the event

6 July (Thursday) Arrival

7 July (Friday) 1st Working day

9.00 - 9.30 Welcoming of the guests
9.30 - 10.30 Introductory session
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00 Panel session 1
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.30 Panel session 2
16.30 - 17.00 Coffee break
17.00 - 19.00 Panel session 3
20.30 Dinner

8 July (Saturday) 2nd Working day

9.00 - 11.00 Panel session 4
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 13.30 Panel session 5
13.30 - 14.00 Closing session
14.00+ Lunch