Call for Papers: IALIC 2018 Conference, Finland

The ‘Good’ Interculturalist Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow:

Everyday Life-Theory-Research-Policy-Practice

29-31 August, 2018

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland



See the details of Call for papers

Deadline: 15th March 2018

Decisions about the submitted proposals: 1st April 2018



Key questions:

  • What concepts and methodologies are/have been used in discussing the ‘good’ interculturalist?
  • Who is/has been influential in developing a specific idea of the ‘good’ interculturalist? When and how?
  • What is the role of language in shaping a ‘good’ interculturalist?
  • What is/has been expected of a ‘good’ interculturalist, for example in relation to how the concept of intercultural competence is/has been discussed?
  • What are the current clashes of views on the ‘good’ interculturalist worldwide (for instance between researchers and decision-makers)?
  • What are the consequences of believing in a ‘good’ interculturalist?
  • Can the so-called ‘periphery’ inspire new models of the ‘good’ interculturalist?
  • If there is a ‘good’ interculturalist, is there such a thing as a ‘bad’ interculturalist? Who decides and how? How could one go beyond this dichotomy?
  • How does the ‘good’ interculturalist of the past compare to the one of today? What has been the role of Modernity and the establishment of Nation States in creating this ‘good’?
  • Is there a future for the ‘good’ interculturalist? What will it look like?
  • What will be the role of technologies in the future of the ‘good’ interculturalist?
  • How have poststructuralist/postmodern thinking such as theories about the Global South, queer theories influenced views on the ‘good’ interculturalist?