35th World Congress of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations(ISCSC)

35th World Congress of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (ISCSC)
5-8 July 2006, Paris

version francaise :
Major Sponsor : Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE)
Co-sponsors : Universite Paris 7 Denis Diderot, UNESCO, Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF), Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH)

Topic: The Paths of History. Bridges across Civilizations, Carriers of Cultural Diversity. Pros and cons


  1. Periods of Civilizational Shifts and Reversals
  2. Topoi, Climate and Migrations
  3. The Transmission of Knowledge
  4. Religious and Cultural Transmissions
  5. Theoretical Considerations

Possible Approaches:

  • Maritime Routes * The Transmission of Knowledge
    ? Oceans as Barriers and Cultural Unifiers: the Mediterranean, the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, Sea of Japan…
    ? Maritime Silk Roads
    ? Transatlantic Exchanges: Diseases, Foods, Plagues…
    ? Rivers, Conveyors or Obstacles of Culture: the Danube, the Rhine, the Nile, the Volga, the Yangtze, the Mekong…

? The Creation of Anthropology and Ethnography
? Arab Influences on Medicine and Science
? Travellers from Antiquity to the Present
? Orientalisms (XVIIIth and XIXth centuries)
? Irrigation Systems

  • Topoi, Climate and Migrations * Religious and Cultural Transmissions
    ? From tertium orbis pars to quarta orbis pars
    ? The Glacial Eras and Their Consequences
    ? The Development of Cartography (XVI-XVIIIth centuries)
    ? Migrations of Slaves and Ethnicities
    ? Climate and the Creation of an Urban Culture

? Comparative Linguistics
? Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, Carriers of Culture
? Diasporas and the Culture of Exile

Those interested in participating in the 35th World Congress of the ISCSC should send, via regular mail and on paper, a one-page abstract of no more than 250 words on a subject that corresponds to one of the congress themes. If possible, the abstract should also be sent electronically to the relevant address. The abstract, which may be written in either French or English, should contain on the same page the name, academic affiliation (if any) of the sender, and the full address, including e-mail.

First deadline for abstracts: December 1, 2005

Those in Europe, for inquiries and submission of abstracts, contact :
Emmanuel de Calan, Directeur des Relations Internationales
Or: Valerie Laffitte, Chef de cabinet
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
Congres ? Les routes de l'histoire ?
46, rue de Lille
75007 Paris, France
Tel: 33 (0)
Fax: 33 (0)
E-mail: routesdelhistoire@ephe.sorbonne.fr

ISCSC members in the USA and elsewhere, for inquiries and submission of abstracts, contact:
Prof. Wayne Bledsoe, president honoraire de l'ISCSC
Department of History University of Missouri-Rolla Rolla,


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