ECREA SECTION PHILOSOPHY OF COMMUNICATION'S INAUGURAL MEETING
The Philosophy of Communication Section of ECREA was established in
the fall of 2006. We aim to provide a European platform for a wide
range of research interests at the intersection of philosophy,
communication studies and communication theory. The founders and
current board members, Prof. Dr. Colin Grant (Surrey), Vice-Chair Dr.
Tino Meitz (Essen/London) and Vice-Chair Dr. Johan Siebers
(London/Lancashire) invite all members and prospective members to a
one-day inaugural meeting, to be held on 2 March 2007, at the
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.
The main objective of the meeting will be to discuss and agree on the
Section's objectives and modus operandi and plan activities for the
coming year. Two documents, outlining our ideas about what we want to
do and how, have been prepared by the Board. They can be downloaded
from our website (www.philosophy-of-communication.eu).
We are currently organising a conference on "Landmarks - at the
crossroads; contemporary communication theory and philosophy", to be
held in November at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. The
conference will be on the agenda as well.
The meeting will take place in the morning, and will be followed by
an informal afternoon symposium on Paradigms in the Philosophy of
Communication. The symposium consists of a number of short
presentations and a plenary panel discussion. The aim of the
symposium is to provide an overview of current fundamental approaches
and themes in the philosophy of communication, and to discuss desired
future developments. Those interested in submitting an abstract for a
presentation (15 mins. max) are encouraged to do so by 9 February, to
Please also contact Johan Siebers for any general information.
The University of Central Lancashire (http://www.uclan.ac.uk/) in Preston, Lancashire, can be reached
easily by train and car and is ca. 1.5 hours by train from Manchester Airport.
Dr Johan Siebers
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Tel: +44 7894 741174; fax +44 20 7862 8672