CfP: “Digital Identities, Digital Ways of Living: Philosophical Analyses”

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Call for papers for a special issue of the journal Phenomenology and Mind, & Summer School in Milan, October 2020.

Call for Papers
“Digital Identities, Digital Ways of Living: Philosophical Analyses”
Special issue of the journal Phenomenology and Mind
San Raffaele School of Philosophy 2020
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan
12 – 14 October 2020

Amid global concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), the editors and organisers are closely monitoring the situation with respect to the planned School. However, please consider submitting your paper anyway since accepted papers will be published on a special issue of the journal Phenomenology and Mind (expected publication date: July 2021) even in the unlucky case in which the School needs to be postponed or speakers will not be able to attend. In any case, the team will update invited speakers and selected contributors as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Call for papers

Deadline 10 June 2020

The massive use of digital technologies today and the way they are prominently taking part in several of our everyday activities makes a philosophical reflection on this phenomenon particularly needed. Indeed, digital technologies are not just facilitating accomplishing several different tasks – from tracking our physical activities, to finding the right directions while driving, to communicating with others. Such technologies are also shaping and re-defining the way in which we make our activities and conceive our lives, while also affecting the sense of our identities and ourselves.

Let us think, for instance, to the way the constitution and the evolution of our personal, embodied and gender identity can be affected by the usage of social networks and, for instance, by the massive role of pictures on the social media (Facebook, Instagram, twitter etc.) or by profiling mechanisms used by some online platforms. Let us also consider the way language and communication acquire new forms on the web and can even have more relevance than before based on the augmented possibilities of fruition by web-users. Moreover, we should not forget the crucial way in which the usage of digital technologies is transforming the political identities of citizens, the forms of their participation in the public life, and the structures of collective political subjects and institutions (parties, parliaments, states).

The San Raffaele School of Philosophy 2020 seeks to investigate these and related issues by hosting both lectures by invited scholars and contributions by PhD students, post-docs, and experienced researchers selected by a double-blind peer review process.

Accepted papers will be published on a special issue of the journal Phenomenology and Mind, which is indexed in Scopus and The Philosopher’s Index among others (expected publication date: July 2021).

The School and the special issue will feature three Sections, each dedicated to a specific topic of interest in the philosophical debate about digital technologies and digital identities, with a particular focus on gender identities and their constitution in a digital era.

See the full CfP on the Phenomenology and Mind website.

Invited Speakers (among others)
> Helena De Preester (University College Ghent)
> Damiano Palano (Catholic University of Sacred Heart – Milan)
> Viviana Patti (University of Turin)

Important dates:
> Deadline for submissions: June 10th, 2020
> Notification of acceptance: September 10th, 2020
> San Raffaele School of Philosophy: October 12th-14th, 2020
> Publication of the issue: July, 2021

Scientific and Organizational Committee:
Claudia Bianchi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Laura Caponetto (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Stefano Cardini (Phenomenology and Mind), Bianca Cepollaro (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Roberta De Monticelli (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Francesca De Vecchi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Marco Di Feo (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Greta Favara (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Francesca Forlè (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Nicole Miglio (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Roberto Mordacci (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Elisabetta Sacchi (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Roberta Sala (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University), Sarah Songhorian (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University).