Culture & Lifestyles

To date, STI's Culture & Lifestyles branch has held the following Experts Meetings:

STI Experts Meetings

Global Finance and the Moving Image

Pamplona, Spain | October 20-22, 2016
This workshop, organized by the 'Emotional Culture and Identity' project at the University of Navarra, is co-sponsored by STI and the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS).

Technology and the Good Society

Barcelona, Spain | February 4-6, 2016
This experts meeting will examine the role that modern technological advances play in shaping society, for better or worse. Further, philosophers, sociologists and media culture scholars from Europe and America will consider the concept of what constitutes a “good society.”

Understanding Modern Humanitarianism: Conditions, Consequences and Critical Concerns

Barcelona, Spain | January 8-10, 2015
In this experts meeting we will explore the historical formation, social development and cultural constitution of modern humanitarianism. Humanitarianism will be assessed both in terms of its progressive potential and its potential to collude with relationships of domination. The meeting will be organized around three broad topics: Origins, Definitions and Explanations; Ideology, Power and Politics; and Humanitarianism for Social Understanding.

The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered: Cultural Power

Barcelona, Spain | May 1-3, 2014
This project brings a dramatically different perspective to bear on the contemporary "crisis of journalism". Rather than seeing technological and economic change as the primary causes of current anxieties, it draws attention to the role played by the cultural commitments of journalism itself.

Fashion and Identity in a Cultural Key Graduate Seminar

Pamplona, Spain | April 19-20, 2013
While globalization certainly involves the expansion of modern cultural patterns beyond their western origins, it is doubtful that the adoption of such patterns by other cultures necessarily amounts to westernization

Natural Law and Practical Reason Graduate Seminar

Pamplona, Spain | March 14-15, 2013
The purpose of this seminar was to raise and critically address some of the crucial moral issues of our times from an academic perspective, in the light of natural law theory.

Globalization and the Common Good

Charlottesville, Virginia | April 19-21, 2012
While globalization has generated a profound centripetal concern with the unity of human kind, it has simultaneously increased an acute centrifugal experience with the innumerable differences that divide us.

Construction of New Realities in Medicine

Barcelona, Spain | April 15-17, 2010
Analysis of the pervasiveness of health terms in everyday life and in fields other than health sciences –for instance, economics; analysis of the influence of psychotherapy and the terms of therapeutic relationship in analysis of organizations and family life.

Care and Professions in a Globalized World

Barcelona, Spain | November 5-7, 2009
How can we harmonize our modern self-consciousness as independent human beings with the fact that we are dependent and need to be cared for? In other words, how can we harmonize care for individuals with respect for individuals?