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Papers in Arts and Humanities (PArtsHum) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal for research in arts, literature, philosophy, theology and social sciences published by the Partium Christian University. The published papers are thematically gathered, in order to provide a multidisciplinary approach, seeking to generate discussion and trigger fresh insights.

Current IssueVol 1, No 1 (2021): Beginnings

Published May 29, 2021

Issue Description

The first issue addresses the generous theme of Beginnings, as illustrated in the course of historical developments and changes within human society. Conceptualizing beginnings and identifying their paradigms is the major focus of the quest.

ISSN 2784-143X

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Call for Papers

For centuries (millennia?) people have been preoccupied with the concept of time. Plato stated, in his dialogue Timaeus, that "time is the moving image of eternity.” Just like him, later philosophers, artists and scientists elaborated on time and change vs. fixed/ immobile eternity or, on  time for action vs. time for reflection/meditation. From Saint Augustin to Bergson and Einstein, they considered the difficulties in defining time, exposed time as a physical dimension and  duration as lived mental experience or mused over time as a limited resource for humans. Finitude being a defining feature of mankind, death appeared as the greatest challenge. The biological time, with birth, growing up and ageing as phenomena specific to all living beings, would not soothe the anxiety engendered by the unpredictability of future. Between historical past and contemporaneity one could perceive time as a precondition for both evolution and demolition, for understanding social stratification, since its utilization patterns claim the status for time as the fourth dimension along to the three-dimensional/euclidian space.  

All these we look forward to being dealt with in original critical studies/scholarly articles that would bring fresh and creative insights for our Vol. 2 issue 1. of PAH/P’Arts’Hum (Papers in Arts and Humanities) academic journal. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • past, present, future: hypostases of time
  • mythical time, religious and profane time
  • time vs times
  • linear time vs.circular time
  • objective time vs. subjective time
  • measuring and quantifying time,
  • objects quantifying time: sundials, clocks, watches, chronometers, etc.
  • analogue and digital time
  • a pillar of the modern city: time measurement
  • Eastern and Western times
  • natural and artificial time rhythms
  • obsession of/with time
  • the fetishization of time management
  • waiting as a literary motif
  • negotiating time  & mediation time
  • nostalgia of the good old times
  • the never-ending obsession with time travel
  • time segmentation and time overlaps in everyday life
  • in the nick of time...
  • reordering & recording time in personal histories
  • expanded and concentrated time in personal and group narratives
  • the ritual structuring of personal and community time
  • culture and the perception of time

 

The word length for abstracts is 150 – 250, key words 5

The word length for scholarly articles is 4000 - 7000

The word length for reviews is 1000-1500

 

Submission deadline for the abstracts (extended deadline): October 25th 2021 to pah@partium.ro

Submission deadline for full papers (following the acceptance of abstracts): December 1st 2021

Intended publication date: June 1, 2022

 

Call for Papers (CLOSED) - Social Sciences

 

The PArtsHum (Papers in Arts and Humanities) journal of the Partium Christian University invites papers for its second issue, the first one in the Social Sciences series. The issue will be organized along the main theme of Beginnings and its various societal manifestations, as they emerge and are continuously constructed as transformative, patterned bursts driving social change at large, and within smaller-scale settings. Beginnings might be conceived as moments, events, phenomena or even processes spanning a vivid variety of conceptual approaches including the conflictual viewpoint of deconstruction of reconstruction, functional ideas on institutional development or interactionist perspectives on the onset and dissolution of human relations. Contemporary crises generate reflections on historical or present "beginnings," including the wide spectrum of topics related to the contemporary global health crisis and prospects on the post-pandemic state of societies.

 

We look for contributions in the form of original empirical research articles and theoretical studies spanning the full spectrum of social, socio-psychological, behavioural and educational sciences, as well as reviews on recently published books. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  • changing social fields, the virtualization of self and communities
  • digitalization and the dawn of online bureaucracy
  • key paradigm shifts, major turns in the history of social, behavioural and educational sciences
  • recent methodological innovations in online social research
  • new religions and systems of thoughts as real or constructed safe havens in McDonaldized cultures
  • new social responsibilities and the need for the public engagement of social sciences in the context of post-truth politics
  • socialization phases as repeated beginnings in contemporary fluid social, cultural and economic milieus
  • sociological and anthropological senses of beginnings, traditional and contemporary rites of passage
  • key tenets and turning points in the history of religious ideas
  • ground-breaking events as real or mythicized beginnings in the 20th century history
  • creating new prospects for educators: recreating teaching as a way of life
  • developmental beginnings: language and cognition in the case of children and youth
  • effective pedagogy in the realm of new digital generations
  • new challenges of minority education in a multicultural Europe
  • new solutions in online teaching and learning before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • the imperative of repeated renewals: methodological alternatives towards active learning and student empowerment
  • the endless restart of education reform in Central and Eastern Europe
  • ends as beginnings: formative and destructive moments in the interpersonal relationships
  • new stress coping mechanisms during pandemics and other severe social crises
  • resilience and new beginnings during crisis on individual and community level
  • social cognition in the contemporary context of profound generational transformations
  • new developments in the video games research
  • new bonds, changing identities: intercultural communication, multilingualism and symbolic exchanges in the virtual world
  • media and violence, new forms of cyber bullying (in the age of Covid19)
  • Supervision or stalking? New human rights and privacy challenges in the era of digital communication and intelligent technologies
  • social construction, meanings and mythologies of beginnings in the traditional and new media
  • Brexit as a failure or a reframing instance
  • institutional reforms as publicized beginnings in the post-communist regimes
  • new insights in the field of social influence and group decision making in the era of global political actors
  • new paths for the crisis-ridden welfare state in the developed world
  • towards a new equilibrium: rethinking and rearranging the social, educational and health sectors in aging societies
  • post-communist experimentations and structural inertia in Central and Eastern Europe
  • the symbolic construction of renewal and beginnings in the early 21st century political ideologies
  • the emergence of post-truth demagogic populism
  • ideological clashes, partisanship and polarization in the new media and their political implications

 

The word length for abstracts is 150 – 250, key words 5

The word length for scholarly articles is 4000 - 7000

The word length for reviews is 1000-1500

 

Submission deadline for the abstracts: April 18, 2021 to pah@partium.ro

Submission deadline for full papers (following the acceptance of abstracts): June 1, 2021

 

Author's Guidelines

 

Publication Ethics

The International Scientific Journal of  Arts and Humanities of Partium Christian University, publishes original papers in English in several areas of sciences. The series can be choosen from the left side menu.

Our publishing policy includes peer-reviewing in order to:
− filter the scientifically acceptable papers,
− improve the quality of papers,
− avoid plagiarism,
− avoid multiple submissions.

Submitted papers should not be considered for publication by other journals. The author is responsible for obtaining, if needed, the permission for publication of peer authors or other institutional authorities.

Authors are required to prepare their paper carefully, including reference to any paper they used results from, well demarcating their own results.

In the unlikely event when we become aware of ethics violation, we do not hesitate to publish corrections, clarifications, even retract the paper with appropriate apologies, as the case may be.

 

Call for Papers (CLOSED) - Human Sciences & Arts

 

PArtsHum  (Papers in Arts and Humanities), the newly established journal of Partium Christian University, is now inviting researchers in the fields of arts and humanities to submit contributions for the first issue in the series of Human Sciences & Arts. The contributions will be in the form of articles, essays, and book reviews that seek to investigate and cover contemporary topics from an enlarged interdisciplinary perspective. The first issue will address the generous theme of Beginnings, as illustrated in the course of historical developments and changes within human society. Conceptualizing beginnings and identifying their paradigms will be the major focus of the quest. We are, of course, looking for original critical essays written in English that would bring fresh and creative insights to the topics we have in view.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

– beginnings vs. origins

– iconic representations of beginnings

– metaphors of beginnings

– the challenge of beginnings

– beginnings and tradition

– blurred beginnings

– beginnings: latency and emergence

– remembering beginnings: nostalgia or trauma

– beginnings and anniversaries

– beginnings and corrections/later adjustments

– beginnings that united and beginnings that divided

– beginnings as displacement

– the need for beginnings

– beginnings as an object of desire

– the permanent hunger for ‘the new thing’

– histories of beginnings: immigration

– old continents and fresh starts (America, Australia, Europe &)

– cradles of nations, cultures and civilizations

– founding fathers & mothers

– historical events as historical beginnings (i.a. fall of Berlin Wall, Hungarian Revolution &)

– historical beginnings in ancient, modern and contemporary times

– cultural developments: trends and movements

– novel responses to a changing social, cultural and artistic landscape in the age of globalization

– pioneering works and voices

– developmental beginnings: language and cognition

 

The word length for abstracts is 150 – 250, key words 5

The word length for scholarly articles is 4000 - 7000

The word length for reviews is 1000-1500

 

Submission deadline for the abstracts: December 15th 2020 to pah@partium.ro

Submission deadline for full papers (following the acceptance of abstracts): February 1st 2021