Call for Abstracts - Antinomies of Vagueness: Exploring obscurity, vacancy and ambiguity as cultural resource

University of Copenhagen, The Saxo Insitute & Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. April 20-21, 2017.

Keynote speakers:

Lars Højer (Københavns Universitet)

Vincent Miller (University of Kent)

Þóra Pétursdóir (Centre for Advanced Studies, Oslo)

Dylan Trigg (University College Dublin)

The conference explores the ways in which vagueness, ambiguity, voids and vacancy feature in human social life. Much research in the humanities – and in science in general – is devoted to examining factual and quantifiable observations with the aim of testing hypotheses and establishing evidence for interpretations. This research design has many merits, but also tends to regard that which falls beside or outside of concrete data sceptically as a methodical or empirical problem, error or deficiency. As a consequence, vagueness and vacancy are ignored both as empirical facts and conditions, and as cultural resources. The aim of the conference is to bring such potential into play across disciplines in the humanities and social Sciences.

Should you be interested in presenting a paper at the conference, please forward a title and an abstract of no more than 200 words for your proposed paper, along with a short bio, to both of the organizers no later than March 7th 2017: Tim Flohr Sørensen ( and Martin Demant Frederiksen (

Read more about the Conference here.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2017

Published Feb. 17, 2017 11:45 AM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2017 11:45 AM