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WHAT IS CIRS?

The International Conference on Social Representations (CIRS) has been established as an important biannual academic event, alternating mainly between Europe and Latin America. As proposed by Rosa (2019), the CIRS is constituted as the main world scientific scenario to disseminate and promote the development of the Theory of Social Representations and its relationship with related research fields.

The purpose of the CIRS is to address relevant and innovative advances in theoretical, methodological, applied, and disciplinary aspects of the theory proposed by Serge Moscovici. The XVI version will be supported by the Serge Moscovici World Network (REMOSCO) and the National University of Colombia. The event will take place in Bogota-Colombia in 2023, therefore, it will be the sixth time that Latin America welcomes the CIRS and will leave in evidence the relevance that the theory has for the region. Colombia will be the fourth Latin American country to organize this event, after Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. This edition will follow that of Athens 2021 which was rescheduled due to the global confinement due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and was carried out under a virtual modality.

The CIRS in Bogota will mark the 30th anniversary of its uninterrupted existence since its debut in Ravello, Italy, in 1992. Likewise, the return to physical attendance will provide the opportunity to strengthen the networks of work and interdisciplinary connections between researchers from Latin America and countries of different continents, Therefore, it will contribute to promoting new developments in the Theory of Social Representations.

SOCIAL REPRESENTATIONS, PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES IN SCENARIOS OF UNCERTAINTY

The central theme of the XVI CIRS will address the relationship between social representations and practices, two aspects of social life that maintain a close link, which show the otherness, the symbolic character and the dialectical interaction of human actions. In addition, it implies important theoretical and practical challenges, especially associated with the understanding of actions in particular contexts of uncertainty, such as education, health, the environment, politics, communication, among others.

WHERE GREAT MINDS MEET

Conferences. Networking. Workshops. Symposia. and much more...

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