Conference Title: The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiments, Performativity


September 11th – 14th 2013, University of Roma 3, Rome, Italy

The University of Roma 3, the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, the
University of the Aegean and Dublin City University are pleased to
announce that

Prof. Kevin Warwick from the University of Reading

will be the keynote speaker at the conference “The Posthuman”.

The specific focus of the Conference “The Posthuman: Differences,
Embodiments, and Performativity” will be the posthuman, both in its
genealogies, as well as its theoretical, artistic and materialistic
differences and possibilities. In order to guarantee a systematic
treatment of the topic, we will particularly focus on the following

1. The Posthuman; 2. Philosophical Issues concerning the Posthuman; 3.
New Media Art, Graphic Arts and Comics, Design, Bioarts, Body Art,
Performance and the Posthuman; 4. Ethics, Bioethics, and the Moral
Status of the Posthuman; 5. Emerging Technologies, Posthuman
Informatics and the Posthuman; 6. Materialism and Posthuman Existence;
7. Posthuman Education

The detailed CFP is available here:

It is the 5th conference of the Beyond Humanism Conference Series
which is being organized by the Beyond Humanism Network:

Associated to the Beyond Humanism Network is the Beyond Humanism Book
Series. Authors interested in publishing a monograph or an essay
collection on a related topic might be interested in the following

Academic Committee of the conference “The Posthuman”:

Francesca Brezzi, Roma III
Francesca Ferrando, Roma III
Donal O’Mathuna, Dublin City University
Evi Sampanikou, University of the Aegean

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg


We invite abstracts of up to 500 words, to be sent in MS Word and Pdf format

Files should be named and submitted in the following manner:
Submission: First Name Last name.docx (or .doc) / .pdf
Example: “Submission: MaryAndy.docx”

Abstracts should be received by May 15th 2013.
Acceptance notifications will be sent out by June 15th.
All those accepted will receive information on the venue(s), local
attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and planned receptions and
events for participants.
*Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. Each presentation
will be given 10 additional minutes for questions and discussions with
the audience, for a total of 30 minutes.


A registration fee of €50 (65USD) will apply to all participants.

Yours sincerely
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner (

Director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network