Social and humanitarian disciplines have been subject to significant changes over the past 25-30 years. And one of the most serious is the new “syncretism” of knowledge, which traditionally belonged to different spheres – natural and humanitarian. This convergence is related to the development of anthropology and other disciplines that focus on cognitive processes. In the 70es the Nobel laureate, world-renowned physicist Ilya Prigogine expressed the idea of a fundamental connection between the communication system and the work of physics systems. Yuri Stepanov, a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union, detected an essential connection between mythopoetics and logic. Significant progress has been achieved thanks to the cooperation of specialists in psychophysiology and linguistics.
The conference aims to compare research methods of various disciplinary areas and find common ground in solving such fundamental problems as creating the most comfortable environment for self-actualization of the individual in the course of learning, professional and social life and creative activities, particularly in the context of the transition to digitalized communication.
The issue, that is not less important, is to preserve the existing experience of cultural exploration of reality, a harmonious balance between perceiving objective processes and paying attention to individual processes which determine the unique experience of personality formation.
There is an obvious formation of a new “image” of a modern person who strives not only to be successful in his professional activity, but also to improve life quality, comfort, intellectual and emotional “security”.
The shift of emphasis becomes evident in the analysis of fiction, publicistic works, films, scientific and popular science articles, where happiness appears far from being a primitive synonym for well-being, freedom or luck, but a complex phenomenon that reveals itself differently in various linguistic cultures.
In the course of the conference, it is planned to present the results of the study of happiness as a phenomenon by methods of various scientific disciplines and to determine the universal understanding of this fundamental issue.
In addition to the academic conference, the program “Fundamental Research of The Phenomenon of Happiness” shall include a series of seminars and master classes organized in collaboration with our foreign partners.
(1) The concept of happiness in cultures of different languages, actualization thereof in modern languages, the concept of happiness in cognitive linguistics, psychological and sociological linguistics;
(2) Phenomenology of happiness, self-regulation and self-actualization of an individual, problems of development of emotional intelligence, prevention of emotional burnout, methods of formation of mental stability of an individual, psychological culture of an individual;
(3) Educational problems in modern schools and universities: new methods and principles of interaction in the educational environment, teacher-student determining learning goals and their achievement, success vs learning for fun, edutainment: maintaining a balance between entertainment and educational elements;
(4) Research on the category of happiness in various social and historical contexts;
(5) The theme of happiness in literature, cinema, and other arts.
After the conference, it is planned to publish proceedings in Web of Science (WoS) and Russian Science Citation Index (RINC) journals as desired. If you are interested in participation, we kindly ask you to send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract / Registration form submission 31.08.2020
Notification of abstract acceptance 20.10.2020
Final paper submission 10.01.2021
Payment of conference fee 25.01.2021
Date of the conference 17-21.12.2020
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Scientific Committee of the International Conference
Kelsall Malcolm, Doctor of Philology, Professor Emeritus at Cardiff University (Cardiff, the UK).
Program Committee Members:
Dr. Svetlana Averkina, Doctor of Philology, Professor of LUNN, “Center of German language and culture of German, Austrian, Switzerland”, Chairman of Heine-Research-Center (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia);
Dr. Rafaela Božić, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Philological Department (Zadar, Croatia);
Dr. Andrey Ivanov, Doctor of Philology, Professor of LUNN, Laboratory Supervisor, Scientific Laboratory “Basic and Applied Linguistic Research” (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia);
Dr. Volkmar Hansen, Doctor of Philology, Professor of Heinrich-Heine-University (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Dr. Svetlana Koroleva, Doctor of Philology, Professor of LUNN, The International Research Laboratory of Basic and Applied Aspects of Cultural Identification (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia);
Barbara Lachhein, Honorary Professor of LUNN, “Society of German-Russian Relationship: Essen-Nizhny Novgorod” (Essen, Germany)
Dr. Natalia Morzhenkova, Doctor of Philology, Professor of RGGU (Moscow, Russia);
Dr. Abdinazar Nurmanov, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor of the Department of the Russian Language and Methods of its Teaching, Jizzakh State Pedagogical Institute named after A. Kadiri (Jizzakh, Uzbekistan).
Dr. Elena Porshneva, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor of the Department of Theory and Practice of the French Language and Translation, the Higher School of Translation, LUNN (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
Dr. Maria Schoina, Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of English Literature and Culture, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Dr. Galina Sorokoumova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of LUNN (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia);
Dr. Heike Spiess, Doctor of Philology, the cultural Department in Goethe-Museum (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Dr. Andreas Turnsek, Doctor of Philology, Professor of Heinrich-Heine-University (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Dr. Ekaterina Yakovenko, Doctor of Philology, Professor of Russian Academy of Science (Moscow, Russia);
Main reviewer: Dr. Galina Sorokoumova
Reviewers: Dr. Svetlana Koroleva, Dr. Abdinazar Nurmanov, Dr. Andreas Turnsek