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  • 24 Jan 2015 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submissions Open for the 2015 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize

    First given in 2009, the Institute of General Semantics awards the S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize to the most outstanding work published in the past five years on topics of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, and includes a cash award of $1,000. Awarded annually by the Institute of General Semantics, its presentation precedes the  63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture (AKML) at the Princeton Club in New York City held October 2nd, 2015.

    Competition for the 2015 Hayakawa Book Prize is open to any book published in 2010 or later on topics and themes of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, including time-binding, abstraction, language, symbols, meaning, communication, media, perception, consciousness, epistemology, scientific method, etc.

    To nominate a book, send a letter of nomination and three copies of the book by August 31, 2015 to:

    Martin H. Levinson
    c/o Institute of General Semantics
    Attn: Hayakawa Prize
    72-11 Austin Street #233
    Forest Hills, NY 11375

    For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, by phone at (212) 729-7973 or via email at hayakawaprize (at) generalsemantics.org.

  • 23 Jan 2015 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    First awarded in 2014, the Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics goes to individuals for outstanding use of general semantics formulations in educational settings, and includes a cash award of $1,000. Awarded annually by the Institute of General Semantics, its presentation precedes the year’s Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture.

    Criteria for Submission (Self-Nominations Welcome)

    Applicants for the Sanford I. Berman Award should submit, NO LATER THAN July 15th, a single package containing all of the following:

    __ (1) a statement of nomination, 200-400 words. It should include how the candidate became familiar with general semantics and the contexts in which the person employs GS.
    __ (2) a current curriculum vitae
    __ (3) a course syllabus (or other comparable items) that shows evidence of teaching general semantics, including supplementary teaching materials employing GS ideas.
    __ (4) and, finally, if and when possible, a video recording or web link from a class or public presentation (at least 10 minutes).

    More about the award can be found at our Website: http://www.generalsemantics.org/berman-award

    Applicants should send all inquires or completed submission packages to:

    Corey Anton
    Berman Award Director
    Vice-President, Institute of General Semantics
    School of Communications
    1 Campus Drive, 210 LSH
    Grand Valley State University
    Allendale, MI 49401-9403
    Email: antonc [at] gvsu.edu

  • 6 Sep 2014 2:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Institute of General Semantics, an affiliated association of the Eastern Communication Association, invites the submission of competitive papers, thematic program/panel proposals, or any innovative programming alternatives (e.g., roundtables, symposia, debates, open community forums, etc.) for inclusion at the 106th annual convention of the ECA.

    Please note that, as an affiliated association of the ECA, the IGS is automatically granted one panel on the ECA conference program.

    The 2015 convention theme, "Deliberation: Philadelphia," reflects both the rich, political history of the "city of brotherly love" and the history of the discipline of communication, with its roots in the portion of the liberal arts trivium that is rhetoric, but also its connection to the other two components of the trivium, grammar and logic. For general semanticists the theme reflects the ways in which the lessons and principles of general semantics are, in great part, intended to help us achieve, with our deliberations, positive and mutually beneficial ends.

    In keeping with the convention theme, we ask that you consider papers or panel and program ideas that explore the issues and questions of deliberation – including the processes and outcomes of, and dysfunctions in deliberation, and especially the ways in which general semantics contributes to both our understanding of deliberation and the successes of our deliberations in action.

    General information about the convention and the 2015 Call for Papers can be found at http://associationdatabase.com/aws/ECA/pt/sp/p_Home_Page.

    In order to receive full consideration, completed papers and/or program/panel proposals must be received by October 15, 2014.

    Submissions must be sent via e-mail, with attachment(s) in MS Word format, to the 2015 Program Planner: Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College - thom.gencarelli (at) manhattan.edu

    Program/panel submissions must include:

    1. A thematic title for the program/panel.
    2. The name of the Chair, and Respondent (if any). The Program Planner will not provide a panel with a Chair.
    3. The names, institutional affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all participants.
    4. Titles and abstracts for each paper or presentation.
    5. Program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program.
    6. A detailed rationale for the program/panel.

    In addition, all submitted papers or program/panel submissions must include the following statement of professional responsibility: "In submitting the attached proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this program/panel if it is accepted. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA's annual meeting must register and pay required fees."

    Programs/panels submitted without this statement will not be programmed.

    For any additional information regarding this CFP, please contact the Institute of General Semantics Program Planner:

    Thom Gencarelli
    Communication Department
    Manhattan College
    4513 Manhattan College Parkway
    Riverdale, NY 10471

    718-862-7490
    718-862-3846 (FAX)
    thom.gencarelli (at) manhattan.edu

  • 7 Jan 2014 2:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Papers: "'Making Sense' through Time-Binding"

    A 2-Day Symposium Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics
    October 25-26, 2014

    Submission Deadline: August 31, 2014

    The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring the 2-day symposium titled "'Making Sense' through Time-Binding," which will be hosted at the Princeton Club in New York City October 25-26, 2014. The symposium will follow the 62nd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented by Jack El-Hai on Friday evening, October 24th, 2014.

    Email papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “'Making Sense' through Time-Binding,” by August 31, 2014, to presentations [at] generalsemantics.org.

    For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, by phone at (212) 729-7973 or via email at presentations (at) generalsemantics.org.

  • 7 Jan 2014 2:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submissions Open for the 2014 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize

    First given in 2009, the Institute of General Semantics awards the S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize to the most outstanding work published in the past five years on topics of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, and includes a cash award of $1,000. Awarded annually by the Institute of General Semantics, its presentation precedes the annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture (AKML).

    Competition for the 2014 Hayakawa Book Prize is open to any book published in the past five years on topics and themes of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, including time-binding, abstraction, language, symbols, meaning, communication, media, perception, consciousness, epistemology, scientific method, etc.

    To nominate a book, send a letter of nomination and two copies of the book by August 31, 2014 to:

    Hayakawa Prize
    c/o Institute of General Semantics
    72-11 Austin Street #233
    Forest Hills, NY 11375

    For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, by phone at (212) 729-7973 or via email at hayakawaprize (at) generalsemantics.org.

  • 6 Jan 2014 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications Open for the Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics

    The Institute of General Semantics is pleased to announce a new annual teaching award in general semantics: The Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics. The award bears a cash sum of $1,000, and recipients will be officially recognized at the annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture (AKML).

    To be eligible for the Berman Award, instructors need not teach an entire course in general semantics but they must show evidence of using GS formulations in educational settings. Supporting pedagogical material may include: course syllabi, sample readings lists, workshop outlines and overviews, samples of instructional activities and/or in-class exercises, publications, etc.

    Teachers and professors at all levels (elementary and middle school, high school, junior college, university, continuing education) should send a brief letter of nomination outlining how students learn general semantics principles from the nominated instructor. Instructors also need to submit a short sample video clip (at least five minutes long) that shows the nominated teacher in action. The video may be either a private submission or a link to a public talk. All materials (letter of nomination, supporting pedagogical materials, and the video) for this year’s Berman Award should be sent by September 30, 2014, to bermanscholar [at] generalsemantics.org.

    Hardcopy material may be sent to:

    Berman Award
    c/o Institute of General Semantics
    72-11 Austin Street #233
    Forest Hills, NY 11375

  • 11 Aug 2013 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Institute of General Semantics has extended the deadline for submissions for the the 2-day symposium titled "Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century," which will be hosted at The Princeton Club in New York City October 25-27, 2013. The symposium will feature the 61st Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be given by Terrence Deacon.

    The new deadline by which to send papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century,” by August 31, 2013 September 30, 2013.


  • 27 Feb 2013 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Competition for the Hayakawa Book Prize is open to any book published in the past five years on topics and themes of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, including time-binding, abstraction, language, symbols, meaning, communication, media, perception, consciousness, epistemology, scientific method, etc.

    To nominate a book, send a letter of nomination and two copies of the book by August 31, 2013 to:

    The Institute of General Semantics
    72-11 Austin Street #233
    Forest Hills, NY 11375

    For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, via email at president (at) generalsemantics.org.

    Click here for more information on the Hayakawa Book Prize.
  • 27 Feb 2013 2:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Papers

    "Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century"

    A 2-Day Symposium Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics
    October 25-27, 2013

    Submission Deadline: August 31, 2013 September 30, 2013

    The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring the 2-day symposium titled "Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century," which will be hosted at The Princeton Club in New York City October 25-27, 2013. The symposium will feature the 61st Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be given by Terrence Deacon.

    Send papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century,” by August 31, 2013 September 30, 2013.


  • 31 Jul 2012 2:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Institute of General Semantics has extended the deadline for submissions for its call for papers on the topic of "Language and Symbol Use in Politics and Other Arenas."

    The deadline has been extended to October 1, 2012.



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