Call for Papers: Toys and Culture

World Congress “TOYS AND CULTURE”
Nafplion, Greece, 9-11 July 2008
The International Toy Research Association (ITRA) will hold its Fifth World Congress in conjunction with the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation in Nafplion Greece. The Conference will be held at the Department of Theater Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese.
The overarching theme of the conference is the relationship between toys and culture. All play media and play instruments are included in the concept of “toys” ranging from playgrounds and playscapes to electronic devices. A broad scope of approaches is encouraged from the technological and social sciences the humanities.
If you would like to present a paper, give a workshop, or organize a seminar, please submit a one page abstract or proposal in English by 1 December 2007. Submissions may be made by post or email to:
Dr. Cleo Gougoulis, 54 Ag. Alexandrou St. , P. Phaleron, 17561 Athens, Greece, Fax: +30-210 9810-509,
Prof. Despina Karakatsani, 11 Angelou Sikelianou St., 153 43 Athens , Greece Fax:+30 210- 6086-037,
You may download the full version of this call and learn more details on the conference from ITRA’s website