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August 31, 2015 (Deadline) – Call for Papers for “Language and ‘Reality’” Symposium

Call for Papers: ”Language and ‘Reality’”

A 2-Day Symposium Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics
October 2-4, 2015

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2015

The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring the 2-day symposium titled “Language and ‘Reality,’” co-sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics and the Media Ecology Association. The symposium will be hosted at the Princeton Club in New York City October 2-4, 2015. It will follow the 63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented by Andrew Keen (author of The Internet Is Not the Answer) on Friday evening, October 2nd, 2015.

Email papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “‘Language and ‘Reality,’” by August 31, 2015, 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 by mail at:

Martin H. Levinson
c/o Institute of General Semantics
Attn: 2015 Symposium
72-11 Austin Street #233
Forest Hills, NY 11375

August 31, 2015 (Deadline) – Submission Deadline for the 2015 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize

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.

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July 15, 2015 (Deadline) – Call for Nominations for the Sanford I. Berman Award for Excellence in Teaching General Semantics

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

New Deadline for the Call for Papers for “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century” Symposium

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.

See the call for papers below for additional information.

Deadline Extended to October 1, 2012, for Call for Papers for “Language and Symbol Use in Politics and Other Arenas”

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.”

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A New Mailing Address and Contact Information for the Institute of General Semantics

The Institute of General Semantics has recently relocated from Texas to New York.  Effective immediately, here is the new contact information for the Institute of General Semantics.

New Mailing Address

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

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