2nd Annual Conference of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies in Paris in 2003

12th - 13th September 2003
Maison des Sciences de l'Homme de l'Homme, Paris

Please see the Conference Notes, including pictures! (thanks dear Becca!)
See also the First Newsletter of HumanDHS


Day One, 12th September 2003


9.00 Welcoming All Participants


9.05 Participants Presented Themselves


10.00 Humiliation: How to Defuse Conflict and Violence in the World and Our Lives

Presentation by Evelin Lindner. This presentation also includes a short overview over the current state-of-the-art from Lindner's perspective and it includes a presentation of the envisaged Center for Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. Evelin G. Lindner is the Founding Director and President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS). She is a transdisciplinary social scientist, affiliated with the Columbia University Conflict Resolution Network, New York, the University of Oslo, Norway, Department of Psychology (folk.uio.no/evelinl/), and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris. Lindner teaches globally, including in South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Africa, and other places globally. [read more]

11.00 Pause

11.30 Appreciative Psychology and Humiliation

Presentation by Donald Klein, Union Institute and University, USA

12.30 Lunch


14.00 The Participants Were Welcomed by Hinnerk Bruhns, Directeur de recherche au CNRS, Adjoint à l'Administrateur de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme


14.30 Shame and Humiliation : From Isolation to Relational Transformation

Presentation by Linda Hartling, Wellesley College, USA

16.00 Pause


16.30 Short Presentations

Male Roles and Humiliation by Hassan Abdi Keynan, UNESCO Islamabad

African Renaissance and Humiliation by Eric van Grasdorff, University of Berlin , Germany

The Construction of Collective Memory and Humiliation by Jean-Damascène Gasanabo, University of Geneva and University of Rwanda

17.30 Roundtable Discussion

18.00 End of Day One


Day Two, 13 th September 2003


9.00 Saying Good-Morning to Each Other


10.00 Bullying and Humiliation. Methodological and Theoretical Reflections Based on a Case Study

Presentation by Vidar Vambheim, University of Tromsø, Norway

12.30 Lunch


14.00 Presentation by Arne Næss, University of Oslo

Arne Næss speaks about his life work and shares his reflections, thoughts and comments with the participants as to how he sees future work in the field of Human Dignity and Humiliation

15.00 Pause


15.30 Round-Table Discussion

Wrapping up and planning for future Annual Meetings and ways of cooperation between participants

18.00 End of Day Two