CFP: Care and the Vulnerable Human

International interdisciplinary conference, Brest, Faculty of Medicine, 3 and 4 October 2013

“Care and the Vulnerable Human: Converging views on Vulnerability in today’s society”

Call for contributions: workshops

The working language and presentations at these themed workshops will be French, but exchange in English will be possible with English-speaking conference participants. Eligible applicants are PhD students, post-doctorates, or any researcher who has defended his/her PhD thesis within the last ten years in Philosophy, Psychology, Medicine, Nursing research, etc.

Contributions (20 minutes in length + 15 minutes for discussion) should deal with one of the following workshop themes:

1) Medicine, healthcare or psychological care and vulnerability;

2) Legal, deontological, normative and ethical approaches to vulnerability;

3) Notions and theories of vulnerability (medicine, philosophy, humanities and social sciences, political and legal sciences);

4) Anthropological, sociological, political issues of care

Applicants should submit an abstract electronically (750 characters max.) in French to:

colloque2013 [at]

with the title, their name(s) and affiliation, research position, personal mailing address, workshop theme, keywords and bibliography (total: one page). Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2013. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the Scientific Committee to the selected applicants before 30 June 2013. Participants with accepted contributions may attend the conference free of charge (lunch included on Friday) but will be required to cover all other expenses. For additional information, please contact us at: colloque2013 [at]