Transdisciplinary Approaches for the Grounding and Implementation of a Holistic Worldview
The Pontifical Gregorian University, the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, the University of Passau, the Federation of German Scientists (VDW) and other partners will be organizing an international conference in Rome, from 6th to 8th June 2022 (changed date!), entitled “Transitioning to Integral Ecology? Transdisciplinary Approaches for the Grounding and Implementation of a Holistic Worldview”.
The organizers recognize that such transitions towards an “integral ecology” mindset are already occurring in different fields (similar calls towards holism have been made, e.g. in the pursuit of “Sustainable Development Goals”, the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement regarding climate change, or the Club of Rome’s proposal of a “New Enlightenment”). However, they believe that the task is complex indeed, requiring the contribution of many different academic disciplines to any one issue.
The main reason for this conference is to help stakeholders recognize the transdisciplinary challenges involved in such a task. For this reason, the programme will consist of three afternoons each of which will explore a particular dimension of “integral ecology”: the natural-scientific; the socioeconomic and cultural; and the philosophical and theological. On each day, the primary contributors will be from the disciplines featured, while the panellists will come from different disciplines. Participation will be both face-to-face and online. Workshops with additional presentations and meetings of a more informal character can take place in the morning.
Please save the date. Updated information will be posted soon here as well as on the website of the Gregorian University: https://www.unigre.it/en.