The Journal

If more people understood the nature of dialogue,                        
                                                                                                                                           
        There would be fewer problems in the world                               
    
                                                                                                                                                 
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2 HAS BEEN RELEASED IN PRINT! 



Culture and Dialogue is an international peer-reviewed journal of the humanities 
and the arts that is published semi-annually both in print and electronically.
The Journal seeks to encourage and promote research in the type of philosophy and theory that sees dialogue as a fundamental ingredient of cultural formations, that is to say the ways cultures become apparent and ultimately identifiable. What is meant here by culture is a particular manifestation of human achievement in the arts, languages, forms of expression (whether secular or religious), and customs of all kinds including political ones. Dialogue, in this context, means a mode of relationship that lets cultural formations unfold by bringing together human beings and, for example, their natural environment, their historical past, traditions, external  cultural influences, contemporary trends, other communities, or simply other persons in conversation.

The Journal provides a forum for researchers from different disciplines who either wish to reflect on the role played by dialogue in cultural formations drawn from fields as various as philosophy, politics, religion and the arts; or else who wish to establish inter-cultural dialogues globally within these fields. For each issue, the Journal seeks to bring manuscripts together with a common denominator. 

The language of the Journal is English, but submissions in other languages including German, Traditional Chinese, French and Japanese may be considered for Special Issues with guest editors.

As the purpose of the Journal is to concretely foster awareness of the vital need for dialogue in several cultural practices, it will not publish works overloaded with technical jargon, opaque rhetoric and self-addressed language-games.

The Editorial Board is composed of world authorities, academics and younger scholars specialised in the fields of philosophy, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, political theory, psychology, theology and the arts. Members of the Board come from Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, as well as Oceania.



Honorary Member:

Tzvetan Todorov / Historian, France


Chief Editor:

Gerald Cipriani / National University of Ireland, Galway


Examples of Relevant Topics:

  • Creative fidelity in globalisation: Looking back at Gabriel Marcel’s dialogical philosophy.
  • The reciprocity of cultural formations: Persons, communities and nations.
  • Dialogue after Hannah Arendt - Some thoughts on nowadays will to power.
  • The possibility of religious dialogue beyond doctrines.
  • Zen Buddhism in conversation with Meister Eckhart’s negative theology.
  • Theory is/is not art - A dialogical conception of creativity.
  • Albertian rules of perspective in Chinese shanshui painting: Incursion or dialogue?
  • Who listens to the environment? On contemporary monological practices.

The Journal does not necessarily endorse the views expressed or the facts presented by authors in their essays or in the works cited.

The Journal has links with the UNESCO and is run in conjunction with the International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue (IRGCD), National University of Ireland, Galway. Website: www.irccd.org.