All the participants in the Conference are invited to submit Papers.

The Papers can follow the traditional pattern of an academic paper or present experiences, projects and initiatives considered useful for the communications offices of the Church. In both cases, the matters dealt with in the presentations should be related to the theme of the Seminar:

  • Saint Josemaria’s contribution to the development of social and cultural initiatives in Africa
  • The influence of Saint Josemaria's teachings in the work and in the African family life
  • The positive face of Africa and its culture
  • Comunication ad a way to the Development cooperation.

Abstract summaries for proposed papers must be submitted to the Conference Office by September 20th, 2012 and should have a length between 800 and 1500 characters.

The submission must be made exclusively through the user account.

The Secretariat will inform you about the selection of your abstract. If a Presentation will require technical assistance (audio, visual, CD-ROM, Power-point, etc.), please indicate the precise requirements in the submission of the paper to the Secretariat. Each communicator will have 25 minutes: 20' minutes for the exposition and 5 minutes for questions with the public. We accept texts in Italian, English, Spanish and French.

Conditions for the publication of the presentations

A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published. In order to be considered for inclusion in the published proceedings, the text will have to fulfill the following requirements:

The complete text of a Paper (notes included) should be no longer than 20,000 characters (spaces included).

The final date for submission of the complete text is September 20th, 2012.

The organizing committee requests that papers be submitted in electronic format (either by email or on CD).

The editing process will be simplified if bibliographical references follow the examples below:

  • Stanley CAVELL, Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1981.
  • David MAMET, "El arte como profesión de ayuda", in La ciudad de las patrañas, Debate, Madrid 1997, pp.100-105.
  • Robert SPAEMANN, "L'unità del mito. Culto ed ethos come fondamento della cultura", in Il Nuovo Aeropago, 3-4 (1991), pp.37-41. For the quote, p.37.