Culture and Dialogue

Editor-in-Chief: Gerald Cipriani
Culture and Dialogue is an international peer-reviewed journal of cross-cultural philosophy and humanities 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.

Culture and Dialogue provides a forum for researchers from philosophy as well as other disciplines, who study cultural formations dialogically, through comparative analysis, or within the tradition of hermeneutics. 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.
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All submissions are to be sent as e-mail attachments (Word document) directly to the following e-mail address: Essays judged to be potentially appropriate for publication are double-blind reviewed. More information and Calls for Papers can be found here:

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Gerald Cipriani, National University of Ireland, Galway
UNESCO, Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Moscow

Associate Editor
Martin Ovens, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Honorary Member
Tzvetan Todorov† (1939-2017)

Assistant Editor
Loni Reynolds, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom

Manuscript Editor
Erika Mandarino, Tulane University, USA

Book Review Editor
Robert Clarke, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Editorial Board
Pal Ahluwalia, UNESCO, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Åsa Andersson, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Sze Wei Ang, University of Hong Kong, PR China
John Baldacchino, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Wim van Binsbergen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Thorsten Botz‐Bornstein, Gulf University, Kuwait
Gary Bouma, UNESCO, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Nino Chikovani, UNESCO, I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Jale Nejdet Erzen, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Zornitza Ganeva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
Jianping Gao, University of Beijing, PR China
Paul Gladston, University of New South Wales, Australia
Arto Haapala, University of Helsinki, Finland
Hannah Halle, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Hans Köchler, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Gereon Kopf, Luther College, Decorah, USA
Antoine Leygonie, University of Paris VIII, Vincennes Saint-Denis, France
Hsia Yang Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Shail Mayaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
Paul Morris, UNESCO, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Musanji Ngalasso‐Mwatha, University of Bordeaux, France
Anthony M. Musonda, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Kinya Nishi, Konan University, Kobe, Japan
Bertha Z. Osei‐Hwedie, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
Tanehisa Otabe, University of Tokyo, Japan
Giuseppe Patella, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Fabio Petito, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Daniel Raveh, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Ricardo Rozzi, University of North Texas, USA / UMAG, Punta Arenas, Chile / Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Santiago, Chile
Madhucchanda Sen, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Enric Olivé Serret, UNESCO, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain
Steve Shankman, UNESCO, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Dimitri Spivak, UNESCO, D.S.Likhachev Russian Scientific Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Moscow, Russia
Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, PR China
Yasuhiko Sugimura, Kyoto University, Japan
Martin Svensson Ekström , University of Gothenburg, Sweden
William Sweet, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Hubert Timmermans, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Jacynthe Tremblay, University of Montreal, Canada
Mohamed Turki, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Dominique Verdoni, CNRS, University of Corsica, Corte, France
Yi-Fang Wu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Joseph Yacoub, France
Cosimo Zene, SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom
The central theme of the Journal is cultural dialogue in all its forms. Because of its broad scope and relative non-technical nature, the Journal is suitable to all academic institutions at all levels of study, libraries and good bookshops across the English-speaking world and beyond.
Gerald Cipriani (Cert., Cert Ed, PgCRM, MA, PhD) teaches philosophy at National University of Ireland Galway and is also currently Honorary Professor to the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue (St.Petersburg/Moscow), based at the D.S.Likhachev Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage. He studied Western aesthetics in Leeds (LMU) with full doctoral scholarship and East Asian philosophy in London (SOAS). He has taught philosophy of art and culture for some twenty-five years in Europe and East Asia. He is the recipient of several study and research awards, including from the Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012–2015), The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2006), The British Academy (2006), The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2004), and The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust (1993). He is the founding chair of the International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue and co-editor in chief of Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (Routledge). He has edited some twenty-five journal issues and books in philosophy and the arts, and his current research focuses on dialogical aesthetics.