Given the impossibility of predicting when it will be possible to hold this Congress
safely for all participants, the municipality of Viseu has chosen to cancel it.
We regret any inconvenience caused by this decision.


Fields of knowledge

  1. Anthropology and Sociology
    a) Attitudes, beliefs and symbols in relation to limit(s)

    b) Representations and social concealment of limit(s)
    c) Ethical questions regarding different experiences of limit(s)
  2. Arts
    a) The experience and challenge posed by limit(s) in cinema, theatre, photography, dance, literature, music, visual arts, street art, ephemeral art

    b) The theoretical and operative limit(s) of definition and criticism in art
    c) Limit-reflexes of arts in the lives of individuals and societies
  3. Science and Technology
    a) Experience of human and technological limits in scientific research

    b) Science and technology as expression of the human longing for the unlimited
    c) Being-able-to and being-obliged-not-to: the ethical limits of the exercise of capacities and possibilities
  4. Communication
    a) Exposure and censorship: imposing limits on the media

    b) The prominent widening of the media and the widening of subjective, geographical, historical boundaries, and other
    c) Limits to truth and lie in media, by word or image
    d) Limits to self-construction in relation to media products
  5. Sports
    a) Limits, self-overcoming and motivation

    b) The cult of sport heroes and its limits
    c) Physical exercise as overcoming limits in all ages of the human being
  6. Law, Economy, Politics
    a) Economic limit(s) for sustainable development, land exploitation, economic growth, solidarity and happiness

    b) Limit(s) to power: administer, legislate, protect, care
    c) Borders, limits and refugees
  7. Ecology
    a) Human being as natural being: limit(s) to specific integration
    b) Limit(s) to human use of natural resources
    c) Limit-inducing practices and pedagogies
  8. Philosophy
    a) Major philosophical debates on limit(s) of the human being, reason, life, art, ways of expression, power, will, knowledge
    b) The usefulness of limit(s) – definition, concept, language – in all philosophical areas
    c) Absolute and relative limits, upper and lower limits, natural and cultural boundaries
  9. History
    a) The most significant events in human history through the light of experience and the challenge of limit(s)
    b) Impact of boundary experiences on individual and collective life, both for present as for future generations
    c) The historical and social meaning of explorers, inventors, precursors, pioneers
  10. Medicine
    a) Limits of human life: death, post mortem experiences and return to life
    b) Dealing regularly with limits: decision and procedure
    c) Limits to medicine and scientific research: reality and ethical and moral issues
  11. Psychology and Psychiatry
    a) The problem of limit(s) seen by clinical, educational and organizational psychology
    b) The definition and social perception of what is and what is not beyond limits
    c) Education, training and limit-setting
    d) Psychic limits at different ages of life
  12. Theology
    a) The concept of limit(s) in different religions
    b) The concept of limit(s) in religious books and documents
    c) Limit(s) and scope of religious texts