Beeronomics 2013 (York, United Kingdom)
There are many ailing industries, but there's only one ale industry. Its aficionados will convene to discuss the impacts of globalization, advertising, and taxes on the world's favorite fermented beverage. Also on the agenda: The role of malted grain beverages "as a facilitator of social engagement." Here's to that!
Scholars can party like it's 1599 as they explore the world shaped by Michelangelo, Martin Luther, and England's oft-married monarch Henry VIII.
Crime, Media & Popular Culture (Terre Haute, Indiana)
"Tough on the Outside, Mom on the Inside." "Wanted Dead." "Wooly Warriors." No, these are not upcoming new reality shows; they're panels at this conference on law breaking and its portrayal in the media.
Self-Sacrifice and Martyrdom(Tehran, Iran)
This symposium, the first of its kind, brings together scholars from various disciplines—religion, philosophy, psychology, the arts—to examine the impulse to kill yourself for a cause.
Sixteenth Century Society(San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Scholars can party like it's 1599 as they explore the world shaped by Michelangelo, Martin Luther, and England's oft-married monarch Henry VIII. Topics include "The Emerging Early Modern Global Economy," "Witches and Emotions," and "Humor and the Renaissance." Is that a new codpiece, or are you just happy to see me?