Colloque en rhétorique – Hommage au Pr. Ivo Škarić (Ile de Brac, Croatie, 19-22 avril 2012)

This conference (April 19th – 22nd 2012) in honour of Ivo Škarić is an international conference aiming at presentation of new scientific research and knowledge within the interdisciplinary field of rhetoric and argumentation theory.

Professor Emeritus Ivo Škarić was interested in various areas of phonetics, defined as the science of speech. Exploring the phenomenon of speech communications, he revealed a natural connection between phonetics and rhetoric both in education and evaluation of public speakers (politicians, teachers, speakers in the electronic media, etc.). One of the results of his scholarly work is The School of Rhetoric for gifted high school students, which now bears his name. His students and colleagues wanted to name the new event after him – this time as a synonym for the scientific conference devoted to subjects in which he was the indisputable authority in Croatia. The organizers hope that this meeting will become a permanent meeting point for rhetorician from around the world in order to contribute to the development of rhetoric. Scholars working in the field of rhetoric and neighboring disciplines are invited to submit.

Abstracts should be submitted no later than 15th January 2012 by email to

Following a peer review process, notifications of acceptance will be sent by 15th February 2012. Abstracts should be written in Croatian or English and should not exceed 500 words, excluding author details (name and affiliation) and references. Abstracts should include a description of the research, aim and method and the most important results. Conference papers will be published in the Proceedings.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to :

– Argumentation and Law
– History of Rhetoric
– Rhetoric and Philosophy
– Media Rhetoric
– Rhetoric of Political Discourse
– Rhetoric of Religious Discourse
– Rhetoric of Scientific Discourse
– Rhetoric in Education
– Argumentation Theory