The following are the proposed bylaws of the Society.
Society for Intercultural Comparative Studies aims to cultivate a community
of future comparatists and to stimulate interest in cultural research
which, though historically informed, does not depend on an historical
connection or influence for comparison. Support for this objective will
include disseminating information; encouraging interaction among scholars,
students, and laypersons; and fostering scholarly study.
Society shall seek to accomplish its mission through sponsoring
The Intercultural Comparative Studies Discussion List, which
is an open discussion forum for all members.
The Society’s Web Site, which provides information about the
Society and its conferences, and hosts the Bibliography.
The Intercultural Comparative Bibliography, which is an interactive
database of scholarly works satisfying our criterion for ahistorical
interculturalism (the first major step of which is the creation of the
The Society’s Newsletter, which announces on a regular basis
the Society’s progress.
The Princeton Graduate Symposium, which provides a forum for
energizing the increasing number of scholars towards fresh directions
in ahistorical interculturalist studies.
Membership. Members of the Society shall consist of all those subscribed
to sics-l or to the Newsletter.
The Society’s Governing Board. The Society is currently administered
by a small group of volunteers. A more elaborate bureaucracy, which
could include different committees and election procedures, will be
designed upon future development and expansion. The duties of the Governing
Board shall be:
Coordinating undertakings to fulfil the Mission as stated above;
Carrying out the Activities listed above;
Conducting business in the name of the Society, including initiating
and maintaining ties with other organizations and groups;
And organizing future conferences.
organizers are encouraged as much as possible to adhere to the following
Each conference should be organized around a unifying theme.
A commitment to encourage recent scholars shall be maintained.
All sessions should be plenary in order to encourage coherence
Ample opportunity for discussion and dialogue should be provided.
Finances permitting, we will offer travel fellowships to encourage
funding for the Society currently comes from different sources at Princeton
University. Please see the Sponsors
section of this site for further information.