Rhetoric & Anthropology Research Net
Rhetoric and Anthropology Research Group of the Faculty of Institutional Communication of the Pontifical University of Santa Croce – http://www.rhetoricandanthropology.net/en/rhetoric-anthropology/
Rhetoric & Anthropology
Rhetoric is a multidimensional discipline in which theory, practice, logic, psychology, linguistics, and the behavior and intentions of the speaker and the listener all come together. Thus, on the crossroads of the rhetorical phenomenon one can find the wholeness of the human person.
To delve deeper into this world of unity in diversity, the Rhetoric and Anthropology Research Net has been formed within the Communication Department of the University of the Holy Cross. The founding members are Rafael Jiménez Cataño and Sergio Tapia Velasco (the University of the Holy Cross), Adelino Cattani (the University of Padua), Alberto Gil (Saarland University) and Marco Agnetta (the University of Hildesheim), all of whom are active in the world of rhetoric, working diversely in various fields such as argumentation, debate, pragmatics, conversation, musical rhetoric, public speaking and fundamental rhetoric.
The chosen methodological focus could be called “ecological” because, going beyond references made to the environment and to nature, rhetoric has to do with those goods born of the relationships between human beings and between them and their surroundings, relationships in which not all of what one wants to do and one can do is to find a place necessarily oon mankind’s agenda. In rhetorical life, therefore, communicative ends and a sense of responsibility come together. This awareness works on two levels: one connected to the will to share what has been perceived as good and to reach a minimum of consensus, “surviving” in debates, and another that seeks for harmony in conflict, that does not deny the objective of concord among interlocutors, which, no matter how difficult it seems, should be considered –or at least it would be good to consider it first- possible and desirable.
The Research Net is open to collaboration with all those fields, speculative, practical or poetic, influenced by communicative dimensions.
View the Rhetoric and Anthropology Research Net’s Manifesto
Institute of Rhetoric and Communications
The Institute of Rhetoric and Communications (IRC) is a non-governmental organization established in 2016.IRC works in collaboration with the School of Philosophy of the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
Mission of the institute of Rhetoric and Communications
The Institute of Rhetoric and Communications has been set up to provide counselling and to conduct studies and research related to rhetoric, communications, business communication, public communication, communication in a virtual or online environment, argumentation, media, advertising, public relations.
The Institute of Rhetoric and Communications supports participation in scientific and research projects at national and international level, scientific programs and scientific forums (discussions, roundtables, etc.)
The Institute of Rhetoric and Communications contributes to the provision of educational services and consultations related to communication training, presentations, online discussions and virtual forums, webinars and others.
The Institute of Rhetoric and Communications aims to cooperate with international governmental and non-governmental organizations and to promote activities related to scientific forums as well as scientific and applied research projects.
Activities of the Institute of Rhetoric and Communications (IRC)
- studies in the fields of rhetoric, communication, business communication, public communication, communication in a virtual or online environment, argumentation, media, advertising, public relations
- organizing and participating in scientific and research projects at national and international level
- organizing and participating in scientific programs and forums: discussions, round tables, seminars, symposia, congresses, poster sessions, conferences and others
- consulting and training of persons, business and non-governmental organizations interested in rhetoric and communications.
Director: Prof. Ivanka Mavrodieva, who is also Editor-in-Chief of the e-journal Rhetoric and Communications.