The International Society for the Study of Character Assassination (ISSCA) holds and has held colloquiums to hold discourse on the subject of defamation.
The ISSCA held its first seminar at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany on July 21-23, 2011. The following are links for the 2011 seminar location, abstracts, and speakers.
2011 Heidelberg Seminar participants:
Top Row (left to right): Alicia Hooper, Henriette van der Blom, Andreas Umland. Middle Row (left to right): Tracy Adams, Charles Walton, Vincent Viaene, Jan Meister, Kenneth Wolf. Front Row (left to right): Gilles Lecuppre, Jason Smart, Sergei Tsytsarev, Eric Shiraev, Martijn Icks, Martina Klicperova, Alexandra Eppinger. Not pictured: Henning Börm, Edwina Hagen
2011 Seminar Location Information:
The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg is a public research university located in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1386, it is the oldest university in Germany and was the fourth university established in the Holy Roman Empire.
*colloquium location* The Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH) conference center where our colloquium will take place: http://www.iwh.uni-hd.de/index_engl.htm
Heidelberg University website: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.html
Department: Heidelberg University, the Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/philosophie/zaw/sag
2011 Abstracts: Abstracts Character Assassination
2011 Speaker Bios: Speaker Biographies
2011 Seminar Schedule: Schedule