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Thanks to you and our global community, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS) is well on its way to another year of remarkable achievements and new relationships!


We hope you enjoy this review of the latest developments and coming events!
Celebrating New Friends in South Africa!


The 21st Annual Human Dignity and Humiliation
2013 HumanDHS Conference
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch, South Africa

April 24-27th, 2013


"Search for Dignity" was the title of a remarkable conference convened in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This event was an opportunity to realize the ongoing relationship-building work of HumanDHS, which strives to nurture a global community of people who wish to bring more dignity into the world.


All who attended turned this special meeting into an artful social sculpture of love and dignity. The diversity of the participants was particularly remarkable. Many identified with more than one region of the world: South Africa, South Africa/Namibia, South Africa/Botswana, Swaziland, Rwanda, Nigeria, UK/Kenya/Australia, India, Northern Ireland/South Africa, Ethiopia/South Africa, Germany, Berber/France/Norway/global, and Silesia/global.  

H�l�ne Lewis
H�l�ne Lewis


The entire network celebrates the special efforts of the host, organizer, and convener of this conference, H�l�ne Lewis. Thanks to her extraordinary leadership, the conference enjoyed the kind support of the administration at the University of Stellenbosch.


It was a powerful time to be in the homeland of one of the greatest leaders of dignity in the world: Nelson Mandela! His courageous search for dignity inspires and energizes every step of our work.


You're invited to read more...  


News from Dignity Press


Dignity Press
Three New

In the first months of 2013, Dignity Press published three new books!

Howard Richards and Joanna Swanger authored Gandhi and the Future of Economics, edited by Ivo Coelho. "[This] is a book that gently, persistently and...solidly makes a case for incorporating Gandhi's insights into mainstream economics" states Coelho, "[It] breathes new life into a known theme, and, in doing so, brings out its implications for praxis." Howard Richards is an active member of our Global Advisory Board and an emeritus research professor of philosophy at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana. He's teaching in Chile and in South Africa.

Deepak Tripathi, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, is a British historian of the Middle East and South Asia with a particular emphasis on the Cold War and the United States in the post-Soviet world. The essays in his book, A Journey Through Turbulence, cover the conflicts in South Asia and the Middle East, the Arab Awakening, and the power shift from west to east.

Finally, Finding Cross-Cultural Common Ground was jointly written and edited by one of the early researchers in the field of intercultural communication, Michael Prosser from the United States, collaborating with Mansoureh Sharifzadeh from Iran and Zhang Shengyong from China. They have compiled a diverse collection of essays, travel reports, personal stories, and book reviews demonstrating how we can enrich intercultural understanding across continents and cultures.

More about all of these books, as well as previously published books, can be found at dignitypress.org.

We are currently looking for people to write reviews of Dignity Press books. Please contact Linda Hartling or Uli Spalthoff ([email protected]) if you are interested.


You're Invited to Join Us!
The 2013 Annual Workshop in New York City!
2012 Workshop at Columbia University


December 5-6, 2013
Teacher's College
Columbia University


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our annual workshop in New York City!    


This unique workshop is a collaboration that allows participants to learn from each other and discuss ideas at the forefront of study. It stimulates conversation, or what HumanDHS calls dignilogue (dignity + dialogue). In addition to the two-day workshop, everyone is warmly invited to a Public Event on Thursday evening. On Friday, we will honor this year's recipient of the HumanDHS Lifetime Achievement Award!  


If you would like to participate, kindly send your request along with your CV or other introductory information to: [email protected]


Please


Coming Events!
Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
and Evelin Lindner
Oslo, Norway

Make plans to be with us...

Dignity and Humiliation - January 22, 2014 

Evelin Lindner's Annual Lecture
Department of Psychology 
University of Oslo

10.00-12.00, Auditorium 4   

Forskningsveien 3 A   

0373 Oslo, Norway    


Promoting Human Rights through Dignity - January 23-24, 2014 

Conference of HumanDHS at the University of Oslo, Norway 

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23rd Annual Conference of HumanDHS - March 8-12, 2014    

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

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If you would like to participate, kindly send your request along with your CV or other introductory information to: [email protected]  


World Dignity University Initiative!

A Growing Library of Ideas!

Thanks to many of you, we continue to collect amazing video interviews for our World Dignity University initiative. These videos are a small sample of the many ways our members and supporters have contributed to ending cycles of humiliation by working for equal dignity in the world. Please see some of the latest additions to our collection below:
19 SARChI: Rutendo Ngara on her SARChI Experience
Rutendo Ngara, research coordinator, shares her experience with the SARChI Chair,
Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa
Joy Ndwandwe on Ubuntu, 26th April 2013
Joy Ndwandwe speaks on Ubuntu,
Open Space Dignilogue Session,
21st HumanDHS Conference,
Stellenbosch, South Africa

14 SARChI: Cebisa Nkhumeleni on her SARChI Experience with
Catherine Odora Hoppers invites her former student, Cebisa Nkhumeleni, to share her experience with "immersion,"
with Evelin Lindner
and Howard Richards,
Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa
13 Howard Richards' Most Important Messages, 5th June 2013
Howard Richards shares what he thinks are his most important insights after a long life of study and reflection, insights that he offers as crucial messages to the world. Pretoria, South Africa

With our warmest regards and appreciation, 


Evelin Lindner, MD, PhDs, Founding President

Linda Hartling, PhD, Director

Uli Spalthoff, PhD, Director of Project Development and Systems Administration   

Michael Britton, EdD, PhD, Board Member  

Richard Slaven, PhD, Business Director  


New Friends in South Africa
Dignity Press News
You're Invited to NYC!
Upcoming Events
World Dignity University News
Online Learning
New Article
Welcome to HumanDHS


Dignity and Disaster
Online Course
Enrollment Begins
Linda HartlingEvelin Lindner, Michael Britton, and Uli Spalthoff invite you to participate in a fall 2013 online course: Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction, offered by the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

"I consider taking this course as one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life."

Graduate student from Afghanistan, Fall 2012  


Professionals and graduate students can earn 3 credits.
The Latest Publications from Dignity Press!

Gandhi and Economics

Journey Through Turbulence

Cross-Cultural Common Ground

New Article
A Nuclear Bomb of Emotions?   
This is an overview of recent developments in the study of humiliation. It outlines the conditions of today's world that bring the dynamics of humiliation to the forefront.

Hartling, L. M., Lindner, E., Spalthoff, U., & Britton, M. (2013).  Humiliation: A Nuclear Bomb of Emotions? Psicologi�a Poli�tica (46), 55-76.

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A world without humiliation
 dignifies us all!