6th International Conference on Rhetoric “Days of Ivo Škarić” 
Croatia, Island of Brač (Postira) 
April 19 – 22 2023

Call for papers

We invite you to the Sixth International Conference on Rhetoric “Days of Ivo Škarić” and would be honored if you contributed to its success by sharing your research findings in the fields of rhetoric, argumentation theory, stylistics, informal logic and neighboring disciplines. The conference in honor of late Professor Emeritus Ivo Škarić, the most prominent and influential Croatian expert in rhetoric, has become a biennial meeting point for experts in the interdisciplinary field of rhetoric. 

We had the pleasure to host scholars from Europe and North America, all prominent authorities in argumentation theory, stylistics and visual rhetoric, as our keynote speakers (Leo Groarke, Igor Ž. Žagar, Frans H. van Eeemeren, Jens E. Kjeldsen, Christopher Tindale, Michael Burke, Krešimir Bagić, Petra Aczel and Nick Turnbull).

The 2023 conference will be organized from April 19th to 22th once again in the town of Postira, on the beautiful island of Brač, Croatia. Keynote speaker will be Cornelia Ilie (Strömstad Academy, Sweden). The main themes of the conference are 1. RHETORIC OF CRISIS 2. MALE AND FEMALE RHETORIC – LEADERSHIP DISCOURSE.

Conference themes include, but are not limited to:

  • argumentation and law
  • argumentation theory
  • history of rhetoric
  • rhetoric and philosophy
  • rhetoric and stylistics
  • rhetoric in the media
  • rhetoric of political discourse
  • rhetoric of religious discourse
  • rhetoric of science
  • rhetoric in education and
  • visual rhetoric


The deadline for sending abstracts is November 28th 2022 and after the peer review process the final decisions will be announced by December 15th 2022. Please send your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for early bird registration is February 1st 2023 with the registration fee of 150 € (70 € for Master and Ph.D. students).

The language of the conference is English. Abstracts should contain between 300 and 350 words. The following information should be included:  

Name of author(s) 

Affiliation (for each author if more than one)

Contact email (for each author if more than one)

Title of presentation
Abstract (300-350 words)
Keywords (up to four keywords)

References (not required, but the maximum of four references can be used if necessary)

Authors interested in publishing full-papers, will be able to send their original paper of up to 8000 words by September 15, 2023 for the DIS 2023 conference proceedings book. The template and further instructions will be sent to participants shortly after the conference (April, 2023).

Information about accommodation and transportation are given at the official website. For any additional information please contact us via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are looking forward to the presentations of your current research and exchange of ideas in the warm atmosphere of the beautiful Croatian Island of Brač. In addition to the conference, you will experience wonderful nature, clear blue Adriatic Sea and delicious local cuisine. Hoping to see you in Postira in 2023!

On behalf of the Program Committee: 
Gordana Varošanec-Škarić, Ph.D., tenured professor

On behalf of the Organizing Committee: 
Zdravka Biočina, Ph.D.