ACSS 2018 : The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2018
Call For Papers
***Conference Theme – "Surviving and Thriving: In Pursuit of a Sustainable World"
Religious, cultural and societal fractures have seen rises in authoritarianism and nationalism across the world, and threats and perceived threats have been used to justify the stifling and marginalisation of voices of opposition and dissent. Hard-won progress and freedoms are being questioned and undermined, and questions of peace, security and human security abound. In this period of great global social, economic, political and environmental instability, the future is for many a place of great uncertainty and fear.
However, in any period of great change, and undoubted challenge, there is also a great opportunity to harness and nurture these forces. The future is not yet written, and the powerful heuristic of sustainability has become a reality in many areas, where human creativity, imagination and technological advances have helped to make the world a better place. From small individual initiatives within families, communities and places of work, to the larger and more long-term development initiatives of governments and supranational institutions, exemplified by the UN’s 2030 goals, human resourcefulness is being used in pursuit of the common goal of a sustainable world.
The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2018 (ACSS2018) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE2018) and The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen2018). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for any one of these conferences permits attendance in all three within the event.
In conjunction with our Global Partners, including Osaka University and Waseda University, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2018.
– The ACSS2018 Organising Committee
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Location: Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Dates: Friday, June 08, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018
Conference Theme: "Surviving and Thriving: In Pursuit of a Sustainable World"
Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: January 19, 2018*
Early Bird Abstract Registration Deadline: February 20, 2018*
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: March 19, 2018
Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 20, 2018
*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.
***Call for Papers – https://acss.iafor.org/call-for-papers/
The conference theme for ACSS is "Surviving and Thriving: In Pursuit of a Sustainable World", and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams and can be submitted through the conference website:
– Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities
– Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
– Computational Social Science
– Cultural and Media Studies
– Economics and Management
– Education and Social Welfare
– Demography, Human Geography & Population Studies
– Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
– Globalization and Internationalization
– Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
– Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
– International Relations & Human Rights
– Journalism and Communications
– Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
– Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
– Politics, Public Policy, Law & Criminology
– Psychology & Social Psychology
– Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative
– Social History
– Social Work
– Teaching and Learning
– Technology and Applied Sciences
– Urban Studies