ACAH 2019 : The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2019
Call For Papers
Conference Theme: "Reclaiming the Future"
We live in a period characterised by rises in regionalism, nationalism and authoritarianism; a time of great global uncertainty and anxiety, as well as inequality and iniquity which both reflects and drives political divide, and undermines international systems of cooperation. Clashes of identities, beliefs and ideologies are evident in academia, media and the arts, contributing to a feeling that humanity is spiraling out of control; that our relationships with each other, as well as with the earth and environment, have never been worse.
Yet, as humans, we are not conditioned by fear alone, but instead by a remarkable ingenuity, and a capacity for hope, self-reflection, activism and action. This agency to improve our own lives, and those of others, is the theme of this international conference, inviting us to consider the ways in which we contextualise and process the past, reimagining ourselves, our relationships, and our environments; driving positive change and reclaiming the future as a time we look towards with hope, and even optimism.
This conference is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.
In conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2019.
– The ACAH2019 Organising Committee
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Location & Venue: Toshi Center, Tokyo, Japan
Conference Dates: Friday, March 29, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Conference Theme: “Reclaiming the Future"
Conference Website: acah.iafor.org
Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: November 14, 2018*
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: January 14, 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 14, 2018*
Final Registration Deadline for presenters: February 14, 2019
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*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates.
–––––––––– Call for Papers ––––––––––
The conference theme for ACAH is "Reclaiming the Future", 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:
– Teaching and Learning the Arts
– Arts Policy, Management and Advocacy
– Arts Theory and Criticism
– Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
– Visual Arts Practices
– Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music
– Literary Arts Practices
– Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New Media
– Other Arts
– Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
– Aesthetics, Design
– Language, Linguistics
– Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
– History, Historiography
– Literature/Literary Studies*
– Political Science, Politics
– Teaching and Learning
– Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
– Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
– First Nations and Indigenous Peoples
– Sexuality, Gender, Families
– Religion, Spirituality
– Cyberspace, Technology
– Science, Environment and the Humanities
– Other Humanities
Submit your abstract through the online submission system: https://acah.iafor.org/call-for-papers/
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**The IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities (ijah.iafor.org)
The IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities is a peer-reviewed, editorially independent journal associated with IAFOR’s conferences on arts and humanities. Articles may be submitted via an ongoing open call for papers. The IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, which reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of IAFOR's conferences, is freely available to read and download.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings. Our conference proceedings are Open Access research repositories, which act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences.
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