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Monday, November 23, 2015

ACAH2016 - The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities

The deadline to submit to the Seventh Asian Conference on Arts Humanities, is December 1, 2015. Submit, present and join us in the beautiful seaside city of Kobe, Japan.

Held alongside the Sixth Asian Conference on Literature, Librarianship & Archival Science, at the Art Center of Kobe from April 7-10, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Justice" along with conference chairs Stuart D.B. Picken and A. Robert Lee, invited speakers and more.

To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Submit an abstract:
Visit the conference website:

Join IAFOR at ACAH2016 to:

-Deliver your own research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in Arts & Humanities, Literature, Librarianship, Archival Science and more!
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

-Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details:

-If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.

***Conference Theme: "Justice"

The conference theme for ACAH2016 is "Justice", and the organizers 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 within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organized in to the following thematic streams:

Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts
Arts - Arts Policy, Management and Advocacy
Arts - Arts Theory and Criticism
Arts - Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
Arts - Visual Arts Practices
Arts - Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music
Arts - Literary Arts Practices
Arts - Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New Media
Arts - Other Arts
Humanities - Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
Humanities - Aesthetics, Design
Humanities - Language, Linguistics
Humanities - Knowledge
Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
Humanities - History, Historiography
Humanities - Literature/Literary Studies*
Humanities - Political Science, Politics
Humanities - Teaching and Learning
Humanities - Globalisation
Humanities - Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Humanities - Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
Humanities - First Nations and Indigenous Peoples
Humanities - Sexuality, Gender, Families
Humanities - Religion, Spirituality
Humanities - Cyberspace, Technology
Humanities - Science, Environment and the Humanities
Humanities - Other Humanities

Visit the conference website for further details:

***About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR -

***ACAH2016 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
ACAH015 Conference Chair and Featured Speaker
Chairman of the IAFOR IAB

Stuart D. B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines. In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government. Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, and through his work with IAFOR. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, he lives near Glasgow with his wife and two children.

Dr. A. Robert Lee
ACAH2016 Program Adviser

A. Robert Lee, a Britisher who helped establish American Studies in the UK, was Professor in the English department at Nihon University, Tokyo from 1997 to 2011, having previously long taught at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He now lives in Murcia, Spain.

His academic books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America (1998); Postindian Conversations (1999), with Gerald Vizenor; Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American Fictions (2003), which won the American Book Award in 2004; Gothic to Multicultural: Idioms of Imagining in American Literary Fiction (2009); Modern American Counter Writing: Beats, Outriders, Ethnics (2010), and collections like Other Britain, Other British: Contemporary Multicultural Fiction (1995); Beat Generation Writers (1996); China Fictions/English Language: Literary Essays in Diaspora, Memory, Story (2008); The Salt Companion to Jim Barnes (2010); Gerald Vizenor: Texts and Contexts (2010); and Herman Melville, 4 Vols (2001): Native American Writing, 4 Vols (2011), African American Writing, 5 Vols (2013), and U.S.Latino/a Writing, 4 Vols (2013). He edited the Special Japan edition of Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies in 2006.

His creative work is reflected in Japan Textures: Sight and Word (2007), with Mark Gresham; Tokyo Commute: Japanese Customs and Way of Life Viewed from the Odakyu Line (2011); and the poetry collections Ars Geographica: Maps and Compasses (2012), Portrait and Landscape: Further Geographies (2013), and Imaginarium: Sightings, Galleries, Sightlines (2013).


The broad theme this year is Cultures of Violence. The Workshop will examine recent intellectual explorations of cultural, political and social aspects of violence (including quotidian violence) and broaden their scope by throwing light on different features of contemporary Indian life. The Workshop is intended to give young researchers an opportunity to share their work with some of the faculty of the CSSSC and other senior scholars in the field. It is aimed at doctoral and postdoctoral students and young lecturers (below the age of 35) whose ongoing or recently completed work focuses on one or more aspects of the broad theme. They are required to present a paper around the theme of the Workshop. The morning session of each day will be devoted to faculty presentations based on a select number of readings (usually three). Each of these sessions will address a specific topic like theorizing violence, caste violence, religious violence, quotidian violence, representing violence, the city and rape, nonviolence etc. The afternoon sessions are for students' presentations (twenty minutes followed by discussant's comments and an open discussion). CSSSC will bear the expenses of AC three tier rail travel, accommodation and food in Calcutta for all selected candidates. Priority will be given to students from dalit, tribal and minority backgrounds. Those wishing to participate in the workshop may apply with their current CV clearly indicating date of birth, educational qualifications, current academic affiliation and mailing address and email IDs. Applications must include a brief description (between 500 and 750 words in typed pages) of the paper they intend to present on the theme of the Workshop. E-mail application must reach the Registrar, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta latest by 10 December, 2015 [email:]. For further details, check CSSSC's website:


9th Doctoral Thesis Conference @ IBS

FPM @ IIM Lucknow

The Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice - EQUIS 2015

Join us in the City of Peace from December 20-22, 2015 at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan for the Second Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice. Final Deadline for Abstracts is Friday, December 4, 2015.

The symposium is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary event. Abstracts and papers passing the peer-review selection will appear in the EQUIS Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6865). We invite proposals of 250 words through our online system that consider the following themes:

Administration, Policy and Leadership
Aging and Population
Business and Management Education
Children and Youth
Cross-Cultural Issues in the Classroom
Curriculum, Research and Development
Cultural Studies
Distance Education, Open and E-learning
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Education Counseling and Psychology
Education for Sustainable Development
Education Technology and Globalization
Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Equity and Social Justice
ESL / EFL Education
Families, Marriage and Parenting
Gender Studies (Women, Men, LGBT)
Health, Sex and Physical Education
Healthcare and Social Support
Higher Education / Further Education
Human Rights Education
ICT and Education
Indigenous and Rural Education
Inequality and Justice
Language Rights
Math and Science Education
Multimedia Applications in Education
Music and Art Education
Migration and Identity
Politics, Conflict and Peace Studies
Refugees and Diaspora Issues
Religious Freedom
Secondary Education
Second Language Acquisition
Social Media and Networking in Education
Special Needs and Disabled Education
Teaching and Learning
Teacher Education
Urban Studies and Education
Other Areas (please specify)

New academic opportunities from the Virtual Institute network

Dear Vi friends,

ARTNeT has issued a call for applications for its 11th Capacity Building Workshop for Empirical Trade Analysis on the impact of trade facilitation and aid for trade, to be held December 21-24 in Bangkok.

Organizers welcome applications from researchers under 42 years of age, particularly from Asia-Pacific economies. Candidates must be fluent in English, and have Master's level knowledge of economics, international economics or other relevant field. They must also have some experience in conducting research in trade, trade facilitation, aid for trade and trade integration.

To apply, submit a complete application form, along with CV and copy of passport by November 27 to

I hope you find this information useful and that you will distribute widely among your professional circles.

Best regards,

Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 917 5823 Fax: +41-22 917 0050
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rethinking Architecture Education: Towards a Better Practice

Rethinking Architecture Education: Towards a Better Practice
9th to 11th March 2016
Debbieh, Lebanon

The aim of RAE2016 is to discuss and exchange experiences on educational innovation in undergraduate and postgraduate studies in architecture and urbanism. Seeking to instil in graduates the necessary skills and knowledge for working and improving their practice, the conference acknowledges and celebrates the uniqueness of these fields of knowledge.

Web address:
Sponsored by: Beirut Arab University

PSPC 2016 - 9th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference

PSPC 2016 - 9th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference
9th to 11th March 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

Web address:
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce 9th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference, hosted by the Tomorrow People Organization. This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in the conference related topics.

Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection 2016 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the related fields and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

Agriculture, Child labor, Children and youth, Culture, Disability, Disadvantaged groups, Economic development, Education, Empowerment strategies, Ethnic studies, Food production and safety, Gender issues, Labor market policies, Literacy, Micro-finance, Minorities, Pension Reforms, Poverty, Poverty growth and inequality, Poverty reduction strategies, Poverty monitoring, Poverty and social Impacts, Poverty and culture, Poverty and education, Poverty measurement and analysis, Public health, Race and ethnicity, Rural development, Rural education, Social capital, Social inclusion, Social policies, Social risk management, Special and inclusive education, Sustainable development, Vocational education, Water supply, Other areas related to poverty, development and social issues

Applications are accepted online at: on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available. Due to limited space in the venue and highly competitive admission process, we strongly encourage early applications in order to secure a spot in the conference.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of PSPC 2016 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in March 2016, as one of our participants, coming from over 60 countries worldwide!


PSPC 2016 Organizing Committee

Monstrous Geographies

Monstrous Geographies

5th Global Meeting
Call for Presentations 2016

Wednesday 11th May - Friday 13th May 2016
Prague, Czech Republic

What do ancient burial sites, haunted houses, post-apocalyptic landscapes, and even recent topographical manifestations of the Gaza conflict or the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 all have in common? Even if they no longer bear the physical markers of violence, the geographic locations of devastation and human suffering are often imbued with memories of horror that are passed on from generation to generation through various textual, audio and visual media.

What is the relationship between evil and the monstrous? Is the monstrous always rooted in the element of evil? Can disasters caused by nature be regarded as evil? Can we talk about geographies of poverty, hunger and homelessness in relation to monstrosity? Can evil and/or monstrosity be immanent to place or are they performed by cultural discourse, rituals and practices of memory? How do the monstrous and the geographic intersect in architecture, the arts, popular culture, politics, and the sciences?

We welcome presentations, papers, reports, performances, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels from all academic disciplines. Presentations may include but are not limited to the following topics:

- Unknown worlds
- Dystopic landscapes
- Sites of heterotopia
- Malevolent regions
- Bodies as maps and maps as bodies
- Places of isolation, incarceration and madness
- Places of rituals and incest
- Sites of experimentation
- Evil planets and dimensions
- Worlds as dark reflections/twins of Earth
- Alien landscapes
- Sites of environmental disasters (both natural and manmade)
- Sites of starvation, disaster and pestilence
- De-militarized zones and no-man's lands
- Monstrostiy and liminality
- Religion, ritual and monstrosity
- Haunted sites and spectral spaces
- Graveyards
- Sites of conflict and violence
- Terrain vague, abandoned buildings
- The architecture of death and destruction (sites of torture and extermination)
- Geographical manifestations of the uncanny
- Tourism and monstrous geographies
- Monstrous Dreamscapes
- Mazes
- Monstrous materialities
- Ethics and morality in relation to monstrosity and evil
- Monstrous geographies of the body and the mind

Further details and information can be found at the conference website:

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. We welcome proposals by academics, teachers, independent researchers, students, artists, NGOs and anyone interested in manifestations of monstrosity in space.

Call for Cross-Over Presentations
The Monstrous Geographies project will be meeting at the same time as two other projects: Exploring the Erotic and Interdisciplinary Thinking and Planning. In addition we welcome submissions which cross the divide between two or even all three project areas. If you would like to be considered for a cross project session, please mark your submission "Crossover Submission".

What to Send
300 word abstracts, proposals and other forms of contribution should be submitted by Friday 4th December 2015.
All submissions be minimally double reviewed, under anonymous (blind) conditions, by a global panel drawn from members of the Project Team and the Advisory Board. In practice our procedures usually entail that by the time a proposal is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple reviewed.

You will be notified of the panel's decision by Wednesday 16th December 2015.
If your submission is accepted for the conference, a full draft of your contribution should be submitted by Friday 18th March 2016.

Abstracts may be in Word, RTF or Notepad formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: Monstrous Geographies Abstract Submission

Where to Send
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs:

Organising Chairs:
Stephen Morris:
Rob Fisher:

A number of eBooks and paperback books have already emerged from and/or are in press from the work of the project. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation. Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

ICCF - International Conference on Commerce and Finance

ICCF - International Conference on Commerce and Finance
26th to 27th May 2016
Istanbul, Turkey

The overall objective of the ICCF 2016 is to stimulate discussion on various issues affecting commerce, economics, e-commerce, finance, marketing, management, bussiness as well as to encourage research in interdisciplinary studies.

Web address:
Sponsored by:Istanbul Commerce University

CALL FOR PAPERS: INTCESS-2016 - 3rd International Conference On Education And Social Sciences



8th, 9th and 10th February 2016




You are invited to participate in INTCESS 2016 - 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES that will be held in ISTANBUL, Turkey on the 8th, 9th and 10th February 2016.


INTCESS 2016 is an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference that provides the ideal opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and high education students of different disciplines, discuss new issues, and discover the most recent researches in all fields of EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES in a multicultural atmosphere.

You will be able to share all your experiences with other experts in a truly international atmosphere. This conference will be held at international level. Plenty of participants more than 60 different countries all over the world are expected to attend.


include, but are not limited to:
all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theater and others.


- Abstract Submission Deadline: 16th November 2015

- Final Paper Submission Deadline: 25th December 2015

- Registration deadline for Authors: 25th December 2015

- Conference Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th February 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey


1. All the accepted full papers are going to be published in the Abstracts & Proceedings CD-ROM (e-book) with an ISBN number and will be given to the participants on the conference day.

2. Participants also will be able to reach and download the Abstracts & Proceedings E-book from OCERINT's online e-library ( web site.

3. INTCESS 2016 Abstracts & Proceedings will also be included in Google Scholar and sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

4. NEW!!! The papers (depending upon their author's wish) will also sent to be reviewed for publishing in one of our peer reviewed online International e-journals with an ISSN number which is also sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Citation Indexes.


Istanbul (Turkey) is one of the most impressive cities in the world: unique for its culture, historical and artistic richness, cultural and musical events of all kinds, lovely weather in winter and tasty gastronomy.
Organized by: OCERINT - International Organization Center of Academic Research

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul.

INTCESS 2016 Organizing Committee

Conference website:



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