Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ECAH 2014 - The Second European Conference on Arts and Humanities

ECAH 2014 - The Second European Conference on Arts and Humanities
17th to 20th July 2014
Brighton, United Kingdom

2014 Conference Theme:
"Individual, Community and Society: Conflict, Resolution and Synergy"

Web address:
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum
Abstract Deadline: March 15

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university
partners is proud to announce the Second European Conference on Arts and
Humanities, to be held from July 17-20-2014, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton,
in the United Kingdom.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a
supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience
the UK, explore Brighton, London and the South-East of England, join a
global academic community...

Conflict from earliest times has been a characteristic of the human
condition. The struggle between our individual selves and our social selves
arises from what makes us unique on the one hand, being challenged by our
being part of an interdependent structure of relationships on the other.

The specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, and aspirations,
that helps to define us, can sit sometimes uncomfortably alongside our
commitments to those closest to us, our communities and our cultures. This
can lead to conflict at different levels.

Conflict within communities and societies is inevitable given that these
groups are based on commonality of geography, values, attitudes, and
beliefs that help to differentiate one from another. The dialectic
engendered by diversity, however, although it may lead to conflict, can
play an important role in the expansion of ideas in communities and
societies. One major challenge of modern society is to harness the synergy
that emerges from the interactive dialectic generated by these differences.

The Arts have long recognized these differences and frictions when they try
to explain conflict through the systematic exploration of ideas, words, and
artistic expression, and have used narratives to great effect in both drama
and documentary. By proposing such a wide-ranging 2014 conference theme,
the organizers hope to encourage exciting new avenues of research, inspire
the creation of new explanatory concepts, and provide a context for
academic and personal encounters. The resultant exchanges it is hoped will
stimulate synergies that cross national, religious, cultural and
disciplinary divides, a bridging idea central to the global vision of IAFOR.

The European Conference on Arts and Humanities, or ECAH is the sister
conference to the established Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities
(ACAH), and will build on the conversations and partnerships that have
developed over the past few years, with this second event in the UK. This
conference is a remarkable exercise in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary
discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange
ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. We
look forward to seeing you in Brighton in 2014!

Professor Stuart D.B. Picken
Order of the Sacred Treasure, M.A., B.D., Ph.D., F.R.A.S.
Chairman, Japan Society of Scotland
Chairman IAFOR IAB
Conference Chair

Conference 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: Theatre, Dance, Music
Literary Arts Practices
Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New
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

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