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: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/acah2016/
Enquiries: acah@iafor.org


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: http://iafor.org/acah2016-registration

-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:
http://iafor.org/acah2016-call-for-papers/#conference-streams


***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 - http://iafor.org


***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).


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