2nd European Conference on Arts & Humanities (ECAH) 2014 Brighton

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  • The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum (IAFOR) in con­junc­tion with its global uni­ver­sity part­ners is proud to announce the Sec­ond Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on Arts & Human­i­ties (ECAH) 2014 to be held on July 17 – 20, 2014 at the This­tle Hotel Brighton in Brighton, United King­dom.

    2014 Con­fer­ence Theme: “Indi­vid­ual, Com­mu­nity & Soci­ety: Con­flict, Res­o­lu­tion & Synergy”

    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.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    Sub­mis­sions are orga­nized into the fol­low­ing the­matic streams:


    • Media, Film Stud­ies, The­atre, Communication
    • Aes­thet­ics, Design
    • Lan­guage, Linguistics
    • Knowl­edge
    • Phi­los­o­phy, Ethics, Consciousness
    • His­tory, Historiography
    • Literature/​Literary Studies*
    • Polit­i­cal Sci­ence, Politics
    • Teach­ing and Learning
    • Glob­al­i­sa­tion
    • 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


    • 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 Media
    • Other Arts
    NB *if you wish to sub­mit a paper in the field of Lit­er­a­ture or Lit­er­ary Stud­ies, please apply through the LibEuro 2014 sis­ter conference.

    Pub­lish­ing Opportunities

    Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the oppor­tu­nity of pub­lish­ing their asso­ci­ated paper in the offi­cial con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings, and a selec­tion of papers will be con­sid­ered for inclu­sion in the inter­na­tion­ally reviewed IAFOR jour­nals asso­ci­ated with the con­fer­ence. For more infor­ma­tion about the IAFOR Jour­nal of Arts & Human­i­ties and other jour­nals, click here.

    Inter­na­tional, Inter­cul­tural, Interdisciplinary

    The Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on Arts & Human­i­ties is orga­nized as part of a month long series of aca­d­e­mic events in the UK orga­nized by IAFOR. Those attend­ing ECAH will have the oppor­tu­nity of attend­ing sev­eral other con­fer­ences held in par­al­lel for no extra charge:

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