The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Third Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities, to be held from April 5-8 2012, at the Ramada Hotel, Osaka, Japan.
More than 600 academics from over forty-five different nations attended the 2010 and 2011 events. The Third Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities aims to build on the strengths and successes of the previous two years by offering a true celebration of interdisciplinary study in a stimulating scholarly environment, and in the wonderfully rich physical and cultural environment of Japan. This international conference will again bring together university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas and forge working relationships with each other over a stimulating, challenging, and fun long weekend.
The 2012 conference theme is "Encounters and Exchanges" and the organizers hope that this will again encourage and inspire exciting new research avenues, and further encourage academic and personal encounters and exchanges across national, religious, cultural and disciplinary divides.
ACAH 2012 will be held alongside the Second Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship - LibrAsia 2012, and registrants for either conference will be given the opportunity to attend sessions in the parallel event at no extra charge.
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 Journal of Arts and Humanities.
Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:
- 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
- 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
Prof. Akito Arima, Emeritus Professorand Former President of the University of Tokyo. Former Minister of Education and Science, Current Director of the Science Museum and President of the Haiku International Association.
- Prof. Georges Depeyrot, CNRS/ENS (Paris, France)
- Monty P. Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University (Indonesia)
- Emiko Miyashita, Haiku International Association and Secretary of the Haiku Poets’ Association’s International Department (Kyoto, Japan)