5th Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities (ACAH) 2014

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  • The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum (IAFOR) in con­junc­tion with its global uni­ver­sity part­ners is proud to announce the Fifth Asian Con­fer­ence on the Arts and Human­i­ties, to be held from April 3 – 6 2014, at the Rihga Royal Hotel, & The Osaka Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­ter, Osaka, Japan.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    Indi­vid­ual, Com­mu­nity & Soci­ety: Con­flict, Res­o­lu­tion & Syn­ergy

    Join us as we cel­e­brate the 5th Anniver­sary of the Asian Con­fer­ence on Arts and Human­i­ties, and explore new avenues of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary study 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.

    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 and Human­i­ties have long rec­og­nized these dif­fer­ences and fric­tions when they try to explain con­flict through the sys­tem­atic explo­ration of ideas, words, and artis­tic expres­sion. 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. This is cen­tral to the global vision of iafor.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    Sub­mis­sions are orga­nized into the fol­low­ing the­matic 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 Media
    • Other Arts


    • 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

    NB *if you wish to sub­mit a paper in the field of Lit­er­a­ture or Lit­er­ary Stud­ies, please apply through the LibrA­sia 2014 sis­ter con­fer­ence site.

    LibrA­sia Sis­ter Conference

    ACAH 2014 will be held along­side the fourth Asian Con­fer­ence on Lit­er­a­ture and Librar­i­an­ship – LibrA­sia 2014, and reg­is­trants for either con­fer­ence will be given the oppor­tu­nity to attend ses­sions in the par­al­lel event at no extra charge.

    2014 DAMIN Round Table

    The Fifth Con­fer­ence on the Arts and Human­i­ties is happy to host the 2014 DAMIN Round Table (When Ori­ent and Occi­dent Meet) as part of the con­fer­ence.

    DAMIN is an inter­na­tional research part­ner­ship study­ing Sil­ver Mon­en­tary Depre­ci­a­tion and Inter­na­tional Rela­tions. The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum is a part­ner orga­ni­za­tion, and oth­ers include the National Cen­ter for Sci­en­tific Research — CNRS (France), The Ecole Nor­male Superieure (France), The National Museum of Den­mark, The Finan­cial Uni­ver­sity (Rus­sia), The Far East­ern Fed­eral Uni­ver­sity (Rus­sia), Tokyo Uni­ver­sity (Japan), and Keio Uni­ver­sity (Japan).

    Atten­dees for ACAH2014 will be able to attend Round Table ses­sions as part of the event.

    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 peer-​reviewed IAFOR Jour­nal of Arts and Human­i­ties.

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