ICOAH 2014 examines number of areas relating to the Arts and Humanities. Research areas such Visual and Performing Arts, Ethnic Studies, Human History and Prehistory, Digital Humanities, Postcolonial Identities, Anthropology, Literature and some more related topics will be examining in this conference.
ICOAH 2014 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, practitioners and scholar students to exchange and share their knowledge, experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects relating to Art and Humanities, and discuss the upcoming trends in the area of art and humanity.
Call for Papers
The Arts and Humanities touch peoples’ lives at every level. They contribute to our quality of life because, once our basic subsistence needs have been satisfied, they encompass those things that make life worth living. They also contribute to the level of civilization that makes this country such an attractive place in which to live and work. Arts and Humanities research underpins our experience when we attend a concert or a theatre, visit an art exhibition, a museum or a heritage site, read a book, or simply wonder what it means to be human.
The Arts and Humanities cover a very wide range of intellectual and practice-based disciplines and research areas. These include history, classics, archaeology, english literature, philosophy, religion, law, modern languages, linguistics, informatics, media studies, drama, music and design. The International Conference on Arts & Humanities (ICOAH 2014) is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Arts and Humanities.
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
Culture, Religion and Ethnic Studies
- Colonization, Globalization and Decolonization
- Race and Ethnicity
- Post Colonial Identities
- Culture and Heritage
- Religion and Modern World
- Ethics and Religion
- Popular Culture Vs High Culture
- Religion beliefs and International Human Rights
Film, Media and Graphic Designing
- Graphic Design, Illustration and digital arts
- Emerging Technologies and Media Studies
- Film History and World Cinemas
- Journalism and Media
Folklore and Ethnomusicology
- Music, Medicine, Health, Healing and culture
- Sound and Video Archive
- World Music Culture
- Folk Memory and Folklore
- Cultural History and Folk Medicine
- Folk Believes and Folk Religion
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
- Technology Impact and Use of Language
- Language Mind and Multilingualism
- Sign Language and Symbolic Systems
- Language Maintenance and Language Shifts
- Language Attitude and Identity
- Child Language Acquisition
- Linguistics and Sociolinguistics
- Language Policy and Language Planning
- Language Program Management
- Literacy and Education
- Language and Culture Archives
Visual and Performing Arts
- Theatre, Drama and Opera
- Dance and Dance History
- Painting, sculpture, Drawing and Photography
- Public speaking and Creative Writing
- Arts, Art History and Art Management
(This session specially designed for academicians who expected to presents their findings in Sinhala Medium)
ICOAH 2014 awards
Best paper Award
This award will be granted to the best paper in ICOAH 2014 . Organizing committee will select the best paper based on feedback of scientific review committee. Evaluation based on relevancy of paper on given themes, content and quality of the paper and impotency of findings. Both oral and virtual paper submission will be eligible to “Best paper award”. Decision of ICOAH 2014 organizing committee is the final decision.
Best Presentation Awards
This award will be granted to presenters based on their presentations at the conference. Quality of the presentation, content of the presentation and level of interaction with the audience in the Q&A session will be used by Session Chair to select the best paper in his/her session. Decision of Session Chair will be the final decision.
Best student award
This award will be granted to student presentations. Quality of the presentation, time management and quality of the findings relevant to ongoing practices may have higher level of chance to get selected. Decision of the ICOAH 2014 Research panel will be the final decision.
Desamanya Prof. J.B. Disanayaka
Emeritus Professor of Sinhala, Desamānya J. B. Disanayaka, occupies a prominent place among the Sinhala scholars in contemporary Sri Lanka. Prof. Disanayaka retired from the University of Colombo in 2002, after a long and distinguished career as the Senior Professor of Sinhala. In 2007, he was appointed as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Thailand and served as a diplomat for four years. Throughout his professional career – first as Professor of Sinhala, and then as an Ambassador — Prof. Disanayaka’srenownin linguistics attracted the attention of academic and public domains. He has had a major influence on Sinhala language and grammar, and a significant effect on a range of other areas from culture to journalism, children’s literature to language technology.
- Desamanya Prof. J.B. Disanayaka Sri Lanka
- Prof. Ratnasiri Arangala Sri Lanka
- Dr. Izabella Parowicz Germany
- Prof.Nanumasa Swamy India