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The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2017

Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan

Wednesday, March 22 - Saturday, March 25, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2016

Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 15, 2017


Conference Themes: “Identity” & “History, Story, Narrative”


The conference themes for ACERP2017 are “Identity” and “History, Story and Narrative”, and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives.

These dual themes are complementary in that they hope to excite research on a variety of subjects related to personal and group Identity, as well as the histories, stories and narratives that help situate us within communities and societies, and in the wider world in which we exist.

Crises of individual identity include losses and questioning of faith, of concepts of “truth” and “right”, and of ethical and religious societal responses to changing norms in different countries. These questions of identity go right to the heart of what it is to be a human.

This conference also asks us to consider the connected notions of history, story and narrative within the context of ethics, religion, and philosophy, however, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2017 (ACERP2017) will be held alongside The Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences (ACP2017). Registration for either of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the other.




IAFOR Publishing Opportunities




The IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy is a peer-reviewed, editorially independent, open access journal associated with IAFOR’s Conferences on ethics, religion and philosophy. A small number of papers from the Conference Proceedings will be selected by the journal editor for reworking and revising, in line with normal processes of review. It is expected that between five and ten percent of papers included in any given Conference Proceedings will be developed for inclusion in the journal. The editor may also commission pieces or accept articles from the open call, subject to the same processes of peer review.



Conference Proceedings

If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official Conference Proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system in time for the submission deadline.




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We work closely with senior administrators and professors to develop programmes that are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. It is through this global partnership alliance that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.