The European Conference on Arts & Humanities
Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Monday, July 13, 2015 - Thursday, July 16, 2015 (All Day)
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2015
Registration Deadline for Presenters: June 15, 2015
Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience the UK. Join a global academic community.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the Arts & Humanities. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECAH2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
For the second consecutive year, the European Conference on Arts & Humanities will be held alongside The European Conference Literature and Librarianship, The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film and The European Conference on Cultural Studies. Registration for any one of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the others.
ECAH2015 Conference Theme: “Power”
While the fields of arts and the humanities can seem removed from issues related to power, both can exercise power in the form of social influence through words and images, or can examine the exercise and influences of such power on humanity. The study and analysis of different expressions of power can move from serious existential questions at the personal level to complex social and even political problems at a wider level. Is the pen (or brush) truly mightier than the sword? And if so, in what sense? Or can it be argued that at times they can be one and the same?
By proposing such an open 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, central to the global vision of IAFOR.
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ECAH2015 Keynote Speakers
ECAH2015 Keynote Speaker
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Paul is the Course Director of the Masters Programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. He was responsible for the development and launch of a new part time mode of the course delivered entirely online using web conferencing, blogs and the VLE, launched in 2008. Paul is an award-winning photographer, whose work is represented by Panos Pictures, and who has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and The Independent amongst others. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela’s release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny.
He is a consultant to the World Press Photo foundation in Amsterdam, on online education of professional photojournalists in the majority world. His book, Bosnians, documenting 10 years of the war and post war situation in Bosnia, was published in April 2005 by Saqi books. He regularly contributes to international and national conferences in Photography, Media and Education, and has published chapters in edited books on these themes as well.
ECAH2015 Conference Chair
The Reverend Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
ECAH2015 Conference Chair
Chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board
Order of the Sacred Treasure (瑞宝中授章), M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S.
Professor Picken is the Chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia.
As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a Professor of Philosophy at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines.
In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government. More recently, in 2012 he was invited to London to attend a reception at the Japanese Embassy, hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as an expression of their gratitude towards Britons who had helped support Japan after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Professor Picken helped organize fundraising efforts through both the Japan Society of Scotland, of which he is the chair, in the UK, and IAFOR in Japan.
As Chairman of the IAB, Professor Picken is responsible for the academic affairs and direction of the organization. He is also responsible for the development of the IAFOR Research Institutes.
Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, and through the IAFOR IAB. He is also the Chairman of the Academic Board of New College, Birmingham. He lives near Glasgow with his wife and two children.
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Arts and Humanities is an editorially independent journal associated with ECAH. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organised thematically.
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. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.
IAFOR University & Institutional Partners
The International Academic Forum works with our partner institutions to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.
We work with senior administrators and professors to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. This global partnership alliance allows our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.