In this talk, Professor Gaurav Desai aims to think through “the figure of the migrant not just as someone who moves from one sociopolitical context – village, town, city, nation – to another, but to think through migrant experiences as they relate to larger planetary concerns.”
“By reviewing a series of personal Great Wall explorations… I will show how diverse, personal, unconventional – and “foreign” – approaches have made significant contributions to the surprisingly narrow, Sino-centric and limited corpus of Great Wall knowledge, as well as popular understanding.”
In his Keynote Presentation at ECAH2017, Dr Paul Lowe from the University of the Arts London discusses how the photographic image has engaged with the historical moment, from its inception in the mid nineteenth century to the present day.
“literary works of art can give voice to the victims to tell their story, function as tools of memorialisation and documentation, and offer interpretations of reconciliation processes and of legality itself”
“By appropriating and re-contextualising traditional art forms gathered from other places, they were able to reinterpret their own cultural identity and thereby make a profound impact on their national consciousness.” Lord Charles Bruce reflects on the encounters of Europeans and Asians during the colonial period.
To what extent can national classical literature be regarded as a source and a pivot of national identity? Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova discusses the influence of national classical literature on moulding national identity.
In this interview with IAFOR’s Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova shares some of her personal experiences and thoughts on how her generation came of age in Russia and the impact literature and arts has had on the nation’s identity.
In her Keynote Presentation at The IAFOR North American Conference on Media, Film, and Cultural Studies, Jenna Stern discusses the value of “Creative Pluralism” – having the ability to pursue multiple passions while staying focused on your main goals.
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) proudly announces the winners of this year’s IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award at The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship (LibrAsia) in Osaka, Japan.
Jared Baxter explores new concepts and theories on van Gogh’s Starry Night and asserts that poetic inspiration arose from Dante Alighieri’s heavenly zenith, the Trinitarian Empyrean, where, in the final lines of his epic poem, the pilgrim’s dream is realised.
A look into the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary world of an IAFOR conference and why you should attend. Featuring footage shot at our conferences and interviews with leading academics.