Donald E. Hall explains the essential need for interdisciplinary education in the liberal arts and sciences – especially as informed by the humanities, the social sciences, the visual and performing arts and cultural studies.
“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.
Professor Hsiao-Chuan Hsia of the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies at Shih Hsin University in Taiwan discusses Gender, Citizenship and Empowerment of Marriage Migrants in East Asia at The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2014.
“It has been much discussed that the intricate process of globalisation brings about contradictory consequences.” Professor Koichi Iwabuchi discusses the Predicament of the Borderland Imagination in his Keynote Presentation at The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2014.
Internationally recognised specialist in human rights, sexuality and culture, Professor Baden Offord, speaks with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, about Cultural Studies as a discipline, its strengths and effects.
Professor Donald E. Hall of LeHigh University, USA, discusses the origins of Queer Studies, growing up in the deep south, and The Routledge Queer Studies Reader with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane.
Bill Ashcroft discusses the function of literature in the twentieth century, and argues that literature, far more than the language of politics, has the capacity to speak to power by speaking beyond it.
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.