Call for Papers: Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2017 (ACAH2017) & Asian Conference on Literature 2017 (LibrAsia2017)

call for papers [150-2]The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The Asian Conference on the Arts & Humanities 2017 (ACAH2017) & The Asian Conference on Literature 2017 (LibrAsia2017).

The Abstract Submission Deadline is January 15, 2017.

To submit an abstract:

Please remember to submit your abstract(s) before the deadline in order to complete the review process.

The Registration Deadline is February 15, 2017.



Join us in Kobe, Japan and contribute to the conference dialogue along with ACAH2017 & LibrAsia2017 Programme Advisor, Dr. A. Robert Lee, a Britisher who helped establish American Studies in the UK and Conference Chairs, Dr. Patrick Lo of University of Tsukuba, Dr. Dickson Chiu of University of Hong Kong and Mr. Andrew J Stark of The Southport School as we discuss this year’s conference theme “History, Story, Narrative”. For more information on ACAH2017 & LibrAsia2017 Conference Co-Chairs, Keynote & Featured Speakers, please visit our website.

Join IAFOR at ACAH2017 & LibrAsia2017  to:

  • Deliver your research findings to a global audience
  • Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
  • Benefit from IAFOR’s interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in the field of Arts & Humanities and Literature
  • Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
  • Participate in interactive audience sessions
  • Access international networking opportunities

Conference Theme

The conference theme for ACAH2017 & LibrAsia2017 is “History, Story, Narrative”, and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

  • Arts – Teaching and Learning the Arts
  • Arts – Arts Policy, Management and Advocacy
  • Arts – Arts Theory and Criticism
  • Arts – Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
  • Arts – Visual Arts Practices
  • Arts – Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music
  • Arts – Literary Arts Practices
  • Arts – Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New Media
  • Arts – Other Arts
  • Humanities – Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
  • Humanities – Aesthetics, Design
  • Humanities – Language, Linguistics
  • Humanities – Knowledge
  • Humanities – Philosophy, Ethics, Consciousness
  • Humanities – History, Historiography
  • Humanities – Literature/Literary Studies*
  • Humanities – Political Science, Politics
  • Humanities – Teaching and Learning
  • Humanities – Globalisation
  • Humanities – Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
  • Humanities – Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
  • Humanities – First Nations and Indigenous Peoples
  • Humanities – Sexuality, Gender, Families
  • Humanities – Religion, Spirituality
  • Humanities – Cyberspace, Technology
  • Humanities – Science, Environment and the Humanities
  • Humanities – Other Humanities
  • Literature – African Literature
  • Literature – Ancient & Classical Literature
  • Literature – Anglo-American Literature
  • Literature – Arabic/Middle Eastern Literature
  • Literature – Asian Literature
  • Literature – Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Literature – Comparative Literature
  • Literature – European Literature
  • Literature – Folktales, Myths and Legends
  • Literature – Historical and Political Literature
  • Literature – Indigenous People’s/Ethnic Literatures & Minority Discourses
  • Literature – Latin American Literature
  • Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Literature – Literary Practice
  • Literature – Literary Translation and Translatology
  • Literature – Literature and Film
  • Literature – Literature, Language and Identity
  • Literature – Literature and Religion
  • Literature – Poetry
  • Literature – Manuscriptology, Textual and Genetic Criticism
  • Literature – Memoir and Autobiography
  • Literature – Teaching Literature
  • Literature – Travel Writing
  • Literature – Theatre and Drama

About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization’s platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR’s credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.
To learn more about IAFOR –

Contact Info:

Mr. Kiyoshi Mana
Director of International Relations

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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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