Human Mobility and Cultural Identities through History

deadline for submissions: 
March 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
contact email: 

We are pleased to invite you to the 4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities, organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society of Nicosia, in cooperation with Larnaca Municipality and the Pontificia Università Salesiana. After the success of the past events, shaped by a fruitful exchange of ideas, this year our aim is explore the topic of human migration and its consequences in creating cultures and transforming identities. The conference is to be held on 26th-29th May 2020 at the Hall of Arts and Literature in Larnaca, Cyprus.
We warmly welcome all papers broadly relevant to the subject without predefining chronological and territorial limitations, as the major goal of the conference is to address questions that involve more than one research field and promote multidisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. The papers will be published online and in a dedicated volume.

Human mobility is a building block in historical development. Migrants act as a cultural bond in the exchange of ideas and achievements that shape and re-shape cultural identities throughout history. Whether peaceful or a fruit of conflicts, human migration has led to new inspirations and innovations, while at the same time it has caused deterioration and destruction.
We invite proposals that enable to delineate the perception of migration in different cultural and disciplinary contexts by studying the political, social, cultural and psychological effects of this phenomenon as reflected in literature, art, history and philosophy. We encourage also papers that accentuate on the influence of this phenomenon in strengthening social cohesion and creating multicultural values in human society, but also the adverse impact of the recurring cultural transfer on receiving societies.

To submit a proposal for a paper of approximately 20 minutes or a poster, please send an abstract of 350 words or less to icsah.eu@gmail.com by March 30th, 2020. The proposed contributions should not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Abstracts should include a title, a summary of the presentation, name of the author/s, institutional affiliation and email.

Conference languages: English, French, Italian. Conference fee: 50€
For further information about the conference, please see our website: www.icsah.eu

Please address further enquiries to: icsah.eu@gmail.com