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The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2014
full name / name of organization:
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2014 (ECAH2014)
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014
Location: Thistle Hotel, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
2014 Conference Theme:
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university partners is proud to announce the Second European Conference on Arts & Humanities, to be held from July 17-20- 2014, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton, in the United Kingdom.
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the UK, explore Brighton, London and the South-East of England, join a global academic community…
Conflict from earliest times has been a characteristic of the human condition. The struggle between our individual selves and our social selves arises from what makes us unique on the one hand, being challenged by our being part of an interdependent structure of relationships on the other.
The specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, and aspirations, that helps to define us, can sit sometimes uncomfortably alongside our commitments to those closest to us, our communities and our cultures. This can lead to conflict at different levels.
Conflict within communities and societies is inevitable given that these groups are based on commonality of geography, values, attitudes, and beliefs that help to differentiate one from another. The dialectic engendered by diversity, however, although it may lead to conflict, can play an important role in the expansion of ideas in communities and societies. One major challenge of modern society is to harness the synergy that emerges from the interactive dialectic generated by these differences.
The Arts have long recognized these differences and frictions when they try to explain conflict through the systematic exploration of ideas, words, and artistic expression, and have used narratives to great effect in both drama and documentary. By proposing such a wide-ranging 2014 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, a bridging idea central to the global vision of IAFOR.
The European Conference on Arts & Humanities, or ECAH is the sister conference to the established Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH), and will build on the conversations and partnerships that have developed over the past few years, with this second event in the UK. This conference is a remarkable exercise in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. We look forward to seeing you in Brighton in 2014!
Professor Stuart D.B. Picken