2015 HUMANITIES CONFERENCE 9-10 November, 2015

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Faculty of Humanities, Chancellor College, University of Malawi

RETHINKING THE HUMANITIES IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AFRICA

The Faculty of Humanities has organised a two-day international conference to be held from 9th – 10th November 2015. The conference whose theme is "Rethinking the Humanities in Twenty-First Century Africa" aims at addressing questions relating to the relevance of the humanities in our modern world. Papers are invited from interested individuals on any of the following sub-themes or any other relevant topic:
 The humanities and issues of gender, sexuality and identity
 The humanities and national development
 The humanities and issues of governance
 Critical thinking in political and social leadership
 Indigenous knowledge and modern day challenges
 Indigenous languages in the global village
 The classics in the modern times
 Rethinking and reinventing the artistic past
 The humanities and technology
 Ritual, religion and the arts

CONFERENCE STRUCTURE
The conference will be organised in two parallel sessions. A keynote speaker will make a presentation at the opening of the conference.

CONFERENCE OUTCOMES
It is expected that the proceedings from this conference will help people understand and appreciate the important role that humanities play in modern life. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Humanities (JH) to be published in 2016.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The conference is open to members of staff, students, and experts in various disciplines within the humanities or related fields from within or outside Malawi.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Researchers are asked to submit abstracts in English. Abstracts in French will also be accepted. The submitted abstracts should not exceed 300 words. The abstracts should be submitted through email. Abstracts should clearly state research problem, objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 17 July 2015. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent on 31 July 2015 and full papers will be expected by 10 October 2015.

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi

LODGING AND ACCOMODATION
Conference organisers will not provide accommodation but will assist participants from outside Zomba and abroad to identify suitable and affordable accommodation close to Chancellor College.

REGISTRATION FEES
Local participants will be required to pay a registration fee of MK2000 while international participants will pay US $50.

CONTACTS
Dr Japhet Bakuwa
+265 888 879 248/ +265 997 295 953
Email:
humanities-conference2015@cc.ac.mw