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The IIKM – Art and humanities conference 2019
September 19, 2019 @ 8:00 amSeptember 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm SMT
ARTS AND HUMANITIES CONFERENCE 2019
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) in collaboration with Concordia University (Montreal) is pleased to invite you to its 6th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2019 which will be held on 19th – 20th September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme of the conference is “Decolonization in the Arts and Humanities.” Decolonized practice aims to be equitable among all cultures, to be precise in language and in historical context, to respect all ways of knowing and being, to better represent past knowledge, and to generate new knowledge based on these values.
This year’s conference will focus on research and art that challenge colonialist academic structures and paradigms, that tell stories in their authentic historical contexts, and that celebrate indigenous ways. Artists, researchers, educators, and visionaries from all cultures and disciplines will share and discuss research of local significance; technological innovation designed to empower, include, and decolonize; listening practices (in culture, history, language, environment, and perception studies); and interrelations among old and new practices. We invite you to join us in Kuala Lumpur on 19 – 20 September 2019 to exchange knowledge, insights, and questions; to participate in workshops, performances, and discussions; and to make new connections.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Decolonization in the Arts and Humanities”
All research papers will be evaluated by the international recognized scholars in a double-blind reviewing process and research papers will be selected according to the international research standard. All the accepted research papers/abstract will be eligible to be presented at the conference and they should register on or before the deadline.
Research / Creation in Visual and Performing Arts
New Technology and Arts
Art in Society
Journalism, Media, and Mass Communications
Humanities and Social Sciences
ICOAH 2019 – “Decolonization in the Arts and Humanities“
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) is pleased to invite abstracts for its 6th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2019 which will be held on 19 -20 September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme of the conference is “Decolonization in the Arts and Humanities.”
Globalization increases collaboration and cross-pollination among peoples and cultures, but it also highlights power imbalances and colonialist behaviors in the ways non-Western cultures are treated and contextualized in academia and the arts. Many universities across Asia pursue higher global rankings through increased citation-count and thus hire scholars who focus on research of global applicability in the sciences, technology, and medicine, and not necessarily on locally relevant research in the humanities and the arts. Furthermore, in the words of fiber artist and social visionary Aram Han Sifuentes (2017), “Oftentimes, the crafts of other people are primitivized, fetishized, appropriated, stolen, and stripped of their context [by scholars from colonizing cultures].” She emphasizes, “in our language, overtly and subtly, we assert our baggage (history, values, cultural hierarchies) onto other cultures.”
Recently, we see an emergence of decolonization discourse in the arts and humanities that challenges deeply-rooted colonialist misconceptions and acknowledges injustices of the past, the destruction caused by imperialism, and related present suffering. Decolonized practice aims to be equitable among all cultures, to be precise in language and in historical context, and to respect all ways of knowing and being.
We call artists, researchers, educators, and visionaries from all cultures and disciplines to share your work and knowledge, with awareness towards decolonizing academic structures and paradigms, towards telling stories in their authentic historical contexts, and with embracing openness towards indigenous ways.
In a non-exclusive way we are interested in :
Research of local significance: Research and practice in the arts and humanities, contextualized in their authentic historical and cultural settings, and delivered by insiders/stakeholders.
Technological innovation, particularly new technologies that are designed to decolonize, empower, and include.
Listening practices—listening to oral histories, to other peoples, to nature, to our cities, to our bodies.
The old and the new: we understand the linguistic pitfalls of the (potentially hierarchical) terms “traditional” and “contemporary” so instead we are looking for the old, the new, the-old-in-the-new, and the-new-in-the-old.
Please send us your research and art abstracts by 20th May 2019. All submissions will be evaluated in a double-blind review process by a committee of international scholars. Accepted researchers and artists must pay and register by the Regular Payment deadline, 19th July 2019 in order to present at the conference.