International Conference on Arts and Humanities- 2014 (ICOAH 2014)

Organization: The International Institute of Knowledge Management


Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Event Date/Time: Apr 02, 2014 / 8:30 am - (GMT +6:00 hours) End Date/Time: Apr 03, 2014 / 5:30 pm - (GMT +6:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2013
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2014
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- Conference on Arts & Humanities

The Arts and Humanities include the disciplines of ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts. These disciplines explore, share, and recreate expressions of the human experience.The arts and humanities explore human experience through creative expression and critical analysis of history, literature, philosophy and religion.

The arts and humanities touch people’s lives at every level. They contribute to our quality of life because, once our basic subsistence needs have been satisfied, they encompass those things that make life worth living. They also contribute to the level of civilization that makes this country such an attractive place in which to live and work. Arts and humanities research underpins our experience when we attend a concert or a theatre, visit an art exhibition, a museum or a heritage site, read a book, or simply wonder what it means to be human. Activities, such as these, it is thought, enrich our understanding of our own lives, fire our imaginations, give us a safe emotional outlet, help us feel we share fascinations with others and belong to a continuum of human activities, all of which make us happy. Arts and humanities research also allows us to grow our body of knowledge on all aspects of human experience, agency, identity and expression, as constructed through language, literature, artifacts and performance.

This International Conference on Arts and Humanities cover a very wide range of intellectual and practice-based disciplines and research areas. These include history, classics, archaeology, English literature, philosophy, religion, law, modern languages, linguistics, informatics, media studies, drama, music and design. ICOAH 2014 is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Arts and Humanities. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:


Visual and Performing Arts

  • Theater, Drama and Opera
  • Dance and Dance History
  • Painting, sculpture, Drawing and Photography
  • Public speaking and Creative Writing
  • Arts, Art History and Art Management

Folklore and Ethnomusicology

  • Music, Medicine, Health, Healing and culture
  • Sound and Video Archive
  • World Music Culture
  • Folk Memory and Folklore
  • Cultural History and Folk Medicine
  • Folk Believes and Folk Religion

Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

  • Technology Impact and Use of Language
  • Language Mind and Multilingualism
  • Sign Language and Symbolic Systems
  • Language Maintenance and Language Shifts
  • Language Attitude and Identity
  • Child Language Acquisition
  • Linguistics and Sociolinguistics
  • Language Policy and Language Planning
  • Language Program Management
  • Literacy and Education
  • Language and Culture Archives

Film, Media and Graphic Designing

  • Graphic Design, Illustration and digital arts
  • Emerging Technologies and Media Studies
  • Film History and World Cinemas
  • Journalism and Media

Culture, Religion and Ethnic Studies

  • Colonization, Globalization and Decolonization
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Post Colonial Identities
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Religion and Modern World
  • Ethics and Religion
  • Popular Culture Vs High Culture
  • Religion beliefs and International Human Rights

“Sinhala” Session (This session specially designed for academicians who expected to presents their findings in Sinhala Medium)



Sri Lanka


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