Knowledge Society or Knowledge for Society? (ICSSH - 2011)

Venue: Faculty of Arts

Location: Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Event Date/Time: Dec 16, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 17, 2011
Registration Date: Aug 30, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 01, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Dec 01, 2011
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Armed uprisings, natural disasters, global recession, climate change…. The events and issues that have dominated the world scene in the first decade of the 21st century have highlighted, more than ever, the need for knowledge generation and knowledge sharing that has at its core the well-being of the human. More than ever before, social scientists and humanists have a role to play in the production of rich and nuanced "knowledges" that attend to the multi-faceted and inter-connected nature of our existence on planet earth and the fragile ecologies that we create with other life forms which inhabit that planet. In the case of Sri Lanka, recent events of both local and global reach have made it imperative that we retain the human subject at the centre of what we as scholars do and how we know. The proposed conference invites contributions on the following sub-themes from scholars whose research will help highlight the transformative potential of the humanities and social sciences and re-vision what humanists and social scientists do in Sri Lanka in the new century.


Knowledge, Equity and Development
The Environment
Governance, Rights and the Discourse of Development
Transforming and Transformative Education
Conflict, Mediation, Security and Human Well-being
Sri Lanka - in the Region and in the World
Revisionist Representations — History, Arts, the Media
Technology and Social Transformation

The sub-themes are meant to provide structure to the Conference and are not meant to be restrictive.


University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Additional Information

Except invited speakers and guests, all other participants are required to pay a registration fee which includes the cost of the Conference Proceedings, Conference Docket and Bag, Lunch and Refreshments for two days. Paper presenters & invitees will be hosted at the Conference Dinner on 16th December 2011. The following fee categories shall apply to prospective participants. Local Participant - LKR 3000 Local Student - LKR 1500 SAARC Participant - USD 50 SAARC Student - USD 35 Non-SAARC Participant - USD 100 Non-SAARC Student - USD 75 Please visit the website for further information.