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Annual International Research Symposium 2018

Changing World,
         Challenging Boundaries

5
6
7
DEC 2018

Foundation Institute Colombo

Call For Papers

New Frontiers of Creative Arts and Humanities

International Research Symposium 2018 at the University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo invites many perspectives of contemporary arts-based research in diverse fields of humanities and social sciences. It may take a view on the society and its understanding of a changing world and the position of researches that cross disciplinary borders. The conference intends to develop discussion between artistes, researchers and academics who are currently working in diverse fields of research areas pertaining to social sciences and humanities in Sri Lanka and beyond.

Modes of Presentations

  • Paper presentations
  • Group presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Video documentations
  • Creative demonstrations
  • Workshop presentations

Guidelines for Authors & Presenters

Themes

Music Visual Arts Archaeology Sociology
History Cultural Studies Ethnic Cohesion Dance
Drama & Theatre Education Literature Communication & Media Studies
Languages Information Technology Management

Keynote

Rustom Bharucha, who recently retired as Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, is an internationally acclaimed academic, cultural theorist and theater practitioner. His books such as Theatre and the World: Performance and the Politics of Culture, Chandralekha: Woman/Dance/Resistance and Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin have influenced disciplines including Cultural Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies, Politics, History, Sociology and Cultural Theory. He has received a number of fellowships from the International Research Centre/Interweaving Performance Cultures in Berlin, the University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles, and has served as a consultant for Ford Foundation and the Arts Council in Dublin, Ireland, on policies relating to diversity.
Dr Rob Conkie is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre at La Trobe University. His teaching and research integrates practical and theoretical approaches to Shakespeare in performance. He is the author of Writing Performative Shakespeares: New Forms for Performance Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2016), The Globe Theatre Project: Shakespeare and Authenticity (Edwin Mellen, 2006), and the co-editor of the special issue of Critical Survey, ‘Creative Critical Shakespeares’ (28.2, 2016). He is an Associate Investigator (2013, 2016) of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, for which he has produced theatre productions and workshops and related symposia. He has directed about a third of the Shakespeare canon for the stage.
Professor Raj Somadewa is the most well-known archeologist in present Sri Lanka. He is a Professor at Postgraduate Institute of Archeology, University of Kelaniya. His archeological findings on pre-historic period, has broadened the history of ancient Sri Lanka. He has presented papers in number of local and international conferences. He is a fellow of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists and a member of the World Archaeological Congress.

important dates

Friday

31

August

Deadline for submission

Friday

14

September

Friday

28

September

Reviewers' comments and notification of selection

Wednesday

31

October

Friday

16

November

Full paper submission
(Closed)

Wednesday

5

December

Thursday

6

December

Friday

7

December

Conference
dates

Conference information pack

registration

Conference Registration Form

program

time schedule

05 DECEMBER

01     DAY
  • 8.00 - 9.00
  • Conference Registration
  • Conference opening
  • Welcome speech
  • Chief guest's speech
  • FGS Journal launch
  • 9.30
  • Keynote speech
    Prof. Rustom Bharucha
  • 10.15 - 10.30
  • Tea break
  • 10.30 - 12.30
  • Parallel Session 1
  • 12.30 - 1.30
  • Lunch
  • 1.30 - 3.30
  • Parallel Session 2
  • 3.30 - 3.45
  • Tea break
  • 3.45 - 5.15
  • Parallel Session 3
  • 6.30
  • Cultural Show
    at UVPA Colombo
  • 06 DECEMBER

    02     DAY
  • 9.00
  • Keynote speech
    Dr. Rob Conkie
  • 10.00 - 10.15
  • Tea break
  • 10.15 - 12.15
  • Parallel Session 1
  • 15.15 - 1.15
  • Lunch
  • 1.15 - 3.15
  • Parallel Session 2
  • 3.15 - 3.30
  • Tea break
  • 3.30 - 5.00
  • Parallel Session 3
  • 6.30 - 10.30
  • Conference Dinner
  • 07 DECEMBER

    03     DAY
  • 9.00
  • Keynote speech
    Prof. Raj Somadewa
  • 10.00 - 10.15
  • Tea break
  • 10.15 - 12.15
  • Parallel Session 1
  • 12.15 - 1.15
  • Lunch
  • 1.15 - 3.15
  • Parallel Session 1
  • 3.15 - 3.30
  • Tea break
  • 3.30 - 5.00
  • Parallel Session 3
  • 5.00 - 6.30
  • Conference Plenary and Finale
  • Details of Program Schedule

    venue

    Sri Lanka Foundation Institute
    No.100, Sri Lanka Padanama Mawatha,
    Independence Square,
    Colombo 07, Sri Lanka