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Welcome to ICOAH 2014, Sri Lanka

Welcome to the official web site of the International Conference on Art & Humanities 2014 Sri Lanka. International Conference on Art & Humanities,Colombo, Sri Lanka (ICOAH 2014)" organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM). This Conference is to be held at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 02nd and 03rd April 2014.

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International Conference on Arts & Humanities 2014 will address the themes in the field of art & humanities. Areas such Visual and performing Arts, Folklore and Ethnomusicology , Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Film/Media and Graphic Designing, Culture/Religion and Ethnic Studies, Anthropology/literature and some more related topics will be examining in this conference. We are also arranging a “Sinhala” Session for the local participants. The program consists of inspiring keynote presentations, case studies, research presentations and interactive sessions by world-class, researchers, scholars and professionals, industry leaders.

Sessions will bring researchers from across the globe together to discuss broad questions of common interest and provide a platform to establish relationships with new colleagues. In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates will have extensive opportunities for informal networking and discussions with top industry executives during lunches, exciting places to visits and cultural dinner, memorable trip experience to explore SRI LANKA. Moreover, the luxurious surroundings of our venue provide the perfect setting for developing relations.

Conference Co-Chair

Prof J-B-DisanayakaDesamanya Prof. J.B. Disanayaka

Emeritus Professor of Sinhala, DesamānyaJ. B. Disanayaka, occupies a prominent place among the Sinhala scholars in contemporary Sri Lanka. In 2007, he was appointed as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Thailand and served as a diplomat for four years. Prof. Disanayaka’s renown in linguistics attracted the attention of academic and public domains. He has had a major influence on Sinhala language and grammar, and a significant effect on a range of other areas from culture to journalism, children’s literature to language technology


  Prof. Gary E SwansonProfessor Gary E. Swanson

Professor Gary E. Swanson is currently the Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair and Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. Swanson was a Fulbright scholar to China and lectured at Tsinghua University as well as the Communication University of China from 2005 to 2007. Before his position at University of Northern Colorado, Swanson was the Director of Television and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, USA; teaching mostly graduate broadcast students on the Evanston, Chicago and Washington D.C. campuses. Swanson has been an educator since 1991.

Session Chairs

Prof.William Franke

University of Macao, China.  

Prof.A.Bulent Alaner

Anadolu University, Turkry.  

Dr.Sangita T. Ghodake

Arts, Commerce and Science College, India.  

Dr. Manfred Milz

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.  

Prof.Bilinda Devage Nandadeva

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.  

Conference Themes

The International Conference on Arts and Humanities (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
  • Folklore and Ethnomusicology
  • Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
  • Film, Media and Graphic Designing
  • Culture, Religion and Ethnic Studies
  • "Sinhala" Session
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