Call for Papers

Theme: “Technological Transformations

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) in collaboration with Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) is pleased to invite abstracts for its 9th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2022, which will be held remotely on 15-16 September 2022. The theme of the conference is “Technological Transformations”

Our time is marked by an exponential technological growth that transforms the nature of every aspect of our lives: our relationships with other people, our jobs, our engagement with money, the ways in which me make and share works of art, our familial realities, our safety on- and off-line, our physical and mental health, our privacy and freedoms, the nature of our politics, the wars we fight, and indeed the ways we perceive reality itself. As author Azeem Azhar writes in his book Exponential (2021), “A new technology might at first cause a small social change – but one that eventually spirals into major repercussions for the whole of society…a phase transition has been reached, and we are witnessing our systems transforming before our very eyes. Water is becoming steam.” 

ICOAH 2022 will be a global platform for artists, researchers, academics, educators, technologists, art administrators, policymakers, advocates, media specialists, cultural community activists, and social scientists to collaborate in exploring the many promises and dangers of technological growth; and the roles of the arts and humanities in technological innovation, in investigating its ethics, and its effects on society and individuals. We will consider questions about our technological futures: What usefulness will humans have to AI beings when AI surpasses human intelligence and most labour is replaced by machines? What will be the nature of human life in a virtual-panopticon world, in which our actions, feelings, and thoughts are constantly monitored and recorded? Will humanity become more responsible or enslaved? (Bauman & Lyon, 2013). How can humanity prevent an economic / political / human-rights-oriented collapse resulting from irresponsible and unethical technological developments—particularly in artificial intelligence and autonomous systems (Pereira & Saptawijaya, 2016; Bringsjord & Govindarajulu, 2018)?

Join us and share your ongoing projects, creations, research, knowledge, questions, and experiences. We welcome abstracts of 175 to 275 words. Proposals may include papers, technological demonstrations, workshops, panels, and art presentations that are relevant (but not limited) to:

Conference Tracks

These and all other topics in the arts and humanities are welcome. 

Disciplines are open and may include the following:

  • Art History
  • Art Therapies
  • Art Curation and Conservation
  • Art, Society and Social Media
  • Literature
  • Liberal Arts
  • Area and Cultural Studies
  • Information and Museum Studies
  • Folk and Traditional Arts
  • Classical Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Humanities
  • Ecological Humanities
  • Ethno-cultural Studies
  • Health Humanities
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Library Studies
  • Area Studies
  • Museology
  • Architecture
  • Fashion Design and Textile
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Media Concepts, Theories and Methods
  • Journalism and the News
  • Media’s Role in Public
  • Relations and Marketing
  • Media and Youth
  • Social Media
  • Media Platform and Genre Studies
  • New Media, Internet, and Digital Arts
  • Moving Pictures: Cinema, Film, Television, Video, Multimedia
  • Design Technologies
  • Spatial and Architectonic Arts
  • The Art of Games and Gaming
  • Online Cultures, Social Networks and the Arts
  • Multimedia, Mixed Media and Multimodal Arts
  • The Creative Industries in a Post-industrial or Knowledge Society
  • Digital Media Arts and Education
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Languages
  • Geography
  • Literature and Related Disciplines
  • Law and Justice
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Political Science
  • Reconciliation and Peacebuilding
  • Teaching and Learning Arts Practices
  • Multimodal Literacies, Multiliteracies in Arts Education
  • Literacy and the Literary Education
  • Arts Pedagogies
  • Art history: Purpose and Pedagogy
  • Creative Arts in the Humanities
  • Art as Self-inquiry
  • Electronic Arts, Cyber Art, Intermedia
  • Computation Art
  • Installation Art, Robotic Art, Bioart
  • Electroacoustic Studies, Electronic Music
  • Sound Design
  • Sound Art, Soundscape
  • Music Technology
  • Dance, Drama, Film, Theatre
  • Music, Music Education
  • Jazz, Classical Music, Popular Music
  • Stagecraft
  • Studio Art, Ceramics
  • Drawing, Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Print Media
  • Fibres and Material Practices


The deadline for submitting your abstract is 19th July, 2022 Limited Slots Available. Please follow the instructions given on the Abstract Guidelines when writing and submitting your abstract. Please refer to the Registration Packages and Important Dates for more information, including registration and payment deadlines. Send your abstract to

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Mr. Viraj Mayadunne

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