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The 10th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2023 (ICOAH 2023)

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) in collaboration with Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) is pleased to invite abstracts for its 10th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2023, which will take place on September 7-8, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the conference is “Collaborative Process, Cooperation, and Multiplicity”, focusing on discovering and understanding the nature of coexisting and co-doing in a multiplicitous world.

Throughout history, humanity’s achievements, growth, and safety have depended on humans’ unique ability to cooperate in large numbers. Equipped with shared goals, values, beliefs, and myths; humanity created nations, legal systems, social orders, and science practices that improved the health, safety, and prosperity of its members. The need to cooperate globally remains crucially relevant today for revitalizing climate actions, for addressing global hostilities and human rights crises, for dealing with inflation and threats of recession, for equalizing access to basic goods across the world’s populations, and for fostering stability and prosperity.

In recent decades, technological proliferation (the Internet, the smartphone, social media, artificial intelligence) has given individuals unprecedented access to knowledge and influence, seemingly undermining their dependence on existing cooperative (governmental, municipal, social, and media) structures. Heightened by the (pandemic-boosted) ubiquity of remote-living culture, individuals have developed more personally configurable, geographically flexible relationships with cooperative structures (social media platforms, cyber communities, online education sites, dotcom and e-commerce companies, etc.). This has created more multiplicitous societies, in which individuals live and perceive their environments in highly diversified manners, with technologies and societal conventions that allow these perceptions and ways of being to flourish and transform.

With this burgeoning multiplicity, fluidity, and individual empowerment; the natures of collaborative process, cooperation, and collectivity have transformed as well, prompting many questions: What makes for effective collaborations in an environment with many voices? What is collectivity in a multiplicitous world? Is individualistic empowerment deleterious to large-scale cooperation? Or can it make it better, more equitable, more inclusive? How can we reap the benefits of large-scale cooperation (safety, scientific advancements, bettering the world) when our objectives, values, perceptions, and needs are so numerous—and often conflicting. How do humans collaborate/cooperate with the non-human (nature, technology, abstract entities, concepts)? What can we learn about collaborative process, cooperation, and multiplicity from the arts?

Join us and share your ongoing projects, creations, research, knowledge, questions, and experiences relevant to collaborative process, cooperation, and multiplicity from across all fields and practices of the arts and humanities. We welcome abstracts of 150 to 200 words. Proposals may include papers, technological demonstrations, workshops, seminars, readings, games, panels, tutorials, posters, and art presentations that are relevant (but not limited) to:

  • Collaborative and cooperative methodologies, processes, mechanisms, and behaviours
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA)
  • Collaborative activism
  • Collaborative art
  • Collaborative research / scholarship
  • Collaborative education / pedagogy
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Multilocal collaborations
  • Neurodiversity, neuro-multiplicity
  • Collective creativity / Collective imagination
  • Collective improvisation
  • Orchestras, ensembles, and musical bands
  • Dance groups
  • Theatre groups
  • Collaborative live coding
  • Team sports, sports training
  • Synergizing
  • Online / cloud collaborations
  • Human-AI collaboration
  • Sociotechnology
  • Posthumanism
  • Collaborating and coexisting with technology
  • The Internet of Things
  • Blcokchains, decentralized control
  • Technological social design
  • Crowd-based capitalism (Uber, AirBnB, etc.)
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Social media, public shaming, and cancel culture
  • Collaborative and integrative design
  • Critical theories
  • Individualism, collectivism, communalism
  • Bildung
  • Identity and autonomy
  • Constructive interdependence
  • Libertarianism
  • Democracy
  • Governance structures
  • Organizational design
  • Non-hierarchical organization
  • Leadership / followership
  • Developing common purposes
  • Community engagement
  • Dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Peace negotiations
  • Peaceful coexistence
  • Emergence Theory
  • Complex systems science
  • Social science game theory
  • Workplace hierarchy forms
  • Labour unions
  • Collective engagement in the workplace
  • Teamwork

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

You are invited to submit your abstract (Limited Slots Available) according to given the abstract guidelines. Different registration packages for the conference provide you so many benefits including food,  conference pack, abstract book, eligibility to attend the technical sessions, career development workshops, publication opportunities etc. You can select different presentation modes according to your preference. Presentation awards are one of the key elements of the conference. The presenters of the conference will be evaluated by a special committee of academic experts during the conference and best presenters will be awarded at the awarding ceremony.

Please send any questions to the conference organizers

Ms. Kokila Hemakumara

International Relations Executive

Dr. Eldad Tsabary

Conference Chair

Conference Tracks

Disciplines are open and may include the following:

  • Digital humanities
  • Ecological humanities
  • Ethno-cultural studies
  • Health humanities
  • Gender and Women’s studies
  • Library studies
  • Area studies
  • Museology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Architecture
  • Fashion design and textile
  • Graphic design
  • Industrial design
  • Interior design
  • 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
  • Psychology

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