The 6th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH 2019), was held on 19th – 20th September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under the theme “Decolonization in the Arts and Humanities”. The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Concordia University,Canada, Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India and School of Humanities and Languages, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong as the Co-hosting partners while Ankara University, Turkey and University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri Lanka as academic partners.
ICOAH 2019 covered a range of disciplinary areas such as Creation in Visual and Performing Arts, New Technology and Arts, Art in Society, Journalism, Media and Mass Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences, to name a few along with the speeches from renowned speakers, best presentations, Workshops, and networking opportunities. Moreover, the conference welcomed 50+ participants from 16 countries around the world.
The opening remarks of ICOAH 2019 were made by the Conference Chair Dr. Eldad Tsabary Associate Professor, Concordia University, Coordinator, Electroacoustic Studies (Department of Music), Coordinator (interim), Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Studies (Faculty of Fine Arts) and Mr. Salehhuddin bin Md. Salleh, Director (Policy and Research Division), National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management).
Conference Hosting and Academic Partners Appreciation
In valuing the significant contribution to the ICOAH 2019 conference both Co-hosting as well as academic partner Universities were recognized during the conference. The appreciation awards were presented to the following Institutions accordingly:
- Concordia University, Canada
- Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India
- School of Humanities and Languages, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong
- Ankara University, Turkey
- University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri Lanka
The Keynote forum was one of the significant sessions of the Conference and it was enlightened by the Dr. Grace V. S. Chin, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia under the theme “Literary (Re)Vision: Decolonization and the Myths of Nation-making”.
Dr. Shelly Knotts, Durham University, United Kingdom, Julie Decker, Director/CEO, Anchorage Museum, USA and Prof. Golam Sarwar Chowdhury, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Bangladesh were delivered the plenary speeches and Dr. Shelly Knotts delivered her speech on the topic “Feminist Algorithmic Music Practices”, Julie Decker delivered her speech on the topic “ Field of View: Futures from Land to Sky” and Prof. Golam Sarwar Chowdhury delivered his speech on the topic “The Humanities in the Contemporary world of Technology”.