Workshop 01

“Co-Creating a New Future: Harnessing the Collective Imagination”

Conducted by:

Dr. Shoshannah Bryn Jones SquareDr. Shoshannah Bryn Jones Square,
Ph.D., Oxford, Activist, and Interdisciplinary Instructor

In his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads,” British Romantic poet William Wordsworth maintains that the purpose of poetry is to “produce excitement in co-existence.” This is what Dr. Shoshannah hopes to achieve through this workshop, in which participants will work together to envision a better future through collective thinking and imagining. As cognitive scientist Jim Davies writes in Imagination: The Science of Your Mind’s Greatest Power (2019), human beings have the unique ability to “imagine complex possible futures.” This gives us agency; we have a say in what kind of world we want to live in, and we have the power to create it if we work together. Dr. Shoshannah will discuss the climate crisis, COVID-19, system racism, police brutality, prison reform, restorative, social, and environmental justice, mental health, empathy and compassion, activism, the arts and sciences, and more from a diversity of perspectives.

Workshop 02

“Finding Your Passion”

Conducted by:

calvin tiuCalvin Tiu,
Academic Advisor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University,

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Workshop 03

“The Path from Academia to Activism: Moving the Health Humanities from Theory to Practice”

Conducted by:

Dr. Carol‑Ann Farkas,
Professor of English, Director of Writing Programs,
School of Arts and Sciences, MCPHS University
United States.

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In what ways are the health humanities political? Not nearly enough; in this workshop, Dr. Farkas invites participants to share strategies for changing that.

How do scholars become activists? In this workshop, she will briefly survey some contemporary examples of scholar-activists such as Angela Davis, Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson, and Gail Bradbrook, who have taken their political commitment from the scholarly page, from the classroom, and put it into practice. What inspiration can we draw from these examples? What strategies can we employ to turn our theories and critique into action – with the risks to our privilege that such moves would entail?

Dr. Farkas encourage participation from health humanities scholars and students, as well as those in the arts and public health. This session is for those with a commitment to social justice broadly construed, though her particular concern is with the intersection of the health humanities and the climate emergency as health emergency. The goal for the workshop will be to invite discussion and brainstorming so that participants leave with concrete next steps to take in their own health humanities activism in the classroom and beyond it.



The United Nations celebrates and raises awareness for a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  A sustainable green recovery plan from the pandemic necessitates understanding the links between climate change, health, and inequality; and implementing ambitious climate change policies, which align with the Paris agreement.  The digital art shows by Selva Ozelli, These art shows contain paintings that were acknowledged in numerous United Nations art competitions.

By Selva Ozelli

International Tax Expert and environmentalist,


Share your story at ICOAH 2021

We are all storytellers: being a storyteller is part of what makes us human, distinguishing us from other living beings. ICOAH 2021 strives to bring together storytellers from our attendees that help us learn about each other outsisde of the framework of a formal conference paper.

In the spirit of the ongoing work of building a global  movement in arts and humanities, this storytelling session will take place within the Conference. All of our attendess, from artists, researchers, academics, educators, art administrators, policymakers, advocates, media specialists, cultural community activists, and social scientists in arts and humanities and related fields have an opportunity to share your story.

The storytelling session of the ICOAH 2021 offers you the opportunity to share your story in the following categories and modes of presentation:


  • Success Stories—personal and project achievements, joyful accomplishments and Creations
  • Stories of Struggles–including setbacks, anger, sadness


  • Narratives
  • Documentary films
  • Short fiction films
  • Performance art—poetry, song, short dramas

How to submit your work

  • Send your original work to on or before 20th May with your biography.
  • Your work should be submitted in English
  • After submission, please acknowledged receipt via an email within three working days.
  • Submissions must be in English or with English subtitles.
  • All stroytellers will be notified of acceptance with in two weeks.

Each storyteller will be given a 30-minute slot in the session including the discussion time.


Once you notified with the acceptence of your research work ,

  1. Register for the session
  2. Pay the Registration fee
  3. 3.Reserve your slot.

(The Storytelling session will be held during the conference period. The exact date and the time of the session will be announced with the final conference program one month prior to the conference These performances will be ongoing throughout the day, and attendees can join at any point.)

Early Bird Payment
22nd June 2021

 Regular Payment Deadline
22nd July 2021

Special Session – Storytelling

DelegateUSD 280USD 300
StudentUSD 220USD 250