Sussex ArtBeat

Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2014  ** 17-20 Jul 2014 ** Thistle Hotel Brighton

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university partners is proud to announce the Second European Conference on Arts & Humanities, to be held from July 17-20- 2014, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton, in the United Kingdom.

2014 Conference Theme: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”

Conflict from earliest times has been a characteristic of the human condition. The struggle between our individual selves and our social selves arises from what makes us unique on the one hand, being challenged by our being part of an interdependent structure of relationships on the other.

The specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, and aspirations, that helps to define us, can sit sometimes uncomfortably alongside our commitments to those closest to us, our communities and our cultures. This can lead to conflict at different levels.

Conflict within communities and societies is inevitable given that these groups are based on commonality of geography, values, attitudes, and beliefs that help to differentiate one from another. The dialectic engendered by diversity, however, although it may lead to conflict, can play an important role in the expansion of ideas in communities and societies. One major challenge of modern society is to harness the synergy that emerges from the interactive dialectic generated by these differences.

The Arts have long recognized these differences and frictions when they try to explain conflict through the systematic exploration of ideas, words, and artistic expression, and have used narratives to great effect in both drama and documentary. By proposing such a wide-ranging 2014 conference theme, the organizers hope to encourage exciting new avenues of research, inspire the creation of new explanatory concepts, and provide a context for academic and personal encounters. The resultant exchanges it is hoped will stimulate synergies that cross national, religious, cultural and disciplinary divides, a bridging idea central to the global vision of IAFOR.

The European Conference on Arts & Humanities, or ECAH is the sister conference to the established Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH), and will build on the conversations and partnerships that have developed over the past few years, with this second event in the UK. This conference is a remarkable exercise in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue.

Professor Stuart D.B. Picken, ECAH Conference Chair

Journals – Publishing Opportunities: Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR journals associated with the conference. For more information about the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities and other journals, visit

International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The European Conference on Arts & Humanities is organized as part of a month long series of academic events in the UK organized by IAFOR. Those attending ECAH will have the opportunity of attending several other conferences held in parallel for no extra charge:

EuroFilm2014 – The Inaugural European Conference on Film and Documentary

EuroMedia2014 – The Inaugural European Conference on Media and Mass Communication

LibEuro2014 – The Inaugural European Conference on Literature and Librarianship


Date/Time: Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Sunday, July 20, 2014 (All Day)

Venue: Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2014


For more details visit The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2014 | IAFOR.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: