ACAH2023 Overview


ACAH is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.


Join us in Tokyo for ACAH2023!

May 26–29, 2023 | Held at the Toshi Centre Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, and Online

Welcome to the 14th Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH2023).

As we dare to look forward to recovering and rebuilding from the COVID19 pandemic, we look to this conference to help us navigate and come to terms with the resultant and ongoing local and global issues and concerns. This pandemic is far more than a medical emergency and has created ramifications that are only beginning to be felt in how we engage with each other – creating a unique opportunity to question our lives and our values, and what is truly important, including the common good. If the first part of the pandemic saw emergency responses, we are now in a position where we are seeking to build back, and do so "better". What things do we miss, and what things do we have a chance to reset and change?

The 14th Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities and The 14th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences aim to re-establish and rebuild on the strengths and successes of the previous years by offering a true celebration of bringing nations, cultures, disciplines, ideas, and most importantly people together again.

We have learned so much about what we truly value over the course of the pandemic, and we have learned of the power, but also of the limitations of technology. One of the common aspects of the pandemic has been the extent to which we have been deprived of our students, our colleagues, our friends, and our family. We have missed each other, and we have missed you.

Welcome back!

– The ACAH2023 Programme Committee

Dr Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Bradley J. Hamm, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, United States
Professor Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States
Professor Fan Li, LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation & Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China
Professor James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Sela V. Panapasa, University of Michigan, United States
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held at the Toshi Centre Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, and Online
  • Dates: Friday, May 26, 2023 ​to Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: March 03, 2023
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 14, 2023

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

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Speakers

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Programme

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Conference Committees

Global Programme Committee

Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO, IAFOR
His Excellency Professor Toshiya Hoshino, Osaka University, Japan
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech., United States
Professor Donald E. Hall, Binghamton University, United States
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Dr Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Professor Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Professor Gary Swanson, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Professor Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia
Professor Frank Ravitch, Michigan State University, United States
Professor William Baber, Kyoto University, Japan

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Conference Programme Committee

Dr Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Bradley J. Hamm, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, United States
Professor Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States
Professor Fan Li, LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation & Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China
Professor James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Sela V. Panapasa, University of Michigan, United States
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan

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IAFOR International Academic Advisory Board

Arts & Humanities Section

Professor Umberto Ansaldo, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr Yutaka Mino, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Dr Thanassis Rikakis, University of Southern California, USA
Dr Linda Schwartz, Ambrose University, Canada
Dr Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan
Professor Donald E. Hall, Binghamton University, United States
Professor Anne Boddington, Kingston University, UK
Lord Charles Bruce, Japan Society of Scotland, UK
Professor Chung-Ying Cheng, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
Professor Georges Depeyrot, French National Center for Scientific Research, France
Professor Said M. Faiq, American University of Sharjah, UAE
Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna, Hofstra University, USA
Dr A. Robert Lee, Nihon University, Japan (retd.)
Professor Jeffrey Sommers, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Dr Drago Štambuk, Croatian Ambassador to Iran
Dr Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK

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ACAH2023 Review Committee

Now accepting applications

IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board. Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.

If you would like to apply to serve on the ACAH2023 Review Committee, please visit our application page.

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