Important dates

  • Abstract Submission:
     By February 28th, 2019
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance:
     Before March 30th, 2019
  • Full Paper Submission:
     By May 30th, 2019
  • Registration and Payment:
     By August 20th, 2019
  • Conference Dates:
     October 4th- 5th, 2019







Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities

4th and 5th of October 2019.
Ho Chi Minh City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam


Welcome to the website for the conference Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities, jointly organised by scholars at five universities: 

The University of Trieste, Italy; 

Universität Leipzig, Germany; 

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan;

University of Warwick, United Kingdom;

College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest, USA;


Ton Duc Thang University, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


Conference Venue - Ton Duc Thang University 
Address: 19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.



Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Joyce C.H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
  • Professor Virinder Kalra (Warwick University, UK)
  • Professor Ursula Rao (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
  • Professor Stephen Muecke (The University of Adelaide)
  • Professor Elaine Carey (CHESS: Purdue University Northwest);


The conference themes are organised in three overlapping streams

(section chairs will report back to the other streams at the end of each day):


1. Innovations in Public Engagement

  • Memory and Public history
  • Problems of Representation for and by who?
  • Knowledge and Inquiries

2. Historical/contemporary practices and policies

  • New approaches in studies of social conflict issues
  • Perspectives on new methods, inquiries, engagements.
  • Rethinking the tools of scholarship in new times.
  • Tourism studies, international, national, local/global cultural markets.

3. Innovations of methodology, training and new skills for the future

  • New studies of production and consumption of place
  • Tourism studies, international, national, local/global cultural markets.
  • Education and national futures, continuity, start-up, renewal, change.
  • Ecology and environment, people, animals, plants


Publishing opportunities

Accepted and presented abstracts/papers will be published in the conference proceeding. Presenters of full papers will have opportunities to publish their papers in either a special issue of the journal Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, in Social Identities, or in a special book-length volume of essays from the University of Trieste Press.