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The 6th Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability – Wednesday and Thursday, March 20-21, 2019 in Hiroshima, Japan»

ACAHS 2019 Welcome

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 6th Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability (ACAHS 2019) on Wednesday and Thursday, March 20-21, 2019 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima. This event is partnered with the 6th Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice (EQUIS 2019).

Last year’s event was also held in Hiroshima, but during August and it preceded the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial. 

ACAHS 2019 will be held in late March, when the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom. It is also an excellent season for travel in Hiroshima with comfortable weather and ideal for visiting sites around Hiroshima, including its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima (Itsukushima).

This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference that has been held annually in Japan since 2014 in various rotating cities. Please note that this event has a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

About ACAHS 2019

The objective of ACAHS 2019 is to move away from the notion that sustainability only is an environmental issue. Actually, it is important to take a holistic perspective that embraces the critical relationship between ecological sciences and humanities. This is evident as human communities as well as their diverse biological and cultural heritage are increasingly threatened by mounting environmental and societal problems from climate change and exploitation of finite resources to the inequities and human costs of unsustainable practices and technologies. So our theme for this year’s event is New Pathways and we hope you will consider submitting a proposal and joining us in Hiroshima for this important on the arts, humanities and sustainability.

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, January 25, 2019. Click on the Link Below to Submit your Proposal Today!


ACAHS 2019 Submission Application Form

Topic Streams

  • Art and Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Design and Eco-Design
  • Environment, Energy and Water
  • History of Sustainability
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature of the World
  • Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Urban Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Other Areas (please specify)

Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

This event will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals.

Plan Your Attendance

View Hotel and Travel Information

Program Committee

Takayuki YamadaHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
Takayuki Yamada
Chairperson,
INTESDA, Japan

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2018 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
Michael Sasaoka
Program Director, INTESDA,
Japan

Michael oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

Review and Editorial Committee

  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan
  • Luis Santiago, Ph.D., Graduate School of Planning, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Susan Oguro, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Hui Yueh Hsieh, Ph.D., Visual Communication Design, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Lucas Kohnke, English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • James Harry Morris, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, UK