Mumbai to host conference on "New Trends in Humanities, Gender and Cultural Studies"
Two-Day Interdisciplinary International Conference on the theme "New Trends in Humanities, Gender and Cultural Studies" is going to organised in Mumbai on October 9 and 10 jointly by N.G. Acharya and D.K. Marathe College of Arts, Commerce and Science in collaboration with G.E. & W. Society's Centre for Humanities and Cultural Studies.
The organisers, quoting American Academy of Arts & Sciences,
clarify the purpose of the conference by saying: "As we strive to
create a more civil public discourse, a more adaptable and creative
workforce, and a more secure nation, the humanities and social
sciences are the heart of the matter, the keeper of the republic - a
source of national memory and civic vigor, cultural understanding and
communication, individual fulfillment and the ideals we hold in
common. They are critical to a democratic society and they require
According to the organizsers, the academic discipline called
'humanities' studies human culture and brings ancient and modern
languages, social sciences, soft sciences, languages, literatures,
philosophy, religions, law and visual and performing arts such as
music and theatre in its fold.
The broad areas to be covered by the conference will include:
languages and literatures; literary and critical theories; creative
writings and translation; social and cultural studies; international
relations; gender studies; law, religion, philosophy and
anthropology; music, visual art, theatre and film and media studies;
nation, race, class and ethnic studies and many more.