The 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication Studies (ICIHCS 2024)

The study of humanities spans a variety of academic fields and is not restricted to any one area of research. Our conference aims to look into how interdisciplinarity, the humanities, and communication interact. What's more, our conference devotes to define the shifting connection among these concepts on the one hand, and extends current understanding of various studies on the other. We hope that interdisciplinary research with humanities and communication emphasis can all be traced back to the philosophical foundations of their research and therefore new ideas would be developed.

We welcome paper submissions from different areas: Literary Studies, Art History, Philosophy, Sociology, Communication, etc. In order to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge among students, researchers, and professionals worldwide, innovative scholars are encouraged to attend this conference. We are happy to listen to the presentations of various academics from humanities and social science at this conference. The conference is supported by faculty members from King's College London, Cardiff University, University of Wolverhampton, University of Murcia and so on.

To break the barriers of time and space and to provide seamless communication opportunities for worldwide scholars, ICIHCS 2024 will be organized distributedly with dispersed venues. Transnational academic workshops are the decentralized co-organisers of ICIHCS 2024 and will be held at Northeastern University (Boston, USA), and Northumbria University (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). These workshops focus on more specific topics and may have independent submission and publication processes. Besides these workshops, ICIHCS 2024 is a hybrid conference, establishing an online session and welcoming participants from all countries and regions to join whenever and wherever possible.

Review Process

The submission will first be reviewed for its topic and length, then go through an originality check. The peer-review process will begin soon after the paper is found to be qualified. The paper will be sent to have a double-blind peer review by 2 reviewers. They will judge the paper based on the theme, coverage, innovation, integrity, depth, and language. If the paper is accepted, notification of acceptance and review comments will be sent to the author via email. The actual review time may be different under certain situations.


Conference Proceedings

The paper accepted by ICIHCS 2024 will be published in Communications in Humanities Research according to the research field. They will be submitted to Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), Crossref, CNKI, portico, Google Scholar and other databases for indexing. The situation may be affected by factors among databases like processing time, workflow, policy, etc.

*The papers will be exported to production and publication on a regular basis. Early-registered papers are expected to be published online earlier.

Title: Communications in Humanities Research

Press: EWA Publishing, United Kingdom

ISSN: 2753-7064 2753-7072 (electronic)


We call for excellent papers and review them according to the requirements of each journal. Qualified submissions will be directly recommended for publication in the following journals or corresponding Special Issues. The journals listed below have been indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI)/Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E) and/or Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI):

  • Religions [CiteScore Quartile - Q1 (Religions Studies) ; CiteScore: 1.1]
  • Behavioral Sciences [Impact Factor: 2.6; JCR - Q2 (Psychology, Multidisciplinary); CiteScore: 3.0]

Please refer to the 'Information > Publication' page for specific recommendation rules and guidelines.


The workshop seeks to provide insights on navigating ethical issues in AI-mediated communication in a concise and comprehensive manner. Topics include algorithmic biases, XAI advancements, ethical frameworks, human-AI collaboration, user perceptions, regulatory frameworks, media impact, privacy, and societal implications.Read more

  • Organizer:
    Northeastern University
  • Chair:
    Dr. Heidi Gregory-Mina
  • Dates:
    November 29, 2024 (GMT-4)
  • Venue:
    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States

The workshop aims to challenge the prevalent practice of othering minoritised and racialised groups in sustainability discourse. By shifting the focus to those in power who influence decision-making processes, the workshop seeks to highlight the role of structural inequality in shaping sustainability policies. Read more

  • Organizer:
    Department of Social Sciences, Northumbria University
  • Chair:
    Dr. Nafhesa Ali
  • Dates:
    Workshop date: September 23, 2024 (GMT+1)
    Submission deadline: September 16, 2024 (GMT+8)
  • Venue:
    Sutherland Building, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 8ST, Northumbria University, UK
  • Submission:
    Email: ws_newcastle@icihcs.org
    Template: Download
  • Publication:
    Title: Communications in Humanities Research
    Press: EWA Publishing, United Kingdom
    ISSN: 2753-7064(print) / 2753-7072(electronic)

The workshop aims to explore various themes related to the integration of generative AI tools in everyday life, both in educational and domestic settings, to promote social agency and autonomy. Read more

  • Organizer:
    The University of New South Wales
  • Chair:
    Dr. Sara Mashayekh
  • Dates:
    Workshop date: October 28, 2024
    Submission deadline: October 21, 2024
  • Venue:
    Computer Science Building (K17), Engineering Rd, UNSW Sydney, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia
  • Submission:
    Email: ws_sydney@icihcs.org
    Template: Download
  • Publication:
    Title: Communications in Humanities Research
    Press: EWA Publishing, United Kingdom
    ISSN: 2753-7064(print) / 2753-7072(electronic)

Important Dates

Conference/Workshop Date Final Submission Notification of Acceptance
Conference November 29, 2024 November 22, 2024 7-20 workdays
Workshop Newcastle-Upon-Tyne September 23, 2024 September 16, 2024 7-20 workdays
Workshop Sydney TBC October 21, 2024 7-20 workdays

Call For Papers

High quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work are cordially invited for ICIHCS. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:


Heidi Gregory-Mina, Ph.D.

Professor in Northeastern University

As a business psychologist, professor, and author, Dr. Heidi brings a unique combination of academic expertise and real-world experience to her clients, students, and readers. Her services are designed to help individuals and organizations improve their performance and achieve their goals through a better understanding of the science of human behavior. Dr. Heidi boasts an impressive portfolio, with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and other esteemed publications. She is also an award winning best-selling author and has graced the screens of FOX, NBC, CBS, and NBC. Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Heidi is a dedicated mom, loving wife, cherished daughter, and supportive sister. In her spare time, she finds joy in the world of dog sports.

Nafhesa Ali, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Northumbria University

Dr. Nafhesa Ali is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Northumbria University and an interdisciplinary Sociologist with expertise in the everyday lives of racialized and minority communities. Her interests include ageing, migration, relationships and environmental sustainability. Nafhesa’s publications include three books, Older South Asian Migrant Women’s Experiences of Ageing in the UK: Intersectional Perspectives (2024), Storying Relationships (2021) and A Match Made in Heaven: British Muslim Women write about Love and Desire (2020). She also has journal publications in Sexualities, Ethnicities, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Cultural Geographies. Nafhesa is lead for the Power and Intersecting Inequalities (PII) Research Cluster in the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University.

Previous Speakers

Pranit Anand, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of New South Wales

Dr Pranit Anand is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of New South Wales. He has a PhD from the University of Wollongong and the title of his thesis was "Using mobile phone technology outside class to develop first year university students' independent study skills". He is passionate about designing engaging learning environments for students, especially learning environments that address the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Pranit is an accomplished educator. He is a Senior Fellow of HEA and a Fellow of HERDSA.

Muhammad Idrees

Muhammad Idrees, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Muhammad Idrees was born in Sangla Hill, Punjab, Pakistan. He completed his early education from the government school and college and got distinction in matriculation examination. He started his professional career in 2011 after MSc Sociology as project officer in the Rural Development Organization, where he wins project on reproductive health and up gradation of health centers. In august 2014 he joined department of sociology and work there as focal person, academic coordinator. In GCUF, he wins the project titled "Demographic Dividend: A wave of challenges or opportunities in Punjab Pakistan from Higher education Commission of Pakistan worth 4.3 million. He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology and currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rural Sociology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The University of Agriculture stands in 1 st position in the agricultural universities of Pakistan. His area of Research is Sociology of development, Population and Development, Youth Development, and Criminology. He had a number of research publication in international and national journal. Currently he is editor and reviewer of JCR Listed Journals. He submit project to Higher Education Commission Pakistan with the collaboration of Chines University Hohai on the titled CEPEC intervention in Pakistan.

Nasir Mahmood, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic & Islamic studies, University of Sialkot (USKT) Pakistan

He was born in Lahore and after completion his basic education he moved to Islamabad where he completed his BS in Arabic Language and Literature in 2008 and MS in Arabic Linguistics in 2012. In August 2013 he moved to Germany from where he received his PhD in Arabic Linguistics and Translation studies from University of Leipzig Germany, in July 2017. While his stay in Germany, he worked in different Universities as lecture where he used to teach Translation & Interpretation, Applied linguistics, and German and Urdu as foreign languages. He speaks 06 languages and worked in Germany as Translator and Interpreter from German language into Arabic, English, Urdu, Punjabi languages and vice versa. After completion his PhD, he started working in Germany as Lecturer of German language where he taught German language to non-native speakers until he came back to Pakistan in August 2018 and joined International Islamic University Islamabad and nowadays, he is serving University of Sialkot as Assistant Professor.

Abdullah Lagharia

Abdullah Laghari, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of English, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology

Dr Abdullah Laghari is working as Lecturer at the Department of English, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Nawabshah, Pakistan. He possesses a vast teaching experience at the university level. His research expertise lies in English Language Teaching, Professional Development, Teacher Education, etc. At his university, he has conducted several teacher education workshops, and seminars for novice and prospective teachers and professionals respectively. He has authored and co-authored many research articles in national and international journals. Dr Laghari has also presented many research papers at national as well as International conferences. He is recently done with his PhD research in Applied Linguistics from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. He has completed a course "Professional Development of Teacher Trainers from Arizona University USA. He is also the reviewer of the International Journal of English Teaching and Learning. He is an Alumni of the Online Professional English Network OPEN. Besides, he is a member of 'The Society for Pakistani English Language Teachers' SPELT which is loacated in Karachi. At his University, he is a member of the Vice Chancellor's special committee 'The students' Consultative Bureau' SCB. Within a short period, Dr Laghari has emerged to be an innovative teacher, active researcher and master trainer.

Enrique Mallen

Enrique Mallen, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures, Sam Houston State University

Dr. Enrique Mallen earned his PhD in Theoretical Linguistics from Cornell University. He is Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Sam Houston State University. He has published numerous articles and books on linguistics, poetic language, semiotics and art history. Since 1997 he is director of the Online Picasso Project, a Digital Humanities publication dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of the works by the multilingual and multidisciplinary Pablo Picasso. Among his books are: Pablo Picasso: A Period of Transformation (1906-1916) (Liverpool University Press, Forthcoming 2023), Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar: A Period of Conflict (1936-1946) (Sussex Academic Press. 2021), Pablo Picasso: The Aphrodite Period (1924-1936) (Sussex Academic Press. 2020), Eduardo Espina: Poesía del Deslenguaje (Amargord Ediciones, 2019), Pablo Picasso: The Interaction Between Collectors and Exhibitions, 1899-1939 (Sussex Academic Press, 2018), Pablo Picasso: A Critical Chronology (Lumme Editor, 2017), La Pulsión del Lenguaje: Diálogos y Poemas de José Kozer (Lumme Editor, 2015), La Muerte y la Máscara en Pablo Picasso (Peter Lang, 2013), A Concordance of Pablo Picasso's French Writings (Edwin Mellen Press, 2010), A Concordance of Pablo Picasso's Spanish Writings (Edwin Mellen Press, 2009), Antología Crítica de la Poesía del Lenguaje (Editorial Aldus, 2009), Poesía del Lenguaje: De T. S. Eliot a Eduardo Espina (Editorial Aldus, 2008), La Sintaxis de la Carne: Pablo Picasso y Marie-Thérèse Walter (Red Internacional del Libro, 2005), The Visual Grammar of Pablo Picasso (Peter Lang, 2003) and Con/figuración Sintáctica: Poesía del Des/lenguaje (Red Internacional del Libro Editores, 2002).