The 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication Studies (ICIHCS 2023)

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication Studies in cooperation with top journals of the concerned research fields, qualified submissions will be recommended for submission and publication in the following special issues of relevant academic journals:

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.

To break the barriers of time and space and to provide seamless communication opportunities for worldwide scholars, ICIHCS 2023 will be organized distributedly with dispersed venues. Transnational academic workshops are the co-organisers of ICIHCS 2023 and held at Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, USA) and Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK), University of Urbino (Urbino, Italy), andGeorge Washington University (Washington, USA). Besides these workshops, ICIHCS 2023 also holds an online session and welcomes participants from all countries and regions.

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.

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 2023 will be published in Lecture Notes in Education Psychology and Public Media or 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.


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.

Important Dates

Conference Date

November 15, 2023

Key dates

  • Regular Submission Deadline: October 28, 2023
  • Final Submission Deadline: November 08, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: 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:


Nafhesa Ali, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, Northumbria University

Dr. Nafhesa Ali is a Lecturer in Sociology at Northumbria University and is an interdisciplinary Sociologist with expertise in the everyday lives of racialized and minority communities. Nafhesa's interest include ageing, migration, sexualities and environmental sustainability. Her forthcoming book titled Older South Asian women's experiences of ageing in the UK: Intersectional feminist perspectives will be published with Palgrave Macmillan. Nafhesa's previous publications include on co-authored book Storying Relationships (2021), and edited collection A Match Made in Heaven: British Muslim Women write about Love and Desire (2020) and several journal publications in Sexualities, Ethnicities, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Cultural Geographies. Nafhesa has previously worked at the various UK institutions which include the University of Huddersfield, University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester. Nafhesa's other roles include lead for the Power and Intersecting Identities (PII) Research Cluster Group at Northumbria University and Honorary SCI Fellow at the University of Manchester.

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).

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.