As part of the preparations for the 2017 World Humanities Conference, the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), in cooperation with UNESCO and in coordination with the International Center on Human Sciences (CISH), will be organizing the Arab regional conference on "Recentering Humanities: Theories, Approaches, Knowledge Production in the Arab Region”.
This closed meeting will take place on May 18-20, 2017 at the CISH offices in Byblos, Lebanon.
The Arab Regional Conference has three main objectives:
To formulate, for the attention of the World Conference of Humanities, proposals and recommendations that can inform the global debate with an Arab perspective on the role of the humanities in the understanding and management of social transformations.
To develop proposals for national and regional institutions that can promote the strengthening of historical disciplines, and more generally of the humanities and their increased presence in the public debate.
To provide a framework for pilot initiatives, particularly at universities, particularly those that entail international scientific cooperation, and that can promote a new dynamic Arab humanities.
The meeting will bring together Arab academics in the humanities field, and Arab experts in questions of education and development.
About the World Humanities Conference
The World Humanities Conference will take place in Liège, Belgium, from 6 to 12 August 2017. It will be preceded by a series of conferences and other academic events, engaging all continents. The conference, which will involve scholars from all fields of the humanities, but also of the natural, social and formal sciences, is open to all possible contributions.