Programme

Speakers at The Paris Conference on Arts & Humanities (PCAH) will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides details of presentations and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline (Draft)

Thursday, June 16, 2022Friday, June 17, 2022Saturday, June 18, 2022Sunday, June 19, 2022Virtual Presentations

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Location: Online

09:15-09:30: Online Conference Opening Address
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

09:30-10:15: Livestream Keynote Presentation

10:15-10:20: Break

10:20-12:00: Livestream Presentation Session 1
Room A: Interdisciplinary Education
63043 | The Effects of Different Early Literacy Programs On Reading and Creative Thinking Demonstrated in Taiwanese Primary School
64047 | Professional Development of Teachers: Comparison of Czech and Russian Educational Systems
63913 | Distinguishing Oneself: Motivations and Expectations of International Students at a Sino-Foreign Institution in China
63325 | Mathematics Therapy in Mental Disorders

Room B: Interdisciplinary Education & Society
63787 | The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children With Special Educational Needs, and Their Parents
63607 | Exploring the Realities of Sexually Diverse Students in Higher Education in the African Context: A Case of a Lesotho University
62625 | How has our Perspective on the Importance of Education Changed After the Pandemic?
63265 | Is Inclusive Education Possible in an Unequal Society?

Room C: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics
63834 | Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Trauma-informed English Language Teaching to Adults
63953 | University Students’ Perceptions of Using a Communication Platform for English Speaking Courses
63764 | Fostering Global Skills in the EFL Classroom through Forms of Online Collaborative International Learning
62879 | The Importance of Maintaining a Heritage Language for the Acquisition of French (L3)

12:00-12:10: Break

12:10-13:25: Livestream Presentation Session 2
Room A: Interdisciplinary Language
63974 | From Self to Selfie: The Study of Artists’ Respond to Self-Representation in the Social Media Age
62430 | Adapting to Language Norms in the New Normal
62942 | “Usefulness without Use”, or, the Power of the Virtual: Lu Xun, Biopolitics, and the Efficacy of Literature

Room B: Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
62938 | Story Metamorphosis in the Age of Metaverse and Artificial Intelligence
64011 | Narrating National Identity through Visual Political Communications in Mega-media Events: Imagetextual analysis on Beijing Olympic Games 2008 and 2022
62923 | We Love to Hate ‘Emily in Paris’ Because We Love to Hate Ourselves: American Female Viewer’s Ambivalence to "Emily"

Room C: Interdisciplinary Arts
64002 | Photopoetry as you have never Read/ Seen before: A Study of Alaa Abdel-Hadi’s Shagin (2003)
64013 | An Ethnographic Study on the Self-identity and Cultural Integration of Overseas Cantonese in the UK in a Multicultural Context
63040 | Empowering Biracial Identity Through Art

13:25-13:35: Break

13:35-14:50: Livestream Presentation Session 3
Room A: Interdisciplinary Education
61932 | Design Options and Learning Analytic Pathways in Doing Agile Scrum Team Work in Education
63762 | Recommender Systems for Education: A Case of Study Using Formative Assessments
63903 | A Precursor to Change: How Understanding Faculty Change Readiness Can Support EDI Change Initiatives

Room B: Interdisciplinary Education & Society
63095 | Education (Digitalization of Teaching): One of the Difficulties in the Social Inclusion of Children With Disabilities
63287 | Supporting Students With Disabilities Transition From High School to College
62981 | Indigenous Sensitized Teacher Education Program: The Missing Aspect

Room C: Curriculum Design & Development
63647 | Developing Teaching and Learning Resources for L2 Learners’ English Academic Writing: Preliminary Findings in a National University in Japan
63722 | The Wonders of Customized and Present Virtual Reality within the Curriculum

14:50-15:00: Break

15:00-16:15: Livestream Presentation Session 4
Room A: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics
63009 | Adapting Materials to Teach Mixed-ability Classes
62604 | Use of Comics for Enhancing Productive Skills and Motivation in Dental Students
63731 | Song Creation With Familiar Music for Young EFL Students

Room B: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
62970 | Measuring Digital Readiness among TLE Teachers: An Assessment of the State of New Normal Classroom Setup in Cluster VII
62631 | Learning to Teach Online During the Pandemic: Chilean EFL Pre-service Teachers’ Experiences in their First Online Practicum
63750 | New Teacher Resilience: Impact of COVID-19 on New Teacher Retention and Perceived Supports

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Location: Maison de la Chimie

14:30-15:00: Conference Registration | Salle 251

15:00-15:15: Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners | Salle 262
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

15:15-16:00: Keynote Presentation | Salle 262
Knowledge sans Frontières
Tim Gore, University of London Institute in Paris, France

16:00-16:30: Extended Coffee Break | Salle 251

16:30-18:00: Panel Presentation | Salle 262
Whose Heritage? Reconsidering the Museum as a Global Commons
Georges Depeyrot, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France (Moderator)

Keynote Presentation (16:30-17:15)
From Nazi Spoliations to Ongoing Restitutions in the 21st Century, an Official French Cultural Point of View
Anne Liskenne, La Grande Chancellerie de la Légion d’Honneur, France

Keynote Presentation (17:15-18:00)
Restitution of African Cultural Heritage and Its Challenges
Guido Gryseels, Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Belgium

18:00-18:15: Conference Photograph | Salle 262

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Location: Maison de la Chimie

09:00-10:15: On-site Parallel Session 1
Salle 269: Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts
63014 | Examining Music Teacher Identity: Reassessment on Perceptions of Stringed Instrument Teachers During a Pandemic
62362 | Collaboration in Asynchronous Learning Networks: An Investigation of Effective Pedagogical Practices in the Musical Ensemble Setting
63111 | Creative Ageing: Research Methods With Older Artists at the School of Fine Arts in Porto

Salle 234: Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
63991 | Could the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Replace the Role of Teacher in 21st Century Educational System? A Critical Review Analysis
64007 | What Are the Patterns Between Personality and STEM Attitudes? A Pilot Study With Educational Data Mining Approach
62905 | Students’ Online Engagement and Usage of Discussion Boards on BlackBoard©: A Study from the UAE
Break
62700 | Teaching Arabic To Gen Z During The Pandemic
62123 | The Relationship Between Cognitive Linguistic Approach and Right-hemisphere of the Brain in Developing EFL Learners’ Pragmatic Proficiency
62589 | "The Art of Seeing" and Envisioning Cultures in VR

Salle 233: Nurturing Creativity & Innovation: New, Innovative & Radical Education
63984 | Creative Ideas of Rural Students in Indonesia Toward the Mask Waste Issue Through STEM Activity in the Post COVID-19 Pandemic
63840 | Pedagogy of Creativity: Preparing Educators for Innovative Teaching and Learning
63090 | Retrolearning as an Educational Strategy and Practice

Salle 232: Higher Education
63718 | Factors Impacting to Tvet Engineering Students’ High Dropout During Remote Teaching and Learning
63891 | Rising Out of the Ashes: A Case Study on Teacher Preparation During a Pandemic
63712 | The Future of Well-being in Higher Education: New Directions from Students’ Perspectives in the UAE

10:15-10:30: Coffee Break | Salle 201

10:30-11:45: On-site Parallel Session 2
Salle 269: Media, Film Studies, Theatre, Communication
63624 | The Influence of Instagram on Consumer Behavior and Brand Community: Effect of Location on Brand Positioning in Northern Cyprus
63044 | Indonesia’s Elimination of Sexual Violence Bill: A Framing Analysis of Coverage by Foreign Online Media
63815 | Mediums, Messages, Massages: Perceptions of Conflict in Social Media Engagement of the Russia-Ukraine War

Salle 234: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
62312 | Senses and Sensibilities: An Inside View on Recognizing and Supporting Individuals with Sensory Issues

Salle 233: Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education
64049 | Teacher Training in Non-formal Science Learning Contexts: Contributions to Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge and Motivation
62386 | Life Dynamics as Language Education and Intercultural Communication Method for Graduating Liberal Arts and Education Students of Jose Rizal University
62988 | Grammatical Laboratories as a Tool for Innovative Grammar Teaching Practices
Break

Salle 232: Higher Education
63956 | Outdoor Fieldwork for Multidisciplinary Undergraduates in Singapore: Design, Implementation and Outcomes
62915 | Leading University-Community Engagement: Female Leaders, Disruption and Resilience
62716 | ‘You’re Getting Two for One With Me’: Community Engagement Professionals and the Carnegie Classification

11:45-11:50: Short Break

11:50-12:30: Featured Presentation | Salle 269
Vincent van Gogh and the Allegory of the Road
Jared Baxter, Independent Researcher, United States

12:30-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-14:20: On-site Parallel Session 3
Salle 269: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements (Workshop)
64041 | Crossing Borders: How to Overcome Institutional Barriers to a Pedagogy for Social Justice

Salle 234: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability (Workshop)
62312 | Senses and Sensibilities: An Inside View on Recognizing and Supporting Individuals with Sensory Issues

Salle 233: Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education (Workshop)
62045 | Moving Professional Development Training for In-service Teachers Online: Complications and Accomplishments in Project Talent

Salle 232: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
63115 | Student Achievement is Elevated within a Positive Learning Environment through Proven, Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

14:20-14:35: Break

14:35-15:25: On-site Parallel Session 4
Salle 269: Interdisciplinary Arts & Humanities
63988 | Art for Perinatal Loss
62609 | A Perspective of Love: Possible Misconstruction of Loving-Kindness

Salle 234: Challenging & Preserving: Culture, Inter/Multiculturalism & Language
63755 | To What Extent Lebanese University Students Perceive Themselves as Intercultural Communicators
63338 | Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Textbooks: ‘Multicultural Education’ in China

Salle 233: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements
62912 | Do We Need a Paradigm Shift in Social Work Education? Make Empowerment Happen
63057 | School Shuttering, Racial (In)Justice, and the Fight for Equitable Educational Access

Salle 232: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
63831 | How Cultural Orientation influences Culturally Responsive Teaching Attitudes and Practices Among Early Childhood Teachers in the United States
64179 | Post-Covid Infant and Toddler Nursery Environments: Innovations in Early Education That Support Resilience

15:25-15:40: Coffee Break | Salle 201

15:40-17:20: On-site Parallel Session 5
Salle 269: Interdisciplinary Arts
63857 | The Curious Case of a "Lady Oriented Film" From India: Feminist Films, Film Censorship and the Nature of Indian Democracy
62966 | Through the Lens of Contemporary Photographers: Aspiration Towards Modernity, a Resistance from Behind the Scenes in Iran
63591 | Digital Black Counterpublics: Leveraging Technology for Impact, Engaged Research, and Territorializing the Freedom Colony Diaspora
63248 | Narrators of the Historical Memory of San Basilio de Palenque: A Decolonial Project of the Kuchá Suto Collective Youth

Salle 234: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
63821 | Exploring Cross-cultural Concepts of Happiness
63464 | Using Empathy as a Core Teaching Strategy: From Persona Profiles to VR Experiential Learning
62497 | The Relation Between Bullying at School and Cyberbullying – Risk and Protective Factors
63074 | A Longitudinal Study of Sibling Bullying and Mental Health in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Conditions: The Role of Self-Esteem

Salle 233: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
63387 | Nurturing Resilience Amongst Pre-service Teachers: Critical Reflections of Teacher Educators in the South African Context
63606 | The Impact of the COVID-19 on Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy and their Attitudes Towards Online Learning
63635 | Post Pandemic Issues and their Effect on Teacher Retention in the United States
62314 | Teacher Attitudes Towards Online Teaching in the Covid Pandemic

Salle 232: Interdisciplinary
63700 | Use Free Research-Supported Resources to Improve Learning Environments, Ensure Academic Integrity and Help All Students Succeed
63881 | iBEARS: An Interdisciplinary Method for Teaching Young Students to be Scientists
63567 | Spotlighting Student Success: A Stakeholder Approach to Analyzing and Improving Student Performance Through Program Reviews
63972 | Rethinking University Agendas in an Uncertain World: Implications for Curriculum Design and Delivery

17:20-17:25: Short Break

17:25-18:25: Panel Presentation | Salle 269
Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Judith Lehmann, Helmholtz Centre Hereon, Germany
Harald A. Mieg, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

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Location: Maison de la Chimie

09:00-10:40: On-site Parallel Session 1
Salle 269: Language Development & Literacy
63839 | Modern Multimedia Language Labs in Foreign Language Education
62587 | To Kill More Birds with One Stone: Re-examining the Functions of Cross-linguistic Mixings Used by Multilingual Children
62978 | Using Hybrid Language in Scientific Process Instruction as Perceived by Teacher Educators – TE’s Self-study
63813 | How Does CEFR-B2 Relate to IELTS Band Scores and Academic Vocabulary Scores?

Salle 234: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
63519 | Utilizing Co-creation Method in Learning Marketing and Design Skills – Experiences of Made in Maaseutu Project During the Covid-19 Pandemic
64052 | A Pilot Study of Nursing Students’ Use of Mobile Devices in Online Learning
63038 | Marketing Strategies in the Literature Class to Create Active Learners
63118 | The Use of Technology to Overcome Transitional Challenges of First Year Students from Face-to-Face to Online

Salle 233: Higher Education62710 | Using Undergraduate Research Experiences to Foster Transdisciplinary Education in Hawai’i
63678 | The Negotiation of Academic Citizenship and Identity in Research Universities: Experiences of UK and Philippine Academic Staff
63138 | A Hybrid PhD: Preparing Globally Responsive Higher Education Leaders
62620 | Entrepreneurship Education as Part of Higher Education Reform in Egypt

Salle 232: International Education
63939 | Implementing Multicultural Teacher Education- Lessons Learned From One University
63530 | Cross-cultural Learning Experiences Among Graduate Students in France and the United States: A Case Study
62986 | The Rising Importance of Soft Skills for IT-Students: Working Online in Agile Globally Distributed Teams During the Pandemic
63899 | Resilience, Social Support, and Coping in First-Generation Immigrant University Students in the Era of COVID‐19‐related Depression, Anxiety and Stress

10:40-10:55: Coffee Break | Salle 201

10:55-12:10: On-site Parallel Session 2
Salle 269: Interdisciplinary Arts & Paris
64009 | East Versus East: The Failure of Ilya Repin’s Parisian Cafe at the 1875 Paris Salon
63011 | New Revolutions in the Arts, Humanities and Education: Past, Paris 2022 and Future
64251 | Coffee and Protest: The Origins of the New Left and Student Protests Movements of the 1960s Against the Status Quo

Salle 234: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
63996 | Grade Repetition in Spain: Exploring the Reasons Behind an Ineffective Educational Measure
63053 | Policy Consultations: Do Communities ‘Really’ Participate in Making the Decisions That Matter to Them? – Finding Evidence of the Evidence
62916 | Managing Schools for Success: A Multi-source Inquiry

Salle 233: Education & Difference: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability
63841 | Academic Self-Concepts and Social-Emotional Factors in Gifted Identified Children and Adolescents
63116 | Becoming More Resilient through Social Media: Deaf Users of Reddit
62941 | Personal Viewpoint Ethnography Utilizing GoPro™ Cameras to Capture Student Information Seeking in School Libraries

Salle 232: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics
63966 | Can a Multimedia Educational Website Enhance Phonetic Training? Benefits, Challenges and Learners’ Perceptions
63042 | Discussing “Self” Through Process-Focused ESL Writing Lessons
63119 | Influences of Literature-to-film Adaptations in TEFL Undergraduates’ Reading Interest

12:10-13:10: Lunch Break

13:10-14:00: On-site Parallel Session 3
Salle 269: Language Development & Literacy
63628 | Impact of WhatsApp on EFL Learners’ Reading Abilities
63652 | Text Summarization of News in Tamil Epaper Using Machine Learning

Salle 234: Higher Education (Workshop)
63849 | Flipping the Virtual Classroom: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies for Enhancing the Online Experience

Salle 233: ​​Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis (Workshop)
63006 | Engage Your Students to Respond to Instruction Through Differentiation Strategies That Promote Self-efficacy, Connectedness and Relevancy, Attention and Interest

Salle 232: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability (Workshop)
63379 | “You Don’t Look Like You Have a Disability”: Putting a Spotlight on the Spectrum

14:00-14:15: Coffee Break | Salle 201

14:15-15:55: On-site Parallel Session 4
Salle 269: Literature & Arts
62807 | Teaching Pride and Prejudice in New Media Forms Utilising Critical Literacies
64113 | The Creative Writing Workshop in the Virtual Space
62885 | Evolving Mango Metaphor in Diaspora Literature
64039 | Re-reading Japanese Literature in the Anthropocene: Escaping from Empire and Moving toward Gender Equality and East Asian Community

Salle 234: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
63999 | Exploring a Standardized Training Framework that Provides Individualized Student Experiences
63882 | Digital Humanities and Maker Pedagogy to Teach the Shoah in 2022
64050 | A Novel Approach to Problem Solving – The Use of Sustainable Development and Circular Economy in Project-based Method (Integrated Design)
63181 | Teaching Real-Time Programming for Embedded Microcontrollers by using Cloud-Based Simulator

Salle 233: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
64118 | Language Assessment Literacy: Mainstream Teachers’ Knowledge and Practice With English Learners in the USA
63904 | Resilience and Advocacy: Exploring the Legacy of Slavery With International ESL/EFL Students
63523 | Exploring Resilience in Indigenous Pewuenche Teachers in Alto Bíobio, Chile – Sharing Experiences From Four Case Studies
62965 | The Power of Syncronous Sessions in Distance Education: Building Community and Resilience in the the Age of COVID-19

Salle 232: Adult and Community Learning
62500 | Using AI to Boost Labour Market Correspondence After Receiving a Diploma in ITC Industry
63907 | A Critical Analysis of Initial Assessment Procedures in Adult and Community Learning in the UK
64268 | Changing Trends and Attitudes After Online Education

15:55-16:05: Closing Session
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

Virtual Poster Presentations
64054 | Research on the Application of Virtual Reality Technology in the Field of Handicrafts
63943 | Envisioning the Future: Ten Keys to Enhance Resilience Predictors Among Inmates
64018 | USA Rural High School Students Creating Safe Spaces to Develop Community-Focused Techno-Social Projects
63935 | The Practice of Curriculum Leadership at a Senior High School in Southern Rural Area in Taiwan

Pre-Recorded Video Presentations
63666 | “Forms”: Creating Visual Composition Through the Movement of Dance and Artificial Intelligence
64036 | Semi-Finished: A Reflection on VR Painting Practice
63050 | Musical Composition: Nora Overture for Big Band Ensemble
64031 | Maternal Love in the Blank: Charlotte Salomon’s Pleasant Days
64008 | The Mediatization of Folk Art: From Narrative Study of Paper Cutting in Fujian, China
64014 | Read the Clock and Take your Time: Museum-University Collaboration Model from Zero to One
62516 | The Development of Practice and Learning System of Khon
62542 | The Arrangement of Lagudua Song in Duet Style for Violin
62682 | Music Composition: Nora Suite for Saxophone Quartet
63997 | Creative Storytelling in Arts and Design From the Perspective of Interaction
62330 | “Sorry, My Birthday Party Has Been Cancelled.” – Considerations of Puppetry and Conscious Literature Education on Serious Themes of Covid-2019 and Climate Exchange in Early Childhood Education
63429 | Reimaging Academic Operations with APL nextED Faculty Management System/Portal
64026 | Resistance and Freedom and the Lived Experiences of French Jews in the Works of Samuel Beckett
63605 | The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place
62210 | Sociocultural Issues Experienced by Adults Learning Maltese as a Second Language
62996 | Re-Structuring the Multilayer of Japanese Cultural Agents-Actors Towards Thailand from 1970s to its Way in 2010s
62996 | Re-Structuring the Multilayer of Japanese Cultural Agents-Actors Towards Thailand from 1970s to its Way in 2010s
63235 | Students’ Experience Two Years Into the Pandemic at a Bulgarian University
63837 | A Redesign of Principal Education Program During the COVID-19 Crisis
63862 | Designing for the Future: Professionalizing the Field of Curriculum Design in the Age of EdTech
62712 | A Computer-based Interactive Program for Teaching the Psychological Theory of Lev Vygotsky
63767 | Teacher Beliefs of Educating Diverse Students in Inclusive Settings
63917 | DDMATH: New Approaches for Teaching Mathematics to Blind and Visually Impaired Students
63223 | Resilient Modelling for Sustainability Communication: Developing an Adaptive Organization Sustainability Communication Model (OSCM)
63701 | Right to Education of the Marginalized Communities in India
63041 | Interrelation between Working Memory & Consciousness Consequent SLA
64060 | What Relationship Do Students Have With Mathematics? A Survey in Primary Schools in Martinique, France
62182 | Enhancing Online Post-secondary Learning Experiences Through Meaningful Interactions in FSL
62778 | Learning and Teaching TESOL Online During the Pandemic – Experiences From Chinese International Students and Their Lecturer in New Zealand
63103 | Pronunciation – Phonological Awareness Training for Tertiary ESL Students to Enhance Academic Experience – On and Off Campus
63869 | The Translation and Dissemination of Wuthering Heights in China from the Perspective of Pierre Bourdieu’s Field Theory
64016 | Identifying Ideologies of War and Peace in EFL Reading Material for Peace Education: A Systemic Functional Linguistics Approach
63001 | Delivery Formats, Course Persistence, and Completion Rate: A Comparison of Online, Face to Face (F2F), and Blended Developmental Courses
63056 | Higher Education: The Future is Blended
63211 | Understanding Pain by Working It Out: Teaching Literature Interactively to Build Resilience
63945 | Interpreting International Students Experiences in Terms of Their Higher Education Integration
63961 | Centralization of Faculty Systems/Processes for an Improved Faculty Experience
64048 | Indicators to Manage the Enjoy-Learn Impact of Kahoot on the Engagement Learning
63079 | Village to City: Intercultural Experientialities of Global South Students in Canadian Higher Education
62798 | Dealing with Mathematics Anxiety in This Time of COVID-19
62969 | The Effects of the Concept-mapping Method on International Students’ Learning and Perceptions
63117 | Online Learning Perceptions and Online Learning Self-efficacy: Do Students’ Characteristics and Access to Technology Matter?
63692 | Internationalization at Home through the Pandemic Era: A Qualitative Study on Tertiary Students in Hong Kong and Japan
63861 | Why Parents Do What They Do: Developing and Validating a Survey for the Mathematical Lives of Parents and Children
63414 | 21st Century Education Model: We Need Museums Now More Than Ever
63690 | How Preschool Children Articulate Learning Through Polaroid Photography
64106 | Developing Imaginative Thinking : A Qualitative Study of Animation Curricula in Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL), Singapore
62557 | Foster Critical Thinking Skills through Movies and Multimedia
63188 | Effectiveness of Bite-sized Learning: The Certis Continuing Professional Development Study
63645 | 3. Multimodal Learning


Featured Presentations

  • The Problem of Restitution of Museum Pieces: A Focus on Africa
    The Problem of Restitution of Museum Pieces: A Focus on Africa
    Keynote Presentation: Josette Rivallain
  • Knowledge sans Frontières
    Knowledge sans Frontières
    Keynote Presentation: Tim Gore, University of London Institute in Paris, France
  • Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
    Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
    Panel Presentation: Judith Lehmann & Harald A. Mieg
  • From Nazi Spoliations to Ongoing Restitutions in the 21st Century, an Official French Cultural Point of View
    From Nazi Spoliations to Ongoing Restitutions in the 21st Century, an Official French Cultural Point of View
    Keynote Presentation: Anne Liskenne
  • Restitution of African Cultural Heritage and Its Challenges
    Restitution of African Cultural Heritage and Its Challenges
    Keynote Presentation: Guido Gryseels
  • Vincent van Gogh and the Allegory of the Road
    Vincent van Gogh and the Allegory of the Road
    Featured Presentation: Jared Baxter
  • Whose Heritage? Reconsidering the Museum as a Global Commons
    Whose Heritage? Reconsidering the Museum as a Global Commons
    Panel Presentation: Anne Liskenne & Guido Gryseels

Draft Programme

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.

The final draft of the conference presentation schedule is now available. Please check that all information pertaining to you is correct and notify us at [email protected] if there is any error. Please notify us of any corrections by Monday, May 23.

After minor changes have been made to the schedule we will send you a link to the final schedule.
The final schedule will contain session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.

This will be available on Friday, June 3.

Draft Information Email

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Pre-Recorded Virtual Presentations

A number of presenters have submitted pre-recorded virtual video presentations. We encourage you to watch these presentations and provide feedback through the video comments.

The Problem of Restitution of Museum Pieces: A Focus on Africa
Keynote Presentation: Josette Rivallain

The world’s major museums have a large number of objects from various parts of the globe in their collections.

To begin with, these collections were built up by monarchs who wanted to possess artistic marvels or works of art evidencing ancient civilisations, but the French revolutionaries instead decided to exhibit these objects in order to educate the general public.

From the beginning of the nineteenth century, the great powers made it their mission to enrich their national collections: Napoleon brought his spoils to the Louvre, while the British took the Parthenon marbles and the Rosetta Stone back to London’s British Museum. Other colonial powers did the same, from parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

For some years now, the question of the restitution of objects to their countries of origin has been raised. However, any restitution project raises a number of questions, including:

What, why, and to whom should objects be returned?
What criteria should be used in making these decisions?
Their quality, character, social or political value, or their market value?
How do we find the documentation concerning the objects to be “returned"?
How can we be sure that these returned objects will be properly treated?

The presentation will be illustrated by a number of examples, with a particular focus on Africa.

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Knowledge sans Frontières
Keynote Presentation: Tim Gore, University of London Institute in Paris, France

The global knowledge community can be justifiably proud of some of the achievements of the last few years. Vast undertakings have attempted to grapple with knotty problems that do not respect national boundaries. Two prominent examples are the work on understanding and combating both climate change and COVID-19. Universities and their knowledge communities are crucial actors in this space and how successfully they engage in such globalised undertakings will affect us all.

Universities are unique institutions with remarkable longevity, their origins date back many thousands of years. Universities pride themselves on global engagement and their ability to cross frontiers. However, they are not global institutions in themselves as they remain tied in complex ways within national boundaries and preoccupations and are themselves buffeted by forces and challenges that are difficult to navigate. What are the challenges and opportunities facing universities and their epistemic communities? How can they better address the building and sharing of knowledge that benefits global development and all of society?

This talk looks at the nature of universities and their international strategic approaches; it considers how knowledge is created and shared through research and higher learning and teaching but also how it is threatened by events in the environment surrounding them and their own strategic or ad hoc decisions. Some ways forward and promising developments will be considered.

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Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation
Panel Presentation: Judith Lehmann & Harald A. Mieg

In conjunction with the recent release of The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research, IAFOR is delighted to host an exclusive panel discussion with the editors Judith Lehmann of the Helmholtz Centre Hereon, and Harald A. Mieg, (honorary) professor of Metropolitan Studies and Innovation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin along with several Europe-based chapter authors. The panel discussion, titled ‘Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation’, will be led by Grant Black, an IAFOR VP, associate professor at Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan and a co-author of the Japan chapter of the book. Their discussion will explore current issues in the development of undergraduate research for the next generation in Europe with attention to both theory and practice in various academic disciplines. The interview will be followed by a Q&A session.

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From Nazi Spoliations to Ongoing Restitutions in the 21st Century, an Official French Cultural Point of View
Keynote Presentation: Anne Liskenne

From June 1940, the Germans occupied Paris and the whole of France in 1942. They immediately looted cultural goods - works of art, books and archives - belonging to Jewish families, galleries, Freemason associations and French services, and sent them to Germany, the main depot being in Bavaria.

In May 1945, Germany surrendered unconditionally. From this year onward, the entire restitution policy implemented by the Allied governments of the Western bloc has been based on the “London Inter-Allied Declaration Against Acts of Dispossession committed in Territories under Enemy Occupation or Control” of January 1943. In France, several services were shortly created to recover more than 100,000 looted works of art and more than 10 million books.

But in this terrible disorder, with the dispersion of hundreds of thousands of individuals, how was it possible to identify their owners? For art dealers, governments and museums, this question is still open. In an ever-changing international context, the cooperation between governments has helped the provenance research. I shall present from an official cultural perspective how this work can be done nowadays.

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Image caption: German soldiers of the Hermann Göring Division posing in front of Palazzo Venezia in Rome in 1944 with a picture taken from the Biblioteca del Museo Nazionale di Napoli before the Allied forces' arrival in the city.

Restitution of African Cultural Heritage and Its Challenges
Keynote Presentation: Guido Gryseels

The Royal Museum for Central Africa (AfricaMuseum) was established in 1898 as a colonial institute by King Leopold II. From the start, it was both a museum and a multidisciplinary research institute. The permanent exhibition of the museum remained unchanged from 1956 until the beginning of the 21st century. The AfricaMuseum was, until its renovation, often labelled as the last colonial museum in the world. In 2013 the AfricaMuseum embarked on a major renovation program that ended in a new permanent exhibition and a renewal of its infrastructure. The new permanent exhibition focuses on contemporary Africa, has a very critical view of the colonial past of Belgium, focuses on themes with a direct link to sustainable development and puts the African voice as central in the exhibition. In developing the new exhibition, the inputs of African experts, members of the African diaspora in Belgium, were very important. The renovation program also included the renewal of the museum’s infrastructure with a doubling of spaces for the public, the construction of a new entrance pavilion with conference facilities, and a total renovation of the museum building. The AfricaMuseum was closed between 2013 and its reopening on December 9, 2018. In its first year, it received nearly 400,000 visitors and more than 800 journalists from 45 different countries. Since the reopening of the museum, the Belgian society has given major attention to issues related to the colonial past, leading to the creation of a special parliamentary commission on the colonial past and reconciliation. The AfricaMuseum has one of the largest ethnographical collections of African cultural heritage and is therefore also in the centre of the debate on restitution issues. The AfricaMuseum has large and diverse collections of African cultural and natural heritage, such as 128,000 ethnographic objects, 10 million zoological specimens, 4 km of archives, 80,000 tropical wood samples, and 15,000 rocks and minerals.

An overview will also be given on current approaches on restitution in Belgium and other European countries.

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Vincent van Gogh and the Allegory of the Road
Featured Presentation: Jared Baxter

Paris, 1886 – Broke, Vincent van Gogh moves in with his younger brother Theo, a successful art gérant. Over the next two years, Vincent meets the Impressionists, their secular influences well-documented.

Vincent’s original stint as a Parisian denizen, however, came a decade earlier while being groomed for the role Theo would assume. Vincent’s last chance to prove himself a capable art dealer, he was too distracted and obsessed with the scriptures. He hoped, like his father, to spread the gospels; bringing consolation to the suffering. After five years with his uncle’s firm, Vincent was fired, admonished to never set foot in Goupils again.

Vincent retreated to London. On Sunday, October 29th, 1876, he delivered his first sermon at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. He borrowed heavily from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. The homily was impassioned with Vincent’s belief that we are all pilgrims on earth, on a long, upward road to reconnect with God. Today, art historians are fortunate that he recorded the entirety of those thoughts in a letter to Theo.

This presentation seeks to refine and redefine Vincent’s complicated Christology, exploring the allegory of the road in dozens of his later sketches, drawings and paintings; arguing, while his style and aesthetics constantly evolved over his ten-year career as an artist, Vincent’s desire to visually spread the gospels remained his raison d’être.

Image: Selection from Vincent van Gogh's Artist on the Road to Tarascon (1888)

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Whose Heritage? Reconsidering the Museum as a Global Commons
Panel Presentation: Anne Liskenne & Guido Gryseels

The modern museum is a product of a mania for collecting, cataloguing, documenting and archiving that reached its zenith during the nineteenth century, as the spoils of trade, conquest and colonisation began to pour back to the great European cities, and be housed in great palaces of culture and learning. Museums and galleries were places where the rich could show off with generous loans or donations as contributions towards the collective cultural wealth and prestige of the nation. These p(a)laces and their collections were recognized as of importance not just to the citizens of the countries, but to those overseas. Later this concept would be understood in the universalist language of world heritage.

Museums are unquestionably positive participants in the public good and in that of education and arts. However, how and what is presented is subject to increased questioning. A lot of what is now housed in museums is effectively the result of theft, plunder, or unfair contracts, or of dubious provenance. From colonial wars, through genocide and plunder, these great objects often hide problematic or dirty pasts. If this is the case, then what are the political, ethical and issues surrounding the righting of past wrongs, and of return of items, and how should their stories shape the positioning or works and our appreciation of them?

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