Important dates

  • Abstract Submission: Aug 15th, extended till Aug 25th
  • Notice of acceptance: Sept 20th
  • Full paper submit by Nov 1st
  • Registration/payment: Nov 1-25
  • Conference: Dec 17–18, 2021





Jadavpur University

Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities

17th and 18th of December 2021.
Ho Chi Minh City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam

The 2nd conference "Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities" is organised by Ton Duc Thang University jointly with scholars at seven other universities: 

College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest, USA;

University of Melbourne, Australia;

University of the South Pacific;

Jadavpur University in India;

Higher School of Economics (HSE) University, Moscow, in Russia;

Pratt Institute in USA;

The Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

The co-ordination is by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Ton Duc Thang University, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Arnab Roy Chowdhury, Higher School of Economics (HSE) University, Moscow
  • Prof. Jonathan Beller, Pratt Institute, New York
  • Prof. Nikos Papastergiadis, University of Melbourne
  • Prof. Scott McQuire, University of Melbourne
  • Prof. Ishita Banerjee, El Colegio de México
  • Prof. Saurabh Dube, El Colegio de México
  • Prof. Nguyen Huu Minh – Vietnam Sociological Association
  • Assoc. Prof. Daisy Tam - Hong Kong Baptist University


The conference themes are organised in four overlapping streams

  • Innovations in Tourism
    • Exploiting Tourism Resources: Human Resources in Tourism; New Tourism; Trends in Tourism Management; Tourism and Covid19
  • Innovations in Media Anthropology
    • Media Ethnography; Communication Anthropology; Digital infrastuctures; News Media and commentary
  • Innovations in Sociology/Anthropology
    • Social Structures, Development, and Pandemic; Food and diasporas; Families, social reproduction; Labour relations and Enterprise; Urban Migration, Climate and resettlement
  • Innovations in Social Work 
    • The role of the social work profession in the context of Covid-19; Training and practising social work in the context of Covid-19; Social needs for the social work profession; Sex and health education in schools

Conference Venue - Ton Duc Thang University 
Address: 19 Nguyen Huu Tho Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


****See here for The Programme Abstracts and Agenda****