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.


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


Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Abhijit Roy, Jadavpur University
  • Prof. Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research
  • 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. Kuan-Hsing Chen, Inter Asia Cultural Studies
  • Prof. You-De Dai, National Chi Nan University
  • Prof. Nguyen Huu Minh – Vietnam Sociological Association

The conference themes are organised in three overlapping streams

(section chairs will report back to the other streams at the end of each day):

  • Innovations in Tourism
    • Exploiting Tourism Resources
    • Human Resources in Tourism
    • New Types of Tourism
    • New Trends in Tourism Management
  • Innovations in Media Sociology/Anthropology
    • Social Structures and Development
    • Urban Migration
    • Media Ethnography
    • Communication Anthropology
  • 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


Publishing Opportunities and Previous Issues see here.


Some (just some) of the papers to be offered are by renowned scholars such as:

Amites Mukhopadhyay

Ash Sharma

Marcello Musto

Peter Hudis

Poonam Sharm

Gökçe Sanul

Jennifer Clarke

Michelangelo Paganopoulos

Saikot Ghosh

Nguyen Huynh Thu

Phan Hanh Uyen

Pham Thi Ha Thuong

Ben Baer

Pradip Baksi

Thi Do Quyen Nguyen

Thi Phuong Linh Nguyen

Van Hieu Vu.

Md Reza Habib

Feeza Vasudeva

Nicholas Barkdull

Oanh Dang

John Grech

Hoai Tran

Elizabeth Riley

Thi Minh Duc Tran

Bui Thi Hong Thai

Pham Thi Huyen Trang

Manas Ghosh

Le Thi Mai

Olivia Guntarik

Oliver Vodeb

Thinh To Tien

Pham Thai Son

Jessica Schwittek

Alexandra Koenig

Daisy Tam

Pham Thi Ha Thuong 

Phan Hanh Uyen    

Nguyen Huynh Thu   

Jay Murphy

Rita Dutta

Jeremiah Morelock

Thành Tâm Hồ

Phương Linh Đinh

Thi Kim Phung Dang

Thuy Ngan Luong

Tran Thi Minh Hoa

Trang Pham Thi Huyen

Nga Pham Thi Hang

Vincent Alessi

Pham Huyen

Ry Haskings

Dinindu Dewapura

Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet

Tran Tuyen

Nguyen Hanh

... more to come