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GCPAS & MAHE to hold international conference on Ecosophy, Art &Peace


In association with UNESCO Peace Chair, Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts and Sciences (GCPAS) of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India is going to organise an online international conference on ‘Ecosophy, Art and Peace’ that will be held on May 20 and 21, 2021.

In these trying times, each unit of the theme – Ecosophy, Art and Peace – could be independently interdependent and interconnected among themselves; each unit is singularly significant and all units, interdependently as a whole, form the very basis of meaningful existence.

The troubles that the world is facing currently may be categorised as an individual, ecological and socio-political; different forms of art could be the ‘means and ends to make life better, with deep philosophical exploration as their basis.

With the following sub-themes and inter-disciplinary approach, the GCPAS, MAHE will undertake its unique international conference:

  1. Ecological challenges
  2. Socio-economic issues
  3. Alternative Economics
  4. Media and Social Change
  5. Gender Studies
  6. Ecosophical/Philosophical Explorations and Aesthetics
  7. Literature, Cinema and other art forms
  8. Peace: from individual to international

Deadlines and Guidelines

Paper submission: May 16, 2021 (3,000 words)

Conference dates: May 20 and 21, 2021

Address: [email protected]

Offering two postgraduate programmes – MA in Ecosophical Aesthetics and MA in Art and Peace Studies and an undergraduate programme in Aesthetics and Peace Studies, the Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts and Sciences (GCPAS) is a constituent department of the deemed university – Manipal Academy of Higher Education. It is a department that engages with interdisciplinary teaching and research with a view to developing alternative knowledge systems to deal with contemporary crises. The Centre engages with the intersectionality of aesthetics, philosophy, ecology, journalism, Gandhian and peace studies.

With over 28,000 students from 57 different nations, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education is synonymous with excellence in higher education. It is nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia).


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