José Luis Ortega Martín, Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan, 26–28 July 2017
Masae Yuasa, Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan, 26–28 July 2017
Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan, 26–28 July 2017
Emerging Scholars, Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan, 26–28 July 2017
Welcome Reception, Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan, 26–28 July 2017

Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

  • 2017 Special Focus: Cross-Cultural and Global Research as Interdisciplinary Practice
  • 26–28 July 2017
  • International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

275+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

46

Countries represented.

2017 Special Focus: Cross-Cultural and Global Research as Interdisciplinary Practice

Ideally, disciplines represent fields of profound and detailed content knowledge. With each containing networks of professional practice, forms of discourse, and areas of work; these communities also legitimate themselves by their domains of publication and public communication, sites of learning, and experiences of apprenticeship within the disciplinary community. At the epicenter of all this, “discipline” delineates the boundaries of the intellectual community. By outlining methodologies of particular areas with both rigorous and concentrated intellectual effort; the various frames of reference can be used to interpret the world. Despite their aspiration to general applicability, all too often disciplines become “nationalized” or located within frames of reference bounded by country, language, or culture. In large part, this is an effect of the professional framing of intellectual life. In what ways might these boundaries bind our epistemic frames for understanding the social aspect of the social sciences? If the practice of intellectual life has implications for not just interpreting the world, but in indirect and direct ways changing it, to what extent does this also demand a global view on the doing of the social sciences?

Plenary Speakers

The Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

José Luis Ortega Martín

José Luis Ortega Martín

University of Granada, Granada, Spain

"Good Practices in Bilingual Education in Spain"

Robert Jacobs

Robert Jacobs

Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan

"Discourses of Nuclear Competence and Disaster"

Masae Yuasa

Masae Yuasa

Professor, Hiroshima City University

"Judging Nuclear Issues in Hiroshima: A Challenge to Interdisciplinary Research on an Unsettled Past for an Alternative Future"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Alejandro Valencia Arias

Alejandro Valencia Arias

National University of Colombia, Colombia

Yuliya Brel

Yuliya Brel

University of Delaware, USA

Weiai Fang

Weiai Fang

Brandeis University, China

Rachel Sing-Ee Tan

Rachel Sing-Ee Tan

University of Otago, New Zealand

Wendy Chen

Wendy Chen

George Mason University, USA

Yu Yuehui (Yuna)

Yu Yuehui (Yuna)

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Xiaoya Xun

Xiaoya Xun

University of Cambridge, UK

Carlos Mendez-Guerra

Carlos Mendez-Guerra

Kyushu University, Japan

Irfan U Din

Irfan U Din

FATA Research Centre, Pakistan

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​Taishi Muraoka

​Taishi Muraoka

Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Eugene L. Hall

Eugene L. Hall

University of Minnesota,Twin Cities, USA

Yan Gu

Yan Gu

University of Washington, USA

Faris Rahmadian

Faris Rahmadian

Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

Fahlesa Munabari

Fahlesa Munabari

Universitas Budi Luhur, Indonesia

Kee Jeong Kim

Kee Jeong Kim

Virginia Tech, USA

​Bria Yifei Yan

​Bria Yifei Yan

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Hajara Hameed

Hajara Hameed

Pondicherry Central University, India

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute “flash” video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.