Monday, July 20, 2009

International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICOSH 2009)


The social sciences and humanities share a common object of study: human beings and their world. Using methods of empirical data collection and scientific analysis, the social sciences study human behaviour and society. The humanities explore the basic nature and purpose of human existence. Together, there is a constant evolution of approaches and adaptations to global transformations that affect all the disciplines within the social sciences and humanities. The purpose of this conference is to critically examine the relevance of existing approaches, and to explore innovative ideas and theories that could and should adapt to the on-going changes that affect human existence. In the new millennium, most aspects of human existence, such as quality of life, security, employment, and psychological well-being, depend heavily on relevant knowledge and derive from on-going scientific research. Consequently, research and development has become one of the major forces of progress in the humanities. It is crucial to look into the impacts of research in the areas of the social sciences and humanities in order to sustain as well as improve the various facets of human existence.


To appraise the role, contribution and significance of the social sciences and humanities in the regeneration of knowledge
To provide an intellectual forum for scholars and researchers on the changing geopolitical scenario, and its impact on existing theories in the social sciences and humanities
To promote the generation of innovative ideas in the social sciences and humanities


  1. Epistemology and Methodology

  2. Nation-building and Cultural Identity

  3. Political Violence and Terrorism

  4. Social Movements and Democratisation

  5. Politics and Economy

  6. Globalization and the New Security Agenda

  7. Human and Social Developments

  8. Media and Communication

  9. Environment and Sustainability

  10. Religion, Civilization and Philosophy

Area Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies
Multiculturalism and Multiliteracies


English and Malay


Accepted papers should be 12 font in Times New Roman and 1.5 spaced. Kindly, please send to before/on 30th September 2009. Do check our website regularly for more information.


For presenters/participants who have sent us abstracts and/or register before/on 7th May 2009 will be considered as early birds.
Local/Malaysian Participants RM350
(Early Bird) RM300
International Participants/Presenters USD150
(Early Bird) USD130
Students (local/international) RM150

All accepted presenters must pay the registration fee by/on 22nd July 2009. Failing which, your participation will be canceled. Download registration form in Document format here: Registration form.doc. Please click here if downloading fails (online printing).


Please pay by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to Bendahari UKM (ICOSH09). International participants/presenters are required to make payment through Telegraphic Transfer (TT). Payment arrangements through TT will be available soon. Please visit this website regularly for more information.


Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi.


Any inquiries regarding ICOSH 09 should be addressed to:


Know more about our university at : Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was founded on May 18, 1970. The UKM main campus in Bangi is located 35 kilometers from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, and occupies an area of 2,709 acres. It has all the amenitie of a modern campus: student residential halls, a medical center, a mosque, fernarium, modern sporting facilities, and an up to-date resource center. UKM also holds the distinction of being the only university in the country with an 18-hole golf course. The location of UKM provides a very conducive environment for learning, while its proximity to the capital city provides it with a dynamic and living extended laboratory to support many of the university's teaching and research activities. UKM also has a branch campus in Kuala Lumpur that houses the Faculties of Medicine and Integrated Health. The year 2005 marked the 35h year of the establishment of UKM. From a mere three faculties in 1970, UKM now has nineteen faculties, centers and institutes, offering programs and research facilities in various fields. Since 1970, UKM has successfully produced more than 32,000 graduates in various disciplines. The dynamics and commitment of the university in providing quality education has made UKM one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Malaysia.

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Live to The Fullest

Live each day to the fullest.

Get the most from each hour each day, and each age of your life.

Then you can look forward with confidence, and back without regrets.

~S.H. Payer~