Culture and Global Changes for Better Human Life

Thursday 7- Friday 8 September 2017


Globalization has a vast concept. Some people see globalization as the homogenization of culture. Thus,  to understand globalization one must re-understand the world and how culture, diversity, politics, ethnicity, race, and homogeneity are manifested. Some see globalization as the ever changing of technology, economy, media, and ideology through the movement of people over cultural and national boundaries.  Some restrict it as an exclusively economic phenomenon while others believe it also has social, cultural and political effects.

English Department, Universitas Andalas, in collaboration with University of Social Science and Humanities, Vietnam, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, and University of Malaya,  Malaysia,   is organizing an international conference to bring together scholars, researchers and students to share their research results and ideas on how social and cultural changes in the world, particularly in Asian Countries,  has brought implication on the way human being see the world, their self, and others.

Keynote Speakers:

  1. Tan Sri Dr. Rais Yatim (International Islamic University Malaysia)
  2. Prof. Emeritus. Tsuyoshi Kato (Kyoto University, Japan)
  3. Dr. Suryadi (Leiden University)

Conference Venue:

Convention Hall, Universitas Andalas

Call for Paper


This conference is open for academic and non-academic speakers, including, government agencies/institutions, NGOs, researchers, and students (Doctorate, Master, and Bachelor Degree).


  1. Language
  2. Linguistics
  3. Applied Linguistics (Translation, Language Teaching, Language Testing, Second Language Acquisition, BIPA)
  4. Literature
  5. Music and Performance Studies
  6. Education (Character Building, Literacy)
  7. History
  8. Heritage and Archeology
  9. Sociology and Human development (Matrilineal Communities, Migration, Gender and Identity, Religion)
  10. Media and Journalism

Important Dates:

  1. Abstract deadline/submission: August  02, 2017
  2. Announcement of Abstract Acceptance:  August 10,  2017
  3. Full Paper submission:  August 20, 2017

The accepted papers will be published in online proceeding with ISBN attached to English Department and selected papers will be published in Asian Journal of Language and Culture (AJLC).

Registration Due:  

  1. Early Bird Deadline:  August 10,  2017
  2. Final Registration: September 1, 2017


Abstract Submission Deadline

August 02, 2017

Abstract Acceptence Announcement

August 10, 2017

Full Paper Submission

August 20, 2017

Early Bird Deadline

August 20, 2017

Final Registration

September 1, 2017.


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