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Anglo-American Conference for Academic Disciplines
at the University of London

4-7 November 2014


 

Online abstract submissions accepted until 23 Sep 2014

     
Once again our conference circuit includes a multidisciplinary conference in Europe's largest city. And it's not just a conference in London and its far-flung outskirts but in the very heart of London. The delegates will experience first-hand the City of London. They will also have the opportunity to visit the world-famous University of Oxford and University of Cambridge, free of charge. Our IJAS team will ensure that over the four days, the delegates will experience an unforgettable immersion in English academia's highest echelons. With so much to offer, this conference will attract academics from all over the world.
 
Beyond the immediate conference premises, the range of free London attractions is beyond anything we have ever encountered for our IJAS conferences elsewhere. As someone pointed out, "Where else in the world can you see so much without spending a penny?" From London's exquisite parks, to world-class museums, historic houses and stunning art galleries, click here for a multi-page list of free London attractions.
 
"When a man is tired of London," wrote Samuel Johnson, "he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford." The great Ethiopian road running athlete, Haile Gebrselassie, expressed it more bluntly: "When we race in London, a world record will be the last thing on our minds."
 
Given the excellent transport facilities which will allow our delegates to visit various places of interest within London with great ease and on their own, we will be conducting our culural and educational bus programs to places outside London.

Running through Leadenhall Market.
 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Our editorial board invites abstracts, papers, and proposals in any of the following four tracks:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities,
  • Business and Economics,
  • Teaching and Education, and
  • Science and Technology.


The accepted submissions will be clustered around their common topics and areas of interest. As is typical of multidisciplinary conferences, the final program - released about three weeks before the conference - will mirror the research agendas of the delegates rather than a pre-conceived list of arbitrary topics.

It is up to each delegate how much to submit or publish. Some authors may publish only an abstract in the proceedings. Others may prefer to publish a full-length manuscript in the journal.

Delegates may also attend a conference without submitting or publishing any research.

Authors may deliver their work during the conference either as (i) a 15-minute oral presentation, (ii) a poster session, (iii) a panel, or (iv) a workshop.




 
THREE PRIMARY AIMS

Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.
The IJAS Conference Series takes place annually in several cities across Europe and North America. The series has three primary aims.
 
The first aim is to provide opportunities for academics from a range of disciplines and countries to share their research both through the conference podium and IJAS' double-blind refereed publications. All IJAS conferences are inter- and multi-disciplinary.
 

The second aim of the Conference Series is to provide opportunities for academics to receive informal in-depth feedback through discussions, and to enable them to establish contact with professionals in other countries and institutions. The tours are the main way of "breaking the ice" away from the formalities of the conference hall, providing an informal setting for discussing different points of view. Even in an increasingly networked world of internet and satellite conferences, there is no substitute for personal interaction—what Edward R. Murrow calls "the last three feet of communication." It is individuals, not data streams, who must ultimately build the connections that in turn create lasting international research partnerships.

The third aim of the Conference Series is to introduce academics to educational premises in locations that are suitable for study abroad programs and which may meet their students’ educational needs. IJAS draws its inspiration from the Fulbright Program, an integral part of the United States' foreign educational relations, where face-to-face exchanges have proven to be the single most effective means of engaging international publics while broadening dialogue between academics and institutions.


 
 
 
LOCATION: UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
 

The conference will be held at the University of London, the second-largest university in the UK by number of students. Over 22,000 of its students graduate each year. The university has over 50,000 international students "in every corner of the globe studying on more than 100 different courses."
 
The univesity was founded by Royal Charter on 28 November 1836 and is the third oldest university in England. In the 1990's, most of the university's central responsibilities were delegated to its eighteen colleges.
 
The university owns about 180 buildings in the vicinity of Russell Square tube station. Our conference will be on the university premises in Malet Street, almost midway between Goodge Street tube station and Russell Square tube station.

University of London students
 

 
 
First Complimentary Day Trip Outside London: Oxford
November 5, 2014
Departure from University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, London, at 9:00 am.

 
This city is known worldwide for the oldest university in the country and the English-speaking world.
The city's buildings demonstrate an example of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the city of dreaming spires, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of the university's buildings.

Inside the University of Oxford.
Oxford's prestige was enhanced by its charter granted by King Henry II, granting its citizens the same privileges and exemptions as those enjoyed by the capital of the kingdom. Parliaments were often held in the city during the 13th century.
 
As the University took shape, Europeans were starting to translate Greek philosophers, challenging European ideology. The Church invested in some of the early colleges in the hope of reconciling Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology. The relationship between "town and gown" was uneasy, culminating in the killing of 93 students and townspeople in the St Scholastica Day Riot of 1355. This calamity was dwarved by the sweating sickness epidemic in 1517 which killed half the city's population, including many students and dons.
 
It was early in the early 20th century that Oxford experienced rapid industrial and population growth, thanks to the printing and publishing industries. It was here that William Morris established Morris Motors Limited to mass produce cars. British Leyland nosedived in the 1980's and 1990's but the Mini is still manufactured in Oxford (thanks to BMW).
 
Science and technology businesses are now booming, sprouting out of the University. But for a few of our erudite delegates, the main interest may turn out to be Blackwell's Bookshop which claims, among other achievements, the largest single room (10,000 sq. ft.) devoted to book sales in the whole of Europe.

Oxford and its spires.
 
  

Second Complimentary Day Trip Outside London: Cambridge
November 6, 2014
Departure at 9:00 am from the University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, London.

 

The university town of Cambridge is a much quieter and more compact place than its scholarly rival, Oxford, though what really sets it apart is "The Backs", the green sward of land that straddles the languid River Cam, providing exquisite views over the backs of the old colleges. At the front, the handsome facades of these same colleges dominate the layout of the town centre, lining up along the main streets. You can walk round the center in an afternoon.

Most of the older colleges date back to the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries and are designed to a similar plan with the main gate leading through to a series of "courts", typically a carefully manicured slab of lawn surrounded on all four sides by college residences or offices. Many of the buildings are extraordinarily beautiful. There are 31 university colleges in total, each an independent, self-governing body.


   
 
Why the Bus Tours Matter

There is more than meets the eye behind these bus tours.

To find out why these tours are conducive to study abroad programs and joint research, please click
here.


 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Submit Your Research


 
To submit your abstract for presentation at this conference, click here.

The most important dates to remember are as follows:
    • Submissions deadline is 23 September 2014.
    • Registration deadline is 1 October 2014.
    • The conference will run from 4-7 November 2014.
    • Email your formatted manuscript to ManuscriptSubmission@gmail.com after your online submission is accepted and before 15 December 2014.
    • The proceedings and journals will be published in late April 2015.

Within a few days of receiving your online abstract submission, we will notify you of the reviewers' acceptance or rejection, for the conference.

If we inform you that it is an acceptance and you would like to publish your research, follow the model format
here and email us your formatted abstract or full manuscript in Microsoft Word. You may do so up to a few weeks after the conference.

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
Abstracts and summarized articles will be published in the proceedings entitled Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, in electronic format (ISSN 1943-6114).

Full length manuscripts may be published in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences(ISSN 1944-6934) or any of the refereed journals electronically available through our publishing consortium. The review process for the journals is slower and more demanding in its standards. Although both the proceedings and journals are refereed, research that meets the refereed standards for the conference and the proceedings may not meet the refereed standards for the journals. The selection of a journal, if any, for a particular manuscript is entirely at the discretion of the editorial board members following the reviewers' suggestions.

All the journals and proceedings are in electronic format since this makes it easier to disseminate the articles (click here for a sample article
) to international scholars.
 
Authors will receive complimentary access to the online issue in which their work appears. One's work or research presentation may not simultaneously appear in both our proceedings and journals.

Authors who prefer a hard copy may download an entire issue on their own computer and publish and order a hard copy of it from
Lulu.com or any other online publishing service for their own personal use.

IJAS's articles are indexed/accessed in (i) WorldCat, (ii) Ulrich's serials directory, (iii) Cabell's directories of Educational Curriculum & Methods and Educational Psychology and Administration, (iv) Proquest, (v) Pol-On, the Polish scholarly bibliography operated by the University of Warsaw, (vi) Genamics, (vii) the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2012) list compiled by the Australian Research Council, and (viii) Google Scholar - click here.
 
There is no page limit on articles. We welcome both short and lengthy submissions. We don't impose a financial penalty on lengthy manuscripts.

Each registered author, irrespective of whether he or she submits a formatted manuscript for publication, will receive a Certificate of Participation at the conference.
 
Powerpoint Presentations
At the conference, the presentation room will be equipped with a laptop, a digital projector and a projector screen. The laptop will be set up for Powerpoint presentations. Linux and Mac users are asked to save their presentations in a compatible format.


 
 
 
     
 
 
 
Conference Registration Payment
Registration is open to everyone, not just to research presenters.
For all alternative ways of paying the registration fee, click here.
The adjacent button allows you to pay the $200 registration fee separately for your guest, if you so wish.
The registration fee does not include food and lodging.

 

 

$365 - London (November 2014) Conference Registration
Valid for all 4 days
Valid for one person for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours.

 

$265 - London (November 2014) Conference Registration
Valid for 1 day only

Valid for one person, for one day only, on conference premises.


$565 - London (November 2014) Conference Registration for 2 persons.
Valid for all 4 days

Joint registration for yourself and a fellow co-author or guest, valid for all conference events, on and off conference premises. Includes all tours. There is no such thing as a "free child" or "free spouse." Also, children under 6-years old are not allowed.
This option is not available for two authors with two or more research presentations.


$105 - How to Organize a Study Abroad Program
A one-credit hour graduate level course with the University of San Diego.
For information and separate registration click
here.
 
 
 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lodging in London
 

University of London
There is no shortage of lodging facilities in Europe's largest city. However, given the location of the University in the heart of London, it may pay to shop around to find the best value for money. One can get quite a good bargain on lodging facilities around the city.
 
For those who would like a hotel in the vicinity of the university, there are several hotels on Gower Street represented by the red balloons on the map below. Around one third of the red dots on the same map, especially on the right of the map, are lodging facilities as well.
 
As always we recommend booking.com as the best site for booking hotel rooms. The site offers a free cancelation option on most hotels.
 
IJAS is not involved in lodging and has no special advice to offer beyond what is available on the booking.com site.

 
 
 
 
   
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