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25th IFSSO INTERNATIONALCONFERENCE

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE            

ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

25th

IFSSO INTERNATIONALCONFERENCE

on

“Social Media, Cyber-religion and Culture”

 

and

 

Ordinary Session of the IFSSO General Assembly

 

 8 - 9 May 2023

 

Convened at:

St. Andrew’s Educational Foundation, St. Andrew’s College, Mumbai, India

 

Organised by:

International Federation of Social Science Organization (IFSSO)

 

In cooperation with:

St. Andrew’s Educational Foundation – Mumbai

ANDIE (Academic Network of Dedicated and Inspired Educators) – Mumbai

GAP (Grand Academic Portal) India

 

Supported by:

University of the Philippines (UP-Diliman)

Research Center for Political Studies and Research Center for Area Studies

the National Research and Innovation Agency (Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional-BRIN, Jakarta)

Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies-Universitas Gadjah Mada (ICRS-UGM, Yogyakarta) Cultural Studies Postgraduate Program, Udayana University, Denpasar

Istanbul University, Türkiye

Harran University, Türkiye

Department of History, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University, Denpasar

Masyarakat Sejarawan Indonesian (Society for Indonesian Historians - MSI), Bali

 

 

Background

 

The rapid developments of various social media forms have changed the world in many ways that had not been previously imagined. On the one hand, it shows the technical progress achieved thus far. On the other hand, an extraordinary impact could not be avoided, giving rise to various concerns in relation to practical life problems. Theoretical debates, especially amongst scholars in the social sciences and humanities, have recently emerged regarding the pros and cons of the use of social media forms. This is of course reasonable given that the changes occurring are primarily a result of the rapid development of social media that utilizes various cultural formats. This ultimately triggers us to be trapped by the thought that there have been changes concerning issues of culture and human civilization; particularly values which are at the core of a culture are questioned. It is thus the responsibility of social sciences and humanities scholars/practitioners to consider the problems that occur in both developing and developed countries. International Federation of Social Sciences Organization (IFSSO), as one of the world's scientific institutions encompassing scholarly exchange activities – among universities, research institutions, practitioners, media crews, artists, cultural and religious observers of several world regions – has chosen to hold its 25th General Conference on “Social Media, Cyber-religion and Culture”. This conference, followed by the Ordinary Session of the IFSSO General Assembly, will be convened at St. Andrew’s College in Mumbai, Indiafrom 8 to 9 May 2023.

 

Significant Issues

 

How can social media, cyber religion and culture, in a broader sense, function as a support system related to new challenges in the development of a globalized world? This raises new issues in society when the unwise use of social media causes social tensions not only locally on a small scale, but also at the national and international levels. To deal with this phenomenon, reformulation of worthy elements from cultural values rooted in a society could be practiced or harnessed. Hence, there is a need for some efforts to preserve and maintain morality, ethics and spirituality in daily life. This IFSSO conference provides a platform for sharing lessons learned from different countries in dealing with use of social media and its impacts so that previously experienced negative effects shall be mitigated. There are many strategies that could be applied to prevent harmful content on social media platforms while also reinvigorating beneficial practices for open societies.

 

Aims

  • To understand the increasing influences of social media in the process of modernization and globalization;
  • To provide alternative solutions in dealing with negative impacts of using social media; and
  • To share experiences and best practices among countries on local, national and international levels

 

Output

  • To publish an international proceeding;
  • Publish an e-book: and
  • Generate papers publishable in international journals indexed in the Web of Science or Scopus

 

Themes

This conference will cover a wide range of themes, such as:

  • Social media, language and communication and black campaign
  • Social media and cyber-religion in the modern world
  • The use of social media and the strengthening of cultural identity
  • Social media, spirituality, religious beliefs
  • Social media and tourism
  • Cyber-religion and culture
  • The awareness of using social media and psychological perspectives
  • Old and new forms of religious practices
  • Social media and building resilient societies for the future
  • Social Media: online, offline debates in education systems
  • Social Media, creativity, innovation amongst young entrepreneurs
  • Social Media: harmony and conflicts in the contemporary world
  • Social Media: power and authority in the context of political movements
  • Social Media and Diplomacy
  • Collaboration between governmental and religious institutions in managing social media
  • Lessons learned from country experiences in the use of social media
  • Social media and Cultural Studies

 

 

Program (tentative run-down in brief)

Sunday, 7 May 2023              – Arrival at Mumbai

Monday, 8 May 2023            – Full day International Conference

Tuesday, 9 May 2023            – Half day Ordinary Session of IFFSO General Assembly meeting

Wednesday, 10 May 2023     – Sightseeing Mumbai (full day)

Thursday, 11 May 2023        – Departure

 

Venue

St. Andrew’s Educational Foundation, St. Andrew’s College,

Bandra (West), Mumbai 400050 India

 

Keynote Speakers

Rector Fr. Magi Murzello (Mumbai, India)

Maria Prodromou, Ph.D. (Cyprus)

 

Invited Speakers

Prof. Nestor Castro, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

Prof. Dr. Gurudutta Japee (Gujarat University, India)

Dr. Preeti Oza (St. Andrew’s College- University of Mumbai, India)

 

Discussant

Prof. Dr. Morad Moulai Hadj (University Mohamed Ben Ahmed, Algeria)

 

Moderator (online)

Diane Butler, Ph.D. (Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia)

 

Steering Committee

Prof. Dr. I Ketut Ardhana, M.A. (Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia)

Rector Fr. Magi Muezello (St. Andrew’s Educational Foundation) India

Prof. Nestor Castro, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

Maria Prodromou, Ph.D. (European University Cyprus)

Prof. Dr. Morad Moulai Hadj (University Mohamed Ben Ahmed, Algeria)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hakan Gülerce, Ph.D. (Harran University-Türkiye)

Prof. Dr. Ganewati Wuryandari, M.A. (Research Center for Political Studies–BRIN, Jakarta, Indonesia)

 

Organizing Committee

Dr. Preeti Oza (St. Andrew’s College- University of Mumbai, India)

Prof. Dr. I Ketut Ardhana, M.A. (Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia)

Dr. Swati Chakraborty (KAICIID, GLA University, India & Concordia University, Canada)

Ni Wayan Radita Novi Puspitasari, SS., MA., M. Phil (Ural Federal University,Russia)

Dr. Anjali Heredia (President, ANDIE-India)

 

Treasurers

Prof. Dr. Ganewati Wuryandari, M.A (Research Center for Political Studies–BRIN, Jakarta, Indonesia)

Mobile: +62 815 1414 7636

Email:

 

Prof. Jasmine Gujarathi (CVM University-GJPIASR, India)

Email:

 

Registration Payment

Offline USD  $ 50/ INR 4,130/IDR 750.000

Online: USD $ 10 / INR 825 / IDR 150.000

 

USD

Bank Mandiri (USD $)

Branch: Telkom Landmark Tower, Jl.Gatot Subroto, Kav.52, Jakarta Selatan 12710 (Indonesia)

Recipient name: Ganewati Wuryandari

Account number: 700007932333

SWIFT Code     : BMRIIDJA

 

IDR

Bank Mandiri (IDR)

Account number: 070 0095542 242

Recipient name: Ganewati Wuryandari

 

 

Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline : 10 March 2023

Notification of acceptance       : 15 March 2023

Full paper due                         : 30 April 2023

Abstracts and full papers should be sent to:

 

Contact Persons

Prof. Dr. phil. I Ketut Ardhana, M.A. (Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia)

Mobile: +62 812 386 49192

Email:

 

Dr. Preeti Oza (St. Andrew’s College – University of Mumbai, India)

Mobile: +91 9870022569

Email:

 

Prof. Dr. Ganewati Wuryandari, M.A. (Research Center for Political Studies–BRIN, Jakarta, Indonesia)

Mobile: +62 815 1414 7636

Email: