ICon Arts 2022
The International Conference of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Colombo (IConArts), titled “From Coping to Improving: The Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Crisis Contexts,” was held on the 16th of December 2022 as a hybrid event. The Conference focused on the innovation and resilience demonstrated by the field of Humanities and Social Sciences amidst the myriad challenges initiated or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous other crises. The keynote speech was delivered by Professor Priyanvada Abeywickrama from the Department of English Language and Literature, San Francisco State University, USA, an illustrious alumna of the Faculty. Over 40 veteran scholars as well as promising young researchers who follow postgraduate programmes in the Faculty presented their research under eight broad themes.