Call for Abstracts for the First Regional Conference on Arts and Media Education (RCAME)



The First Regional Conference on Arts and Media Education (RCAME) 

Transforming Learning Through Engagement with Arts and Media 

18-19 January 2024


An online conference at the Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan.

The inaugural Regional Conference on Arts and Media Education offers a vital platform to discuss and engage with the transformative role of arts and media in education across a vibrant and diverse region spanning South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. We welcome and encourage submissions from both academics and practitioners around the globe, who are conducting research or work related to these regions.

Our goal is to challenge the existing educational landscape by promoting arts and media from peripheral subjects to central pedagogical tools and learning experiences, driving holistic, experiential, and engaging learning environments. This conference recognizes the transformative potential of arts and media in these regions, emphasizing their role in reshaping educational delivery and experiences. Furthermore, it highlights how arts and media can shape thought, encourage critical perspectives, and deepen our understanding of our multifaceted world.

Recognizing the need for a broad, interdisciplinary approach, we aim to build a cross-cutting community of academics, educators, artists, media practitioners, policy makers, and students. This conference serves as a bridge to overcome disciplinary, geographical, and cultural divides, creating a platform for shared experiences, insights, and research.

Submission Process

We invite abstract submissions from scholars, educators and practitioners from any format and level of arts and/or media education pertaining to the region, that is practiced or theorized. Submissions may be aligned with one of the following themes but do not have to be limited to them. If your submission does not fall under any of these themes, please specify a theme:

  1. Teaching and learning through, with, or about arts and/or media 
  2. Experiential Learning 
  3. Visual Cultures 
  4. Inclusion
  5. Precarity, Activism and Social Change through Arts and/or Media
  6. Cultural Heritage Preservation
  7. Media Literacy
  8. Digital Media and Wellbeing
  9. Civic Engagement through Arts and/or Media
  10. Media discourse within Arts Education
  11. Gender
  12. Climate Change
  13. Democracy and Citizenship
  14. Migration
  15. Memory
  16. Development
  17. Histories and Theories of Arts and/or Media Education

Once authors submit their abstracts they will be reviewed by the Conference Organizing Committee. Following the result notification accepted authors will be required to submit a full paper and register for the conference as a condition to present at the conference. Registration for the conference is free of charge. The conference papers will be published in a publication after the conference.

Important Dates 

  1. Revised Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 30, 2023, 11:59 PM Islamabad (GMT+5)

  2. Notification of Acceptance: October 05, 2023 

  3. Conference Registration Deadline:  October 15, 2023 

  4. Full Paper Submission Deadline (FIRM): November 4, 2023 

  5. Conference Dates: January 18 - 19, 2024 

  6. Publication Dates: May 2024           

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