Keynote Speaker
Vivek Chibber

Professor of Sociology at New York University, an award-winning author of many publications on development, social theory, and politics, a co-editor of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy.


The International Conference on the Social Sciences and Humanities (ICHSS) organized by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya in 2018 is centered on the theme “Development, Diversity, and Harmony through Knowledge and Innovation”. It expects to bring together recent research findings and provide researchers from the humanities and social sciences with a common forum where both congruent and discordant patterns of knowledge would be recognized as contributing to development.

The ICHSS 2018 at Peradeniya looks forward to welcoming a wide audience which includes academics, professionals, policy makers, and postgraduate students.

Sub themes

  1. Arabic and Islamic Studies
  2. Archeology, History, and Heritage Studies
  3. Art, Theater, and Media
  4. Buddhist and Pali Studies
  5. Economic Research
  6. Education and Pedagogy
  7. Geography and Environmental Studies
  8. Greek and Roman Studies
  9. Languages and Literary Studies
  10. Library and Information Studies
  11. Philosophy: East and West
  12. Political Science and Public Administration
  13. Psychology and Counselling
  14. Religious and Cultural Studies
  15. Sociology and Social Anthropology
  16. Tamilology

Conference Dates

The ICHSS 2017 will be a two day conference scheduled to be held from the Twenty Second (22) to Twenty Third (23) of November 2018.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the premises of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Please visit Travel and Accommodation pages here for further information.


The conference will be conducted in English.

Conference Poster

The conference poster containing the Call for Papers can be downloaded from here.