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International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK) in Malaysia (Nov 2018)

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    International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK)

    Based on the success of ICLK 2017, the organizers of the International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK) are pleased to announce that the eight installments of our conference, ICLK 2018 will be held at Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14th to 15th November 2018. We would, therefore, like to invite paper presenters to the conference. As with previous conferences, the main focus is to discuss investigations into local epistemology and its adaptability with the ultimate goal of enabling social transformation. Towards this end, this conference will be a venue in which experts, scholars, and practitioners can present new findings, insights and experiences in specific areas of study on Local Knowledge (LK) from all over the world.

    The four primary objectives of this conference are:
    1) To translate local wisdom into new knowledge
    2) To promote preservation and conservation of Local Knowledge
    3) To provide a venue for knowledge exchange and discourse on Local Knowledge
    4) To document new issues and research on Local Knowledge

    Details are as follows:
    Date : 14th – 15th November 2018
    Venue : Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
    Theme : Local Wisdom in Heritage, Arts and Sciences

    Selected papers (in English) will be sent for review in indexed proceedings (additional fee required once selected).
    Other selected papers will be reviewed for publication with USM Press.


    The sub-themes for the conference are:
    Language and Literature
    Science and Local Knowledge
    Technology and Local Knowledge
    Governance and Local Knowledge
    Contemporary Local Knowledge
    Knowledge Transfer
    Conservation / Preservation
    Knowledge Management
    Performance Arts and Culture
    Traditional Healing
    Knowledge System, Epistemology, and Model
    Any related theme and topic
    Abstract: Not exceeding 250 words in English or Bahasa Melayu, using Times New Roman, font size 12, 2.5 cm left and right margins, 1.5 lines spacing in MS Word format.

    Proceedings: Between 8 – 9 pages in English or Bahasa Melayu, using Times New Roman, font size 12, 2.5 cm left and right margins, double spacing in MS Word format.

    Important Dates

    Abstract submission: 07th June 2018 20 Sept 2018 (*NEW UPDATE)
    Abstract acceptance: 11th June 2018 27 Sept 2018 (*NEW UPDATE)
    Proceedings submission: 1 October 2018
    Final registration and payment of fees: 14th September 2018
    Conference dates: 14th – 15th November 2018

    Please submit your abstract to

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