International Conference on Intersections of Knowledge Exploring Discourses and Beyond in Humanities and Social Sciences

About the Conference

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Pilani,Pilani Campus, invites delegates from academia and industry to participate in the Intersections of Knowledge: Exploring Discourses and Beyond in Humanities and Social Sciences conference.

This conference seeks to foster our understanding of the multifaceted aspects of knowledge, encouraging discussions on evolving discourses, interdisciplinary approaches, and innovative solutions for the challenges faced in various HSS disciplines.

We welcome a diverse group of delegates, including those from academia, research and development organizations, and industry to deliberate on these issues. Additionally, we encourage students (Doctoral, Master's, and Bachelor's) to present their work through paper and poster presentations.

Key Dates

Abstract  Submission30 Nov 23
Notification of Acceptance05 Dec 23
Early Registration Deadline15 Dec 23
Paper Submission Deadline31 Dec 23
Conference Registration Deadline15 Jan 24



Lead Faculty

Track 1

Language, Literature, Communication

NEP 2020 and Language Teaching; Linguistics; Multilingualism; Development Communication; Indian Writing; Post-Humanism, Cultural History and Contemporary Philosophical Discourses

Paul Mathew
Track 2

Technological Interventions and Society

Gender, Society and Technology; Education and Technology; Educational Informatics; Power, Diplomacy and Technology in IR; Governance, Welfare and Technology; Digital Humanities

Madhurima Das
Track 3

Sustainable Development and Degrowth

Sustainable Development Goals; Postdevelopment and Degrowth; Challenges and Opportunities to Transnational Governance; Pedagogies for Sustainable Development Education; Climate Change; Gender; Communication; Ecocriticism

Sailaja Nandigama
Track 4

Flourishing in Work and Life

Intellectual and Cultural History; Corporate Social Responsibility; Psychology (I/O, Positive, General etc.); Sociology and Anthropology (Empirical); Politics and Law; Health and Technology

Rajneesh Choubisa
Track 5

Media and Cultural Studies

Media Literacy; Cultural Theories; Gender and Masculinity Studies, Impact of Gen AI - Companies, Advertisers, and Creatives; Media and Culture; Indigenous Narrative

Sushila Shekhawat
Track 6

Performing Arts and Cinema

Folk and Modern Drama; Music; Aesthetics; Theatrical Performance; World Cinema; Cinematic and Theatrical Adaptations


About the Institute


Established in 1964, BITS Pilani is a Deemed-to-be-University and is also recognized by the Government of India as an Institute of Eminence. We offer various multidisciplinary academic programs across six sprawling campuses in India. Our diverse and globally connected campuses are located in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Dubai.

The department has been integral to the BITS ecosystem from its inception represented symbolically through the Lotus in the institute'slogo. The department has twenty-one faculty members specializing in diverse disciplines. It offers a wide range of courses at the UG, PG and PhD level.