This conference invites scholars to discuss the current pressing issue on pandemic, such as the on-going Covid-19, and how humanities have responded to address this issue. We argue that the times of pandemic are not always about the gloom and doom. They are also the crucial moments to attest and evaluate how humanity has been progressing (or digressing). From scholarly perspective, the on-going pandemic, we argue, is a momentum to look back to humanities and other related studies and highlight the studies’ relevance to shed light on the complexity of pandemics and their multidimensional impacts. Against this backdrop, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta is initiating this peer review conference and inviting contributions from all relevant academic disciplines in search of diverse patterns of pandemic of humanity.

Our view is that pandemic and humanity are two things that are intertwined to each other. Humanity, humanism, and humanitarianism with all their distinctions turned out to be highly crucial in the efforts to deal with pandemics or disasters. By pandemic, we refer the term as not only dealing with anatomical suffering, but also with nonphysical crisis covering social, political and economic aspects affecting an entire country, continent, or the whole world. This conference aims to explore human’s strivings to save lives against pandemics. They are ranging from digging histories on previous pandemics and the responses, to various recent innovations in medical technologies, transportation, education, religious interpretation and so on. Our objective is also to investigate solidarity or tension among wide-ranging actors that are not limited to government authorities and medical experts, but also broader civil society such as religious leaders and ordinary citizens in responding to pandemics.

? 11-13 August 2021
? Host in Jakarta,
? Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta

? Collaborating Partners:
Directorate General of Culture of Indonesian Ministry of National Education, Masyarakat Sejarawan Indonesia, School of Humanities & Social Science UNSW, Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Department of Religion Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences UIN Jakarta, Social Trust Fund of UIN Jakarta, Journal of Insaniyyat, Buletin Al-Turas Journal, and Journal Indo-Islamika.

Keynote Speakers:
1️⃣ Hilmar Farid, Ph.D
2️⃣ Prof. Dr. Azyumardi Azra, MA., CBE.

Invited Speakers:
1️⃣ Dr. Kaja Borchgrevink
2️⃣ Assoc. Prof. James Bourk Hoesterey
3️⃣ Assoc. Prof. Minako Sakai

1️⃣ Saiful Umam, Ph.D
2️⃣ Prof. Amelia Fauzia, Ph.D
3️⃣ Usep Abdul Matin, Ph.D

? The Conference Features Research Addressing the Following Topics:
1️⃣ The Arts of Pandemic
2️⃣ Disaster, Health Crisis, and Solidarity
3️⃣ Pandemic in the Past & Contemporary History
4️⃣ Pandemic in Linguistic, Literature & Politics
5️⃣ Pandemic and Transformation of Library, Archive & Museum
6️⃣ Pandemic, Language, and Translation
7️⃣ Pandemic, Humanitarianism, and Religious Plurality
8️⃣ Pandemic and Public Health
9️⃣ Pandemic and Practices of Islamic Philanthropy
? Pandemic and Business, Entrepreneurship, and Communications

? Special Panels:
1️⃣ Muslim women economy and digital technology during Covid-19 Pandemic (with UNSW)
2️⃣ Muslim philanthropy’s Response to Pandemic in Indonesia, Pakistan & Nigeria (with PRIO, Oslo)
3️⃣ Humanitarianism and Covid-19: Reflection from Humanitarian organisations

? Special Learning Sessions:
1️⃣ PhD candidate coaching clinics
2️⃣ Academic Journals’ Open House and Editor Secrets (with Studia Islamika, Insaniyyat, Indo-Islamica, and Al-Turats)
3️⃣ Editing and Publishing articles

? Call for interests: 
Submission is open to scholars, researchers/students from any relevant disciplines and practitioners under two categories:
1️⃣ Individual research papers and
2️⃣ Panel Proposal.
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? Important Dates:
1️⃣ Due date for abstracts: June 15
2️⃣ Acceptance announcement: June 30
3️⃣ Confirmation for participation: July 10
?Conference event: August 11-13, 2021

? Presenters Participation Fees and Benefit
Note: Presenters will receive feedback from chair/panelist, receive certificates of participation, receive feedback and consultation for PhD writing and research, get a chance for publication in journals under collaboration, and be donors of humanitarian and peace scholarships dedicated to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, organized by STF UIN Jakarta.
? Fees: Indonesian Institutions Rp250k; International institutions $150; Participant free, for Certificate Rp50k
Payment by transfer to Social Trust Fund UIN Syarif Hidayatullah
? Bank BNI: 034 989 1614 (Swift Code: BNINIDJA)

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