ISARS Conference 2021

 

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and an ancient spiritual practices by indigenous cultures worldwide. Medicine men, natural healers and those that were connected to spirits and power have historical documentation back from at least the last 20,000 - 30,000 years. It is a cross-cultural spiritual path practiced in every continent of the world.

The Sarawak Museum Department is delighted to announce that we had won the bid to host the conference of the International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism (ISARS) August 2021 in Kuching, Sarawak. By hosting this conference, Sarawak will gather international and national researchers, academicians, museums employees and local communities who are passionate about this traditional cultural heritage to jointly explore progress in issues and challenges of the most discussed issues related to shamanism, with an in-depth look at issues of the last decades such as globalization, environmental/ecological degradation, cultural resilience and the universal spiritual wisdom inherent to all indigenous tribes. As all ancient spiritual practices are rooted in nature, shamanism is the method by which we as human beings can strengthen that natural connection.

The conference will make a history for being the first conference on shamanism to be held in Malaysia. We hope to increase community awareness, especially on the legal impact of preserving the traditional knowledge and intangible cultural heritage of Sarawak on traditional arts of healing from dying out due to social and religion changes. Sarawak Museum is a fitting location from which to promote the academic multidisciplinary research of the religious therapeutic systems which has been around in Borneo since immemorial time.

By hosting this conference, Sarawak will gain more in terms of knowledge expansion, networking, professional relationships and collaborations, education outcomes, fundraising & future research capacity plus international profiling of the destination.

 

Themes of the Conference :

Shamanism and Crisis: Seeking Human Identity


ISARS Conference 2021 aims to :

  • To promote the academic multidisciplinary research of the religious therapeutic systems;
  • To encourage and support the studies of academicians and scholars on shamanism;
  • To increase community awareness on preserving the traditional knowledge on ancient healing tradition and the ancient spiritual practices by indigenous cultures worldwide.

 

Date : 25 - 28 August 2021
Venue :  Borneo Cultures Museum, Kuching
Price : 130€ per person (Early Bird : February 2021-Mid June 2021)
  160€ per person (Standard Price : Mid June 2021)
  Free entry (For University Student)

*You may refer to ISARS for registration form and call for papers
**You must have ISARS Membership in order to participate in this conference. For more info on ISARS membership, please go to this link. ISARS Membership

For any enquiries regarding ISARS Conference 2021, please contact us via this email: doraj@sarawak.gov.my. We will continue to keep you posted on any future updates. Follow @borneoculturesmuseum Facebook and Instagram page for latest update on this conference. 

 

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and an ancient spiritual practices by
indigenous cultures worldwide. Medicine men, natural healers and those that were
connected to spirits and power have historical documentation back from at least
the last 20,000 - 30,000 years. It is a cross-cultural spiritual path practiced in
every continent of the world.
The Sarawak Museum Department is delighted to announce that we had won the
bid to host the conference of the International Society for Academic
Research on Shamanism (ISARS) August 2021 in Kuching, Sarawak. By
hosting this conference, Sarawak will gather international and national
researchers, academicians, museums employees and local communities who are
passionate about this traditional cultural heritage to jointly explore progress in
issues and challenges of the most discussed issues related to shamanism, with an
in-depth look at issues of the last decades such as globalization,
environmental/ecological degradation, cultural resilience and the universal
spiritual wisdom inherent to all indigenous tribes. As all ancient spiritual practices
are rooted in nature, shamanism is the method by which we as human beings can
strengthen that natural connection.
The conference will make a history for being the first conference on shamanism to
be held in Malaysia. We hope to increase community awareness, especially on
the legal impact of preserving the traditional knowledge and intangible cultural
heritage of Sarawak on traditional arts of healing from dying out due to social and
religion changes. Sarawak Museum is a fitting location from which to promote the
academic multidisciplinary research of the religious therapeutic systems which has
been around in Borneo since immemorial time.
By hosting this conference, Sarawak will gain more in terms of knowledge
expansion, networking, professional relationships and collaborations, education
outcomes, fundraising & future research capacity plus international profiling of the
destination.

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