The Tamil Academic Journal, an initiative started by a team of graduates, students and professionals based in London, hosts its first Tamil Academic Conference regarding, ‘Tamil Resistance in the Twenty-First Century’, to Clattern Lecture Theatre, Kingston University on Saturday the 6th of July from 9am to 5:30pm.
The Tamil Academic Conference is hosted with the vision of launching a Tamil Academic Journal aiming to promote original research pertaining to Tamil people globally. The organisers claim that the journal will be dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed articles from various disciplines, including but not limited to the, Arts, Humanities, Social and Applied Sciences.
This conference will provide a platform to engage with academic research and enhance further knowledge, through interactive presentations and panel discussions. It will bring together five authors; Dr. Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan, Malcolm Rodgers, Davini Laksmi Jayagomar, Lavanya Sankaran and Thanges Paramasothy, to present their individual papers, regarding various global issues surrounding the Tamil community. In addition to this, two panel discussions will be held by Dr Mathura Rasaratnam, Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan, Darsha Jegatheeswaran, Dushyanthy Pillai, Dr Rachel Seoighe, Malcom Rodgers and Yathavan Thanapalan, to address ‘The opportunities and Challenges on Bringing about Truth, Accountability, and Justice in the Island of Sri Lanka’ and ‘Moving forward: Directions for impact Driven Academic Research and Publishing’, finishing of the evening with the opportunity to network with the members of the team, the panel and the audience.
A spokesperson for the Tamil Academic Journal added that ‘’in addition to obtaining original research, the Journal and conference hopes to create a community for academics around the world to collaborate within and outside their fields’’.
This event aspires to provide the pathway and opportunities for contemporary and thriving research possibilities through the involvement of presentations, discussions and the chance to network. The Tamil Academic Journal team hope through the implementation of these ideas and thoughts, the Tamil community will be able to unite in tackling their issues through creative and practical strategies.
Location: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2EE
Tickets are available through Eventbrite on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tamilacademic-journal-conference-2019-tickets-62324995740 or tiny.cc/tajconf2019 , alternatively the team can be contacted to purchase tickets.