Call for Paper

International Conference

Bangabandhu and His Legacy

20-21 November 2021 (Saturday-Sunday)
Venue: BOU Campus, Gazipur & Virtual

Jointly Organized by
Bangladesh Open University (BOU)
International Institute of Peoples’ History (IIPH)

In Association with
Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad
Centre for Bangladesh Studies, Rabindra Bharati University, India

Concept Paper

 

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is an unparallel name in the History of Bangladesh. In his student days during the British rule, he emerged as a matured political figure being substantially influenced by Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy's democratic ideals and Abul Hashim's organizational genius. His firmness, dedication, visionary leadership and continuous sacrifices inspired people to strive for autonomy of East Bengal and emancipation of the masses. It was his unflinching devotion to the cause of the country that made him Bangabandhu and, eventually, Bangabandhu's uncompromising struggle for the independence of the country earned for him the title of "Father of the Nation". Before his death at the hands of a group of heinous assassins on 15 August 1975, Bangabandhu strived to lay down the foundations of his cherished Golden Bengal. His legacy is a great source of inspiration not only for Bangladesh but also for all liberating nations.

Bangabandhu was born in 1920 and the year 2020 witnessed his birth centenary which the Bangladesh government declared as the ‘Mujibbarsha’. The centenary celebrations have subsequently been extended till the end of 2021. Bangabandhu experienced the drastic and dramatic changes taking place in Indian sub-continent and the world during his lifetime. He acted prudently representing the voice of the masses in favour of democracy, socialism, secularism and nationalism that, ultimately, formed the cornerstone of the Constitution of the country that he founded. As part of the centenary celebrations, the Bangladesh Open University (BOU) and the International Institute of Peoples’ History (IIPH) have decided to jointly organize an international academic conference under the title of BANGABANDHU AND HIS LEGACY in association with Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad and the Center for Bangladesh Studies, Rabindra Bharati University, India. Its aim is to reflect on Bangabandhu, his times & contemporaries, review known and unknown facts, and assess his successes & failures in the context of the then global & regional politics, and look back on the century marking his centenary focusing on, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Identity & State Formation
  2. Bangladesh Liberation War
  3. Constitutional Framework
  4. Secularity, Justice & Peace
  5. Society & Culture
  6. Education
  7. Economy, Trade and Commerce
  8. Women Empowerment
  9. Decentralization & Governance
  10. Geo-Politics and Diplomacy
  11. Ecology & Environment
  12. Minority Rights
  13. Global & Regional Politics

 

Call for Paper/ Participation

We are cordially inviting you to present your original and unpublished scholarly research paper. If interested, please send a maximum 500 words Abstract and 100-word Bio-Note with a Photograph by 30 September, 2021 at the latest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and acceptance will be notified within five days of submission. Full paper submission deadline is 25th October, 2021. Kindly note that selected articles will be published in a peer-reviewed book as Book-Chapters.

Instructions for Paper Submission and Presentation:
Use Oxford Referencing style for citation and reference list/bibliography.
The Key-Note Speakers will be allocated 20-30 minutes for presentation.
Paper Presenters will be allowed 10 minutes with additional 05 minutes for discussion.

Submission Format
Abstract: Maximum 500 words; font should be Times New Roman for English and SutonnyMJ for Bijoy/ Calibri for Unicode for Bangla, point 12; 1.5-line spacing; no references and no footnotes;

Full Paper: Between 4000-6000 words including footnotes and references; font should be Times New Roman for English and SutonnyMJ for Bijoy/ Calibri for Unicode for Bangla, point 12; 1.5-line spacing; Oxford Referencing Style should be followed for citation & referencing;

For referencing and style guidelines please visit: https://libraryguides.vu.edu.au/oxford-referencing.

Abstracts and papers must be submitted as MS Word documents via email; The name of the file should be: Your Name + Institutional Affiliation +Date (example: X_Stamford University_1st September 2021); The subject of the email should be: Abstract_ Name of Researcher (example: Abstrat_X).

*Registration will be confirmed through the Confirmation Letter.

Conveners
 Professor Dr. Syed Humayun Akhter
    Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Open University (BOU)

 Professor Dr. Mesbah Kamal
    President, International Institute of Peoples’ History (IIPH) &
    Vice-Chancellor, Primeasia University

Conference Coordinators
Professor Dr. Nasim Banu
    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Open University (BOU)
    Contact: +880-1715-044 304
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Professor Dr. Chitta Ranjan Misra
    Advisor, International Institute of Peoples’ History (IIPH)
    Director, Institute of Education & Research, Rajshahi University
    Contact: +880-1718-213 260
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Member Secretary
Tapan Mahamud Limon
    Director, Institutionalization, IT & Public Relations, IIPH
    Contact: +880-1553-779 036
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