The University of Peradeniya, a premier Sri Lankan academic institution, renowned for excellence in teaching and research, opens up its annual research sessions to the wider national and international research community.
iPURSE 2021 will bring together eminent scholars from numerous disciplines, providing them with a platform for sharing research-based knowledge and building partnerships and collaborations with the aim of advancing scientific research and promoting novel interventions in a range of fields.
iPURSE 2021 invites research submissions under the following broad thematic areas:
The Faculty of Arts, the host of this year’s conference, warmly welcomes all participants to iPURSE 2021.
|Call for Abstracts||01 December 2020|
|Abstract Submission Deadline||03 March 2021 (until 1800 hours - SL Time)|
|Notification of Tentative Acceptance to Authors||01 June 2021|
|Submission of Revised/Reformatted Abstracts||18 June 2021|
|Notification of Confirmed Acceptance to Authors||10 August 2021|
|Registration Opening||11 August 2021|
|Early Bird Registration Deadline||10 September 2021|
|Final Date for Registration||25 September 2021|
|Final Date for submitting video recordings||15 October 2021|
|iPURSE 2021||11, 12 November 2021|
Prof. Wimal Dissanayake (B.A. Hons. Peradeniya, M.A. Pennsylvania, PhD Cambridge, D.Litt. Kelaniya) is one of the leading scholars of Asian cinema and Asian communication theory.
He served as Director of Cultural Studies at the University of Hawaii jointly sponsored by the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center. He has also served as an advisor to UNESCO. He is a recipient of the Fulbright, Rockefeller, and Wei Lun Fellowships.
Prof. Dissanayake is the author of over 45 scholarly books in English published by Oxford, Cambridge, Duke, SUNY University presses and Routledge. He has published an equal number of books in Sinhala.
Founding Editor of the East-West Film Journal, he serves as an Editorial Advisor to a large number of prestigious international academic journals dealing with cinema, communication and cultural theory, as well as the International Encyclopedia of Communication.
Prof. Dissanayake was invited to deliver keynote addresses at numerous conferences held in countries and territories such as Germany, Canada, the United States, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He has won national awards for his books in Sinhala as well as in English and he was given the prestigious Sahitya Ratna award (Sri lanka), the Lifetime Award of the Sri Lanka Foundation, Los Angeles. Prof. Dissanayake received Deshabandhu Award from the President of Sri Lanka.
Prof. Dissanayake is also one of the leading bilingual poets. He has published eight volumes of poetry in Sinhala for which he has been honored with numerous awards. His English poetry has been published in journals such as Hawaii Review, Kaimaana, Bamboo Ridge, Cambridge Review, and Pawn. His English book of poetry ‘The Kingfisher’ was published recently.
He is currently an Affiliate Professor at the University of Hawaii. Prof. Dissanayake has had the rare distinction of serving both as Professor of Sinhala and English.