ESBB would like to thank Dr Saiwaroon and her team from the Department of Western Languages at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok for making the Second ESBB International Conference a successful and memorable event. Information on submitting papers to either the local organizers’ proceedings or ESBB’s own annual journal publication will be uploaded over the next week and circulated to all participants.
The first issue of English Scholarship Beyond Borders that includes keynote papers from the 2014 conference was launched on February 5th (first day of the Bangkok conference) on this site by Dr. Aurapan Weerawong, Vice President for International Relations at Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok and Dr Ahmet Acar, of Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir (the host of the first ESBB conference in 2014).
. The issue is available at the publications link on this page.
The third ESBB international conference (late May/early June, 2015) will be hosted by the Department of English Language, Providence University, in Taichung, Taiwan. The joint organizers will be Professor Wen-chi Vivian Wu of Providence University and Dr Gloria Shu Mei Chwo, Associate Professor at Hungkuang University in Taichung. Details will be announced soon.
ESBB co-organizes an annual conference in a different international location each time. We have agreements with hosts until 2018 Taichung to be followed by Oman (Sultan Qaboos University, March, 2017) and Japan (2018). Several offers beyond 2018 are under consideration.
The academic aim of our organization and our conferences is to assemble scholars from across the globe to share ideas and expand epistemological horizons. While the broad background theme is always linked to English Beyond Borders, this can be understood in the broadest possible sense as our intention is to embrace epistemological diversity in English education and research. There are guest speakers from a broad variety of locations and cultures.
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