Aims & Scope

Introduction:
The role of the Humanities cannot be underestimated in promoting a culture of peace, where difference is respected even as a common heritage of human values is recognised. The importance of research in this field therefore deserves to be widely disseminated so that representation and interpretation of varied discoures can be established where both core disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Objective, Scope and Criteria for Publication:
Colloquium is a publication undertaken by Arts Section of the BESC. It has the advantage of being a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary journal which addresses the richest readership and covers a wide range of subjects. The main objective of the journal is to represent studies in Humanities with an interdisciplinary approach, which gives the scholars an opportunity to express their views in diverse fields of interest.

Thrust Areas:
The main thrust areas of the journal are in the field of literature and Social Sciences.
The first issue of Colloquium deals with the concept of space. From an inter-disciplinary perspective space is a concept which has been present from time immemorial dawn to the present day.
The papers presented here invite a discussion on the plurality, multi-culturalism and interdisciplinary analysis of space or spaces.
The environment has become a matter of supreme importance in the modern day world, along with the ever increasing awareness of man’s constant engagement with nature. The aim of the second issue of the journal was to present the responses of scholars to environmental controversies which are burning issues of the present day.

Future Aim:
The aim of the future issues of the journal is to maintain the high level of excellence that are prevalent in the already published issues of the journal. Each new issue will continue to explore, represent and interpret new concepts.

Frequency:
The journal is published annually and is theme based, with each issue exploring new concepts.

Peer Review
The journal is peer reviewed by a committee comprising experts from various disciplines:

  • Prof. Krishna Sen, Department of English, University of Calcutta
  • Prof. Tapati Basu, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Calcutta
  • Prof. Shambhunath, Department of Hindi, University of Calcutta

The system of peer review is blind, with a feedback policy from the reviewers which is conveyed to the contributors.