Kushtia, February 23 (IU Correspondent/OurVoice): A two-day international conference on ‘Relevance of Humanities Studies in the Twenty-First Century’ was held at Khulna University on Wednesday and Thursday.
Khulna University’s Arts and Humanities School organised the two day international conference began on Wednesday. Khulna University vice-chancellor Professor Dr Mahmood Hossain addressed the conference as the Chief Guest.
Associate of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, Harvard University’s Professor Emeritus Dr Tobe Levin von Gleichen, Bangabandhu Chair Professor of Bangladesh University of Professionals Professor Dr Sayed Anwar Hussain, fictionist Selina Hossain and writer, columnist, fictionist, researcher and former Islamic University vice-chancellor Professor Dr Rashid Askari delivered speech at the conference as keynote speakers. Khulna University’s Arts and Humanities School Professor Dr M Rubel Ansar chaired the conference. as a keynote speaker.
In his speech Dr. Askari said, “The terrific ICT achievements are shaping and reshaping everything in human life including people’s literary bent. However, they are not always sources of artistic nourishment to the authors of our times, for, exciting pieces of software like ChatGPT may make great inroads into the creativity and originality of the writers. Whatever it is, literature will stand up to the relentless onslaught of the cyber-hegemony.”
A line-up of conference presenters from across the country took part in the conference.