The 3rd Annual International Conference on

Social Sciences and Humanities (AICOSH) 2021

“Life After Pandemic: Perspectives, Changes, and Challenges”



At the end of 2019, we were surprised by the novel Covid-19 virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) then announced that world was starting to experience a disaster emergency on January 30th 2020 (Sohrabi, 2020). Until now, the exact cause of the virus has not been found. According to WHO (2021) SARS-Cov 2 were transmitted by human droplet and aerosol if infected people coughing, sneezing, breathing or exhaling.

Currently, the virus has spread to over 223 countries (WHO, 2021). The data per February 24th 2021 recorded 124 million confirmed cases and over 2,5 million people died because of Covid-19 (WHO, 2021). Various efforts have been done to reduce the number of the death by Covid-19. The local government, the state, until various international institutions unite to suppress the spread of Covid-19. The effort began by closing borders, travel ban, as well as quarantining some areas (gov.uk, 2020).

The Covid-19 case increased every month, give an implication on various aspects in social life, especially the mobility of people. Mobilities in general are restricted because of the policy of lockdown or quarantine and/or social distancing. Those new habits are imposed by countries impacted by pandemic. However, some questions might arise from that circumstances. For example, how do social sciences respond to these changes? What are the roles of social sciences especially psychology, sociology and communication sciences, to guide social development after pandemic? To what extent do changes in society affect the ‘new life’ after pandemic? And, to what extent do social theories are of relevant with the current and future challenges after pandemic?

Based on the above mentioned background and potential questions, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta will hold the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities 2021 (the 3rd AICOSH 2021) in 27-28 July 2021, and invite scholars from all over the world to discuss these issues.


“Life After Pandemic: Perspectives, Changes, and Challenges”


This International Conference aims to deepen the understanding on how social sciences could contribute to the analysis or innovate on the life after pandemic both empirically and reflectively. Moreover, it is expected that it could strengthen the discourses on the issues and perspectives that emerge from the three social sciences department, namely psychology, sociology and communication sciences. In other words, the 3rd AICOSH 2021 is a contribution to expand our understanding of this phenomenon at all levels of analysis. So as to meet this purpose, we aim to invite the submission of original works, in the form of empirical research, reviews, and theoretical as well as conceptual papers, using both qualitative and quantitative research approach.
Main theme and sub-themes of the Conference

The main theme of the 3rd AICOSH 2021 is Life After Pandemic: Perspectives, Changes, and Challenges. Scientific inputs from all parts of the world are welcome, academically and practically. Various perspectives, based on mono-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary research are expected to examine the problems and contribute to solutions.

Topics of interest to be covered on the 3rd AICOSH 2021 are grouped into three clusters. Each cluster covers the following sub-themes (but not limited to):

Cluster 1: Life After Pandemic and Sociology

  • Science, technology and society
  • Disaster policy and social resilience
  • Gender, masculinity and femininity
  • Social policy and family studies

Cluster 2: Life After Pandemic and Communication Science

  • New media and politics
  • Communication and tourism
  • Family communication
  • Digital literacy

Cluster 3: Life After Pandemic and Psychology

  • Mental health and disability
  • Wellbeing after pandemic
  • Positive psychology for strengthening families and societies
  • Pandemic and work place in Psychology

Each submitted conference paper will be blind peer reviewed by two competent reviewers. The peer-reviewed conference proceedings are indexed by Scopus (TBC), Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, and other index databases. Selected paper will be considered to be published in Sinta Journal (i.e., Jurnal Sociology Reflektif, Jurnal Komunikasi Profetik dan Jurnal Psikologi Integratif).