9th Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities

( MIFS 2021 )

26-28 October

University of Almeria, Almeria, Spain


European Scientific Institute, ESI

The European Scientific Institute (ESI) is a global academic platform, which cooperates with Universities and academic centers on 5 continents, by organizing scientific conferences, forums, workshops and joint projects. ESI represents a bridge for exploration from all over the world, thus contributing to the promotion of the modern scientific accomplishments. Led by its motto “Science does not know borders”, the ESI provides a greater global exchange of knowledge and the sharing of best practices


Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Kirk St. Amant – Director of Center for Health and Medical Communication at Louisiana Tech University and University of Limerick, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Context, Cognition, and Communication: Understanding How the Psychology of Location Affects Health and Medical Communication.

Special Session
Topic: Language Challenges and Changes in Health Communication
Chair: Franca Daniele, MD
“G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.

List of Presentors:

  • The Centrality of Language in Health Communication.
    Franca Daniele
    Assistant Professor of English Language and Translation
    Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences
    “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.
    [email protected]
  • The importance of Multilingual Information in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    Barbara Cappuzzo
    Assistant Professor English Language and Translation
    Department of Psychology, Educational Sciences and Human Movement
    University of Palermo, Italy.
    [email protected]
  • Tourism Discourse and the Pandemic: The Case of Promotion Strategies by Italian Regions.
    Giuseppina Di Gregorio, PhD
    Department of Education
    University of Catania, Italy.
    [email protected]
  • Language Change, New Millennium and the Watershed in the Use of English.
    Paola Clara Leotta, PhD
    Associate Professor of English Linguistics
    Department of Education
    University of Catania, Italy.
    [email protected]
    Tamar Dolidze, PhD
    Chief Advisor at International Relations Department at CCG
    Associate Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Batumi State Maritime Academy, Georgia.
    [email protected]

Chair: Audrey Tolouian
University of Texas, USA

  1. Student Retention and Success: Factors Influencing and an Analysis of Strategies Implemented for an RNBSN Program. 
    Audrey Tolouian Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE, AHN-BC, FPCC, Diane Rankin, MSN, MACE, Melissa Wholeben PDH, RN, CNE, TCRN
    UTEP School of Nursing

  2. New Themes for Nursing Practices with a Change of Focus
    Audrey Tolouian, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE, AHN-BC, FPCC
    UTEP School of Nursing

  3. The Importance of Integrating Guiding Principles for Trauma Informed Care into the Curriculum for Undergraduate Nursing.
    Melissa Wholeben PDH, RN, CNE, TCRN
    UTEP School of Nursing.

  4. Is This the Profession For Me? An Educational Experience Initiative For Pre-Nursing Student Majors.
    Sara Yvonne Jimenez, PHD (c), RN, Melissa Wholeben PDH, RN, CNE, TCRN
    UTEP School of Nursing

Topic: COVID-19 and its multi-level effects.
Chair: Jose Noronha Rodrigues
University of Azores, Portugal

  1. Tales of the inequalities enhanced by a pandemic: the academic experiences of a law professor during the Covid-19 in Brazil. 
    Roberto Muhájir Rahnemay Rabbani
    Ph.D. in Law at the Santiago de Compostela (USC, Spain)
    Professor at  the Federal University of South of Bahia (UFSB, Brazil)

  2. Brazilian migratory policy before the covid-19 pandemic: an analysis in the light of international law.
    Thiago Oliveira Moreira
    Ph.D. in Law at the University of the Basque Country  (UPV/EHU, Spain)
    Professor at  the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN, Brazil)

  3. COVID-19 e dignidade humana: Do Estado de direitos ao “Estado Constitucional de Exceção Mundial” – Contornos e Lições Político-jurídicas.
    Hamilton Sarto Serra de Carvalho
    PhD in Law from the Autonomous University of Lisbon ‘Luís de Camões’ (UAL) – Portugal.
    Professor at Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM).

Aims and Scope

This forum has been organized in the Mediterranean cities such as Barcelona, Beirut, and Almeria. The MIFS has gathered hundreds of academics from all around the globe covering different disciplines in the area of social sciences and humanities

This year the event is back at the University of Almeria in a hybrid form. It will combine in person and online sessions and will bring together scientists, professors, researchers, students, and research scholars to exchange their experiences and research results.

MIFS 2021 supports and promotes the open access concept, publishing its scientific outcome as open access publications. The academic content obtained by this event will be published as conference proceedings. A number of selected papers from the appropriate scientific discipline will also be considered for special edition publication in the following journals: European Scientific Journal (ESJ), European Journal of Educational Sciences (EJES), International Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Culture (LLC), and European Journal of Economics, Law and Politics (ELP).


High quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in the all areas under the Social Sciences and Humanities are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Dates and fee

Important dates:

Abstract/Full Paper Submission: October 10, 2021
Registration Fee: Online Payment

Registration Fee

150 EUR per paper for payments received after March 15, 2021​​​

97 EUR per additional paper if presenting more than one paper at the conference

  • If a University/Company registers more than 3 participants, a 20% discount will be approved.

*Note: Only papers that successfully pass the peer review procedure will be published.

**Note: The participation is free of charge for the ESI Postdoctoral Fellows

The fee includes:

Admission to the conference, one paper to be presented, copy of the conference program, conference certificate, book of abstracts, publication of an accepted paper in the online conference proceedings or/and journal publication.


Organizing and Scientific Committee

Rut Jimenes Liso
University of Almeria, Spain
Amaya Epelde
University of Granada, Spain
Jose Noronha Rodrigues
Assistant Professor of Law at the University of the Azores, Portugal
Tamar Dolidze
Tamar Dolidze
Grigol Robakidze University, Georgia
Franca Daniele
“G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Audrey Tolouian
University of Texas, USA
Emilia Alaverdov
Georgian Technical University, Georgia


University of Almeria

Calle Universidad de Almería, s/n, 04120 La Cañada

Almeria, Spain

In-person Presentations will be organized into academic sessions at the University premises. Every presenter will have 10 minutes for presentation and an extra 5 minutes for discussion. The presentation should be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint within 10-15 slides in English/Spanish language.

Online Presentations

Zoom Online Meeting platform will be used. Every participant will receive an invitation to their email address.

Get In Touch

[email protected]
Subject: MIFS 2021

Kirk St.Amant

Kirk St.Amant is the Eunice C. Williamson Chair in Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University and is a member of the University’s Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS). Kirk serves as the Director of Louisiana Tech’s Center for Health and Medical Communication (CHMC) and is also an Adjunct Professor of Health and Medical Communication with the University of Limerick and a Research Fellow in User Experience Design with the University of Strasbourg. He researches how cognition affects usability and design with a focus on international health and medical settings and on international online education. He can be reached at [email protected]