Higher Education, Sociopolitical Trends, and International Affairs

Upcoming conference: Hestia 2024, Bangkok

In March 2024 we will hold our annual Hestia conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference will address issues relating to the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific. For more details, and to submit an abstract, please visit our conference page.

About Hestia

HESTIA is a community for scholars seeking to explore interdisciplinary analyses of issues in the political and social spheres. To learn more about our organization, please visit the ‘Our Mission’ page.


Hestia runs two international conferences a year, the Hestia Symposium in Autumn, and the Hestia Annual Conference each Spring. A retrospective of our most recent conference can be found here.


We have two publications, an academic journal, The Hestia Review (ISSN 2758-7851), and a free-form magazine, The Iconoclast. Learn more.


July 2023: We are doing the following: i) Editing a special edition of the Hestia Review; ii) Publicizing our upcoming conferences; iii) adjusting metadata for Hestia Review articles in order to be archived by Google Scholar; iv) Having obtained ISSN registration for the Hestia Review, we are now in the process of registering with Crossref in order to be able to issue individual DOI numbers for articles; The next stage will be to register with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). This process will take some time (to cut a long story short, we need to publish another edition of the Hestia Review, and add editorial and copyright policy statements to the website). We aim to complete this process by early 2024. All going well, all articles will be retroactively archived with DOAJ; v) Next year we plan to refurbish our website and move it to a new domain.