16th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Imperial College London, London, UK, 5-7 July 2017

Call for Papers

First held at the University of the Aegean on the island of Rhodes in Greece in 2003, the conference has moved its location each year to different countries and continents, each offering its own perspectives on the human condition and the current state of studies of the human. This knowledge community is brought together by a shared commitment to the humanities and a concern for their future.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, Virtual Posters, or Virtual Lightning Talks. The conference features research addressing the annual and the 2018 Special Focus: “Reconsidering Freedom.

  • WHAT: 2018 Special Focus: Reconsidering Freedom
  • WHEN: July 5-7, 2018
  • WHERE: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Conference Themes

The Sixteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • THEME 1: CRITICAL CULTURAL STUDIES
  • THEME 2: COMMUNICATION AND LINGUISTICS STUDIES
  • THEME 3: LITERARY HUMANITIES
  • THEME 4: CIVIC, POLITICAL, AND COMMUNITY STUDIES
  • THEME 5: HUMANITIES EDUCATION
  • 2018 Special Focus: Reconsidering Freedom

Emerging Scholar Awards

A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics—meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and lasting connections. Awardees are invited to attend the conference to present their work and play a critical organizational role in the conference by leading discussions, chairing parallel sessions, and providing assistance in session rooms.

Applications are open to those pursuing research degrees, post- and graduate students, as well as early career faculty.

To apply, follow the link below. You may also view further instructions by selecting our “Step-By-Step Guide.”

Due Date: 6 March 2018

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