CFP: The Making of the Humanities VI

CFP: The Making of the Humanities VI

28-30 September 2017, University of Oxford

The sixth conference on the history of the humanities, ‘The Making of the Humanities VI’, will take place at the University of Oxford, Humanities Division and Somerville College, UK, from 28 until 30 September 2017. The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities and bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day. We welcome panels and papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that compares scholarly practices across humanities disciplines and civilizations.

Keynote Speakers: Elisabeth Décultot, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg: “From an Antiquarian to an Historical Approach? The Birth of Art History in the 18th Century”; Shamir Jeppie, University of Cape Town: “Styles of Writing History in Timbuktu and the Sahara/Sahel”; Peter Mandler, University of Cambridge: “The Rise (and Fall?) of the Humanities”

Paper Submissions:
Abstracts of single papers (30 minutes including discussion) should contain the name of the speaker, full contact address (including email address), the title and a summary of the paper of maximally 250 words. The deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2017. Notification of acceptance: June 2017.

Panel Submissions:

Panels last 1.5 to 2 hours and can consist of 3-4 papers and possibly a commentary on a coherent theme including discussion. Panel proposals should contain respectively the name of the chair, the names of the speakers and commentator, full contact addresses (including email addresses), the title of the panel, a short (150 words) description of the panel’s content and for each paper an abstract of maximally 250 words. The deadline for panel proposals is 15 April 2017. Notification of acceptance: June 2017.

For more info and to submit abstracts, please click here.


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