The Fifth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities (Humanities Conferenc)

Venue: American University Paris

Location: Paris, France

Event Date/Time: Oct 24, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 17, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jun 17, 2007
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Description

The Fifth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. In 2007, the conference is to be held at the American University of Paris 17-20 July. This conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30 minute paper, 60 minute workshop, a jointly presented 90 minute colloquium session. or a virtual session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues.

Presenters may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in the International Journal of the Humanities, a fully refereed academic journal. All conference participants receive an online subscription to the journal for one year after the conference.

Background

The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

The Humanities Conference is held annually in different locations around the world.

Over the past five years, the Humanities Conference has established a reputation as a focal point for new ideas and new practices in humanities research and teaching. The conference was held at The University of Carthage in Tunis in 2006, at Cambridge University in the UK in 2005, at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy in 2004, and the University of the Aegean in Rhodes in 2003.

Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Communication, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Government, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology or Religion-these are just some of the many disciplines represented at the Humanities Conference. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical to the expansive and theoretical.

Background

The Humanities Conference is held annually in different locations around the world.

Over the past five years, the Humanities Conference has established a reputation as a focal point for new ideas and new practices in humanities research and teaching. The conference was held at The University of Carthage in Tunis in 2006, at Cambridge University in the UK in 2005, at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy in 2004, and the University of the Aegean in Rhodes in 2003.

Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Communication, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Government, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology or Religion-these are just some of the many disciplines represented at the Humanities Conference. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical to the expansive and theoretical.

The International Journal of the Humanities

Presenters have the option to submit papers to the Humanities Journal, before the conference and up until one month after the conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available. This provides participants access to the electronic version of the journal, and also the option to submit papers to the Humanities Journal.

Who Should Attend

* Academics across the whole range of humanities disciplines.
* Research students.
* Educators - school, university and further education.

Venue

Additional Information

REGISTRATION OPTIONS Early Registration Discount $AU750.00 (approx: $US567.98 or €453.00) Full Conference Registration $AU850.00 (approx: $US643.70 or €513.40) One-Day Registration $AU550.00 (approx: $US416.51 or €332.20) Student Registration $AU500.00 (approx: $US378.65 or €302.00) Virtual Registration $AU300.00 (approx: $US227.19 or €181.20) PRESENTATION OPTIONS IN-PERSON 30 minute Presentation: A conference session involving a 15 minute speaker presentation, followed by questions and answers. Allow 5 minutes within the 30 minute timeslot for people to move between rooms. If you would like a chair or facilitator for your session, the conference organisers suggest that you find a person to fulfil this role from amongst other conference participants. The chair’s role is to introduce the presenter/performer, keep the presentation within the 15 minute time limit and manage the question and answer session. Presenters may also chair their own sessions, but are requested to keep to this format. We recommend against reading whole papers, and suggest that handouts (20 or 30 copies - please bring these with you, as there are no photocopying facilities at the conference) and visual supports (data slides or overhead transparencies) to assist delivery. Multiple-authored presentations are welcome, though only one article can be submitted to the journal based on each presentation. 60 minute Presentation: A workshop, crafted panel, staged conversation, dialogue or debate. This is a conference session involving substantial interaction with the audience. It must not simply be a long paper - papers are for 30 minute sessions only. If you wish to submit an article to the journal based on a workshop session, it should be a single, jointly authored piece. 90 minute Colloquium: A conference session involving at least five registered participants (for instance, a chair or facilitator plus four or more presenters who present for no more than 15-minutes each). At least 15 minutes must be left for audience interaction. The conference committee does not organise these sessions. Presenters need to conceive and design the session and submit a proposal through the call for papers area on the conference website. Either a single article or multiple articles can be submitted to the journal based on the content of a colloquium session. NON-ATTENDING Virtual Presentation: A paper submitted without the presenter attending the conference in person, but eligible to be refereed and published (if accepted) in the journal. This does not involve a presentation in the conventional sense (e.g. via audio or video link), only a paper submission the International Journal of the Arts in Society. The virtual presenter also joins the conference community as a referee, receives a complimentary online subscription to the journal and the conference and journal newsletter.