CONFERENCE HUMANITIES Montreal 14-16 June 2012

TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE HUMANITIES
Centre-Mont Royal, Montreal, Canada
14-16 June 2012
http://www.TheHumanities.com/Conference/

We are pleased to announce the Call-for-Papers for the Tenth
International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. The
conference and its companion journal provide vibrant, intellectually
stimulating spaces for scholars from all geographic and disciplinary
areas to learn, converse, and create. The aim is to generate new
knowledge about the nature of the humanities, building strongly on the
past traditions of the humanities while setting a renewed agenda for
the future.

Plenary speakers, who will address our special theme ‘Looking Forward:
Humanities for the Future’, include:
* Diana Brydon – Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural
Studies; Director of the Research Centre for Globalization and
Cultural Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
* Jean-Claude Guedon, Department of Comparative Literature, University
of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
* Donna Palmateer Pennee – Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities,
University of Western Ontario (Western University), London, Canada
* Stefan Sinclair, Digital Humanities, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

The Humanities Conference is held annually in different locations
around the world. Over the past nine 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 Universidad de Granada, Spain in 2011; at the University of
California, Los Angeles, USA in 2010; in Beijing, China in 2009; at
the Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2008; at the American
University of Paris in 2007; 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 at the University of
the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece in 2003.

In addition to plenary speakers, the conference will also include
numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by
practitioners, teachers and researchers. We invite you to respond to
the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit
written papers for publication in The International Journal of the
Humanities. If you are unable to attend the conference in person,
virtual registrations are also available, which allow you to submit a
paper for refereeing and possible publication in the journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference,
we also encourage you to present on the Humanities YouTube playlist.
Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for
further details. Additionally, please join our online conversation by
subscribing to our monthly email newsletter and subscribing to our
Facebook, RSS, or Twitter feeds at http://www.TheHumanities.com/ .

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and
short abstract) is 5 April 2012. Future deadlines will be announced on
the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within
two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an
online proposal submission form, may be found on the conference
website at http://www.TheHumanities.com/Conference/ . Submissions are
also open for Spanish language proposals and presentations.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able
to join us in Montreal this June.

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