Sixteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities – Call For Papers

Sixteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
5–7 July, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Sixteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, held 5–7 July 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.

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 research network 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 themes.

  1. Theme 1: Critical Cultural Studies
  2. Theme 2: Communications and Linguistics Studies
  3. Theme 3: Literary Humanities
  4. Theme 4: Civic, Political, and Community Studies
  5. Theme 5: Humanities Education

Proposal submission deadline: 30 June, 2017.

For more information regarding the conference, please visit the conference website:

24th Annual ACMRS Conference – Call For Papers

The 24th Annual ACMRS Conference
Scottsdale, AZ
February 8–10, 2018

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 8-10, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of “Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance.”

Conference Publication: Selected papers focused on “Reading the Natural World: Perceptions of the Environment and Ecology during the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance” will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Keynote Speaker: TBD

Pre-Conference Workshop: ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies led by Professor Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, February 10, and participation will be limited to the first 25 individuals to register. Email with “Pre-Conference Workshop” in the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $50 ($25 for students) and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

Les Enfans Sans Abri: Since 1989, the ad hoc medieval/Renaissance drama troupe Les enfans sans abri (LESA) has been performing comedies all over the country and even in Europe. To learn more about Les enfans sans abri, visit their website at:

Deadlines: Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight, MST on December 1, 2017. Responses will be given within a week of submission. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated.

Visit our web page for further details on submissions. Questions? Call 480-965-5900 or email

Voices of the Australian Migrant and Minority Press: Intercultural, Transnational and Diasporic Contexts – Call For Papers (Revised Deadline)

Voices of the Australian Migrant and Minority Press: Intercultural, Transnational and Diasporic Contexts
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
22-23 November, 2017

This Conference is timed to mark developments in Australia’s migrant and minority printed press since 1967. It has been fifty years since Miriam Gilson and Jerzy Zubrzycki’s ground-breaking study on the foreign-language press in Australia. Australia’s cultural landscape has transformed significantly as a result of increasing understanding of, and services in support of, the diverse multilingual and multicultural communities across Australian society. Analysis of the printed press of such communities has also advanced through multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research from several substantial historiographical influences, including discourses of postcolonialism and methodological developments in cultural history and world history approaches.

The Conference brings together the latest research on Australia’s migrant and minority press from the colonial era to the present day, with an emphasis on themes of belonging, community and conflict. The convenors welcome papers exploring any aspects concerning Indigenous, migrant and/or minority community newspapers (print or digitalised) in Australia, as well as their intercultural, transnational and diasporic contexts. Papers speaking to multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches are also of interest.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Doctor Simon Potter, Reader in Modern History, University of Bristol
  • Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley, Professor of Media and Director of the Centre for Media Studies, Macquarie University

Call for Abstracts:

We invite abstracts for individual papers and panel sessions. Each presenter will have 20 minutes to present, followed by 10 minutes’ discussion time. The convenors intend to publish a selection of the best papers from the Conference as a special edition of a high quality, peer-reviewed journal.

Anticipated Streams:

  • Colonial and early Federation newspapers
  • Interwar migrant newspapers
  • Displaced Persons and post-war migrant newspapers
  • More recent refugees and asylum seekers’ newspapers
  • Newspapers of other minority groups (Indigenous, religious, commercial associations, gender, trade union, etc.)
  • National Library of Australia’s current and future digitisation of newspapers (Trove)

Please submit abstracts (250 words) and a short biography (100 words) by the revised deadline of Monday 10 July, 2017 via

Please note that there will be a small registration fee for the Conference. Registrations will open in mid-August 2017.

Any questions regarding the conference can be directed to:
Catherine Dewhirst: | Jayne Persian: | Mark Emmerson:

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference 2017 – Call For Papers

Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference 2017
University of Tasmania, Hobart
November 28 – December 1, 2017

Conference Website

The 2017 annual conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP) will take place at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus, 29 November – 1 December, with a dedicated day for postgraduate development and the opening reception on 28 November. The ASCP provides a broad intellectual forum for scholars working within, or in communication with, European philosophical traditions. Its annual conference is the largest event devoted to continental philosophy in Australasia. For the 2017 conference, we seek to challenge commonplace understandings of the boundaries of scholarship in continental philosophy, with a particular focus on the role of feminist, postcolonial and ecological thought in transforming the key questions that drive philosophical inquiry.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Lewis Gordon (University of Connecticut),
  • Sigi Jöttkandt (University of New South Wales),
  • Marguerite La Caze (University of Queensland), and
  • Elaine Miller (Miami University)

There will be a plenary panel on the work of Moira Gatens (University of Sydney).

Abstract Submission
Please submit a 250 word abstract and 50 word bio at:  by September 1. Please nominate in the abstract for your paper whether you would like a 45min timeslot (30min presentation, 15min Q&A) or 30min timeslot (20min presentation, 10min Q&A). If you wish to submit a 2 or 3 person Panel Proposal, simply upload a word document containing the 250 word abstracts, the details of presenters (names, email addresses, affiliations, bios) and a title for the panel.

ASCP welcomes all abstract submissions broadly in continental philosophy or associated fields. For those interested, you can also nominate a thematic stream for your submission (submissions outside streams are also welcome):

  • Topographies and Ecologies | Convenors: Larelle Bossi and Jeff Malpas
  • Dialogues | Convenors: Timothy Laurie and Hannah Stark
  • Hegel and German Idealism | Convened by the Australian Hegel Society
  • Precarity and Resilience | Convenors: Briohny Walker and Erin Hortle
  • Rights, Oppression, Exploitation | Convenor: Louise Richardson-Self
  • Art and Aesthetics | Convenor: tbc

More detailed descriptions of the streams are available on the website. For broad queries about abstract submissions, feel free to contact Hannah Stark ( and Timothy Laurie (

The ASCP awards a limited number of bursaries to assist postgraduate and under-employed academics to participate in the conference, in the case that they otherwise would not be able to attend. To be eligible for support, you will need to reside within Australasia (Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia). When assessing applications, the ASCP committee may also take into consideration a range of factors including applicants’ access to forums in which to present their work and stage of candidacy/career, as well as equity and diversity considerations.

Conference convenors: Hannah Stark and Timothy Laurie.

Conference organising committee: Louise Richardson-Self, Briohny Walker, Erin Hortle, Larelle Bossi and Jeff Malpas.

Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy: Winter School 2017

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy: Winter School 2017

The Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy is proud to present the 2017 Philosophy Winter School Curriculum. We have six courses on offer. Substantial discounts apply for those doing multiple courses. All courses are available for distance enrolment.

Where: Kathleen Syme Centre, Faraday St, Carlton; and 1888 Building, Grattan St, The University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Tues 6.30-8.30pm Starting 20 June
Hannah Arendt’s contemplative turn and The Life of the Mind
Lecturer: Dr Lenka Ucnik

Wed 6.30-8.30pm Starting 21 June
A Russian Nietzsche and a Russian Dostoevsky
Lecturer: Dr Valery Vinogradovs

10am-12noon 17-21 July
Heidegger, The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics
Lecturer: Dr Mark Hewson

12.30-2.30pm 17-21 July
Introduction to the Continental Philosophy of Music
Lecturer: Dr Rhonda Siu

3-5pm 17-21 July
Marie-José Mondzain: Image, Icon, Economy: the Byzantine Origins of the
Contemporary Imaginary

Lecturer: Robyn Adler

5.30-7.30pm 17-21 July
Deleuze and Guattari?s Political Philosophy
Lecturer: Dr Jon Roffe

‘Art and Affect’: CHE Meanings Program Collaboratory – Registration Closes 7 July

‘Art and Affect’: CHE Meanings Program Collaboratory
Dates: 12‒14 July, 2017
Time: 9:00am‒4:00pm
Venue: Toowong Rowing Club, 37 Keith St, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Registration: Register online here by 7 July 2017. Registration is essential.
Enquiries: Xanthe Ashburner

From antiquity to the present, literature and the arts have been associated with the solicitation of the passions. Thus a profound tradition, stretching from Plato’s dialogues to Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice and beyond, has viewed art’s engagement of the passions as a form of bewitchment, opening the way to dangerous psychological, moral and political disorder. An equally powerful mode of thought, however (much championed by the Romantics), has conceived of art’s investment in the affective life positively, as a route to personal fulfilment, a vehicle for social sympathy, or as nourishing the imaginative powers necessary to bring about progressive political change. Still other traditions find in art capacities for governing, or subduing, merely passional attachments and drives. This conference, hosted by the UQ Node of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100‒1800), will explore the long and complex history of the relation between aesthetic production and concepts of ‘the passions’. Topics will range from the medieval to the contemporary, and will address literature, visual art, film, philosophy, music and intellectual history.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Helen Deutsch (UCLA)
  • Joshua Scodel (The University of Chicago)
  • D. Vance Smith (Princeton University)

Registration includes entry to ‘War of the Buffoons’, a concert of Baroque music performed by the Badinerie Players on original instruments (12 July, 5:30‒7:00pm, University of Queensland Art Museum).

The program for the 2017 CHE Meanings Program Collaboratory ‘Art and Affect’ is now available to view or download from our website: Abstracts and biographies will be added shortly.


7th and 8th International Conferences on Food Studies – Call For Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Seventh and Eighth International Conferences on Food Studies. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks.

Founded in 2011, the International Conference on Food Studies provides a forum for research and practice-based discussions in a time of growing public and research awareness of the relations among diet, health, and social well-being. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of agricultural, environmental, nutritional, social, economic, and cultural perspectives on food. The conference features research addressing the annual themes.

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

2017 Conference – Rome, Italy
The Seventh International Conference on Food Studies will be held 26–27 October 2017 hosted by Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies and Roma Tre University in Rome, Italy.
Submit your proposal to the 2017 conference by 26 June 2017.
Full call for papers:

2018 Conference – Vancouver, Canada
The Eighth International Conference on Food Studies will be held 25–26 October 2018 at University of British Columbia – Robson Square in Vancouver, Canada.
Submit your proposal to the 2018 conference by 25 June 2017.
Full call for papers:

The University of Melbourne: Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and History – Call For Applications

The University of Melbourne: Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning
Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and History

Salary: $98,775 – $117,290 per annum (Level B) or $120,993 – $139,510 per annum (Level C), plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne seeks to appoint an outstanding academic with a passion for the field of Australian architectural history and architectural design. The successful candidate will have a research focus in Australian architectural history and heritage. The appointee will be capable of making significant contributions both in their areas of expertise as well as in the broader field of architecture, and have the desire to help build an architecture program of world excellence. As a multi-disciplinary Faculty, we welcome candidates who while focussing on architecture can contribute broadly to the Faculty’s research strengths, in this case, to the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH). We also encourage applicants who can contribute to ongoing built environment related policy debate nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will have a proven capability to make a significant contribution to teaching, research and engagement in Australian architectural history and architectural design. Their academic qualifications will be demonstrated through a strong track record in teaching and learning, research and engagement, with an emphasis on international dissemination of research findings and locally grounded knowledge.

Key to this role will be the demonstrated ability to influence and stimulate the student experience through a range of learning and teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will work with Faculty and University colleagues to refine and enhance the student experience, developing and delivering programs and initiatives that focus on interdisciplinary approaches to take advantage of the emerging design culture in the Faculty.

The appointee will teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, including into the Bachelor of Design, and will participate in the supervision of research higher degree students. The appointee will have an established research specialisation in architectural history, and demonstrate a high level of research performance and potential relative to the level of appointment. They will have potential to cultivate research links with other groups and disciplines on campus, and with industry and the professions nationally and internationally.

Applications close: 6 July, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

La Trobe University: Lecturer in Philosophy – Call For Applications

La Trobe University: Lecturer in Philosophy

Location: Bundoora, Banyule, Australia
Salary: $90,740 – $107,758 per annum

A Level B teaching and research academic is expected to develop curriculum, teach and undertake research or other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. You must have a demonstrated capacity to teach into a wide range of undergraduate subjects for the Philosophy major. Staff may also be requested to contribute to teaching in interdisciplinary majors such as Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies and/or our Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree. Responsibilities will include:

  • Delivery of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and studio sessions;
  • Design and maintenance of on-line provision, including assessment, blended learning activities, on-line tests and discussion groups;
  • Acting as subject coordinator;
  • Participate in innovative course level curriculum design, development and review plus involvement in professional activity;
  • Contribute to a robust and ambitious research culture, including demonstrated capacity to contribute to program’s research targets.

Deadline: 30 June, 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

VIDA, Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network: Postgraduate Editorial Assistantships – Call For Applications

VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network invites applications from Australasian postgraduate students for an exciting new initiative: postgraduate editorial assistants.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of VIDA blog in July 2017, we are seeking up to two postgraduate editorial assistants to collaborate with the managing editors. Together, we will continue the production of the blog into its second year.

The assistantship will run between August 2017 and August 2018. Postgraduate editorial assistants will be expected to contribute to the curation, commissioning and editing, and social media presence of VIDA blog.

Managing Editors Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson invite doctoral candidates currently enrolled as Ph.D. candidates at universities in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific to apply for this exciting opportunity.

VIDA, inaugurated in July 2016, is a collaborative blog dedicated to public scholarship in the research and practice of feminist history, with a specific focus on gender and women’s history. Postgraduate editorial assistants will work alongside the managing editors on a part-time, unpaid basis from August 2017 to August 2018.

This year-long assistantship offers postgraduates the opportunity to learn invaluable editing and social media skills. Under the supervision of the managing editors, postgraduate assistants will be expected to suggest new publication initiatives for VIDA, liaise with authors via email, and edit a variety of blogs relating to feminist, gender, and women’s history across many historical periods and geographical regions. At the end of the assistantship, postgraduates will be invited to publish an overview of their Ph.D. research on VIDA.

The selected postgraduate editorial assistants will learn a variety of skills relevant to public scholarship and the production and maintenance of an academic blog. Postgraduate assistants will be responsible for soliciting new material, liaising with authors, editing blogs and book reviews, and publicising research online. Skills postgraduate assistants will learn include: digital publishing; copy editing; open-access image research; WordPress formatting; and social media. Collaboration between the postgraduate assistants and the managing editors will be facilitated online, so assistants need to be able to access a computer and the internet.

While VIDA is produced on a completely voluntary basis, postgraduate assistants will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Australian Women’s History Network.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Applications close: July 10, 2017.