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

2018 Call for Papers

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

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

Become a Presenter

1 Submit a Proposal

If you would like to present, start by submitting a proposal. You will need the following: presentation type, short and long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.

View our step-by-step guide to submitting a presentation proposal. Submit your proposal here.

2 Get Accepted

After we receive your presentation proposal, it moves to the evaluation step. We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

See proposal deadlines below.

3 Register

Once your proposal is accepted, you must register before our Program Development team can schedule your presentation.

View our step-by-step guide to the registration process. Submit your registration here.

Important Dates

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

Proposal & Registration Dates

Proposal Deadlines

Advance Proposal Deadline 5 September 2017
Early Proposal Deadline 5 December 2017
Regular Proposal Deadline 5 April 2018
Late Proposal Deadline 5 June 2018

Registration Deadlines

Advance Registration Deadline 5 October 2017
Early Registration Deadline 5 January 2018
Regular Registration Deadline 5 June 2018
Late Registration Deadline 5 July 2018

Submit Your Proposal

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