This knowledge community is brought together by a shared commitment to the humanities and a concern for their future. The community interacts through an innovative, annual face-to-face conference, as well as year-round online relationships, a collection of peer reviewed journals, and book series – exploring the affordances of the new digital media. Members of this knowledge community include academics, educators, researchers, and practitioners.
The conference is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging artists and scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.
The New Directions in the Humanities knowledge community enables members to publish through two media. First, community members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non-hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The Humanities Collection provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard.
The second publication medium is through the book series, The Humanities, publishing cutting edge books in print and electronic formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.
The New Directions in the Humanities knowledge community offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the community YouTube channel. Monthly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter. Or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.