Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities.
The disciplinary strands of the humanities are fundamentally connected by the processes of knowing. This is not just any kind of knowing, but knowing who “we” are as human beings and as persons—our flaws, our aspirations, the nature of our differences, and our connections with one another. Within the context of the imaginary and reality of a knowledge society, a society defined today by the mediation of digital technologies, how might the established traditions, as well as new innovative practices, in the humanities set a renewed agenda for our future? How might they challenge the meaning, purpose, and outcomes of the knowledge society? What is the role of the humanities scholar as an agent of change? How does knowing in the academy become action in the world?
The Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning Talks are 5-minute “flash” video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.