Angus Phillips, Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Imperial College London, London, UK
Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Imperial College London, London, UK
Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Imperial College London, London, UK
Ewa Domanska, Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Imperial College London, London, UK
Ouyang Kang, Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Imperial College London, London, UK

Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

  • 2017 Special Focus: New Directions of the Humanities in a Knowledge Society
  • 5–7 July 2017
  • Imperial College London, London, UK

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

275+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Fifteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities.

45

Countries represented.

2017 Special Focus: New Directions of the Humanities in a Knowledge Society

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?

Plenary Speakers

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.

Ewa Domanska

Ewa Domanska

Associate Professor, Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland; Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, USA

"Prefigurative Humanities"

Ouyang Kang

Ouyang Kang

Professor and Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

"World Complexity, Paradox of Human Nature and the Academic Mission of Humanistic Studies Today"

Angus Phillips

Angus Phillips

Director, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford, UK

"Publishing: Trends and Transformations"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

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.

Kim Chua

Kim Chua

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia, Singapore

Urszula Rutkowska

Urszula Rutkowska

Brown University, Rhode Island, USA

Rehnuma Sazzad

Rehnuma Sazzad

University of London, London, UK

Vincenzo Cammarata

Vincenzo Cammarata

King's College London, London, UK

Zhao Shuo

Zhao Shuo

Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi, China

Eleonora Colangelo

Eleonora Colangelo

University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France

Bhargabi Das

Bhargabi Das

University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Candy

Candy

Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Katerina Girginova

Katerina Girginova

University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA

Emma Gentle

Emma Gentle

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Christopher Shoop-Worrall

Christopher Shoop-Worrall

University of Sheffield, UK

Michael Krieger

Michael Krieger

Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA

Desiree Foerster

Desiree Foerster

University Potsdam, Germany

Kimerberly Carroll

Kimerberly Carroll

California State University and Claremont Graduate University, California, USA

Catherine Gamble

Catherine Gamble

Central Queensland University, Australia

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute “flash” video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.