COVID-19 Update

As you might expect, we take the implications of COVID-19 very seriously. We are in daily contact with authorities and partners in our ongoing efforts to assess the situation and provide a safe environment for conference attendees. Our decision making is being done in the context of evolving global and local conditions.

Conference Themes

The Eighteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • Theme 1: Critical Cultural Studies
  • Theme 2: Communication and Linguistics Studies
  • Theme 3: Literary Humanities
  • Theme 4: Civic, Political, and Community Studies
  • Theme 5: Humanities Education
  • 2020 Special Focus: Transcultural Humanities in a Global World

Local Chair

Anna Morbiato

Anna Morbiato

Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and North African studies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Plenary Speakers

The Eighteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Luc Steels

Luc Steels

ICREA Research Professor, Institute for Evolutionary Biology (UPF/CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

Umberto Ansaldo

Umberto Ansaldo

Head of School, Professor of Linguistics, The University of Sydney, Australia

David Gentilcore

David Gentilcore

Professor, University of Venice Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy

Water Cultures: Towards a Historical Study of Human-Water Interactions

Conference & Network Partners

Local Organizing Committee

  • Anna Morbiato, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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