First held at the University of the Aegean on the island of Rhodes in Greece in 2003, the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities has moved its location each year to different countries and continents, each offering its own perspectives on the human condition and the current state of studies of the human. This knowledge community is brought together by a shared commitment to the humanities and a concern for their future.
The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging 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 Research Network 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 New Directions in the Humanities Journal 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 New Directions in the Humanities Book Imprint, 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. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Members may also join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.
The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including: