Seventeenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

  • 2019 Special Focus - The World 4.0: Convergences of Knowledges and Machines
  • 3–5 July 2019
  • University of Granada, Granada, Spain

At a Glance...

3

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

320+

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

46

Countries represented.

2019 Special Focus - “The World 4.0: Convergences of Knowledges and Machines”

What is the role of Humanities in the journey to the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How important are humanistic disciplines for the kinds of challenges we face in a coming era, supposedly defined by a highly dynamic phase of industrial and social restructuring, where the adaptive capacity of societies needs to be enhanced by specific skills, with techno-social dependencies. What is the role of the Humanities in building cognitive competences, and new professional paths? What can we bring to a new lexicon of: open innovation, co-innovation, co-creation, not only as the “convergence” of peoples, but also machines, with ontologies.

The special focus of the 2019 International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities seeks to unveil the importance of SSH disciplines to the major STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The future of our planet requires co-creation mechanisms that re-conduct ideas in fundamentally different ways, in order to result in significant value to society, organizations, products, services and business. The conference will explore how the Humanities can contribute to this future.

Plenary Speakers

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

Gabi Lombardo

Gabi Lombardo

European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities, Director, Brussels, Belgium

David Alonso García

David Alonso García

Complutense University of Madrid, Professor, Madrid, Spain

"Innovation, Education, and Humanities for the World 4.0: What's the Track?"

Asun López-Varela

Asun López-Varela

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

"STEM to STEAM: Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) at the Crossroads Between Art, Science, and Technology"

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 2019 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Alba García Martínez

Alba García Martínez

University of Barcelona, Spain

Carlos Ezquerra

Carlos Ezquerra

Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Fariha Asif

Fariha Asif

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

​Juan Diego García-Castro

​Juan Diego García-Castro

University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Juan Manuel García Fernández

Juan Manuel García Fernández

University of Colorado Boulder, USA

​Keir Singleton

​Keir Singleton

Clark Atlanta University, USA

Cherie Acosta

Cherie Acosta

Lamar University, USA

Ronit Mazovskiy

Ronit Mazovskiy

Tel Aviv University, Israel

​Tamara White

​Tamara White

Clark Atlanta University, USA

Conference & Network Partners

Local Organizing Committee

  • José Luis Ortega Martín, Universidad de Granada
  • Tatjana Portnova, Universidad de Granada
  • Silvia Corral Robles, Universidad de Granada
  • Nazaret Martínez Heredia, Universidad de Granada
  • Jerónimo Morales Cabezas, Universidad de Granada
  • Raúl Ruiz Cecilia, Universidad de Granada
  • Luis Roger Castillo, Universidad de Granada

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.