Sunday, October 11, 2015

2016 Humanities Conference: Nature at the Crossroads: New Directions for the Humanities in the Age of the Anthropocene - A Common Ground Conference

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
8-10 June 2016


The Fourteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA, 8-10 June 2016. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Critical Cultural Studies
Theme 2: Communications and Linguistics Studies
Theme 3: Literary Humanities
Theme 4: Civic, Political, and Community Studies
Theme 5: Humanities Education

2016 SPECIAL FOCUS: "Nature at the Crossroads – New Directions for the Humanities in the Age of the Anthropocene"


We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final Late Proposal Deadline (see below). All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

*Early Proposal Deadline – 8 November 2016*
Regular Proposal Deadline – 8 March 2016
Late Proposal Deadline – 8 May 2016


The New Directions in the Humanities Collection consists of six journals and an annual review. The New Directions in the Humanities Collection encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Community Members.

Journals in the New Directions in the Humanities Collection are indexed by:

Scopus, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, The Australian Research Council, Humanities International Index, Humanities International Complete, Humanities Source, Modern Languages Association, Genamics Journal Seek, Literary Reference Center Plus, Political Science Complete, Communication Source

For more information and to submit a proposal visit:

Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested.

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Sponsored by: The New Directions in the Humanities Knowledge Community / Common Ground Publishing

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