Humanities Conference, 2005
Welcome to website of The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. To be held at the University of Cambridge, UK, from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th August, 2005, the conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.
This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, the humanities. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of tour and accommodation options is also available.
Participants are also welcome to submit presentation proposals, either as 30 minute papers, 60 minute workshops or jointly presented 90 minute colloquium sessions. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circles a forum for focused discussion of issues.
Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication before or after the conference in the International Journal of the Humanities. Presentations submitted for publication will be fully refereed and published in print and electronic formats. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available, which provide access to the online edition of the conference proceedings. Virtual participants can also submit papers for refereeing and publication in the Journal.
If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Humanities Conference site and return for further information—this site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the Conference Newsletter
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The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Held for the first time at the University of the Aegean in Rhodes in 2003, then at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy in 2004, the Humanities Conference now attracts many hundreds of scholars and teachers each year from up to 20 countries.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Communication, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Government, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology or Religion-these are just some of the many disciplines represented at the Humanities Conference. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical to the expansive and theoretical.
International Advisory Board
The Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities and the International Journal of the Humanities
- Tom Nairn, The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Australia.
- Juliet Mitchell, Cambridge University, UK.
- Mary Kalantzis, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- Paul James, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Australia.
- Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia, USA.
- David Christian, San Diego State University, California, USA.
- Giorgos Tsiakalos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
- Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University, USA.
- Mick Dodson, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
- Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Stanford Humanities Laboratory, Stanford University, USA.
- Nikos Papastergiadis, The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia.
- Bill Kent, Monash Centre, Prato, Italy.
- Chris Ziguras, The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Australia.
- Eleni Karantzola, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece.
- Bill Cope, Common Ground, Australia.
Who Should Attend
- Academics across the whole range of humanities disciplines.
- Research students.
- Educators - school, university and further education.
- The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
The Globalism Institute is the public face of a university-wide research strength in globalisation and cultural diversity at RMIT University. The Institute undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation. The role of the Institute is to initiate and manage research and community projects involving consortia of academics, researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds. These collaborative projects draw on expertise from across the university and beyond, in fields such as global politics, international relations, community studies, cross-cultural communication, international education, international trade, productive diversity, global English and media studies. For further information, visit the Institute website, or make contact by email at email@example.com.