International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

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Here’s an email received from Jose Luis Ortega Martin at the Universidad de Granada.  The conference will showcase virtual presentations as well as in-person talks, and presents a great opportunity to get involved, even if your budget won’t stretch to cover the travel.  That’s something different to put on your CV for sure 🙂

N.B. The deadline for this round of call for papers has passed, but further deadlines will be published on the conference website.

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Advisory Board, we would like to inform you of the:


Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
8-11 June 2011

We are pleased to be holding the 2011 conference in Granada, Spain at the Universidad de Granada. Known throughout Spain and Europe for its scholarship over many centuries, the Universidad de Granada also brings great diversity to the city and contributes to Granada’s thriving student population, today totaling over 80,000 students. The University was founded during the rule Sultan Yusuf I, and is also contemporaneous with the 14th Century Alhambra which overlooks the city and the university.

The Humanities Conference and its companion journal provide spaces for dialogue and for the generation of new knowledge about the nature of the humanities, building strongly on the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda for their future.

In addition to an impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of the Humanities. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic journal.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the Humanities Conference YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details. Additionally, please join our online conversation by subscribing to our monthly email newsletter and subscribing to our Facebook, RSS, or Twitter feeds at

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 9 September 2010.conference website. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found on the

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Granada in summer 2011.

Yours Sincerely,
Jose Luis Ortega Martin
Universidad de Granada
Granada, Spain

For the Advisory Board, International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities and International Journal of the Humanities

If you have any inquiries about this conference, please send them by reply to All emails are answered in person by one of our conference administrators within two working days.


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