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CFP: Tenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities (11/10/2011; 6/14-17/2012)

Tenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada
14-17 June 2012       

We are pleased to announce the Call-for-Papers for the Tenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. The conference and its companion journal provide vibrant, intellectually stimulating spaces for scholars from all geographic and disciplinary areas to learn, converse, and create. The aim is to generate new knowledge about the nature of the humanities, building strongly on the past traditions of the humanities while setting a renewed agenda for the future.

In addition to an impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the conference will also include paper presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops, and colloquia submitted by practitioners, teachers and researchers. Please refer to the Call-for-Papers for proposal submission guidelines and descriptions of sessions. Presenters may also 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.

We are pleased to be holding the 2012 Humanities Conference in Montreal, home to over a dozen colleges and universities. At the confluence of the French and English traditions, Montreal has developed a unique and distinguished cultural position as Canada's "Culture Capital". Old Montreal is a historic area, containing many different attractions such as the Old Port of Montreal, Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal City Hall, the Bonsecours Market, Place d'Armes, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, the Notre-Dame de Montreal Basilica, and the Montreal Science Centre. Altogether, there are 51 National Historic Sites of Canada in Montreal, more than any other city in Canada. Landmarks remaining from the 1967 International and Universal Exposition (Expo 67) include the geodesic dome US Pavilion (or Montreal Biosphere), as well as Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67 apartment complex. In 2006 Montreal was named a UNESCO City of Design, only one of three design capitals of the world.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the Humanities Conference YouTube Playlist. 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 http://thehumanities.com.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 10 November 2011. 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 conference website at http://thehumanities.com/conference/.

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