OU International Conference: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future

25-26 January, 2018, Utrecht | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of January the Humanities Department of the Open University the Netherlands organizes the international conference ‘The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future’. The conference takes place at Amsterdam and is supported by NICA (Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis).

Werken in de (geestes)wetenschap

RMa/PhD/Postdocs Masterclass KNIR – Rome 11 – 19 juni 2018 Sluitingstermijn kandidaturen: 1 maart 2018 Inhoud In deze Masterclass zal Frits van Oostrom zijn passie voor het werken in de wereld van de wetenschap delen met een select gezelschap jonge academici die hij in hun zekerheden en onzekerheden ten aanzien van hun toekomst in en […]

Humanist and Scholastic Roots of Early Modern Philosophy

RMa/PhD/Postdocs Masterclass 12 – 19 March 2018 KNIR ROME Deadline for applications: 15 January 2018 Description The rise of early modern philosophy and science continues to be one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of Western thought. Scholars have slowly begun to appreciate the complicated lines of transmission of ideas and knowledge throughout […]

The Third LACE Winter School

Uses of Narrative 22.-26.01.2018 University of Tartu, Estonia Students and researchers interested in storytelling and narrative are invited to come together in Tartu, Estonia, to take part in the third LACE Winter School on the Uses of Narrative. With some of Europe’s leading narrative scholars as speakers, as well as contributions from a wide array […]

Call for Papers essay cluster a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

“‘America’ in the Performance of Identity in the British Rock Memoir” The contemporary rock memoir attracts attention as both a very productive and increasingly varied sub-genre of life writing – the more so in the Anglo-American context, especially where it concerns subjects who were at the peak of their powers in the 1960s, ’70s and […]

Call for Papers – Transnational Perspectives on the Writing of Artists’ Lives, 19th-21st centuries

An Interdisciplinary Workshop 25-26 January 2018 University of Amsterdam Some writers are so fascinated by other artists that they study their biographies and tell their life stories, in fictional or non-fictional form. Whereas artist’s lives have been written throughout the ages, they have become increasingly popular since the romantic period, with the rise of the […]

Vacancy: Postdoctoral fellowship “Contemporary Literary Legacies of Slavery”

In connection with the research project Reading Slavery – Comparative Studies of the Literature of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (readingslavery.au.dk) at the Department of Comparative Literature, Aarhus University, the School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship (one year). The appointment begins on 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter […]

Nuclear Waste Weeks , Environmental Humanities Center

VU University Amsterdam Nuclear waste is one of the major unsolved challenges of our time, raising an array of questions, from the possibilities and politics of storage and disposal, over deep time, to toxic sovereignty. In this series, we will grapple with the environmental, aesthetico-political and ethical dilemmas that emerge from the out-of-scale temporalities induced […]