Utrecht | 11-12 April 2019
The Utrecht University Humanities Graduate Conference 2019, What’s the Point? Impact and the Future of the Humanities, will take place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April 2019. The conference includes the UU Centre for Humanities Discussion on the Future of the Humanities, panels on impact in and outside of academia, and (R)Ma and PhD panels on our conference theme. There will also be keynote talks by Eleonora Belfiore (University of Loughborough) and Simon During (University of Melbourne).
Aarhus | 13-15 November 2019
“Passing On: Property, Family and Death in Narratives of Inheritance” seeks to explore the multiple ways in which literature deals with inheritance, from the Early Modern period until today, across national and linguistic borders. One of the conference’s main objectives is to open up for a comparative study of inheritance in literature and to encourage productive exchange between scholars of all forms of literature.
Aarhus University | October 7-9, 2019
Where is the center of the world within our present world order? What do geography and geographical location mean for our understanding of world literature and art? How do new transcultural relations, planetary outlook, new forms of cosmopolitanism and ecocriticism change our understanding of the role of literature and art in a global world? And how do art and literature depict and reflect on the meaning of old and new geographies?
28 February 2019 | Amsterdam
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who work at the inter-section of the humanities, social sciences and cognitive neurosciences in order to systematically reflect on the ways in which we can investigate the shared boundaries – or interfaces, as we suggest to call them – between brain, body and culture. As a result of a paradigm shift in the sciences of brain and cognition in the last twenty years, human minds/brains are now seen by many as porous and intrinsically entangled with their social and cultural surroundings.
Deadline: 1 March 2019
The field of Humanities at the Open University includes the disciplines of History, Art History, Philosophy and Literature. Research in Humanities is embedded in the research programs ‘The Value and the Valorization of Culture.’
ASCA/NICA Masterclass and Lecture by Jeremy Tambling, organized by Ben Moore
Abstract: This event explores the relationship between crime/the criminal and the city, in relation to a range of mainly nineteenth-century authors: Poe, Dickens, Collins, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, Stevenson, but also James Joyce. The main theoretical approach is drawn from Nietzsche, and Klossowski’s readings of him, and from Freud.
Utrecht | 18-20 September 2019
The annual Mnemonics Summer School serves as an interactive forum in which junior and senior memory scholars meet in an informal and convivial setting to discuss each other’s work and to reflect on new developments in the field of memory studies.
The interdisciplinary research groups THALIA and GEMS organise a workshop for early career researchers on the theme of performance historiography, considering theatre, music, rituals, religious processions, political demonstrations and other forms of performances in the past. Whereas the existing body of literature on such historical performances is rather anecdotal and tends to approach them through/as merely written sources, this workshop intends to consider them as experiences that are bodily and emotional events. We aim to explore how contemporary theory can help us understand their function in historical time and space.
The next Utrecht University Humanities Graduate Conference will take place on 11 and 12 April 2019.
This annual conference is organized by and for research-oriented R(Ma) students and PhD candidates from all (sub)disciplines of the humanities from both Dutch research institutions and comparable research institutions abroad.
For this year’s edition What’s the Point?, we invite contributions from R(Ma)’s and PhD’s from all these disciplines on the twinned issues of Impact and the Future of the Humanities.
Southern European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece face common social, cultural and economic challenges. These challenges require profound analysis and evaluation. The central questions on which this Winter School will focus depart from the hypothesis that the 2008 financial crisis and its particular manifestation in Southern European countries has revealed historical processes of interrelation and interdependence in the region that have developed since Early Modernity.
The aim of the winter school is to analyse these processes based on cultural representations (through individual and collective imaginaries) of symbolic capital exchanges and power relationships. This edition central theme is culture and populism in Southern Europe.