New open access book series “Global Cultures and Politics” published with UGP

The series aims to publish innovative, multidisciplinary and cutting edge new scholarship in Global Cultures and Politics irrespective of subject matter, methodological approach or theoretical angle. The series brings the latest academic contributions in Global Studies, Cultural Analytics and Literary Studies to bear on the most timely societal challenges and scientific debates in our contemporary […]

Call for Papers: for inaugural issue Mistral

We are now accepting submissions for our inaugural issue. The journal welcomes articles that examine Latin American women’s contributions to intellectual history and the cultural sphere more broadly. Accepting submissions in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, Mistral explores ideas and the arts in all their forms, from the pre-colonial period to the present day.

COVID-19 and the Humanities

April 2020
In this page we will collect selected contributions reflecting on the role of literature and the humanities during (and after) the Corona crisis. If there is any link / material that you would like to share with us, please send an email to

CfP ‘Articulating belonging: translingualism, belonging and the creation of South African social collectivities’

Amsterdam | 12-13 November 2020
In the creation of nation-states during the 19th and 20th century, standardized and official languages were of key importance to develop feelings of belonging to social collectivities through the public sphere. However, contemporary global neoliberal conditions have put pressure on Romantic notions such as belonging, togetherness and culture, that used to be seen as the building blocks of national identity.

Oprop I Oproep I Call: Conference Fryske Akademy – Befrijing yn ’e Fryske Literatuer.

Befrijing yn ’e Fryske literatuer

Yn 2020 wurdt betocht dat it 75 jier ferlyn is dat Fryslân befrijd waard. Sadwaande organisearje Tresoar en de Fryske Akademy in kongres oer it tema Befrijing yn ’e Fryske Literatuer. It kongres wurdt op freed 6 novimber 2020 holden by Tresoar yn Ljouwert, de stêd dy’t sûnt dit jier de titel UNESCO City of Literature hat.
De fiertalen binne Nederlânsk, Frysk, Dútsk en Ingelsk.

Call for papers Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies

The Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies (Journal of Gender Studies) is a forum for the scientific problematization of gender in relation to ethnicity, sexuality, class, and age. The journal is an interdisciplinary medium operating at the intersection of society, culture, health and science. The editorial staff invites articles about gender issues from different disciplines and accepts articles in Dutch and English. As well as publishing articles, the journal includes essays, columns (short topical and polemical articles), interviews, reviews, summaries of dissertations and conference reports. 

ALCS Postgraduate Colloquium ‘City Lights: Urban Space and Civic Identity in the Low Countries and Beyond’

Senate House, University of London | 9-10 July 2020
The Association for Low Countries Studies is delighted to announce its third postgraduate colloquium, “City Lights”. Proposals are invited from PhD candidates and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. The colloquium will bring together young scholars from the UK and internationally to explore urban space and civic identity in Benelux from an interdisciplinary perspective.