Call for Papers: “Bodies Matter” Conference

On 15-16 April 2021, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) will host “Bodies Matter”, a two-day conference on histories and theories of the body. The Conference Committee encourages participation from a diverse range of researchers across the humanities and social sciences.

The conference will feature keynote lectures by Dr Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford and Dr Willemijn Ruberg, Associate Professor in Cultural History, Universiteit Utrecht. Final remarks and a concluding session will be supervised by Dr Frans-Willem Korsten, Senior University Lecturer at LUCAS.

PhD Course ‘Heritage activism, memory politics and the decolonial turn: haunted and haunting bodies, spaces and histories’

Aarhus | 14-16 January 2021   Venues: Nobel Park, Building 1481-1485, Jens Chr. Skousvej 2-4 Auditoriums 1440-1443, Taasingegade 3, Studenterhus Aarhus (Meeting rooms), Nordre Ringgade 3, City: Aarhus  C ECTS: 3   Partners: ECHOES researchers, Warsaw University, University of Rennes, UWE Bristol, The Research Program Cultural Transformations, The Research Program at the Department of Global […]

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.