Jennifer Mdurvwa (SUNY University at Buffalo)
Claire Sommers (Washington University-St. Louis)
This year's conference theme is "Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds Through the Humanities." In the Renaissance, the term “humanities” meant anything that pertains to the secular, human world as opposed to the divine and the religious. In today’s colleges, the Humanities now refers to disciplines such as languages, literatures, cultural and identity studies, arts, and music. In your proposal, we encourage you to explore how evolving traditions in the Humanities have helped us understand our changing worlds, past and present, real and imaginary. We welcome submissions from Humanities and non-Humanities disciplines that answer the following questions:
How can language/literature intersect with STEMM and/or the social sciences? How does this interdisciplinarity help us to better explain history, understand the present, and/or realize our future potential?
Please submit a 300-word abstract, a bibliography, and 100-word bio by November 1, 2020. Accepted students can receive mentorship on writing and structuring their presentations.