Undergraduate Research Forum: Humanities and Language (Poster Presentations)


Undergraduate Forum

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:

What is the relationship between language and society? How does language construct thought? How does language shape the decisions we make and the actions we take?

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.

We are looking for undergraduate presenters for our 3rd annual Undergraduate Research Forum. In your research 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.