The sixth conference on the history of the humanities, ‘The Making of the Humanities VI’, will take place at the University of Oxford, Humanities Division and Somerville College, UK, from 28 till 30 September 2017.
The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities and bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day.
We welcome panels and papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations. Graduate students are encouraged to submit papers, which, when accepted, will compete for the annual Best Graduate Student Paper Award.
Please note that the Making of the Humanities conferences are not concerned with the history of art, the history of music or the history of literature, and so on, but instead with the history of art history, the history of musicology, the history of literary studies, etc.
Elisabeth Décultot, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg: From an Antiquarian to an Historical Approach? The Birth of Art History in the 18th Century
Shamil Jeppie, University of Cape Town: Styles of Writing History in Timbuktu and the Sahara/Sahel
Peter Mandler, University of Cambridge: The Rise (and Fall?) of the Humanities
Click here to register for this conference.
Standard delegate registration fee (including lunch) - £160
Graduate registration fee (including lunch) - £120
Conference dinner on Thursday 28th September - £40
Accommodation at Somerville College - £72.50 per night
Click here to view the provisional programme.
Humanities & the Public Good
Humanities & Identities
Contact name: Hampus Osthgustafsson
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audience: Open to all