We can all look back on what proved to be a very stimulating conference in Oxford. Next to three keynote lectures, there were over 120 papers presented during the conference spread over 32 sessions, covering the history of the humanities from all continents. We thank all participants for their contributions. We also thank the local organizers Helen Small and Hampus Östh Gustafsson who, basically on their own, did an admirable job of making all things run smoothly.
For the second time a prize of 500 Euro was awarded for the best Graduate Student paper. Out of 37 graduate papers Christopher Bahl (University of London) was selected as the winner for his paper “The Shaping of a Transoceanic Reading Community of Arabic Philological Texts.”
Here is also a personal impression of the conference by one of the participants.
We encourage all participants to submit their papers, presented at the conference, to our journal History of Humanities. Looking forward to 2018 we are happy to announce the venue and date for The Making of Humanities VII conference: it will be held in Beijing (China), Tsinghua University, from 29-31 August, 2018. The Call for Papers will be posted soon.
More pictures of the event: