‘The Making of the Humanities VI’ (Oxford): Registration and Provisional Program

‘The Making of the Humanities’ (MOH) is the Society’s annual meeting. The forthcoming MOH-VI conference will be held at the University of Oxford, Somerville College, September 28-30, 2017. With 123 accepted papers for presentation and three keynote speakers this will be the largest MOH conference to date.

Registration: To register, please follow this link. Note that you have to register both as a member of the Society (if you are not a member yet) and for the Oxford conference.

Program: A provisional program has already been drafted based on the accepted papers and panels. You can find it here.

Graduate Student Paper Award: During the closing session on September 30 the winner of the Graduate Student Paper Award will be announced.

Contact: Information about the conference venue and ways to get there will be made available later this month. For all questions concerning registration, accommodation and scheduling please contact the local organising committee via hampus.osthgustafsson@idehist.uu.se.


Out now! Spring 2017 issue of History of Humanities

The Spring 2017 issue of History of Humanities has been published. It is a rich issue with a themed section on PRACTICES OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH (6 papers) and a focus section on MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES IN ART HISTORY (3 papers). Furthermore there is a paper on Warburg and Cassirer, an extensive review section and a conference report of the MOHV conference last Autumn in Baltimore (USA). Enjoy!

Call for Papers and Panels ‘The Making of the Humanities VI’

Call for Papers and Panels

The Making of the Humanities VI

University of Oxford, Somerville College, UK

September 28-30, 2017

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.


Goal of the Making of the Humanities (MoH) Conferences

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.

Keynote Speakers

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

Paper Submissions

Abstracts of single papers (30 minutes including discussion) should contain the name of the speaker, full contact address (including email address), the title and a summary of the paper of maximally 250 words. For more information about submitting abstracts, see the submission page.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2017

Notification of acceptance: June 2017

Panel Submissions

Panels last 1.5 to 2 hours and can consist of 3-4 papers and possibly a commentary on a coherent theme including discussion. Panel proposals should contain respectively the name of the chair, the names of the speakers and commentator, full contact addresses (including email addresses), the title of the panel, a short (150 words) description of the panel’s content and for each paper an abstract of maximally 250 words. For more information about submitting panels, see the submission page.

Deadline for panel proposals: 15 April 2017

Notification of acceptance: June 2017

 MoH International Committee

Rens Bod (U. of Amsterdam), Christopher Celenza (JHU), Hent de Vries (JHU), Julia Kursell (U. of Amsterdam), Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua U.), Jaap Maat (U. of Amsterdam), Helen Small (U. of Oxford), Thijs Weststeijn (Utrecht U.)