All times below are Central European Summer Time (CEST, Barcelona)
Monday September 20
13.45-14.00 Opening Remarks
14.00-15.00 Keynote #1: Cristina Dondi (Oxford University): The history of the book and libraries: from bibliophilia to social and economic history
15.15-16.45 Visual Studies
15.15-16.45 Literary studies
15.15-16.45 Photographic Archives
17.00-19.00 Panel: The making of Historiography of science between the Cold War and the post-Cold War years
17.00-19.00 Panel: The humanities and the public sphere in post-war Western Europe
19.30-21.00 Education, Pedagogy and Assessment in the Humanities
19.30-21.00 Analytic Trends and Shifts
19.30-21.00 Digital Humanities
Tuesday September 21
14.00-15.00 Keynote #2: Mercedes García-Arenal (CCHS-CSIC Madrid): The European Quran: the role of the Muslim Holy Book in writing European cultural history
15.15-16.45 Disciplining History
15.15-16.45 History of Linguistics
15.15-16.45 Early Modern Europe
17.00-19.00 Panel: Round Table: Classics of the Humanities in Africa
17.00-19.00 Panel: Fathers of History: Ancient Greek Historians in Nineteenth-Century Germany
19.30-21.00 The Humanities and the Social Sciences
19.30-21.00 Architecture and Urban Studies
19.30-21.00 Artistic Research
Wednesday September 22
14.00-15.00 Keynote #3: Matthew Rampley (Masaryk University): Naturalistic Theories in the Humanities: Past and Present
15.30-17.00 Disciplining the History of Art
15.30-17.00 ‘German’ Humanities and Science
17.30-19.00 The History of Art History in Eastern Europe
17.30-19.00 Panel: The Futurist Turn: On the Futures of the Humanities.
19.30-20.30 Closing Remarks and Business Meeting: Where Are We Going?
- Theme: Visual Studies
Xinyi Wen. Bilderfahrzeuge to China: Aby Warburg’s Encounter with Chinese Astrology.
Olivia Mann. Rethinking the History of Visual Studies: Virginia Smith as a Forgotten Practitioner.
Julia Modes. Political Iconography.
- Theme: Literary studies
Sara Cederberg. Liberal Humanism and The Rise of English as a Discipline in North America.
David R Shumway. The Prehistory of Theory: Literary Theory in the U.S., 1930-1960.
Victoria Baena. “The Provinces” and the Problem of Comparison.
- Theme: Photographic Archives
Costanza Caraffa and Stefanie Klamm. Photographic Archives as Laboratories for the Making of the Humanities.
Francesco Dragoni. Music and Imagery in Italy from Dictatorship to Economic Miracle. The Iconographic Collection by Mario Bellucci La Salandra.
Lucila Mallart. Displaying Archaeology: Photo Archives and National Identities in the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.
- Panel: The making of Historiography of science between the Cold War and the post-Cold War years.
Daniele Cozzoli. British Marxist Historiography of Science during the Cold War and its Legacy.
Agustí Nieto-Galán. How to Write History of Science? Recent Trends and Moving Boundaries.
Clara Florensa. Agnotology, the construction of ignorance and doubt: the other side of the coin of science? A reflection of the status of science in our society as a heritage of the Cold War.
Chair: Antoni Malet.
- Panel: The humanities and the public sphere in post-war Western Europe
Anton Jansson. The humanities and the public spheres.
Ragni Svensson. Socialist book cafes as public arenas of humanistic knowledge in the 1970s.
Marieke Winkler. Literary magazines as mediators.
Johan Östling. Broadcasting the humanities.
- Theme: Education, Pedagogy and Assessment in the Humanities
Isak Hammar and Hampus Östh Gustafsson. Unity Lost: Negotiating Historiographies of the Humanities and Education in Sweden, c. 1850-1970.
Klara Müller. Measuring Humanities: Quality Assessment Cultures in the Swedish Humanities 1960-2000.
Joshua Navon: Tonalitätsgefühl: “The Sense of Tonality” Between Music Pedagogy and Experimental Psychology.
- Theme: Analytic Trends and Shifts
Robert Riter. Gathered by Absent Books: Descriptive Bibliography’s Communities of Analysis.
John Arthos. The Hermeneutic Understanding of the Character of the Humanities.
Gerard Pamplona and Gerard Llorens. The future of humanities: from the national vision to the global perspective. Problems and drawbacks of new historiographical trends.
- Theme: Digital Humanities
Gerben Zaagsma. Exploring the History of Digital History.
Urszula Pawlicka-Deger. Laboratory Ethnography Beyond Science: Introduction to the Study of Knowledge Production in Digital Humanities.
Robert Williams. Reading at a Distance, But Much Closer: A Study in Humanities Concordancing.
- Theme: Disciplining History
Nicholas Mithen. The Disciplining of History in Europe, 1650-1750.
Floris Solleveld. Egyptology and/as Global History: Knowledge and Imperialism in the Network of Baron Bunsen.
Erdem Sönmez. The Making of a Discipline: Institutionalization and Professionalization of History in the Ottoman Empire.
- Theme: History of Linguistics
Juho Pekkarinen. Finno-Ugrian society as a bridge between East and West during the late nineteenth century.
Lin Chalozin-Dovrat. Continuous and Discontinuous: Scientific concepts at the crossroad of disciplines.
Andy Peetermans and Maxime Maleux. From Basra to Bopp: How ‘root’ grew into a tree of traditions.
- Theme: Early Modern Europe
Jaap Maat. Logic and theology in early modern Europe.
Hilary Gatti. Shopping at the Right Shop: A Renaissance Metaphor for the Intellectual Disciplines.
Cesc Esteve. The Forms and Functions of Poets’ Lives and the Modernisation of Literary Studies.
- Panel: Round Table: Classics of the Humanities in Africa
Rens Bod. Introduction: A First List of Classics of African Humanities Scholarship.
Shamil Jeppie. The Biographical Dictionaries of Ahmad Baba in the Songhai Empire.
Larissa Schulte Nordholt. The UNESCO-funded General History of Africa (1964-1998) as an Almost Forgotten Classic.
Daniella Merolla. The Notion of Classical Text in Areas Marked by Oral Traditions.
- Panel: Fathers of History: Ancient Greek Historians in Nineteenth-Century Germany
Suzanne Marchand. Herodotus in Nineteenth-Century Germany.
Roel Konijnendijk. Polybius, Delbrück, and the Problem of Authority in Military History.
Herman Paul. Fathers of History in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Why Ranke Replaced Thucydides.
Chair: Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen.
- Theme: The Humanities and the Social Sciences
Stefan Reiners-Selbach. Uniting ‘all who study the historical life of peoples’: The collaborative project of Völkerpsychologie.
Sjang ten Hagen. Evaluating Knowledge, Evaluating Character: Book Reviewing by Historians, Sociologists, and Physicists (1900-1930).
Aleksandra Bak-Zawalski. Understanding the Holocaust – Interdisciplinarity as a Key to Progress.
- Theme: Architecture and Urban Studies
Bernd Kulawik. E uno pluribus: The project of the forgotten Accademia de lo Studio de l’Architettura (Rome c.1530-1555) – the Mother of the Humanities?
Dominik Lengyel and Catherine Toulouse. The digital image in architecture as binding link between visual sciences and archaeology.
Mengfei Pan. Localizing the Art Network: Towards a Rapprochement among Art History, Geography, and Sociology with a Case Study of Meiji Tokyo.
- Theme: Artistic Research
Vytautas Michelkevicius and Aldis Gedutis. A New Cuckoo Egg in the Nest: Is Artistic Research a Para-Discipline of Humanities?
Douwe Zeldenrust, Elise ‘t Hart and Joris van Zundert. The Sound of Time, Reintroducing the Artist in Humanities Research.
Mehmet Sulek. Between Art History and Urban Studies: Biennials as a Challenge and an Opportunity for Art Historiography.
- Theme: Disciplining the History of Art
Alessandro Serrani and Nicolò Pitto. The List and the Birth of the Art Historian.
Anne van Dam. Establishing the edge of the canvas: Examining Boundary Work in 19th-Century Art History.
Hans Hönes. Iconological Encounters: Theology and Art in the Nineteenth Century.
- Theme: ‘German’ Humanities and Science
Alexander Collin. Localism and Universality: Trends in Education and Intellectual Culture in the Early Modern Republic of Bremen.
Kristine Palmieri. The Philological foundations of Wissenschaft: placing the humanities at the heart of German Science.
Karin Müller-Kelwing. “…demanded by the times”- Forced in National Socialism, but never opened: The Museum of Racial Anthropology in Dresden and its international network.
- Theme: The History of Art History in Eastern Europe
Maria Anna Rogucka. Critiquing Warburg, Wölfflin and Panofsky: Polish Schools of Art History in the Interwar Period.
Roxana Modreanu. Romanian art history in the 1950s as a form of social history of art.
Olga Olkheft. The Rise of Russian Avant-Garde Studies in the throes of Cultural Cold War.
- Panel: The Futurist Turn: On the Futures of the Humanities.
Caroline Levine. Against Open-endedness.
Will Bridges. The Journal of Cultural Possibilities and the Forward-thinking Humanities: An Autobiography of a Futurist Turn, 1970-2025.
David Staley. Visionary History.