Oxford 2017 Meeting


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’, took place at the University of Oxford, Somerville College, UK, from 28 till 30 September 2017.



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

Next to the three keynote lectures, there were over 120 papers presented during the conference, spread over 32 sessions and covering the history of the humanities from all continents. Click here to access the full programme.

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.”