We can look back on a highly successful fifth Making of Humanities Conference, held in Baltimore, 5-7 October 2016. For the first time a conference in this series was held in the United States at the splendid venue of John Hopkins University. The number of participants vastly increased till around 150, leading to a conference of three days, packed with parallel sessions and three keynote lectures.
We thank all speakers at the conference for their contributions. We also thank the local organizers for letting things run so smoothly. Especially the reception at the beautiful Peabody library was an event to remember. For an extended conference report by Floris Solleveld please click here.
For the first time this year a prize of $500 was awarded for the best Graduate Student paper. This prize was won by Katharina Isabel Schmidt for her paper entitled “From Evolutionary Functionalism to Critical Transnationalism. Comparative Legal History 1780s to Present.” As part of the prize, she will be offered the opportunity to publish her paper in the journal History of Humanities next year.
We encourage other participants as well to submit papers, presented at the conference, to our journal. Looking forward to 2017 we are happy to announce date and venue for The Making of Humanities VI conference: it will be held in Oxford (UK), Somerville College, from 28-30 September. Hope to see you all there!