Call for Papers and Panels: The Making of the Humanities VI

University of Oxford
Somerville College, UK
September 28-30, 2017
Deadline: 15th Apr 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 compares scholarly practices across
humanities disciplines and civilizations.

    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

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

Deadline for panel proposals: 15 April 2017

Notification of acceptance: June 2017