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        Date: 2021-04-12 06:01:23+00:00
        From: Rens Bod <rens.bod@GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Final Call for Papers and Panels: The Making of the Humanities IX, Barcelona, September 20-22, 2021

Update: the 9th Making of the Humanities conference in Barcelona, 20-22
Sept 2021, will be digital or hybrid. The submission deadline is 15 May.
The conference will take place between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day (CET)

Final Call for Papers and Panels

The Making of the Humanities IX:
Unfolding Disciplines in the History of the Humanities

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra with the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Barcelona, Spain
September 20–22, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Goal of the Making of the Humanities (MoH) Conferences

The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the
Humanities ( 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

For 2021, we will continue the special conference theme. We encourage
submissions that explore this theme, but remain fully open to
submissions addressing other subjects too.

Conference Theme for 2021: Unfolding Disciplines in the History of the

A growing body of scholarship suggests that the historiography of the
humanities is increasingly organized around new interdisciplinary
collaborations that affect the very understanding of what it means to
belong to a Humanities field. For 2021, we invite contributions that
interlace different disciplinary approaches in order to frame humanistic
scholarship in terms of a continued engagement with the limits and
possibilities offered by the softening and even erasure of disciplinary
boundaries. Participants are also encouraged to think expansively about
the impact of the ongoing process of reinvention of established as well
as new fields as a result of increased cross-pollination and collaboration.

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 at MoH-IX

Cristina Dondi (Oxford University): “The History of the Book and
Libraries: From Bibliophilia to Social and Economic History”

Matthew Rampley (Masaryk University): “Naturalistic Theories in the
Humanities: Past and Present”

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 May 2021
Notification of acceptance: July 2021

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

Deadline for panel proposals: 15 May 2021
Notification of acceptance: July 2021

Conference Fee

Since the conference will be digital (or at best hybrid), the conference
fee will be kept to an absolute minimum and will probably be waived. Yet
each participant needs to be a member of the Society for the History of
the Humanities ($30 for PhD students, $60 for others). Membership
includes subscription to the journal /History of Humanities/.  For
further information, see the website of the Society for the History of
the Humanities, as above.

Local Organizing Committee

Daniele Cozzoli (UPF), Linda Gale Jones (UPF), Tomas Macsotay (UPF), and
Neus Rotger (UOC)

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