Now and Then: Historical Understandings in the Humanities

Країна: Канада

Місто: Toronto

Тези до: 20.12.2015

Дати: 19.02.16 — 20.02.16

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: HUMAatYork2016@gmail.com

Організатори: York University Humanities Graduate Student Association

 

The Humanities Graduate Student Association (HuGSA) and the Graduate Program in Humanities at York University are pleased to announce a two-day interdisciplinary conference interrogating the critical questions arising around historical, contextualized understandings and subjective, humanities meanings.

The theme for this years’ conference is “Historical Understandings of the Humanities”, and we encourage all to apply.

Now and Then: Historical Understandings in the Humanities

The Humanities Graduate Student Association (HuGSA) and the Graduate Program in Humanities at York University are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference interrogating the critical questions arising around historical, contextualized understandings and subjective, humanistic meanings. Critics themselves and their scholarship are situated within the same chronological continuum which includes the objects of their study, so how does time distance and distort (or does it clarify?) our humanistic understandings and inquiries? As humanists, how to we locate ourselves (or our selves) consciously, historically, in relation to our objects of inquiry? What is the nature of this historical awareness? How does it involve itself in interdisciplinary research?

Panel themes and topics might include (but are not limited to):

    present or past representations of the past, present, or future
    chronology and its relation to space/landscape (“now” and “then” vs. “here” and “there”)
    transience in media culture (visual, digital, musical, etc.)
    historical displacement (real or perceived)
    distance and/or distortion
    political–ideological transmission
    the nature of historical consciousness/awareness
    phenomenology and historicism
    the nature of legacy or tradition
    critical approaches to methodology

We welcome submissions from graduate students of any level, as well as early career researchers, from a wide cross-section of disciplines, fields and critical approaches, including (but not limited to) adaptation studies, anthropology, art history, classics, communications and culture, comparative literature, cultural memory, digital humanities, education, film studies, fine arts, futurism, gender theory, historicism, history of science and technology, Jewish studies, media studies, nostalgia, philology, philosophy, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, popular cultural studies, religious studies, representation studies, sociology, translation studies, and women’s studies. Interdisciplinary (or multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary) critical approaches are especially welcome.

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