Welcome to The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Welcome to website of The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. To be held at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy (in Tuscany, 30 minutes by train from Florence and 15 minutes from the Florence International Airport), from 20-23 July 2004, the conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers and in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.
This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, the humanities. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of travel, tour and accommodation options is also available.
Participants are also welcome to submit presentation proposals, either as 30 minute papers, 60 minute workshop or jointly presented 90 minute colloquium sessions. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication before or after the conference in the International Journal of the Humanities. Presentations submitted for publication will be fully refereed and published in print and electronic formats. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available, which provide access to the online edition of the conference proceedings. Virtual participants can also submit papers for refereeing and publication in the International Journal of the Humanities.
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Background: The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Held at the University of the Aegean in Rhodes, the First International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in July 2003, attracted 500 scholars from 15 countries. It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2004 Humanities Conference, to be held at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Communication, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Government, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology or Religion-these are just some of the many disciplines represented at the Humanities Conference. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical to the expansive and theoretical.
To the world outside of education and academe, the humanities seems at best ephemeral, and at worst esoteric. They appear to be of less significance and practical ‘value’ than the domains of economics, technology and science. This conference examines, and exemplifies, the inherent worth of the humanities.
In 2004 the Humanities Conference will be hosted by the Globalism Institute at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, in association with the Monash University Centre in Prato and the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements.
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