dinsdag 4 november 2014

Thanks for a great conference -- hope to see you in Baltimore in 2016!

The Making of the Humanities IV in Rome was a great success. Thanks so much to our speakers and host -- the wonderful KNIR in Rome -- for turning MoH IV into a memorable event. For a report on the conference by one of its participants, click here.

The edited volumes of the three previous MoH conferences can be freely downloaded here.

Also many thanks to the University of Chicago Press for launching the journal History of Humanities and the Society for the History of the Humanities.

Please submit your papers to History of Humanities. The Call for Submissions is open.

The forthcoming MoH conferences will move to an annual scheme and are planned at:
  • 2016: Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, US)
  • 2017: University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
  • 2018: Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore in 2016!

The MoH International Committee:

Rens Bod (U of Amsterdam)
Christopher Celenza (JHU, Baltimore)
Hent de Vries (JHU, Baltimore)
Julia Kursell (U of Amsterdam)
Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University)
Jaap Maat (U of Amsterdam)
Helen Small (U of Oxford)
Thijs Weststeijn (U of Amsterdam)

woensdag 24 september 2014

Abstract handbook and practical Information

Abstract handbook: the book of abstracts can be downloaded here.

Conference dinner: 17 October at 20.00h in Restaurant La Berninetta, Via Pietro Cavallini 14, Rome, For a map, see p.2 of Abstract Handbook.

Speakers: Each regular speaker will have a total of 30 minutes for their paper: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Panel proposers can organize their session as they like, but we strongly recommend to leave sufficient time for discussion for each paper.

Technical equipment: There will be laptops with projectors in each conference room.

Book exhibition: There will be two large tables at the conference site where you can exhibit your latest work (both for speakers and other attendees). So if you like, bring your latest book and exhibit it at The Making of the Humanities IV!

Payment: Please note that we cannot accept pin or credit card payments at the registration desk. Please bring cash for paying the conference fee and (optional) dinner -- see below under Registration for the exact costs.

Travel: There are direct trains from Fiumicino airport to the center of Rome. Taxis to the city center will cost around 45 euro. For accommodation, see below.

Conference site: KNIR, Via Omero 10/12, 00197 ROME. Click here for the location of the Conference Site ("Istituto Olandese")

Certificate of Participation: If you need a certificate of participation, please send us a request via email: historyhumanities@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you all in Rome!

vrijdag 8 augustus 2014

Conference Programme is Online -- Call for Participation!


Main conference features: 3 keynote speakers, ~70 papers and several panels on the history of the humanities in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Special event: launch of the journal History of Humanities by University of Chicago Press.

Deadline for early registration: September 20, 2014. See below for registration details.

We look forward to welcoming you in Rome!

zondag 29 juni 2014

Registration is open!

Registration for The Making of the Humanities IV  (16-18 Otober 2014) is now open.

Thanks to the generous support by the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), the conference fee could be kept to 100 Euro. The fee, which can be paid on site in cash only, includes coffee, tea and simple lunch for each day, a programme handbook and a copy of the proceedings with papers of the last conference (The Making of the Humanities, Vol. III: The Modern Humanities, Amsterdam University Press, 2014, 692 pp.).

Registration for a single day is also possible, the fee of which is 40 Euro, but this does not include a copy of the proceedings which can be bought at reduced price of 50 Euro at the conference site.

The conference fee will be waived for (PhD) students -- please bring proof of student status. Free student registration includes lunch, drinks and a programme handbook, but it does not include a copy of the proceedings which can be bought at reduced price (50 Euro) at the conference site.

There will be a conference dinner on October 17, which is now full. Tickets for the conference dinner will be 40 Euro per person.

See the location of the Conference Site (KNIR, "Istituto Olandese")


Send an email to HistoryHumanities@gmail.com with your name, affiliation, full address, and whether you will join the full conference or just a single day. Please also mention whether you are a (PhD) student.

Deadline for early registration: 20 September 2014


Participants will have to organize accommodation for themselves (except for the keynote speakers). Below follow some hotel suggestions.

Hotels in the neighbourhood of the conference site (KNIR):


More expensive hotels:


Cheap accommodation:

Rome's Convents (with curfew and relatively far from conference site)

Or find your preferred hotel via booking.com.


Click here for the conference programme

maandag 2 juni 2014

Call for Papers is now closed -- notifications will be sent on June 30

The Call for Papers is now closed. Please bear with us if you haven't received any acknowledgment. All submissions have been properly received and notifications about acceptance/rejection will be sent out by 30 June. Registration will also be possible by the end of June and will be posted on this website.