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Humanities Unbound

Humanities Unbound is an interdisciplinary graduate works-in-progress conference hosted online and on campus by Old Dominion University.

Humanities Unbound is an interdisciplinary graduate student works-in-progress (WIP) conference. The conference is jointly hosted by the Rhetoric Society and English Graduate Organization of Old Dominion University.

In-person participation on the Old Dominion University campus in BAL 9024 (Burgess Room) is welcome, as is online participation via video conferencing. Review the schedule and arrive to the video conferencing room a few minutes before each session starts.

Each year, the theme of the conference changes, though it is always purposefully broad to encourage graduate students from several disciplines to participate. This year’s theme is Humanities Unbound: Work & Purpose. The conference includes presentation panels, a keynote address, and networking opportunities across multiple disciplines and campuses.

As a WIP conference, the goal is to foster discussion. Therefore, presentations are only 5-7 minutes in length and should address a specific problem related to the theme. Join us to share ideas, garner feedback, and begin building a larger network of learners.

Humanities Unbound 2018 will be held on Friday, April 20 conference and keynote, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. On Thursday, April 19, we’ll offer a free pre-conference workshop, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Registration for presenters is free. On-campus participants at Old Dominion University will receive lunch and refreshments.