CFP 2017

2017 Call For Papers

Humanities Unbound 2017: Ethics & Access

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

Submission deadline extended to March 20! Present at ATTW and/or CCCC 2017, then submit your proposal!

Humanities Unbound is a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the humanities. We seek proposals for 5-7 minute works-in-progress presentations from graduate students in fields involved in humanities scholarship. Questions to be addressed could include:

  • How does scholarship in the humanities address the question(s) of ethics in a “post-truth” political and civic environment?
  • What influence or affect might posthumanism have on research and scholarship in the humanities?
  • What role do libraries — public, private, and academic — play in access to (and) research (in) the humanities?
  • What role(s) may mediation play in the ethics of humanities research and access to humanities scholarship?

These questions may be explored through a variety of topics, including by not limited to:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Embodiment
  • Gender/LGBTQ
  • History & Archive
  • Local/Global Perspectives
  • Materiality
  • Theory & Methods
  • Networks
  • Pedagogy
  • Popular Culture
  • Society
  • Technology
  • Textuality

Participants will give brief (5-7 minutes maximum) presentations in roundtable format, after which a moderator will lead a conversation. Proposed presentations should be suitable for presenting at a distance and in person using presentation applications like Zoom, Webex, or Google Hangouts.

  • To respond to this call, complete the form to submit a brief (less than 150 words) abstract of a work-in-progress that you can describe briefly in a 5-7 minute presentation.
  • Tag your submission with up to three of the topics above; add other relevant tags that would lend themselves well to a broader roundtable theme.

The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 2o. Responses will be distributed by Friday, March 24. Please email Megan Boeshart Burrelle (, Daniel Hocutt ( or Kris Purzycki ( if you have any questions.