Encountering the Future through the Lens of the Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The Institute of the Future Humanities (IFH), Chung-Ang University, South Korea
contact email: 

Call for Papers: The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH), 1 (2018)


The Journal of the Future Humanities (JFH) seeks essays that investigate how the humanities would deal with the future and the possible issues that could arise. JFH is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal that collects and publishes various interdisciplinary work that focuses on the study of the future in relation to the humanities.


In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Klaus Schwab says: “the Fourth Industrial Revolution, finally, will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it: our sense of privacy, our notions of ownership, our consumption patterns, the time we devote to work and leisure, and how we develop our careers, cultivate our skills, meet people, and nurture relationships.” As Schwab suggests, the fourth industrial revolution indicates that we are going to encounter a new future that is fundamentally different from the ways we have previously lived and worked.


Certainly, the scientific and technological advances on the horizon would be enough to provide a wide range of benefits, eventually improving the quality of people’s lives. However, these advances also will exacerbate serious problems: the widening economic gap, moral dilemmas, what it means to be human, social and cultural problems, racial and lingual complexities, educational concerns, sex and sexuality, and legal and ethical matters, to name a few. Addressing these diverse issues, this journal will help us not only prepare for the future, but also resolve the problems that we are facing today in our society.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 -Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics

-Humans and Cyborgs

-Science Fiction

-Internet of Things (IoT)

-Cloud Computing


-Big Data


-Moral Dilemmas

-Social and Cultural Challenges to the Humanities

-Education and Language

-Race and Sex

-Literature and the Arts


We welcome interdisciplinary approaches, ranging from literary studies, cultural studies, digital studies, media studies, internet studies, to other disciplines in the humanities. If you are interested in contributing to this journal, please follow the submission guidelines and send your manuscript with a short bio-note to jfh.cauenglish@gmail.com by April 30, 2018.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Manuscripts should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file, in double-spaced 12pt font. While our page length requirement is flexible, we prefer manuscripts between 5,000 and 8,000 words. 

2. Manuscripts should include an abstract of 150 words with five keywords.

3. Manuscripts should follow either the Chicago Manual of Style or the MLA Handbook for format, citations, and references. Please note that accepted manuscripts for publication may be subject to change without notice for minor stylistic editing.

4. Manuscripts should contain footnotes rather than endnotes, and they should be placed at the bottom of each page. 

5. Manuscripts must be original and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Queries are welcome! Please send all questions to ifh.cauenglish@gmail.com