CFP: [International] Alexander von Humboldt, 2009, Berlin: Travels Between Europe and the Americas (deadline Dec 1, 2008)

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Fifth International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Alexander von Humboldt, 2009:
Travels Between Europe and the Americas

at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany,
July 27-31, 2009

Call for Papers
Researchers from all disciplines, professors and graduate students
interested in travels between Europe and the Americas are invited to submit
abstracts of their papers for consideration.

- Alexander von Humboldt
- Travels Between Europe and Latin America (15th through 21st centuries)
- Travelling in Dictatorships: Colonialism, Caudillismo, Fascism, Communism
- Travel and Science: Measuring, Collecting, Imagining the World
- Contemporary Travel Writing
- Emigration and Exile
- Travelling, Gender, Sexuality
- Travel Cultures, Practices and Economies: Discoveries, Expeditions, Tourism
- Global Environments: Travels and Ecology
- Narrating Voyages: the Scholar-Traveller
- Theories of Mobility and Travel Literature

Additional Program
- In special sessions, travel writers and correspondents will read from
their work.
- Cultural activities, excursions to historic sites and a guided tour in
Berlin will be offered.
- The conference will end with an optional trip to Weimar.
- Papers will be considered for publication.

- Papers may be presented in English, German or Spanish.
- Participants who wish to speak in German or Spanish are asked to provide
English versions of their papers to be projected onto screens during their

- Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes (approximately 8 pages
double-spaced, 2.000 words).
- Abstracts may be submitted in English, German or Spanish (250 words maximum).
- Please submit your abstracts online via
- If you would like to suggest a panel, please send an e-mail to with the title of your panel, the chair (name and
contact information) and the titles and reference numbers of each of the
presentations which were submitted separately under "additional panels" in
the online abstract system.
- The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2008.

Registration Fees
- 100 Euros for North American and European participants.
- 50 Euros for graduate students and Latin American participants.

Contacts & Information
- Dr. Lilianet Brintrup, Conference President:
- Dr. Oliver Lubrich, Conference Vice President:
- For detailed information please visit our website at


Freie Universität Berlin
Peter Szondi Department of Comparative Literature
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin, Germany

Humboldt State University
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Arcata, California 95521, USA

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