Whither Integrative Humanities? Paths and Challenges

deadline for submissions: 
July 5, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
The Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. India
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The Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, is organizing a three-day international conference entitled “Whither Integrative Humanities? Paths and Challenges” from 28th to 30th August, 2024.

Post-Technological Rationalist thought on natural and social phenomenon is marked by two major emphases: a. The move away from discipline-specific knowledge-systems, towards the construction of a transdisciplinary knowledge base/knowledge regime (Sverker Sorlin 2018), through the configuration of a knowledge-infrastructure to regulate the flow of ideas across established, as well as new/emergent knowledge-sites, and b. The recognition of the slippages across the traditional impact/value binary, with impact increasingly being seen as the first step in the direction of value creation. The emergent knowledge ecosystem suggests the tasks cut out for humanities, factoring in the seamless connection across natural, cultural, and technological phenomena that marks the planetary-scale crises confronting humanity. Offering a socially usable critique of established processes of knowledge production and building cultural structures of preparedness for the unforeseen (Helge Jordheim and Tore Rem 2014) are these crucial tasks. The ‘crisis’ in humanities can now be seen as the proactive response to these crucial, challenging tasks, justly viewed as opportunities. The favorable climate for inter and cross-disciplinary approaches in traditional humanities, and the emergence of bio-, techno-, medical-, geo-, digital-, public- humanities, lend credence to this belief.

The Three-day International Conference on Whither Integrative Humanities? Paths and Challenges offers a forum for scholars interested in understanding and disseminating the new role that humanities has come to assume, by deliberating on ways in which humanities can contribute to the socio-economic, cultural, and environmental challenges facing the world today.

Important Dates:

  • Conference Dates: August 28–30, 2024
  • Last date of Submission of Abstracts: July 5, 2024
  • Communication regarding Acceptance of Abstracts: July 15, 2024
  • Registration: July 30, 2024
  • Submission of Full Papers: August 10, 2024

Email your abstract to ihceflu2024@gmail.com, in about 250 words, with a title, your name, institutional affiliation, email Id and mobile number.

For more details please click the link: Call for Papers_IHC_EFLU_2024.pdf (efluniversity.ac.in)