Humanities Unbound: Ethics and Access

Humanities Unbound: Ethics and Access
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:00am

Humanities Unbound is an interdisciplinary graduate works-in-progress conference hosted by Old Dominion University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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 and the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In-person participation on the Old Dominion University campus and the UWM Digital Humanities Lab is welcome, as is online participation via Zoom video conferencing.

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: Ethics and Access. 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 2017 will be held on Friday, April 7. Registration for presenters is free. On-campus participants at Old Dominion University will receive a light breakfast and lunch.

Submit a proposal by Friday, March 10 to guarantee a spot in the schedule. Can’t attend in person? No problem; we will allow presenters and audience members to attend at a distance! Not presenting? We would love for you to join us during panel discussions.

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.

Submissions must be received by Friday, March 10. Responses will be distributed by Friday, March 24. Please email Megan Boeshart Burrelle (, Daniel Hocutt ( or Kris Purzycki ( if you have any questions.

For more information, please visit the conference site. The CFP may be found here.


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