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Submissions Open! 2018 VHC Conference Proceedings

Call for Papers

Virginia Humanities Conference Annual Proceedings: Animals in the Humanities

PRINTABLE CFP: VHC_ Proceedings Call 2018

The Virginia Humanities Conference (VHC) is a non-profit organization of universities, colleges, and community colleges in Virginia whose purpose is to promote interest and research in the humanities.  Each year in the Spring, a delegate institution hosts the conference, which is open to presenters from across the country. This year we are pleased to announce the second annual peer-reviewed published conference proceedings.

Presenters at VHC 2018 are eligible to submit essays for consideration in the 2019 proceedings publication. Essays should be of conference length, and they should conform to the most recent formatting standard for the individual discipline. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Delegates are eligible to submit presented work to the proceedings, to be peer-reviewed by anonymous non-Delegate reviewers. The second issue of the proceedings will be available at the 2019 Conference.

To submit your paper for consideration, email it as a Word attachment to Deadline for submission of papers is August 1, 2018.

To learn more about our organization, mission, and proceedings call, visit us online at Is your institution not a member institution? Join the VHC and help promote the humanities as a valuable way to engage the world we live in!

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2018 VHC awards announced

The VHC pleased to announce the 2018 Awards for best presentations:

Undergraduate: Hannah Vandegrift, “Annaud’s Two Brothers and the Ethics of Animal Entertainment”

Graduate: Garrett Bunyak, “Technoscience, Progress and Poison”

Faculty: Sean Keck, “Bright Blow to the Brain:  Annie Dillard’s Animal Contact”

Congratulations, everyone!

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VHC 2019 Conference CFP: The Fluid Humanities

The Call for Papers for the 2019 Virginia Humanities Conference, hosted by Virginia Wesleyan University, is now available! Proposals and panels on the broad theme “The Fluid Humanities” are welcome by February 15, 2019.

VHC 2019 CFP

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