2018 Virginia Humanities Conference

We are pleased to announce that Roanoke College will host the Virginia Humanities Conference on the theme of “Animals in the Humanities.” Abstracts of 250 words or less are currently being accepted online! Please contact us for more information. Submit your abstracts by January 15.

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Outstanding Graduate and Undergraduate Presentations

With great pleasure, the Virginia Humanities Conference announces our first awards for Outstanding Graduate and Undergraduate Presentations. These presentations were given during the 2017 VHC meeting hosted by Shenandoah University.

The winner of the Outstanding Undergraduate Presentation is Zachary Stephens, for his presentation “Machines as Equal Automata.” Zachary Stephens is a rising Sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University who is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. His interest in Computer Science, which led him to this work, stems from involvement with the Atlee High School robotics team, where I served as Head of Programming for four years.

The winner of the Outstanding Graduate Presentation is Emily Watlington, for her presentation “Fear and Boredom on a Feedback Loop: Brazen Apathy in Ryan Trecartin’s Junior War.” Emily Watlington is a graduate student in MIT’s program in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture. She is also the Curatorial Research Assistant at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her research focuses on contemporary art, particularly video, through the lenses of affect theory and feminist theory. Her art criticism has appeared in numerous periodicals and exhibition catalogs, and she is a regular contributor to Mousse. In 2017, she received the Vera List Writing Prize for Visual Arts.



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Inaugural Proceedings Call: The Unbearable Humanities

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 first annual peer-reviewed published conference proceedings.

Presenters at VHC 2017 are eligible to submit essays for consideration in the 2018 proceedings publication. Essays should be of conference length, and they should conform to the most recent MLA formatting standard. 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 first issue of the proceedings will be available at the 2018 Conference.

To submit your paper for consideration, email it as a Word attachment to admin@vahumanitiesconference.org. Deadline for submission of papers is August 1, 2017.

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. VHCProceedingsCall

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