A professional organization for humanities teachers, scholars, and museum directors

HERA - The Humanities Education and Research Association - is devoted to promoting the worldwide study, teaching and understanding of the humanities across a range of disciplines through regular conferences, scholarship, and its journal Interdisciplinary Humanities.

The mission of HERA is to:
 • Promote the worldwide study, teaching and understanding of the humanities across a range of disciplines, including, but not limited to:

     - Ancient and modern languages and literatures, written or oral
       - History
       - Philosophy and religion
       - The visual arts and architecture
       - The performing arts, including theater, dance, and music
       - Performing media, including film, television, and the Internet
       - Related fields such as archeology, anthropology, ethnic studies, women's studies, and history of science and engineering
       - Those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods.

       • Support the application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.

     • Support the interchange of research and the scholarships of knowledge, teaching and service in the humanities through conferences, publications, and related activities in a worldwide context.

     • Provide additional forums for the exchange of ideas regarding humanities education in schools, colleges and universities, libraries and museums, and other contexts.



March 23-26, 2016
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Nature of Our Humanity

Deadline extended until FULL!

In an effort to accommodate our members nationwide, who have written to us at HERA asking whether they could submit abstracts after the deadline because they have been affected by the major snowstorm that hit the East Coast recently, and a variety of nationwide bouts of unexpected weather events, the 150-200 word submission proposal portal for the 2016 HERA conference will remain open until full.

However, HERA will aim to publish the program online around Feb. 21.

The groundhog predicts an early Spring, and we want to accommodate all qualified applicants to the 2016 New Orleans HERA conference!

Submission Deadline extended indefinitely
The humanities have always grappled with life's most important questions and challenges: not only those posed by death, destruction, and loss, but also with the hope and regeneration found in human resiliency and recovery
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Great conference! A huge thanks to everyone who organized it! Also a huge thanks to everyone who put in such hard work to produce great presentations.
     I cherish this opportunity to meet old and new colleagues, share our work, continue discourses and initiate new ones.
      HERA seriously rocks!

April 8-11, 2015
Hotel Whitcomb

San Francisco, California
Beyond the Binary
Binary oppositions have dominated the theoretical landscape for centuries, structuring our language, thought, actions, research, and expression . . . MORE>>


HERA has hosted conferences all across the nation. Check out past conference programs, speakers, and special events. . . MORE>>



Deadline: March 1, 2016
No Foundations

is currently accepting general submissions and book reviews for NoFo 13 (2016).
           No Foundations is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing interdisciplinary legal scholarship of the highest quality at the interface between law and justice.
           We encourage contributions from all areas of law and beyond, with the aim of bridging the gap once opened between law and other social and human activities and experiences. On the assumption that law is a socially embedded phenomenon that cannot be fully understood as an autonomous discipline, we aim to connect law both with its real effects on the lives of individuals and societies, and with the realm of human aspirations and ideals that give it life and meaning . . .

To have your conference or event listed on HERA's website contact Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu) or Dore' Ripley (Dore.Ripley@gmail.com).


CALL for Papers at the University of Pennsylvania website is provided by the Department of English at U of P as a courtesy to the academic community. . . MORE>>

CRITIQUE is a peer-reviewed literary journal devoted to essays on contemporary fiction. The editors are also interested in critical essays on the fiction of significant emerging writers from any country. . . MORE>>

HNet - Humanities and Social Sciences on Line
An international consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences . . . MORE>>

Email conference and call announcements to: Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu)



Interdisciplinary Humanitites

Summer 2015
Humane, Inhumane, Human

Spring 2015
Alfred Hitchcock:
A Series of Beneficial Shocks

Fall 2014
Re-Imagining, Re-Remembering and Cultural Recycling: Adaptation Across the Humanities


Interdisciplinary Humanities

Deadline: Closed
Spring 2016 - Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture
Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay . . .

Deadline extended: Jan. 30, 2016
Summer 2016 - 2015 Conference Issue: Beyond the Binary

Deadline: May 1, 2016
Fall 2016: Expanding the Scope of Horror
Guest Editors: Edmund Cueva and William Novak . . .

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016
Spring 2017: Humanities and Religion
Guest Editor: Ann Horak

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
Summer 2017: 2016 Conference Issue: The Nature of Our Hamanity

Deadline: May 1, 2017
Fall 2017: Pedagogy in Humanities
Guest Editor: Shawn Tucker, Elon University

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017
Spring 2018: Organic Machines/Engineered Humans: (Re)Defining Humanity

Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay . . .

ONGOING IH CALLS and other Information . . . MORE>>



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HERA's newsletter features conference updates, interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, travelogues, and MORE>>


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Humanities Publications, Organizations, Centers, and Other Web Links Links to resources for study, research, and funding in the humanities . . . MORE>>

Museums, Libraries, Online Journals, Opera, Theater, Music, and Dance A comprehensive listing of many of the internet's best online sources . . . MORE>>

Job Postings in the Humanities Browse postings for career opportunities in the Humanities . . . MORE>>

Colleges and Universities offering Humanities degrees A comprehensive list of American institutions focusing on the Humanities . . . MORE>>

Email resource announcements to: Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu)



DONATE HERA is a 501(c)3 corporation that provides the support needed to bridge the gap between all levels of Humanities Education from kindergarten through the college and university levels . . MORE>>