Spring - New Orleans, LA
The Nature of Our Humanity
March 23 to 26, 2016
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.
To cite one example based on our 2016 Conference venue, New Orleans, in order to make sense of the tragedy caused by Hurricane Katrina, the humanistic disciplines especially were called upon to respond to that terrible act of nature. Such qualities, events, and cataclysms existing in nature-as well as nature's beauty, behavior, and its human and non-human inhabitants and their drives and inclinations-provide a task for which the humanities are profoundly suited. Indeed, the nature of our humanity illuminates our discipline's multiple forms and complex capabilities.
HERA invites papers from across a wide range of humanities on the interaction between: humanity and nature; loss and recovery; human resiliency; faith; religion, and nature; ecosystems and eco-biological research and their implications for humanity; humanity and essence; human achievement and destruction; the representation and reality of nature in all art forms; nature and nurture-as well as any and all other areas that clarify what it means to be human and how nature plays a role in that elucidation.
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keeping with HERA's mission of promoting the study of the humanities across
a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations
in disciplines and areas of study that include but are not limited to Aesthetics,
Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition,
Cultural Studies, Dance, Design, Digital Technology, Disability Studies, Education,
Environmental Issues, Esthetics, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family, Film Studies,
Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Globalization, History, Languages, Law,
Literature, Media, Museum Studies, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy,
Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Theater
and all sciences relevant to the topic.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of English, Loyola University, New Orleans
Manganaro is a scholar and teacher in modern literature in English, with specializations in modernist literature and in interdisciplinary work between literary study and cultural anthropology, folklore and myth.
He has published several books in these areas, including "Culture, 1922: The Emergence of a Concept," and the edited collection "Modernist Anthropology: From Field-Work to Text," both published by Princeton University Press.
is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.
will process submissions on a flow basis. We will send out decision notifications
within approximately two weeks of submission. All proposals are due through
the portal. After receiving this confirmation, you must fill out a registration
form (downloadable here from
the HERA website), and mail the form with a check made out to HERA,
in U.S. currency.
Refunds: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and postmarked no later than February 16, 2016. Email requests for refunds to email@example.com. A $50 service fee is deducted from all refunds. There will be no refunds for any reason after February 16, 2016. HERA is not responsible for any cancellations or other charges assessed by airlines, travel agents, online booking agencies, or other institutions.
IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms available. Please make your hotel registrations on our website's link to the Astor Crowne Plaza's dedicated HERA website (see BOOKING WEBSITE below) as early as possible to receive the discounted rate. Your credit card will not be charged in advance. Hotel cancellations made at least 72 hours (3 days) before your arrival night are fully refundable.
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Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
at 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, The Astor Crowne Plaza is located where
Canal meets Bourbon Street in the heart of New Orleans.
This French Quarter hotel is ideally equipped for large conventions and meetings. They also provide valet parking, limousine service, and a professional, attentive concierge to help make your New Orleans experience productive, comfortable and fun.
MAKING RESERVATIONS: A dedicated website is now available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online.
can be made starting 31-Jul-2015 at the web address below.
Directions, Parking and Shuttle Address:
from the New Orleans International Airport, Take I-10 East bound to I-10 New
Orleans Business District, continue for approximately 2 miles to the St Charles
from the East on I-10 West bound look for the Canal Street/Claiborne Exit.
As you exit the ramp continue straight to Canal Street.
Parking: Valet Parking Available at $40.00 per day
Information: Shuttle service is available to and from New Orleans Airport
and The Astor Crowne Plaza for $20 one way per person.
Estimated Taxi Fare: $33 plus tip, one way