2018 Conference

Humanities Education and Research Association
10th Annual Conference

March 7-10, 2018- Chicago, Illinois

Humanities Through the Ages

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The program committee’s theme is designed to incorporate any and all possible connotations: the history and development of the humanities, the changes in the humanities over time, the triumphs of and threats to the humanities, the importance of the humanities, the challenges to the humanities.

Also included within the theme is the idea of humanities and humanities education being enriched and enlivened by commitment and dedication from all age levels, spanning the lives of individuals as well as history.

The wide-ranging span of the Humanities provides the finest range of approaches and methodologies to explore the vast array of concepts and themes within the humanities throughout the world.

HERA seeks your contributions concerning the explorations of identity, image, and voice within any aspect of the Humanities.

The 2018 HERA Conference theme is intentionally seeking disciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship exploring voice and vision from the local to the global.

For more information, see the Call for Papers.

Click here for a Conference Flyer .pdf.


New this Year

Undergraduate Research Prize

The winner of this year's Undergraduate Research prize is Leann Christopherson for her paper, “'Everything was a Pretext to Arrest us': Communicating Intersectionality through Transgressing Literary Borders in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis."

She is an undergraduate at San Francisco State University. Her sponsor is Professor Sarita Cannon from the English Department.

In 2018 , HERA introduces the HERA Undergraduate Research Prize, a prize of $1,000 awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper (or divided among a panel of papers), sponsored by an attending professor (with a $500 prize awarded to the professor).

Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed.

Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including undergraduate/graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities. Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops (150-200 words) must be submitted through the conference submission portal (see navigation tabs).

Questions may be directed to the conference organizer, Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu) Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes.

Deadline for submission: no later than January 31, 2018



Conference Headquarters

The Palmer House Hotel

For its 10th annual conference, HERA will return to the site of its 1st conference, the historic Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

The guest room rate is $139. (This rate may also be available for three days before and three days after the conference depending upon availability.)

IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms available. Please make your hotel registrations one of two ways:

1. On our website’s link to The Palmer House dedicated HERA website at https://aws.passkey.com/event/49372616/owner/1455/; or

2. Directly with the hotel by phone at (1-877-865-5321) and mention that you want the HERA rate of $139.

Make these reservations as early as possible to receive the discounted rate. The Palmer House requires that you make your reservations by 02/05/2018. Your credit card will be charged in advance for the first night. However, hotel cancellations made at least 72 hours (3 days) before your arrival night are fully refundable.

The Palmer House is the perfect place from which to explore Chicago. It is located across the street from the Chicago Art Institute, the Chicago Symphony, the Chicago Theater district, and a few blocks from the Chicago Lyric Opera. It is near the city center; shopping & sightseeing, public transit, & the train station.

Specific questions may be directed to HERA's executive director, Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu)





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