CFP: Crossroads of the Transatlantic Humanities Student Conference at Nova Southeastern University

Yvette Fuentes Announcement
Florida, United States
Subject Fields
Humanities, Contemporary History, Languages, Philosophy, Literature


This conference builds on the concept of South Florida as a crossroads of the Transatlantic world and asks students to develop presentations that explore the humanities and the convergence of cultures, values, and ideas not only in South Florida but throughout the Americas. The Humanities Student Conference strives to incorporate diverse perspectives and topics from a range of humanities fields including history, philosophy, literature, languages, cultural theory, and the arts. We also invite papers in legal studies, political science, national security, communication, conflict resolution studies, and international relations when approached with a humanities lens. Undergraduate and graduate students from all academic institutions are invited to submit abstracts of 150 words or less to Dr. Andrea Shaw Nevins no later than January 18th, 2019.


Possible topics include the following:

  • Law-making in the Americas
  • Ethics and national security
  • Historicizing national security
  • Expanding the boundaries of genre and medium
  • Reshaping transatlantic studies through digital humanities
  • Informing transatlantic studies through interdisciplinarity 
  • The politics of language, translation, and code-switching
  • Post-colonialism/Imperialism
  • Invasions of Ideology
  • Shifting borders, permanent boundaries
  • Conflict representations in media
  • Mobility and crisis in the Americas
  • Exchanges between the Old World and New World
  • Influences of indigenous culture
  • Conceptions of self/other
  • False memories, forged identities
  • Transgression, fluidity, and forbidden territories in politics and identity

Registration fee*

NSU students: No charge

Non-NSU students: $25

*All students, NSU and non-NSU, must complete and submit a registration form. Lunch will be provided.


Important dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, January 18th, 2019

Acceptance Notification: Friday, February 1st, 2019

Registration Deadline for Presenters: Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Conference date & Location: Saturday, March 23, 2019, Fort Lauderdale Florida


For more information, please go to

Or email Dr. Andrea Shaw Nevins


Organized by the Department of History and Political Science & the Department of Literature and Modern Languages,

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University


Contact Information

Dr. Andrea Shaw Nevins

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