UNM's Spatial Humanities Working Group (SHWG) Call for Papers

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Call for Papers
December 22, 2017
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Digital Humanities, Geography, Humanities



UNM's Spatial Humanities Working Group (SHWG) announces its Fall 2017 roster of presenters. 


September 27, 2017 Nathaniel Millett (Department of History, Saint Louis University and the School for Advanced Research)


October 25, 2017 Subhankar Banerjee (Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico)


November 15, 2017 Maria Lane (Department of Geography, University of New Mexico)


December 6, 2017 Taylor Spence (Department of History, University of New Mexico)


All meetings will take place (unless otherwise indicated) in the History Department Common Room (1104 Mesa Vista Hall) on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 pm. 


The Spatial Humanities Working Group colloquium provides a mutli-disciplinary setting in which students, faculty, and the public can discuss—across disciplinary boundaries—theoretical, conceptual, and methodological questions regarding space and human society. Participants and presenters have routinely come from History, Geography, Environmental Studies, English, Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology. This year's presenters will expand that list even further.


Once a month, discussants pre-circulate papers (usually works in progress), and we then convene for an informal and lively discussion. Presenters receive written and verbal feedback; participants come away with knowledge of interesting projects, potential collaborations, and new ways of thinking about space. You can find an archive of SHWG's past presenters, as well as more information about the spatial humanities at our website, http://spatialhumanities.unm.edu.


SHWG's 2018 roster is still taking shape, and we welcome submissions from across the academy, from both faculty and graduate students, as well as the wider public. Participants can present physically (in person) or remotely via video-conference link. We especially welcome submissions which look at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality and space. If you are interested in presenting your work, please contact the co-conveners, Dr. Fred Gibbs and/or Dr. Taylor Spence. Please let us know your interests, however vague, as soon as possible so that we can best accommodate everyone’s busy schedules.



SHWG may be able to reimburse travel expenses within driving distance of Albuquerque, New Mexico, for those who want to present in person.

Contact Info: 

Taylor Spence (tspence@unm.edu)


Fred Gibbs (fwgibbs@unm.edu)

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