CFP: "Being Human in the Workplace," Seventh Annual Mid-America Humanities Conference for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research, The University of Kansas

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Call for Papers
January 15, 2016
Kansas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, American History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Labor History / Studies

The Humanities Program at the University of Kansas invites proposals from undergraduate and graduate students for the Seventh Annual Mid-America Humanities Conference, "Being Human in the Workplace," to be held on March 31 and April 1, 2016. This year’s theme explores what it means to be human in the workplace, and we invite participants to consider the contribution of the humanities and related disciplines to understanding the nature of work and its various environments. Professor Andromache Karanika (Classics Department UC, Irvine) author of Voices at Work: Women, Performance and Labor in Ancient Greece (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) will give the keynote address.


We welcome papers from students in all Humanities-related disciplines (e.g., African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Classics, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Economics, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Caribbean Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology Religious Studies, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). We welcome single papers and organized panels that explore the various aspects of the nature, place, dynamics, and compensation of work in all historical periods, locations, and genres.


Please submit a 250 word abstract for individual papers. For organized panels, please include the panel title, a 150 word description of the panel, and 250 word abstracts for each paper. Submissions should be sent no later than January 15, 2016, to HWC Director ( or Humanities Program, 308 Bailey Hall - 1440 Jawhawk Blvd, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7574.


More information on the conference can be found at



The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The University of Kansas Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center

The University of Kansas Jewish Studies Program

The University of Kansas Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas 

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