Fifth International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Alexander von Humboldt, 2009:
Travels Between Europe and the Americas
at Freie Universitšt Berlin, Germany,
July 27-31, 2009
Call for Papers
Researchers from all disciplines, professors and
graduate students interested in travels between
Europe and the Americas are invited to submit
abstracts of their papers for consideration.
- Alexander von Humboldt
- Travels Between Europe and Latin America (15th through 21st centuries)
- Travelling in Dictatorships: Colonialism, Caudillismo, Fascism, Communism
- Travel and Science: Measuring, Collecting, Imagining the World
- Contemporary Travel Writing
- Emigration and Exile
- Travelling, Gender, Sexuality
- Travel Cultures, Practices and Economies: Discoveries, Expeditions, Tourism
- Global Environments: Travels and Ecology
- Narrating Voyages: the Scholar-Traveller
- Theories of Mobility and Travel Literature
- In special sessions, travel writers and
correspondents will read from their work.
- Cultural activities, excursions to historic
sites and a guided tour in Berlin will be offered.
- The conference will end with an optional trip to Weimar.
- Papers will be considered for publication.
- Papers may be presented in English, German or Spanish.
- Participants who wish to speak in German or
Spanish are asked to provide English versions of
their papers to be projected onto screens during
- Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes
(approximately 8 pages double-spaced, 2.000
- Abstracts may be submitted in English, German or Spanish (250 words maximum).
- Please submit your abstracts online via www.humboldtconference2009.de.
- If you would like to suggest a panel, please
send an e-mail to [log in to unmask] with the
title of your panel, the chair (name and contact
information) and the titles and reference numbers
of each of the presentations which were submitted
separately under "additional panels" in the
online abstract system.
- The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2008.
- 100 Euros for North American and European participants.
- 50 Euros for graduate students and Latin American participants.
Contacts & Information
- Dr. Lilianet Brintrup, Conference President: [log in to unmask]
- Dr. Oliver Lubrich, Conference Vice President: [log in to unmask]
- For detailed information please visit our
website at http://www.humboldtconference2009.de
Freie Universitšt Berlin
Peter Szondi Department of Comparative Literature
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin, Germany
Humboldt State University
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Arcata, California 95521, USA
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html