Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Advisory Board, we would like to inform you of the:

Centre Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada
14-17 June 2012

We are pleased to announce the Call-for-Papers for the Tenth International
Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. The conference and its
companion journal provide vibrant, intellectually stimulating spaces for
scholars from all geographic and disciplinary areas to learn, converse, and
create. The aim is to generate new knowledge about the nature of the
humanities, building strongly on the past traditions of the humanities while
setting a renewed agenda for the future.

In addition to an impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the
conference will also include paper presentations, roundtable discussions,
workshops, and colloquia submitted by practitioners, teachers and
researchers. Please refer to the Call-for-Papers for proposal submission
guidelines and descriptions of sessions. Presenters may also choose to
submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International
Journal of the Humanities. If you are unable to attend the conference in
person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a
paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed
academic journal.

We are pleased to be holding the 2012 Humanities Conference in Montreal,
home to over a dozen colleges and universities. At the confluence of the
French and English traditions, Montreal has developed a unique and
distinguished cultural position as Canada's "Culture Capital". Old Montreal
is a historic area, containing many different attractions such as the Old
Port of Montreal, Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal City Hall, the Bonsecours
Market, Place d'Armes, Pointe-?-Calli?re Museum, the Notre-Dame de Montreal
Basilica, and the Montreal Science Centre. All together, there are 51
National Historic Sites of Canada in Montreal, more than any other city in
Canada. Landmarks remaining from the 1967 International and Universal
Exposition (Expo 67) include the geodesic dome US Pavilion (or Montreal
Biosphere), as well as Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67 apartment complex. In 2006
Montreal was named a UNESCO City of Design, only one of three design
capitals of the world.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also
encourage you to present on the Humanities Conference YouTube Playlist.
Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further
details. Additionally, please join our online conversation by subscribing to
our monthly email newsletter and subscribing to our Facebook, RSS, or
Twitter feeds at .

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short
abstract) is 10 November 2011. Future deadlines will be announced on the
conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks
of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal
submission form, may be found on the conference website at

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join
us in Montreal this coming June.

Yours Sincerely,

Tom Nairn
Globalism Institute, RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on New Directions in the
Humanities and International Journal of the Humanities

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Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
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