vrijdag 20 december 2013

Announcement "Making of the Humanities IV", 2014

The next Making of the Humanities conference will (once again) take place in Rome from October 16-18, 2014.

The theme of the 2014 conference is Connecting Disciplines.

The website with the Call for Papers is now up, and can be found here.

donderdag 17 januari 2013

Conference report The Making of the Humanities

Here you can read a conference report of The Making of the Humanities III, written by one of the participants, Laura Meneghello. Thanks Laura!

Proceedings of the previous (2010) conference now online

The proceedings of the 2010 conference in Amsterdam, The Making of the Humanities II: From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines, is now online and can be downloaded here.

The proceedings of the 2012 conference in Rome (The Making of the Modern Humanities) will published and presented at the 2014 conference -- on which more info will follow soon.

zondag 4 november 2012

Thanks for a great conference!

The Making of the Humanities III is over. Thanks so much to all speakers and participants for your contributions! You were wonderful.

Information about the next conference in 2014 will be posted soon.

Best wishes,

Rens, Jaap and Thijs (the organizers)

maandag 22 oktober 2012

Conference Handbook and Abstracts Are Online

The conference handbook with the full programme, abstracts and some practical information is online, and can be downloaded here. You will receive a hard copy version of the handbook at registration. A quick outline of the programme can be found here.

Some last practical info:

We cannot accept pin or credit card payments at the registration desk. So please bring cash for the conference fee and (optional) dinner -- see below under Registration for the exact costs.

There are direct trains from Fiumicino airport to the center of Rome. Taxis to the city center (i.e. within the Aurelian Walls) have currently a fixed standard fare of 48 euro; click here for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Rome!

donderdag 19 juli 2012

Conference Programme is Online

The conference programme is now online and can be found here.

We received a total of 176 submissions of which 56 were selected for presentation (together with 5 keynote talks).

For registration, see below. We look forward to welcoming you in Rome!

Here is the location of the Conference Site (KNIR)

maandag 4 juni 2012

Registration is Open (extended to 25 September!)

Registration is now open, see below. Thanks to the generous support by the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), the conference fee could be kept to 50 Euro only. The fee, which can be paid on site in cash only, includes coffee, tea and simple lunch for each day, a programme handbook and a copy of the proceedings of the last conference (The Making of the Humanities, Vol. II: From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines, Amsterdam University Press, 2012).

Registration for a single day is also possible, the fee of which is 15 Euro, but this does not include a copy of the proceedings which can be bought at reduced price of 40 Euro at the conference site.

The conference fee will be waived for (PhD) students -- please bring proof of student status. Free student registration includes lunch, drinks and a programme handbook, but it does not include a copy of the proceedings which can be bought at reduced price (40 Euro) at the conference site.

Registration for the conference dinner should be done before 25 September as well, the fee of which is 35 Euro per person.

See the location of the Conference Site (KNIR)


Please send an email no later than 25 September 2012 to HistoryHumanities@gmail.com with your name, affiliation, full address, and whether you join the full conference or just a single day. Please also mention whether you are a (PhD) student, and whether you want to join the conference dinner on Friday 2 November (35 Euro, please mention any dietary restrictions).


Participants will have to organize accommodation for themselves (except for the keynote speakers). Below follow some hotel suggestions.

Hotels in the neighbourhood of the conference site (KNIR):


More expensive hotels:


Cheap accommodation:

Rome's Convents (with curfew and relatively far from conference site)

Or find your preferred hotel via booking.com.


The conference programme will be announced later this summer.