CFP: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Apply now for the Johns Hopkins University’s second annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. The symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities research on a national scale. COVID forced us to adapt to a virtual event, but that in turn was a great success, with 359 participants and more than 10,000 visits to the conference site to date. This year’s event will be virtual as well, held live on April 24th and 25th, 2021, and our application portal is now open

This symposium is open to undergraduate students from any two-year or four-year college or university who would like to present their original scholarship in the humanities. We hope to have 400 participants this year. In addition to the multiple panels of student papers and presentations (including original creative works), we will also have a wonderful keynote delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr and multiple professional development panels featuring Johns Hopkins graduate students and faculty and editors from Johns Hopkins University Press. Students studying all areas of the humanities are welcome to attend. Attendees will also have the opportunity to work with our student editors to revise their presentation into a journal-length presentation for our journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal.

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The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is accepting abstracts for our 3-day conference titled “Exalted Spirits: The Veneration of the Dead in Egypt through the Ages” in collaboration with The American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA).

The conference will feature academic papers as well as panel discussions focusing on current practices related to the veneration of the dead and their origins, which may be traced back to ancient Egypt, and is aimed at both academic and non-academic participants. 

We are inviting you to submit abstracts that fall under one of these topics; the definition of ancestor veneration, the different types of individuals who were the focus of cults of the dead ranging from kings, deceased family members, prominent individuals with saintly powers in society or more informally in local society and the rituals, ceremonies and festivals that are associated with venerated deceased figures. Submit your abstracts here.

Conference dates: November 10-12, 2021
Venue: Ewart Hall, American University in Cairo, Egypt
Abstract deadline: April 19, 2021
Conference email: [email protected]