Humanities Conference, 2006

Welcome to website of The Fourth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. In 2006, the conference is to be held at the University of Carthage in Tunis (The University of 7th of November at Carthage), Tunisia from Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th July 2006. This conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, the humanities. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of tour and accommodation options is also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.

Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

Presenters may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in The Humanities Collection, a fully refereed academic journal. All conference participants receive an online subscription to the journal for one year after the conference.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Humanities Conference site and return for further information — the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the conference newsletter

For all inquiries, please contact the conference secretariat.


The International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Over the past four years, the Humanities Conference has established a reputation as a focal point for new ideas and new practices in humanities research and teaching. The conference was held at Cambridge University in the UK in 2005, at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy in 2004, and the University of the Aegean in Rhodes in 2003.

Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Communication, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Government, History, Journalism, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology or Religion-these are just some of the many disciplines represented at the Humanities Conference. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical to the expansive and theoretical.


The International Journal of the Humanities

Presenters have the option to submit papers for refereeing and publication to the Humanities Journal, before the conference and up until one month after the conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available. This provides participants access to the electronic version of the journal, and also the option to submit papers to the Humanities Journal.

For more information please visit the Submission Guidelines page.

Who Should Attend

Conference Organisers


Images: The village of Sidi Bou Said the Northern outskirts of Tunis, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea