2019 Conference

Humanities Education and Research Association
11th Annual Conference

March 6th to 9th, 2019 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Nobrow:
Research and Aesthetic Values in the Humanities

The HERA conference program committee invites proposals for presentations at the 2019 conference. The program committee's theme is designed to incorporate any and all possible connotations: the history and development of the humanities, the changes in the humanities over time, the triumphs of and threats to the humanities, the importance of the humanities, the challenges to the humanities. Also included within the theme is the idea of humanities and humanities education being enriched and enlivened by commitment and dedication from all age levels, spanning the lives of individuals as well as history.

The HERA conference program committee maintains that individuals engaged in research and education in all fields of the humanities and liberal arts and sciences carry forward the humanities through the ages into the future. We call for papers that explore continuity and change, form and function, courage and fear, voices and unspoken presences from any individual fields of study. Our work and its vitality validates our common pursuit.

The wide-ranging span of the Humanities provides the finest range of approaches and methodologies to explore the vast array of concepts and themes within the humanities throughout the world. HERA seeks your contributions concerning the explorations of identity, image, and voice within any aspect of the Humanities. The 2019 HERA Conference theme is intentionally seeking disciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship exploring voice and vision from the local to the global.

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HERA Undergraduate Research Prize

A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper (or divided among a panel of papers), sponsored by an attending professor (with a $500 prize awarded to the professor). Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed.

Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including undergraduate/graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities. Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops (150-200 words) must be submitted through the conference submission portal on the HERA website at www.h-e-r-a.org. Questions may be directed to the conference organizer, Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu) Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes. Deadline for submission: no later than January 25, 2019.

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Conference Headquarters

The Wyndham Philadelphia

For its 11th annual conference, HERA is headed to the city of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Wyndham is a modern hotel in the heart of historic Old City and steps from Philadelphia's downtown center. It is simply the best of both worlds.

Just one block off Market Street and within walking distance of popular landmarks, including Independence National Park, Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and Betsy Ross House. It is also minutes away from the Philadelphia Convention Center, Art Museum, the Barnes Foundation, Franklin Institute, Rittenhouse Square, and Penn’s Landing.

You’ll find well-designed spaces and thoughtful conveniences to help you make the most of your stay, like free WiFi, a seasonal rooftop pool, a fitness center, and Coin’s Restaurant & Pub, our onsite eatery.

The guest room rate is $149. (This rate may also be available for three days before and three days after the conference depending upon availability.)

IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms available.

Please make your hotel registrations one of two ways:

1. On our website’s link to the Wyndham Hotel dedicated HERA website; https://book.passkey.com/e/49758081

or 2. Directly with the hotel by phone at 1-877-3223 and mention that you want the HERA rate of $149.

Make these reservations as early as possible to receive the discounted rate. The Wyndham requires that you make your reservations by 02/03/2019. Your credit card will be charged in advance for the first night. However, hotel cancellations made at least 72 hours (3 days) before your arrival night are fully refundable. The $149 rate is applicable 3 days before and 3 days after the conference based on availability.

Specific questions may be directed to HERA's executive director, Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu)

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