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VI International Conference on Afro-hispanic, Luso-brazilian, and Latin American Studies
2018-08-07 to 2018-08-10
Reginald Amonoo Building (Modern Languages Annex), University of Ghana, Legon (Accra)

The purpose of this conference is to build and sustain a dialogue among the various disciplines engaged in the study of issues related to Africa and the peoples of African ancestry in Brazil and the Spanish-speaking world. Initiated in 2007, the conference provides a framework for cross-disciplinary interactions and offers a forum for scholars from diverse fields of study related to the Afro-Hispanic world to share their research and scholarly endeavors.

The rationale for choosing the site of this international conference has not changed. Most of the slaves that were transported to the Americas came from this part of Africa. Consequently, a historical connection exists between Ghana and the daughters and sons of Africa who ended up on the shores of the Caribbean and other slave ports in the Americas. The slave forts of Cape Coast and Elmina have, therefore, become key destinations for many from across the world. Since Ghana‘s political independence over fifty years ago, it has played a leading role in advocating for peace and freedom on the African continent. Holding this event in Ghana is a way of recognizing the importance of this country within the annals of world history and its current position as a genuine democratic nation in Africa. Furthermore, since its establishment, the School of Languages at the University of Ghana has been at the forefront in the promotion of Hispanic studies on the African continent. The conference continues to honor the efforts of the Spanish Department, which has produced outstanding African Hispanists, who teach in various institutions in North America and Europe.

Detailed information is available at the Conference website: link

NeandertART 2018
2018-08-22 to 2018-08-24
Turin, Italy

This conference will be held by Centro Studi e Museo d’Arte Preistorica (CeSMAP), Pinerolo:

“Is there palaeoart before modern humans?
Did Neandertals or other early humans create ‘art’?”

International Conference to be held at the University of Turin, Italy
From 22 to 26 August 2018

Academic sessions will be from 22 to 24 August 2018,
followed by field trips to Neandertal sites on 25 and 26 August (Fumane Cave, Verona, Italy and Ciota Ciara Cave, Borgosesia, Italy).

The three sessions:

  1. Changes in environment and human adaptations.
  2. Changes in the utilitarian and non-utilitarian productions in two million years of human history.
  3. The dawn of art-like productions and behaviours.


Alternative suggestions are invited, as well as expressions of interest in organising specific sessions or symposia.

Further announcements will be made progressively.

Interested researchers are encouraged to submit preliminary proposals by e-mail to:

dario.seglie(at) link

Third Biennial Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition Conference: Teaching Dante
2018-10-25 to 2018-10-27
Birmingham, AL, USA

Samford University invites paper proposals for its third biennial Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition conference, Teaching Dante, to be held in Birmingham on October 25-27, 2018. This conference is designed to encourage excellence in undergraduate teaching across the curriculum, with a particular emphasis on core curriculum and general education courses. Specialists and non-specialists are encouraged to submit proposals; however, all presentations should be designed with the non-specialist audience in mind and should directly address curricular and/or teaching strategies.

Proposals that demonstrate interdisciplinary connections are strongly encouraged. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, teaching Dante in the following contexts: the freshman core, introductory writing courses, great books curricula, and general education classes, as well as interdisciplinary courses devoted to autobiography, spiritual memoir, political theory, epistemology, virtue and character development, intellectual history, etc. We are also interested in approaches to teaching Dante in discipline-specific curricula outside of the English major (psychology, history, philosophy, music, art, education, communication studies, etc.), as well as presentations that focus on the use of new technologies to teach Dante. In addition, we welcome explorations of individual works and how they may be employed in a variety of course and curricular settings.

Presentations are limited to twenty minutes, and we invite panel proposals of three related papers. Proposals of 250-500 words should be submitted as an attachment to, and should include full contact information.

Proposals are due July 1, 2018. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by July 15.

Registration Fee: $125 for faculty and $50 for graduate students. For full information about the conference see link