News and Events: Conferences

3 - 5 November 2022, The Making of the Humanities X, Wyndham Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date: 3 - 5 November 2022
Time: 18:00
Location: Wyndham Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Deadline: Friday 1 July 2022

We are delighted to announce that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) together with the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) will organize the 10th Making of the Humanities conference, from 3 till 5 November 2022.

The conference site will be the Wyndham Hotel (Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center). More information on how to reserve a room with special conference rate will be posted in May 2022.

Goal of the Making of the Humanities (MoH) Conferences

The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities and
bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of fields, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day.

We welcome panels and papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations.

Please note that the Making of the Humanities conferences are not concerned with the history of art, the history of music or the history of literature, and so on, but instead with the history of art history, the history of musicology, the history of literary studies/philology,

Key note speakers MoH-X
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Michigan State University

Eric Hayot, PennState College of the Liberal Arts

Paper submissions

Abstracts of single papers (30 minutes including discussion) should contain the name of the speaker, full contact address (including email address), the title and a summary of the paper of maximally 250 words.

For more information about submitting abstracts, see the submission page.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 2022

Notification of acceptance: July 2022

Panel submissions

Panels last 1.5 to 2 hours and can consist of 3-4 papers and possibly a commentary on a coherent theme including discussion. Panel proposals
should contain respectively the name of the chair, the names of the speakers and commentator, full contact addresses (including email addresses), the title of the panel, a short (150 words) description of the panel’s content and for each paper an abstract of maximally 250 words. For more information about submitting panels, see the submission page.

Deadline for panel proposals: 15 May 2022

Notification of acceptance: July 2022

Conference fee

More information about the conference fee will follow in May 2022, but we will try to keep it low as possible (around $90 for students and $120 for regular participants). Each participant also needs to be a member of the Society for the History of the Humanities ($30 for PhD students, $60 for others). Membership includes subscription to the journal History of Humanities. Click here to become a member of SHOH.


Local Organizing Committee: Christopher Drew Armstrong (Pitt), David Lachlan Marshall (Pitt), Carla Nappi (Pitt), David Shumway (CMU)

Program Committee: International Board of the Society