CFP: Breaking the Eurocentric Model in the Humanities

The Premodern Workshop Multi-disciplinary Spring Conference: Breaking the Eurocentric Model in the Humanities

Minneapolis, MN, April 13-14, 2018

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Premodern Workshop, a multi-disciplinary group of premodern scholars at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, invites 250 word abstracts for 10-15 minute talks on research, methodology or teaching practices that challenge the Eurocentric approach to studying the humanities. We will prioritize talks that fit into one of the following categories:

  1. Original research on premodern topics outside of Europe. This includes, but is not limited to, themes that largely focus on Asian and South American topics, Indigenous Studies, African Studies, and other disciplines or subfields of the Humanities that emphasize extra-European histories, languages, epistemologies, and cultures.  
  2. Teaching strategies for challenging Eurocentric framings while teaching courses focused on European topics, actors, and influences.

Conference attendees will be invited to participate in a variety of related events, including a tour of the University of Minnesota Libraries’ premodern collections and a keynote address by Professor Guojun Wang from Vanderbilt University.

This conference is supported by the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World, the Center for Early Modern History, and the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota.

For questions and comments, contact Emelin Miller (History of Science) at or Jenna Lester (English) at

To submit an abstract, please fill out this Google form:

Contact Info: Emelin E Miller, PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota

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