Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

2019 Conference

The conference will be held on the beautiful grounds of the University of Western Australia.


Matilda Bay
Reflection Pond
Reflection Pond
Winthrop Tower
Winthrop Tower
Somerville
Somerville
Reid Library
Reid Library
Octagon Theatre
Octagon Theatre
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 Limina 14th Annual Conference

HUMANIFESTO: dissecting the human experience

The University of Western Australia, July 18-19th 2019

The 14th annual Limina conference will explore the visceral, corporeal, and ephemeral dimensions of being human.

We live in a climate of debates about bodily autonomy, population growth, artificial intelligence, and genetic modification. Our bodies are marked by sex, race, age, and health, all of which are contentiously invested with social and political significance. At the same time, discoveries about our past and emerging technologies challenge fixed ideas of what it means to be human. In this way, the lines between our bodies and our humanity are being drawn and re-drawn. Extending beyond the physical, then, how do we understand and express what it means to be human?

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • What makes us ‘human’
  • Empathy
  • Somaesthetics
  • Rights and rituals/funerary practices
  • Performing bodies/body as spectacle/body art
  • Psychosomatic conditions
  • Human and body manifests
  • Imagined selves/Altered states
  • Social/cultural/political expectations
  • Manifestos on the human condition
  • Identity: race, religion, gender, age, sexuality
  • Augmented reality/Artificial Intelligence/Genetic Manipulation
  • Dysmorphia/Alienation/Parasites
  • Past, current and future ‘humans’ and ‘humanity’
  • Unembodiment/ghosts/haunting/manifestations
  • Physical and mental difference
  • Human Agency: Bodily autonomy/Human Slavery/Commodification
  • Expressions of humanity in memory, language, art, etc
  • Politics and politicisation of bodies, identity and humanity/human rights
  • Dehumanisation/Othering/Objectivication
  • We accept submissions from all researchers, and particularly encourage post-graduate and early career researchers to submit. There will be the opportunity for presenters to have their papers published in a special edition of Limina (the journal is double blind peer-reviewed).

    Important Dates

    • Abstracts must be submitted by the March 31st
    • Responses will be sent out by the April 14th
    • The conference will be held on the July 18th and 19th

    Please send (in the same document) to liminajournal@gmail.com with ‘Humanifesto 2019’ in the subject line:

    • a title
    • an abstract (max. 200 words)
    • a short biography (max. 50 words)

    Themed panel or workshop submissions are welcomed.

    Humanifesto CFP [PDF, 405.2 KB]
    Updated 17 Jan 2019




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