Call for Proposals: Public Humanities Practices in Global Contexts

The Public Humanities Network of CHCI will hold a pre-conference meeting at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), St. Stephens Green, on Wednesday 19th June 2019.  MoLI (a collaboration between University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland) opens in central Dublin in April 2019 and is close by Trinity College Dublin, the host of the 2019 CHCI Annual Meeting.    

The theme of the pre-conference is 'Public Humanities Practices in Global Contexts' and the network now invites brief proposals for panels and papers from CHCI members from around the global network that speak to this topic.


Proposals from single or collaborative projects are welcome and will be considered in context of the day's program overall with a view to encouraging partnerships across the network and a global engagement with the pre-conference theme.  

Project and workshop proposals should include:

  • a description of the project being planned or undertaken;
  • a list of partners, both institutional and public, as appropriate; 
  • a short set of keywords that might describe the project's overall aims.  

Proposals should not exceed two pages and can include links to projects planned or in process.  The selection committee-comprising David Shumway, Polly Strong, Robert Phiddian, Dan Kubis, Margaret Kelleher and Nicholas Allen-may be in touch subsequently for further information.  

We hope to distribute all submitted proposals among the attending group in advance of the meeting, whether or not they are selected, so that the network has a larger perspective on the range of work being undertaken collectively in the Public Humanities. 

Details of the schedule will be shared after proposals are chosen.   


The event is open to all members of CHCI.  

Submission Instructions

Please share this call widely and submit proposals to by Monday 10 December 2018.  Please include "Public Humanities Practices" in the subject line.