Interdisciplinary Conference: 2018
Agency and Artificiality: Assembling Humanity in the 21st Century.
@ - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville - March 1-3, 2018

Call For Papers - Deadline: January 5th, 2018

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Call for Papers, Nexus 2018
March 1-3, 2018 | Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes proposals for presentations at Nexus 2018, our 8th biennial interdisciplinary conference, on the theme of Agency and Artificiality: Assembling Humanity in the 21st Century.

We invite papers on the broad topics of humanity in an era of immense technological innovation and global interconnectedness. We are particularly interested in examining connections between the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Physical Sciences that establish new meanings for society.

This conference aims to bring together scholars, creative writers, and educators from a broad range of disciplines in order to generate meaningful research and conversation about what it means to act and to be human in a predominately digital age. We also hope to foster discussion about ever-shifting cultural narratives that both help and hinder the shaping of increasingly pluralist societies, especially how these societies might be and have been imagined and, more importantly, ethically enacted across the disciplines.

For your proposal, you might consider any of the following themes:

Proposals of creative work are also welcome.

Plenary Speakers

Submissions for panels, individual papers, and roundtable discussions will be considered. In keeping with Nexus tradition, panels and papers not directly related to the conference are also welcome. Please submit abstracts (~250 words) to by January 5th, 2018.

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