Call for papers 2017-07-21T16:30:15+00:00



  • Literary theory.
  • Literary criticism.
  • Traditional major authors and major works. Comparisons between novels.
  • Literary genres. Comparisons between genres.
  • Comparisons between characters.
  • Global literature.
  • Symbolisms in literature.
  • Literature of cultural diversity.
  • Oral tradition.
  • Historical background.
  • Politics, religion and values in literature.

Thought and History

  • History. History of art.
  • Philosophy. Anthropology. Ethnology.
  • Archaeology. Paleontology.
  • History, nature and evolution of language(s).
  • Philosophy of language. Philosophy of mind.
  • Linguistics. Semiotics.
  • Museology.
  • Musicology.

Humanities and Education

  • Teaching and learning the humanities.
  • Language acquisition.
  • Psychology of education.
  • Learning a foreign language.
  • Professional development.

Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Publishing

  • The book. Past and future. E-books. E-readers. Smartphones.
  • Publishing. From textuality to multimodality.
  • Intellectual property rights. Copyright.
  • Open data, open access, open licenses, free culture, open source, free software. Creative Commons.
  • Libraries, archives, and metrics. Bibliometrics. Webometrics.
  • The new role of librarians, publishers, booksellers, authors, and readers.
  • New editorial processes and models.
  • Digital humanities projects and methodologies. Self-publihing. Print on demand.

Social Humanities

  • Political science.
  • The human and the social: interdisciplinary studies.
  • Linguistic and cultural diversity.
  • Mediated human interactions.
  • New media and human behavior.
  • Role of race, ethnicity, education, class, age, and religion in defining social structures within a culture.
  • Aging.
  • Expansion and access of rights through concepts of justice and human rights.
  • Migration. International relations. Globalization.
  • Cultural heritage.

Humanities, Science, and Technology

  • Environmental humanities. Impact of human activities on the environment. Anthropocene. Deep ecology.
  • Digital humanities. Digital libraries. Hypertexts. Multimodality.
  • History and philosophy of science.
  • History and philosophy of technology.
  • Science, technology, and values.
  • Sciences, technology, and culture.
  • Transhumanism. Posthumanism.
  • Minds and machines. Philosophy of mind.
  • Neurophilosophy.
  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Mass media and human being.
  • Science fiction.

2017 Highlighted Theme

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, on the 400th anniversary of his birth

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), central personality of the Baroque School Sevillana, is the Spanish painter best known and appreciated outside of Spain, this year 2017 marks the 400th anniversary of his birth. In addition to his important religious work, he is a reference of the painting of genre that he carried out in a continuous and independent way throughout his life. The popular characters of his religious paintings brought the Counter-Reformation to the common people. In Seville still remain about 70 works of the author, of great quality and importance. He is currently considered one of the great masters and his paintings are distributed in all the great museums of the world.

His paintings soon appeared in Flemish, German, Italian and English collections, in 1683 at the Academy nobilissimae artis pictoriae of the painter and writer Sandrart, he spoke with Velázquez, and José de Ribera, from Murillo. The biography of Palomino, of 1724, emphasized the high contribution that his works abroad reached. Its prestige continued to increase throughout the eighteenth century. Marshal Soult during the French invasion, at the beginning of the 19th century, seized many works of the painter in Seville. In Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century, his fame declined, however, already in the twentieth century Murillo regained a prominent place in the history of universal painting.

Murillo, known for his Inmaculadas, and for a profane painting, with an important presence of children’s figures and portraits, made great collections for churches and convents from Seville: Capuchinos, Cathedral, Santa Maria la Blanca, Santa Caridad … He was a painter with a great influence In his disciples and a great international projection. His work was of great importance in the transatlantic trade at the end of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, he exerted a clear influence on some painters of the New World.



This type of session is best suited for works about investigations already undertaken or academic papers. The authors will present a summary of their work (purpose, procedures, results or products). The formal oral presentation of the work should be limited to 15 minutes. Presentations will be grouped according to the theme or perspective of these thematic sessions (which can be 60, 75 or 90 minutes) with a question / answer time and group discussion after all presentations. All rooms will be equipped with projectors for presentations in PDF or PPT.


This type of session is best suited to teach or demonstrate certain procedures, skills or techniques. Some considerations that are appropriate for this session format are for example: a demonstration, performance, presentation, discussion or dialogue with the public. These sessions are usually scheduled for about 45 minutes and should be structured so that any explanatory information or input is provided and there is sufficient time for interaction with the public time, participation and involvement.


This format is ideal for presenting the preliminary results of work in progress or for projects that are rendered in posters or panels. In these sessions (usually about 45 minutes), the authors have the opportunity to exhibit their work and participate in an informal discussion with other attendees. Each poster must include a brief summary of the purpose and work procedures. The dimensions of the poster should not exceed 85 cm wide by 110 cm long.


This congress session is scheduled in 90 minutes and consists of five authors propose a series based on a common theme documents. Documents can present complementary aspects of a specific body of work, or contrasting views on a specific topic. There must be at least 5 registered participants. The session must conceive about 15 minutes for individual presentations and a minimum of 15 minutes of public debate or questions and answers.

Round Table

This type of session is best suited for position papers, review of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks, works in progress, politic analysis, or topics that generate and benefit from a broad discussion. The authors are assigned a numbered table in a large meeting room for the entire session (usually about 40 minutes), during which they can talk and interact with other attendees interested. Please note that computers, screens or projectors are not available on the sessions.

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