C21’s annual international conferences promote cross-disciplinary research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Papers delivered at the conferences are typically reworked into peer-reviewed essays that appear in our book series with the University of Minnesota Press (and earlier with Indiana University Press). Descriptions and some programs of recent conferences are available below.

Spring 2019 Conference: Insecurity

Call for Papers Forthcoming

Previous Conferences

Previous Conference Event Pages

Call for Conference Proposals

The Center seeks proposals that will further its mission of promoting cutting-edge research and encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities, arts, and humanistically informed social sciences. Topics should have the potential both of appealing to a broad range of researchers in and around UWM and of having a wider impact on scholarly debates in the humanities nationally and internationally. Any topic that falls within the humanities, broadly conceived, has interdisciplinary appeal, and does not duplicate recent conferences may be proposed.