“Crossroads Humanities Student Conference” invites abstract submissions for oral presentations. All presentations should last between 10 and 15 minutes (approximately 5 to 7 pages of text typed and double-spaced in Times New Roman 12pt font). Presenters will be placed on panels of approximately 3 or 4 students. Each panel will last for an hour and 15 minutes, including time for questions. Presenters may be asked to serve as panel chairs.
You may submit an abstract as an individual paper or a group project. If submitting a group paper, please be sure to note this on your abstract and include the names of all students who contributed to the project. Also, please indicate which members of the group will present at the conference. The entire group may present or select representatives.
You may also submit an abstract for a preformed panel of 3 to 4 presenters. If submitting for a panel, please be sure to note this on your abstract and include the names of all the presenters as well as proposed panel title. Panels will be accepted based on the promise of each individual topic and cohesion of the panel.
The official language of the conference is English. Students in the modern languages wishing to present in Spanish or French are invited to do so. In this case, please submit abstracts in both English and the language of choice.
The rooms in which you present will have a computer, a projector, a screen, and Internet access. The building has Wi-Fi. If you plan to use this technology, we strongly recommend that you bring your presentation materials on a flash drive. If you bring your own laptop, please be sure to bring the cable needed to connect it to the projector.
Your presentation may be an excerpt from a longer paper, but it should stand on its own as a self-contained study that is coherent and that has a specific thematic focus. Papers may include both primary and secondary research.
The conference will take place in the Alvin Sherman Library and will last from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a continental breakfast, opening plenary sessions, panel presentations, workshops, and a luncheon.