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    X ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT INTERNATIONAL AND
    INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE:
    TRAVELS TO AND FROM SPAIN THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES

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X ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE:

TRAVELS TO AND FROM SPAIN THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES

DELAYED, new date will be announced soon

The University of Leon (ULE), and the General Foundation of ULE (GFULE), headquarters of the 10th Conference, and Humboldt State University of California (HSU) are pleased to invite the national and international academic communities to the “X Alexander von Humboldt International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Voyages To and From Spain Throughout the Centuries” which will take place in the city of Leon, Spain. New date will be announced soon.

The main objective of the conference is to encourage academic and interdisciplinary debate around the prominent figure of Alexander von Humboldt and the travelers to and from Spain of all times. The discussions include the Sciences: Social and Physical, as well as, the Humanities: Literature and Art.

The importance of the figure of Alexander von Humboldt in Spain is unquestionable. Beginning in Spain in 1799, with the authorization of King Charles IV, von Humboldt commences travels and studies of the Americas, research that will return to Spain and other European countries. The “X Alexander von Humboldt International and Interdisciplinary Conference: Travels To and From Spain Throughout the Centuries” invites researchers from all different continents, to reclaim and revitalize the rich inheritance of the interdisciplinary dialogue that propelled Alexander von Humboldt on his journey from Spain to the Americas.

Organizers

Call of Papers

X ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE:

TRAVELS TO AND FROM SPAIN THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES

DELAYED, new date will be announced soon

The deadline to submit an abstract ended on February 20, 2020. Please contact with us for any question: congreso@humboldt.edu.

TOPICS


GENERAL
Alexander von Humboldt
Travelers between Spain and Europe
Travelers between Spain and America
Travelers between Spain and Asia
Travelers between Spain and the rest of the world
SCIENCE AND AESTHETICS
Travels and archeology
Travels and ethnography
Travels and politics
Travels and history
Travels and literature
Travels and philosophy
Travels and sociology
Travels and natural sciences
Travels and ecology
Travels and medicine
GENRES
Travel literature
Travel anthologies
Travel journals
Travel letters and chronicles
Theoretical approaches to genres
TYPES OF TRAVELS
Discovery travels
Conquest travels
Missionary travels
Diplomatic travels
Political travels
Scientific travels
Journalistic travels
Aesthetic travels
Space travels
OTHER TOPICS
Women travelers
Travels and the construction of the other
Emigration, exile, immigration
Graphic representation of travels (drawings, paintings, engravings, photographs)
Any specific proposals for either new topics or trips related to Humboldt will be welcomed. They shall be subject to prior approval by the administrative or management body of the Congress

Publication

A selection of the best papers will be published in the book "Homenaje a Alexander Von Humboldt: Viajes desde y hacia España de todos los siglos" edited by Humboldt University Press. Deadline for final papers submission:: October 15, 2020.

Deadlines

Abstract submission: Februrary 20, 2020
Abstract acceptance: March 1, 2020

CONFERENCIAS

Hilde Pérez García

Dra. Hilde Pérez García

University of León (Spain)
"Antarctica: 200 years of polar expeditions"

Dra. Hilde Perez is an Associate Professor and head of the Department of Mechanical, Computer and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Leon. She received her Ph. D. from Polytechnic University of Madrid, obtaining the Outstanding Doctorate Award. She is leading a research group in the University of Leon, Smart Systems for Manufacturing. Her research fields of interest are modelling and simulation of machining processes, micromanufacturing and high performance machining.

Oliver Lubrich

Dr. Oliver Lubrich

University of Bern (Suiza)
"Humboldt, the American – Humboldt, the Russian"

Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He edited or co-edited Alexander von Humboldt‘s Asie centrale (2009), Vues des Cordillères (2004) and Kosmos (2004), the Chimborazo Diary (2006), his Graphical Works (2014), Sketches (2019) and Humboldt’s Complete Writings (2019) as well as two volumes on Humboldt’s international reception: Alexander von Humboldt in World Literature (2012), Alexander von Humboldt in Cultural Criticism (2012).

Miguel Ángel Puig Samper

Dr. Miguel Ángel Puig Samper

Instituto de Historia. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)
"Alexander von Humboldt, el explorador de la Península y el Teide"

PHD in Biology and Research Professor at Instituto de Historia del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) member of the Spanish and Colombian Royal Academies of History and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has published numerous books and articles in prestigious national and international journals and contributed to several book chapters about Alexander von Humboldt.

Frank Holl

Dr. Frank Holl

Historiador (Alemania)
"Alexander von Humboldt and climate change - myths and facts"

Dr. Frank Holl is a historian of science. In 2003 his book El mundo de Alexander von Humboldt has been awarded as one of the best edited books in Spain. In Latin America and Europe, between 1996 and 2009, Holl curated eleven large scale exhibitions on Humboldt. In 2009 his book Alexander von Humboldt - mein vielbewegtes Leben, was chosen as "historical book of the year" by the historical magazine "Damals" in Germany.

Gladys Ilarreguy

Dra. Gladys Ilarregui

University of Delaware (Estados Unidos)
"Alexander Von Humboldt rescate patrimonial y escritos para una memoria de justicia social latinoamericana"

Dra. Gladys Ilarregui is Associate Professor of Colonial and Latin American Studies at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Delaware. In 2018, she was awarded with the Fulbright Specialist Grant. Her insights on Von Humboldt are a reflection on the Americas' social inequality under the Latin American cultural heritage´s perspective.

Place of the conference

GPS coordinates: N 42º 36' 49'' / O 5º 33' 30''


How to get to León

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Enrollment fees

Early Enrollment (by March 1, 2020)
Graduate Students : 30 €
Participants: 200 €
Guests : 80 €
Young researchers (aged under 35) : 100 €
Late Enrollment (after March 1, 2020)
Graduate Students : 50 €
Participants: 250 €
Guests: 100 €
Young researchers (aged under 35) : 150 €

ENROLLMENT TEMPORARILY CLOSED

CONTACT US

PRESIDENT

Dr. Matthew Dean
Humboldt State University, USA
E-mail: matthew.dean@humboldt.edu

VICE-PRESIDENTS

Dr. Roberto Baelo Álvarez
Vicerrector de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad de León, Spain
E-mail: vice.internacionales@unileon.es

Dra. Lilianet Brintrup
Humboldt State University, USA
E-mail: lilianet.brintrup@humboldt.edu

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