International Conference on Humanities

The International Community of Humanities aims to redefine our understanding of humans and show various disciplinary practices within the humanities. The humanities is a field of learning, reflection and action, and a place of dialogue between various epistemologies, perspectives and areas of knowledge. The community interacts through an in-person conference held annually in different parts of the world, as well as through a family of indexed and arbitrated journals, and a collection of books of academic reflection.

Members of this knowledge community include academics, researchers, humanists, cultural consultants and PhD students.

The International Conference on Humanities has become a forum for dialogue and of new knowledge built on past traditions within the humanities while establishing a renewed programme for the future. It is in these turbulent crosses of human knowledge that the humanities might be able to alleviate the modern knowledge systems of their narrow-mindedness. The conference includes prominent speakers, some of the most prestigious thinkers in the world, as well as presentations, workshops and seminars taught by professors, researchers and professionals from both the public and private sectors. The official languages are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Scientific committee

Permanent Scientific Director

Prof. Karim Gherab Martín
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)

Karim Gherab Martín is a professor in the Faculty of Humanities at Rey Juan Carlos University. He has a degree in Theoretical Physics and a PhD in Philosophy of Science and Technology. He has been a visiting professor at prestigious universities, such as Harvard University (2008-2009), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010) and Paris-Diderot University in Paris (2013). He has also been an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid and the University of the Basque Country, a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (2011-2013), and he has carried out consulting work for Indra, Telefónica, Atos-Origin and Accenture. In 2005 he received the Everis Foundation Trial Prize for the work, The Temple of Knowledge: Towards the Universal Digital Library (2006, Ed. Deusto).

Members of the scientific committee

  • Luis Ferla, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Delia Manzanero, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain.
  • Paulo Teodoro de Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa- Universidade dos Açores, Portugal.
  • Ana Paula T. Megiani, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
  • José Francisco Serrano Oceja, Universidad CEU San Pablo, Spain.
  • Concha Roldán, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain.
  • Giovanni Sgro’, University eCampus, Italy.
  • Stéphanie Smadja, University Paris Diderot, France.



  • Literary theory.
  • Literary criticism.
  • Authors and reference books. Comparison between novels.
  • Literary genres. Comparison between genres.
  • Comparison between characters.
  • Global literature.
  • Symbolisms in literature.
  • Literature and cultural diversity.
  • Oral tradition.
  • Historic context.
  • Politics, religion and values in literature.

Thought and history

  • History. History of art.
  • Philosophy. Anthropology. Ethnology.
  • Archeology. Paleontology.
  • History, nature and evolution of language.
  • Philosophy of language. Philosophy of the mind
  • Linguistics. Semiotics.
  • Museology.
  • Musicology.

Humanities and education

  • Teaching and learning of the humanities.
  • Acquisition of language.
  • Psychology of the education.
  • Language learning.
  • Personal and professional development.

Humanities, libraries and digital publications

  • The book. Past, present and future. E-books E-readers Smartphones
  • Edition. From textuality to multimodality.
  • Intellectual Property Rights. Copyright
  • Open access, open licenses, free culture and free software. Creative Commons
  • Libraries, archives and metrics. Bibliometry Webometry
  • The new role of librarians, editors, booksellers, authors and readers.
  • New models and editorial processes. The self-publication Print on demand.

Social humanities

  • Political Sciences.
  • The human and the social: interdisciplinary studies.
  • Linguistics and cultural diversity.
  • Human interactions and media.
  • New media and human behavior.
  • The role of race, ethnicity, education, social class, age and religion in defining social structures within a culture.
  • Aging.
  • The expansion and access of rights through the concepts of justice and human rights.
  • Migration. International relations. Globalisation
  • Cultural heritage.

Humanities, science and technology

  • Man and his environment. The 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.
  • Science, technology and culture.
  • Transhumanism. Posthumanism
  • Minds and machines. Philosophy of the mind
  • Neurophilosophy.
  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Man and the media.
  • Science fiction.