Hum/Animal: Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference Call for Papers

Duke Kunshan University is pleased to announce its second Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference from March 13-15, 2020. Distinguished keynote speakers will speak on the conference theme of hum/animal.

Students may present papers on all topics broadly within the humanities and interpretive social sciences; they need not relate to the conference theme.

Panels will be formed around themes based on the applications.

Students will gain valuable experience in making academic presentations, feedback on their ideas, and have the chance to interact with faculty from Duke Kunshan University, as well as distinguished visiting speakers.

Successful applicants outside of Duke Kunshan University will receive two nights’ shared hotel accommodation plus roundtrip economy transportation  from their home university in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.

Five prizes of 1000RMB will be offered to the most outstanding papers.


By January 31: Submit your application online. Applications must be written in English, and will require a paper title and an abstract (max 300 words)

February 14: Decisions announced.

By March 6: Submit your paper for consideration for a prize. Send the paper directly to the conference administrator, Ms. Chi ZHANG <>