Graduate Humanities Conference

The Western Michigan University Center for the Humanities and the Graduate Student Association will invite submissions to the WMU Graduate Humanities Conference to be held in spring 2019. Look for a call for papers on this page in early 2019.


The Conference invites proposals from all graduate students at WMU. We will consider any submissions related to the humanities, but papers addressing the 2018-19 Center for Humanities theme of "Truth" are particularly welcome.


The conference is open to currently enrolled graduate students at WMU.

Download a printable version of the Call for Papers and Panels.


Proposal deadline: TBD

Submit completed papers by: TBD

The faculty serving as respondents will select two outstanding submissions to be awarded a cash prize and publication in the Hilltop Review. The first place prize will be $500* and the second place prize will be $300*. The prize-winning papers may be published in the Hilltop Review.

*Some WMU graduate students may not be eligible to receive monetary awards.

Presenters will be contacted by email to confirm receipt of the completed proposal as well as conference acceptance.

Submit a proposal