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Call for Papers: H-Net Teaching Conference Via Zoom, Week of Aug. 21-25

H-Net 2023 Teaching Conference

Critical Conversations: Teaching and Creating Community in Difficult Times

Proposals Due: May 27, 2023

Conference Date: Aug. 21-25, 2023

Location: Virtual on Zoom


H-Net’s theme for this year’s conference, “Critical Conversations: Teaching and Creating Community in Difficult Times,” will resonate with teachers at all levels of the educational system and especially those in the humanities and social sciences. In an era when educators are under assault for teaching Critical Race Theory, implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, and subjected to various external forces regarding curriculum development, book bans, and course redesigns, this conference will be a gathering to navigate these challenges and discuss solutions and strategies in the face of threats to academic freedom.


H-NET welcomes individual, panel, and roundtable proposals on any and all aspects of teaching, including the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), theories and methodologies, remote and hybrid learning, content and delivery, as well as combining research interests into the classroom for first-year students and non-majors. They also encourage those with unique classroom experiences or teaching methodologies to submit proposals for workshops to present their approach to teaching or discuss topics of note.


The conference will be held in a virtual format spread over the evenings (US central time zone) during the week of August 21. Presenters will be invited to opt-in to have their sessions recorded for future reference via the H-Net Commons. Selected presenters will be invited to publish their work in the H-Net Conference Proceedings publication.


All proposals should include a title, CVs, email addresses for all presenters, and abstracts of no more than 200 words. No pre-recorded sessions will be accepted. Submissions are encouraged to focus on any of the following themes:

  • Challenges and strategies for teaching humanities and social sciences at all levels;
  • Navigating the teaching, or the politics of, topics related to our contemporary environment, such as DEI, CRT, BIPOC, religious and ethnic themes, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+.
  • Recommendations for specific strategies for success despite contemporary challenges.


Email submissions to by Saturday, May 27, 2023.


In the spirit of H-Net’s Open Source beliefs, the conference will be free and open to all.


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