Journal News

HERA’s journal, Interdisciplinary Humanities, is seeking your submissions!

Dr. Edmund Cuerva has especially requested that HERA members consider writing a review on books posted on the HERA website; book reviews should emphasize ways these works could enhance interdisciplinary research as well as their possible classroom application. For more information about Interdisciplinary Humanities, please contact Lee Ann Westman ( or Stephen Husarik (


Spring 2017: Humanities & Religion
Guest Editor: Ann Horack – Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016

Summer 2017: Conference Issue – The Nature of Our Humanity
Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Fall 2017: Pedagogy in the Humanities
Guest Editor: Shawn Tucker
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Spring 2018: Organic Machines/Engineered Humans: (Re)Defining Humanity
Guest Editor: Doré Ripley

          From E.T.A Hoffmann’s Tales of Hoffmann and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep to Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot and M.T. Anderson’s Feed authors have been exploring the human/machine interface since automatons first excited our imagination.
Today, we stand on the threshold to the lab with the government contemplating microchipping all U.S. military personnel and office workers implanting themselves for convenience. A 2014 study conducted by Cisco System found that approximately one-quarter of white-collar professionals surveyed “would leap at the chance to get surgical brain implants that allowed them to instantly link their thoughts to the Internet”.
This edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities will consider topics focused on the arrival of the bio-engineered human/machine interface and what it means for the humanities. Disciplines of study include art, philosophy and religion, literature, music and dance, play, visual arts, architecture, performing mediums, as well as ethnic and women’s studies as we redefine identity and the diversity of our species through the dynamic interplay between humanity and the acceleration of technology.
Please send inquiries and submissions to: Doré Ripley at (


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