Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities Conference

26-27 April 2024

The David G. Pollart Center for Arts and Humanities (DGPCAH) invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit proposals for its first Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Connecting Communities.” For the 2023-2024 academic year, the DGPCAH will embrace the values and responsibilities of WSU’s land-grant mission and explore the myriad ways the arts and humanities contribute to sustaining communities, cultures, and traditions. We will explore notions of sustainability beyond direct environmental impacts by considering how we can examine our shared values through the multiple lenses of creative and humanistic inquiry. To that end, proposals supporting cross- and interdisciplinary research in the arts and humanities and/or illustrating a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and community engagement are especially encouraged. Proposal categories may come from the following categories to encompass the many kinds of work being done in the arts and humanities: 

  • Paper presentations (individual)
    [15 minutes for each presentation]
  • Paper presentations (panel 3-4 people)
    [15 minutes for each presentation]
  • Roundtables (6-8 people)
    [5-8 minutes for each presentation]
  • Poster sessions 
  • Art installations (digital art, painting, photography, etc.) 
  • Storytelling
    [15 mins for each presentation]
  • Digital/Media projects (digital projects, film, animation, documentaries, etc.)
    [Up to 10 minutes for each piece & 5 minutes of description: total presentation 15 mins max.]
  • Musical composition and performance
    [8-10 minutes max. for each performance]
  • Creative writing (any genre is welcome)
    [8-10 minutes max. for each performance]
  • Performances (dance, drama, etc.)
    [8-10 minutes max. for each performance; for plays, 15 mins max.]
  • Pedagogical projects
    [15 mins for each presentation]
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
    [15 mins for each presentation]
  • Community-engaged activism/work
    [15 mins for each presentation]
  • Workshops
    [45 minutes]

Please submit an abstract (200-250 words) on any of the above mentioned categories by Friday, March 8, 2024 using the following submission link. If you have any questions, email