The fifth conference on the history of the humanities will take place at Johns Hopkins, 5–7 October 2016. The fifth conference is the largest in the series: more than 120 papers have been accepted for presentation by speakers from about 20 different countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Topics of presentations include aspects of the history of art history, linguistics, architecture, poetics and literary studies, historiography, philology, criticism, philosophy, archeology, music, logic, as well as the relationship between the humanities and the social and natural sciences, and between the humanities in East and West. Panels address, among many other things, questions concerning democracy and the humanities and the way in which the humanities have changed the world. Keynote speakers are Karine Chemla, Anthony Grafton and Sarah Kay. For program details and registration, see www.historyofhumanities.org.