The Department of Religion at Florida State University is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual Graduate Student Symposium, to be held February 29 to March 2, 2008. Graduate students nationwide are invited to submit proposals that engage this year’s theme, “Religion, Community, and Conflict.” Topics may include, but are not limited, to: sectarianism, religion and identity, interfaith relations, pluralism/exclusivism, and (in)tolerance. Other papers relevant to the study of religion are also welcome under an open call.
Submissions are encouraged from all graduate students in religion or other fields with interdisciplinary interest in the study of religion. We welcome a variety of approaches, with particular interests in papers pertaining to the following subfields: 1) Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy; 2) American Religious History; 3) Religions of Asia; 4) Religions of Western Antiquity. Presentations should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length and will have faculty responses at the conclusion of the panel. An award will be given for the best paper.
Submission of an abstract (roughly 300 words) is required for review. Abstracts must be accompanied by a CV or submission form, which can be found at http://www.fsu.edu/~religion/conference/2008call.htm.
Proposals should be sent by e-mail to Brooke Sherrard and Barton Price at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The deadline for proposal submission is December 1, 2007. Final papers should be submitted by February 1, 2008.
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