The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its eighth annual Graduate Student Symposium, to be held Feb. 20-22, 2009. Graduate students nationwide are invited to submit proposals that engage this year's theme, "Identity, Boundaries, and Movement in Religion". Topics may include but are not limited to:mirroring, pilgrimage, polemics, migration of ideas and peoples, and inter-religious dialogue. 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 particualr 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 15-20 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. Propsals should be sent to Lauren Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tye deadline for submissions is Dec.1, 2008, and final papers should be submitted by Jan. 15, 2009.
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