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 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 relvant to the study of religion are 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 interest in papers pertaining to the following subfields: 1) Religion, Ethics and Philosophy; 2) American Religious History; 3) Religions of Western Antiquity; 4) Relgions of Asia. Presentations should be about 15-20 minutes in length and will have a faculty response at the end of the panel. An award will be presented for the best paper.
Submission of an abstract (roughly 300 words) is required for review. Abstracts must be accompanied by a CV. Proposals should be sent to Lauren Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 2008 and final papers should be submitted by Jan. 15, 2009.
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