Presenters are sought for a panel on Religion and American Law for the upcoming American Studies Association Annual Meeting, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, October 20-23, 2011. Scholarship can focus on local, state, or federal law, past or present, including failed legislative attempts or repealed laws or overturned court cases. Sociological, religious studies, and legal perspectives welcome. Submissions are encouraged to address the conference theme “"Imagination, Reparation and Transformation." Scholarship on non-Christian religions encouraged. Potential topics include: major Supreme Court cases, fear of sharia law in America, religiously-justified crimes, covenant marriage, the First Amendment, religious expression in schools, the legislation of morality, and more. Potential presenters should send a 250 word abstract of their presentation, including a title; a one-page CV; and details about needed audio-visual support to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2011.
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