Seventeenth Joint Postgraduate Theology and Religious Studies Conference
9-10 March 2012
University of Bristol
This conference seeks to bring together postgraduates and early-career academics working on the study of religions from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, creating a space for them to share their work and to further encourage research and collaboration in the University of Bristol (the host institution), and among members of other universities within the South West region and beyond.
Although we encourage applications that directly address the theme of the conference 'Spreading the Word', in all its possible interpretations, contributions are welcome from all disciplines and areas related to the study of religions: theology, history, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, literature, art, music, etc.
Presentations will be grouped in panels, each consisting of three 20-minute papers and chaired by lecturers from Bristol and other universities.
We are also accepting submissions for research posters. Displayed in the conference's common room, these will allow for even further communication of research. A prize will be awarded to the poster voted best by conference participants. Guidelines for the preparation of posters and a sample poster presentation can be found on the conference's webpage. Please note that an applicant may submit a paper as well as a poster presentation and that both may be accepted, on condition that they cover different topics.
Please send proposals for paper and poster presentations (maximum 300 words) in .RTF or .DOC format to email@example.com by 12 noon UTC, Friday 27 January 2012. Submissions must include the authors name, affiliation, status (for example, PhD student, MA student, etc), and email address. Please note that an applicant may submit a paper as well as a poster presentation and that both may be accepted, on condition that they cover two different areas of research (though they may be related to one another).
Registration for the conference will include refreshments and Saturday lunch. Early registration is free for members of partner institutions and £5 for participants from other institutions or unaffiliated. Please note that all registrations received after 12 noon, Friday 10 February 2012, will incur a £10 late registration fee.
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available to presenters of papers and/or posters. The assistance may be used towards covering travel or accommodation expenses, or the early registration fees for participants from non-partner institutions. Application details will be posted in December 2011 on the conference website.
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