We invite papers from graduate students from all areas of the humanities, social sciences and fine arts that will inspire, challenge, and stretch personal assumptions, academic categories, and pedagogical approaches, including but not limited to historicity, ethics, doctrine, art, psychology, case studies, social practices and values, etc. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to share and publicize research as well as to meet other like-minded up-and-coming academics and researchers.
This year’s theme focuses broadly on how identities, boundaries and traditions within cultures change and shift; the transition between the old and the new, and how customs, ethos, social norms and philosophies are defined throughout history, asking how these concepts are found in religions, societies and civilizations. This theme invites and encourages discussion on history, ethics, philosophy, art, anthropology, politics, sociology, case studies, doctrine and practices and how traditions and transitions present across time and places, and how they impact individuals and communities. We invite submissions that offer a critical, in-depth analysis of the issues or questions that challenge cultural, religious, historical and societal ideals.
New this year, all accepted presenters will have the opportunity to enter a peer-reviewed essay contest, with a first place prize of 100$, and a second place prize of 50$. Please see the website for more details.
Presentations in either French or English are encouraged. Abstracts must include a publication-ready, titled abstract of 200-300 words. The name, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study of the presenter(s) must also be included, along with any special needs. Proposals are to be submitted no later than December 5th, 2012. All received submissions will be acknowledged, with notification of acceptance, by mid December. Please note that authors will have the option of submitting their papers for online publication as part of the Journal of Religion and Culture's Conference Proceedings series, a non-peer reviewed division of the academic journal produced by the graduate students of Concordia University. Send proposals and requests for information to:
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