Proposal Deadline is July 1, 2013 for “Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School” (Oct 25-6, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA).
General Call: We invite all interested graduate students and early career scholars to submit proposals for projects that interrogate religious practices in their relationship to subjectivities, knowledges, authorities, discourses, texts, and experiences. We welcome papers on history, philosophy, theology, anthropology, and sociology of religion as well as papers on the relation between religion and politics, arts or the sciences.
Special Call: The conference will feature two thematic modules. Several panels will be devoted to each of the following themes:
1) “Constructions of Autonomy in Early Modern and Modern Contexts”
2) “Ritual as a Category of Religious Experience”
Conference Speakers will include:
Sherine Hamdy (Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Kutayba Alghanim Professor of Social Science at Brown University)
David C. Lamberth (Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Harvard Divinity School)
Michael James Puett (Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion and Professor of Chinese History at Harvard University)
This year’s conference will host two faculty-led discussion panels on career development:
"Academic Publishing Panel" will discuss preparing and publishing journal articles, turning a thesis into a book, and writing book proposals. The panel will include Professor Jon Levenson (Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies and Co-Editor of the Harvard Theological Review), Professor Anne Monius (Professor of South Asian Religions and Editor of the AAR/OUP Religion in Translation Series), and Laura Morris (Senior Editor of Religion and Classics at Cambridge University Press).
"Academic Jobs Panel" will discuss job market readiness, writing applications, and preparing for interviews and job talks. The panel will include Dr. Ann D. Braude (Senior Lecturer on American Religious History and Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program), Professor Stephanie Paulsell (Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies), and Professor Charles Stang (Associate Professor of Early Christian Thought).
Please see our website for a detailed Call for Papers & submission instructions: www.hds.harvard.edu/gradreligionconference.
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