Call for Papers

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Diversity, Interaction, Transformation: Interdisciplinary Conversations on the Impact of Religion in the Past and the Present 

The Religious Studies and Classics Graduate Student Association (RSGSA) is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference, Critical Inquiries into Classics and Religious Studies (CICRS), to be held from 9:00 to 17:00 on Monday, April 6th, 2020 in Hamelin Hall (MHN) 509.

We welcome submissions on the topic “diversity, interaction, transformation: interdisciplinary conversations on the impact of religion in the past and the present”, which tackle the topic of diversity across a wide range of subjects from history (antiquity to the modern age)and religion to anthropology, sociology, and law.  We are also eager to receive submissions that approach the conference's theme in creative and innovative ways, which we have not yet considered.


Graduate students within Classics, Religious Studies, and other related disciplines are invited to submit abstracts to Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Papers should be between 15-20 minutes in length, to leave time for discussion. Deadline: February 28th, 2020.


            The RSGSA is delighted to present Dr. Lori Beaman as this year’s keynote speaker. Full professor here at the University of Ottawa, she is also the Canada Research Chair in Religious Diversity and Social Change, the director of the Nonreligion in a Complex Future project, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She works, broadly speaking, on the intersection of religion and law, non-religion, and religious diversity in Canada.

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Please note: Papers may be presented in English or French.

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