Category: Conference News

  • Reflections on 2019 AAR-SW from Past President Dr. Rebecca Huskey

    Past President: Rebecca HuskeyOklahoma Universityrhuskey@ou.edu I am especially grateful for the 2019 SWAAR plenary speaker’s talk.  Alejandro Chaoul told the audience about his studies of the benefits of meditation and yoga for patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the talk was a rare combination of academic research with practical advice for […]

  • SWCRS 2019 Annual Meeting: Wellness for Women Luncheon

    This luncheon seeks to address challenges that women doing scholarly work face, fostering kindness, connection, and positive steps toward health. It will feature a short talk, “Compassion Fatigue, Self-Care and Sacrifice in Academia” by Prof. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, SMU Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology followed by structured table discussion. A willingness to share issues and wisdom from…

  • CFP: Motherhood and Mothering across Religious Traditions: A Comparative Roundtable – Comparative Studies in Religion unit, American Academy of Religion’s Annual Meeting 2019, San Diego

    This roundtable welcomes short papers (5-7 minutes) that examine the intersection between motherhood and religion, and more specifically, that take into account Adrienne Rich’s distinction between motherhood as a patriarchal institution and mothering as women’s experience and methodological issues. While mothers, motherhood and mothering are only marginally addressed in Religious Studies, and the significance of religion…

  • Conference Announcement: Orality and Literacy (UT Austin)

    The Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin invites all classicists, historians, religious studies and biblical scholars, and scholars with an interest in oral cultures to participate in the Thirteenth Conference on Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, to take place in Austin (TX) from Wednesday 27 March 2019 to Sunday…

  • CFP: The Bahá’í Faith and Genocide

    CFP: The Bahá’í Faith and Genocide November 23-26, 2019 AAR/SLB Annual Meeting, San Diego For a session co-sponsored between the Bahá’í Studies Unit and the Religion, Holocaust and Genocide Unit of the American Academy of Religion, papers are invited on a range of topics related to the persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran. Does 40…

  • CFP: Bridging Faith and Feminism: The Role That Religion Can Play in Advancing Gender Equality

    CFP: Bridging Faith and Feminism: The Role That Religion Can Play in Advancing Gender Equality November 23-26, 2019 AAR/SLB Annual Meeting, San Diego Papers are invited for a session sponsored by the Baha’i Studies Unit and supported by the Women’s Caucus of the American Academy of Religion. When one considers the depth and scale of…

  • CFP: PLAY Conference in the Humanities (Lubbock, TX)

    “PLAY” Conference Texas Tech University April 13, 2019 The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas) is happy to announce a call for papers for our second Annual Conference in the Humanities, to be held in Lubbock on April 13, 2019.  The conference topic each year aligns with the Center’s annual theme, which for 2018-2019…

  • CFP: “Resistance in Retrospect” (Texas A&M)

    The History Graduate Student Organization at Texas A&M University is proud to announce our 2019 graduate and undergraduate history student conference. The conference will take place on April 12-13, 2019. The theme for this year’s conference is “Resistance in Retrospect.” Our central focus is to create a scholarly discussion on resistance in its various forms such…

  • CFP: Central Texas Colloquium on Religion (Austin, TX)

    Central Texas Colloquium on Religion Call For Papers The Central Texas Colloquium on Religion (CTCR) is pleased to invite graduate and advanced undergraduate students to present original research at the CTCR research conference on February 23, 2019 at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. CTCR invites papers engaging any aspect or subfield in…

  • CFP: Holocaust and the Churches (Dallas, TX)

    The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas invites you to join fellow scholars March 2-4, 2019 as we continue the important legacy established by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke nearly fifty years ago. This conference offers the opportunity to address the historical significance of the Holocaust through…

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