Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CFP: Crossroads and Borders: Negotiating Spaces, Identities and Cultures - Feb. 10, 2011

CFP: Crossroads and Borders: Negotiating Spaces, Identities and
Cultures - Feb. 10, 2011 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Submissions are welcomed for the Sixteenth Annual Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Conference To be held Thursday, February 10th, 2011, Concordia University Faculty Lounge, Hall Immeuble, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West

We invite papers from all areas of the humanities that will inspire, challenge, and stretch personal assumptions, academic categories, and pedagogical approaches. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to share and publicize research as well as to meet other like-minded researchers.

This year’s theme focuses on the idea of confluence and limitations, systems and principles of categorization and spaces, of how identities are created and reflected, and the interplay of traditions within cultures, asking how these concepts are found in religions, societies and civilizations. This theme invites and encourages discussion on ethics, philosophy, art, anthropology, politics, sociology, case studies, doctrine and practices and how crossroads and borders present themselves across time and places, and how they impact individuals and communities.

We hope that such a theme will inspire and challenge graduate students from all areas of the humanities, social sciences, and the fine arts. Participants are invited to relate these ideas to their personal topics of research from the most concrete to the most abstract, including but not limited to doctrine, ethics, art, psychology, case studies, social practices and values, etc. We invite submissions that offer a critical, in-depth analysis of the issues or questions that challenge religious, cultural and societal ideals.

Presentations in either French or English are invited. Proposals may be submitted via regular mail or e-mail. Proposals are to be no more than one page and must include a publication-ready, titled abstract of 150-200 words. The name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study of the presenter(s) must also be included. Any special requests or needs for audio-visual equipment must also be indicated. Proposals should be postmarked no later than December 3rd, 2010. All received submissions will be acknowledged, with notification of acceptance, by early January. Please note that all presentations have the possibility to be considered for publication in the Journal of Religion and Culture.

Send proposals and requests for information to:
Email :
Mail : Graduate Student Conference
Department of Religion, Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montréal (Québec)
H3G 1M8

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