Conference 2012

The Once and Future World: Making and Breaking History

17th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held Thursday, March 1, 2012, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

Admission is free and open to the public.

conference programme-2012

Dr. Lorenzo DiTommaso, Keynote Address: 4:45 – 6:00 pm, Room H-763

Lorenzo DiTommaso was educated at Brigham Young, McMaster, and Yale, and holds degrees in Ancient History and Religious Studies. He joined Concordia in 2004 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology. In 2009 he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, and transferred to the Department of Religion.

Dr. DiTommaso specialises in the study of global apocalypticism — ancient, mediaeval, modern and contemporary — with a strong overlapping interest in apocryphal literature. He has authored or edited five books, and written over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and other minor works. His research has been supported by multiple fellowships and grants. His next book, The Architecture of Apocalypticism, the first volume of a projected trilogy, is scheduled to be published later this year by Oxford
University Press.

The deadline for submissions has now passed. Thank you all for your submissions.

The Once and Future World: Making and Breaking History

17th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held Thursday, March 1, 2012, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

We showcase papers from graduate students 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 up-and-coming academics and researchers.

This year’s theme focuses broadly on the idea of time: how identities, boundaries and traditions within cultures change and shift, the interplay of the static and fluid; how customs, ethos, social norms and philosophies are defined throughout history; and the relationship between eternity and temporality, 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 the making and breaking of history presents 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 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 historicity, ethics, doctrine, 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 cultural, religious and societal ideals.

In addition, we have a SPECIAL INTEREST PANEL: The AGIC Special Interest Panel is dedicated solely to the concept of the end of times as seen throughout history and cultures within the larger context of making and breaking history. We invite papers from areas of the humanities, art and social sciences to form a special interest section that discusses the various aspects of the apocalypse and its implication within cultures, societies and religion.

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The Once and Future Worlds: Making and Breaking History

17e colloque annuel interdisciplinaire des étudiants et étudiantes
des cycles supérieurs du Département de religion
Jeudi, 1 mars 2012,
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

L’association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs du département de religion de l’Université Concordia met en evidence des propositions de communications, issues de toutes les disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales, pour son 17e colloque interdisciplinaire annuel. Ce colloque est une excellente occasion de partager vos travaux avec d’autres chercheurs et toutes les propositions pouvant remettre en questions nos catégories académiques sont les bienvenues.

Cette année, nous proposons d’étudier la notion de temps : de quelle façon changent l’identité, les frontières et les traditions dans les cultures à différents moments de l’histoire; comment les coutumes, l’éthos, les normes sociales et les philosophies sont affectés et définies par l’histoire; et la relation entre temporalité et éternité, en explorant sous quelles formes se retrouvent ces concepts à différents endroits et moments dans le temps, et leurs impacts sur les individus et les communautés.

Nous souhaitons démontrez une analyse critique et approfondie de problématiques mettant en question les idéaux religieux, culturels et sociaux, et la façon dont ils s’incarnent (ou non) en réalité. Les participants sont invités à appliquer ce thème à leur propre sujet de recherche, du plus concret au plus abstrait, par exemple l’éthique, la théologie, les arts, la psychologie, les études de cas, les pratiques sociales et les valeurs, etc.

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Other Conferences of Interest to Graduate Students

Please note, these conferences are not in any way associated with the AGIC. We encourage all students to check the links provided for all up to date information.

The Department of English, Concordia University:

10th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium
March 2 & 3, 2012

Enunciating the End: the apocalypse, textual futures, and what comes next