Call for Papers

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Meaning in Motion: Knowledge, Dialogue, and Discourse

CALL FOR PAPERS – DUE DECEMBER 5th, 2014

Submissions are welcomed for the 21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

To be held March 5th, 2015, Concordia University

Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

We invite papers from graduate students from all areas of the humanities, social sciences and fine arts that will inspire, challenge, and stretch personal assumptions, academic categories, and pedagogical approaches, including but not limited to historicity, ethics, doctrine, art, psychology, case studies, social practices and values, etc. 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 will consider ‘meaning in motion’, and will seek to highlight the dynamics of exchange in the creation and circulation of meaning(s). What role have discursive practices, modes of dialogic exchange, and ‘ways of knowing’ played in the development of spiritual and ‘religious’ thought? How are these practices ’embodied’ and brought into relationship with spacial environments? What role have the senses played in constructions and receptions of meanings, and/or how can an analysis of sensory landscapes contribute to scholarly understandings of meaning making and circulation?  This theme invites and encourages discussion on religion, history, ethics, philosophy, art, anthropology, politics, sociology, case studies, doctrine and practices. We invite submissions that offer a critical, in-depth analysis of the issues or questions that challenge cultural, religious, historical and societal ideals.

SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION: Legislating Belief

The 21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is putting together a Special Interest Section dedicated solely to the debate surrounding the legislation of morality and belief. Can belief be legislated, and is it ethical to do so? We invite papers from areas of the humanities, art and social sciences to form a special interest section that discusses the various aspects of law, morality, and belief as they relate to cultures, societies, and religion.

All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to enter a peer-reviewed essay contest, with a first place prize of 100$, and a second place prize of 50$. Please see the website for more details.

Presentations in either French or English are encouraged. Abstracts must include a publication-ready, titled abstract of 200-300 words. The name, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study of the presenter(s) must also be included, along with any special needs. Proposals are to be submitted no later than December 5th, 2014. All received submissions will be acknowledged, with notification of acceptance, by mid December. Please note that authors will have the option of submitting their papers for online publication as part of the Journal of Religion and Culture‘s Conference Proceedings series, a non-peer reviewed division of the academic journal produced by the graduate students of Concordia University. Send proposals and requests for information to:

Email : agic.concordia@gmail.com

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Check back here for next year’s Call for Papers in Fall 2014!

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In/Tangibility:

The Mystical, The Material and the Messy In-Between

CALL   FOR   PAPERS

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting abstracts.

 

Submissions are welcomed for the

20th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

To be held March 6th, 2014, Concordia University

Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

We invite papers from graduate students from all areas of the humanities, social sciences and fine arts that will inspire, challenge, and stretch personal assumptions, academic categories, and pedagogical approaches, including but not limited to historicity, ethics, doctrine, art, psychology, case studies, social practices and values, etc. 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 how materiality, or the lack thereof, shapes and influences culture; the development and impact of spiritual and mystical thought, and the importance of engaging the senses within a tradition, asking how these concepts are found in religions, societies and civilizations. This theme invites and encourages discussion on religion, history, ethics, philosophy, art, anthropology, politics, sociology, case studies, doctrine and practices and how the tangible and intangible is present across time and places, and how they impact individuals and communities. We invite submissions that offer a critical, in-depth analysis of the issues or questions that challenge cultural, religious, historical and societal ideals.

All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to enter a peer-reviewed essay contest, with a first place prize of 100$, and a second place prize of 50$. Please see the website for more details.

Presentations in either French or English are encouraged. Abstracts must include a publication-ready, titled abstract of 200-300 words. The name, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study of the presenter(s) must also be included, along with any special needs. Proposals are to be submitted no later than December 5th, 2013. All received submissions will be acknowledged, with notification of acceptance, by mid December. Please note that authors will have the option of submitting their papers for online publication as part of the Journal of Religion and Culture‘s Conference Proceedings series, a non-peer reviewed division of the academic journal produced by the graduate students of Concordia University. Send proposals and requests for information to:

Email : agic.concordia@gmail.com

Website: https://agicconcordia.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annual-Graduate-Interdisciplinary-Conference-AGIC/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AgicConcordia

 

In/Tangibility:

The Mystical, The Material and the Messy In-Between

20e colloque annuel interdisciplinaire des étudiants et étudiantes

des cycles supérieurs du Département de religion

le jeudi 6 mars 2014,

Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. O, Montreal.

Nous invitons les rédactions des étudiants/tes des cycles supérieurs de tous les domaines des Humanités, Sciences Humaines, et des Beaux-arts qui inspireront, défieront et étireront les suppositions personnelles, catégories universitaires, et les approches pédagogiques, y compris mais non limité à l’historicité, l’éthique, la doctrine, l’art, la psychologie, les études de cas, les pratiques et valeurs sociales, etc. Cette conférence offre une excellente occasion de partager et de diffuser la recherche ainsi que de rencontrer d’autres universitaires et chercheurs aux vues similaires.

Le thème de cette année se concentre largement sur la façon dont la matérialité ou l’absence   forme et influence la culture, le développement et l’impact de la pensée spirituelle et mystique, et l’importance d’engager les sens dans une tradition, se demandant comment ces concepts se retrouvent dans les religions, les sociétés et les civilisations. Ce thème invite et encourage la discussion sur la religion, l’histoire, l’éthique, la philosophie, l’art, l’anthropologie, la politique, la sociologie, les études de cas, la doctrine et les pratiques et la façon dont le matériel et immatériel est présent à travers le temps et les lieux, et comment les individus et les communautés en son impacter. Nous invitons les soumissions qui offrent une analyse critique et approfondie des problèmes ou des interrogations qui remettent en question les idéaux culturels, religieux, historique et social.

Tous les conférenciers/ères acceptés auront l’occasion de participer à un concours de dissertation avec un premier prix de 100 $ et un deuxième prix de 50 $.

Les propositions et les rédactions peuvent être en français ou en anglais. Vous êtes prié(e) de nous faire parvenir, par courriel, le titre de votre rédactions, de même qu’un résumé de 150 à 200 mots de celle-ci aux fins de publication. Chaque proposition doit aussi contenir les renseignements suivant : nom, adresse, numéros de téléphone, adresse électronique, l’institution à laquelle l’auteur est affilié, le niveau d’étude et matériel audiovisuel nécessaire à la présentation.

Vous devez nous faire parvenir vos propositions avant le 5 décembre 2013. Les conférenciers retenus seront contactés a la fin du mois de décembre 2013. Toutes les rédactions pourront ultérieurement être publiées dans le Journal of Religion and Culture.

Veuillez adresser les propositions, ainsi toute demande de renseignements, aux adresses suivantes :

Courriel : agic.concordia@gmail.com

Site Web : https://agicconcordia.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annual-Graduate-Interdisciplinary-Conference-AGIC/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AgicConcordia

SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION:

Oh, the Humanities!:

Past, Present, and Future Trends in the Discipline

DUE DECEMBER 5th, 2013

In celebration of the Department of Religion’s 55th anniversary, the Journal of Religion and Culture 25th anniversary and the Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference 20th anniversary, we invite papers that explore the trends within the scholarship of humanities and social sciences. How did the disciplines change? How were they perceived throughout time? How did the scholarship contest and change society? What were their influences on culture, and how influential were the academics in mainstream society? What challenges do humanities and social science studies face today? And finally, what are exciting new ideas, methodologies, and innovations?

The 20th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is putting together a Special Interest Section dedicated solely to the concept of how the humanities and social sciences have changed, the trends of scholarship and the disciplines’ influence in society. We invite papers from areas of the humanities, art, and social sciences to form a special interest section that discusses the various aspects of their birth, growth, and continued development within cultures, societies, and religion.

All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to enter a peer-reviewed essay contest, with a first place prize of 100$, and a second place prize of 50$.

SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION:

Oh, the Humanities!: Past and Present Trends in the Discipline

 5 décembre 2013

Pour célébrer le 55e anniversaire du Département de Religion, le 25e anniversaire du “Journal of Religion and Culture” et le 20e anniversaire du “Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference”, nous invitons les rédactions qui explorent les tendances au sein de la scolarité des Humanités. Comment la discipline a-t-elle changé? Comment ont été perçu les Humanités à travers le temps? De quel manière la discipline a-t-elle contesté  et transformé les sociétés? Quelles ont été ses influences sur la culture? Quels sont les défis envisagés par les Humanités aujourd’hui?

La 20e “Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference” met sur pied une section d’intérêt particulier dédié uniquement au concept de la façon dont les Humanités ont changé, ses tendances et l’influence de la discipline au sein des sociétés. Nous invitons les rédactions des domaines des Humanités, de l’Art et des Sciences Humaines pour former une section d’intérêt particulier qui traite des divers aspects de l’ordre et du chaos, ainsi que son implication dans les cultures, les sociétés et la religion.

Tous les conférenciers/ères acceptés auront l’occasion de participer à un concours de dissertation avec un premier prix de 100 $ et un deuxième prix de 50 $

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Brave New World: Traditions and Transitions

CALL   FOR   PAPERS

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting abstracts.

Submissions are welcomed for the

18th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

To be held Thursday, February 14th, 2013, Concordia University

Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

We invite papers from graduate students from all areas of the humanities, social sciences and fine arts that will inspire, challenge, and stretch personal assumptions, academic categories, and pedagogical approaches, including but not limited to historicity, ethics, doctrine, art, psychology, case studies, social practices and values, etc. 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 how identities, boundaries and traditions within cultures change and shift; the transition between the old and the new, and how customs, ethos, social norms and philosophies are defined throughout history, 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 traditions and transitions present across time and places, and how they impact individuals and communities. We invite submissions that offer a critical, in-depth analysis of the issues or questions that challenge cultural, religious, historical and societal ideals.

Please note: AGIC is putting together a Special Interest Section, Order and Chaos: The More Things Change… Please see attached call for more details.

Presentations in either French or English are encouraged. Abstracts must include a publication-ready, titled abstract of 200-300 words. The name, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study of the presenter(s) must also be included, along with any special needs. Proposals are to be submitted no later than December 5th, 2012. All received submissions will be acknowledged, with notification of acceptance, by mid December. Please note that authors will have the option of submitting their papers for online publication as part of the Journal of Religion and Culture‘s Conference Proceedings series, a non-peer reviewed division of the academic journal produced by the graduate students of Concordia University. Send proposals and requests for information to:

Email : agic.concordia@gmail.com

Website: https://agicconcordia.wordpress.com/

Essay Contest!!

What’s even better than an incredible conference? A chance to win an essay contest, that’s what! Each accepted presenter will be invited to submit their 15-20 paged papers in entirety to the First Annual Graduate Essay Contest. The executive AGIC committee reads all submissions and chose the first place and runner-up winners, to be announced at the keynote address on February 14th, 2013. Winners will receive a prize of 100$ (50$ for second place), have their papers prominently published in the companion non-peer reviewed Conference Edition, edited by the Journal of Religion and Culture, plus bragging rights.

Please note that you MUST have your abstracts accepted before you submit your essay for consideration. You will be notified of the status of your abstract in mid-December. 

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Brave New World: Traditions and Transitions

18e colloque annuel interdisciplinaire des étudiants et étudiantes

des cycles supérieurs du Département de religion

le jeudi 14 février 2013,

Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. O, Montreal.

L’association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs du département de religion de l’Université Concordia sollicite des propositions de communications, issues de toutes les disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales, pour son 18e colloque interdisciplinaire annuel. Ce colloque est une excellente occasion de partager vos travaux avec d’autres chercheurs et toutes les propositions pouvant remettre en question nos catégories académiques sont les bienvenues.

Cette année nous nous engangeons la notion du changement: de la façon que l’identité changent, 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 définis par l’histoire; et la relation entre la temporalité et l’éternité, en explorant sous quelles formes se retrouvent ces concepts à des endroits et moments différents dans le temps et leurs impacts sur les individus et les communautés.

Nous sollicitons des propositions qui mettent de l’avant 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.

Les propositions et les communications peuvent être en français ou en anglais. Vous êtes prié(e) de nous faire parvenir, par courriel, le titre de votre communication, de même qu’un résumé de 150 à 200 mots de celle-ci aux fins de publication. Chaque proposition doit aussi contenir les renseignements suivant : nom, adresse, numéros de téléphone, adresse électronique, l’institution à laquelle l’auteur est affilié, le niveau d’étude et matériel audiovisuel nécessaire à la présentation.

Vous devez nous faire parvenir vos propositions avant le 5 décembre 2012, le cachet de la Poste en faisant foi. Les conférenciers retenus seront contactés le fin de décembre 2012. Toutes les communications pourront ultérieurement être publiées dans le Journal of Religion and Culture.

Veuillez adresser les propositions, ainsi toute demande de renseignements, aux adresses suivantes :

Courriel : agic.concordia@gmail.com
Site Web : https://agicconcordia.wordpress.com/


SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION:

ORDER AND CHAOS: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE…

Submissions are welcomed for the

18th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

To be held Thursday, February 14th, 2013, Concordia University

Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal

From time immemorial, the struggle to define order and chaos has left its indelible mark on the human psyche: can true change ever occur or is it all really just the same? The dichotomy is virtually universal and presents itself in art, myth, literature, philosophy and religious beliefs. The idea of change as a means to maintain order or as a proponent of chaos is one that affects us all and is more of a prevalent theme than ever. The 18th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference is putting together a Special Interest Section dedicated solely to the concept of how things change as seen throughout history and cultures within the larger context of traditions and transition. We invite papers from areas of the humanities, art and social sciences to form a special interest section that discusses the various aspects of order and chaos and its implication within cultures, societies and religion.

Presentations in either French or English are encouraged. Proposals may be submitted by 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, 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 submitted no later than December 5th, 2012. All received submissions will be acknowledged, with notification of acceptance, by mid December. Please note that authors will have the option of submitting their papers for online publication as part of the Journal of Religion and Culture‘s Conference Proceedings series, a non-peer reviewed division of the academic journal produced by the graduate students of Concordia University. Send proposals and requests for information to:

Email : agic.concordia@gmail.com

Website: https://agicconcordia.wordpress.com/


SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION:

ORDER AND CHAOS: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE…

Appel de propositions pour un colloque spécial

dans le cadre du 18e colloque annuel interdisciplinaire des étudiants et étudiantes des cycles supérieurs du Département de religion

le jeudi 14 février 2013, Université Concordia

Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H 765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal

Depuis des temps immémoriaux, les difficultés à determiner l’ordre et le chaos a laissé des signes indélébiles sur le psychisme humain: peut un vrais changement se produire ou bien est-il réellement le meme? La dichotomie est pratiquement universelle et se présente en art, mythe, literature, philosophie et en croyances religieuses. L’idée de changement comme moyen pour garder l’ordre ou comme un partisan de chaous est plus que jamais un thème répandu. Le 18e colloque annuel interdisciplinaire invite les contributions de toutes les disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales, de même que des arts, à participer à ce colloque spécial qui explorera les notion de fin d’ordre et de chaos dans différents contextes sociaux, culturels et historiques.

Les propositions et les communications peuvent être en français ou en anglais. Vous êtes prié de nous faire parvenir, par courriel, le titre de votre communication, de même qu’un résumé de 150 à 200 mots de celle-ci aux fins de publications. Chaque proposition doit aussi contenir les renseignements suivant : nom, adresse, numéros de téléphone, adresse électronique, l’institution à laquelle l’auteur est affilié, le niveau d’étude et matériel audiovisuel nécessaire à la présentation. Vous devez nous faire parvenir vos propositions avant le 5 décembre 2012, le cachet de la Poste en faisant foi. Les conférenciers retenus seront contactés au début du mois de janvier 2012. Toutes les communications pourront ultérieurement être publiées dans le Journal of Religion and Culture.

Veuillez adresser les propositions, ainsi toute demande de renseignement, aux adresses suivantes :

Courriel : agic.concordia@gmail.com

Site Web: https://agicconcordia.wordpress.com/

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