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A Week Away

The 21st Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference @ Concordia University is just over a week away! For those presenting, we hope your papers are coming along nicely. To those attending, we look forward to seeing you there!

As always, this will be taking place on the 7th floor of the Hall building at the downtown campus. This year’s Keynote address will be Three Vignettes On Dialogue and Meaning by Michael Oppenheim.

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Call for papers EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 15TH

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CALL FOR PAPERS DUE DECEMBER 15th, 2014

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 15th, 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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L’association des étudiants et étudiantes des cycles supérieurs du département de religion de l’Université Concordia sollicite des propositions de communications, issues de toutes les disciplines des sciences humaines, philosophie, et des beaux-arts pour son 21e 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.

Le thème de cette année examine le mouvement et le développement du « savoir », et cherche à mettre en évidence la dynamique d’échange dans la création et la circulation savoir. Quel rôle occupent les pratiques discursives, les modes d’échange dialogique, et les «moyens de savoir» dans le développement spirituel et la pensée religieuse? Est-ce que ces pratiques sont «incarnées» et mise en relation avec les environnements spatiaux? Quel rôle ont joué les sens dans les constructions et les réceptions de savoirs, et / ou comment une analyse des paysages sensoriels peuvent contribuer à la compréhension scientifiques de la fabrication du savoir et de sa circulation? 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. 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 sociaux.

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.

SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION: Legislating Belief

Le 21e Colloque Annuel Interdisciplinaire met sur pied une section d’intérêt spécial dédié uniquement au débat entourant les projets de loi concernant la moralité et les croyances. Est-ce que la croyance peut être légiférée, et est-il éthique de le faire? Nous invitons les rédactions des domaines des Sciences Humaines, des Beaux-Arts et de la Philosophie pour former une section d’intérêt particulier qui traite des divers aspects de la morale, des lois et des croyances en ce qui concerne 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 $.

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 15 décembre 2014. Les conférenciers retenus seront contactés à la fin du mois de décembre 2014. 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

Call for Papers – Meaning in Motion

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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

Twenty Years a Success

Another year and another successful conference. This year was especially significant as we celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the AGIC, the 25 year anniversary of the JRC and the 55 year anniversary of the Department of Religion.  Many thanks to all our volunteers, presenters, and sponsors. We are especially grateful to the staff and faculty of the department of religion at Concordia University for their continued support! Without all of you this would not be possible. Here is to the next milestone!

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CHEERS! Until next year!