Wednesday, January 10, 2007

American Academy of Religion Eastern International Region Call for Papers

For undergraduates too... read on:

Eastern International Region
Call for Papers
AAR Eastern International Regional Meeting
May 4-5, 2007
University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON, Canada

The Regional Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2007 Regional Meeting. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2007. Each proposal should consist of a one-page abstract (300 words max.) describing the nature of the paper or panel, a current CV for the participant(s), and a cover letter that includes full name, title, institution, phone number, fax number, e-mail, and mailing address. Please send this information as an e-mail attachment in MS Word format to

Proposals are welcome in all areas of religious and biblical studies. The Program Committee is particularly interested in panels and thematic sessions in the following areas:

Religion and International Affairs

Religion and Public Policy (especially bioethics, education, and health care)

Religious Diversity in North America

Religion and Popular Culture

The committee is also interested in panels combining activism or performative dimensions with scholarly inquiry.

The committee wants to encourage interdisciplinary panels that maintain religion as a central theme. Scholars from any region may apply to participate.

Only those proposals received by the deadline will be considered for inclusion in the program. Presentations are limited to 20 minutes, with time allowed for questions. If you require technological support for your presentation (such as Internet connection, or audio and projection equipment), you must request it with your proposal.

Student Paper Competition

Undergraduate and graduate students residing in the EIR region are invited to enter the student paper competitions. Please note that to be eligible for submission, the student must attend a university in the Eastern International Region. Furthermore, the paper must be accepted for reading in the conference to be eligible for the competition and must be presented at the conference by the student. The committee will give preference to work that is new at this conference. Two $100 awards are reserved for winning papers (although in some cases the committee can decide to award up to three). The awards will be formally presented at the business meeting on Saturday, May 5, during lunch, and all attendees who entered the competition are encouraged to attend the awards luncheon. To enter the competition, please send a letter of intent along with the essay being presented, a full CV of the author, and four copies of the essay. We ask that submissions to this contest not be submitted by e-mail, but through regular mail to Scott Kline at the following address:

Scott Kline
Department of Religious Studies
St. Jerome's University--University of Waterloo
290 Westmount RD N.
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G3

Note: All presenters at the Spring 2007 regional conference must have active membership in the AAR. All participants must preregister for the conference. Deadline for conference registration is April 1, 2007.

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