CFP Deadline: July 1, “Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion,” USA

June 2, 2013 3:00 amtoJuly 1, 2013 3:00 am

The “Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School” will be held Oct 25-26, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The deadline is July 1, 2013 for paper proposals

This multi-day event will be comprised of thematic panels that cross religious traditions, academic disciplines, and intellectual and theological commitments. The conference aims at promoting interdisciplinary discussion of prevailing assumptions (both within and outside the academy) about the differentiation, organization, authorization, and reproduction of various modes of knowing and acting in relation to religion.

Paper proposals are invited by the deadline of July 1 that are representative of a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches and that explore religious practices especially in relation to identities, authorities, discourses, texts, and experiences. We welcome projects that utilize all sorts of theoretical tools, including discourse analysis, gender theory, race theory, disability theory, postcolonial theory, performance theory, and ritual theory. Papers may focus on a specific period, region, tradition, person or group, and/or on a set of practices, texts, doctrines, or beliefs. Projects that are primarily sociological, anthropological, theological, ethical, textual, historical, or philosophical are welcome, as are projects indebted to multiple disciplines.

This year’s conference will also feature two thematic modules. Several panels will be devoted to each of the following themes:
1) “Constructions of Autonomy in Early Modern and Modern Contexts”
2) “Ritual as a Category of Religious Experience”

Proposals are to be submitted to gradreligionconferenceAThds.harvard.edu by Monday, July 1, 2013. Please go to the website for further details on the Call for Papers and submission instructions:

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