AAR International Meeting
Auckland, New Zealand
July 6-10, 2008
Hosted in conjunction with the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature
Call for Papers Deadline: January 15, 2008.
Proposals must be submitted via e-mail or by e-mail attachment to the unit chair(s) indicated. E-mail submission guidelines can be found at http://www.aarweb.org/Meetings/Annual_Meeting/Current_Meeting/Call_for_Papers/.
AAR will subsidize the meeting registration fee (US$125) for members accepted to the AAR International Meeting program. Please visit SBL’s web site for more information about the meeting location and accommodations in Auckland.
Theology and Religious Reflection Section
The Theology and Religious Reflection Section invites proposals for the 2008 AAR International Meeting on the following themes: 1) globalization, empire, and theology; 2) feminist theologies in the Asian Pacific region; 3) indigenous peoples' movement and religious reflection; and 4) theology and love. The section also welcomes paper and panel proposals which address the intersections of theological and religious reflection with philosophical and political issues, and with questions of literary, cultural, and critical theory. Please send proposals to Kwok Pui-lan at Kwok.Puilan@verizon.net and Joerg Rieger at JRieger@smu.edu.
Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group
We seek papers that analyze emerging religious conflicts in countries east of Karachi to the Pacific Rim; how ancient religious traditions have been adopted and employed by governments; or, efforts at mediating religious conflict. We are especially interested in how religions influence the status of females and minorities in the above countries. We invite a panel on the Maori or other indigenous religions in New Zealand or the interaction of European religions with indigenous religions. Send proposals to Marla J. Selvidge, Selvidge@ucmo.edu.
Western Esotericism Group
We are seeking proposals addressing the topic “Why Esotericism? The Importance of a Newly Emerging Field.” The study of Western Esotericism has developed rapidly over the past decade. It now has significant institutional support and two journals dedicated to research, Esoterica and Aries. The field, however, has yet to enter into the academic mainstream. It is the purpose of this panel to contribute to a broader appreciation of the scope and importance of Western Esotericism as a force in western history and religion. We invite papers dealing with the ways in which the study of Esotericism has challenged mainstream historiography both in terms of methodology and by providing a more nuanced picture of major developments in western history as well as an understanding of the complex strands of esoteric thought in the work of key historical figures. Proposals should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Allison Coudert, email@example.com.
Religion and Migration Consultation
This consultation seeks to create a forum in which scholars exploring religion and migration engage in conversation across boundaries of methodology, religious tradition, and region. Whether refugee or immigrant by choice, international migration results in displacement of people and their religious lives. The religion and migration consultation welcomes papers examining this phenomenon with particular emphasis on narratives and/or theories that represent and provide deeper understanding of the widespread uprooting of people around the world. Send proposals or questions to Jennifer B. Saunders, Department of Religion, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023, USA; W: +1-740-587-5619; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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