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The primary goal this conference is to expand cross-disciplinary dialogue regarding viable constructs, methodology, and key research questions among clinical and basic scientists to advance research on the interface between meditation/contemplative practices and spirituality.
The secondary goal of this conference is to increase awareness and utilization of contemplative practices among health care providers, clergy, congregations, and the general public. These issues will be considered across different contemplative practices, including those from Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian traditions.
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Call for Papers:
Due Date - September 3, 2007
Papers should be 10-15 pages in length.
Submission is limited to graduate students.
Any engagement with James’s work is appropriate.
E-mail submissions to Skorburg@gmail.com.
Registration is free.
E-mail Skorburg@gmail.com to register.
Include institutional affiliation and e-mail address where you may be reached.
July 13-17, 2008
Deadline for Abstracts: December 15, 2007
December 3-4, 2007
University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Call for Papers
Paper presentations and proposals for panel discussions are invited in any subject area
connected with Buddhist studies. Deadline: September 7, 2007.
The AABS is able to offer up to 4 post graduate sponsorships of $500 each to assist interstate or NZ based post graduate students with travel and accommodation expenses. Sponsorship will be awarded
competitively based upon submission of draft paper.
Call for Papers:
Rigorous proposals in any area of the academic study of religion are welcome, but this year they are especially interested in proposals that address the theme,
Paradox as a Driving Force in the Religious Impulse. In this vein, papers might address one of many classic religious issues such as theodicy, free will and divine authority, fatalism and hope, repeated final comings, petitionary prayer, time and timelessness, apocalyptic irony, holy warfare, love and law, unconditional covenant, prophetic irreverence, explanation by indirection, exclusive inclusivity, multiplicity and simplicity, flexible canons, and other ways in which religion embodies and draws energy from apparently conflicting aims and ideologies.
The 2007 Baltimore conference included sessions on the Academic Study of Religion, African Religions, African-American Religion, Comparative and Historical Studies in Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and the Arts, Religion and Psychology, Religion and Spirituality, Religion in America, Religions of Asia, Religious Ethics, Religion and Social Science, Study of Islam, Study of Judaism, Theology, and Women and Religion. You are also welcome and encouraged to propose new sessions, panel sessions, or paper sessions.
Please send proposals by email attachment to Dr. Natalie Houghtby-Haddon at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1, 2007. You may submit no more than two proposals to the Program Committee. Since they review proposals as they arrive it is advantageous to send proposals as soon as possible.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Awards:
As has become our custom, MAR-AAR will award $200 to the most innovative proposal for a group session (or panel) dealing with peace issues or women's studies; the deadline for submission is November 1, 2007. To help foster graduate student participation, the Executive Committee of the MAR-AAR will again award the Robert F. Streetman Prize of $200 for the best student paper presented by an AAR regional member. Those interested in the Streetman prize should submit their entire paper by November 1, 2007 and clearly indicate they are submitting the paper for prize consideration.