CFP: 17th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

There is a call for papers for the Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference that is organized by the graduate student of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University in Montreal. You will find the call below.

This was the where I recently finished my Ph.D. This conference is very well organized and always has interesting keynote speakers. If you are a graduate student that is passionate about interdisciplinary studies, this is your conference.

Call for Papers

The Once and Future World:
Making and Breaking History

CALL FOR PAPERS 2012

Submissions are welcomed for the
17th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held Thursday, March 1, 2012, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

We invite papers from graduate students from all areas of the humanities that will inspire, challenge, and stretch personal assumptions, academic categories, and pedagogical approaches. 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 focuses broadly on the idea of time: how identities, boundaries and traditions within cultures change and shift, the interplay of the static and fluid; how customs, ethos, social norms and philosophies are defined throughout history; and the relationship between eternity and temporality, asking how these concepts are found in religions, societies and civilizations. This theme invites and encourages discussion on history, ethics, philosophy, art, anthropology, politics, sociology, case studies, doctrine and practices and how the making and breaking of history presents across time and places, and how they impact individuals and communities.

We hope that such a theme will inspire and challenge graduate students from all areas of the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Participants are invited to relate these ideas to their personal topics of research from the most concrete to the most abstract, including but not limited to historicity, ethics, doctrine, art, psychology, case studies, social practices and values, etc. We invite submissions that offer a critical, in-depth analysis of the issues or questions that challenge cultural, religious and societal ideals.

In addition, we have a SPECIAL INTEREST PANEL: The AGIC Special Interest Panel is dedicated solely to the concept of the end of times as seen throughout history and cultures within the larger context of making and breaking history. We invite papers from areas of the humanities, art and social sciences to form a special interest section that discusses the various aspects of the apocalypse and its implication within cultures, societies and religion.

Presentations in either French or English are encouraged. Proposals may be submitted via e-mail. Proposals are to be no more than one page and must include a publication-ready, titled abstract of 150-200 words. The name, e-mail address, university affiliation and level of study of the presenter(s) must also be included. Any special requests or needs for audio-visual equipment must also be indicated. Proposals should be postmarked no later than December 9th, 2011. 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
Website: http://agicconcordia.wordpress.com/

The Once and Future Worlds: Making and Breaking History

17e colloque annuel interdisciplinaire des étudiants et étudiantes
des cycles supérieurs du Département de religion
Jeudi, 1 mars 2012,
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

L’association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs du département de religion de l’Université Concordia sollicite des propositions de communications, issues de toutes les disciplines des sciences humaines et sociales, pour son 17e colloque interdisciplinaire annuel. Ce colloque est une excellente occasion de partager vos travaux avec d’autres chercheurs et toutes les propositions pouvant remettre en questions nos catégories académiques sont les bienvenues.

Cette année, nous proposons d’étudier la notion de temps : de quelle façon changent l’identité, les frontières et les traditions dans les cultures à différents moments de l’histoire; comment les coutumes, l’éthos, les normes sociales et les philosophies sont affectés et définies par l’histoire; et la relation entre temporalité et éternité, en explorant sous quelles formes se retrouvent ces concepts à différents endroits et moments dans le temps, et leurs impacts sur les individus et les communautés.

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.

Les propositions et les communications peuvent être en français ou en anglais. Vous êtes prié de nous faire parvenir, par courriel, le titre de votre communication, de même qu’un résumé de 150 à 200 mots de celle-ci aux fins de publications. 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. La date limite pour l’envoi des propositions est le 9 décembre 2011, le cachet de La Poste en faisant foi. Les conférenciers retenus seront contactés au début du mois de janvier 2012. Toutes les communications pourront ultérieurement être publiées dans le Journal of Religion and Culture.

Veuillez adresser les propositions, ainsi toute demande de renseignement, aux adresses suivantes :

Courriel : agic.concordia@gmail.com
Site Web : http://agicconcordia.wordpress.com/

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