The Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion (EIR-AAR) is seeking proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2014 Eastern International Regional Meeting at Syracuse university, May 2-3, 2014. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of 19th Century Upstate New York Religions and Their Heirs. The Submission Deadline is February 15, 2014. Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including: Anthropology Comparative religions Diaspora and transnational studies Ethics Gender History Method and theory Philosophy Psychology Religion and Politics Sociology Textual studies In particular, the program committee is interested in proposals related to our special theme of 19th Century Upstate New York Religions and Their Heirs. These could include submissions on the history and legacy of the: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Millerites and Seventh Day Adventists Oneida Community Shakers Mormons Spiritualism Anti-slavery movement Women’s rights movement Chautauqua movement Social Gospel and many others The EIR-AAR will once again meet concurrently with SCRIPT (the Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts). Proposals for SCRIPT papers should respond to its call for papers at www.script-site.net. The Program Committee would also welcome proposals for nontraditional sessions, such as roundtables, dialogues, book discussions, etc. Scholars from any region may apply to participate. As a general rule, the Region discourages panels comprised of scholars from a single institution. Exceptions to this rule would include a presentation from a research team or a panel based on other types of collaborative research. Student Paper Competition Graduate and undergraduate students in the Eastern International Region are invited to enter the student paper competition. To be eligible for submission, the student must attend a university in the Eastern International Region. All presenters at the 2014 regional conference with the exception of undergraduates must have active membership in the AAR, SBL or SCRIPT. All participants must register for the conference. More information on registration and proposal submissions can be found online.
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