Interdisciplinarity in Theology and Religion: Call for Papers

This is a reproduction from Durham University Interdisciplinarity in Theology and Religion Webpage.

Call for Papers

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We are calling for papers of between 25 and 30 minutes in length, which are examples of interdisciplinarity in research. Since these papers are intended to foster discussion and illuminate what postgraduates are currently working on in their research, these papers are ideally works ‘in progress.’  They will be presented at cross-disciplinary sessions at which it will be necessary to present one’s research in a fashion accessible to scholars outside one’s own discipline. Submissions will be evaluated and, if chosen, will be paired with papers on similar topics or themes, to facilitate dialogue not only about each paper individually, but about various methodologies and approaches more generally.

Because discussion time is so vital, paper presentations will be strictly capped at 30 minutes, although 25 minutes is preferable. Electronic and AV facilities will be available.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract of up to 350 words no later than November 15, 2008 using the form on the Contact page. Abstracts may be submitted before or during registration. 

Below is a short list of possible topics. These are, however, intended as reference and suggestion only, and those interested in submitting papers are encouraged to consider any topic of interest, so long as it falls within the parameters outlined above.

Some broad themes seem generally to benefit from, if not absolutely require, an interdisciplinary approach. For example:

Truth & Interpretation 
Community/Relationship/Conflict
East/West/South(?)
Church/Academy/World
Ancient/Contemporary
Tradition and the Future
History and Eternity

Or perhaps more topical themes:

Ecology
Death
Identity

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