Call For Papers: Reinventing Ourselves: Innovation and the Liberal Arts (Texas A&M University at Qatar Liberal Arts International Conference 2017)

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Call for Papers
September 10, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Communication, Humanities, Political Science, Sociology
The Liberal Arts Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its Fifth Annual Liberal Arts International Conference.
Following four years of success, the fifth annual conference will investigate across disciplinary boundaries the manners in which innovation and reinvention play roles in the liberal arts specifically, and the contemporary world in general. How have the liberal arts reinvented themselves over time? In what ways do we understand “innovation” in the topics we research, and within and across our disciplines? What challenges, conflicts, and remedies result from the ongoing imperative of the liberal arts to reinvent themselves, and its subsequent requirement for innovation?

We welcome submissions across the gamut of academic fields and disciplines, including politics, linguistics, anthropology, history, philosophy, ethics, language studies, technology studies, religion, law, and cultural studies, among others. We especially encourage contributions from PhD students and scholars working in non-Western and/or underrepresented regions.


  • ​Innovation in the Discipline 
  • Innovation and Trans-Disciplinary Perspectives 
  • Innovation and Technologies 
  • Benefits and Costs of Political Innovation 
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Innovation
  • ​The Ethics of Innovation 
  • Reinventing the Role of Research(er) 
  • Reinventing Education in a Transnational World 
  • Reinventing the Study of Religion

Submission of individual papers and panel proposals on these or related topics are welcome. The conference may be able to provide travel funds for international participants who need assistance. Priority will be given to first time participants who have not received funding for LAIC conferences in the past.

In order to be considered, please submit a panel proposal or individual paper through our online system available at:, with the deadline at September 10th. 

Contact Info: 

Phillip W. Gray and Sara Hillman, co-chairs


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