Character and Place: How We Shape Home and Home Shapes Us

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Call for Papers
August 15, 2017
Iowa, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Communication, Humanities, Religious Studies and Theology, Sociology

The Wendt Character Initiative at the University of Dubuque is hosting an interdisciplinary conference to explore the interplay between home and the development of character as it relates to justice, integrity, and compassion.

Featuring:   J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, Keynote

Brian Walsh, co-author of Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement, Scholar in Residence

Abstracts, papers, panels, posters, and roundtables that creatively engage the interplay between home and character are welcomed. Proposals accepted from all disciplines.  Early submission deadline August 1, 2017.

Submission Guidelines and Registration information at


Contact Info: 

Annalee R. Ward

Director, Wendt Center for Character Education, University of Dubuque


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