CFP DEADLINE 2/15—Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting 2016, University of Pittsburgh

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The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh is hosting the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion (EIRAAR). 

Conference date: May 6-7, 2016

Location: University of Pittsburgh

Conference theme: “Globalizing the Human(ities)”

Keynote speaker: Mark Juergensmeyer (UCSB) on “The Possibilities of Global Religion”

Conference details: http://www.eiraar.net

Contact us: EIRAAR16@pitt.edu

Submission deadline: February 15, 2016

Submissions: eiraarsubmission@gmail.com

We invite faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, independent scholars, and professionals from both inside and outside the Region to submit proposals for panels and individual papers. New to the EIRAAR annual conference this year, we also invite submissions for screening original documentary films and shorts on religion. The conference will end with a roundtable discussion about how to incorporate a global perspective into research on religion.

Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of “Globalizing the Human(ities).” With this theme, we hope to engage questions of how interdisciplinary and historical humanities research, and especially the study of religion, can be done in an increasingly global age. What does it mean to be human, and to construct the human as an object of study, particularly in global perspective? How do individuals construct religious knowledges, ethics, and identities in such a context? How have religious communities responded to or engaged with globalizing cultural, economic, political, and social forces, as well as with local, regional, or national issues?

Prizes for the best graduate and undergraduate paper will be awarded.

Conference date: May 6-7, 2016

Conference details: http://www.eiraar.net

Contact us: EIRAAR16@pitt.edu

Submission deadline: February 15, 2016

Submissions: eiraarsubmissin@gmail.com

We hope to see you in Pittsburgh in May 2016.

Linda Penkower, EIRAAR 2016, president

Emily Stewart, conference coordinator

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