News & Announcements

CFP | 4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions

Proposals Due: March 15, 2017

Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its 4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions on July 30- August 1, 2017.The Conference is open to scholars in religious, theology, women and gender studies and other social scientists from US and abroad as presenters or participants.


 *    The proposal should be no more than 550 words.
 *   Send a 225-word resume that presents expertise in the area of your presentation.
 *   Include your address, telephone number, and email address.
 *   Notice of acceptances will be sent soon after evaluation with guidelines for full presentation.
 *   Selected papers are published
  * Last date to receive your proposal is March 15, 2017, earlier is preferred.

  * Proposals are to be emailed to: hickeycenter.conference@gmail.com or interfaith@naz.edu


Please visit the website to know more about the conference sub-topics, submitting a  proposal and registration:
https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/academic-conferences/sacred-texts-human-contexts/

CFP | American Academy of Religion & Society of Bible Literature 2017 Annual Conference

2017 Call For Papers-Women’s Caucus AAR

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017


The Women’s Caucus of AAR/SBL is currently accepting proposals for our sessions at the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature 2017 Annual Conference. The Conference is being held in Boston from November 18-21, 2017 and the theme for the conference is Religion and the Most Vulnerable. We invite members to submit one page proposals for consideration for our sessions. Proposals should be submitted as a word attachment to the Women’s Caucus at aar.sbl.womens.caucus@gmail.com. The submission deadline is March 1, 2017 at midnight (PST).


Session #1: Rethinking Resistance and Resilience  
This year the AAR/ SBL Women’s Caucus will again be collaborating with the Feminist Liberation Theologian’s Network (FLTN). We are seeking Caucus panelists who offer fresh perspectives on the topic of Resistance and Resilience—especially in rethinking the role of resistance and resilience in relation to the study of religion and the most vulnerable (e.g., the poor--especially poor women and children--religious and racial minorities around the globe, refugees, migrants, etc.). Panelists from this Women’s Caucus session will attend the pre-conference FLTN session on Friday afternoon, and a FLTN representative will attend this Caucus session on Saturday morning to continue the conversation. Panelists will include reflections on the FLTN session in their presentations as well as present their own work.
 
Session #2: Thinking About Vulnerability Intergenerationally
This session invites emerging scholars (students and recent PhDs) to present papers in which they engage the work of an established scholar in religious or theological studies on vulnerable populations in general or specific vulnerable populations including populations made vulnerable as a result of race, gender, sexuality, disability, nationality, migration, or class. It also invites emerging scholars and established scholars to propose a paper together. This session hopes to foster a dialogue of intergenerational, international, and interreligious perspectives on what scholars and activists think of how religion and religious traditions could address issues or remedy the reality of vulnerable populations.


 Session #3: Publishing Panel
 Fresh Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Social Justice Issues
This session presents scholars who have published books in Women studies, gender, race, and social justice, in 2016 and 2017. This panel of AAR and SBL authors will provide an overview of their books as well as share their perspectives on current research being published in women studies and religion’s relationship with issues on vulnerability and social justice. These scholars will also share their experiences regarding strategies and mechanics for getting Women studies and religion books published, and to offer advice for those seeking publication of their book manuscript.


 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please provide the following information:

  •   Individual paper title
  •  Individual paper abstracts (250 words) Visual presentations should include a picture
  •  Name
  •  University Affiliation
  •  Email Address
  •  Phone Number
  •  Please label the attachment with your name and session you are applying.
  •  Email subject line must read: 2017 Paper Proposal - Session # & name: Paper Title
  • You are invited to submit up to two proposals for the Women’s Caucus 2017 sessions.


 PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS

  •  All presenters must be AAR/SBL members and pre-registered for the conference by July 2017.
  •  Presentations will be 10-15 minutes in length.
  •  Notice of acceptance/rejection will be sent out by the first week of April 2017. If accepted, your paper will not count towards the maximum paper limit for the AAR or SBL.

 

Study Abroad | Greek Studies on site in Athens, Greece

Greek Studies on Site in Athens, Greece

Greek Studies on Site offers 3-week intensive summer seminars on Greek literature and culture, which take place in Athens, Greece.

Courses are taught by Ph.D.s in Classics and Philosophy, and take place either within Greek archaeological sites or at the Norwegian Institute at Athens.

Field study includes visits to all the major archaeological sites and museums, as well as day-trips to nearby Sounion, Brauron, Delphi, or the island of Aegina.

Summer Session: July 10-30, 2017

Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context

Athens in Literature: Travel Writers from Antiquity to the Modern Day

Ancient Greek Theater

More information about the seminars is available here: www.greekstudiesonsite.com

Greece

CFP | LACK II, Psychoanalysis and Politics Now

Proposals Due: May 1, 2017

https://sites.coloradocollege.edu/lack2017

The second biannual conference for LACK, an organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on September 21-23, 2017. This conference hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of contemporary politics.  Though practitioners are welcome, the focus of the conference is psychoanalytic theory rather than practice, and theoretical papers will be privileged.

 

Plenary Speaker: Slavoj Žižek (University of Ljubljana)

 

Participants can address any issues touching on Lacanian theory in the broadest sense, and the following topics are meant to be suggestive rather than exhaustive:

 * New forms of Racism 

* Lacan as a political theorist

* The politics of psychoanalytic media theory

* Feminism in the contemporary world

* The relationship between psychoanalysis and philosophy

* Intersections between psychoanalysis, critical race theory, and popular culture

* The political function of fantasy

* The psychoanalytic politics of cinema, television, and digital media

* Theorizing populism

* Psychoanalysis and the struggle against racism

* Politics in relation to the symbolic, imaginary, and real

* Queer theory and psychoanalysis

* Politics and the new realism

* Political jouissance

* Intersection of economics and politics

 

Please email paper proposals as Word attachments, including title, 250-word abstract, brief bio, and a short bibliography (3 to 5 entries) to scott.krzych@coloradocollege.edu and todd.mcgowan@uvm.edu. To propose a pre-constituted panel, please send the individual abstracts and other information in a single attachment. Proposals are due by May 1, 2017.

 

Conference Organizers: Scott Krzych (Colorado College) and Todd McGowan (University of Vermont)

 LACK Central Committee: Jennifer Friedlander (Pomona College), Henry Krips (Claremont Graduate School), Todd McGowan (University of Vermont), and Hilary Neroni (University of Vermont)

CFP | 39th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference,

Submissions Due: March 1

The philosophy department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will hold its 39th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference on April 28-29, 2017

Our keynote speaker is Dr. J. Baird Callicott, distinguished research professor emeritus from the University of North Texas. We especially encourage submissions on or related to environmental philosophy but submissions in all other areas are welcome. 

See http://publish.illinois.edu/gradphilosophyconference/ for more information

CFP | Berkeley-Stanford-Davis Annual Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

BERKELEY-STANFORD-DAVIS ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE

Deadline: February 14


Hosted by the University of California, Davis
Saturday, April 29th 2017


Keynote Address by David Copp, UC Davis
The Organizing Committee of the annual BSD Conference invites submissions of papers for presentation from any graduate student in philosophy in California.


Submission Information:
Deadline: February 14, 2017
Subject-matter: Any substantial area of study in philosophy
Length: No more than 3000 words (papers longer than this will not be considered for presentation)
Accepted papers will be assigned a commentator from one of the three organizing institutions.


Procedure:
(1) Please send submissions suitable for blind review as a .doc or .pdf attachment to bsdphil2017@gmail.com with the subject line: “Submission for BSD 2017.” Submissions must exclude any information that would reveal the identity of the author.
(2) Please also attach to the same e-mail an abstract of no more than 200 words, also as a .doc or .pdf attachment, and also without any identifying information.
(3) Finally, attach a cover page (as .doc or .pdf) with the title of the paper, the author’s contact information, and her/his institutional affiliation.


Please direct any questions to Patrick Skeels (pdskeels@ucdavis.edu)

USC Publishing Workshop

The Los Angeles Review of Books / USC Publishing Workshop is hosting a five-week intensive summer program on the USC campus from June 25 – July 28 and is open to rising Juniors, Seniors, postgraduates and graduate students from any college or university, domestic and international, who are interested in pursuing a career in publishing.

 

The Workshop offers a foundation in both traditional and innovative platforms, offering lectures, seminars and panels in book, magazine, and online editing; digital and print publishing; SEO and audience metrics; and the financial and business side of publishing. Participants will learn from a broad selection of experts who specialize in various aspects of the publishing industry, including editors, art directors, book historians, literary agents, marketing professionals, writers, web coders, developers, and digital innovators from organizations like the Paris Review, WW Norton, Penguin Random House, LIFE VR, LitHub, LA Times, Melville House, Dorothy: A Publishing Project, Goodreads, Boing Boing, USC/Annenberg, The Institute for the Future of the Book, and others.

 

We offer a large number of tuition-free and reduced tuition fellowships—making the program affordable for more students and enabling us to work with colleges, universities and other institutions to shape a rich and diverse cohort. Dedicated to achieving 100% placement for students, the Workshop offers access to industry leaders and innovators at the forefront of the publishing world. By increasing accessibility for people with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, we can have a profound impact on the future of publishing—and thus a profound impact on our culture itself.

 

If you would like more information, please visit the LARB/USC Publishing Workshop website or feel free to email us at publishingworkshop@lareviewofbooks.org.

Employment | Philosophy Instructor- College of the Canyons

Review Date: March 13, 2017

PHILOSOPHY INSTRUCTOR
Full-Time Tenure Track
Position # ACA16-259
Review Date: March 13, 2017
Job Link:
http://bit.ly/2kqFffn

Position Description:  College of the Canyons is seeking a faculty leader in the area of Philosophy.  This is a ten month professional, full-time tenure track position beginning fall 2017.  The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions.  Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties at all District sites. 

Duties of the Position:

•    Teaches a full load of courses, including but not limited to, Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Reasoning, Symbolic Logic (including predicate logic), Introduction to Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, History of Ancient Philosophy, History of Modern Philosophy, History of Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religions, Eastern Philosophy, and applied ethics courses, such as Environmental Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. 
•    Participates in program, curriculum, and student learning outcomes (SLO) development, revision, and assessment.
•    Maintains office hours and participates in department, division, and college committees and governance
•    Participates in and implements departmental and college program reviews.
•    Participates in additional faculty responsibilities, including college decision-making activities related to professional and academic matters. The activities will occur both within the department as well as in the larger College setting.
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential in Philosophy
OR
•    Master’s degree in Philosophy
OR
•    Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy AND Master’s degree in humanities or religious studies
        OR
•    Equivalency Option 1: Any Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education AND  successful completion of 24 semester units in the discipline at the upper division and graduate level, a minimum of which must be 12 graduate level semester units

Essay Contest | Vosburg Seminar Program: Essay “Religion, culture, Politics, and Power”

Extended Application Deadline: March 8, 12PM

The Claremont University Chaplains are presenting brief seminar discussing social justice and the faith community. Today’s political, economic, and social events, that are occurring worldwide, make this an excellent time for people of all faiths, culture and lifestyle to come together in wholesome dialogue. In addition, thanks to the graciousness of Dr. Mona Vosburg, a retired educator, a financial award will be granted to two top essays submitted by those student- scholars when they are selected to present their 1,500 words of essays at the seminars. The first place winner will receive $750 and the second place will receive $250.

If you are interested in the topic of “Religion, culture, Politics, and Power,” we believe that you will enjoy attending and participating in the Vosburg Seminar series at the McAlister Center.

The detailed information is as follows:

 (Wed), 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)Feb 1st *Seminar Dates & Time : 

(Weds), 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)March 8th & 29th                                              

(Wed), 2017 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)April 8th *The Essay Award and Reception:

*Please submit the application form and essay by email or to the CUC chaplains’ office by 12PM on March 8th.

FYI, Please refer to the application form attached below. 

 Vosburg application form2017 forgradschoolsvosburg-application-form2017-forgradschools-.docx (18.67 KB)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rev. Dr. Leon Wood at Leon_Wood@cuc.claremont.edu or (909) 621-8685.

 

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Study Abroad | Religious Studies Programs in Georgia & Poland

Coexistence and Religion: History, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in Georgia (May 28 - June 17, 2017)

Georgia has always been a land of multiple faiths: Judaism, Islam, Christian Orthodoxy, and Paganism have a long and unique history of coexistence. In the three-week course, we’ll begin in Tbilisi at the Georgian-American University where you’ll hear lectures on the role of religious traditions in the history and current life of Georgia, followed by thematic lectures on religious and secular traditions in Georgia. Topics will include: Church music, spiritual art, church and temple architecture, the unique history of Georgian Jews, Islam in Georgia, the persistence of paganistic practices, and the era of Soviet Official Atheism.

During the last two weeks of the trip, the group will travel the length and breadth of Georgia, an alpine country about the size of West Virginia or Ireland. You'll see Tblisi as well as rural villages and everything from medieval monasteries to gorgeous beaches. There are so many sights to see, but we’ll focus on the spiritual sites that are central to the religious history of Georgia (without missing the scrumptious culinary traditions and the stunning natural beauty of this countryside!).

Dr. Michael A. Denner is Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Stetson University. He's also the editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal and the director of Stetson's University Honors Program. Like most people who have visited Georgia, Dr. Denner decided it was the coolest place on earth. He currently does field research in Georgia on the topic of climate change and viniculture and viticulture. He's also translating the best cookbook on Georgian cuisine: Lobio, Satsivi, Khachapuri: Georgia with Taste.

Read more about this program at www.SRAS.org/religion. 

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Security and Society Summer School in Warsaw, Poland (May 27 - July 7, 2017)

Hosted by Collegium Civitas, located in the very center of Warsaw, this summer school offers a range of courses very pertinent in the world today. Two courses that I think you will find interesting are the following:

Jewish Heritage  
Poland once housed a majority of the world's Jews and today, 70 percent of the world's Jews can trace their ancestry back to Poland. This course will examine the triumphs and tragedies of Poland’s Jews and acquaint you with the burgeoning revival of Jewish culture now taking place in democratic Poland. It will also examine the influence of the Polish Jews on American culture and their contribution in forming the Israeli  identity. The course will be co-directed by Dr. Maciej Kozlowski, the former Polish ambassador to Israel and Dr. Jolanta Zyndul, Senior Historian at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Poles Apart: Identity, Diversity, Tolerance
Located at a crossroads between East and West, Poland's geographical position and unusual political setup have historically forged a multitude of ethnic, religious and regional communities, some of which still exist today. This crucible of conflict, where former empires have frequently waged wars, has left a rich landscape infused with the symbolic and physical imprints of struggles over identity, diversity and tolerance. Study the key concepts— prejudice, insider-outsider, diversity, assimilation, collective memory, stereotype, symbolic capital, empathy, tolerance and compromise—that contribute to our understanding of what makes people 'Poles apart'.

Read more about this program at www.SRAS.org/security.

Fellowship | UB Libraries Special Collections Fellowships

Applications Due: January 31, 2017

The UB Humanities Institute, in collaboration with the UB Libraries, is

offering two fellowships - the James Joyce Fellowship and the Charles D.

Abbott Library Fellowship - for visiting scholars and graduate students

working on their dissertations to use the UB Libraries' outstanding special

collections, which include the Poetry Collection, University Archives, Rare

Books, the Music Library, the Polish Collection, and the History of Medicine

Collection.

 

The James Joyce Fellowship

 

The stipend is up to $4,000 for scholars and graduate students whose research

is centered on the writings of James Joyce, Modernism, Joyce-related research,

research on Sylvia Beach, Modernist publishers, Modernist genetic criticism,

Joyce's literary circle, his literary colleagues, or his influences.

 

The Charles D. Abbott Library Fellowship

 

The stipend is up to $4,000 for scholars and graduate students whose research

would be enhanced by any of the books, manuscripts or unique documents in the

UB Libraries special collections, which include materials from the Poetry

Collection, University Archives, Rare Books, the Polish Collection, the Music

Library, and the History of Medicine Collection.

 

The fellowships provide stipends to cover the cost of fellows' travel to

Buffalo and accommodation and expenses during the time of their stay. In

addition to the stipend, Fellows will receive library and parking privileges

at UB and are invited to participate in any Humanities Institute events that

occur during the time of their visit. If feasible, Fellows are invited to give

one public lecture on their research. Fellows are also asked to submit a one

page, single-spaced report on the value of having used the collection at UB

that will be posted on the Humanities Institute website.

 

Please note that applicants may apply for only one fellowship per academic

year. For more information about these programs and their applications, which are

due January 31, 2017, please visit:

 

http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/opportunities/ub-libraries-special-collections-fellowships/

CFP | California American Studies Association

Submissions Due: January 30, 2017

 

The Program Committee for the California American Studies Association invites proposals for our annual meeting, to be held Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017, at California State University, Long Beach.

 

The annual CASA conference is a particularly good venue for students and faculty to present their scholarship and offers a prize for the best graduate-student presentation that includes sending that graduate student to the next ASA meeting.

 

While focusing on California, we also welcome panels and individual papers addressing all major aspects of the critical study of American cultures. We are especially interested in exploring the many California events whose anniversaries are in 2017. It is the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprisings of 1992 and also the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the founding of the L.A. Black Panther Party, Newport Beach's Fashion Island, Walt Disney's "The Jungle Book," and the Supreme Court case establishing fair housing in California, and it is the 100th anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1917, the imprisonment of Tom Mooney, the establishment of the California Highway Commission, and the release of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Immigrant,” among other events. We welcome consideration of these histories and their collective memory.

 

Proposals for individual papers, conference panels, roundtables, field trips, and other special sessions are invited. All members of the American Studies Association who reside in California are automatically members of the California American Studies Association, but ASA membership is not a prerequisite for CASA. Since it was founded in 1981, CASA has been an open, inclusive, regional organization devoted to promoting the field of American Studies, particularly in California. Our annual conference regularly welcomes undergraduate and graduate students, K-12 educators, college and university faculty, and community members.

 

Individual proposals should include name and contact information (including email), paper title and 250-word abstract, and a brief 1-2 page c.v. Panel proposals should include organizer’s name and contact information, each presenter’s name and contact information, an abstract for the overall panel, 250-word abstract for each paper proposed, and c.v. for each participant.  Please submit materials before January 30 to casa.2017.csulb@gmail.com

 

Inquiries may be directed to Elaine Lewinnek at elewinnek@fullerton.edu or Brett Mizelle at brett.mizelle@csulb.edu

CFP | Historians Without Borders, History Without Limits

Submissions Due: February 10, 2017

A CALL FOR PAPERS -- Extension

2nd Annual University of California: Davis
"Historians Without Borders, History Without Limits"

Graduate Conference

The University of California: Davis History Department and Graduate Student Association invites proposal submissions for its second annual graduate student conference to be held May 19-21, 2017 at the University of California: Davis.

With this conference, we hope to explore how history is made, used, preserved, and accessed through a wide variety of mediums and disciplines around the world and over time. We are particularly interested in how historical study is a useful tool to unite other humanities and social sciences disciplines in innovative ways.

New this year: The first day of the conference, May 19th, will be dedicated to undergraduate work. Graduate students are welcome to come early and participate in the undergraduate day in a mentorship role to provide feedback.

Submissions may engage directly with a variety of themes including:

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   This year’s special conference focus on the integration of interdisciplinary humanities.
   -
   Innovative linkages across time, space, fields, methodologies, and professional choices;
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   Contested places;
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   The capture, documentation, or display of history through other disciplinary lenses;
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   The role of humanities and social sciences, librarians, archivists, and teachers in the act of preservation and pedagogy;
   -
   Interdisciplinary study and its role in the ongoing development of historical practice.

We also welcome papers that address themes such as nostalgia, imperialism
and postcolonial studies, education and public engagement, cultural
geography, psychology, art, literature and media studies-and that do so in
trans-disciplinary or interdisciplinary ways.

We invite graduate students in degree programs in history and other
disciplines to present work on any of these topics or on others that address
the conference themes.


We also welcome panel proposals. Faculty are invited and encouraged to volunteer as
chair/commentators in their research areas.

Logistics/Conference Details:

When: May 19-21, 2017

Where: UC: Davis; Davis, CA

Keynote: Professor Ian Campbell, UC Davis History

Format of Presentations: Accepted presentations are typically divided into
three-person panels. Each panelist will present their papers for
approximately fifteen to twenty minutes.

For consideration, please send the following documents to the program
committee at 
ucdgradconf@gmail.com by February 10th, 2017.

Individual Panelists:
   -
   250-word abstract describing paper or work to be presented
   -
   Brief curriculum vitae
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   List of audio/visual needs, if applicable


Panels:
   -
   List of all panel members (3 per panel) with designated chairperson, if
   applicable
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   200-word abstract that discusses the theme of the panel
   -
   200-word abstract for each paper or work to be presented
   -
   Brief curriculum vitae for each panelist and chairperson
   -
   List of audio/visual needs, if applicable


For more information about our 2017 Conference, please contact Lawrence Abrams at
lcabrams@ucdavis.edu or Kaleb Knoblauch at kknoblau@ucdavis.edu.

CFP | Re/Inventions 2017: SPACES

New Deadline for Abstracts: February 15, 2017

Re/inventions is the annual conference organized by the English Graduate Student Association of California State University, Long Beach. Our goal is to provide a forum in which graduate students and advanced undergraduates may present their academic research in a conference setting. Re/Inventions promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement among students from Southern California and around the globe.

As we solicit papers which explore the theme Spaces, we ask scholars to consider what it means to embody spaces. Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Creating spaces
  • Controlled spaces
  • Liminality
  • Wilderness, Nature
  • Light and Dark
  • Feminine and Masculine
  • Exile, disaster, trauma, refugee narratives
  • Controlled or Appropriated spaces
  • Memory
  • Narratives of Movement/Immigration/Emigration
  • Beauty [Standards of, Aesthetics of, etc.]
  • History, time and place
  • Body as a physical space, gender, sexuality, etc.
  • Genre novels and their location within academia
  • Visual literacy and its location within academia
  • Spaces for, and definitions of, literacies
  • Animals as pets, guides, guards, and allegories
  • Sleeping and dreaming
  • Minor characters

This forum is intended for the presentation of academic papers and/or projects, including multimedia presentations. A limited number of creative submissions will also be considered.

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS OF 250-300 WORDS ALONG WITH A CURRENT CV TO: EGSA.CSULB@GMAIL.COM.

Presentations should run approximately 12 to 15 minutes.

Please visit: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/english/reinventions/ for more information

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Grants | 2017 Awards, Grants, and Fellowships from the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies

Applications Due: March 15

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2017 that are available for scholars conducting research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Please see the descriptions below. Follow the link to https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Apply-for-an-Award.aspx for further information and application instructions. Applications for 2017 are due by 11:59 p.m. MST on March 15, and awardees will be notified by May 1. Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/charles-redd-center-for-western-studies/2017-awards-grants-and-fellowships-from-the-byu-charles-redd-center-for-western-/1226309664127118.

The Redd Center offers the following awards:

  • Fellowship awards in Western American History provide between $1,000 and $3,500 to students and scholars interested in pursuing research regarding the American West in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. Awards fund up to one month's research. Funds are to be used for research support including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. Awards are to be used for scholarly projects including preparation of seminar papers, theses, dissertations, monographs, and books.
  • Faculty Research Awards funded by the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Research Endowment provide up to $3,000 to faculty members at any academic institution to conduct research on any topic related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Research may be conducted at any location. Awards are to be used for research support and not as salary. Both new and ongoing projects are eligible.
  • Independent Research and Creative Awards provide up to $1,500 to researchers who are not connected to an academic institution for studying Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Both new and on-going projects are eligible. Award funds are to be used for research support and not as salary. Research may be conducted at any location.
  • Summer Awards for Upper Division and Graduate Students at any academic institution provide up to $1,500 for research support for any topic related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Research may be conducted at any location. The funds are to be used for research support and not as salary. Awards may be used for any worthy project including the preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations.
  • The Annaley Naegle Redd Student Award in Women's History provides up to $1,500 for research support concerning any aspect of women's history in the American West (not limited to the Intermountain West). Applications not receiving the Redd Award but dealing with Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming will be considered for the Summer Awards for Upper Division and Graduate Student Awards. Research may be conducted at any location. The funds are to be used for research support and not as salary. Awards may be used for any worthy project including the preparation of seminar papers, theses, and dissertations.
  • Public Programming Awards provide up to $3,000 to any private or public organization planning a conference, museum exhibit, lecture series or similar public program on a topic related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Funds may be used for research or the actual costs of presenting the program. Indirect costs are not eligible to be covered under this award.
  • Clarence Dixon Taylor Historical Research Awards provide up to $2,500 for completed works from research regarding Central Utah (Utah, Carbon, and Wasatch Counties). Nominations can include theses, books, papers, monographs, articles, symposia, dramatic presentations, lectures, etc. Students and faculty of Brigham Young University or other institutions are eligible, as are other recognized scholars.
  • The Visiting Scholar Program enables university faculty of all ranks, independent scholars, freelance authors and other public intellectuals to conduct research and write at the Redd Center. It provides a stipend of $2,500 per month for two to four months, office facilities, a networked computer, a research assistant, a limited photocopying budget, and campus library and activity privileges. Visiting Scholars participate in Center activities and deliver public and classroom presentations on their work. Visitors may be in residence for two to four months during either the Fall Semester (September-December) or the Winter Semester (January-April).
  • Publication Grants to Presses provide up to $3,000 to assist in the publication of scholarly studies on Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. The grants will be given to academic publishers to help offset the costs of publishing books and to lower the books' selling price. At the time of application, the book should already have been accepted for publication by the press. The Redd Center may honor authors whose books receive a publication grant with a public lecture and book signing at Brigham Young University. The Center will defray the author's travel and lodging expenses.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION:

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CFP | Ancient Philosophy in Early Modern Europe

Applications Due: January 21, 2017, 7PM PST

The deadline for Ancient Philosophy in Early Modern Europe is fast approaching. The conference, to be held at Princeton University in May, will explore the reception of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy in the philosophy of the Early Modern period in Europe.  It will bring together scholars in Classics, Philosophy, History of Science, and related disciplines.  We expect to fund or subsidize travel and accommodation for all accepted speakers.

 

Confirmed speakers:

Christia Mercer (Columbia)

Jessica Moss (NYU)

Peter Anstey (Sydney)

Benjamin Morison (Princeton)

Daniel Garber (Princeton)

 

Call for Abstracts:

We are seeking relatively long abstracts (max. 1200 words) for papers 30-35 minutes in length.

Papers may treat of any aspect of the impact of ancient philosophy on the thought of Early Modern Europe.  We also welcome papers on the textual and editorial transmission of Ancient Philosophy in earlier periods, especially the Islamicate and Byzantine reception and transmission.

Special consideration may be given to papers relating to the interests of our invited speakers:

- Geometry and geometrical method in philosophy

- Skepticism

- Platonic and Platonist epistemology

- Theory of Science

- Biology and zoology

- Chemistry

- Physics and mechanism

 

Submission Information and Guidelines:

Please send an anonymized abstract (with title) of up to 1200 words, along with a document containing your name, contact details, and the title of your proposed paper.  If you are a graduate student, please indicate on your cover letter that you are applying for a graduate student presentation slot.  Documents must be in .pdf or .doc format.

Abstracts must be submitted via email to ancientearlymodern@gmail.com by the submission deadline of 10:00 PM EST, January 21st, 2017.  All abstracts will be subject to a process of blind review, and applicants will receive a response within ten days of the submission deadline.

Questions may be directed to the organizers, Tom Davies (tdavies@princeton.edu) and Erin Islo (eislo@princeton.edu).