Conferences & Papers


The Institute for Curatorial Practice at Hampshire College has seven paid internships to award to students who attend the ICP this summer, July 6 - August 11, 2017. Students are awarded a $2,000 stipend and are eligible for housing on Hampshire’s campus at no cost. Click here for more information. Applications due -- March 24, 2017.

The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics are pleased to welcome back Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks to Duke, who will partake in a conversation with Imam Abdullah Antepli on the nature of inter-religious dialogue within the public sphere.  This special event will be moderated by Professor Ellen Davis and is free and open to the public. Monday, March 27, 6 pm, Penn Pavilion. 

NC State’s annual Impact of Religion lecture will feature a presentation by Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. "The Problem of “African-American Religion”: A Scholar’s Dilemma" explores theoretical and practical challenges in the study of African American religion. More specifically, it seeks to examine and trouble assumptions about the role of “African American religion” in black public life — assumptions all too often rooted in a Protestant bias and some static idea of a “black church.” Joseph R. Winters, Assistant Professor at Duke University, will respond. Thursday, March 30, 4:30 p.m., Bostian Hall 2722. 

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa is pleased to offer research grants up to $2500 to qualified scholars and students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa. Application deadline: March 31, 2017. 


The Department of Religion at Columbia University will host a graduate student conference, “Imaginal Worlds: Religion in Speculative and Fan Fiction." Held April 7, 2017, it invites discussion of the impact religious themes have on speculative fiction and/or the ways in which the construction of imaginal worlds can serve as a heuristic tool in religious studies.

ASMEA is offering travel grants up to $750 to qualified scholars and students to present their research at the Tenth Annual Conference, held October 19-21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Application deadline: March 31, 2017. 

Calls for Papers

Humanities Without Walls issues a call for proposals for the Being Human in the Age of Human: Perspectives from Religion and Ethics workshops led by researchers at Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, and Michigan State University. The first part of a three-stage project takes place at the University of Chicago (October 15-17, 2017) and Michigan State University (October 17-19, 2017). Click here for more information. Submissions due: March 30, 2017.

The 2017 Barth Graduate Student Colloquium at Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for its August 9-11, 2017 event, featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings of Yale Divinity School. Applications due: April 1, 2017.

ASMEA is currently seeking proposals for paper and panel presentations for its Tenth Annual Conference. Scholars from any discipline, tenured or untenured faculty, or those otherwise affiliated with a recognized research institution, may submit proposals to present at the Conference, held October 19-21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Proposals due: April 15, 2017.

The fifth annual Duke Graduate Conference in Theology invites submissions on the interaction of historical study and Christian theology: "The Use and Abuse of History for Theology," September 29 - October 30, 2017 with David Bentley Hart. 300 word proposals due: May 20, 2017.