Conferences & Papers


Each year, The Dallas Institute awards a $50,000 prize to an individual dedicated to their work in the humanities. The Hiett Prize in the Humanities is national and has been awarded to individuals ranging from poets from Pennsylvania to New York journalists working with immigrants in war-torn Syria. The prize is given to encourage individuals to carry on their work in their chosen field – which is so necessary in this world. Applications due Friday, April 20, 2018.

Murthy Digital Studio, a space in Duke Libraries' The/EDGE for peer-to-peer learning and collaboration on digital scholarship projects, is hosting a series of Digital Publishing Workshops, to introduce practical ways to plan, develop, and contribute to digital publishing in the humanities. Workshops are Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 AM at the Murthy Digital Studio (The/EDGE, Bostock Library Level 1). Click here to sign up for the studio's listserv. 

The Thompson Writing Program's Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Writing in the Disciplines provides a framework for graduate students to acquire basic knowledge of writing pedagogy and demonstrate that knowledge in job applications and during interviews. To allow Duke graduate students to obtain the certificate in the way that best meets their needs and schedules, core workshops are offered biannually supplemented by other events throughout the year. Click here for more information.



Registration is now open for the Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) summer program between July 2-26 and August 1-14, 2018 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ranked among the world’s top 150 universities. The program aims to explore facts on the ground and examine different narratives and realities from the perspectives of various religious, political, cultural and national groups that converge at this crossroads of humanity. Click here for more information.

The Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem is excited to once again host the Tantur Summer Seminar, a 2-week seminar featuring lectures and presentations from major scholars and robust conversations with peers.  The theme of this year's seminar is "Salvation History Today." Accepted applicants will be provided with room and board at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem from July 4 through July 17, 2018, and a $500 subvention to support travel. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Calls for Papers

The Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary issues a call for applicants for the third Karl Barth Graduate Student Colloquium, to be held August 8-10, 2018 in Princeton, New Jersey. Applicants are required to submit a CV and a statement of interest no longer than 750 words explaining how participating in this colloquium would contribute to their research plans. Applications should be sent to no later than Monday, April 23, 2018. Click here for more information.
ASMEA is currently seeking proposals for paper and panel presentations for its Eleventh Annual Conference, to be held November 1-3, 2018 in Washington, D.C.. Scholars from any discipline, tenured or nontenured faculty, or those otherwise affiliated with a recognized research institution, may submit proposals to present at the Conference. Unique proposals from senior graduate students (ABD) will also be considered. Proposals on topics related to the Middle East and Africa should consist of a one-page summary outline of new and unpublished research. A recent C.V. with all contact data also must be included with name, e-mail, phone number, and affiliation. The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2018.  

The Science, Religion, and Culture (SRC) Program at Harvard Divinity School issues a call for papers for the 7th annual "Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Science and Religion," to be held October 26-27, 2018, on the campus of Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. Proposals are due by May 18, 2018.

The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University is excited to announce its second graduate student conference--"i am my ancestors' wildest dreams": contemporary cultures of the black impossible. The conference will take place Thursday, October 18th through Saturday, October 20th. Abstracts due: June 1, 2018.
The Advances in Applied Sociology, a peer-reviewed open-access journal, is seeking papers for the upcoming special issue on "Cultural/Cross-Cultural Communication ". They encourage submissions or recommendations for original research papers to this issue. Submissions due: June 7, 2018.
The Bulletin for the Study of Religion, a print and online publication affiliated with the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR) and published by Equinox, is proud to announce its new online/print book review portal, Bulletin Book Reviews (BBR). BBR is interested in titles treating a wide range of content from a wide range of social-scientific or naturalistic perspectives, particularly titles which themselves foreground issues of method and theory in the study of religion. Contributions are welcome from doctoral students and faculty alike. Please direct inquiries, suggestions, and potentially interested parties to
The 6th Annual International Conference on Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCS 2018) issues a call for papers and panel proposals for its 26-27 November 2018 gathering in Singapore. Click here for more information. Submissions due: July 31, 2018.