Conferences & Papers


The Emory University Graduate Division of Religion invites you to attend its symposium on emerging digital humanities approaches to South Asian Studies. Held April 6-7, 2018 at Emory University Woodruff Library in Atlanta, GA, the two-day symposium of panels, a workshop, and a roundtable discussion will replicate the cycle of scholarly production – one in which scholars access archives or create their own, analyze data, teach about their research, produce scholarship, and publish in some format for public consumption. Click here for more information.

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.


Calls for Papers

ASMEA is currently seeking proposals for paper and panel presentations for its Eleventh Annual Conference. 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 Proposals on topics related to the Middle East and Africa should consist of a one-page summary outline of new and unpublished research.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 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