Conferences & Papers


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.


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.

Harvard Divinity School will host its 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.

Word and Mystery II: Angelic PoetryOctober 18-19, 2018, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago de Chile.
ASMEA is having its Eleventh Annual Conference November 1-3, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
The 6th Annual International Conference on Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCS 2018) will be held November 26-27, 2018 in Singapore. 


Calls for Papers

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 Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR:, which is the regional division of the American Academy of Religion, is asking for papers on research addressing questions regarding religion and our understanding of the meaning, status, and place of human beings as members of larger biotic communities and questions of sustainable development and urban design for their Religion and Ecology section. Undergraduates must submit complete papers, but they have until December 15th. Graduate students can submit a completed paper by January 15th to be considered in the paper contest, but abstracts of 300 words or less and are due October 1st. The 2019 meeting will be held March 8-10, 2019, in Greenville, NC on the campus of East Carolina University.
Practical Matters: A Journal of Religious Practices and Practical Theology, housed at at the Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, is now accepting submissions for Issue 12. The issue will feature articles on the theme “New Directions in Religious Practices and Practical Theology: Revolutions and Re-Imaginations.”  The deadline for submissions is December 1st. For more information, please visit Any questions can be directed to Cara Curtis at
The Department of Religions and Cultures at Concordia University announces the 24th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference (AGIC)The conference seeks to encourage dynamic interdisciplinary discussion in relation to this year’s central theme: Shifting Boundaries: Re-directions, Mis-directions, and Alternative Methodologies in Contemporary Research. It will be held March 14th, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec. Proposals (300-word abstract) due by November 6th by e-mail ( For more information, visit