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Graduate Student Symposium


Each spring the graduate students of the department of religion host an international graduate student symposium. Graduate students from all over the country and abroad travel to Tallahassee to participate in the weekend-long conference. At each symposium, a key-note address is delivered by a distinguished visitor and faculty members from the department serve as respondents for the various paper sessions.

The Florida State University Department of Religion

13thAnnual Graduate Student Symposium

February 21-23, 2014 • Tallahassee, Florida

Call for Papers

Schedule

The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 21-23, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Last year’s symposium was a huge success, allowing over 60 presenters from over 18 universities and departments as varied as History, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and Classics to share their research, learn from one another, and meet many of their peers and future colleagues. 

This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “Inscribing Authority: Bodies, Spaces, Texts.”

Dr. Candida Moss, of the University of Notre Dame, will deliver this year’s keynote address.  Her lecture is titled “Broken Bodies as Power in Early Christian Martyrdom Literature.”

Due to our commitment to collaborative scholarship, students from all fields with interdisciplinary interests in the study of religion and at all levels of graduate study are encouraged to submit paper proposals.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:  Authorship and Identity, Remembering and Myth Making; Practice and Ritual; Conceptions of Self; Material Culture and Food; and Acquisition of Knowledge.

Presentations should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length and will receive faculty responses.  In addition, every year respondents select the best graduate paper to receive the Leo F. Sandon Award, an endowed award named for the Religion Department's former chair. 

Proposals including an abstract of approximately 300 words, a list of key terms, and a one-page CV should be submitted by December 31, 2013 for review. Decisions will be made as soon as possible. If accepted, final papers must be submitted by January 15, 2014.  Please send proposals to Sher Afgan at fsureligionsymposium@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to hearing from you or your students and seeing you at the 2014 Graduate Student Symposium at Florida State University.

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