17th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Human and Nonhuman

February 22-23, 2019 • Tallahassee, Florida

The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 17th Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 22-23, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Our most recent symposium brought together over 50 presenters from over 15 universities and departments as varied as History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classics to share their research, learn from one another, and meet many of their peers and future colleagues.

This year’s symposium is centered on the theme “Human and Nonhuman.” 


The full schedule of events can be accessed here. An archived version of the original "Call for Papers" is also available.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Annette Yoshiko Reed of New York University will deliver this year’s keynote address, titled "Writing Demons and Difference."


The Tallahassee International Airport (TIA) is located on the southwestern side of the city, just off of Capital Circle SW. Members of the GSS Committee will provide transportation to / from the airport at your request; otherwise, information about rental and on-demand car services can be found here.


A number of hotels and inns are located in close proximity to the university campus. These in-clude the Hilton DoubleTree, the Four Points by Sheraton, the Hampton Inn & Suites, and the Governors Inn.

POints of Interest

If you’re interested in exploring Tallahassee, consider visiting the historic Capitol, exploring outer space at the Challenger Learning Center, or wandering amongst the classic cars at the Automobile Museum.

If you’re more interested in outdoor activities, you may want to take a stroll through the Maclay Gardens or around Cascades Park, or check out the shops at Lake Ella.