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Call for Papers: Conversations Within and Across Religions

The editors of Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies are pleased to announce a call for papers and book reviews for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 48). Throughout the history of religions, the experience of cultural and religious plurality – that is to say, the experience of multiple coexisting traditions as well as the experience of internal plurality within one’s own tradition – has had a profound impact on the formation, shaping, and continual re-shaping of religious traditions, perspectives, and identities, both individual and communal. This impact has been so profound that, for many scholars, “it is epistemologically incoherent to ‘understand’ a religious singularity […] All religion susceptible of our study is in a situation of contact. There is no religion in the singular […] interrelational complexity constitutes our subject” (Steven M. Wasserstrom, “Nine Theses on the Study of Religion,” 10).  

Arc is thus interested in submissions which explore this interrelational complexity, and we identify the following themes as being of particular interest:

·      Pluralism;
·      Explorations of intra- /inter-religious dialogue and/or conflict;
·      Works of comparative religion, theology, and philosophy;
·      Studies examining how considerations of intersectionality bear on intra- /inter- religious relations.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we welcome submissions that broadly address the interrelational complexity of religion from any area within the study of religion, including: Theology; Comparative Religions; Theory and Method; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religions; Sociology of Religion; Anthropology of Religion; Psychology of Religion; Religious Ethics; Critical Race Theory; Religion and Literature; Religion and Art; Religion and Linguistics; Religion and Health; Textual Studies. We welcome submissions that focus on traditions from any time period or geographic area.

The submission deadline for Vol. 48 is August 30,th 2020. Submissions received after this date may be considered for subsequent volumes. Articles should fall between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length, including footnotes. Longer items may be considered, but should be discussed with the journal editors prior to submission. Book reviews should not exceed 1,500 words. For detailed submission guidelines, please consult the Guidelines for Contributors (PDF) on our website (https://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/about/publication/arc). All electronic correspondence should be sent to the editors at the following email address: arc.relgstud@mcgill.ca

Arc is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal published annually by the School of Religious Studies, McGill University. The journal combines the talents of professors and graduate students in offering space for scholarly discussions on various aspects of the academic study of religion.

Call for Papers: ARC 36.1 – Resilience and Archaeology

Call for Papers: ARC 36.1
Resilience and Archaeology: Human response to past hardship. 

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge is pleased to invite submissions for our next issue (36.1), exploring the concept of resilience and how it can contribute to a better understanding of the past, particularly as to the study of change and transformation. We understand resilience as a dynamic process within a given system that links a set of adaptive capacities to a trajectory of functioning and adaptation after a disturbance. It is also a neutral framework interdisciplinary framework useful to explore social, cultural, economic, and ecological changes at different magnitudes and at different systemic and spatial scales. 

Please see the attached Call for Papers for more details, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or to register interest (arc.resilience@gmail.com) by July 10th 2020. We welcome contributions from researchers at any stage of their academic career and from all related disciplines. Papers of no more than 4000 words should be submitted by August 24th 2020 for publication in April 2021

The Archaeological Review from Cambridge (ARC) is a full peer-reviewed biannual academic journal of archaeology. It is managed and published on a non-profit, voluntary basis by postgraduate researchers in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Rooted primarily in archaeological theory and practice, ARC invites a wide range of perspectives aiming at interdisciplinary research of interest to those engaged in a variety of fields. All papers are published Open Access. Further information on the Archaeological Review from Cambridge, including submission guidelines, may be found at http://arc.soc.srcf.net  

CFP: Archaeological Institute of America 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

UPDATE: In light of the many changes and disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, The AIA is extending its spring submission deadline to April 5th and waiving the submission fee for all proposals.  

The 122nd Joint Annual Meeting of the AIA and the Society for Classical Studies will take place in Chicago, IL, from January 7–10. The first deadline for submissions is March 2020. All colloquia and joint AIA/SCS sessions must be submitted by the March deadlines. Workshops and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding should also be submitted.

  • Sunday, April 5th (NO ADMIN FEE):  For all workshops and colloquia including joint AIA/SCS sessions, and any open-session submissions needing an early decision to acquire a visa or obtain funding.
  • Sunday, August 2 and Sunday, August 16, 2020 (with $25 fee): For workshops, open session paper and posters submissions, and any provisionally accepted colloquia and workshops that are resubmitting.
  • Sunday, November 15, 2020: This deadline is applicable to all Lightning Session and Roundtable submissions.

Everyone planning to submit should first review the full Call for Papers. Submission forms must be completed online.

CFP: Knowledge-scapes – Archaeological Review from Cambridge

Call for Papers
Knowledge-scapes
Volume 35.2, November 2020

How knowledge was developed and shared in ancient societies is a key research question for historians and archaeologists. The dynamics and mechanisms by which knowledge and its associated skills and practices evolve, change, and dissolve can be observed across multiple analytical scales. Studies engaged with these questions are frequently undertaken within distinct scholarly sub-fields. Only when the academic compartmentalisation is overcome, is it possible to fully explore the strengths, challenges and limitations of the study of knowledge to contribute to the understanding of past societies.

Knowledge-scapes offer a flexible framework to explore the potential of the study of knowledge at different scales and from various theoretical, practical and methodological perspectives. For this volume we invite papers that discuss the origin(s), development, maintenance, evolution, transfer, expansion, transmission, transplantation, contraction and/or dissolution of socially constructed knowledge-scapes. We understand knowledge-scapes as dynamic bodies of knowledge over time, space and social entities, linked to shared practices (e.g. manufacturing practices, travelling practices, exchange practices, subsistence practices). The diverse nature and scope of knowledge-scapes demands that we adjust our research methods, case studies and data collection strategies accordingly.

Knowledge-scapes ultimately feed into bigger archaeological and anthropological narratives concerned with social and economic boundaries, identities, cultural integration and resilience among others. Some key questions may be:
❖How do knowledge-scapes inform our understanding of past societies?
❖Where are the social limits of knowledge-scapes? What aspects of a society shape them?
❖How does the definition of social entities (e.g. households, social units, cultural groups, etc.)affect the exploration of knowledge-scapes ?
❖How are knowledge-scapes reflected in materiality and archaeological evidence?
❖How can different analytical scales (e.g. from satellite imagery to compositional data)contribute to the reconstruction of knowledge-scapes?
❖What are the limitations of our materials and methods when defining knowledge-scapes?

Volume 35.2 of the Archaeological Review from Cambridge encourages contributions that explore these and related topics from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Papers of no more than 4000 words should be submitted to the editors (arc.knowledgescapes@gmail.com) before 31 March 2020, for publication in November 2020. We will accept expressions of interest by Friday 28 February in the form of an abstract of up to 250 words.

More information about the Archaeological Review from Cambridge may be found online at http://arc.soc.srcf.net/contribute.html. More information about submission guidelines, Notes for Contributors and Style Guide, may be found online at https://arc.soc.srcf.net/ARC_notesForContributors.pdf.

Friederike Jürcke
Julia Montes-Landa
Alessandro Ceccarelli

(Editors)

CFP: Brown University History Department’s Graduate Conference

New Worlds: Histories of Crisis and Encounter

History Graduate Student Association Conference, Brown University
Keynote Speaker: Tatiana Linkhoeva, New York University
April 3-4, 2020

Visions of new worlds and the stakes of abandoning the old are topics that have been taken up from many positionalities within a number of geographic and temporal subfields. New world history has traditionally referred to colonial encounters, especially on the American continents. Yet the questions that scholars in these fields have been asking can also be used to illuminate new and provocative approaches to histories of apocalyptic dreaming, environmental studies, and questions of new and changing lifestyles. These scholars continue to broaden existing theoretical models to probe the relationships between centers and margins, question received hierarchies, examine encounters between people, the exchange of ideas and resources, and reveal the ways in which different worlds collide. The concept of a new world calls attention to networks of knowledge production and circulation, as well as the visual and material representations of paradigm shifts and ruptures. It is not only valuable for considering dramatic revolutions, but allows us to interrogate our perspectives on continuities and the meaning of change. Running through all of these “new worlds” are issues of power, control, economy, environment, identity, and technology.

This conference intends to provoke discussion among academics from all geographical and temporal fields concerning how we envision new worlds, how they are created in politics and space, how
conceptions of newness change over time, and how these questions are approached by various methodologies. This could involve exploring ancient and medieval visions of the future, challenging the Eurocentric point of view in writing histories of encounter, examining the interactions between non-human and human worlds. It also reveals the extent to which the understanding of rupture and revolution has shifted and how the use of scientific knowledge and technology has reconfigured the modern world.

Possible paper topics and themes include, but are not limited to:
● Visions of the future and modernity
● Revolutions and ruptures
● Conceptualizing and representing the ‘foreign’
● Changing environments and questioning the Anthropocene
● Colonial expansions and indigenous responses
● New ways of knowing
● Disrupting binaries and re-inventing the gendered ‘self’
● Innovative approaches to the archive and writing new histories
● Encounters and contact zones
● ‘Building’ new worlds in art and architecture
● The politics of lifestyles
● Urban histories and metropolitan futures
● The end of history/the end of the world

We welcome both individual papers and full panel proposals. We also welcome volunteers for chairing panels. Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length, and may be from any geographic or temporal specialization. Please apply here by midnight on February 2nd, 2020.

Note: The costs of attending the conference, including travel, accommodation, and other expenses, will be the responsibility of the presenter(s) or their institutions.

Please contact brownhgsaconference2020@gmail.com for further questions.