Category Archives: Call for Abstracts

February 15th is the deadline to submit proposals for the EIRAAR 2016 annual meeting

Faculty, students, independent scholars and professionals are invited to submit proposals (for panels and individual papers) for the Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion (EIRAAR) annual meeting.

globalizing humanitiesAlongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of “Globalizing the Human(ities).” With this theme, organizers hope to engage questions of how interdisciplinary and historical humanities research can be done in an increasingly global age.

Submissions for screening original documentary films and shorts on religion are also invited for the first time this year.

The conference, being held at the University of Pittsburgh, will end with a round-table discussion about how to incorporate a global perspective into research on religion.

Prizes for the best graduate and undergraduate paper will be awarded.

Conference date: May 6-7, 2016
Conference details:
Contact for information:
Center Members – both Pitt researchers and grad students – interested in submitting or forming a panel can also contact the Center’s associate director David Givens directly at

University of Pittsburgh invites abstracts for a transdisciplinary conference

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites abstracts for a transdisciplinary conference to be held at the University:

 “Doing the Body in the 21st Century”
March 31-April 2, 2016

If Interested, send a 200-word abstract for a twenty-minute paper on an aspect of the body/bodies to by October 15, 2015. Panels of three abstracts on a related topic are welcome.

Bodies can be collective, material, medicalized, biological, sexual, queer, trans, normative, political, racial, transnational, ecological, historical, useful, global, affective, gendered, disabled, surveilled, controlled, subjected, transformed, enhanced, engineered, empowered, organized, managed, discursive, aesthetic, translated, theorized, aging, acting, voting, merging, migrating, moving, constructing, creating, performing.

Click the link for more information about the conference: