CALL FOR PAPERS: Milestones & Turning Points
Following last year's successful event, and to celebrate 25 years of the Woolf Institute, we are hosting our second two-day, in-person conference in Cambridge on 7 and 8 February 2024. Our title this year is 'Milestones and Turning Points'
We especially welcome proposals from postgraduate students and early career researchers, as well as from practitioners working with faith communities.
Milestones and Turning Points
We welcome abstracts for papers that explore how this year's themes (taken individually or collectively) contribute to the understanding, interpretation, or application of religious practices in historical and contemporary contexts.
Examples of milestones and turning points might include:
- A significant event which has shaped, or continues to shape, faith communities here in the UK or around the world (such as 9/11, the Second Vatican Council or the end of colonial rule in a particular country or region);
- A significant publication which has had a transformational impact on your field or lives within faith communities (such as Darwin's Origin of Species or Huntingdon's Clash of Civilisations);
- A moment that has heralded a new era for religious belief and practice (such as the ordination of female clergy) or a future event that is predicted to bring about new patterns of religion and belief (such as the expected emergence of Islam as the world's largest religion in terms of followers by 2070).
These are just suggestions, we welcome individual interpretations of the theme.
Proposals should include title, abstract (300 words), and biography (100 words).
Please send submissions to Dr Danielle Padley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 1 November 2023
Full submission guidance can be found here
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