CFP: 2014 AAR-EIR "19th Century Upstate New York Religions & Their Heirs" at Syracuse University

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American Academy of Religion Eastern International Region
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2014 Eastern International Regional Meeting

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

May 2–3, 2014

Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 15, 2014

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2014 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of 19th Century Upstate New York Religions and Their Heirs.

Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Comparative religions
  • Diaspora and transnational studies
  • Ethics
  • Gender
  • History
  • Method and theory
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion and Politics
  • Sociology
  • Textual studies

In particular, the program committee is interested in proposals related to our special theme of 19th Century Upstate New York Religions and Their Heirs. These could include submissions on the history and legacy of the:

  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
  • Millerites and Seventh Day Adventists
  • Oneida Community
  • Shakers
  • Mormons
  • Spiritualism
  • Anti-slavery movement
  • Women's rights movement
  • Chautauqua movement
  • Social Gospel
  • and many others

The EIR will once again meet concurrently with SCRIPT (the Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts). Proposals for SCRIPT papers should respond to its call for papers at

The Program Committee would also welcome proposals for nontraditional sessions, such as roundtables, dialogues, book discussions, etc.

Each proposal should contain the following in a single e-mail attachment in MS Word format:

  • One-page abstract (300 words maximum) describing the nature of the paper or panel.
  • Current CV(s) for the participant(s).
  • Cover page that includes the submitter's full name, title, institution, phone number, fax number, e-mail, and mailing address.
  • For panel proposals, identify the primary contact person.
  • Please send your proposal to

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2014.

Scholars from any region may apply to participate. Only those proposals received by the deadline will be considered for inclusion in the program. Presentations are limited to twenty minutes, with ten minutes allowed for questions. If you require technological support for your presentation/panel (such as an Internet connection or audio and projection equipment), you must request it with your proposal.

As a general rule, the Region discourages panels comprised of scholars from a single institution. Exceptions to this rule would include a presentation from a research team or a panel based on other types of collaborative research.

for more information please see relcfp.