In the late 1970s, academics came to use the term New Religious Movement (NRM) to replace “cult” in light of the pejorative connotation in daily English. At the time, NRM referred to small religious groups whose membership was predominately in the first generation. The leaders’ authority derived from charisma and they promised exclusive means to access the ultimate source of the cosmos that they alone possessed. They held beliefs and practices that differed from the traditional ones in the surrounding religious environment, such as innovative interpretations of ancient scripture or rituals and an independent organization. They lack recognized legitimacy in the eyes of the religious establishment.
All scholars working in the areas of myth and/or fairy tales are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the upcoming SWPACA Conference. Panels are now forming on topics related to all aspects of myths and fairy tales and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales; one or the other is perfectly fine. Presentations considering both genres are of course welcome and can stimulate interesting discussions. Proposals for forming your own Myth or Fairy Tale-focused panel – especially panels focused on one particular myth/tale – are encouraged.
Paper topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):
Creation and Destruction: Beginnings and Ends in Religious Thought
Duke University February 23–24, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Pugh
A Biannual Journal
Translation Today is a peer-reviewed, indexed and refereed journal of the National Translation Mission (NTM). This journal, lovingly abbreviated as TT, is available in print (through subscription) and online (open access) formats. TT has been maintaining an extensive outreach and receiving an encouraging response from the readers and experts. It aims to enrich the ever-expanding field of Translation Studies by publishing articles, reports, interviews, squibs, book reviews and actual translations. Numerous universities and institutions of the national and international significance have recognised Translation Today as a leading journal in the area of Translation Studies.
Performing Greece III: The Third International Conference on Contemporary Greek Theatre
9 December 2017
School of Arts, Birkbeck College, University of London
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angeliki Varakis-Martin (University of Kent)
4th Annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts
What is the Imagination?
Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
University of Dallas, Irving, TX
January 26-27, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Eva Brann, St. John’s College
Plenary Speaker: Dennis Sepper, University of Dallas
The 1st National Seminar on Paleography welcomes works for oral communication and poster exhibition regarding any theme related to Paleography. All works submitted are going to be evaluated by double blind peer review.
Deadline: October 1, 2017.
The 1st National Seminar on Paleography gathers specialists from Brazil and abroad to treat important themes regarding Paleography, a millennial subject, which keeps up to date and necessary.
Almost all branches of modern science and scholarship, including humanities, can trace their existence back to at least early modern times when Latin was a common medium of European erudition. Yet, present-day researchers in individual disciplines are largely unaware of the existence of early modern Latin scholarship related to their respective fields of study.
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following Call for Papers.
III International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day” (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 15-16, December 2017)
Deadline: 24 October 2017
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Harrison Middleton University (www.hmu.edu) is launching a Fellowship in Ideas. This is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment.