Submission Details

Proposals are to be submitted to gradreligionconference@hds.harvard.edu by Monday, July 1, 2013.

Please include with your proposal the paper/panel title, presenter’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation. Notification of accepted proposals will be emailed out by July 29th.

Submission Options

Individual Paper Proposals: Please submit a 300-word proposal explaining the topic, main argument, and methodology of the project. Please specify whether you are submitting your proposal to the General Call or to one of the two Special Call modules. Individual papers will be organized into panels and should not exceed 20 minutes in delivery.

Panel Proposals: Proposals for pre-organized panels on a particular topic may include three to five papers. Please submit the following: 1) a 300-word summary of the focus and purpose of the panel and how each paper contributes to the panel’s theme; please specify whether you are submitting the proposal to the General Call or to one of the two Special Call modules; 2) a 300- word proposal for each paper as explained above; 3) the name and contact information of the panel organizer and the panel chair. (The panel can be chaired by one of the presenters. Also, respondents and chairs can be added to the panel after it is accepted)

Roundtable Discussions: Proposals for a pre-organized roundtable discussion should include four to five participants (one of whom will chair the discussion). Participants do not prepare papers but instead provide an overview of a current issue in a particular field of scholarship. The participants’ aim should be to engage the audience in an active and open discussion of a particular issue. Proposals should include a 500-word description of the specific issues to be addressed, precise enough to indicate the scope and intent of the discussion. Also, each participant should include a 300-word statement detailing her/his own approach to the topic under consideration. Please specify whether you are submitting your proposal to the General Call or to one of the two Special Call modules.

All inquiries can be emailed to Faye Bodley-Dangelo, Conference Coordinator:

gradreligionconference@hds.harvard.edu