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Call for Papers: History of Women Religious Conference

(Mar 24, 2012)

The Ninth Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious returns in June, 2013 to St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, site of the Conference’s first academic meeting held in 1989. The Conference planning committee invites proposals for papers or panels that address questions, themes or issues that have shaped and/or continue to influence the evolution of congregations of women religious. Proposals that focus on community governance, ethnic, linguistic or racial tensions, demographic composition, inter-congregational cooperation, changing ministries, relations with clergy, hierarchy and secular institutions, spiritual traditions or emerging models of religious life are welcome.
      Disciplinary approaches may include history, sociology, anthropology, theology, religious studies, literature, communication, cultural studies, art, architecture and material culture.The theme of the conference is  Women Religious Through the Ages: Managing Individual and Institutional Realities.
       Proposals for papers in the form of a one-page abstract accompanied by a one-page C.V. are requested by August 15, 2012. Panel proposals are encouraged but individual proposals are also welcome. Volunteers to chair and comment on sessions are also invited. The language of the conference is English but proposals may be submitted in English or French.

Send all proposals to:
Elizabeth McGahan, Chair, Planning Committee
Department of History and Politics
University of New Brunswick – Saint
John Campus
P.O. Box 5050
Saint John, New Brunswick