CSSR, Congress 2015— Information concernant la conférence annuelle 2015 / Annual Conference 2015 Information: University of Ottawa

Call for Papers

Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Annual Conference

The Program Committee invites submissions for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the CSSR, to be held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences on the campuses of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, from Saturday May 30 to Tuesday June 2, 2015.

Theme: “Capital Ideas.” From Congress: ‘“Capital Ideas”, the University of Ottawa’s theme for Congress 2015, invites us to reflect on the power of ideas: ideas captivate our hearts and minds; ideas connect people and ignite discussions and debates; ideas create knowledge and spark discoveries. Ideas represent an invaluable currency capable of changing our lives and our world. We thus expect Congress 2015 to be an exciting intellectual hub where ideas will be expressed, shared and implemented!

The theme also relates to the location of this year’s Congress host in the national capital. As the seat of our federal government and of several national agencies, as the home of embassies and of a large number of international organizations, Ottawa boasts a unique environment rooted in the confluence of people and the intersection of ideas from all over the world. This promotes a rich diversity of perspectives and research activities; one significant area of interest is public policy, and it is our hope that Congress 2015 will generate stimulating exchanges on the links between research, policy and society.”

The Board of the Federation encourages associations to adopt this theme and to develop sessions related to the topic within their own programs and to engage in intellectual debates that characterize these annual meetings.

As always, the CSSR welcomes papers and proposals on all aspects of religion, from various academic perspectives.

The deadline for all submissions (special papers and abstracts of regular papers, panels and roundtables) is Wednesday January 14, 2015.

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