CFP: AFTERLIFE, Eighteenth Annual Postgraduate Religion and Theology Conference, University of Bristol

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CFP: AFTERLIFE, Eighteenth Annual Postgraduate Religion and Theology Conference
Hosted by the University of Bristol
8-9 March 2013
Keynote speaker: Professor Ronald Hutton

This conference brings together postgraduates and early-career academics
working on the study of religions from a variety of perspectives and
disciplines, creating a space for them to share their work and to further
encourage research and collaboration within the University of Bristol (the
host institution), other partner institutions, and among members of other
universities within the South West region and beyond, within the United
Kingdom and Ireland and abroad.

The conference has a long history of drawing together postgraduate students
and their supervisors from universities in the surrounding area and beyond.
Last year saw us expand to a record number of participating speakers,
delegates, and partner institutions. Forty-nine papers, divided in
seventeen sessions, were presented by postgraduate students and early
career academics, from eighteen universities. Almost one hundred delegates
attended at least part of the conference. A session for undergraduate
papers was also held, with notable success.

Although we encourage applications that directly address the theme of the
conference ‘Afterlife’, in all its interpretations, contributions are
welcome on any scholarly topic, and from all disciplines and areas related
to the study of religions: theology, history, anthropology, sociology,
archaeology, literature, art, music, etc.

Presentations will be grouped in panels, each consisting of three 20-minute
papers followed by a 30-minute period for questions and discussion. Panels
will be chaired by lecturers from Bristol and other partner universities.

We are also accepting submissions for research posters. Displayed in the
conference common room, these will allow further communication of research.
A prize will be awarded to the poster voted best by the conference
participants. Guidelines of the preparation of posters and a sample poster
presentation can be found on the conference’s website. Please note that an
applicant may submit a poster as well as a paper and that both may be
accepted, on the condition that they cover different topics.

Please submit abstracts for papers and/or posters through our University’s
‘Stop Shop’ page at:

The deadline for submitting proposals will be 12:00 noon (Bristol time) on
Tuesday 15 January 2013.

Kindly note that the organisers are not in a position to assist anyone with
visas, and will not consider or accept abstracts from those who require
assistance with visas.

Registration for the conference will open at 12:00 noon (Bristol time) on
22 January 2013 and will include refreshments and lunch on both days. Early
registration is free for members of partner institutions and £10 for
participants from other institutions or for those who are unaffiliated.
Please note that all registrations received after 12 noon, Friday 8
February, will incur a £10 late registration fee.

A limited amount of financial assistance may be available to presenters of
papers and/or posters. The assistance may be used towards defraying travel
or accommodation expenses, or the early registration fee for participants
from non-partner institutions. Application details will be posted in late
January 2013 on the conference website.

Optional social events will be held on both evenings of the conference.

For more information and registration, please visit:

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