The Religions in America Workshop is pleased to announce its
2015-16 Call for Papers
We invite graduate students to submit proposals for work-in-progress, including a dissertation proposal, dissertation chapter, conference paper, article draft, orals exam paper, or new piece of research that engages the broadly construed topic of religion in America. Please send the tentative title, brief description, type of submission, your program/department affiliation, and the month in which you would like to present your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your paper will be due the week prior to the presentation, in order to allow workshop members adequate time to review the paper.
The Religions in America Workshop explores the role of religion in American culture from the colonial period to the present day. The workshop engages in historiographical, theoretical, and methodological discussions about the place of religion in American life by focusing on issues and topics such as gender, race, consumer culture, the separation of church and state, politics, literature, theology, and music. The workshop welcomes scholars from a variety of academic disciplines, including the Divinity School, History Department, English Department, Sociology Department, Political Science Department, Music Department, and Anthropology Department. Presentations by students and faculty, as well as by distinguished guest speakers, take place in a relaxed, discussion-oriented environment designed to further the research, inquiry, and knowledge of both presenters and participants alike.
We meet on alternate Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 in Swift Hall. When lunch is not provided, we invite you to bring your brown bag to the workshop.
For more information about the Religions in America Workshop, please visit our website
To receive notices about upcoming meetings, you can subscribe to our listserv