Roger Williams Conference on Religion and the State


Roger Williams Conference on Religion and the State

Roger Williams University is named after the founder of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the first established with guarantees of separation of church and state.

We seek papers for oursecond biennial conference on religion and the state, to be held at the university April 24-26, 2009. Our theme this year is "Religion and the State in Islam and the West," a theme intended to include points of contact, cooperation, and conflict between Western and Islamic cultures as well as scholarship that addresses religion/state matters in either of these cultural areas individually. Researchers are invited to submit from any academic field, especially, though not exclusively, from history, political science, literature and religious studies. Paper proposals can cover all time periods, ancient through contemporary, and can reflect all geographic areas.

Please send a 250 word proposal and a one page CV to:

Joshua Stein, Department of History, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809o, by January 5, 2009.

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Responses will be mailed out by January 26, 2009.


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