February 18-20 marks the 10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium sponsored by the Department of Religion at Florida State University. Participants include many names that are familiar to our blog readers: Amanda Porterfield, John Corrigan, Sylvester Johnson, Kathryn Lofton, Amy Koehlinger, Arthur Remillard, and Kelly Baker, among others. Graduate students from 20 universities will be presenting their ideas about several topics, including the politics of conflict, ritual practice and community identity, issues of empowerment and subjugation, creation and preservation of sacred place and time, legitimization of power, divine authority, and roles of lay practice.
If you missed the CFP this year, you should definitely consider attending next year. I know I'm biased, having graduated from FSU, but this is an incredible graduate conference with all sorts of opportunities for professional development, friendship building, and good old-fashioned fun. Can I get a witness?!
For a conference schedule, click here.