Hi folks. For graduate students in the area or those itching for an excuse to visit the Big Apple, we here at Fordham will be hosting an interdisciplinary conference this fall, October 20th, and would love for you to be involved. Just announced, the theme of the 2nd annual event is: “Sacred Topographies: or, parks & revelation.” Information on the keynote speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Castelli, and a link to the conference page are below. If this is of interest, please consider submitting a paper proposal or planning to attend. And feel free to spread the word!


The Theology Graduate Student Association of Fordham University is hosting a graduate student conference on October 20th, 2012 at the Lincoln Center campus, midtown Manhattan. We are soliciting paper submissions from graduate students, and warmly invite your 500 word abstracts for consideration. Deadline for submission of abstracts (to fordhamtgsa@gmail.com) is Monday, May 21st

Elizabeth Castelli, of Barnard College, will give the keynote address at the conference. Professor Castelli is a specialist in biblical studies, early Christianity, and feminist/gender studies in religion. Her book Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making is a standard text for students of early Christianity, martyrdom, and the function of memory in religious identity-formation.  She has also authored or edited numerous books and articles including Imitating Paul: A Discourse of Power and Women, Gender, and Religion: A Reader.  She serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion as well as the Journal of Early Christian Studies.  Prof. Castelli is also an advisory board member of the Center for Religion and Media at New York University.

Please see the attached Call for Papers for details. All inquiries and submissions should be sent tofordhamtgsa@gmail.com.  Further details and conference schedule will be posted to the following site: https://sites.google.com/site/fordhamgradtheoconf/ 

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