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Call for Proposals

This Consultation seeks paper proposals related to the Mediterranean, including such topics as:

  • Humanisms of the Mediterranean world in the Renaissance
  • Ancient Mediterranean forerunners of humanism
  • The Ancient Mediterranean in the humanist imagination
  • Links between cosmopolitan themes in humanism and religious diversity

Papers on other topics concerning humanism and religion are also welcome.


This Consultation seeks to open a space of reflection at the intersection between various positions that fall under the general title of “humanism” and the contemporary study of religion. This reflection includes philosophical, historical, and comparative methodologies. We provide a forum for scholars exploring the following:

  • The historical legacy of religious humanism
  • The traditional humanist concern with rhetoric as a means to study religion
  • The offer of critiques and constructive reappraisals of humanism as a contemporary theological and philosophical stance

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee Members.


W. David Hall
Centre College
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Glenn Whitehouse
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Method of Submission


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