|Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region|
This is just a gentle reminder that the Rocky Mountain–Great Plains Regional meeting is coming up soon!
April 5–6, 2013
Special Summer Conference
Theme: Religion in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains
The Rocky Mountain–Great Plains Region is hosting a summer conference on the theme "Religion in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains." See below for more information:
The religious studies department at the University of Denver cordially invites you to attend the one-day "Religion in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains" conference, to be held Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the University of Denver with the support of an AAR Regional Development Grant.
This one-day conference is envisioned to bring together scholars at different career stages to examine religious identity and practice (including secular and spiritual identities and practices) around the region, past and present. It is intended to help highlight and bring greater interest to issues of religious identity and practice in the states of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, and to provide an opportunity for faculty, researchers, and graduate students to connect with and learn from colleagues. The conference is envisioned as a catalyst for more sustained efforts at regional community building, including future conferences and workshops.
The conference will consist of four panels of paper presentations, followed by a roundtable session in which panel chairs present the highlights of each panel, reflect on the day’s presentations, and offer suggestions for future research. The conference will conclude with a keynote speech by an eminent regional scholar.
Papers will be organized into panels arranged either denominationally or thematically. Each panel will feature scholars from around the region and will include at least one graduate student in order to support career stage diversity. Panels will take an interdisciplinary approach, with multiple disciplines represented, and will leave ample time for interactive discussions with audience members.
There is no cost to attend the conference. Registration will be free and will open in late April.
Housing and Travel
The AAR Regional Development Grant will generously support lunch and coffee for conference presenters and attendees, but cannot provide travel support. The religious studies department at the University of Denver will connect presenters in need of housing with faculty and graduate students who might host them; please indicate your interest in being hosted.