Spirituality Scholars Research Symposium


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Spirituality Scholars Research Symposium
Call for Papers by 22 May 2017

1st International Symposium
Monday 10 July 2017 (9.30am – 3.30pm) @ University of Huddersfield (Huddersfield)
Spirituality Scholars Network (SSN) & University of Huddersfield

For information on the symposium, click here. For registration by 10 July 2017, click here.
For the Call for Papers by 22 May 2017, click here.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Monday 22 May 2017 by 12.00 noon

The Spirituality Scholars’ Network (SSN) is an initiative of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality (BASS). SSN aims to support postgraduate students, early career researchers and other scholars in sharing their interests, experiences and projects in the field of spirituality studies. In conjunction with the University of Huddersfield, we are delighted to invite you to our first international symposium aimed at supporting scholars in Spirituality from all disciplines. The event will take place at the University of Huddersfield on Monday 10 July 2017 from 9.30am until 3.30pm.


It precedes the conference below which you are also welcome to attend:


The symposium offers researchers at all stages the opportunity to submit papers for discussion, feedback and support during two of our dedicated roundtables of the day.



The SSN Symposium encourages the exchange and synthesis of ideas, particularly where they challenge and transcend ‘conventional’ research paradigms. You are welcome to attend as a delegate or a presenter. Given the multi-perspective and cross-disciplinary nature of the study of spirituality, we welcome paper proposals on the broad theme of ‘studies in spirituality’ for either of the following sessions:

Roundtable 1 – Conceptual discussion papers: This session is aimed at participants whose research is at the more conceptual stage and will foster discussions and peer review/feedback on theory, conceptual ideas, project ideas, etc.

Roundtable 2 – Publication draft papers: This session is aimed at participants who are more advanced in their research and would welcome advice, guidance and feedback on projects such as writing an article for publication, writing a monograph/book chapter, completing a research bid, etc.



The deadline to submit a 500 words (max) abstract is Monday 22 May 2017.

To submit your abstract, please complete the details below and email this form to Sophie MacKenzie (S.R.Mackenzie@greenwich.ac.uk).

Abstracts that are accepted will be notified by Monday 5 June 2017. Once an abstract has been accepted, the author will be provided with further guidance on how to submit a full draft of their paper by Monday 26 June 2017 for circulation to peer participants in advance of the roundtables.



To download the form of submission, please click here.


For further details please contact Dr Melanie Rogers (m.rogers@hud.ac.uk)


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