Sunday, October 21, 2012
CFP - ATLA
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Kent State School of Library and Information Science
Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Subject: Call for papers: Conference on Information and Religion
I am writing to ask that you share this Call for Papers and Posters for the 2013 Conference on Information and Religion with your colleagues, students and others who might be interested. The conference is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Information and Religion, a research initiative of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. It will be held in Charlotte, N.C., on June 19-22, 2013, in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association annual conference. Our keynote speaker next year will be Peter Ochs, Ph.D., Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia, and founding editor of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning (http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/ssr/).
Details can be found in the message below and at http://www.kent.edu/slis/research/csir/2013-conference-on-information-and-religion.cfm.
Thank you for your assistance.
Dr. Don A. Wicks, Assoc. Professor & Interim Director
School of Library & Information Science
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190 (Room 314 Library), Kent, OH 44242-0001
Office: (330) 672-2782; Fax: (330) 672-7965
Call for Papers and Posters
Center for the Study of Information and Religion
Third Annual International Conference on Information & Religion
Held in conjunction with the
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference
June 19-22, 2013 ~ Charlotte, N.C.
The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) will host its Third Annual International Conference on Information and Religion in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference. Participants will have the opportunity to attend ATLA and CSIR sessions, and may also submit proposals to both organizations. (See ATLA website for deadlines and proposal information: www.atla.com.) Links to registration information will be posted on the CSIR website in January 2013.
CSIR Theme: The Social Construction of Religious Knowledge
Keynote: Peter Ochs, Ph.D.
Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia
Founding editor of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning (http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/ssr/)
Abstracts will be considered for acceptance only when they are submitted on the proposal form before the deadline. (Please do not email, mail or fax abstract proposals.)
Link to proposal form: http://bit.ly/CSIR2013abstract-submission
Nov. 1, 2012: Deadline to submit abstracts
Dec. 15, 2012: Notification of acceptance
March 31, 2013: Deadline to submit final, completed papers in order for them to be considered for publication in ASIR: Advances in the Study of Information and Religion. Papers must be in proper APA style. Additional details regarding submission of full papers will be sent to those whose abstracts are accepted for conference presentation.
This call for papers and posters seeks original contributions in a variety of areas in which scholars are exploring the intersections of religion and information. Topics that might be addressed include but are not limited to the following:
· Defining and interpreting data and information in the understanding of religious knowledge;
· The role of sermons in the social construction of knowledge;
· The construction of shared knowledge between different faith traditions;
· The social contexts of religious knowledge;
· Preserving and making available religious texts and information objects associated with the construction of religious knowledge;
· Social uses and appropriations made of these texts and objects;
· Information in its application to clergy and congregations as communities of practice;
· Faith and many types of intelligence (e.g., emotional intelligence, intellectual capital, etc.);
· The application of academic theory in the understanding of religious knowledge;
· Intersections of interests in the study of information and religion, where different disciplines might find it worthwhile to collaborate in research.
Prospective participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers should not have been previously published. We also welcome proposals for poster presentations. There are no restrictions on research methodology.
STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.
Presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to registration fees, lodging, transportation, and meals.
For more information, please contact Dr. Don Wicks (firstname.lastname@example.org), Interim Director of SLIS and Director of CSIR, or Dr. Dan Roland (email@example.com), CSIR Primary Researcher.
Watch for conference details at www.kent.edu/slis/research/csir.