Religion, Women and History

Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2015


CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission/Abstracts due by June 15, 2015


The Oxford Round Table will hold our 12th Annual International Conference on Religion, Women and History during the dates of July 29 - August 1, 2015 at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786.

You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Those not presenting papers will be placed on a discussion panel. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field. Papers and presentations regarding the following areas are of particular interest to the conference. However, these suggested areas of research and writing are not meant to be limitations and the conference programme is open to all substantive areas of formal and informal research in education.

The session will be facilitated by:

Canon Brian Mountford has been Vicar of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin Oxford for twenty five years.  He is also Canon of Christ Church Cathedral and Fellow of St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. 


Members of the Oxford Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey in 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602.

Topics of Interest will include but are not limited to:

Religious History
•    Global Status of Religion in Government
•    Toleration as a Concept
•    Limits of State Involvement in Religion
•    Faith and Reason in Modern Society
•    Separation and Coercion
•    The Politics of Peace and Conflict
•    Religion in the Economic Marketplace

Women in History
•    African American Women in History
•    Women in Early America
•    Looking Back, Looking Forward
•    Women on the International Stage
•    Women in Developing Countries
•    Women and Nation Building
•    Cultural Identities
•    Women & Gender in History

Religion and Science
•    Darwin Past and Future
•    The Idea of Progress and Science
•    The Scientific Method and Religious Thought
•    Science, Modernity and Religion
•    Teaching Science
•    History of Science
•    Philosophy of Religion
•    Modern Christian Thought
•    Theology and the Scientific Method
•    Religion in the Face of Modernity
•    Secular Humanism and Belief
•    Intellectual Freedom and Religion
•    Religion and the Public Good
•    Religion and Human Rights

History
•    International Order
•    Soft-Westernization vs. Hard-Modernization
•    Philosophy of History
•    Innovation and Tradition in History
•    Religious Communities
•    Religion and Culture
•    The History of the Book

Allusions to God in Literature
•    God’s Significance in Literature
•    Romantics, Beliefs and Progress
•    Faith and Reason
•    Holy Patriotism, War and Peace
•    Martyrdom and Redemption
•    Salvation, Truth and Politics
•    God, Freedom and Liberty
•    Faith, Truth and Reason
•    Holy Patriotism and War
•    Romantics, Myth and Progress
•    Martyrdom and Redemption
•    Salvation and Politics

Separation of Church and State
•    Schools, Madrasses and Religion
•    First Amendment Decline
•    Health Care Choices for Women
•    Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms
•    Understanding the Global Scale of Religion and Government
•    Traversing Church and State:  Faith Based Initiatives
•    Re-Examining Separation of Church and State in America
•    Analyzing the Aspects of Faith and Reason in Modern Society
•    Rationalizing Universal Education, Sectarian or Secular
•    The Religious Influence on the Decline of Public Schools
•    Government Funding of Parochial Schools
•    Exploring the Effects of the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism on Public Schools
•    Emerging Concepts of Establishment and Free Exercise of  Religion


Registration Fee and Meals without Lodging:

$1,795 Payment

The payment above includes the following:
Registration Materials
Conference Materials
Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Drink Reception
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Three Course Dinner with after dinner coffee and mints in Medieval Dining Hall
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Lunches in Medieval Dining Hall
Meeting Room with all presentation equipment provided
Tea/Coffee/Biscuit breaks during the meeting

Registration Fee, Meals and WITH Lodging in the Oxford Dormitory:

$2,195 Payment

The payment above includes the following:
Registration Materials
Conference Materials
Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Drink Reception
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Three Course Dinner with after dinner coffee and mints in Medieval Dining Hall
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Lunches in Medieval Dining Hall
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Full English Breakfast
Lodging in the Dormitories for the nights of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (checking out on Saturday after lunch)
Meeting Room with all presentation equipment provided
Tea/Coffee/Biscuit breaks during the meeting

Guest Registration Fee, Meals and Lodging:
$1095 Guest Fee

Guest Registration Fee and Meals without Lodging:
$595 Guest Fee

This Round Table is to be held at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. As you may know, the University of Oxford is a confederation of thirty-eight (38) colleges of which Harris Manchester College is one. The colleges, themselves, are not degree granting or programmatic units of the University.  The University is an academic umbrella over all the colleges. The Round Table is, thus, not an academic programme conducted by the umbrella University. Harris Manchester College is the venue, the situs, location of the Round Table. The colleges, themselves, in their private corporate capacity, traditionally host an array of academic conferences assisted by Conference Oxford.  The Round Table is one such conference. Harris Manchester College was selected as the location for the meeting because of its reputation, its location in the heart of Oxford, and because of its congenial working relationship with the members of the Oxford Round Table Programme Committee and Advisory Board.

Registration for this program is now open. To register, please visit the Registration Page.
For any other questions or concerns, please email coordinator@oxfordroundtable.co.uk.

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