Call for Paper Proposals

Religion, Science, and Technology:  Emerging Questions for the Next Generation

THE SIXTH STUDENT SYMPOSIUM ON SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY
Friday, February 27, 2015
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

OPEN CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

This one-day conference provides an interdisciplinary and interfaith forum for graduate, professional, and ministry students to engage in collaborative conversations and professional networking with faculty mentors. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best student papers and housing for our student speakers will be offered. Papers will be published on the Zygon Center’s website and recommended for publication in journals such as Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.

We invite paper proposals addressing one (or more) of the following questions:
• What are the “big questions” in religion and science today? In what ways will interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives inform and challenge these big questions?
• How will studies of religion and science take account of technology?
• What are some new and innovative ways of making practical applications of technology as it applies to science and religion?

We welcome proposals from graduate and professional students from the natural sciences, the social sciences, the applied sciences and engineering, and the humanities, as well as from seminary and divinity school students.  We encourage historical, critical, and constructive approaches to theoretical and empirical issues as well as reflective work on practical ministry.

TIMELINE, GUIDELINES, AND CONTACT INFORMATION
DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 23, 2015: 500-word paper proposals due
January 26, 2015: full papers invited based on faculty review
February 20, 2015: 3000-word final papers due

• For proposal and paper guidelines and more information on the Student Symposium, please visit: www.zygoncenter.org/studentsymposium/
• Please send paper proposals, final papers, and any other correspondence to: zygonrsss@gmail.com
• For more information about the Zygon Center, please visit: www.zygoncenter.org

This project is made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. 

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