We invite papers addressing the themes of the 2023 On the Edge Symposium: Civil Religion and Race in the United States. To be considered for participation, please use this form to submit your paper abstract, personal details, and other requested materials.

Papers will be selected for their theoretical sophistication, scholarly quality, and thematic coherence with other papers in the symposium. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract, a 250-500 word statement about the paper’s relationship to the scholar’s research agenda, and a current CV. Final papers should be of such a length that they can be presented or summarized in 20 minutes. Inquiries should be addressed to CSRCS Director Brian K. Pennington at bpennington4@elon.edu.

Authors should submit abstracts by Sept. 15, 2022 using the form below.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by Oct. 15, 2022

Completed papers will be due no later than Dec. 31, 2022

Lodging and some meals during the symposium will be covered. Limited travel subventions may be available for some presenters upon application. Presenters must commit to circulating papers in advance of the conference with the understanding that select papers will be invited to be revised and submitted for publication as an edited volume or special issues of an appropriate journal.

  • 250 Words
  • 250-500 words