The ICLARS Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the Third ICLARS Conference will be held in Virginia, USA, August 21-23, 2013.
The general conference theme will be "Religion, Democracy, and Equality."
The central venue for the conference will be historic Richmond, Virginia, the city where the language was first crafted that ultimately became the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. One conference day will be spent in nearby Charlottesville, home of both the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and its famous serpentine wall, to which some pointed as the true image of Jefferson's even more famous "wall of separation" metaphor for the appropriate relationship of religion and state. A second day will be spent in Williamsburg, another major locus of historic church-state sites in early America and home of the College of William and Mary.
While a number of speakers will be commissioned, a call for papers is now open.
Submissions are invited on the following Conference themes:
• Religious pluralism and treatment of religious minorities
• Religion and anti-discrimination norms
• Hate speech, hate crimes, and religious minorities
• Religion and gender issues
All academics interested in the study of law and religion are encouraged to submit proposals for individual papers and panels on any relevant topic. Presentation time will be approximately 15-20 minutes.
"Young scholars" – in the first seven years of their teaching experience – are invited to submit proposals for presentations in a special first-day session.
Proposals by all interested scholars should be submitted as an abstract of 300-500 words, together with a CV, by 1 May 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited funds are available to assist those traveling to the conference from outside the United States for whom travel would otherwise be impossible.
The Conference language is English.
Where: Virginia, Charlottesville and Williamsburg
Click here for the event webpage.
Source: International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies