Conference Information

Graduate Conference at UNC Charlotte

The  4th annual graduate student conference of the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte will be held on March 14th, 2020. The theme this year is Sensory Cultures of Religion. Through art, food, sacred objects, or ritual practice, religions often embrace a visceral experience that can engage several senses simultaneously. These types of experiences, and countless others will undoubtedly be explored through the papers submitted. We will welcome UNC Charlotte Department of Religious Studies’ very own introductory speaker Dr. Alexandra Kaloyanides, and keynote Speaker Dr. Donovan Schaefer (University of Pennsylvania) to share their own original research in this field. Dr. Schaefer is the author of Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power (Duke UP, 2015).  
If you have further questions, please contact Josh Casper, president of the Religious Studies Graduate Organization at


American Academy of Religion Annual Conference

The Annual Conference takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving in November. The Call for Papers appears in mid-to-late January, and paper proposals are due in Early March.

This year's conference will be November 22 - 26 in San Diego, CA. For more information vist: AAR's website.

Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR)

This Annual Conference takes place in Early March (usually the first weekend of March). The Call for Papers appears in Mid May, and Proposals are due Early October.

The 2016 SECSOR Conference will be March 4-6. Proposals are due October 5. For more information vist: SECSOR's website.

North Carolina Religious Studies Association (NCRSA)

The Annual Conference for the NCRSA takes place in early November. The Call for Papers appears in early May, and proposals are due in late June. 

The 2018 NCRSA Conference will be Saturday, October 6 at UNC Charlotte. For more information visit: NCRSA's website.

Florida State Univerity Graduate Student Symposium

The FSU Graduate Symposium takes place in Mid February each year. 

For more information visit: FSU Graduate Symposium website.

Indiana University Graduate Student Conference in Religious Studies

The Indiana Univeristy Graduate Student Conference in Religious Studies takes place in Mid-April. The Call for Papers appears in Early January, and Proposals are due in Late Februaury. 

For more information visit: Indiana University Graduate Conference in Religious Studies' website.


Students seeking area specific conferences should consult with faculty in the desired specified area. Also the various associations found under Graduate Student Information may host conferences centered around specific fields of study.