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Spirituality in the 21st Century: At the Interface of Theory, Practice and Pedagogy

Theory, Practice and Pedagogy

20 to 22 March 2011

Venue: Mamaison Riverside Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic

Website: -century/call-for-papers/
Contact name: Dr Rob Fisher

Call for Papers

The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses
a wide range of interests. These have come not
only from the more traditional areas of
religious scholarship – theology, philosophy of
religion, history of religion, comparative
religion, mysticism – but also more recently from
management, medicine, and many other fields.

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
conference seeks to examine and explore issues
surrounding spirituality in regard to theory,
praxis and pedagogy. Perspectives are sought from
those engaged in the fields of Alcohol and Drug
Rehabilitation, Business, Counseling, Ecology,
Education, Healing, History, Management,
Mass/Organizational/Speech Communication,
Medicine, Nursing, Performance Studies,
Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology,
Reconciliation/Refugee/Resettlement Projects,
Social Work, and Theatre.

These disciplines are indicative only, as papers
are welcomed from any area, profession and/or
vocation in which Spirituality plays a part.

Papers, reports, works-in-progress and workshops
are invited on issues related to any of the
following themes:

* Conceptualizations of Spirituality
* History(ies) of Spirituality
* Interpreting elements and examples of
* The Liminal elements and facets of Spirituality
* Research methods for Spiritual Work
* Social and cultural aspects of Spirituality
* Spirituality and Children
* Spirituality Compassion and Reconciliation
* Spirituality and Cultural Identity
* Spirituality and Healing
* Spirituality in Medicine and/or Nursing
* Spirituality as Therapy
* Spirituality in Literature
* Spirituality in Art, Dance and/or Music
* Spirituality in Television and Film
* Spirituality in the Age of the Internet
* Spirituality and Communication
* Spirituality and the Environment
* Spirituality in Hospice Care
* Spirituality and Gaia
* Teaching Spirituality
* Theology and Spirituality – use and/or abuse
* Teleology and Spirituality
* Comparisons and/or Contrasts between
Spiritual Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the
submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers
will be considered on any related theme.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
1st October 2010. All submissions are minimally
double blind peer reviewed where appropriate.
If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a
full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th
February 2011. Abstracts should be submitted
simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts
may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with
the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using footnotes and any special formatting,
characters or emphasis (such as bold,
italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and
answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do
not receive a reply from us in a week you
should assume we did not receive your proposal; it
might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to
look for an alternative electronic route or
resend. If an abstract is accepted for the
conference, a 12-20 page full draft paper should
be submitted to both Organising Chairs by
Monday 7th February 2011.

Organising Chairs

John L. Hochheimer
College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
1100 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6609
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL. 62901 USA

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, OX29 8HR

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’
programme of research projects. It aims to bring
together people from different areas and
interests to share ideas and explore various
discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this
conference will be eligible for publication in an
ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited
for development for publication in a themed hard
copy volume(s).

For further details about the project please visit:

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January 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

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