Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Info. Session

Copyright – What You Need to Know

Working on a thesis?
Placing course material online or to E-Reserves?
Using copyrighted material for your research?

Students, instructors and researchers are responsible for ensuring that materials they use for educational and research purposes do not infringe copyright, yet the issues related to these uses are often a source of confusion and misunderstanding.

Attend a session for an overview of the copyright guidelines from university perspective, for information on when copyright permission is required, how to obtain clearance, and more.

Online evening session

Fort Garry session

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Central Standard Time (CST)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Central Standard Time (CST)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Connect from your home or office.

St. John’s Schultz Lecture Theatre

Email juliette_nadeau@umanitoba.ca to pre-register
High-speed Internet and speakers or earbuds needed


Faculty of Arts

Berdie and Irvin Cohen Award in Peace and Conflict Studies

An award is offered to a graduate student who:

- is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, either at the Masters or Ph.D. level, in a program delivered by a Department in the Faculty of Arts;

- has completed the necessary course work towards the degree;

- has obtained approval for a thesis or dissertation proposal prior to undertaking the research funded by this award.

Applicants will be required to submit an application which must include a description of the intended use of the award, which may include travel (maximum three pages), certified true copy of undergraduate transcripts, certified true copy of the graduate transcripts (where available), letter of support from the thesis/dissertation supervisor(s), letter of support from the department head, or departmental supervisor of graduate studies, and a copy of the thesis or dissertation proposal.

Deadline – March 19, 2010

Applications to be submitted to Prof. Mark Lawall, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts

315 Fletcher Argue Bldg.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Papers - Grad Conference

McGill–CREOR Graduate Students’ Conference

Friday & Saturday, 26 – 27 March, 2010
Montreal, Quebec

Call For Papers

Keynote Speakers

Travis Kroeker McMaster University

Messianic Ethics and Diaspora Communities:
Upbuilding the Secular Theologically from Below

Johannes C.Wolfart Carleton University

Religion, Government and Political Culture in
Early Modern Germany: Lindau 1520–1628

Friday 12 Feb 2010
We warmly invite your
proposals for short paper
presentations (20 minutes).
Proposals should include the

Abstract (500 words max)

Biographical sketch or CV including your institutional affiliation and contact info

Technical requests, such as audio/visual equipment
Send proposals, questions & requests for further details to:


All applicants will be notified by Monday, 15 February 2010.

Publishing Possibility

To further promote the aims
of the conference, the
Journal of the Faculty of
Religious Studies of McGill
University (ARC), has offered
to publish a select number of
high quality papers
showcasing superior insight
and academic potential in
their contribution to the
conference and scholarship
at large.

Our Goal We have chosen a topic that is relevant to the interdisciplinary study
of religion, while providing a reasonably limited guide for discussion. The aim of
the conference is a) to give graduate students an opportunity to present research
papers in front of a sympathetic audience, b) to share and refine our research
with the larger graduate student community, and c) to become better acquainted
with our current and future colleagues. We also hope to foster graduate student
membership in the new and exciting multidisciplinary organization, The Centre for
Research on Religion / Centre de Recherche sur la Religion (CREOR), which aims to
create a broad academic platform to coordinate and support research on the
identities of the main religions of the world, their differences and their common
grounds, and how they contribute to a better understanding of past and present-
day culture, ethics and politics. We are interested in contributions from all
disciplines, including, but not limited to, philosophy, political science, religious
studies, law, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, ritual studies, art history.

The Problematic At first glance, religion might appear antithetical to
revolution. In fact, in the discourse of contemporary Western secularism,
religion is often spoken of as inherently conservative, in that it upholds outdated
principles and ideals, and so, does nothing to substantially disrupt the status quo.
Religions themselves often participate and help to shape this vision, painting
themselves as the last bastions of ‘traditional values’, islands in a sea of change.
A closer look at religious thought and practice reveals that they can and often
have been revolutionary, providing some of the most severe, sustained and
ground-breaking critiques of the prevailing social order. As such, both
contemporary and historical religious movements have, and continue to radically
reshape the social world, whether it be that of the individual practitioner, the
religious community, or society at large.

Though this conference takes as its starting point the Study of Religions, we
welcome and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the problematic. Thus,
we are looking for papers that address questions such as: How have particular
religious movements challenged established worldviews through (re)education?
How have they provided a space to deconstruct and/or reconstruct identity? Can
religious conversion be thought of as revolutionary? In what ways has religion
involved itself in, or been usurped by revolutionary political movements? What
linguistic and methodological revolutions have been associated with religion?

Updates, downloads + more
We welcome all papers that duly engage with the study of religious
perspectives as revolutionary.

Papers - Undergrad Conference

The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

May 7th and 8th, 2010

Papers written by undergraduates on any philosophical topic are welcome. Entries should be a (recommended) minimum of 10 pages in legnth. Please remember to include contact information (e-mail and phone).

Submit papers via e-mail to:

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2010
All Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2010

For more information see our website at:

or by e-mailing us at the address above