Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies at the Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford
The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion. Canon Brian Mountford MBE, former Vicar of St Mary's Church and Fellow of St Hilda's College in the University of Oxford, will host the meeting.
You are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion of a relevant aspect of religious studies, or you may wish to participate as a panel member or as an observer. Your disquisition must adhere to an abstract of about 300 words approved by the Programme Committee of the Symposium. You are, also, encouraged to submit a paper, in keeping with your abstract, which may be published in an appropriate journal, book of conference proceedings. All papers presented for publication or inclusion in books or sponsored journals will be subject to peer review by external readers.
- Religion, Politics, and Public Discourse
- Religion & Sustainability
- Religions in Conflict
- Gender and Religion
- Separation of Church and State
- State Funding of Church Schools
- Women’s Health Care and Religions
- Religious Tolerance
- Religion and Racial Segregation
- History of World Christianity
- Religion in America
- African American Religion
- Religious Traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora
- Asian Religions
- East Asian Religions (Buddhism. Indigenous Traditions)
- Indian Religions (Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism)
- Islamic Studies
- Judaic Studies
- Philosophy of Religion
- Religious Ethics
Papers presented at the Symposia may be subsequently submitted for publication in the form of edited books, and/or journal articles, hardcopy or online.
Deadline: (6 weeks after conclusion the symposium you attended). Email completed paper to firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts submitted for publication must be original, not having been previously presented at another conference nor submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors of papers will be required to sign a consent to publish form. Submit manuscripts electronically as a Word document. A title page with authors’ names, etc., must be submitted as a separate page. Conform to the Chicago Manual of Style,16th edition. Manuscript must be fronted by an abstract, introduction and ended with a conclusion. All manuscripts must have references, but no bibliography.
Process: Manuscripts submitted are processed as follows: The staff initially reviews the manuscript. If the manuscript does not fall within the scope of the Symposium or is not formatted according to CMS, 16th ed., it will be returned to the author.
If a manuscript is in accord with the guidelines, an email acknowledgment is sent to the author. All references to the author’s name and affiliation are to be removed and the manuscript is required to be submitted for blind review by academics with knowledge of the field within which the manuscript is categorized. With the advice of the reviewers, the Symposium Editor will make one of four decisions: accept, accept contingent upon revision, revise and resubmit, or reject.
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