Call for papers

 

14th Conference
on

Current Pagan Studies
January 27 & 28, 2018
Claremont Graduate University

Integrity, Action, and Identity

cfp-2018

14th Conference

on

Current Pagan Studies

January 27 & 28, 2018

Claremont Graduate University

Integrity, Action, and Identity

 

Integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles or moral uprightness.  We often think of people with integrity as not boasting about who they believe themselves to be, but as finding identity in the behaviors and activities they engage in on the world’s stage.  In short, the actions of people possessed of integrity speak louder than their words.
How do we—as Contemporary Pagan academics, community members, activists, and artists—authentically engage the work of transforming the current narrative of narcissism, greed, and chaos to one of integrity, interdependence, and community?  How do we responsibly co-create a world that is whole and undivided?  How do our actions evidence integrity, and how is this integrity both influenced by and influence our identities as Contemporary Pagans?

For the 14th Conference on Current Pagan Studies we will examine the difficult questions:

  • Where do we stand in these critical times?
  • How do we create, sustain, and cultivate community during these times of strife?
  • Do we know what is that we want, need, or desire?
  • When do we make our magic real?

How do these questions lead us forward?  What are your most pressing concerns?  Where do we go from here?

We invite papers that explore these ideas from historical, creative, psychological, spiritual and other points of view. We are looking for papers from all disciplines, as a community needs artists, teachers, scientists, healers, historians, philosophers, educators, thinkers, activists, etc.  As usual, we are using the word “Pagan” in its most inclusive form, covering pagans, wiccans, witches and the numerous hybrids that have sprung up as well as any indigenous groups that feel akin to or want to be in conversation with Pagans.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and are due by September 20, 2014. Go to our website www.paganconference.com for advice on presenting papers. Please email abstracts to pagan_conference@yahoo.com