Call for papers

Call for Papers

 10th Conference on Current Pagan Studies

Relationships With The World

February 8&9, 2014

Claremont, CA

Deadline for CFP extended to  Sept. 25


What is our relationship as contemporary pagans with the rest of the world at this point in history? What is the nature of our relationship with ourselves? With others? With the Divine? Who do we reach out to? Who do we support? What kind of communities are we building? As we ask for acceptance, who are we accepting? Who do we reject? Who do we love? Who do we make the enemy?


These questions have been running through our minds as we prepare for the 10th Conference on Current Pagan Studies. As usual, taking a very broad stance, we thought we might take a look at how we are living, loving, creating, singing, building, dancing, running, growing in this world.


This year we are encouraging proposals for academic panels. Please contact us early if you would like to organize a panel. We are looking for papers from all disciplines.  A community needs artists, teachers, scientists, healers, historians, philosophers, educators, thinkers, activists, etc.

As usual, we are using 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 August 3, 2013. Go to our website for advice on presenting papers. Please email abstracts to

Please Read Hints – Even If You Have presented Before!

 *****Helpful Hints for Papers*****

Papers should be 17 minutes long. This translates into 9-10 pages typed in 12 pt Times New Roman, double-spaced. Time yourself reading your paper because it would be a shame to not give your whole paper. (Of course, print it out in any size that is comfortable for you to read)

Practice reading your paper. Be familiar enough with what you have written so that you can have eye contact with the audience, who get tired of looking at the top of your head. If you use Power Point or Prezi – use the info or graphic displayed as a kick-off for what you want to say. Do not read aloud what you have posted on Power Point/Prezi.

Your work most likely has many facets, pick only a few for each paper. One project can yield many papers.

It is a good thing to smile…. and breathe.

As the AAR says: Be Brief, Be Witty, Be Seated!  :-)

Kahena is happy to help you with questions about presentation.

For some help on writing a paper for the conference please visit the helpful hints page.