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CFP Religion and Politics Symposium at Calvin College Honoring Corwin Smidt

November 30, 2012

Seventh Biennial
Symposium on Religion and Politics
April 25-27, 2013
The Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Paul B. Henry Institute will hold its seventh biennial Symposium on Religion and Politics from April 25 – 27, 2013 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The purpose of this regular event is to provide opportunities to present current research, to foster personal and professional networks, to facilitate joint research endeavors, and to learn about research opportunities in the field. Symposium attendance is open to anyone interested in the intersection of religion and public life. The program will be held at the Prince Conference Center on the Calvin College campus.

An Invitation to Present Research and Writing
Participation in the Symposium is open to both scholars and graduate students across the disciplines. Those interested in presenting a paper on any aspect of the relationship between religion and public life (political theory, international relations, public policy, political history, comparative politics, electoral politics, public law, or the sociology of religion) should submit a one-page proposal by February 15, 2013. The proposal should include a tentative paper title, a brief description of the focus of the proposed paper (one to three paragraphs), your institutional affiliation, and your contact information, including an email address. Proposals received after February 15 will be considered on a space-available basis. Notification of accepted proposals will be no later than mid-March, 2013.

In honor of Dr. Corwin Smidt, who retired as the long-time Director of the Henry Institute in 2012, we issue a special invitation to present work in areas where Corwin has enriched our understanding of religion and politics, including religion and civil society, electoral politics, and clergy and politics.

We are also pleased to announce that two special opportunities will correspond with the Henry Symposium this year: the annual Kuyper Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Public Justice; and “Visualizing Public Life,” a show of student-generated visualizations of faith in the public sphere.

Correspondence
For additional information or to submit a proposal, please review the links below or contact: Kevin R. den Dulk The Henry Institute 1810 E. Beltline, SE Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5951 616/526-6234 FAX: 616/526-8756
e-mail: kdendulk@calvin.edu Website: www.calvin.edu/henry/conf