Research in Religious Studies Conference Lineup, May 4-5, Lethbridge AB

As promised, the Complete List of Papers and Presenters for the 2013 Research in Religious Studies Conference May 4-5 in Lethbridge. All 49 of them.

They are roughly categorized, a full schedule will be sorted out in a bit.

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Shamelessly lifted from: http://forsclavigera.blogspot.ca/2010/10/academic-conference-rules.html

Unlike other conferences, we sort out our sessions and topics AFTER all the papers are selected, so no good ones get left out. That makes grouping them together a tricky business.

ARCHAEOLOGY
Corey Davis, University of Lethbridge,
The Emergence of Ancient Israel

Elsa M. Perry, The University of Lethbridge,
Exotic to Local: Exploitations of Raw Copper Material Resources in the Near East from the Bronze to the Iron Age

Ariel Pollard-Belsheim, University of Lethbridge,
Hydrological Wonders of the Iron Age II period: Judah and Israel

Laura Shuttleworth, University of Lethbridge,
Fighting Words: The Attempt to Authenticate the James Ossuary Inscription

ANE RELIGION
Matthew Pawlak, University of Lethbridge,
The Religion of the First Israelites

Jessica Swann, University of Alberta,
Vanity: Wisdom Literature of the Ancient Near East

Zak Stinson, University of Lethbridge,
Kemetic Magic: On the relationship between Society and Magic in Ancient Egypt

EASTERN RELIGIONS
Cristina Atanasiu, University of Calgary,
The Smile of the Poor, Little, Young Prince, The Construction of the Early Mahayana Bodhisattva Image”

Adeana McNicholl, University of Manitoba,
Blood Sacrifice and Spirit-Deity Worship in the “Healing Buddha Sutra”

Ryan Pickard, University of Lethbridge,
The Origins of the Ishiyama-Hongan-Ji war and their significance on the History of Japanese Buddhism

Meaghan Snethlage, University of Lethbridge
Paradoxical Buddhism: Warfare in History and Modernist Trends

Rutika Gandhi, University of Lethbridge,
Sita: Not a victim but a symbol of subtle resistance and feminine strength

Gina Carroll, University of Calgary,
The Transformative Nature of Mago in Response to the Socio-Poltical Frameworks of Korea

RELIGION AND HEALTH
Gina Carroll, University of Calgary,
Rituals, Feasts and Fasts: The Ritualization of Disordered Eating

Stephanie Smolensky, University of Calgary,
Organ Donation: Religious Perspectives on the Transplant Process

RELIGION AND OTHER EXERTIONS
Taylor Grant, University of Calgary,
From the Ancient to the Modern: Examining the relationship between Athletics and Religion through Time

Lilian Marshall, University of Manitoba,
S&M and a goddess?

ANTI SEMITISM AND THE SHOAH
Jason Schultchen, University of Lethbridge,
On The Protocols of The Elders of Zion and Conspiracy Theories in General

Krista Conrad, University of Lethbridge,
Legalized Mass Murder: German Racial Hygiene, Anti-Semitism, and Eugenics

Jenae Dunlop, University of Lethbridge,
Defying Dehumanization: Anticipating the 614th Commandment amidst Nazi Terror

Danielle Simmons, University of Lethbridge,
Antisemitism in Argentina from the End of the Second World War to the Turn of the Century

CHRISTIANITY AND THE OTHER 
James Forbes, University of Lethbridge,
“Broken-in Horse” or “Fiery Stallion”: Christian Fundamentalism and Resistance in Nazi Germany

Rebecca Deutsch, University of Lethbridge,
Christian Responses to Slavery

Ryan C. P. Fics, University of Manitoba,
Imagining Ethiopia: a “Fabular” History about Demonic Representations in Antiquity

ISLAM
Hussain Daya, University of Lethbridge,
Medieval and Contemporary Perspectives on Homosexuality in Islam

Hany Ibrahim, University of Lethbridge,
Hierophanies and the impact on Sacred Space and Social Order of Pilgrimage Rituals in Islam

Hany Ibrahim, University of Lethbridge,
Thoughts on the Concept of Fana’ in Sufism

Julia Ramos-Strankman, University of Lethbridge,
The Inner and Outer Pilgrimage: Examining ‘The Conference of the Birds’

FOUNDATIONS OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT
Nikolas Miller, University of Lethbridge,
Toward an Ecology of Religion

Kyle Derkson, University of Manitoba,
Between Narrative and Teleology

BIBLICAL STUDIES
Kristian Edosomwan, Rice University, Houston, Texas,
The Human Nature of Angels

Matthew Pawlak, University of Lethbridge,
Self-Justification and Social Function of the Exodus Covenant

Neil Thomson, University of Alberta,
Mnemonic Structures of Bounded Space in 2 Maccabees

EARLY CHURCH
Miriam L. C. Fry, The University of Calgary,
Don’t Go Away from Jerusalem: The (Re)Placement of Jerusalem in Acts’ Geography

Heather Penner, University of Manitoba,
In Sickness and In Health: The Meaning of Illness in the Lives of Saints

RELIGION and RESISTANCE 
Brenda Garcia, University of Lethbridge,
Contesting Identities, Divine Lands and Talking Trees: Analyzing Yaqui resistance to the Porfiriato through spiritual healers

James Forbes, University of Lethbridge,
Families Across Borders: State Conflict and Mormon Border Crossing in the Late Nineteenth Century

GO WEST, EASTERN RELIGION, GO WEST
Phelicia Hamilton, University of Lethbridge,
Buddhism in Hollywood

Keightley Bertram, University of Calgary,
Westernization of Yoga: The West’s Devotion to Lycra and the Mat

Mimi Lin, University of Lethbridge,
The Family Analects: Interpreting Confucianism in Diasporic Chinese-Canadian Writing

CHANGING RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPES
Ron MacTavish, U of Lethbridge,
Ecstatic Power: Examining the Rise of Pentecostalism through the Lens of Durkheim, Marx and Weber

Marina Umeno, University of Lethbridge,
Mu shu kyo for Young Japanese People

LITERARY STUDIES
Zak Stinson, University of Lethbridge,
Fractal Grimoire

Julia Ramos-Strankman, University of Lethbridge,
Mythological vs. Modern: Replacing the Gods

Michelle Elly-Anne Wagner, University of Regina,
Liver: What the Jewish American Princess Will Not Cook and What Alex Portnoy Uses in an Obscene Manner

GOD IS DEAD, ISN’T HE?
Daniel Fishley, University of Calgary,
Nietzsche’s Christianity

Scott Reesor, University of Lethbridge,
An atheist’s quest to outsource religion

Stacie Swain, University of Alberta,
The Richard Dawkins Foundation Online: Inconsistency, Ideology, and Secular Activism

Shea Manweiler, University of Regina,
Of Mascots and Messiahs: Simulacra as Guests of Honour in North American Marriage Rituals

 

 

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