American Academy of Religion
September 2006 e-Bulletin
Content At a Glance:
for Papers JAAR Focus Issue:
“Religion in Africa”
Research Lectures Program
- Annual Meeting News
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- Call for Papers JAAR
Focus Issue: “Religion in Africa” –
The Journal of the American Academy of
Religion seeks papers on all aspects of the study of religion
in Africa for a focus issue to be
published in 2007. Papers should be 6,000-8,000 words in length and
should be received at the address below, no later than Monday, February 5,
2007. Submissions should include three hard copies of the manuscript
along with a copy on disc (using a standard word-processing program in
either PC or Mac format). An abstract of not more than 150 words should accompany
each manuscript. Manuscripts without
abstracts will not be considered until an abstract is received.
Please provide full contact information, including email, on a detachable
cover page; please do not put your name
or any contact information on the pages of the paper itself,
for that would foil the double-blind review process. All manuscripts
accepted are subject to editorial modification. Please direct submissions
of the American Academy of Religion
Department of Religious Studies
University of Virginia
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126
Please direct all email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Templeton Research Lectures Program Offers Support for Scholarly
Engagement of Science and Theology – This
three-year project is designed as a catalyst for original research and
progress. Deadline: January 1, 2007. See the program's Web site for
complete program information and application guidelines: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003949/metanexus.
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