The 3rd Mennonite Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC), is soliciting proposals from Mennonite graduate students for individual presentations, panel discussions, or entire sessions on the theme of "Exclusion."
The conference is to be held June 10-12, 2006, at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), in Elkhart, Indiana, following the AMBS conference entitled "Holding Fast to the Confession of Our Hope: The Confession of Faith Ten Years Later."
The primary purpose of the Mennonite Graduate Student Conference is to provide Mennonite graduate students, particularly doctoral students, an opportunity to present their academic research in a collegial interdisciplinary context.
Therefore, participation of students from a wide variety of disciplines is encouraged (e.g. Philosophy, English, Sociology, Psychology, Peace Studies, Religion, Theology, Biblical Studies, Ethics, History).
- exclusion of texts
- exclusion of voices/interpreters
- exclusion of interlocutors
- exclusion and community
- exclusion and ideas
- exclusion and the human experience
This list is not exhaustive and all proposals on the general theme will be considered.
Proposals: should be kept to 350 words; should include degree and area of study information for each presenter involved; should be sent to email@example.com before February 15, 2006.
We anticipate offering travel bursaries to presenters and to other participants.
The planning committee consists of:
- Derek Suderman (Toronto School of Theology)
- Susan Kennel Harrison (Toronto School of Theology)
- Paul Heidebrecht (Marquette University)
- Joel Schmidt (University of Notre Dame)
- Jonathan Slater (Toronto School of Theology)
- Allan Rudy-Froese (Toronto School of Theology)