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Religion & State Conference

Event Description - Religion & State Conference
Roger Williams University is named after the founder of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, the first established with guarantees of separation of church and state. We seek papers for our fourth conference on religion and the state, to be held at the university April 12-14, 2013. The core ideas and theories in this conference seek to span various continents and peoples working from the principles of Roger Williams in regards to secular engagement and individual voice. Thus our theme this year is “Narrative and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State” and will focus on emerging stories of engagement, struggle and dialogue between individuals, groups, and states. We welcome submissions addressing matters of religion and the state from any and all regions of the world with particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. We hope uncovering these histories helps not only to augment what is known, but challenges researchers to think about the ever-changing contours of power struggle. Researchers are invited to submit panels or individual papers from any academic field.

For more information, please contact any of the following:


Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant
Dr. Sargon George Donabed
Dr. Matthew S. Hedstrom

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant
 Secondary Contact
Dr. Sargon George Donabed
Date & Location
Date: 4/12/2013 to 4/14/2013
Location: Roger Williams University
From Boston/Logan Airport:

From TF Green/Providence Airport:

For accommodations: 
Bristol Harbor Inn , 259 Thames Street, Bristol, RI is minutes from RWU. Phone number: (866) 254-1444 or (401) 254-1444