Call for Papers Issued
February 9, 2015

Proposals Due
September 18, 2015

Graduate Student Travel Award Applications Due
September 18, 2015

Acceptance Notifications
October 9, 2015

March 16-19, 2016

The Armstrong Browning Library will host an international conference from March 16-19, 2016, on "The Uses of 'Religion' in 19th Century Studies."

The conference will engage questions being asked ever more frequently among scholars of the nineteenth-century in a variety of disciplines concerning the category, "religion." Scholars have recently noted the uniquely modern, Western character of "religion," which grew up alongside notions of "the secular" and was deeply entangled with the historic realities of the formation of state power, imperial expansion, and discriminatory portrayals of non-Europeans. The conference will feature presentations that will extend our understanding of the uses of "religion" and inform future academic conversation.

Panels & Presentations
A comprehensive list of planned sessions and the scholars selected to present papers in each session. Conference presentations and the closing roundtable are open to the public at no charge and without advance registration; only the meals require registration and payment.

A comprehensive list of times and events for the conference.

Registration is only required for attendees who are not on the program and plan to participate in the conference meal sessions on Thursday and Friday.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites has been selected as our conference hotel. To make reservations at a special conference rate, click the "Lodging" link above or call (254) 732-1028 and place a reservation as part of the Uses of Religion Block. The special conference room rate expires on February 16, 2016.

Search #ablrel2016 on Twitter to keep up with the conversation and email [email protected] for more information.