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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Religion and Humanism Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

The Religion and Humanism Unit is a forum for constructive work incorporating humanist themes in theology, religion and the arts, and philosophy. The unit also aims to bring scholarly and critical methodologies to bear on the history of humanism and the question of the human. We engage religious historians in the task of tracing the history of humanism across its many manifestations. Understanding that humanism is a highly contested phenomenon, we also seek to bring humanism and its critics into constructive conversation. Finally, in advancing our critical and constructive goals we seek to be rigorously interdisciplinary in approach.

Call for Papers: 

The Religion and Humanism unit will be hosting a panel discussion of Rice University’s Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities Anthony Pinn’s most recent publication When Colorblindness Isn’t the Answer: Humanism and the Challenge of Race. The panel will consist of four invited guests who will each present a15 minute written response to Pinn’s work. Anthony Pinn will then engage their responses and the remainder of the session will consist of a conversation about humanism and the challenge of race.

Method: 
PAPERS
E-mail without Attachment (proposal appears in body of e-mail)
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Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee