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Hagiography Society

Call for Proposals

The Hagiography Society is co-sponsoring a roundtable session with the Comparative Studies in Religion Unit titled "Teaching the Saints through Comparative Pedagogy." Proposals should be emailed to:

Barbara Zimbalist
University of Texas at El Paso

Statement of Purpose

The Hagiography Society was founded in North America in 1990 to promote communication among scholars in the world traditions who study the lives of holy figures, the communities dedicated to those figures, and the textual and material evidence of their cults. We are committed to interdisciplinarity, critical scholarship, and a comparative global approach. For more information about our annual meeting and our other affiliations, as well as our book series, “Sanctity in Global Perspective,” see


  • Nikolas Hoel, Northeastern Illinois University
    1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024
  • Barbara Zimbalist, University of Texas at El Paso
    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2025


E-mail without Attachment (proposal appears in body of e-mail)
E-mail with Attachment (proposal is in attachment, not in body of e-mail)

Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs and steering committee members at all times

Review Process Comments

This last year (2019) the society did not sponsor any sessions; next year (2020) we hope to co-sponsor several sessions with existing units as well as propose a pre-conference workshop.