The Stavanger International Conference on Disability, Illness and Religion

The Stavanger International Conference on Disability, Illness and Religion 7-9 May 2014, at The School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway, aims to promote discussions within the fields of theology and religious studies that focus on illness and disability.

Disability studies, Dignity studies and other interdisciplinary approaches are fairly new approaches in these fields. These perspectives have, however, become important avenues for new insights. Within the field of Biblical Studies, we have seen several edited volumes and monographs that engage with Disability Studies and apply this approach on the biblical texts. Within systematic theology we have seen constructive attempts at creating a disability theology. Within religious studies, we have seen engagements with issues such as the intersection of religion, disability, literature and art, and the intersection of environmental crisis and disability. Further investigations are nevertheless called for and should be encouraged.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Oct. 1, 2013

How to submit an abstract and register? Please send email with name, address, credentials, institution, phone, email and title of abstract to Anna Rebecca Solevag: ars@mhs.no. For questions, send email to Anna Rebecca Solevag or Stian Eriksen, stian.eriksen@mhs.no. Abstracts should be approximately 500 words.

For more info on submitting papers, see here.