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Deadline extended to Jan. 31, 2012.



Call for Papers & Posters


Second Annual Conference on Information & Religion:

“Preservation and Access: Facilitating Research in Information & Religion”


Keynote: Carisse Mickey Berryhill, Ph.D., Special Collections Librarian,

Abilene Christian University


May 18 & 19, 2012

Kent State University, Kent, OH


The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) will host its Second Annual International Conference on Information and Religion in May 2012. This call for papers and posters seeks original contributions in all areas related to information and religion. The conference theme invites participants to share their work in a variety of areas in which scholars are exploring the intersections of religion and information. Topics that might be addressed include but are not limited to the following:

Prospective participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers and posters should not have been previously published. There are no restrictions on research methodology.

Instructions for submitting refereed paper or poster abstracts:

Presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to registration fees, lodging, transportation, and meals.

The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) is a research initiative of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University. Located in northeast Ohio, in close proximity to the cities of Akron-Canton and Cleveland, Kent State has an enrollment of more than 41,000 students. SLIS is home to approximately 700 master’s students and is a partner in the doctoral program of the College of Communication and Information (CCI).

For more information, please contact Dr. Don Wicks ([log in to unmask]), Interim Director of SLIS and Director of CSIR, Dr. Dan Roland ([log in to unmask]), CSIR Primary Researcher, or Dr. Rosemary Du Mont ([log in to unmask]), CSIR Associate.

Conference information will be posted at


All the best,




Flo Cunningham

Marketing Communications and Public Relations Director

School of Library and Information Science

Kent State University


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Twitter: @KentStateSLIS



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