North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy

Hosted by Lebanon Valley College

NAUCRP 2014 Call for Papers

Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 2014

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, Pennsylvania 17003




We cordially invite undergraduates to submit proposals for the seventh annual North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy. Submissions are encouraged from students majoring in all academic disciplines.

While all papers related to religion and philosophy will be considered, priority will be given to those addressing this year’s theme, “Revolution: Religious Transformations and Philosophies of Change.”  We intend to have a conversation about revolution in all of its manifestations, past, present, and future.  Possible inquiries might include: How does a particular religious idea change through history? In what ways do religious institutions understand historical change? How do theologians or philosophers understand the relationship between continuity and change? How do religions develop differently in different cultural settings? How has pluralism impacted religious claims to eternal truth? How have theories of religion changed over time? What “revolutions” in religious thought are currently underway? How do we understand the relationship between contemporary religious movements and their historical origins? How do philosophers help us understand the development of intellect, knowledge, reason, or truth individually and over time?

Paper abstracts (roughly 250 words) are due by February 21, 2014. Please include your full name, paper title, institution, e-mail, phone number, and the name and contact information of your paper’s advisor. Presenters must submit a full paper by March 09, 2014 to be considered for conference prizes. Proposals and final papers should be sent as an attached document file to Dr. Matthew Sayers at

Student presentations will take place during a short session on Friday evening, as well as all day on Saturday.  Presenters will have approximately 20 minutes to speak, with a brief question and answer session to follow.  At the conclusion of the conference, a panel of judges will award the top three papers with $150, $100, and $50 respectively.

This conference is open to the public and free for presenters and non-presenters. For more information, directions, contacts, scheduling, etc., please visit our website: or join the Facebook group, “Department of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College.” This conference is sponsored by Lebanon Valley College with support from LVC’s Department of Philosophy and Religion and Saint Francis University’s Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies