Cambridge 2013 – Call for Papers

IASYM Call for Papers
Biennial International Conference
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK
January 3-6, 2013

The Executive Board of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry invites you to submit a proposal for a paper to be delivered at the next biennial meeting of the Association, which will be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, January 3-6, 2013. The conference provides a unique opportunity for youth ministry scholars to join with other researchers and educators from across the globe to engage in thoughtful reflection around a range of theological, cultural, and sociological issues which intersect with the discipline and practice of youth ministry. A specific research theme is not specified, in order to provide for a variety of perspectives and research interests which advance the purpose of IASYM, which is to further “the study, research, and teaching of youth ministry internationally.”
A blind review process is used for the selection of proposals. There are three levels of acceptance: keynotes, elective papers, and for the first time at the international conference a third level of papers will be selected, emerging research. Emerging research is open to new scholars wishing to receive feedback from more experienced researchers, and for those in the initial stages of research who desire input from other members of the association. The academic selection committee will determine the presentation level for acceptable proposals: keynote, elective paper, or emerging research. Proposal acceptance is based primarily on quality and relevance to the purpose of the Association, with additional consideration given to diversity of geographical context and disciplinary perspectives which reflect the ecumenical ethos of IASYM.
Proposals must be in the form of a one-page abstract of no more than 1000 words, submitted to the conference’s academic chair and co-editor of the Association’s Journal of Youth and Theology, Bård Eirik Hallesby Norheim: at or Please include your name and all contact information in your initial email, with the proposal attached. In addition, if you are submitting a proposal for the emerging research track, please indicate this in your email, as it will facilitate the selection process.
The following timeline is in effect and proposals not submitted in a timely manner will not be considered.
May 1, 2012
Proposals received by B
ård Norheim, or
July 1, 2012
Acceptance notification and feedback by the academic committee

December 1, 2012
Completed, full-text papers returned to Baard Norheim

You are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal for inclusion at our 2013 conference. We value the contributions of all of our members, as we benefit from a variety of voices from around the globe who share our commitment to the academic discipline of youth ministry. Additional details about the conference will be available in the future on our website
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