Listening to and engaging with young theologians is becoming a growing priority for the Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS). Since 2011 we have therefore been inviting young Theologians to present short papers as part of the yearly meeting of the society, creating conference slots dedicated exclusively for this purpose.
This is a space where young scholars, graduate students and emerging researchers, can present their ideas within an academic environment, and gain experience in participating in an academic dialogue. It is assumed that ideas papers might still be in initial stages of reflection, and we hope that this opportunity will create an environment where young voices can be encouraged to develop these ideas into full research papers.
While the conference itself has a yearly theme, no theme is set for the Emerging Young Theologians sessions, and young academics are invited to bring their various fields of research into the conference. The call for papers for the rest of the conference is however attached below, and might serve as a possible theme to connect with.
Presentations will be limited to 12 minutes, with time for discussion after each presentation.
Those interested are invited to submit an abstract of 100-150 words before 15 January 2013.
The final conference program including practical details on registration and accommodation will be distributed by 1 February 2013.
Address all correspondence, including abstracts and any queries, relating to the 2013 Emerging Young Theologians to:
SAMS Vice Secretary
Cobus van Wyngaard
Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, UNISA
0124294738 / 0846000728
You may also want to drop us a comment here or on our Facebook page on your interest and I’m sure Cobus will take it up.