Call for Papers: Liberty, Legacy, Leadership

Women of Steel image with scaffolding in backgroundOur Liberty, Legacy, Leadership conference from 15 to 19 June 2020 and its pre-conference from 14 to 15 June is taking a progressive approach to contributions, in terms of papers, workshops and other inputs from chaplaincy practitioners in higher education and those researching and writing about chaplaincy, religion and belief in the university.

Please complete the form below to identify what idea, concept, experience, research, practice or story you want to share at the conference. If you have a second and even a third idea there is space to identify those here too. All your proposals will be peer-reviewed by suitably qualified chaplaincy practitioners and researchers.

After a successful first call for papers that ran until February, we have now opened extra capacity in the programme, especially for Campfire, Ignite and Poster sessions, and make a second call which will conclude on 14 April 2020. We may be in a position to confirm at any time before then that your proposal is accepted, but we will confirm to all who have offered, if proposals have been accepted by 24 April 2020 at the latest. (For those who responded to the first call, confirmation will come by the end of February).

A key element of the programme is giving plenty of space within the programme for chaplaincy staff to present details of their own practice: we are inviting you to offer a contribution in one of the following ways:
Poster: preparing a poster to exhibit and discuss?
Ignite: give a 5 minute talk with 20 slides?
Campfire: present for 10-15 minutes and then become facilitator for another 15 minutes?
Reading group: nominate a reading (article, report, book) as a stimulus for discussion?
Walkshop: give a short introduction. On laminated cards questions are given and people are encouraged to walk and dialogue;
Workshop: of varying lengths and styles.
Alternatives: if you have an idea for a session not represented here, then please suggest your own.

We have three key themes: Liberty, Legacy and Leadership. We also have four sub-themes: chaplaincy and extremism, chaplaincy and empowerment, chaplaincy and research; and chaplaincy and spirituality and well-being. The themes and the sub themes overlap, so rather than choosing only one theme, you can identify which themes and/or sub-themes you understand your idea to address. It is worth noting that the four sub-themes will be explored in greater depth at the pre-conference, so if you want to make a more substantial input on one of the sub-themes and to learn from others, then please consider registering for the pre-conference and offering a session then.

Submit proposal.