Call For Papers: Paganism and its Discontents

Cherry Hill Seminary and the University of South Carolina Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology (SCIAA) are proud to jointly sponsor a conference, March 15-17, 2019, on the USC campus in Columbia, South Carolina, titled “Paganism and its Discontents: Enduring Problems of Racialized Identity.” Keynote Speaker: Michael Strmiska

We welcome papers that explore the following issues:

  • Ethnic vs. universal Paganism
  • Attempted co-option of Pagan ideas and symbols by hate groups
  • Addressing under-the-radar racism in Pagan groups
  • Irredentist ideas in our mythologies
  • Reconstructionism or racism and xenophobia?
  • Implications and consequences of Declaration 127
  • Re-emergence of ethno-nationalism and its impact on current events

Editable proposed draft with all citations, due by Monday, December 3, 2018, APA style, submitted using this form.

Presentations will be recorded, copyrighted, and made available to participants for personal use following the conference. We plan to shop the compiled paper submissions to a mainstream academic publisher.


Submissions: Click here to submit