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CFP: Autistic Spectrum People and Religion Research Group (ASPARRG) Seminar Day

Event: Seminar Day at University of Glasgow, UK

Date: 5th October 2013

Hosted by: Autistic Spectrum People and Religion Research Group (ASPARRG)

Brief Description: ASPARRG emerged from a joint initiative by staff at the University of Aberdeen and Cardiff University to establish an inter-disciplinary network of academics and practitioners with a common interest in the many ways in which matters of religion/spirituality and the spectrum of autism conditions may intersect. Its members come from fields as diverse as anthropology, history of religions, psychiatry, nursing and health care, practical and disability theology, ethics and ICT, literary and cultural criticism and autism research. The Group normally meets at least once a year. In 2009 a double issue of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, on the subject of ‘Autism and Religion’, was the first published outcome of two workshops, funded by the British Academy, during 2007-2008.

ASPARRG would welcome papers/presentations on the following topics:

  • autism and religion(s)
  • autism and spirituality
  • autism, community and inclusion

Closing dates for abstracts (max 500 words): 20th September 2013

ASPARRG welcomes inquiries from academics or faith representatives interested in our work, and further information can be obtained by contacting the organisers.

Abstracts, booking and inquiries to: Ruth Dunster (r.dunster.1@research.gla.ac.uk) and
Christopher Barber (cfbarber@hotmail.com)