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Academic Symposium 2020

Friday, Mar 6, 2020 at 10:00AM - 4:00 PM

About the Symposium

The Academic Symposium is a day-long conference hosted annually by the Regent College Student Association which showcases research by current Regent students.

This year, the Symposium Committee hopes to offer a variety of discipline-specific sessions in Biblical Studies, History of Christianity, Theology (including Spiritual, Doctrinal, and Applied), Interdisciplinary Studies, World Christianity, and Christianity and the Arts. In each of these sessions, we hope to feature 2–3 student papers. Participants will have approximately one hour to present their paper, engage with a formal respondent, and take questions.

Call for Papers

We are primarily interested in papers from upper-level Regent College classes that demonstrate excellent scholarship on engaging topics that are of practical relevance to Regent College, the church, and the world. Please note that, since all students write on the same topic, we will not accept papers from BIBL 503 and BIBL 600.

We welcome research papers on any topic that meet the following guidelines:

  • The paper has received an "A" grade in a graduate level program.*

  • The word count does not exceed 5,000 words including footnotes but excluding bibliography and title page.

We encourage all submissions that meet these requirements. We regret that we are unable to select all submissions for presentation at the Symposium. As such, priority will be given to the following:

  • Papers written within the last year for upper-level Regent College courses that reflect an attempt at original research with practical relevance for the Regent community, the church and/or the world.

  • Full-time Regent College students who have not previously presented at the Symposium.

Submission Guidelines

Please send the following to [email protected]:

  1. A pdf copy of your paper with ONLY your student number in the document name (e.g., 222333.pdf). Since we will be reading the papers blind, please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere in your paper (e.g., title page). We will not accept any submissions that include a student’s name.

  2. A brief (200 word) response to the question, "Why is your paper relevant to the Regent community?"

Deadline for Submission: Dec. 18, 2019

All participants will be notified regarding their selection by January 30, 2020.

If your paper is selected, you must provide an abstract and short biography by Feb. 14, 2020.

Questions? Email [email protected] or [email protected].

* You are welcome to submit Fall 2019 papers pending a final grade.

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