Call for Papers: Forum Humanum Claremont Conference Grants 2014

Tue Oct 1, 2013

Each year the Claremont Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference brings together thinkers from different religions, traditions, and academic disciplines to discuss one particular theme in the fields of Religion, Theology and Philosophy of Religion. The theme of the 35th conference will be »Hope: Re-examinations of an Elusive Phenomenon«. The conference will be held at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, on February 14-15, 2014. Speakers will include: 

Keynote speaker – Jürgen Moltmann (Tübingen), William Abraham (SMU), John Cottingham (Reading/Oxford), M. Jamie Ferreira (Virginia), Arne Grøn (Copenhagen), Serene Jones (Union Theological Seminary), Alan Mittleman (Jewish Theological Seminary of America), Hirokazu Miyazaki (Cornell), Ola Sigurdson (Gothenburg), Claudia Welz (Copenhagen).

The Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum (Hamburg) has generously provided 10 conference grants ($2200 each) to enable doctoral students and new PHDs (not earlier than 2009) to participate in the conference. The grant is meant to cover all expenses. Recipients will have the opportunity to attend the conference on Friday and Saturday and to present a paper (15 double-spaced pages) on the topic of the conference. To create space for the discussion of their contributions, a pre-conference seminar will be held on Thursday, February 13, on the same topic as the main conference. All grant recipients will be expected to participate in this seminar and introduce not their own but one of the other papers for discussion. Five papers will be chosen to be published along with the conference contributions in the Claremont Studies of Philosophy of Religion (Mohr Siebeck Tübingen).

We invite doctoral students and recent PhDs  to submit a one page CV and an abstract of their proposed paper on the topic of hope (not more than 500 words). For a more detailed description of the conference topic see Applications should be sent by email to

Prof. Dr. Ingolf U. Dalferth (
Department of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
831 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

by October 1, 2013. Applications will be blind reviewed by an international committee of scholars. Recipients will be notified in early November. Drafts of the papers are due by January 15, 2014.