One interesting sign of intelligent life in American colleges is the proliferation of academic conferences by, of, and for undergraduates. These undergrad conferences, where college students present arguments and research to each other, are popping up in more and more disciplines these days.
Biola University’s student government, Associated Students, is calling for papers NOW for a conference in late April on Good & Evil in a Painful World. One of the best things about this conference is that it is doggedly interdisciplinary, so there should be papers from fields like history, philosophy, art, literature, comparative religion, theology, political science, and anthropology.
If you’re a college student in southern California, click through here and get the details. Paper proposals are due March 30, so this is the week to shoot a proposal to the conference planners. The actual event, on April 26 on Biola’s campus, is free. It starts at 9:30am and runs through dinner. I’ll be giving a keynote address at the conference on the value of interdisciplinary inquiry.