Call for Papers

We especially look for papers that deal with the conference theme in the wider sense, and in the subsections described on the conference main page. However, as the aim of the Colloquium is to explore, criticize, and develop the mimetic model of the relationship between violence and religion in the genesis and maintenance of culture and as the Colloquium is concerned with questions of both research and application, we welcome papers related to all aspects of mimetic theory.

The time for proposing contributions has ended. If you have sent a proposal on time, you should already have been informed. If that is not the case, please contact us at

If your proposal has been accepted, there is the possibility to apply for the 

Raymund Schwager, S.J., Memorial Essay Contest

To honor the memory of Raymund SCHWAGER, SJ (+ 2004), the Colloquium on Violence and Religion is offering an award of $1,500 shared by up to three persons for the three best papers given by graduate students at the COV&R meeting. Students presenting papers at the conference are invited to apply for the Raymund Schwager Memorial Award by sending an e-mail to that effect and the full text of their paper (in English, maximum length: 10 pages) in an attachment to In addition to the prize money, the winners’ registration fee will be waived. Due date for submission is the closing date of the early conference registration, June 1. Winners will be announced in the conference program. Prize-winning essays should reflect an engagement with mimetic theory; they will be presented in a plenary session and be considered for publication in Contagion. The winner(s) are selected by a three-person panel consisting of the conference organizer, the editor of Contagion, and the President of the Colloquium.

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Conference Contacts:


Phone: +43-512-507-8581 or

Fax: +43-512-507-2761

Graciously co-sponsored by:
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Picture 1: "Migrants and refugees queue at a camp near Gevgelija" by Nikolay Doychinov, © AFP
Picture 2: Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference

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