Wendt Character Initiative Interdisciplinary Conference

Character and Place: How We Shape Home and Home Shapes Us

March 1-2, 2018 - University of Dubuque


Conference Description: The Wendt Character Initiative at the University of Dubuque will host an interdisciplinary conference to explore the interplay between home and the development of character, especially as it relates to justice, integrity, and compassion. Conference proceedings may be published digitally.

Call for Proposals: We welcome abstracts of papers, panels, posters, and roundtables that creatively engage the interplay between home and character. Emerging scholars are particularly encouraged to apply.

Proposals from all disciplines, including sciences, humanities, and professional programs will be accepted. Example topics: Character formation at home  · Health disparities and the environment · How our physical environment shapes our ethical commitments  · Integrity and community involvement · Religious perspectives on the meaning of home · Homelessness and poverty (ethical implications, creative writing) · Immigration, refugees, and home · “Practices” in homemaking · Mental Illness and justice · Compassion and neighborhood

Submission site will open in May.