Call For Papers

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About COSAC 2022

The first day of COSAC, Insights (25 November), will take the form of a traditional academic conference.

A highlight of Insights will be an online talk and Q&A with Professor Alister McGrath (the University of Oxford).

As well, we will be joined by Associate Professor Megan Best (the University of Notre Dame, Australia) speaking about bioethics and the new Australian Ethicentre.

ISCAST Fellow Rev. Dr Andrew Sloane (Morling College) will speak for a special session, in seminar format, “Enhancing Medicine? Should Medicine Be in the Business of Human Enhancement?” This session is in cooperation with the Sydney College of Divinity’s Theology Research Network.

Paper Types

Two types of papers, addressing various aspects of the conference theme, are invited for concurrent sessions.

1. Traditional
Presenters who choose to deliver papers in the traditional format—20-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion— should submit an abstract of 150 to 200 words, detailing the topic, the aims, and the approach.

2. Lightning Talk
Speakers may also choose to present a “lightning talk”—5-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion. An abstract of 50 to 100 words, detailing the topic and the aims, should be submitted. Lightning talks are an excellent way to try out new ideas with a cooperative audience.

Submission Details

Deadline: 31 October 2022
Please send your proposals to Doru Costache (ISCAST Research Director) at, specifying the type of paper you intend to present (traditional or “lightning talk”), and whether you intend to present remotely or in person.

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