This note from our own Brett Hendrickson recently came across our desk at the virtual editorial offices of the RAW blog. You might be interested, in which case you should get in touch with Brett! --Eds.
Jennifer K. Seman, PhD candidate in history at SMU, and I invite submissions to participate on a panel at the October 9-13, 2013, Western History Association in Tucson, Arizona (http://www.westernhistoryassociation.org). The topic of the panel, broadly conceived, is healing and religion/spirituality in the American West. Included papers deal with borderlands religious healing and folk saint phenomena. Other papers could look at (but are not limited to) medical missions to the West, faith-based hospitals and care-centers, Native American healthways, healing and religion among Asian immigrants or on the Pacific Rim, Mormon healthcare, Pentecostal healing in the West, etc. Please send an abstract (250 words or less) to Brett Hendrickson, firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2012.