PAPERS Application

Abstract Review Guidelines
Pagan and Polytheist Educational Research Symposium


The goal of the Pagan and Polytheist Educational Research Symposium (PAPERS) review guidelines is to provide consistency among reviewers and support the development of PAPERS programming through academic presentations that:

  • Provide high quality, original research concerning Pagans and polytheists, and their communities
  • Are relevant, timely, and excites conference attendees
  • Reflect diversity of practice in the mysticism and magical polytheistic community
  • Reflect a balance between research, practices, issues, concerns, and education


PAPERS invites abstracts related to any Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, ATR, Indigenous, and/or polytheist religions in their practice, science, history, culture, and relations to other religions and institutions/systems for the 4th annual Mystic South Conference to be held July 17th through 19th at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Atlanta Perimeter in Atlanta, GA.

Applications will be accepted through March 31st, 2020. Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2020 of their acceptance status.

We are interested in presentations that focus on the mysticism and magical practices of people in the United States and beyond; tackle larger concerns affecting our collective communities; discuss the history of these often misunderstood practices; and share the incredible diversity of practice, belief, and culture within our mystical worlds.

Come experience and share in the culture of American mysticism and magic!