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HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, October 19, 2001: A multidisciplinary forum will bring together selected Dartmouth faculty and scholars from other US and foreign institutions to pursue research related to the topic of "Conversion" at the Dartmouth Humanities Center Residential Research Institute. The Institute will be directed by Kevin Reinhart, Professor of Religion, and Dennis Washburn, Professor of Japanese. The aim of the Institute is to explore the concept of conversion as it operated during the 19th and 20th centuries in the Ottoman domain, India and Japan. External Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 and will be expected to contribute to an edited collection that will emerge from the work of the Institute. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2002. For further information and application information please e-mail "source" above.