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ASR News & Announcements

November 20, 2014

With the San Francisco meeting now behind us, we are looking ahead to our 2015 meeting in Chicago.  The theme for the 2015 meeting is “Understanding Religious Change.”  Melissa Wilde is the 2015 President, and Grace Yukich is the 2015 Program Chair.  The details of the meeting and the Call for Papers can be viewed […]

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Conference Invitation: “The Holy in a Pluralistic World: Rudolf Otto’s Legacy in the 21st Century,” November 5-6, 2014

June 6, 2014

CONFERENCE INVITATION | “The Holy in a Pluralistic World: Rudolf Otto’s Legacy in the 21st Century” | UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN | 5-6 November 2014 Rudolf Otto, author of the classic “The Idea of the Holy” (org. 1917; Eng. trans., 1923), is best known today for his analysis of numinous experience — he coined the word […]

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New 2012 Wave of PALS Data Now Available

May 30, 2014

The PALS research team in conjunction with ARDA is pleased to announce that the new 2012 wave of PALS data is available for downloading.  This wave followed up over 1300 PALS respondents from 2006, making the study of religious (and other) change possible.  Both in STATA and SPSS, the 2006, 2012, and 2006-2012 files public […]

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Research Assistant Position at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University

May 6, 2014

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University is seeking a research assistant to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers who conduct social scientific research related to the Catholic Church.  The position involves working with staff researchers on survey research and data analysis and requires strong analytical and writing skills.  Applicants […]

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Research Associate Position at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University is seeking a research associate to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers who conduct social scientific research related to the Catholic Church.  The position involves survey and/or demographic research and data analysis and requires strong analytical and writing skills.  Applicants with a Ph.D. […]

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Call for Papers: Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society

January 16, 2014

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters or colloquia are invited for the Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society being held at the University of California at Berkely in Berkeley, USA from 16-17 April. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse. We also […]

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Call for Papers: Warring Words: Rethinking Polemic in the Study of Jews and Judaism, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 20, 2014

December 11, 2013

University of Pennsylvania, Jewish Studies Program Philadelphia, PA Thursday, March 20, 2014 There exists a strong scholarly consensus that polemic has played a central role in Jewish history. Whether we consider polemics involving Samaritans, Christians, Qaraites, Muslims, Haskalah thinkers, Zionists, “the nations,” or contemporary group identity formation, polemical forms of argumentation and representation have been […]

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Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University

November 30, 2012

The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University invites researchers who are conducting research on the Catholic Church to consider sending research briefs, news releases, or summaries of their research to CARA@georgetown.edu for publication in its quarterly publication The CARA Report.  To learn more about CARA go to cara.georgetown.edu.  

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New Journal on Critical Research on Religion

SAGE Publications is pleased to announce a new journal:Critical Research on Religion a peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on the development of a critical theoretical framework and its application to research on religion. First issue to be published April 2013 We invite you to submit an article to this journal and encourage you to get your […]

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Religion and Contemporary Activism

Mobilizing Ideas (http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com) has launched a new essay dialogue entitled: Religion and Contemporary Activism.  Recent empirical cases of the relationship between religion and activism require scholars to reevaluate our current theories to see if they adequately capture the myriad relationships between religion and activism. Contributors to the first round of essays in this dialogue include Rhys Williams, Ziad […]

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