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Category: Upcoming Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops

American Academy of Religion, Sociology of Religion Group’s Call for Papers

January 26, 2015

The Sociology of Religion Group (SOR) aims to bridge the gap between sociology of religion and religious studies. For the most part, these fields have been isolated from each other with scholars from each existing in separate departments, attending different meetings, and publishing in different journals. We believe that this cloistering has hindered the development […]


The Psychology of Religion / The Religion of Psychology Conference — University of Chicago

November 24, 2014

On Friday, March 6th, 2015, the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Martin Marty Center will host The Psychology of Religion/The Religion of Psychology, a conference exploring the relation between two problem children of modernity. We welcome contributions from scholars in any discipline whose research is concerned with the relationship between religion and psychology, […]


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 […]


Call for Papers: Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network, 3rd International Conference, 19-20 November 2014

February 19, 2014

Call for Papers| 19-20 November 2014, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA EXPLAINING NONRELIGION AND SECULARITY IN THE U.S. AND BEYOND Conveners: Ryan Cragun (, Christel Manning (, and Phil Zuckerman ( Keynote speakers: Professor Darren Sherkat (Sociology, Southern Illinois University), Professor Lori Beaman (Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottowa) The study of nonreligion and secularity, […]


American Academy of Religion, Sociology of Religion Group – 2014 Call for Papers

February 5, 2014

San Diego, California, November, 22-25, 2014 Deadline March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST.  Through PAPERS: Sociology of Religion Group Statement of Purpose:  This Group provides a forum for the discussion of empirical and theoretical research on religion and society. “Sociology” is broadly conceived; discussions will include different epistemologies, varying theoretical backgrounds, qualitative and quantitative […]


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 […]


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 […]


Call for Papers: 16th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference, Northwestern University, March 15, 2014

November 5, 2013

The Department of Sociology at Northwestern University is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. This annual graduate student conference is hosted on a rotating basis by one of several Chicago-area Sociology departments, including DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, the University […]


Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR), University of Groningen, May 11-15, 2014

October 10, 2013

Conference 2014: “Religion and Pluralities of Knowledge” Call for proposals We invite contributions from various disciplines and perspectives to explore the nexus of religion, pluralism, and knowledge. We encourage a conversation among theoretical, historical, and empirical contributions. Papers and panels may address topics such as the following: The pluralistic nature of knowledge about religion, including […]


Call for Papers: Global ReOrient: Chinese Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements in the Global East

March 29, 2013

An Interdisciplinary Conference at Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 1-2 November, 2013 The importance of Pentecostal-charismatic movements in the “Global South” has been well established. We would like to call for a scholarly reorientation toward the “Global East” where economic miracles go hand in hand with rapid growths of Christianity. This symposium particularly focuses […]