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Category: Upcoming Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops

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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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 (ryantcragun@gmail.com), Christel Manning (manningc@sacredheart.edu), and Phil Zuckerman (phil_zuckerman@pitzer.edu) 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, […]

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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: http://papers.aarweb.org/ 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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Call for Applications – RELIGION, REFORM AND THE CHALLENGE OF PLURALITY – UCSIA Summer School, 25 Aug-1 Sept 2013, Antwerp, Belgium

February 13, 2013

In 2013 the UCSIA summer school focuses on the topic of Religion, Reform and the Challenge of Plurality. We will research processes of change that arise in the interaction between religions and societies in contexts of plurality – especially and also in a global world. Where a diversity of religions and societal perspectives are present, […]

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Call for Proposals on Women and Religion / Women in the Americas

January 30, 2013

ELEVEN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INSTITUT DES AMÉRIQUES, 4-6 DECEMBER 2013, AIX-MARSEILLE UNIVERSITY The 11th Institut des Amériques Conference Call for papers interrogates the theme of “Women in the Americas.” A generation of scholars in the humanities and social sciences have paid considerable attention to gender- and women-related issues. This more comprehensive framework, constructing […]

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