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Category: Upcoming Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops

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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


The 11th Conference of the European Sociological Assocation: August 28-31, 2013, Torino, Italy

December 14, 2012

The 11th Conference of the European Sociological Association will be held 28-31 August in Torino, Italy. The Research Network Sociology of Religion (RN34) has issued its call for papers. The call includes joint sessions with Sociology of Culture at, Society and Sports, Sociology of Emotions, Qualitative Methods, and Sociology of Migration. Click here to […]


Graduate Conference at Columbia University: Religion on the Move

November 30, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS Religion on the Move: Movement, Migration, Missions and new Media across Religious Traditions Columbia University Department of Religion Graduate Conference Friday, April 26, 2013 Keynote Speaker: Michael D. Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School The history of religion is a history of movement.  But what happens when religion is on […]


British Sociological Association (BSA) Sociology of Religion Study Group’s Annual Conference

BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group Annual Conference:  Material Religion Venue: Durham University, UK Date: 9-11 April, 2013 Dr Marion Bowman  (Department of Religious Studies, Open University) Professor David Morgan  (Department of Religion, Duke University) Professor Veronica Strang  (Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University) This conference will focus on the physical, material dimension of religious life […]


Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture

ASREC returns to the DC area on April 11-14, 2013. The program includes work from top academics in the fields of economics, religion, sociology, and political science.  Access the Call for Papers at