Category Archives: Calls for Papers

CFP: International Workshop “Religious Contacts in Early Modern Scandinavia 1500-1750”

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe of the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) invites papers to be presented at the international workshop “Religious Contacts in Early Modern Scandinavia 1500-1750” to be held 10-11 October 2018 in Bochum, Germany.

The workshop will bring together scholars of religious studies, history and cultural studies from the Northern countries as well as Baltic States, German-speaking countries and beyond to explore further the multitude of religious contacts on and around the Scandinavian Peninsula and the Baltic in Early Modern Age.

Among others we would like to compare case studies of different religious contacts and how they were executed by the actors involved. The focus will be rather on the situation and effect of religious contact than on a single religious group.

Examples to be discussed are among others:
– indigenous religions’ (Sami, Karelian, Inuits of Greenland) encounters with Lutheranism and/or Pietism,
– adaption and local alignments of, or resistance towards ideas derived from Protestant Reformation,
– encounters of Scandinavian colonists with the religious beliefs practiced by native peoples (of North America, Africa, Asia),
– early encounters between Protestantism and Orthodox Christianity in Finland and the Baltic,
– Jewish communities of and Jewish migration towards the Scandinavia peninsula in Early Modern Times,
– the spread of non-theistic Enlightenment ideas in Scandinavia and the Baltic before 1750.

Each participant is invited to present a paper in English.

The paper shall later be published in the Käte Hamburger Kolleg’s peer reviewed online journal Entangled Religions (https://er.ceres.rub.de/). All costs (travel expenses, accommodation, dining) will be covered by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg.

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe is an international research institution directly funded by the German government. It conducts research in the field of religious studies and history of religion that is dedicated to the formation and expansion of religions, the mutual permeation of religious traditions and their densifications into the complex figurations called ‘world religions.’ Find more information here: https://khk.ceres.rub.de/en/

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg welcomes applications including an abstract on the intended paper to be presented (max 1,500 words) and a short notice about the academic affiliation of the applicant. Applications should be submitted electronically to ulf.plessentin@rub.de no later than June 15, 2018.


Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies Conference 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 AABS conference, which will be hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute and Buddhist Studies@Deakin. This interdisciplinary conference will provide a forum for scholars and students of Buddhism to explore the rich tapestry of Buddhist cultures, philosophies, and practices in traditional settings and in modern social life.

For full details, please visit the conference website.
8–9 November 2018
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2
727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

Keynote speakers

Ann Gleig, University of Central Florida

John Powers, Deakin University

Amber D. Carpenter, Yale-National University of Singapore College
The conference committee is now inviting submissions of proposals for papers in all areas of Buddhist studies, including the following themes:

  • Buddhism in Australasia
  • Buddhism in the ‘West’
  • Buddhism and philosophy
  • Buddhism in contemporary Asia
  • Buddhist texts and contexts
  • Historical studies of Buddhism
  • Engaged Buddhism
  • Buddhism, art and architecture
  • Buddhism and meditation
  • Food, animals, and Buddhism

Panel proposals on these or additional themes with three abstracts are also welcome. Postgraduate students are especially encouraged to present their research, for which bursaries may be available. The closing date for proposals is 31 July 2018. For further details, please see the call for papers flyer.

Conference convenors: Leesa Davis, Anna Halafoff and John Powers, Deakin University

2nd International Congress on Spiritual/Religious Counselling and Care

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For deadlines, paper guidelines, and conference details, please visit: http://mdrk.org/en

OVERVIEW

has contributed to society and individual in variety of areas like psycho-social, cultural, economic, solidarity/cooperation and humanitarian aids etc. It has been a source of inspiration and motivation to mobilize individuals, communities and institutions in order to cooperate, make solidarity, and social and moral support.

This international congress, entitled Spiritual Counselling and Care (SCC), emphasizes the human aspects of religious beliefs and moral values; to appreciate the contributions they make to individual and social life, and to raise a popular and academic awareness of the perception of religion that is touched by human life. In this context, it aims particularly to examine the place, role, function and contribution of religion and spirituality in family therapy, in reforming and rehabilitation of inmates in prisons, for being a source of hope and morale to patients in health care services in hospitals, in the formation of moral and motivation in the military, in creating spiritual atmosphere for elderly and disadvantaged groups in social services.

The first spiritual counselling and care scholarly gathering within the scope of this congress as planned series of conferences was held in April 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The main theme of the ‘1 st International Congress on Religious-Spiritual Counselling and Care’ was ‘The Place and Function of Spiritual Counselling and Care in Human Life’ aiming to give a broad coverage of all issues, practices and problems in the field. This upcoming and subsequent congressional themes will be continued in more specific areas. In the context of institutionalized service unit thematisation, the main theme of the ‘2 nd International Congress on Spiritual/Religious Counselling and Care’ that is scheduled to be held on November 22-24, 2018 will be on ‘Spiritual/Religious Counselling and Care in Prison and Healthcare Services.

By organising such a congress, it is expected to shed light on the future studies of spiritual and religious counselling and care by taking into account the rapidly developing field of expertise in Turkey from an interdisciplinary perspective at international platform.

Call for Papers Understanding urban religion

Call for Papers Understanding urban religion Heritage, public space and governance International Workshop Barcelona, 25-27 October 2018

While sociological research on religion in urban contexts has proliferated in recent years, the city has less frequently been taken explicitly as a relevant dimension in the study of religion. Historically, social scientists considered cities as the epitome of secularization, and predicted that processes of secularization would diminish the role of religion in urban life. However, dynamic and vibrant forms of urban religion have emerged in cities across the world in recent years (Becci, Burchardt and Casanova, 2013). Developments such as rising levels of transnational migration and the growth of new religious movements have contributed to the religious revitalization of contemporary cities.

The diversification of urban religious landscapes is documented by a variety of studies (Knott, Krech and Meyer, 2016; Lanz et al., 2016). All over the world, cities are witnessing a proliferation of non-traditional places of worship of several kinds (Martínez-Ariño et al., 2011; Stolz and Monnot, forthcoming). On the one hand, religious communities have begun to adapt to trends of urban change such as sub-urbanization and de-industrialization by establishing places of worship in shopping malls, former industrial warehouses, newly established industrial estates and other commercial zones. On the other hand, and especially in Europe, a rapidly increasing number of traditional church buildings are closed and repurposed as a consequence of dropping membership and resulting financial pressures. Churches are sometimes demolished, but more commonly they are put to new use: they are handed over to other faith communities, converted into lofts or other kinds of commercial property, or into public and civic facilities such as museums, libraries or art spaces. In many cities, the future and the management of religious heritage has been object of debate and controversy. In recent years, there has also been a proliferation of multi-faith and inter-faith places. These are either construed as unified places that remain architecturally neutral and open to believers and practitioners of all persuasions, or contain symbolic and architectural elements of different religious communities (often the so-called Abrahamic faiths, Christianity, Islam and Judaism).

At the same time, cities have turned into sites of religious innovation and have become stages for the performing of religious events and celebrations that are parts of urban consumer cultures and contribute to the construction of urban identities and city images. The density of religious actors in the city fosters processes of religious hybridization, transformation and crossfertilization. This vibrant dynamism becomes a fertile ground for cooperation and exchange, but also for conflict. In this context, the governance of religious diversity gains new saliency at the level of cities (Griera, 2012). Municipal authorities, including political as well as administrative actors, pay increasing attention to religious issues and a multiplicity of policy instruments are in place to govern them (Martínez-Ariño, 2017). In addition, urban religious affairs often become the object of public contestation, and generate media and civil society attention (Griera and Burchardt, 2016; Siemiatycki, 2005; Watson, 2005).

The aim of this workshop is to explore the conditions, forms and consequences of the ways urban religion is revitalized, spatialized and governed in contemporary cities. The general topic of the workshop is organized around three sub-themes: heritage, religious expressions in public space, and governance.

Workshop papers should address one or more of the following themes:

1. Religious heritage. The aim of this thematic focus is to discuss cultural, political and power dynamics associated with religious heritage, and explore its role in contemporary cities.
2. Urban religious expressions. This strand explores public religious expressions such as festivals, parades, public prayers and meditations and aims to understand processes of the eventization of urban religion as well as the challenges these presences pose to cities and their dwellers.
3. Governance. Contributions in this third thematic section will look at different articulations of state-religion regimes and political secularism at the urban level.

Abstracts of no more than 250-300 words should be submitted to j.martinez.arino@rug.nl* by 15 June 2018.

Organisers Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria, Canada) Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig, Germany) Mar Griera (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain) Julia Martínez-Ariño (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Call for papers: Worldviews in creating meaning and purpose for learning

Special Issue: Journal of Beliefs & Values

We are happy to invite scholars to contribute in our special issue in the Journal of Beliefs & Values. JBV has been among the most respected journals in our field for a long time. We believe that our peer-reviewed special issue can contribute in the high-level scholarly discussion of the journal with a viewpoint represented especially by the EARLI SIG19 Conference 2018 (http://www.uef.fi/web/sig19conference2018/).

The Special Issue will be based on both the best papers of the EARLI SIG 19 conference 2018 and possible supplementing papers derived from this open call. We particularly welcome submissions that recognise the conference theme “Worldviews in creating meaning and purpose for learning”, and that address, for example, the following questions: How worldviews impact people’s motivation to learn, how worldviews guide people’s life choices and future orientation, and how worldviews and religions help people to find meaning and purpose in life.The articles can be empirical or philosophical. We anticipate not only methodological diversity but also wish the articles to reflect diverse interpretations and representations of worldviews, values and beliefs in education, cultural and national contexts.

We expect the authors to study the JBV homepage and familiarise oneself with the scope and format of the journal.https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjbv20/current

The deadline for the full papers with the length and format of the JBV guidelines by 1st of October 2018. After the blind review process, the revised final versions of the manuscripts are expected to be submitted by 15th of December 2018. The estimated publication of the special issue will be in 2019.

Please contact guest editors with queries concerning the topic and send your contribution to Laura Hirsto (laura.hirsto@uef.fi).

Thank you!

Buddhism & Australia 2019: Call for Papers

The 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia

’History, current presence and future directions for Buddhism in Austral-Asian region’

7-9 February, 2019

The IC Buddhism & Australia is pleased to invite abstracts for panel sessions and individual papers for the 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia that will be held on 7-9 February 2019 in Perth, Western Australia.

This conference investigates the history, current and future directions of Buddhism in Australasia and is a platform for scientists and Buddhists to present their latest researches on Buddhism. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

The main themes of the Buddhism & Australia 2019 are

*Buddhism and its History in India

*Buddhism and its History in Sri Lanka

*Buddhism and Computers

*Buddhism in Our Days Tibet


What to Send

Proposals may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information:
*author(s);
*affiliation as you would like it to appear in program
*email address,
*title of proposal,
*body of proposal; no more than 300 words,
*up to 10 keywords.
*CV max 2 pages

Proposals should be submitted by October 20, 2018 by the following email: info@buddhismandaustralia.com
If a proposal is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by December 20, 2018.  We acknowledge receipt and answer to all proposals submitted.


Registration

To participate in the 8th International Conference Buddhism & Australia, please contact Marju Broder by the following email: info@buddhismandaustralia.com

For more information: www.buddhismandaustralia.com

Marju Broder
Organizing Chair
Mob + 610405549923
info@buddhismandaustralia.com
www.buddhismandaustralia.com

CFP

The journal of ‘Sociology of Social Institutions

http://ssi.journals.umz.ac.ir/

We are pleased to invite interested scholars to submit papers for possible publication in the journal of Sociology of Social Institutions (SSI). The journal of SSI is essentially in Persian language (Farsi) published by The University of Mazandaran, Iran. Detailed information of this journal is available at this link: http://ssi.journals.umz.ac.ir/

We plan to allocate one special issue of the SSI in English language. This will be a primary attempt for possibly further developments in future. The submissions to this special issue should focus principally on the context of Iran, while comparative studies between Iran and other countries are also acceptable. This special issue covers a wide range of topics from a sociological perspective. The topics, for instance, can include (but, not limited to) issues such as social institutions, social capital, family, social deviances, gender, population, migration, youth, etc. Again, the submissions need to have a central focus on Iran from a sociological perspective.

 At this stage, we accept abstracts with maximum 500 words. The abstract should clearly indicate the aim, methodology, data, and key results. Also, a short bio of the authors with max 500 words including university affiliation and contact details need to be added into abstracts.

Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018.

For more information and inquiries, please contact Dr Yaghoob Foroutan (y_foroutan@yahoo.com).

 The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified and informed about the detailed instructions of full articles by June 20, 2018. The deadline for the submission of full articles will be August 30, 2018.

 Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 30, 2018

 Please send abstract (simultaneously) to:

–          Professor Akbar Aliverdinia (aliverdinia@umz.ac.ir)

–          Associate Professor Dr Heidar Janalizadeh (hjc@umz.ac.ir)

–          Associate Professor Dr Yaghoob Foroutan (y_foroutan@yahoo.com)

Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

The University of Mazandaran, IRAN, http://ssi.journals.umz.ac.ir/

Politology of Religion: A Biannual Conference”, November 23-24th 2018

Dear members of ISA’s RC 22, 

It is my great pleasure to share a CfP for “Politology of Religion: A Biannual Conference”. to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, November 23-24th 2018. 
 
Deadline for proposing a paper/panel is June 30th 2018. You can find more information about the conference here, or in the attached file. 
 
We are looking forward to your proposals!

International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Ninth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society, held 25–26 April 2019 at the University of Granada in Granada, Spain.
We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks.

Call for Papers
Themes

Presentation Types
Scope & Concerns

Returning Member Registration
Conference History

Would you like to present at the 2019 Conference?

Submit your proposal by 25 May 2018.*

Click Here to Submit

*We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.