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SISR/ISSR Conference in Barcelona, July 2019. Call for Session Proposals.

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About the next ISSR Conference

Dear members of the ISSR

We have important news. While we initially planned to have our conference 2019 in Warsaw at UKSW, this has finally not been possible. The next ISSR conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 July, 2019 under the title “The Politics of Religion and Spirituality”.
The chairperson of the local committee is Prof. Mar Griera whom we thank for taking on the
organization at such short notice.

More practical information will follow soon.

Conference Theme: “The Politics of Religion and Spirituality”, click here.

Call for session

The call for for Session proposals, is now open. You may propose a Thematic Session by using this link. You can submit proposals until 30th August 2018 (200-250 words in English; please also provide a French translation):

  • Thematic session – A session with papers on a common theme. If the theme attracts many papers, the thematic session may stretch over several slots.
  • Working Group session – A session of papers presented by those who work together on a specific project.
  • New Research Forum – Intended for students and young researchers (PhDs). The NRF usually have two sessions with a common theme and a session for free papers that do not fit into the other ISSR thematic sessions.
  • Author Meets Critics session – A session in which an author meets scholars who criticize his/her book and responds.
    via our system:

This is not yet the call for individual paper proposals. The call for paper proposals will be opened in mid-September.

Attention: you do need to be an ISSR member, or renew your membership to submit a session proposal.

Call for proposals for the ISSR best book award

The ISSR invites nominations for an award for the best book in the sociology of religion.

Books published in 2016-2018 in French or English (except edited books) may be nominated by the authors or ISSR members by sending a nomination letter and THREE copies of the book to the General Secretary Office (Véronique Altglas, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, United Kingdom).

The deadline for nominations is 15 September 2018.

Winner(s) will receive their awards at the 2019 ISSR Conference. They are exempt of paying the conference fee.

Call for membership renewal

If you have not already done so, please do not delay in renewing your membership for the 2018-2019 period. The place to do this is directly through the Membership page or your profile page after logging into our website and, if at all possible, electronically. It is still possible to do this by regular mail, however. The form can be found on the website as well: https://www.sisr-issr.org/Documents/SISR_Membership_Form_2018_2019.pdf.

Workshop Grants

In light of its mission to foster international exchange in the sociology of religion, the ISSR supports proposals for international workshops on innovative research topics in the field. Two proposals were submitted. We are delighted to announce that Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria, Canada), Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig, Germany), Mar Griera (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain) and Julia Martínez-Ariño (University of Groningen, Netherlands, obtained a grant for their project on “Understanding urban religion: heritage, public space and governance”.
The ISSR congratulates the winner!


A propos de la prochaine conférence de la SISR

Chers membres de la SISR

Nous avons d’importantes nouvelles. Nous avions pour projet de tenir notre conférence en 2019 a Varsovie a l’UKSW, ceci n’est finalement pas possible. La prochaine conférence de la SISR aura lieu à Barcelone en Espagne, du 9 au 12 juillet 2019 sous le titre : « Les politiques de la religion et de la spiritualité ».
Le président du Comité local est Mar Griera, que nous remercions chaleureusement d’avoir accepté de reprendre l’organisation de la conférence dans ces courts délais.

Plus d’information pratiques ultérieurement.

Thème de la conférence « Les politiques de la religion et de la spiritualité », cliquez ici.

Appel pour sessions thématiques

L’appel à propositions de sessions thématiques est maintenant ouvert. Il est possible de proposer une session thématique utilisant le lien suivant. Avant de le faire, veuillez consulter les instructions d’inscription au système ouvert des conférences en ligne mais aussi pour soumission des propositions. En complément des propositions de sessions thématiques, vous pouvez aussi proposer des sessions de groupes de travail, forums de jeunes chercheurs, et un auteur face à la critique sessions.

Vous pouvez dès lors soumettre votre proposition jusqu’au 30 Aout 2018 (200-250 mots en en français; nous vous prions d’ajouter également une traduction en Anglais):

  • Une session thématique – une session qui rassemble des contributions sur un même thème. Si la session attire un grand nombre de contributions, elle sera répartie sur plusieurs tranches horaires.
  • Une session d’un groupe de travail – Une session rassemblant des contributions présentées par des personnes travaillant ensemble sur un projet spécifique
  • Forum des jeunes chercheurs-ses – A l’intention des étudiants-tes et jeunes chercheurs-ses (PhD). Le forum est habituellement constitué de deux sessions. L’une sur un thème commun et l’autre pour des contributions libres n’entrant pas dans les autres sessions thématiques de la SISR.
  • Auteur face à la critique – Une session dans laquelle un-e auteur-e rencontre des pairs pour discuter son ouvrage.

Ceci n’est pas encore un appel pour des contributions individuelles (“Papers”). L’appel à contributions individuelles (“Papers”) commencera en mi-septembre.

Attention: Vous devez être membre de la SISR, ou renouveler votre adhésion pour proposer un projet de session.

Appel à propositions pour le prix SISR du meilleur livre

La SISR invite à proposer les nominations des livres en sociologie des religions pour le Prix SISR du meilleur livre. Les livres publiés en 2016-2018 en Français ou en Anglais (à l’exception d’ouvrages collectifs) peuvent être désignés par l’auteur ou par des membres de la SISR en envoyant une lettre de nomination ainsi que TROIS copies du livre, au Secrétaire Général (Véronique Altglas, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Royaume-Uni).

Le délai de dépôt des nominations est le 15 septembre 2019.

Les lauréats recevront leur prix lors de la conférence de la SISR en 2019. Ils/elles seront exonéré(e)s de payer les frais d’inscription de la conférence.

Renouvellement de votre adhésion
Si vous ne l’avez pas encore fait, veuillez renouveler votre adhésion à la SISR pour la période 2018-2019. Vous pouvez le faire directement sur la page Adhésion ou dans votre profil après vous être connecté sur notre site web et, si possible, par voie électronique. Il est tout de même encore possible de renouveler par le poste. Le formulaire à imprimer se trouve également sur le site web: https://www.sisr-issr.org/Documents/SISR%20affiliation_reaffilliation_2018_2019.pdf.

Bourse pour atelier

Compte tenu de sa mission de favoriser les échanges internationaux en sociologie des religions, la SISR soutient des propositions d’ateliers internationaux sur des sujets de recherches novateurs dans le domaine. Deux candidatures ont été soumises. Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria, Canada), Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig, Germany), Mar Griera (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain) and Julia Martínez-Ariño (University of Groningen, Netherlands, a obtenu une bourse pour leur projet. “Understanding urban religion: heritage, public space and governance”.

Félicitations de la part de la SISR!

Call for Submissions: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration

Greetings all,

As your teaching term draws to a close and you prepare for a summer of research we would like to invite you to consider submitting your academic work for consideration as a chapter in the The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Migration, edited by Rubina Ramji (ruby_ramji@cbu.ca) and Alison Marshall (marshalla@brandonu.ca). Below/attached is the call for papers. Proposals are due June 1, 2018.  Complete papers are due January 1, 2019.

If you have any questions or thoughts please don’t hesitate to be in touch with either one of us.

Please help us spread the word. Many thanks!

 Many thanks!

Rubina

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.

Call for Papers: ASR 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) invites you to submit a paper and/or session proposal for our 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  Our 2018 theme, “Strengthening Weak Ties to other Sociological Subdisciplines,” highlights themeeting overlap with the American Sociological Association (ASA), Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Association of Black Sociologists (ABS), and other sociological associations.  Furthermore, the ASR Annual Meeting schedule maximizes participation opportunities for those who are interested in both the ASR and the ASA Religion Section activities.

Please visit our website at https://www.sociologyofreligion.com/annual-meeting/ for more information.  To submit a paper and/or session proposal, log into your ASR member account.  If you are not a current ASR member, you may join the association by visiting our home page at https://www.sociologyofreligion.com/

Please contact Program Chair Jerry Park at jerry_park@baylor.edu with any ASR Annual Meeting questions. 

18th IUAES World Congress – Brazil- Panel 182 The religion of the orishas

18th IUAES World Congress – Brazil- Panel 182 The religion of the orishas
Between January 8th and February 28th 2018, the registered participants will be able to submit their abstract proposal to 18th IUAES World Congress – Brazil, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Open pannel number 182 coordinated by Prof Dr Joana Bahia (State University of Rio de Janeiro) e Prof Dr Renata Siuda-Ambroziak (Universidade de Varsóvia/Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
The religions of the orishas in various contexts – diasporas and re(creation) of African heritage in the sacred space
This panel discusses various links, forms and faces of the African origin religions in the contemporary world. We would like to invite scholars doing their research on the religions of the orixás (orishas) in their different dimensions, such as: ritual, cultural and symbolic production (music, body and dance);function of technology; (re)creation of social relations and connections; relations between religion and gender, sexuality, public policies, context of production of the heritages, intolerances, migration processes and religious transnationalization.
Informations about registrations see : http://www.pt.iuaes2018.org/cronograma and also
www.pt.iuaes2018.org
PAINÉIS Painéis Abertos & Painéis Fechados Abertura do período de submissão de propostas de Painéis Abertos e Fechados 15 de Setembro de 2017

Session Proposals for “Revisiting Religion and Politics Research”

The ECPR Standing group on Religion and Politics invites you to submit panel proposals for the section

Revisiting Religion and Politics Research: Achievements, Critique, Future Questions

Section will be organized within the ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, 22-25th August 2018.

Section Chairs: Anja Hennig (ahennig@europa-uni.de) and Luca Ozzano (luca.ozzano@unito.it)

  • You may send your CfP via the Religion-Politics mailing-list, contact the section chairs
  • Deadline for submitting panel proposals to the section chairs: FEBRUARY 5th 2018
  • Panels include 3-5 papers
  • Panel proposals with max. 500 words and up to 5 keywords
  • Please note: For participating at the ECPR conference you must be registered at MyECPR: https://ecpr.eu/Login.aspx (please consider conference fees for non-members)

Section Description:


Despite an established research tradition on religion and politics that cuts across several sub-disciplines of political science as well as neighboring disciplines (or even constitutes a genuine sub-discipline), there is very little reflection today about the state of the art of this research.

As religion regained prominence in the public and political spheres since the 1970s and 1980s, a major concern among scholars was to question the prevailing secularization paradigm. The empirical study of religious actors, and their interaction with political forces, brought evidence to the fact that neither religion and politics are totally separated nor is religiosity fading away as modernization and secularization theories had assumed.

A vibrant academic debate joining comparative politics and political theory emerged. In recent years, the debate in Europe and the US gained in relevance through the salience of public debates brought by the rise in immigration from religious diverse backgrounds, and by new developments in relation to family patterns, reproduction techniques, genetic engineering and euthanasia.

Editorial projects abound. Several new handbooks on religion and politics (e.g. Jeff Haynes (2009/2016) or the Oxford Dictionary of Religion and Politics in the United States (2009), books and edited volumes have been published and new journals (e.g. APSA “Religion and Politics”) have been created. The disciplinary fragmentation and, thus, the sometimes isolated analysis of similar phenomena, however, leads to some conceptual confusion, and debate on the challenging questions in empirical and theoretical terms could be of use.

Against this background the Section invites scholars revisiting religion and politics research by reflecting perspectives, methods, pre-assumptions, general achievements and debating future questions. It is envisioned to publish a collection of papers selected from this section as a handbook.

For details:

Dr. Anja Hennig
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / Lecturer and Researcher
Lehrstuhl für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft / Chair of Comparative Politics
Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences
Europa-Universität Viadrina / European University Viadrina
in / at Frankfurt/Oder

CFP: Religions and Identities in the European Migration Crisis

Mid-term Conference Religions and Identities in the European Migration Crisis

30 August -1 September 2018 TURIN (IT)
University of Turin, Campus Luigi Einaudi

The relation between immigration, citizenship, integration/participation in host societies, and religion has been for quite some time central to the interest of scholars. Over time, the increase of migrations from non-European countries has further enriched the debate, drawing attention to various religious traditions. The increase in the number of Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists (as well as other religious affiliations) has re-directed scholars to the question of whether religious belonging (leading to convinced behavior) improves or hinders the process of integration of immigrants and, above all, of their children in the host society. At the same time, migration patterns have become quite complex. Migration from Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe has intensified and traditionally emigrant countries, particularly in Southern Europe, have also become destination countries. In addition, refugees and asylum seekers, associated with what has been usually termed as the “Mediterranean Crisis”, have prompted a profound social and political crisis across different European countries, contributing to anti-immigrant feelings. The issue of religious pluralism has thus become linked to wider interrelated issues such as citizenship rights; “deserving” and “non-deserving” migrants; how states and other institutions, including old and new religions, and in particular educational institutions, are managing the rising number of migrants; relations between different types of secularities and religious identities; understandings of cultural identities and so on.

The aim of the ESA RN34 mid-term conference is to respond to such challenges by welcoming papers that may contribute to:

  • – clarifying the relations between migrants and faiths in host societies;
  • – understanding the role played by ethnic churches/mosques/worship associations in the broader integration process;
  • – investigating about how native Europeans develop their identity in response/ relationship to the religious identities of the newcomers;
  • – addressing the relations between the European Convention on Human Rights and the role of regional and local authorities in managing religious pluralism;
  • – scrutinizing the issues of anti-religious racism, right-wing extremism, radicalization and fundamentalism
  • ; – interrogating the treatment of various religious identities and different secular identities in host societies;
  • – exploring the relations between religions and gender in the context of migration;
  • – examining the implications for how immigrants, belonging both to first- and second-generations, (re)configure religious arrangements in the context of anti-immigrant discourse;
  • – contributing to an innovative research agenda on to what extent religions matter in migrants’ daily life.

Other topics related to the theme of the conference are also welcomed.

Beside papers, session /panel proposals are welcomed too.

PhD students and post-doc fellows are particularly encouraged to submit a paper. There is a possibility to propose also a poster session, including work in progress. The best poster will get a small, but nice prize.

A specific workshop will be organized on “Mixed-methods in exploring religiousness within diaspora communities” for nonacademic researchers.

We look forward to your proposals and to welcoming you in Turin!

Roberta Ricucci & Siniša Zrinščak (ESA – RN34 Coordinator & Vice-Coordinator)

Call for Sessions & Papers: Conference on Media, Religion and Public Scholarship, August 8-11, 2018

The Center for Media, Religion and Culture and the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder will host the 11th biennial conference of the International Society for Media, Religion, and Culture (ISMRC), which will explore the relationship between media, religion and public scholarship. This conference will bring together international scholars from various disciplines including media studies, journalism, politics, religious studies, the anthropology and sociology of religion, history, the study of literature and public policy. The conference, since its first meeting in 1996, has become the leading international gathering for the discussion of research in religion, media and culture. We invite proposals for panels, workshops and/or roundtable sessions as well as for individual papers. The Call for Papers can be found here.

Following the success of the first doctoral student pre-conference at the 2016 ISMRC conference in Seoul, we will also host a workshop for PhD students on Tuesday, August 7. Participants register for this during conference registration. Details about this workshop, along with the Call for Papers, can be found here.

Conference Location
Village Center Dining and Community Commons
University of Colorado Boulder
3300 Baseline Road
Boulder, Colorado 80303

Details online at: https://www.colorado.edu/ismrc/conferences/conference-media-religion-and-public-scholarship

Call for Sessions: The 24th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion – Oslo, Norway.

Growing religious diversity characterizes most countries across the world, often linked to the globalization of migration, politics, economies, and the media. The diversity offers new challenges of managing religion in countries that previously were more religiously homogenous. The 24th Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion seeks a more thorough understanding, theoretically as well as empirically, of religion, politics, and boundaries. While sociologists often have attempted to understand these developments in terms of single dimension theories, we would like to find out how this complexity is part of processes of change and continuity in contemporary society.

We invite sessions that focus on these and other topics in the sociology of religion.

Session proposals are due on December 1. 2017

Decision Notification: January 31. 2018.

CONFERENCE DATES: August 1 – 3, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR SESSION PROPOSAL

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT THE CONFERENCE:

  1. Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA The Global Rise of Religious Violence.
  2. Line Nyhagen, Reader in sociology, Loughborough University, UK Contestations of Feminism, Secularism and Religion.
  3. Lorne Dawson, University of Waterloo, Canada Understanding the Role of Religion in the Radicalization of Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference: Pilgrimage & Beyond; July 5-6, 2018

Indiana University (IU) Europe Gateway, Berlin, Germany
(https://global.iu.edu/global-gateways/europe/index.html)
Located in the Kreuzberg neighborhood in Berlin, the IU Europe Gateway is housed within the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Global Institute.

Call for Papers
The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, and elsewhere, with the numbers steadily increasing. Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient practices of humankind and is associated with a great variety of religious and spiritual traditions, beliefs and sacred geographies. As a global phenomenon, pilgrimage facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures, occupations, and walks of life. In the 5th Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of these often profound events. This includes similarities and differences in the practice in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, and other traditions, as well as secular pilgrimage. The impact of the internet and globalization, pilgrimage as protest, and pilgrimage and peace building, among others, are all topics of interest, as are the concepts of the internal pilgrimage and the journey of self-discovery.
Among the key issues that emerged from earlier Sacred Journeys conferences were:

  1. Definition of Pilgrimage: ‘Travel for transformation’ embraces the sacred journey as a potential turning point in one’s life. Questions arise as to how and when a journey becomes ‘sacred’. Does tourism merely observe the authentic in others, whereas pilgrimage seeks it for oneself? When is a tourist a pilgrim and vice versa?
  2. Reinforcing a Vision of the Unity of Humanity: While many pilgrimages have a political dimension and political leaders often manipulate pilgrims in ways detrimental to peace, how can the concept of pilgrimage lend itself to envisioning a world united in difference?

  3. Pilgrimage and Globalization: Technology is impacting pilgrims in innumerable ways. Infrastructural and support services are also improving, and journeys once thought to be too difficult are now within reach of vast numbers of pilgrims. Will modern conveniences alter the traditional experience of pilgrimage or create entirely new experiences?

  4. The Challenge of Modernity: What does pilgrimage offer that is not found in the routines of modern daily life? In the search for meaning, belonging or identity, some pilgrims will cling to the familiar and reaffirm what is believed ‘true’ at local levels. What kinds of trends along these lines might we forecast for the future?

  5. Secular Pilgrimage: Each year, large numbers of pilgrims visit secular pilgrimage sites, like those of pop culture heroes. What are the similarities and differences between sacred and secular pilgrimages? What does it mean to be an ‘authentic’ pilgrim?

Many other related themes can be considered for presentation. Among these are (1) pilgrimage and the marketplace; (2) the metaphor of the journey as explored by writers, artists, performers, and singers, including humanists, agnostics, atheists, and musicians; (3) pilgrimage and ‘miracles’ and the related topic of thanksgiving; and (4) ‘dark’ pilgrimages to sites of remembrance and commemoration.
Submitting Your Proposal
Proposals should be submitted no later than Wednesday, 28 February 2018 to:
Ian McIntosh, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI): imcintos@iupui.edu
Chadwick Co Sy Su, University of the Philippines Manila: ccsysu@up.edu.ph
E-Mail Subject Line: Sacred Journeys 5 Proposal Submission
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