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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

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!

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.

Conference ‘Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace’

Good afternoon,

I’d like to share with you the forthcoming conference ‘Religion and Culture in Conflict and Peace’ organised by the centre of Religion Reconciliation and Peace at the University of Winchester, 20-21 June 2018, I think the programme may be of interest to you. We’d be most grateful if you could share this information with anyone you know who could be interested.

Key speakers include Mohammed Abu-nimer and Susan Hayward. As well as some fascinating papers looking at conflicts from around the world, we have also built in a history walk of the City of Winchester.

More information and booking via the conference website:https://www.winchesterpeaceconference.com/

With best wishes,

Rebecca Bellamy

Centre Coordinator & Partnerships Officer

On part-time secondment to the European Council of Religious Leaders

Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace (WCRRP)

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Halal Food Consumption in East and West

Institute for Asian Muslim Studies, Waseda University, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Halal Food Consumption in East and West (with Appendix of Survey Report), Institute for Asian Muslim Studies, Research Paper Series, Vol.5. Institute for Asian Muslim Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, March 2018 (ISBN: 9784990740245).   This is downloadable from here:

https://www.waseda.jp/inst/ias/en/publication/institute-for-asian-muslim-studies/

24th Nordic Conference Program is Posted

The 24th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion (NCSR 2018) ~ 1-3. August 2018.

Dear all,
The conference program is now posted on the conference website. Here you will find information about the program and the paper sessions. The paper abstracts are also posted.
For those of you who have organized sessions, we ask that you chair the sessions as well. If there are more than one organizer, it is up to you to decide who will function as chair.
For those who chair sessions and/or present papers, please check that the information about you is correct. If you find any mistakes, let us know.
Click here to see the program.
Please note that there is a welcome reception on July 31st from 20:30-22:00 at Oslo City Hall! Welcome!
Finally, we would like to remind you that all paper presenters must register and pay the conference fee by June 15th, otherwise their right to present a paper is withdrawn.
In order to register and pay the conference fee, please click on this link:

REGISTER FOR NCSR 2018 HERE

Best wishes,
Netta Marie Rønningen and the NCSR Organizational Committee

Registration for NCSR 2018 is now open!

The 24th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion (NCSR 2018) ~ 1-3. August 2018.

Dear all,
Conference registration to the Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion 2018 is now open! Welcome!

The total conference fee is 1830 NOK. Please note that registration is divided into two separate payments and will take place in two steps. Step 1: Registration fee (900 NOK), Step 2: NJRS subscription (848 NOK). Both payments must be made before you are registered as a participant at the conference.

Accompanying persons, who would like to attend the reception, fjord cruise, and conference dinner, are warmly welcome. They only need to complete Registration Step 1 (900 NOK).

Please note that all paper presenters must register and pay their fee by June 15th, otherwise their right to present their paper is withdrawn.

The total conference fee includes:

  • Access to all scientific events at the conference
  • Welcoming reception hosted by the City of Oslo July 31st
  • Lunch and coffee/tea/fruit Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Evening fjord cruise with shrimp buffet on Wednesday (drinks must be purchased individually)
  • Conference dinner on Thursday evening
  • A two-year subscription of Nordic Journal of Religion and Society (issue 2/2018-1/2020)

In order to register and pay your conference fee, please click on the link below:

REGISTER FOR NCSR 2018 HERE
Best wishes,
Netta Marie Rønningen and the NCSR Organizational Committee

ASR Meeting registration now open

The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) welcomes you to attend our 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Our 2018 theme, “Strengthening Weak Ties to other Sociological Subdisciplines,” highlights the meeting 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.

Jennifer Glass will be our featured speaker and will discuss religion and politics in everyday life.

Please visit our website at https://www.sociologyofreligion.com/annual-meeting/ for more information, including registration and hotel reservation instructions.   We welcome non-ASR members to attend our annual meeting.

You may pay a reduced registration rate if you would like to become an ASR member (visit our home page  https://www.sociologyofreligion.com/ for membership information).

Please contact ASR Executive Officer, Rachel Kraus, at ASREO@bsu.edu with any questions.  We hope to see you in Philly!