CfP EASR ‘Religion and PLuralities of Knowledge’, Deadlines 15 October and 1 December

Dear all,

This is a friendly reminder that the deadlines for proposing papers and panels for the 2014 EASR/IAHR/NGG conference on "Religion and Pluralities of Knowledge," to be held in Groningen from11-15 May 2014, are15 October (for panel themes) and1 December (for papers). Please submit your proposals toeasr2014.thrs.

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 different disciplinary perspectives and new concepts: history as imaginative knowledge, sociology of knowledge, knowledge and space, materiality of knowledge (goods, objects, machines, instruments), aesthetics of knowledge, knowledge as related to gender and race, etc.;
  • Various forms of knowledge about religion: rational knowledge, imaginative and poetic knowledge, explicit and implicit knowledge, embodied knowledge, ritual knowledge, etc.;
  • Historical developments, changes, and reconfigurations of knowledge systems that relate to the field of religion;
  • Procedures and politics in the organization of knowledge about religion: production, reception, circulation, transmission, (de)legitimization, (de)canonization, traditionalization, but also the rejection, marginalization, and exclusion of knowledge.

In addition to these subtopics and approaches, we encourage contributions that address other aspects of the conference theme. Proposals of contributions and panels that are not directly linked to the conference theme will also be considered. There will be panels for the presentation of ongoing doctoral research.

Requirements for proposals

Proposals for individual papers and for pre-arranged sessions need to consist of an abstract of no more than 150 words (to be used in the program book, should the paper and/or session be accepted) and an outline of the proposed paper and/or session with no more than 500 words. We also welcome suggestions for open panels, asking for submission of individual papers to fit with the proposed panel. Proposals will have to provide names of presenter(s)/convenors and their email address(es).

  • Deadline for submitting themes for open panels and pre-arranged sessions: 15 October 2013
  • Announcement of approved panels and sessions: 1 November 2013
  • Deadline for submitting proposals for individual papers: 1 December 2013
  • Notification of acceptance individual papers: 15 January 2014

Please indicate clearly whether you are applying for an individual paper fitting in with the conference theme, a pre-arranged session, an open panel or the presentation of ongoing doctoral research. All proposals should be sent as an e-mail or as a Word document attached to an e-mail to easr2014.thrs.

There will be a double-blind peer-review process. All proposals will be evaluated by an independent committee, consisting of members of the organization committee and the scientific advisory board.

For more information, please visit: http://godsdienstwetenschap.nl/index.php?page=conference-2014

Kind regards,

On behalf of the NGG board and the conference organization committee,

Annet van der Meer
Communications officer, NGG (Dutch Association for the Study of Religion)