7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

Dear colleagues,

The 7th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology takes place 02-24 August at GESIS in Cologne, Germany. The program is online, and registration is open at www.gesis.org/summerschool
15 scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) via CDSS as well as the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) are available. For more information on scholarships please visit www.gesis.org/summerschool.
15 courses are scheduled, among them 5 short courses and 10 one-week courses. Below is a list of all courses – including three new courses [NEW] and two courses that are back [BACK] to our program.

  • _Short courses (02 – 03 August)
    Pretesting Survey Questions (Meitinger/Lenzner) | NEW
    Introduction to Data Analysis Using Mplus (Blümke/Lechner/Danner)
    Research Designs and Causal Inference (Eifler/Leitgöb)
    Introduction to Data Analysis Using Stata (Schunck/Pforr)
  • _Week 1 (06 – 10 August)
    Introduction to Survey Design (Lugtig/Struminskaya)
    Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (Reinecke/Kessler)
    Introduction to Data Analysis Using R (Kolb/Murray-Waters)
    Applied Multiple Imputation (Geißler/Heisig) | NEW
  • _Week 2 (13 – 17 August)
    Questionnaire Design (Fuchs/Metzler)
    Mixed-Mode and Mixed-Device Surveys (Toepoel/de Leeuw/Klausch) | BACK
    Web Survey Design (Couper/Schaurer) | BACK
  • _Week 3 (20 – 24 August)
    Meta-Analysis in Social Research and Survey Methodology (Weiß/Daikeler)
    Sampling, Weighting, and Estimation (Eckman)
    Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing of Longitudinal Surveys (Al Baghal/Cernat)
  • [20-21 Aug] Open Science and Open Data (Netscher/Perry/Schwickerath) | NEW

Thanks to our cooperation with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) at the University of Mannheim, participants can obtain up to 4 ECTS credit points per one-week course.
Participants are invited to attend several plenary and social events including evening talks by experts in Survey Methodology, weekly welcome receptions as well as cultural and social excursions.

There is no registration deadline, but to secure a place in the course(s) of your choice and to book affordable accommodation, we strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible.

We would be very happy if you could forward this announcement to other potentially interested parties.

Thank you and best wishes,
Your GESIS Summer School team

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology
email: summerschool@gesis.org
web: www.gesis.org/summerschool
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Summer School: “Religion in Cities: Contested Presences, Contested Regulations”, University of Groningen (Netherlands) on August 20-24 2018.

This is a reminder of the invitation to apply for the summer school “Religion in Cities: Contested Presences, Contested Regulations” that I am organising, with the support of CRCG and ISOR-UAB, at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) on August 20-24 2018.

The summer school addresses a topic that generates heated political debates and that is increasingly discussed in the social sciences. It will provide undergraduate students in their last year of studies, as well as Master and PhD students in different disciplines with the means to reflect upon religious issues in cities from the perspective of sociology, geography, urban studies and religious studies.

The topic will be addressed from three different stand-points: a) theoretical perspectives to understand the presence, visibility and regulation of religious diversity in cities; b) methodological insights into how to research these topics and conduct fieldwork in concrete urban settings; and c) discussions about the political relevance and policy responses offered at the level of cities.

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2018.

Confirmed guest lecturers are:

  • Dr. Avi Astor (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Dr. Marian Burchardt (University of Leipzig)
  • Dr. Mar Griera (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Dr. Alexander-Kenneth Nagel (University of Göttingen)
  • Dr. Joram Tarusarira (University of Groningen)
  • Dr. Stefania Travagnin (University of Groningen).

You can find further information about the preliminary program and lectures on our homepage: https://www.summerschoolsineurope.eu/course/9624/religion-in-cities—contested-presences-contested-regulations

Please, feel free to share this information with your colleagues and students.

Kind regards,

Julia Martínez

Dr. Julia Martínez-Ariño
Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion
Department of the Comparative Study of Religion
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Groningen

Conférence: L’influence étatsunienne sur le droit canadien des religions – 28 mars 2018

Le cycle de conférences du Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke (SoDRUS) se poursuit. Nous vous invitons à notre dernière conférence publique de cette session qui aura lieu le mercredi 28 mars 2018.

L’influence étatsunienne sur le droit canadien des religions

Date : Le mercredi 28 mars 2018

Heure : De 12 h 00 à 13 h 30

Lieu : Campus principal de Sherbrooke, Faculté de droit, local A9-162

Cette conférence sera présentée par Stéphane Bernatchez, professeur titulaire à la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Pour plus d’information sur la conférence, visitez la page suivante : https://www.usherbrooke.ca/sodrus/index.php?id=1251&user_udesnewsdisplay_pi4%5Bitem%5D=35377

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. 

Conférences: La nation, la laïcité et le pluralisme religieux

Le cycle de conférences du Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke (SoDRUS) se poursuit. Nous vous invitons à une conférence publique qui aura lieu le mercredi 7 mars 2018. Intitulée La nation, la laïcité et le pluralisme religieux, cette conférence sera présentée par Michel Seymour, professeur titulaire au département de philosophie de l’Université de Montréal.

 La nation, la laïcité et le pluralisme religieux

Date : Le mercredi 7 mars 2018
Heure : De 12 h 00 à 13 h 30
Lieu : Campus principal de Sherbrooke, Faculté de droit, local A9-162

Pour plus d’information sur la conférence, visitez la page suivante :
https://www.usherbrooke.ca/sodrus/accueil/evenements/evenements-details/e/35376/  

International Journal of Latin American Religions


Editor-in-Chief:
 Frank Usarski
Launched in 2017

  • A publication committed to the epistemological and methodological standards of the non-theological, multidisciplinary study of religions
  • Contributes to the investigation of religions and religious phenomena in Latin America and among Latin American minorities in different parts of the world
  • Provides an international forum for scholars of different academic fields engaged in the research of Latin American religions

Enjoy free access to all articles 

To help build a strong readership for the journal, all articles published in 2017 and 2018 are freely available to read until the end of 2018.

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We invite your submission

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Call for Papers: Ritual Year Working Group Conference on City Rituals

The Call for the 13th conference of The Ritual Year WG is now open!
Our 13th conference will take place in Bucharest, 7-9 November 2018.
Paper submission deadline 15 April 2018.

The conference theme is City Rituals

Click here to download the Cfp.

For the 2018 conference of The Ritual Year Working Group, we ask ethnologists, anthropologists, sociologists and scholars in related fields to reflect on the following questions and topics in relation with the ritual year:

• The ritual year in the city (life cycle customs, calendric customs, other customs);
• Differences and similarities between the ritual year of multicultural urban and traditional rural societies;
• Religious versus non-religious rituals in the city;
• Urban holidays, celebrations and ceremonies;
• Urban feasts, festivals, events, carnivals;
• Cityscape before-during-after the celebration;
• Advertising city celebrations (media channels, actors, implications);
• Actors of city celebrations (organizers, performers, spectators, inhabitants);
• City celebrations and their multiple implications (political, social, economic, religious);
• The use of rituals in city planning and place marketing;
• The use of public urban space in the performance of rituals;
• Any other subject connected to the ritual year;

PAPER SUBMISSION
Please submit the title of your paper, an abstract of no more than 250 words, together with your name, academic affiliation, postal address and e-mail to ritualyear@siefhome.org. A confirmation message will be sent to you upon arrival, if you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your submission, please resubmit. The papers must be written and presented in English or French. The conference papers will be published in a volume (as part of The Ritual Year Working Group’s yearbook series).

CONFERENCE VENUE
Romanian Academy (Casa Academiei – The House of the Academy) Calea 13 Septembrie nr.13 050711 Bucharest ROMANIA 44°25’20.6″N 26°05’13.6″E

Looking forward to being your host, in Bucharest,

Irina Stahl
Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy
Secretary of The Ritual Year Working Group (SIEF)
ritualyear@siefhome.org

CALL FOR PAPERS: Religion and Poverty

Thematic Collection in Palgrave Communications

Editors: Dr Gottfried Schweiger and Dr Helmut P Gaisbauer (University of Salzburg); Prof Clemens Sedmak (University of Notre Dame).

Website: https://www.nature.com/palcomms/for-authors/call-for-papers#religion-poverty

Submissions welcome on a rolling basis throughout 2018!

Poverty and religion are interrelated in different ways. On the one hand, for various religious traditions poverty is both an aspect of a particular faithful life (e.g. monastic communities) and giving to the poor is seen as a religious duty. Such traditions have evolved over time and expanded the role of faith-based organisations nowadays play in welfare provision and international development. Faith-based organizations play an important role in poverty alleviation both in rich and poor countries. These actions and practices, as well as their religious and theological underpinnings, deserve scrutiny. On the other hand, religion plays an important role in the life of people living in poverty: how they experience and shape their living, and how they find their place in society and the communities in which they. The role of religion in justifying certain inequalities and processes of exclusion (e.g. in India) and thus contributing to the sustainability of poverty is another important theme worth reflection.

We invite papers, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, that consider the following overarching question: how can religion be used as a vehicle to overcome structures of poverty, and how does it sometimes hinder such processes?

Contributions from sociology, development studies, religious studies, economics, theology, and other social sciences and humanities are welcomed; as are insights from different geographical settings, forms of poverty, and religious traditions.

This is a rolling article collection and as such submissions/proposals will be welcome throughout 2018.

This special issue is run in collaboration with the 2017 Salzburg Conference on Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, organised by the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research of the University of Salzburg: www.poverty-conference.org

The 24th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion (NCSR 2018)

August 1-3, 2018 in 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 papers that focus on these and other topics in the sociology of religion.

CHOOSE A SESSION AND SUBMIT YOUR PAPER

Deadlines:

  • Paper proposals are due on April 6. 2018
  • Decision Notification: April 30. 2018
  • Registration open: April 30. 2018
  • Registration closes: June 15. 2018

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT THE CONFERENCE:

KEYNOTE #1
Mark Juergensmeyer,
University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

The Global Rise of Religious Violence.
KEYNOTE #2
Line
Nyhagen,
Reader in sociology, Loughborough University, UK

Contestations of Feminism, Secularism and Religion.
KEYNOTE #3
Lorne
Dawson,
University of Waterloo,
Canada

Understanding the Role of Religion in the Radicalization of Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ecclesiology and Ethnography Conference, Winnipeg, June 2018.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Christopher Brittain, formerly of Aberdeen, and now Dean of Trinity College University of Toronto, will be keynote presenter at the inaugural Canadian Conference on Ecclesiology and Ethnography. We have had an excellent response to our first CFP as well as sustained interest in the conference. We are therefore sending out this second Call For Papers for the conference for those who might still be interested. Please pass it on to any students, scholars, and others who might want to participate and/or present.

Details for submission for papers and can be found here: http://www.ecclesiologyandethnography.com/event/ecclesiology-and-ethnography-canada/

For further information contact the organising group at eande2018@cmu.ca