Muslims in the UK and Europe Symposium 2018 – CALL FOR PAPERS – EXTENDED FOR 1 WEEK

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Muslims in the UK and Europe

Postgraduate Symposium, University of Cambridge, 18 June 2018

 Organised by the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge

The University Of Cambridge Centre Of Islamic Studies invites applications from current Masters and PhD candidates to present their research on issues pertaining to Muslims in the UK and Europe, from any discipline. The postgraduate symposium, taking place on 18 June 2018, will be a platform for students to present and exchange current research on any topic in this field in a dynamic forum. While historical or theoretical context is valuable, we also invite papers to present, analyse or interpret research findings, data or material. The symposium will take place at The Moller Centre, Cambridge. Accommodation will be covered by the Centre of Islamic Studies and travel bursaries will be available.

To apply; please submit a 500-word abstract, with curriculum vitae outlining current research interests, to cis@cis.cam.ac.uk by Monday 12March 2018.  – DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 1 WEEK

Successful candidates will be notified by Monday 26 March 2018 and invited to submit draft papers of no more than 3000 words by Monday 11 June 2018.

For further information, please contact cis@cis.cam.ac.uk

For more information about the Centre of Islamic Studies please visit: www.cis.cam.ac.uk

Administrator

Centre of Islamic Studies

Cambridge University

AAR Religion and Migration Unit Call for Papers

The AAR has extended its deadline for submissions to March 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm ESTSubmission link:
https://papers.aarweb.org

AAR Religion and Migration Unit Call for Papers

The Religion and Migration Unit seeks proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion to be held in Denver, Colorado related to the following themes:

• First, second, and third generation migrant differences in religious identity (construction, maintenance or conversion in the diaspora)
• Forced migration, religion, and refugees
• Religion, migration, and Paganism
• Religion, migration, and transcending difference through performance
• Religion, migration, and film
• Religion, migration, and the politics of a good death

We also invite submissions for a possible co-sponsored session with the Religion in Europe Unit on the following topic:

• The role of religion in migration both to and within Europe, either historical or contemporary. This includes the religious ramifications of forced migration to Europe and the rise of the alt-right in Europe in relation to non-majority religious groups and migration. Co-sponsored with the Religion and Migration Unit and the Religion in Europe Unit.

Finally, we offer an open call for any other topics dealing with religion and migration, especially proposals that address theoretical and methodical issues in the field of migration in relation to religious studies.

Chair – Ramji, Ruby, Cape Breton University
Chair – Marshall, Alison, Brandon University

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting CFP

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting CFP  Deadline March 1, 2018

AAR Religion and Migration Unit Call for Papers

The Religion and Migration Unit seeks proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion to be held in Denver, Colorado related to the following themes:

• First, second, and third generation migrant differences in religious identity (construction, maintenance or conversion in the diaspora)
• Forced migration, religion, and refugees
• Religion, migration, and Paganism
• Religion, migration, and transcending difference through performance
• Religion, migration, and film
• Religion, migration, and the politics of a good death

We also invite submissions for a possible co-sponsored session with the Religion in Europe Unit on the following topic:

• The role of religion in migration both to and within Europe, either historical or contemporary. This includes the religious ramifications of forced migration to Europe and the rise of the alt-right in Europe in relation to non-majority religious groups and migration. Co-sponsored with the Religion and Migration Unit and the Religion in Europe Unit.

Finally, we offer an open call for any other topics dealing with religion and migration, especially proposals that address theoretical and methodical issues in the field of migration in relation to religious studies.

Chair – Ramji, Rubina, Cape Breton University
Chair – Marshall, Alison, Brandon University

Prison and Religion in the Global South (SSM)

Call for Papers: Prison and Religion in the Global South
Social Sciences and Missions

 The journal Social Sciences and Missions is now planning a special issue on Prison and Religion in the Global South.

Prisons build an important interface of social and religious concern. They are communities operating with limited connection to the outside world and with their own resilient communal life. Penal communities are often dominated by prison gangs. Yet there are aspects to communal life in prison that are outside of gangs’ control, among them an occasionally vibrant religious life independent of outside initiative. At the same time, religious groups of Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, or other provenience, and, to a smaller extent, non-religious NGOs play a crucial role in bridging the gap between prison community and outside world. They provide crucial services that mitigate the hardships of prisons. For some religious groups, prisons offer an excellent ground for religious propagation and recruiting of followers. They see religious renewal in prison as a particularly striking and publicly attractive form of demonstrating the power of faith in transforming people.

Most scholarly research on religious interaction with penal populations relate to North America or Europe. Focusing on religions and prisons in the Global South, this special issue invites contributions from social science and religious studies.

 Topics include but are not limited to

 –       Religious and missionary agents in prison: motives, goals, and interests

–       Religious propagation in penal contexts: strategies and methods

–      Independent or indigenous religion in the penal context and its interaction with missionary initiatives;

–       Religion, gang culture, and penal community life

–       Conversion, conversion narratives, and deconversion in the penal context

–       Religious ministry in prison and its effectiveness in rehabilitation

–       Faith and adjustment to prison life

–       Religion and prison administration: convergences and tensions

–       State administration of religious affairs in prison

–       Religion, penal politics, and human rights

–       Comparative approaches to religious ministry in different penal contexts of the Global South

–       Chaplains and volunteers in prison ministry

–       Religion and restorative justice

–       Religious influences on penal ideologies

–       Religion and the death penalty

–       New Religious Movements in prison

 

We invite contributions of original research with a maximum length of 8,000 words. We encourage interested contributors to first submit by email an abstract of around 100 words by April 30, 2018 in order for us to gain a preliminary understanding of your submission plans. Please send your abstract to the guest editor Tobias Brandner (tobias@cuhk.edu.hk or tobiasbran@gmail.com) or the journal’s editor Jayeel Cornelio (jcornelio@ateneo.edu). You may also contact either one of them for further information and questions. Please take note of the submission guidelines that can be found on the journal’s website (http://www.brill.com/social-sciences-and-missions).

Submission deadline for the full paper: October 31, 2018

________________________________________________
Jayeel Cornelio, PhD

Director, Development Studies Program (on leave)

Ateneo de Manila University
Visiting Professor
Divinity School of Chung Chi College
Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Creation, Reproduction and Deconstruction of Social Orders

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion | 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Papers 
 
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion invites individual paper, topical session, and author-meets-critics proposals for our 2018 annual meeting, which will take place October 26-28 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The theme of the meeting is “Religion and Power: The Creation, Reproduction and Deconstruction of Social Orders.” The deadline to submit abstracts is March 31, 2018, and decision notifications will be made by April 30, 2018.
 
Please visit the annual meeting information page on our website at http://sssreligion.org/annual-meeting/information/. There you will find links to our call for papers, conference registration, and hotel booking.
 


Roman R. Williams, Ph.D.

Executive Officer, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion


Tel. 616.526.6026


roman.williams@calvin.edu

ARSR – Call for Manuscripts

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

Volume 11 (forthcoming 2020)

CHINESE RELIGIONS GOING GLOBAL

Edited by:
Nanlai Cao (Renmin University of China), Giuseppe Giordan (University
of Padova, Italy) and Fenggang Yang (Purdue University, USA)

Four decades of economic reform and opening up in China has brought
about dramatic social and cultural changes associated with
globalization. As China is being increasingly integrated into global
economy, more and more Chinese live transnational lives and practice
religion globally. So far the scholarship of the interrelationship
between religion and globalization in the Chinese religious field has
primarily been set in the historical context of the encounter between
Western Christian missionaries and local Chinese agents.
By now the relationship has become substantially diversified, with an
increasing number of Chinese people going abroad for various religious
as well as non-religious reasons, including planting new temples and
churches to reach local people as well as serving the Chinese
diaspora. At the present stage of China’s globalization, there is an
intellectual urgency of going beyond the China/West dichotomy in the
common narrative of globalization that assumes western concepts and
forces transform the lives of local Chinese people.
This volume seeks to challenge the dichotomous ordering of the western
global and the Chinese local, and add a new perspective for
understanding religious modernity globally. To explore these issues we
propose to include articles on the following themes, covering a range
of different religions and geographic areas:

1.      Changing state-religion dynamics and the globalization of Chinese religions
2.      The rise of new diasporic religious communities, networks and movements
3.      Interreligious dialogue and politics in the context of China’s
globalization
4.      Chinese religions in the transnational context of secularism,
cultural pluralism, and multifaith societies
5.      Transnational Chinese religions and emerging information technologies
6.      Religion among the second generation Chinese immigrant youth
7.      Transnational Chinese religiosities and gender relations

Please send proposals (400 words) and a brief bio to Giuseppe Giordan
(giuseppe.giordan@unipd.it)

Deadlines:
Submission of proposals: June 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2018
Completed manuscripts (7,000 words): June 30, 2019

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