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

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 <https://uio.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bdddfee1070cde8199e146b23&id=425a3b472c&e=df0c588e52>         

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.

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Religion and the European Court of Human Rights

Grassrootsmobilise Public Event & Conference

3-4 May 2018 – Athens, Greece

The European public square has, in the last twenty-five years and increasingly so, been inundated with controversies and debates around the place of religion in the public sphere. Against this backdrop the European Court of Human Rights has emerged to add its own voice and, in so doing, it has significantly influenced the terms of the debates.

This event brings together former ECtHR judges and scholars to debate the question of whether the Court has gone too far, or not far enough, in its interventions on religion-related matters. The event is organised under the auspices of the European Research Council-funded Grassrootsmobilise Research Programme led by Dr. Effie Fokas and hosted by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). This event precedes a day-long conference showcasing research results which, in turn, will be followed by the presentation of the book The Kokkinakis Papers: Taking Stock of 25 years of ECHR Jurisprudence on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

We hope many of you will join us!

Public Event

Religion and Secularism:

does the Court go too far – or not far enough?

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 17:30-20:00, Acropolis Museum

SPEAKERS: Professor Eva Brems, Judge Ann Power-Forde,
                  Judge Christos Rozakis, Professor Joseph H. H. Weiler


Conference 

Between state and citizen:

religion at the ECtHR

Friday, 4 May 2018, 09:30-19:00, Aigli Zappeiou

PARTICIPANTS

Nicos Alivizatos
Dia Anagnostou
Liviu Andreescu
Pasquale Annicchino
Panos Bitsaxis
Grace Davie
Panayote Dimitras
Cole Durham
Malcolm Evans
Silvio Ferrari
Effie Fokas
Alberta Giorgi
Jeremy Gunn
Lisa Harms
Yannis Ktistakis
Margarita Markoviti
Ronan McCrea
Christopher McCrudden
Ceren Ozgul
Mihai Popa

Grégor Puppinck
Julie Ringelheim
Ahmed Shaheed
Brett Scharffs

Renáta Uitz
Marco Ventura
Lucy Vickers

Andrea Williams

Both the event and the conference are free and open to all, but conference participants must register by 27 April 2018.


FULL PROGRAMME & PARTICIPANT LIST (PDF)

REGISTRATION


*Certificates of participation will be available upon request.

Contact
Alexia Mitsikostas (Programme Manager)

Changing Face of European Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage Studies Network

EASA2018 conference: Staying, Moving, Settling
Stockholm University, 14-17th August 2018

PILNET panel: Changing Face of European Pilgrimage

Convenors
– John Eade (University of Roehampton and University of Toronto)
– Mario Katić (University of Zadar)

Short abstract
In this panel we want to examine intellectual contributions and debates involving the anthropological study of pilgrimage both across Europe and further afield. We want to locate the region within a global context where research draws on both European and non-European traditions.

Long abstract
In the rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field of pilgrimage studies, which covers not just religious pilgrimage but other key forms such as secular pilgrimage, spiritual pilgrimage, dark tourism, the relationship between travel, tourism and pilgrimage, many of the theoretical debates, methodological approaches and researchers have focused on the European context and most contributors are European in origin. In contemporary Europe the influence of different types of migration and tourism is becoming evident at some major Christian shrines and has also led to the emergence of non-Christian sites (primarily Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim). The diversity and complexity of pilgrimage practices is also apparent at more local shrines in the Balkans and the Mediterranean, for example, as members of trans-local communities return to their native countries during the summer holidays or re-settle. The growth of spiritual and secular pilgrimage and religious tourism adds to this diversity and complexity. Battlefield tourism and military pilgrimage illustrate the importance of cultural heritage since Europe continues to act as a magnet to non-European visitors, such as Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders, who feel connected through a shared past. In this panel we want to examine intellectual contributions and debates involving the anthropological study of pilgrimage (religious, spiritual, secular etc) both across Europe and further afield. We want to locate the region within a global context where research draws on both European and non-European traditions. We want to discuss not only the issues of reflexivity and autobiography but also discursive traditions linked to political and cultural systems.
To propose a paper:
https://nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6479

Conference on Halal at UCL, Belgium

Dear colleagues,

The Chair of Law and Religions, the Research Institute of “Religions, Spiritualties, Cultures and Societies” (RSCS) at the Université Catholique de Louvain, and National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) Belgium, jointly organize the international conference on halal “Rethinking Halal: Genealogy, Current Trends, and New Interpretations,” to be held at the Université Catholique de Louvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, on 18-19 June 2018.

Please find attached the poster and two-day programs’ conference for more detailed information. If you happen in Belgium this incoming Summer, please join us and register at the link below:

https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/rscs/cdr-halal-project.html

 

Kind regards,

Ayang Utriza Yakin

Chaire de droit et des Religions

Institut de recherche Religions, Spiritualités, Cultures, Sociétés (RSCS),

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL),

Collège Albert Descamps, Grand Place, 45, Bte.L3.01.02

B-1348, Louvain-la-Neuve, la Belgique.

Téléphone portable : (+32) 04.89.12.69.53.

Join the world’s key experts on migration, diversity and integration at Metropolis 2018

Join the conversation at the International Metropolis Conference 2018, Sydney, 29th October -2nd November 2018

This year’s event is set to challenge and engage like never before, exploring the complex narratives around migration, diversity and integration and their relationship with political, economic and social trends at a global, regional and local level.

The theme for this year’s Conference is Global migration in turbulent times andwe invite you to submit an abstract for inclusion in the program. Take advantage of this opportunity to present your work either as a Workshop or an Individual Paper to an audience of global, regional and local stakeholders engaged in policy, research and practice in the fields of migration, diversity and integration.

Join us in Sydney

As well as keynote addresses from global leaders and experts, concurrent sessions and workshops, the Conference will explore topics through debates, arts and cultural exhibitions and satellite events.

Discounts for early bird registrations are now available. Register early to receive the early bird discount of up to 20% and to organise your travel to Sydney, Australia.

Discount Flights with Qantas

Qantas is delighted to be the major airline sponsor for Metropolis 2018. Qantas, in conjunction with their partner airlines, are offering registered delegates and travel partners’ special discounted airfares which are easily booked online.

When booking your flight, enter the Access Code: MET2018

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long-distance airline.

For our international guests, your Australian experience begins the moment you board your Qantas flight.

Align your brand to the pinnacle event on migration and cultural diversity anywhere in the world in 2018

A key focus of Metropolis 2018 will be the exploration of the impact of policy shifts on business. Become a Corporate Patron of Metropolis 2018 and gain both access and exposure to a global audience and media.

Seize the opportunity to be associated with unparalleled thought leadership and ideas generation and be part of the global conversation about business and migration. We are delighted to offer numerous sponsorship opportunities to meet all budgets and interactive networking opportunities. For more information, contact our Sponsorship Manager, Drew Whait, at sponsorship@arinex.com.au or call +612 9265 0700.

Emergent Religious Pluralism(s)

Registration is now open for Emergent Religious Pluralism(s), an interdisciplinary conference at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, 17-18 April 2018.

Discover the programme and where to register here: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/events/emergent-religious-pluralisms

Location: The Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB

Keynote: Professor Nasar Meer, University of Edinburgh, Liberal Citizenship, Pluralism and Muslims in Europe

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emergent-religious-pluralisms-tickets-4320226513

Any questions, please contact Jan-Jonathan Bock at jjb71@cam.ac.uk

Social media

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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

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