Book Launch

Dear All,

As a follow up of my book titled, In Diasporic Lands: Tibetan Refugees and their Transformation since the Exodus, with Orient BlackSwan, which got published this year 2018, I am having my  upcoming book launch on 22nd September in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Sharing  the programme and poster of the event. I am sending the link.
Sudeep
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Sudeep Basu Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Centre for Studies in Social Management,
School of Social Sciences,
Central University of Gujarat,
Sector – 29, Gandhinagar – 382030
Gujarat State, India.

CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Fifth Biennial
Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives Conference 

Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

30 July-2 August 2019
Congregational music-making is a vital and vibrant practice within Christian communities worldwide. It reflects, informs, and articulates convictions and concerns that are irreducibly local even as it flows along global networks. The goal of the Christian Congregational Music conference is to expand the avenues of scholarly inquiry into congregational music-making by bringing together world-class scholars and practitioners to explore the varying cultural, social, and spiritual roles music plays in the life of various Christian communities around the world. We are pleased to invite proposals for the fifth biennial conference at Ripon College in Cuddesdon, near Oxford, United Kingdom between Tuesday, July 30 and Friday, August 2, 2019. The conference will feature guest speakers, roundtables and workshops that reflect the ever-broadening scope of research and practice in Christian congregational music-making around the world.  
Paper proposals on any topic related to the study of congregational music-making will be considered, but we especially welcome papers that explore one or more of the following themes:  
Congregational music and the Black Atlantic
Choir and congregation 
Voice and vocality 
Beyond the congregation
Practices of power
Comparative religious musical ontologies
We are now accepting proposals (maximum 250 words) for individual papers and for organised panels consisting of three papers. The online proposal form can be found on the conference website: http://congregationalmusic.org/content/proposals. Proposals must be received by 14 December 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 31 January 2019, and conference registration will begin on 15 February 2019. Further instructions and information is available on the conference website at http://congregationalmusic.org.

CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Fifth Biennial
Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives Conference 

Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, United Kingdom

30 July-2 August 2019
Congregational music-making is a vital and vibrant practice within Christian communities worldwide. It reflects, informs, and articulates convictions and concerns that are irreducibly local even as it flows along global networks. The goal of the Christian Congregational Music conference is to expand the avenues of scholarly inquiry into congregational music-making by bringing together world-class scholars and practitioners to explore the varying cultural, social, and spiritual roles music plays in the life of various Christian communities around the world. We are pleased to invite proposals for the fifth biennial conference at Ripon College in Cuddesdon, near Oxford, United Kingdom between Tuesday, July 30 and Friday, August 2, 2019. The conference will feature guest speakers, roundtables and workshops that reflect the ever-broadening scope of research and practice in Christian congregational music-making around the world.  
Paper proposals on any topic related to the study of congregational music-making will be considered, but we especially welcome papers that explore one or more of the following themes:  
Congregational music and the Black Atlantic
Choir and congregation 
Voice and vocality 
Beyond the congregation
Practices of power
Comparative religious musical ontologies
We are now accepting proposals (maximum 250 words) for individual papers and for organised panels consisting of three papers. The online proposal form can be found on the conference website: http://congregationalmusic.org/content/proposals. Proposals must be received by 14 December 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 31 January 2019, and conference registration will begin on 15 February 2019. Further instructions and information is available on the conference website at http://congregationalmusic.org.

New Online Seminar Series on Diasporas / Presentation Katrina Burgess

Dear all,

A few months ago a group of colleagues and I at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (El Colef) and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico created an online seminar series on diaspora studies, called the Seminario Permanente de Estudios sobre Diásporas.
During this initial year the presentations have focused primarily on Mexico and its diaspora in the US and the sessions have been held in Spanish. The videos of the first three sessions can be consulted on our Facebook site for anyone interested:
This Thursday, September 28th at 12pm CST (Mexico City / Chicago time) we are happy to announce the participation of Katrina Burgess of Tufts University who will present part of her upcoming book Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States, in which she compares the diaspora policies of states such as Turkey and Mexico. Alexandra Délano of the New School will be her commentator.
As mentioned, the seminar is virtual and anyone interested in joining can do so using the following link:
Future sessions will be held in both Spanish and English and will seek to cover cases in both Latin America and in other geographical contexts. Ultimately, we hope to promote collaborative comparative research and dialogue between researchers working on diaspora studies.
For anyone interested in joining our mailing list or in presenting their research within the seminar cycle, please send a brief message to seminariodiasporas@gmail.com or contact me directly at bpbruce@gmail.com or bbruce@colef.mx.
Best,
Benjamin Bruce

 

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Benjamin Bruce, Ph.D.
CONACYT Research Fellow | Catedrático CONACYT
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Técnicos 277, Tecnológico, Monterrey NL, México, CP 64700
+52 81 8387 5027 ext. 6614

New Online Seminar Series on Diasporas / Presentation Katrina Burgess

Dear all,

A few months ago a group of colleagues and I at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (El Colef) and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico created an online seminar series on diaspora studies, called the Seminario Permanente de Estudios sobre Diásporas.
During this initial year the presentations have focused primarily on Mexico and its diaspora in the US and the sessions have been held in Spanish. The videos of the first three sessions can be consulted on our Facebook site for anyone interested:
This Thursday, September 28th at 12pm CST (Mexico City / Chicago time) we are happy to announce the participation of Katrina Burgess of Tufts University who will present part of her upcoming book Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States, in which she compares the diaspora policies of states such as Turkey and Mexico. Alexandra Délano of the New School will be her commentator.
As mentioned, the seminar is virtual and anyone interested in joining can do so using the following link:
Future sessions will be held in both Spanish and English and will seek to cover cases in both Latin America and in other geographical contexts. Ultimately, we hope to promote collaborative comparative research and dialogue between researchers working on diaspora studies.
For anyone interested in joining our mailing list or in presenting their research within the seminar cycle, please send a brief message to seminariodiasporas@gmail.com or contact me directly at bpbruce@gmail.com or bbruce@colef.mx.
Best,
Benjamin Bruce

 

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Benjamin Bruce, Ph.D.
CONACYT Research Fellow | Catedrático CONACYT
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Técnicos 277, Tecnológico, Monterrey NL, México, CP 64700
+52 81 8387 5027 ext. 6614

CFP:International Conference on Honour Related Conflicts in Copenhagen

Extended call for paper

 International Conference on Honour Related Conflicts on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2018 in Copenhagen

Notice: Due to many requests, we are delighted to announce that the abstract submission deadline for the conference has been extended to the 17th of September!

 The conference aims to bring together leading researchers and research scholars from all of Northern Europe to exchange and share experiences and research on different aspects of so called honour related conflicts.

Our hope is that the conference will help sharpening access to and understanding of what we define as honour related conflicts. In order to strengthen the overall research field the conference deliberately strives to open the door for reflections and different perspectives from adjacent research areas. In doing so, we hope to gain insights into research that can help nuance the understanding of the field and contribute with new angles and interpretations of the subject and its context in a northern european country.

 Therefore, we call for everyone across disciplines to join us with your aspects. Submit your paper to akhj@siri.dk no later than the 17th of October.

Register, and view the programme as well as the call for paper here!

 NB: It is not required to contribute with a paper to attend either of the two conference days. Deadline for registering is the 22nd of October.

Best regards

 Katrine Juul Dyrlund

Fuldmægtig

Division for Prevention and Civic Citizenship

Phone: +45 72 14 28 39

E-mail: kjd@siri.dk

 Ministry for Immigration and Integration

Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration

Philip de Langes Palæ

Strandgade 25 C

1401 København K

DENMARK

THE IDEA OF EUROPEAN ISLAM, by Mohammed Hashas, Routledge 2019

Dears,
I am very happy to share with you my news; my new book is in print officially from today 07 September 2018: The Idea of European Islam: Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity, Routledge Islamic Studies Series, © 2019, pp. 330.
The book is prefaced by professor Jocelyne Cesari, Georgetown University and University of Birmingham.
 
A  Preview of the book (the Introduction, and summaries of chapters) is here in pdf: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351604017
Review copy could be requested from here: http://pages.email.taylorandfrancis.com/review-copy-request

Reviews

Mohammed Hashas’s book points to ways to break away from essentialized and inverted perceptions of Islam and Muslims by focusing on the original thinking of European Muslim thinkers who are providing new theological responses to address the specifics of European Muslims, therefore taking a much needed distance from Middle Eastern and/or salafi religious discourses. His work discusses the specificity of European Islamic thinking and emphasizes the importance of considering it as seriously as we consider thinkers in the Middle East or Asia.

Jocelyne Cesari, Georgetown University and University of Birmingham

In this meticulous and frequently brilliant study of the ideas, practices and precedents of European Islam, Mohammed Hashas illuminates and engages intellectual landscapes at the intersection of geography, theology, philosophy and politics. This book deserves a wide readership. After the dust settles, and it always does, The Idea of European Islam will remain on bookshelves and syllabi for years to come.

Jonathan Laurence, Professor of Political Science, Boston College

In a serious effort to capture the contours and details of European Islam, Mohammed Hashas provides an engaging account of several Muslim thinkers in Europe. He provides a theory to discuss the content of Muslim moral philosophy, theology and politics in conversation with leading thinkers based in Europe and those outside the continent in a search for solutions. Provocative as well as engaging. Anyone interested in one of the most important questions regarding the future of Europe in an age of migration and technological acceleration will find this to be an important book.

Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA.

Thank you very much for sharing the news among the concerned in your contacts. Looking forward to reading the book’s scholarly reception!

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15e anniversaire du SoDRUS

Quel sens peut-on donner à l’évolution religieuse québécoise des deux dernière décennies ? Où le Québec s’en va-t-il ?

Date : Le mardi 2 octobre 2018

Heure : De 16 h 00 à 18 h 00

Lieu : Campus principal de Sherbrooke, Faculté de droit, Centre judiciaire, local A9-130

Ce débat sera animé par le professeur Sami Aoun (Professeur titulaire, département de politique appliquée, Université de Sherbrooke et directeur de l’Observatoire du Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique du nord (OMAN) à la Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques de l’UQAM). Trois personnes qui ont été placées directement au cœur de cette évolution québécoise par leurs recherches et/ou par des mandats publics reçus, agiront à titre de panélistes, l’honorable Louis Lebel (Juge à la retraite de la Cour suprême du Canada et juge en résidence à la Faculté de droit de l’Université Laval), le professeur Joseph-Yvon Thériault (Professeur titulaire, département de sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal) et la professeure Deirdre Meintel (Professeure titulaire, département d’anthropologie, Université de Montréal et directrice du Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises CEETUM).

Pour vous désabonner de la liste d’envoi du SoDRUS, merci de cliquer sur le bouton suivant : Se désabonner

Cordialement,

Audrey Anne Blanchet

-Étudiante à la maîtrise en études politiques appliquées, cheminement recherche appliquée (mémoire)

-Coordinatrice du Centre de recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke (SoDRUS)

Call for Papers: Religious Practices and the Internet

Journal: RESET: recherches en sciences sociales sur internet / social science research on the internet

reset@openedition.org
http://reset.revues.org
ISSN 4939–0247

CALL FOR Papers: Religious Practices and the Internet

Deadline for abstract submissions: SEPTEMBER 7th, 2018

Special issue edited by Fabienne Duteil-Ogata (Clare EA4596, Université Bordeaux-Montaigne / IIAC [EHESS/CNRS]) and Isabelle Jonveaux (CéSor, EHESS)

In the past few years, when tragic events have been associated with religious radicalization, the Internet has been often pointed out. For instance, for fundamentalist groups such as Daesh or Al Qaida, digital social networks may be an opportunity to recruit people beyond geographical borders (Udrescu 2013, Torok 2010, 2011). Nevertheless, behind such specific and highly mediatized cases, it must not be forgotten that the Internet’s uses have grown in almost any religious group, to become today something as common as unavoidable (Dawson & Cowan, 2004, Knoblauch, 2009, Campbell, 2010, Cheong et al., 2012, Jonveaux, 2013).

This special issue precisely aims at exploring how the Internet affects religion or conversely, how religion can transform digital media. These questions may be discussed at least from two standpoints. On the one hand, one can consider that religions have always used media and that there is in fact no religion without media (Krotz, 2007). This theory relies on the conceptualization of religions as communication systems. The use of digital media by religious institutions is consequently unsurprising, because throughout history and often very fast, they have invested the major communication developments, such as the printing press in the Middle Age (Eisenstein, 2005 [1983]) or telephone and then television since the end of the 19th century (Sastre Santos, 1997). In this perspective, digital media has brought nothing really new to religions and what is observed online is nothing but an extension or the reflection of the current trends related to religious matters and its modernity (Jonveaux, 2013). On the other hand, the opposite position considers that new media transform both religions’ contents and practices (Hjarvard, 2013). They lead precisely to the creation of new religious forms or “cyberreligions” (Hojsgaard, 2005) in which religious institutions as well as religious practices exist only online, like in the case The Church of the Blind Chihuahua or the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for example, even though some of these religions have clearly a parodic dimension (Obadia, 2015). In this perspective, the Internet can be seen as a tool that has carried something original and exclusive to the practice of religions, far from only reproducing online offline practices.

To go beyond these seemingly antithetical approaches, a solution may be to go back to the classic categories of the sociology of religion and ask how much the Internet has (or not) transformed them. Simultaneously, this implies to lead empirical studies dedicated to the description of religions as lived by online users or to the religious institutions which observe and integrate digital uses to a certain extent. For this special issue, we have therefore identified at least four research directions (detailed below) in which potential contributors could inscribe their article proposals.

Areas of research

  1. Rituals, Worship, Prayers and Celebrations

  2. Identities, Belongings, Avatars and Communities
  3. Asceticism, Fasting and Prohibitions

  4. Conversion, Education and Transmission

Calendar and practical information

The abstracts (500 words maximum) are due by September 7th, 2018. They should be sent to the following address: reset@openedition.org.

Proposals may be written either in English or in French, and should state the research question, the methodology, and the theoretical framework. They will focus on the scientific relevance of the proposed article in light of the existing literature and the call for papers, and may be accompanied by a short bibliography. We also would like to draw the authors’ attention to a special section in the journal called “Revisiting the Classics”, devoted to new readings of classical authors and theories in the context of digital media: for this special issue, papers centered on the re-exploration of classical authors and categories from the social sciences of religion will be particularly appreciated.

The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the issue editors and the members of the journal editorial board. Authors of submissions selected at this stage will be asked to e-mail their full papers by November 12th, 2018 for another double-blind peer review evaluation.

The journal RESET also accepts submissions for its “Varia” section, open to scholarly works in the Humanities and Social Sciences dealing with Internet-related objects or methods of research.

Calendar :

Deadline for abstract submission (500 words maximum, plus references): September 7th, 2018.
Responses to authors: September 20th, 2018.
Deadline for full papers (6 000 to 10 000 words, plus references): November 12th, 2018.

Contact:

Editorial board reset@openedition.org

Coordinators: