Centre for Studies in Social Management,
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 email@example.com no later than the 17th of October.
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.
Katrine Juul Dyrlund
Division for Prevention and Civic Citizenship
Phone: +45 72 14 28 39
Ministry for Immigration and Integration
Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration
Philip de Langes Palæ
Strandgade 25 C
1401 København K
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!
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).
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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)
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 ) 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.
Calendar and practical information
The abstracts (500 words maximum) are due by September 7th, 2018. They should be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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