November 2, 2012

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 2 November 2012

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In this issue:

  • Journals
  • Courses
  • Call for Papers
  • Conferences
  • Jobs
  • Grants/Prizes

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Theology and Science, vol 10, issue 4

Sociology of Religion, advance notice,

Bulletin of Asia Institute, 2012

Bulletin has also announced the publication of Ratanbai Katrak Lectures, Oxford 2009: Mary Boyce and the Study of Zoroastrianism

Ars Orientalis Volume 42, a thematic issue based on Objects, Collections, and Cultures, the second biennial symposium of the Historians of Islamic Art Association, held in October 2010, at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler


Announcement ID: 198239


Applications are now open for the e-learning course, Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges

Description: Applications are now being accepted for the e-learning course, Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Europe: Modern Challenges. Following two successful years, the course will commence in late February 2013. More than fifty participants from around the world – Australia and New Zealand, China, Japan,….

Contact: eth22 [AT]


Announcement ID: 198262


CFP: Religious Revivals in Southeast Asia: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives

Date: 2012-12-15

Description:  We are inviting abstract submissions (max.200 words) for the panel on Religious Revivals in Southeast Asia: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives, to be held at SEA Symposium 2013 at the University of Oxford, UK. As of now, we have enough submission covering Islam. We are looking for

abstracts …

Contact: [at]


Announcement ID: 198174

Love and Religion in Pop Culture

Location: Illinois

Date: 2012-12-01

Description: The Journal of Popular Romance Studies calls for essays, interviews, and pedagogical materials for a special forum on love and religion in popular culture, anywhere in the world. The forum is guest-edited by Lynn S. Neal (author of Romancing God: Evangelical Women and Inspirational Fiction).



Announcement ID: 198287

CFP: Religion, Civil War and Emancipation

Conference: May 20-22, 2013

Location: Virginia

Date: 2012-12-19

Description: Overview of Conference: The 2013 Annual Conference of the Baptist History & Heritage Society, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness: Religion and the Civil War, Emancipation and      Reconciliation in Our Time, will be May 20-22, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. The conference will be co-sponsored by the Virginia Bapti …



Announcement ID: 198315

CFP: Sacred Lands and Spiritual Landscapes: Cosmography of the Pagan Soul

Keynote Speaker:  Ronald Hutton

We welcome papers that explore the following questions:

In today’s post-modern, urbanized world, where everything is a commodity, how and where do Pagans find their sacred places? How should we protect and maintain these sites? In colonized worlds, how do we avoid the appropriation of these lands? If Goddess is immanent in nature, what makes some places more sacred than others? How is our spirituality shaped by the land and our relationship with the land shaped by our spirituality?

Proposals of up to 1000 words are due by January 1, 2013 and may be uploaded at

CFP – 2nd Announcement

The Departments of Folkloristics and Comparative Religion at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, together with the Donner Institute, are organizing an international interdisciplinary conference to honour the work of Professor Lauri Honko (1932–2002)


21–23 August 2013

University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

The language of the conference is English.


Call for papers, deadline 31 March 2013

Registration, deadline 31 May 2013

For more detailed information concerning the conference see the attached documents or visit our website:

Also now on Facebook:



Date: 2012-12-31

Description:  3rd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF BENGAL STUDIES 19th – 22nd November, 2013 University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Papers are invited for the 3rd International Congress of Bengal Studies scheduled to be held during 19th 22nd November, 2013.

The 3rd Congress will be hosted by the University of Calcutta,

Contact: icbs2013 [at ]


Announcement ID: 198167

Religion and Development: An Agenda for the 21st Century

Date: 2013-01-31

Description:  HIRENTHA: Journal of the HumanitiesRedeemer’s University (RUN), Ogun State, Nigeria The twin issues of religion and development have had a long history of engagement in the humanities. From the perspectives of history and international relations, language and literature, and theatre arts, there hav …


Announcement ID: 198111

Workshop Participants at Vernacular Architecture Forum Conference

Location: Quebec

Date: 2012-11-15

Description: Call for Workshop Participants VAF 2013 Annual Meeting in Gasp, Quebec, Canada Deadline: November 15, 2012.

The Forum Workshop at the 2013 VAF needs your expertise. The Gasp-Perc region currently faces a number of challenges iN preserving and interpreting its cultural sites.

Contact: Tania.Martin [AT]


Announcement ID: 198238


Freie Universitaet Berlin – Postdoctoral Research Associate in

History of European Astroculture

Kathmandu University – Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Studies and


University of Bristol – Lecturer in East Asian Religions

University of Southern California – Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching

Fellowship in Japanese Religions

1640 Chair of Divinity

University of Glasgow

Deadline: 18 November 2012

Teaching Assistant/Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow – Moral Philosophy

University of Glasgow

Deadline: 22 November 2012

One-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Japanese Religions for Fall 2013 at the University of Southern California.

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Date: 2012-12-31

Description: The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce the third competition for the Stanley  Weinstein Dissertation Prize, honoring Professor Weinsteins

many contributions to the study of East Asian Buddhism in North America. The prize will be awarded once every two years


Announcement ID: 198253

The AHRC and the United States’s National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) have launched a joint funding initiative that focuses on collaborative projects that use humanities disciplines to further develop understanding about health, well-being, disability, medical science, technology and/or other aspects of the health sciences.

Applications should address areas relevant to the AHRC’s Science in Culture theme.  Projects must also involve academics in both the UK and the United States.  Awards are for between 1 to 3 years, with funding ranging from $25,000 (£15,000) and $100,000 (£62,000) per annum.  Applications are submitted to the NEH’s Collaborative Research Programme.

Information about the scheme can be found on the AHRC’s website, with specific call guidelines available on the NEH’s website (see p.4 of their guidelines.)

Closing Date: 6 December 2012.


Prize Date:    2012-12-31

Date Submitted:     2012-10-25

Announcement ID:     198253

The Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce the third competition for the Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize, honoring Professor Weinstein’s many contributions to the study of East Asian Buddhism in North America. The prize will be awarded once every two years to the best Ph.D. dissertation on East Asian Buddhism written in North America during the two previous years. The dissertation must be based on original research in the primary languages and should significantly advance our understanding of East Asian Buddhism. East Asian Buddhism is understood for this competition to refer to those traditions in East Asia that take Chinese translations of the Buddhist scriptures as their basis (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese). Studies of East Asian Buddhist communities in the West are not eligible for consideration.

The recipient of the award will be invited to give a public lecture at Yale under the auspices of the Council of East Asian Studies. There is an honorarium of $1,000.

Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies/Religious Studies in North America are invited to nominate one dissertation that was completed during the academic years 2010-11 and 2011-12.*

The deadline for this nomination is December 31, 2012. The nomination must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation, readers reports for the thesis, and one representative chapter of the thesis. All materials should be sent to Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize, Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, P.O. Box 208206, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520-8206.

A three-person committee will select three theses to be read in their entirety by all committee members. The authors of these three theses will be requested to submit the entire theses in PDF format for this final stage of the selection. The result of the competition will be announced by the beginning of the next academic year.

* Nominations by the authors themselves will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact koichi.shinohara [AT]