March 29, 2013

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 29 March 2013

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In this issue:

  • Call for papers

  • Conferences

  • Jobs

  • Fellowships


FUTURE PODCASTS


The following are some of the themes which will be covered in future podcasts

 

  • Religion and the Media

  • Pilgrimage/Tourism

  • Religion and the Law

 


CALLS FOR PAPERS


CFP: Philosophy and Popular Culture Panels at the 2013 MPCA Conference.

Location: Illinois

Date: 2013-01-01

Description: Philosophy and Popular Culture Papers and/or panel proposals addressing any aspect of philosophy and popular culture are being sought. Papers from all backgrounds and      methodologies are welcome. Conference is Oct 11-13 2013 held in St Louis, MO.  …

Contact: aaronpsmith [at] gmail.com

Announcement ID: 202466

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=202466

 


CFP: 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Society, Chicago, November 20-24, 2013.

Navigating religious worlds

The ways in which children acquire and relate to religious beliefs and practices speak to central questions in anthropological debates on religion, learning, and intergenerationality: what is religion as an object of teaching and learning, and what role do generational ideas and practices play in religious inculcation? Although there is a growing body of work on children and religion (Gade, Bales, Stafford, Toren, Hardman), most anthropologists explore these questions, if at all, from an adult perspective, focusing on how children are conceived and treated as religious beings, what they should learn, and how they should be taught. Less attention has been given to how children themselves give meaning to and apply a received or chosen set of religious ideas and practices.

 

To explore how children navigate various religious worlds, this panel will address the following questions: Which dimensions of religion are important to children, and how do they negotiate religious beliefs and practices with parents, siblings,peers, teachers, religious authorities, and other significant persons in their lives? Where and when does their religious identity play a role and how do they maneuver between social spaces differently marked with regard to religion? Drawing on fieldwork in different places and within different religious traditions, papers will share an interest in developing new approaches to studying the topic of children and religion.

Organizers: Sally Anderson (University of Aarhus) and Marianne Holm Pedersen (The Royal Library, Denmark). If you are interested in participating, please send an abstract of up to 250 words to mape [at] kb.dk by April 8, 2013.

 


CFP: Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art – A Symposium in Honour of Professor John Clark, Organized by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Date: 2013-04-17

Description: Title: Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art A Symposium in Honour of Professor John Clark, organized by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Friday 29 November 2013 (University of Sydney) Saturday 30 November 2012 (Art Galler

Contact: power.institute.events [at] sydney.edu.au

Announcement ID: 202465

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=202465

 


CFP: Religion and Locality in the Chinese World

 

Date: 27-28 August 2013

Location: The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW), College of

Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra

Convenors: Dr Benjamin Penny, Mr Paul Farrelly

This workshop will explore histories of how religion is created, transmitted, embodied and changed in specific locations in late imperial, modern and contemporary China and Taiwan. Taking not only temples, mosques, churches, schools, tea houses, festival sites, burial grounds and shrines as the locus of research, but also cities, neighbourhoods, counties and districts, it will explore the rich, and often overlooked, details that populate the lived experience of religious activity. Seeking to focus on interactions between place, text and individual agency, we aim to reflect on the layered and specific histories that develop as a consequence of this interplay. Through reducing the scale to a specific locale, phenomena such as religious change, conversion practice, and individual transformation can be reappraised.

 

Questions to consider may include: How do the particular circumstances of time and place shape religious experience? What is specific to a location that influences the nature of religious practice there? What religious power is embodied in a place? How is the power created or maintained? How are narratives created around a location? How are locations represented in oral and printed media? What is characteristic of the religious world in a particular place? How do the defining religious features of a locality originate?

 

Seeking to enhance scholarship about place and religion in China and Taiwan, we request work informed by microhistory and theories of the everyday that offer alternative perspectives on the sacred world. In doing this, we will explore the idea that religious experience is not homogenous across geography, and that even comparatively small distances can produce meaningful differences in institutions and practices. Through sharpening the focus of research to a county, district, neighbourhood, or particular numinous site we also hope to examine the relations between particular places and institutions of authority based locally or distantly.

 

Interested participants should submit a paper title, abstract with keywords (300 words maximum) along with brief biographical information (name, affiliation) to paul.farrelly [at] anu.edu.au by 1 MAY 2013.

 

CIW may be able to provide some financial assistance for the travel and accommodation expenses for successful applicants. The conference will be conducted in English and we plan to publish the proceedings in a special edition of East Asian History <http://www.eastasianhistory.org/>.

 

http://ciw.anu.edu.au/events/event_details.php?searchterm=cap_631463962&semyear=2013

Contact: benjamin.penny [at] anu.edu.au, paul.farrelly[at] anu.edu.au


CFP: Zora Neale Hurston: Art, Religion, and the History of the African Diaspora

Description: The Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD) is seeking contributions for a special issue ofThe Journal of Traditions and Beliefs Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Associate Professor of History, Cleveland State UniversityandDr. Gillian Johns,  …

Contact: r.williams [at] csuohio.edu

URL: engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/hurston/

Announcement ID: 202383

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=202383

 


Media, Religion and In/vulnerability Proposed Panel at CRESC Annual Conference (SOAS, London, September 4-6 2013)

Abstract Deadline: April 8 2013

The Mediating Religion Network aims to contribute 2-3 sessions to the

2013 Annual Conference of the Centre for Research into Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). This year’s CRESC conference title is “In/vulnerabilities and Social Change: Precarious Lives and Experimental Knowledge”, and we are convinced that scholars of religion and media can make a valuable contribution to academic discussion of this important theme.

Mediating Religion will seek to publish selected contributions as a special issue of a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Contributions may take historical and/or ethnographic perspectives and may approach the concept of media broadly to include either a direct focus on specific media (e.g., print or digital) and religion (e.g., religious broadcasting) or a wider theoretical focus on mediation as a problematic of social theory in which religion and its (in)vulnerability to processes of rapid social change is a recurring question.

Further information (including suggested topics) can be found on the Mediating Religion website:

http://www.mediatingreligion.org/events/call-for-papers-mediating-religion-network-panel-on-media-religion-and-invulnerability

Proposals for papers should include a title, a 200-word abstract and a very brief statement of the applicant’s affiliation and research interests.

Submissions should be sent to Dr Tim Hutchings (CRESC Research Fellow) at tim.hutchings [at] open.ac.uk. You are welcome to contract Tim or Marie mailto:marie.gillespie [at] open.ac.uk to discuss paper proposals.


 CFP: Digital Media and Sacred Text

 Monday June 17th 2013, Open University (Camden), London

 Keynote Speaker: Professor Heidi A Campbell (Texas A&M University)

The first attempts to use computers to analyse sacred texts began in the 1950s. Over subsequent decades, religious believers have developed their own handheld e-readers, mobile apps, sophisticated software analysis tools, libraries of old and new commentary, and online discussion communities. Groups from many different religious traditions have been forced to consider new norms for the digital storage of sacred texts and for the appropriate use of e-readers in places of worship.

The academic study of digital religion has grown into a thriving field, but we still know very little about the impact of digital media on sacred text and audiences. This one-day conference will bring together academics interested in the study of digital sacred text from a wide range of religious traditions, including sociologists, ethnographers, media scholars, computer scientists, digital humanists and theologians. We also welcome religious practitioners and publishers engaged in creating digital sacred texts.

Possible topics include:

–         How can digital media affect the relationship between a religious reader and their sacred text?

–         Does digitisation influence the interpretation of a text?

–         What norms are emerging to guide the use of digital sacred texts, and how are those norms being negotiated?

–         How can digital sacred texts be designed to meet the needs of religious readers?

–         What challenges does the process of digitizing sacred text raise for religious communities?

If you would like to present a paper at this event, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by April 15th to Tim Hutchings (tim.hutchings [at] open.ac.uk).

Further information can be found here: http://www.mediatingreligion.org/events/digital-media-and-sacred-text

Thanks to generous funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, we are able to offer a small number of bursaries to cover travel expenses for PhD students. Contact Dr Hutchings for further details.


CFP: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Study of Religions Department

University College Cork,

Cork, Ireland

Dates: 29-30 August 2013

 

Following the first call for papers in January 2013, abstracts for papers accepted by the organising committee are now posted on the RE21 website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/studyofreligions/research/re21/  (or Google ‘UCC RE21’)

 

Further paper and poster proposals are now invited by the second call deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 30 April 2013.

Paper and poster proposals should be sent as email text or email attachment to Ms Isabelle Ruane at:  i.ruane[at]umail.ucc.ie

Panels proposed so far are listed on the RE21 website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/studyofreligions/research/re21/


CFP: The Christian Mystery. Early Christianity and the pagan mystery cults in the work of Franz Cumont (1868-1947) and in the history of scholarship.

Ghent, September 13-15, 2013.

KANTL, Koningstraat 18, 9000 Gent

The theme of this international conference, hosted by Franz Cumont’s alma mater Ghent University, is the way Cumont and his contemporaries conceived the relationship of Early Christianity to the pagan mystery cults. We will also include predecessors and more recent scholarship on this topic. Cumont was a pioneer of the scientific study of the oriental religions. Many of his publications (e.g. The Mysteries of Mithras, 1900) fuelled the early 20th century debates about Christianity’s dependence on the pagan cults through the similarities they suggested between these religious traditions. Cumont expressed his opinion only indirectly and ambiguously, but other scholars have been more explicit in demonstrating or denying such influences.

This conference serves multiple purposes. The first set of aims is to reconstruct, evaluate and contextualize Cumont’s views on this much debated topic in early 20th century history of religions, through the reconstruction of his ideas, as well as of those of his contemporaries. We are e.g. thinking of Cumont’s long time friend and correspondent Alfred Loisy, but also of comparative historians of religions, belonging to Cumont’s network, like Eugène Goblet d’Alviella, Raffaele Pettazzoni, Nicolà Turchi, James George Frazer, Arthur Darby Nock, Salomon Reinach, Prosper Alfaric, Hermann Usener, Richard Reitzenstein, Carl Clemen, … We also want to include and discuss the different scientific, social, religious and ideological backgrounds of these scholars, so as to create a nuanced synthesis of the factors which could have influenced the different positions in this discussion.

This conference aims at uniting specialists of historiography of religion, whose contributions will together cover various methodological and geographical traditions, so as to come to a broad overview of this issue within the early 20th century history of science.

The languages of the conference will be English, French, and German.Publication of Acts is intended.

Scholars interested in submitting a proposal for a lecture should do so by March 31st 2013 at the latest. Proposals of no more than 300 words should be submitted by sending an e-mail to Annelies Lannoy, at the following address: annelies.lannoy [at] ugent.be. All proposals should be accompanied by a short CV.

More information is available on the conference website:

http://www.csct.ugent.be/christianmystery

 


CFP: Media and Religion: the Global View

An International Conference

University of Colorado Boulder

January 9-12, 2014

A vibrant international scholarship has developed at the intersection of religion and the media.  The new Century dawned with clear evidence of the resilient validity of religion in contemporary life, evident in national, regional, and international settings.   The so-called ‘return of religion’, or resurgence of religiosity in public life, implies, however, not the mere return of an invariant essence of religious meaning, but also creative innovations in both the individual and the collective religious experience.   As scholars have increasingly focused on the implications of the mediation or “mediatization” of religion and on the imposition of religious impulses, meanings, and aspirations on the range of things we think of today as “the media,” it has become obvious that such inquiries must increasingly take account of the global context.

This includes, but is not limited to, the fact that much of this resurgent mediation of religion is in fundamental ways “global,” but also that national, regional, confessional, or sectarian instantiations of religious mediation must necessarily take account of various translocal settings. This is the case even where the locus or aspiration is radically local or narrow.  But it is not only an issue of the framing of mediations of the religious or religious framings of the media.   The media provide networks, channels, symbols and resources by which religious identities find a place in both local and global settings.  Appadurai’s classic notion of the various “-scapes” might well then be extended to also include “religio-scapes” that are made possible through the instruments and process of modern media, from broadcasting, to print, to film, to the digital and emergent “social” media. Beyond this, emergent capacities of the global mediascape also make possible the generation o!

f entire

ly new senses of, and consciousnesses of  “the religious.”

This will be the fifth in a series of successful international conferences held by the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture.  The previous meetings have brought together an interdisciplinary community of scholars for focused conversations on emerging issues in media and religion.  Each has proven to be an important landmark in the development of theory and method in its respective area and has resulted in important collaborations, publications, and resources for further research and dialogue. Papers and panels may address, but should not be limited to questions such as:

-Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of global religion

-“Global Religion” as a distinct religious consciousness

-Religion, globalization and cosmopolitanism

-Role of the media in the emergence of global religious movements

-Diasporic media and transnational discourses of religion

-The emergence of global networked religious communities

-The cultivation of authority and legitimacy in transnational religious spaces

-Religion and the ‘global public sphere’

-Media, religion and global politics

-Technological mediation, innovation, and global religion

-The ‘religious’ in contemporary globalized modernity

-Intersections of religion, media and the global market

-Mediation and Mediatization in and across different religious traditions

-Media, global religion and comparative religious studies

-Media, religion and global youth cultures

-Religious aesthetics and sensations in global religion

-Media and global religion as forms of social protest and activism

Confirmed speakers include:

-Pradip Thomas, School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Queensland, Australia and co-director of the Centre for Communication and Social Change

-Magali do Nascimento Cunha, Department of Theology at The Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil

Other invited speakers:

-Brian Larkin, Department of Anthropology at Barnard College.

Please send a 300-word abstract by July 15, 2013 to MediaReligion [at] Colorado.EDU

Please include in your abstract submission a preferred email address and university and department affiliation.

Media and Religion: The Global View is an event of the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture.  For more information, visit our website at: cmrc.colorado.edu

For questions about this conference, please send an email to Stewart M. Hoover, Director: hoover [at] colorado.edu

Nabil Echchaibi, Associate Director: nabil.echchaibi [at] colorado.edu , or Rachael Liberman, Senior Research Fellow: Rachael.liberman [at] colorado.edu


CFP: Personhood, Place, and Possession: Embodiment and Emplacement in Special

Contexts – with Keynote Speakers Thomas Csordas, David Hershenov, and Tanya Luhrmann

May 28 and 29, 2013

 

The Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara announce an extended deadline for submission of proposals for our upcoming conference, “Personhood,

Place and Possession: Embodiment and Emplacement in Special Contexts.” Keynotes include Thomas Csordas, David Hershenov and Tanya Luhrmann.

**THE NEW DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS APRIL 5, 2013**

 

Please email proposals, including name and institutional affiliation, of no more than 300 words, to PPPUCSB2013 [at] gmail.com by April 5, 2013. Notifications will be made by April 12.


CFP: 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Society, Chicago, November 20-24, 2013.

Navigating religious worlds

The ways in which children acquire and relate to religious beliefs and practices speak to central questions in anthropological debates on religion, learning, and intergenerationality: what is religion as an object of teaching and learning, and what role do generational ideas and practices play in religious inculcation? Although there is a growing body of work on children and religion (Gade, Bales, Stafford, Toren, Hardman), most anthropologists explore these questions, if at all, from an adult perspective, focusing on how children are conceived and treated as religious beings, what they should learn, and how they should be taught. Less attention has been given to how children themselves give meaning to and apply a received or chosen set of religious ideas and practices.

 

To explore how children navigate various religious worlds, this panel will address the following questions: Which dimensions of religion are important to children, and how do they negotiate religious beliefs and practices with parents, siblings,peers, teachers, religious authorities, and other significant persons in their lives? Where and when does their religious identity play a role and how do they maneuver between social spaces differently marked with regard to religion? Drawing on fieldwork in different places and within different religious traditions, papers will share an interest in developing new approaches to studying the topic of children and religion.

Organizers: Sally Anderson (University of Aarhus) and Marianne Holm Pedersen (The Royal Library, Denmark). If you are interested in participating, please send an abstract of up to 250 words to mape [at] kb.dk by April 8, 2013.


CFP: Editing Book Project Title: The Modern History of Asian Religion

The region of Asia is not only diverse in culture and history, but also very active in performing local traditions and religions. This unique lifestyle experienced a modernizing transformation during the eighteenth-twentieth centuries when the influence of the Western globalization reached the countries of Asia. How did they go through the period of modernization? How was the socio-religious climate changed in Asia? How did the native beliefs survive, while the Western religion impacted the people of Asia? This book project (The Modern History of Asian Religion) seeks research papers on the issues of politics, history, language, culture, medicine, education, community, government, and women.

Contents:

1.      Comparative Theories in Asian Religion

2.      East-North Asia (China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan)

3.      Middle-West Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh)

4.      South-East Asia (East Timor, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and Philippines)

5.      South-West Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Burma, Cambodia)

If anyone studies in the fields of sociology, anthropology, culture, gender, history, politics, religion, and theology, your paper is welcomed for academic publication.

The deadline for abstracts is 20th June 2013 and the articles should be submitted by 30th August, 2013.

Editors: Prof. Chong-suh Kim                Dr David William Kim

      (Seoul National University)           (Seoul National University)

Contact: davidwj_kim [at] yahoo.co.uk


CONFERENCES/ EVENTS


The research network “Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia”

(http://www.dorisea.de/en) holds its mid-term conference from June 26-29

in Goettingen, Germany.

 

Conference Outline

In global comparison, Southeast Asia stands out as a region marked by a particularly diverse religious landscape. Various “ethnic religions” interact with so-called “world religions”, all of the latter – with the exception of Judaism – being represented in the region. While religion

has oftentimes been viewed as an antithesis to modernity, scholarship has shown that religion shapes and is intertwined with modernization processes in crucial ways and that its role in contemporary Southeast Asian societies is intensifying. The mid-term conference “Dynamics of Religion in Southeast Asia” will explore this link between “religion” and “modernity” by focusing on three dimensions of religious dynamics, namely mediality, politics and mobility. In the spirit of Southeast Asian studies as a holistic, i.e. trans-disciplinary approach, we invite

papers from fields as diverse as history, anthropology, sociology, political science, media studies, geography or linguistic studies that investigate the peculiar dynamics of religion in times of globalization, and the ways in which these dynamics mediate change and continuity in Southeast Asia.

Please visit the conference website for more information:

http://www.dorisea.de/de/node/996.

 


NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS

AND COUNSELLING

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,

London School of Economics, Saturday 18 May 2013

http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/mapsAndDirections/howToGetToLSE.htm

To register: WE ARE NOW TAKING PAYPAL BOOKINGS: www.inform.ac/seminar-payment

Or post a booking form (attached) and a cheque payable to ‘Inform’ to Inform, Houghton St., London WC2A 2AE.

(Inform@lse.ac.uk; 020 7955 7677).

 

Tickets (including buffet lunch, coffee and tea) paid by 29 April 2013 cost  £38 each (£18 students/unwaged).

NB. Tickets booked after 29 April 2013 will cost £48 each (£28 students/unwaged).

A limited number of seats will be made available to A-Level students at £10 before 29 April 2013 (£20 after 29 April). A party of 5 or more A-Level students from one school can include one member of staff at the same price.


Booking is now open for the ‘What is Early Modern English Catholicism?’

conference, hosted by Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies at

Ushaw College, 28 June-1 July 2013.

Bookings can be made here:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=201 A conference

plan can also be found here. The closing date for bookings is 14 May 2013.

An international and interdisciplinary conference celebrating the work of Eamon Duffy and exploring what is meant by the term ‘Early Modern English Catholicism’. Covering the period from the break with Rome to the French Revolution, the conference will consider the subject from very different angles, questioning perceived notions of what is actually meant when Early Modern Catholicism is mentioned in the English context.

Delegates have been drawn from home institutions, as well as those in the USA, South Africa, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Eire, Poland and Australia.

The conference will include a concert of recusant period music in Ushaw’s historic St Cuthbert’s chapel, as well as guided tours of Ushaw’s library and an exhibition of the college’s holdings.

If you have any questions please contact either Dr James Kelly –

james.kelly3 [at] durham.ac.uk or Dr Lucy Underwood – l.a.underwood[at] durham.ac.uk


Ethnographic Methods: ethics, practice and theory

12.00-17.00, Thursday, 23 May 2013

The University of Warwick

At its best, ethnography – often glossed as ‘participant observation’ – has provided sociology and other social researchers with a valuable tool for apprehending a world in flux.  Across the humanities and social sciences (e.g. cultural studies, social anthropology, sociology), however, ethnography remains a ubiquitous research method that can often raise as many questions – ethical, methodological, political and practical – as it seeks to answer.  This workshop will consider recent efforts to reassert ethnography as theory (rather than just description) in order to explore these questions.  In doing so, it will survey recent scholarly debates about collaborative ethnography, multi-sited ethnography and the literature on so-called ‘new’ ethnographic objects.  Participants in the seminar are required to read Laura Nader’s ‘Ethnography as Theory’ (2011, HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 1 (1): 211-219) as well as Matei Candea’s ‘Arbitrary locations: in defense of the bounded field-site (2007, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13 (1): 167-184).

 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 15 May 2013.

 

Further information about this half-day workshop, which is being led by Dr Alexander Smith (Department of Sociology, University of Warwick) in collaboration with Dr Michaela Benson (Department of Sociology, University of York), can be found here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/socialsciencesdtc/advanced/ethnographic/.


We would like to draw your attention to our panel (no 42): Creativity and improvisation in contemporary religious experience (EN/PT), V Congress of the Portuguese Anthropological Association, 9 -11 September 2013, Vila Real, Portugal. The theme of the Congress will be “Anthropology in Counterpoint”. Paper submission deadline: 22 April 2013.

Link to our panel page: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/apa/apa2013/panels.php5?PanelID=2389

For more informantion, please check the conference site: http://www.apantropologia.org/congresso2013/call-for-papers/

 

Panel details:

Title: Creativity and improvisation in contemporary religious experience.

Co-Cordinators

Eugenia Roussou (CRIA/FCSH-New University of Lisbon) Clara Saraiva (IICT/CRIA-UNL)

 

Short Abstract:

Calling for research cases that focus on the creativity of religious experience, this panel will explore the ethnographic and theoretical polyphony of creative transformations, novel challenges, and reflexive transitions that the anthropologists/anthropology of religion have to face at present.

 

Long Abstract:

Creativity has been defined as an ‘activity that produces something new through the recombination and transformation of existing cultural practices or forms’ (Liep 2001: 2). This panel proposes to explore the ethnographic and theoretical polyphony of creative transformations, novel challenges, and reflexive transitions that the anthropologists/ anthropology of religion have to face at present. Drawing on the idea that creativity and improvisation constitute an inherent part of social and cultural life (Hallam and Ingold 2007), we call for papers that focus ethnographically on the creativity of religious experience. Our aim is to bring together analyses that, with the concept of religious creativity and improvisation as a starting point, will cast a reflexive gaze at the contrapuntal relationship between anthropology as (ethnographic) practice and anthropology as (academic) discipline, in an attempt to provide an answer to the question whether the anthropology of religion is in counterpoint.


JOBS


KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies) – Postdoctoral researcher Southeast Asia / Caribbean

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=46516>

 

KITLV / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies – Junior postdoctoral researcher Southeast Asia / Caribbean

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=46517>

 

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen – Full Professorship (W3) of Russian/Asian Studies

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=46527>

 

Wilfrid Laurier University – Assistant Professor, Modern East Asia and the World

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=46511>

 

Vanderbilt University – Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa Mellon Assistant Professor – Non-Tenure Track

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=46520>

 

Laurier University – Assistant Professor, Modern East Asia and the World

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=46511>


 

University of Newcastle

Faculty of Education and Arts

School of Humanities and Social Science

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Vacancy No. 2154

 

Do you have expertise in biblical criticism, theology, and economic theory, especially in the field of Marxist economics?

The Sacred Economy project concerns economics and religion both in ancient societies (ancient Near East and the Hellenistic era) and the implications for the modern world, especially from the seventeenth century. As the Research Associate for this project you will provide supplementary advice in relation to the Sacred Economy and must have a completed PhD, within the last five years.

The position is available on a part-time (0.4) fixed term basis for a period of 3 years (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016)

Please note:  In accordance with the University’s Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/job-vacancies/.

It is essential that you address each criterion to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Academic Level: A      $29,209 per annum (part-time rate shown)

plus employer superannuation contribution of 9%.

Applications close:  Wednesday 10 April 2013


Department of History and Cultural Studies

Institute of Islamic Studies

Berlin Graduate School ‘Muslim Cultures and Societies’

 

invites applications for a

Junior Professorship in Muslim Culture and Society in South Asia

 

The successful applicant will be required to conduct research and teach in the area named above.

 

Appointment requirements are governed by article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

 

The appointee will hold a Ph.D. of exceptional quality and have an outstanding track record of university teaching and research, preferably with a strong international component. She or he must possess language skills pertinent to the region and be able to teach in both German and English (if necessary, adequate German language skills are to be acquired within two years). Applicants should also have a background of publications in internationally renowned journals as well as experience with sponsored research.

 

The successful applicant will be required to cover the field of study with a historical and social-science emphasis. She or he is expected to teach within the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies as well as the Institute of Islamic Studies (including the joint bachelor’s program in the History and Culture of the Near East), and to participate in the university’s interdisciplinary research alliances. Furthermore, she or he is expected to contribute to the ‘Interdisciplinary Forum of Gender and Diversity Studies’ at the Department of History and Cultural Studies.

 

The junior professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial duration of three years. Provided that her or his performance is thereafter evaluated positively, employment may be extended for three more years.

 

Applications quoting the reference W1Islamwiss must be received no later than April 18th, 2013 at

 

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften

Dekanat

z.Hd. Frau Emmrich-Willingham

Koserstraße 20

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

Germany

 

Application guidelines and general information on the appointment procedure as well as requirements for junior professorships at Freie Universität Berlin can be found at www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de, www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de and www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de.

 


 

*Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa Mellon Assistant Professor – Non-Tenure Track*

 The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Rank is Mellon Assistant Professor, non-tenure-track, appointment for three years. Area of specialization, historical period, and methodological approach are open. The department is committed to perspectives that seek to understand the different forms of indigenous African religions both independently and as they have been generated out of contact with other religious communities (e.g., Islam, Christianity). Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required. The successful candidate should expect to teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is four per year. Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Historical and Critical Theories of Religion (HACTOR). PhD must be in-hand by the beginning of Fall

2013 term.

 Review of applications will begin on Monday 08 April 2013 with a rolling deadline until the position is filled. Electronic applications and correspondence are acceptable.

 In accordance with Mellon Foundation guidelines, applicants must have received the Ph.D. no more than four years prior to the start of the position.  Please send a letter of application, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier)

to:

      Tony K. Stewart, Chair

      Department of Religious Studies

      ATT: African Religions Search Committee

      Vanderbilt University

       VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall]

      2301 Vanderbilt Place

      Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA

      email:  tony.k.stewart@vanderbilt.edu


FELLOWSHIPS


 

Chancellor’s Fellowships

University of Edinburgh

 

School of Divinity

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AGF572/chancellors-fellowships/

 


 

Oriental Institute is offering one-year fellowships to outstanding scholars (with a preference on non-Czech residents) of history and cultures of the countries of Asia (with a preference on Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, East Asia) for the 2013-2014 academic year.

 

Eligibility: This position is open to recent PhDs (as a post-doctoral position). PhD must be completed by September 1, 2013.

 

Terms: The position is open beginning by September 2013 (negotiable). The annual salary will be in the 12.000-14.500 EUR range. Researchers are expected to be in residence at the Oriental Institute in Prague. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications (ideally turn their doctoral dissertations into monographs) and participate in all Oriental Institute seminars and other events. We reserve the right not to fill this position.

 

Deadline for applications: May 31, 2013.

 

Notification: June 30, 2013. Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Ondrej Beranek at beranek [at] orient.cas.cz or call 00420 – 266 052 488.

 

Application: Please submit all of the following materials: 1) CV and Publication List 2) Project proposal a. In three to five pages (double spaced 12 pt. font) please explain the project you would undertake in the starting stage of your residence. In addition please include a separate bibliography of works to demonstrate how this project relates to the current state of research. b. A strong proposal articulates a clear hypothesis and methodology; outlines a clear and realistic work plan; and demonstrates how this contributes to an original understanding of Asian regions. 3) Writing Samples a. Please include a writing sample of no more than 20 pages. b. Please include a Dissertation Abstract of no more than 2 pages. 4) Two letters of Recommendation a. Please list the names, addresses and occupations of the two persons, not related to you, who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the deadline for the application to be complete.

 

Mailing Instructions: Please send the application and letters either electronically to: beranek [at] orient.cas.cz or mail it to: Dr. Ondrej Beranek Orientalni ustav AV CR (ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, ASCR) Pod vodarenskou vezi 4 182 08 Praha 8 Ceska republika (CZECH REPUBLIC)

 

http://www.orient.cas.cz/sd/novinky/hlavni-stranka/news_0040.html

 


 

Research Fellowships Available in Jewish Studies and the Hebrew Bible at Duke

Location: North Carolina

Date: 2013-03-29

Description: REMINDER: Deadline: March 29, 2013 The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library are pleased to announce the availability of new fellowships, with awards of $1500, to support scholars, students, and independent researchers whose work would benefit from …

Contact: serena.elliott [at] duke.edu

URL: library.duke.edu/rubenstein/services/grants/js.html

Announcement ID: 202442

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=202442

 


 

$5000 (2) Merit-based Scholarships available for incoming students in International MA in Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University

Date: 2013-04-30

Description: The international MA in Jewish Studies at Tel Aviv University (in English) invites applicants for two merit based scholarships of US $5,000 each to qualified international students for the 2013-2014 academic year. This new one year MA offers a series of intimate encounters with the classical texts o …

Contact: majes [at] post.tau.ac.il

URL: humanities.tau.ac.il/jewish_studies/

Announcement ID: 202359

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=202359

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