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- Call for Papers
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Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
Sociology of Religion – advance access
Material Religion vol 8, no. 4
Brill’s Series of Jesuit Studies
Description: Brill has founded a monograph Series of Jesuit Studies. Associated with the Journal of Jesuit Studies, SJS will target those areas of scholarship on Jesuit history in its broader context that have been lamentably neglected but it will also invite contributions of important but hard to find a monograph …
Announcement ID: 199580
New Book Series with Palgrave Macmillan on History of Religion
Description: Announcing a new book series with Palgrave Macmillan – call for book proposals Histories of the Sacred and the Secular 1700 – 2000 reflects the awakened and expanding profile of the history of religion within the academy in recent years.
Intending to publish exciting new and high quality work
Contact: dsnash [at] brookes.ac.uk
Announcement ID: 199595
CALLS FOR PAPERS
CFP: Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum entitled “The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading” to be hosted by Le Moyne and Syracuse University
September 26-28, 2013.
Send 300-500 word proposals to:
Dr. Jennifer Gurley, Department of English, Le Moyne College (gurleyja [at] lemoyne.edu) and Dr. William Robert, Department of Religion, Syracuse University (wrobert [at] syr.edu)
Please label your file “LMRL: Last Name” and use that file name as the subject heading of your email.
Deadline for submission: March 1, 2013
Notification: April 1, 2013
Note: Participants will be invited to submit full-length essays for possible inclusion
CFP: ‘CELESTIAL MAGIC’
22-23 June 2013
Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, England
Prof. Peter Forshaw, Universitair Docent (Senior Lecturer/Assistant
Professor) for the History of Western Esotericism in the Early Modern Period at the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents, University of Amsterdam.
Prof. Elliot R. Wolfson, Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University.
Dr Nicholas Campion, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, email@example.com Dr Liz Greene, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the University of Bristol. firstname.lastname@example.org
Magic, loosely defined, is the attempt to engage with the world through the imagination or psyche, in order to obtain some form of knowledge, benefit or advantage. Celestial magic engages with the cosmos through stellar, planetary or celestial symbolism, influences or intelligences. This academic conference will explore the history, philosophy and practice of celestial magic in past or present societies.
Topics may include:
Astronomy and magic in literature
Astral magic in the ancient world
Anthropological theory and astral magic
The use of astrology by magical societies Astral divination and magic Magical theory as a rational for astrology
The conference organisers invite proposals for papers of 30 minutes which may deal with text, imagery, practice or theory. We welcome proposals on any time period or culture. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2012.
Please include an abstract of c. 150 words and a biography of c 100 words, in the same document.
The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology http://www.trinitysaintdavid.ac.uk/en/sophia/
CFP: Witchcraft, Magic and Popular Religion – XI Gustav Vasa seminar
Description: The Eleventh annual Gustav Vasa seminar focuses on the themes of popular religion, witchcraft and magic. We invite papers to discuss these themes in multidisciplinary
perspectives, e.g. from the fields of history, anthropology, religious science and archaeology. .
Contact: jari.eilola [at] jyu.fi
Announcement ID: 199426
CFP: Childhoods in South Asia: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
Description: CFP: South Asian Childhoods: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for scholars studying diverse childhoods in South Asia. We also aim to enrich our understandings of contemporary childrens lives through historical perspectives.
Announcement ID: 199514
Christian Faith and the University: From the Reformation to the 21st Century
Description: Christian Faith and the University is a three-day conference (Sept. 26-28, 2013) on the historic relationship between Christianity and the academy from the Reformation to
the 21st century. Each panel will be composed of three presenters speaking from written texts on related themes
Contact: christianfaithandtheuniversity[at] gmail.com
Announcement ID: 199248
Zionism in the Twenty-First Century,” Brandeis University, February 2013
Description: Conference: “Zionism in the Twenty-First Century,” Brandeis University, February 2013 Israel Studies and Jewish Studies in America February 17-18 (President’s Day Weekend) Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Announcing an upcoming conference, “Zionism in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary
Contact: scis [at] brandeis.edu
Announcement ID: 199559
Stanford University – Postdoctoral Fellowship: Literary Cultures of
Muslim South Asia, Stanford University
Monash University – Israel and Middle East Studies
University of Pennsylvania – Director, Herbert D. Katz Center for
Advanced Judaic Studies
Franklin and Marshall College – Southeast or South Asian History
Leiden University – Professor of premodern Chinese history, rank open
Postgraduate scholarships and bursaries
Description: The School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester has a number of scholarships for postgraduate research students currently advertised for autumn 2013 entry.
These can all be viewed at
Contact: pk64 [at] le.ac.uk
Announcement ID: 199425