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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 15 September 2021

Hello and welcome to the the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! This week, you will find one call for essays, two jobs, one PhD position, and two conference calls for papers and panels.

A gracious thank you to all of you that have has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 38!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Call for Essays

Object Lessons

American Religion

More information: https://www.american-religion.org/lessons/

Jobs

Assistant Professor of Religion and the Environment (tenure-track)

Vanderbilt University, US

Deadline: 10 October 2021

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/93684

Tenured or Tenure-track Faculty Appointment in African American Religious Studies

Harvard University, US

Deadline: 30 September 2021

More information; https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177607771&Title=Tenured%20or%20Tenure%2Dtrack%20Faculty%20Appointment%20in%20African%20American%20Religious%20Studies

PhD Positions

Religious Studies and Indigenous Religion Studentships

Leeds Trinity University, UK

Deadline: 1 October 2021

More information: https://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/phd-studentships/

Conference Calls for Papers and Panels

BSA Socrel Chair’s Response Day: Teaching Religion

12 November 2021

University of Nottingham, UK

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/bsa-socrel-study-group-response-day-november-2021/

Religions and States of Freedom

EASR 2022

Deadline for Panel Abstracts: 19 November 2021

More information: https://www.easr2022.org/call-for-panels-papers-closed-sessions

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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 8 September 2021

Welcome to this edition of the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! This week, you will find three journal calls for papers, four conference calls for papers, two workshops, one event, four jobs, two PhD positions.

A gracious thank you to all of you that have has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 37!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Journal Calls for Papers        

Musings: SJM Occasional Papers

Sydney Jewish Museum

Deadline: 1 November 2021

More information: https://sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/musings-sjm-occasional-papers/

Rethinking Media, Religion and Secularities

Special Issue for Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture 

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: https://mcusercontent.com/66ad6971e58faa2afa4a0216c/files/3fb22eff-296d-545d-a5df-5282788b51a9/CFP_for_ISMRC_issue_of_RMDC_for_2023_final.pdf

"Between the Opium of the People and the Quest for Salvation: Approaches to Lived Religion in Latin America" 

Special Issue of Revista de Estudios Sociales

Deadline: 13 February 2022  

More information: https://revistas.uniandes.edu.co/pb-assets/res/Call-For-Papers/Religiosidades/Call_for_papers_Religiosidad_ENGLISH-1628631626497.pdf

Conference Calls for Papers

Religion, Politics and Uncertainty: Shifting Boundaries

ISA RC-22

11-14 Nov 2021, hybrid event

Abstract deadline: 1 September 2021

More information: https://www.isarc-22vilnius.com/

“Hope”

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion

9-10 December 2021

Abstract deadline: 31 Oct 2021

More information: https://www.aasr.org.au/2021-online-conference

'Aotearoa Spirit',

New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference

Victoria University of Wellington

29-30 November 2021

Abstract deadline: 3 September 2021

More information: https://vuw.eventsair.com/nzasr2021registrations/nzasr2021registrationpage/Site/Register

Religion in the North American West

The Williams P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

29 September – 2 October 2022 in Taos, New Mexico and 20-23 April 2023 in Indianapolis

Deadline: 1 November 2021

More information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b17hoWVbVpDrZIkHmPM0BNNhGs-oDIiN3V3QEm_41fM/edit

Workshops

National Graduate Student Workshop: Representing Belief

7-8 December 2021 (online)

Application deadline: 30 Sep 2021

More information: https://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/events/national-graduate-student-workshop-representing-belief-0

Fifth Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

George Mason University

9 December 2021, Online.

Deadline for applications:  October 2021

More information: https://themaydan.com/2021/08/2021bookreviewcolloquium/

Events

8th International Symposium on Humanistic Buddhism

6-8 November 2021. Tan Tein Institute, Australia

More information: https://hbsymposium.fgsihb.org/

Jobs

Director for research, study and innovation: Religious studies

Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Deadline: 10 September 2021

More information: https://jobs.fbk.eu/Annunci/Jobs_CALL_FOR_THE_SELECTION_OF_DIRECTORS_FOR_RESEARCH_STUDY_AND_INNOVATION_IN_ONE_OF_THE_FOLLOWING_AREAS_Evaluation_of_Public_Policies_FBK_IRVAPP_and_Religious_Studies_FBK_ISR_218303912.htm

Assistant Professor in Religious Studies and Histories of Christianity

Gonzaga University, US

Deadline: 4 October 2021

More information: https://twitter.com/annmarie_cano/status/1432742351860994054?s=20

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Northwestern University, US

Deadline: 24 September 2021

More information: https://sociology.northwestern.edu/people/job-opportunities.html

Research Associate and Visiting Faculty of Women's Studies in Religion

Harvard Divinity School, US

Deadline 15 October 2021

More information: https://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply

PhD Positions

2022 Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program on 'Mobilities'

Australian National University

Deadline: 30 September 2021

More information: https://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/visiting-fellowships-program

Scholarship on Biblical and Early Christian Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Religion and Theology

 The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (IRCI), Australian Catholic University

Deadline: 17 October 2021

More information: https://www.acu.edu.au/research/our-research-institutes/institute-for-religion-and-critical-inquiry/study-with-us

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 1 September 2021

Welcome to the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! This week, you will find one conference call for proposals, two jobs, and one event.

Gracious thank you to all of you that have has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 39!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Conferences Calls for Papers

Spirit and the African American and African Diaspora Experience

October 28-29, 2021. Morgan State University, US

Deadline: 6 September 2021

More information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczO-h_-iFlo8uhW_RsTJZK9yNyDvSXa20kmVPAsgpghXBc2g/viewform

Jobs

Assistant professor in Ancient Judaism

Department of Religion at Princeton University, US

Deadline: 15 October 2021

More information: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=21741

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Bowdoin, US

Open until filled

More information: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/7739

Events

Religion & Material Texts in the Americas: A Celebration and Presentation of a Special Issue of Material Religion

20 September 2021, online.

More information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbdUf4w_Ws1uhE7mjiN68RT7rdKsBuyi8e14JLNaf1pF2VGQ/viewform

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 25 August 2021

Hello and welcome to the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! This week, you will find one prize, three jobs, and two PhD positions and fellowships.

Gracious thank you to all of you that have has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 39!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Prizes

First Book Competition

Claremont Prize for the Study of Religion

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University 

Deadline: 17 September 2021

More information: https://aarweb.org/AARMBR/Events-and-Networking-/Events-and-Opportunities-/Claremont-Prize-for-the-Study-of-Religion.aspx

Jobs

Contemporary Christianities, Assistant Professor

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, US

Deadline: 15 October 2021

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/91860

Assistant Professorship in the Study of Religion

Tübingen University, Germany

Deadline: 30 September 2021

More information: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-humanities/faculty/vacancies-job-offers/#c1400434

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor in East Asian History

Emory University, US

Deadline: 30 September 2021

More information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61734

PhD Fellowships and Positions

Fellowships to Conduct Research in India

American Institute of Indian Studies

Deadline: 15 November 2021

More information: https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Events-and-Networking-/Events-and-Opportunities-/2021-/Fellowships-to-Conduct-Research-in-India.aspx

PhD position on material religion in Africa

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Deadline: 1 September 2021

More information: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-position-on-material-religion-in-africa-4-years-10-fte

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 18 August 2021

Welcome to the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! You will find three journal calls for papers, two events, two jobs, one fellowship, one volunteer position, and one conference call for papers.

Huge thank you to everyone who has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 38!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Journal Calls for Papers

Thinking with the End(s) of Worlds

Apocalyptica

The Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS)

Deadline: 15 November 2021

More information: https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/capas/cfp-apocalyptica-2021.html

 "Gender and Surveillance"

Review of International American Studies         

Deadline: 1 October 2021

More information: https://journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/RIAS/announcement/view/98

Call for art, poetry, or prose for turn 2 of opp on sub-themes: African(a) philosophies, South Asian philosophies, and/or the value(s) of our education

Oxford Public Philosophy (opp)

Deadline: 31 August 2021

More information: https://www.oxfordpublicphilosophy.com/t2-submissions

Events

Religion and the Study of Religion in Times of “Crisis”

NAASR 2021 Annual Meeting

13 November 2021, online and in-person

More information: https://naasr.com/conferences-2/2021-annual-meeting/

From Religious Studies to the Study of Religion/s: Disciplinary Futures for the 21st Century

BASR Annual Conference

6-7 September 2021. Online

More information: https://twitter.com/TheBASR/status/1422944824446132231/photo/1

Jobs

Assistant Professor-9 month appointment, Religious Studies

Missouri State University, US

Deadline: 13 September 2021

More information: https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/54824

Assistant or Associate Professor in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Open until filled

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/88659?fbclid=IwAR2EoZ4RTDn8pGf6cmQH-5moQTRUPWtwkr9Y7Si6B69HYFJjsFTi1RocbeE

Fellowships

Fellowships for international postdocs in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG), Germany

Deadline: 15 October 2021

More information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61619

Volunteer Positions

Oxford Public Philosophy (opp): a journal space for critically questioning what philosophy is and how we're doing it, in form and content.

Seeking for various positions: https://www.oxfordpublicphilosophy.com/join

Conference Calls for Papers

Hope

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion

9-10 December 2021. Online

Deadline for proposals: 31 October 2021

More information: https://www.aasr.org.au/2021-online-conference

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 4 August 2021

Welcome to the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! You will five conference calls for papers, four fellowships, five jobs, six events, two journal calls for papers, one book call for chapters, and two awards and scholarships.

Huge thank you to everyone who has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 38!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Conference Calls for Papers

Gendering Labor in Contemporary Asian Religions

21-23 June 2022, in person (if feasible and safe)

Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden

Deadline: 15 October 2021

More information: https://genderingreligiouslabor.wordpress.com/

Heidelberg Indology Doctoral Symposium Disruption Hybrid symposium

13-13 November 2021. South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany

Deadline for abstracts: 16 August 2021

More information: https://www.sai.uni-heidelberg.de/abt/IND/pdf/2021_HeiIDS_CfP.pdf

"Space for the Sacred in Care of the Sick"

13-15 March 2022. Portland, Oregon, US

Deadline for abstracts: 17 October 2021

More information: http://www.medicineandreligion.com/

Holy Waters: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Religion and Alcohol

4-6 March 2022. Western Michigan University, US

Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2021

More information: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2021/07/27/holy-waters-an-interdisciplinary-examination-of-religion-and-alcohol

Dissenting Beliefs: Heresy and Heterodoxy in Fantasy

The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow

11 December 2021. Online.

Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2021

More information: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2021/07/20/dissenting-beliefs-heresy-and-heterodoxy-in-fantasy

Fellowships

Solmsen Fellowships in the humanities on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art and culture

Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowships, University of Wisconsin – Madison, US

Deadline: 28 October 2021

More information: https://irh.wisc.edu/irh-fellowships/

Kingdon Fellowship in the humanities in the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions

Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowships, University of Wisconsin – Madison, US

Deadline: 28 October 2021

More information: https://irh.wisc.edu/irh-fellowships/

PRRI Public Fellow Program in American Politics and religious, racial, and ethnic pluralism; religion and white supremacy; immigration policy and migration studies; and LGBTQ rights

Public Religion Research Institute, Washington, DC, US

Deadline: 15 August 2021

More information: https://religioninpublic.blog/2021/07/28/prri-public-fellow-program-apply-now/

Humanities Research Fellowships for the Study of the Arab World

NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

Deadline: 1 October 2021

More information: https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/research/faculty-labs-and-projects/humanities-research-fellowship-program.html

Jobs

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Religion, focus on Classical Islam and Minority Muslim Communities

August College, US

Deadline: 26 August 2021

More information: https://augustana.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=0E8674AC46D72E401E70C505DD773341;jsessionid=521504A266C90567302D0E0D21E81221?JOBID=134211&jobboard=148

Part Time Associate Editor with a focus on Latinx Buddhist voices, views, achievements, and challenges

Lion’s Roar (remote)

Deadline: 20 August 2021

More information: https://www.lionsroar.com/lions-roar-is-hiring-an-associate-editor-2-2/

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with Specialization in Buddhist Studies

University of San Diego, California, US

Deadline: 5 October 2021

More information: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/2206405/assistant-professor-of-religious-studies-with-specialization-in-buddhist-studies/

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Smith College: Massachusetts, US

Deadline: 1 October 2021

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/91367

Research Associate - Becoming Citizens of ‘Post-secular’ Britain: Religion in Primary School Life

University of York - Heslington Campus, UK

Deadline: 5 September 2021

More information: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=452791

Events

Behold the Men: Conversations about Men, Masculinities, and Theology

2 October 2021, online

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/behold-the-men-registration-163722806321

RSIS Book Launch Webinar of “Understanding Religion: Theories and Methods for Studying Religiously Diverse Societies by Dr Paul Hedges”

5 August 2021. Online

More information: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/event/rsis-book-launch-webinar-by-dr-paul-hedges/#.YPSh_uhKg2y

Seeing the World in ‘Triangulation’: Research on Africa and Islam via Japan, in the wake of Junzo Kawada and Ippei Tanaka

26-27 August 2021. Online and in-person at Campus Condorcet, France

More information: http://ffj.ehess.fr/upload/Actualites/Events/2021/2021-08-26-27_FFJ%20events%20for%20ICAS%2012%20web.pdf

Living Archives in the Catholic Church

16 September 2021, online

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-archives-in-the-catholic-church-tickets-162535998547?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1

Saffron Salaams: Why Hindu nationalists need Muslim friends

9 August 2021, online

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saffron-salaams-why-hindu-nationalists-need-muslim-friends-tickets-165077512283?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1

Secularizing Buddhism: New Perspectives on a Dynamic Tradition

2-5 August 2021, online

More information: https://tricycle.org/secularizing-buddhism/

Journal Calls for Papers

The Humanities and Technology Review

Deadline: 1 September 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7979916/humanities-and-technology-review-spring-2022-issue

Religious Dispute and Toleration in Early Modern English Literature and History

Caliban

Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2021

More information: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2021/07/22/cfp-peer-reviewed-journal-issue-religious-dispute-and-toleration-in-early-modern

Book Calls for Chapters

Anime, Philosophy and Religion

Deadline: 31 December 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/20904/discussions/7993242/call-book-chapters-anime-philosophy-and-religion

Scholarships and Awards

PhD Voice Scholarship 2021/22

Scrintal

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: https://phdvoice.org/phd-voice-scholarship/

Small Grant Awards for Research on Religion and Politics

APSA and R&P

More information: https://twitter.com/apsa_section11/status/1421884333510598658?s=21

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 28 July 2021

Welcome to this week's Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! You will find one student job, two book calls for submissions, three faculty jobs, three events, one fellowship, four conference calls for submissions, one network, and one journal call for submissions.

Huge thank you to everyone who has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 41!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Student Jobs

Self-Help - Religious Studies Clerical/Research Assistant

East Carolina University, US

Position for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Academic Year

More information: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=3b047fa315bd6371&q=Religious+Studies&tk=1fb45r00uud61800&from=ja&alid=5ff17cc4a50edd68af14572b&utm_campaign=job_alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&rgtk=1fb45r00uud61800

Book Calls for Submissions

Religion in the West: Call for Submissions

Spring 2023 Publication by the Eiteljorg Museum 

Deadline: 1 September 2021

More information: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ReligionPublication

Call for Papers: Theology and the Avett Brothers

Theology and Pop Culture Series

Deadline for abstracts: 1 August 2021

More information: https://popularcultureandtheology.com/2021/06/23/call-for-papers-theology-and-the-avett-brothers/

Faculty Jobs

Assistant Professor of Digital Religion(s)

Faculty of Theology of the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Deadline: 18 August 2021

More information: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/en-us/listing/260359/assistant-professor-of-digital-religion-s-/?TrackID=384914&BatchID=2246&cmpid=JBE_TL_20210723_jobtitle&utm_source=jbe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JBE_TL_20210723_applynow_job1

Assistant Professor - Sanskrit Studies - South and Southeast Asian Studies

University of California, Berkley, US

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03070

Assistant Professor, US in the World

Department of History, Cornell University, US

Deadline: 10 September 2021

More information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19014

Events

Centering BIPOC Communities in Dharma Practice

2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series

Harvard Buddhist Community

9 August 2021. Online

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/centering-bipoc-communities-in-dharma-practice-tickets-162988851041

East Asian Buddhist Worldmaking International Conference

14-16 August 2021. Online

More information: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wld--oqDgiH9JUcr0OeqFBvBfrPoN3eu_4

Advancing Daoism:  Epigraphic and Archeological Materials as Sources for Daoist Lived Religion

31 July 2021. Online

More information: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/global-daoist-studies-forum/2021/07/23/daoist-archeology/

Fellowships

Research Fellow

School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, UK

Deadline: 1 August 2021

More information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CHN871/research-fellow

Conference Calls for Submissions

Religion, Politics, Uncertainty: Shifting Boundaries

ISA RC-22 mid term conference

11-14 November 2021 in Vilnius, Lithuania as hybrid event (live and virtual)

Deadline for proposals: 1 September 2021

More information: https://www.isarc-22vilnius.com/

“Manifestos for Buddhist Studies” session

2021 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religions

Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2021

More information: http://buddhiststudiesmanifesto.net/

Non-Cloistered Religious Women: Between World and Church

RSA conference

1 March – 2 April 2021. Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for abstracts: 15 August 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7947462/cfp-rsa-2022-non-cloistered-religious-women-between-world-and

International Queer Buddhist Conference

Deadline for submissions: 30 August 2021

More information: https://iqbc.org/

Networks

Call for participants - Islamic Arts in Australia and Aotearoa / NZ

Deadline for Applications: 15 August 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/7636/discussions/7944960/call-participants-islamic-arts-australia-and-aotearoa-nz

Journal Call for Submissions

Southern Cultures

More information: https://southerncultures.submittable.com/Submit

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 21 July 2021

Hello and welcome to a packed week of the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! You will find three journal call for papers, five conference call for papers, three post-doctoral fellowships and research positions, five jobs, six events, two book calls for papers, one summer program, and one essay award.

Huge thank you to everyone who has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 41!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Journal Call for Papers

Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture

Special issue of the Victorian Popular Fictions Journal 

Deadline for abstracts: 1 November 2021

More information: https://victorianpopularfiction.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CFP-Religion-and-Popular-Literature.pdf

Call for innovative scholarship, reviews, and creative work that engages with the categories of “Religion” and “America”

American Religion 

More information: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/americanreligion

"Apostasy and Other Forms of Leaving Religion"

Special Issue of Religions

Deadline for manuscripts: 31 January 2022

More information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/Apostasy_Leaving_Religion

Conference Calls for Papers

“Authority and Normativity in and Between Buddhist Traditions”

2021 Virtual Graduate Student Symposium, Institute of Buddhist Studies

Deadline: 15 August 2021

More information: https://www.shin-ibs.edu/call-for-papers-2021-virtual-graduate-student-symposium/

“Monsters, Hexes, Nightmares: An Exploration into the Dar Side of Islamic Art” Panel

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting 2022

30 March – 2 April 2021. Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for abstracts: 5 August 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7906555/monsters-hexes-nightmares-exploration-dar-side-islamic-art-rsa

Call for Papers in Jesuit Studies

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting 2022

30 March – 2 April 2021. Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: 1 August 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7904108/call-papers-jesuit-studies

“Japonisme and Eastern Thoughts (Religion, Philosophy, Aesthetics): From the 19th to 20th Centuries”

The Society for the Study of Japonisme International Symposium 2021

4 December 2021. Online

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 July 2021

More information: https://japonisme-studies.jp/call-for-papers-the-society-for-the-study-of-japonisme-international-symposium-2021-japonisme-and-eastern-thoughts-religion-philosophy-aesthetics-from-the-19th-to-20th-centuries/

Theravada Studies Group Panel

Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference

24 March 24 – 27 March 27, 2022. Honolulu, Hawai’i

Deadline: 28 July 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/7920527/cfp-theravada-studies-group-panel-association-asian-studies-2022

Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Research Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowships - Heritage

Wolf Humanities Center, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, US

Deadline: 15 October 2021

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/87518

Post-Doctoral Research Positions on “The Early History of the Codex”

MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 1 August 2021

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/205997/research-fellowship

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position in Mormon Studies

Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://mormonstudies.as.virginia.edu/hiring-post-doctoral-research-associate-position/

Jobs

Directors for research, study, and innovations in one of the following areas: Evaluation of Public Policies (FBK-IRVAPP) and Religious Studies (FBK-ISR) 

The Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Japan

Deadline: 30 July 2021

More information: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/355345/call-for-the-selection-of-directors-for-research-study-and-innovation-religious-studies-fbk-isr-/

Visiting Scholar - Religious Studies

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston, Texas, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC001842&tz=GMT%2B09%3A00&tzname=Asia%2FTokyo

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Judaic Studies

George Mason University, Virginia, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/50665

Permanent Faculty Position "Religion in international relations, or Comparative family studies"

Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

Deadline: 3 September 2021

More information: https://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?fn=1&ln=1&id=D121070830&ln_jor=1

Educator

The Sydney Jewish Museum, Australia

Deadline: 16 August 2021

More information: https://mgnsw.org.au/sector/jobs/educator/  

Events

“Resilient Religion”

2021 EASR Pisa Conference

30 August – 3 September 2021. Online and in-person (Pisa, Italy)

Registration open until 10 August 2021

More information: https://www.easr2021.org/conference/registration/  

International Conference on Buddhist Studies and Philosophy of Religion

16-17 August 2021. Online

More information: https://waset.org/buddhist-studies-and-philosophy-of-religion-conference-in-august-2021-in-tokyo

RSIS Book Launch Webinar of “Understanding Religion: Theories and Methods for Studying Religiously Diverse Societies by Dr Paul Hedges”

5 August 2021. Online

More information: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/event/rsis-book-launch-webinar-by-dr-paul-hedges/#.YPSh_uhKg2y

Scientology - Aled Thomas

21 September 2021

Alt-AC Talk Series

More information: https://alt-ac.uk/talks

Animism - Graham Harvey

19 October 2021

Alt-AC Talk Series

More information: https://alt-ac.uk/talks

Demons - S. Jonathon O'Donnell

23 November 2021

Alt-AC Talk Series

More information: https://alt-ac.uk/talks

Book Calls for Papers

"Christianity and Conversion in Scandinavia and the Baltic Region, c. 800-1600" Series

Edited By Mihai Dragnea

More information: https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/CCSB

“Theology and the Riordanverse” Book Chapters

Theology and Pop Culture series

Deadline for Proposals: 1 August 2021

More information: https://popularcultureandtheology.com/2021/05/11/call-for-papers-theology-and-the-riordanverse/

Summer Programs

The 3rd International Intensive Summer School of Sufi Studies

02-08 August 2021

Application deadline: 26 July 2021

More information: https://tasavvuf.uskudar.edu.tr/en/international-summer-school

Essay Awards

Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award

The Quaker Studies Program Unit of the American Academy of Religion

Deadline: 31 October 2021

More information: https://twitter.com/IsaacBarnesMay/status/1415769584376942592/photo/1

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 7 July 2021

Welcome to this week's edition of the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! You will find four journal calls for papers, seven events, eight jobs, three conference and series calls for papers, two PhD fellowships, and one book call for essays.

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 42!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Journal Call for Papers

Call for Proposals for Topical Issues

Open Theology

Deadline: 31 October 2021

More information (PDF)

Epistemic contestations in hybrid media environments

Deadline for abstracts:1 October 2021

Popular communication: The international journal of media and culture

More information: https://davidgrobertson.wordpress.com/2021/06/29/call-for-papers-epistemic-contestations-in-hybrid-media-environments/

Power, Bodies, and Regulation Within the Context of Religion and Spirituality

Frontiers’ Research Topics

Deadline for abstracts: 3 September 2021

More information: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/23950/power-bodies-and-regulation-within-the-context-of-religion-and-spirituality#overview

Israel-Diaspora Relations

Special Issue of Journal of Jewish Identities

Deadline for Proposals: 15 December 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7848586/cfp-israel-diaspora-relations-special-issue-journal-jewish

Events

Civil Religion and Democracy

10 September 2021, online

More information: https://adi.deakin.edu.au/events/civil-religion-and-democracy

Buddhism & Trauma, Nightly Dialogue Series

20-23 July 2021, online

More information: https://ngakpainternational.secure.retreat.guru/program/jim-hopper-elizabeth-call/

The Australian Mega-Church Hillsong in Brazil: Transnationalism, Celebrity Culture and Cosmopolitism

Seminario de hermenéutica y espiritualidad

Centro de Estudios de Hermenéutica, Universidad Nacional de San Martín

20 July 2021, online

More information: https://twitter.com/crocha2/status/1409687408354881540/photo/1

The 72nd Conference of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies

4-5 September 2021, online

More information: http://www.jaibs.jp/en/conference

"Secularizing Buddhism,"by Richard Payne with Ronald Purser

19 August 2021, online         

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/richard-payne-secularizing-buddhism-with-ronald-purser-tickets-159734230383?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Paradox and prophecy: why the study of Lived Catholicism matters

15-16 November 2021, online

More information: https://livedcatholicism.org/

Religions in Modern Japan

Getting to Know Japan Webinar

13 July 2021, online

More information: https://www.ycaps.org/japan-religion

Jobs

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

California Lutheran University, US

Deadline: 17 July 2021

More information: https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/7174

Assistant Professor, Race and Religion

The University of Chicago Divinity School 

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/350674/assistant-professor-race-and-religion/

Religion Reporter - South/Nashville, TN

The Tennessean and the USA Today Network

More information: https://us60.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett/Posting/View/40995

Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

University of Rochester, US

Deadline: 15 July 2021

More information: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions/show/11942

2022-2023 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations

Boston College, US

Deadline: 1 December 2021

More information: https://bc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/4854?c=bc&source[0]=HigherEdJobs&source[1]=Higheredjobs

Assistant Professor, the Arabic and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies programs

Virginia Commonwealth University, US

Deadline: 21 July 2021

More information: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/107415

Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Catholic Social Teaching

Western University, Canada

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7859620/fulbright-canada-research-chair-catholic-social-teaching

Editorial Assistant

Shambhala Publishing, Boulder, Colorado, US

More information: https://www.shambhala.com/employment

Conference and Series Calls for Papers

Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference

24-27 March 2022. Honolulu, Hawaii and online

Deadline for proposals: 10 August 2021

More information: https://www.asianstudies.org/conference/call-for-proposals/

16th IATS Seminar 2022 – Call for Submissions

3-9 July 2022. Prague, Czech Republic

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: http://www.iats.info/2021/04/16th-iats-seminar-2022-call-for-submissions-eng/

Faith & Activism: Call for Contributions

Special online series via ‘Religion in Public’ 

Contributions accepted on a rolling basis

More information: https://religioninpublic.com/2019/10/22/faith-activism-call-for-contributions/

PhD Fellowships

Strongmen of Asia: Democratic Bosses and how to understand them

Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 1 September 2021

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/208614/doctoral-research-fellow?fbclid=IwAR3iR48guifJonlaz3XX1TeOy4P0bATlXQkMNkqQAPrnjpKqCEbIm2u9teY

Fellowships in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)

Deadline: 15 August 2021

More information: https://www.ieg-mainz.de/media/public/PDF-Stipendien/IEG_Fellowship_PhD_2022.pdf

Book Calls for Essays

Religious Futurisms

Edited by Sumeyra Buran Utku and Jim Clarke

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 December 2021

More information: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2021/06/17/religious-futurisms

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 30 June 2021

Welcome to the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! You will find one fellowship, three events and workshops, one grant, two journal calls for papers, four jobs, and one conference call for papers.

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 43!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Fellowships

2021 Religion Journalism Fellowship

Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and Religion News Service (RNS) 

Deadline: 30 June 2021

More information: https://religionnews.com/ifyc-rns-2021-religion-journalism-fellowship/

Events and Workshops

Buddhism, economy and value(s)

Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies

12-13 August 2021. Copenhagen, Denmark

More information: https://centerforcontemporarybuddhiststudies.wordpress.com/2021/06/21/buddhism-economy-and-values/

Buddhism & Trauma, Nightly Dialogue Series

20-23 July 2021, online

More information: https://ngakpainternational.secure.retreat.guru/program/jim-hopper-elizabeth-call/

Traditions, Translations and Transitions in the Cultural History of Tibet, the Himalayas and Mongolia

Associazione Italiana di Studi Tibetani    Himalayani e Mongoli, “Sapienza” Università di Roma

7-9 July 2021. Online

More information: https://8c4aa4cd-4f18-47b6-b251-ca6d9e6987b5.filesusr.com/ugd/831829_cde703b65b8b4508977938aa00219fee.pdf

Grants

Call for Proposals: Course Development Grants in Science and Theology  

"New Visions in Theological Anthropology" project at the University of St Andrews 

Deadline: 31st October 2021 

More information: https://set.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/course-development-grant/

Journal Call for Papers

The Return of the 'Cult': Bad Religion in the Age of Trump and COVID"

Special Issue of Implict Religion

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 August 2021

More information (PDF)

'Power, Bodies & Regulation within the context of Religion & Sexuality'

Special issue of Society and Social Change 

Deadline for Abstracts: 3 September 2021

More information (PDF)

Jobs

Social Anthropology Lecturer role: any area of Anthropology of Religion or similar

Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London, UK

Deadline: 2 July 2021

More information: https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/job/024930/Lecturer-in-Social-Anthropology-Academic-Education-Pathway

Assistant Professor - English Literature, British History, British Philosophy or Religion

The Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS), Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

Deadline: 19 August 2021

More information: https://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?fn=3&ln=1&id=D121061130&ln_jor=1

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

California Lutheran University, US

Deadline: 17 July 2021

More information: https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/7174

Assistant Professor, Race and Religion

The University of Chicago Divinity School 

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/350674/assistant-professor-race-and-religion/

Conference Calls for Papers

16th IATS Seminar 2022 – Call for Submissions

3-9 July 2022. Prague, Czech Republic

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: http://www.iats.info/2021/04/16th-iats-seminar-2022-call-for-submissions-eng/

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 23 June 2021

Welcome to the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! You will find three events, nine jobs, one prize, three conference calls for papers, three fellowships and studentships, and two journal calls for papers.

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported the RSP through our Patreon and PayPal donation options! Our goal is to have 100 patrons (currently at 43!) to support all of our upcoming developments. Please visit our donations page for information on how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Events

Book Launch: Religion, Migration and Business: Faith, Work and Entrepreneurialism in the UK

29 June 2021, Online

More information: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=21939

Reflections on the National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors

San Francisco Zen Center

26 June 2021, online

More information: https://www.sfzc.org/calendar/events/online/reflections-national-buddhist-memorial-ceremony-online-626

What to Do When Your Major or Department Is Threatened

American Academy of Religion

13 July 2021, online

More information: https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Events-and-Networking-/Events-and-Opportunities-/2021-/Webinar_What_to_do_When_Your_Major_or_Department_is_Threatened.aspx

Jobs

Professorial Lecturer

American University: College of Arts & Sciences: Department of Philosophy & Religion

Position open until filled

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/88354

Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Saint Louis University, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://slu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/job/Adorjan-Hall/Non-Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor--Hebrew-Bible-Old-Testament_2021-02608

Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Christian Theology

Saint Louis University, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://slu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/job/Adorjan-Hall/Non-Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor--Christian-Theology_2021-02607-1

Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, World Religions

Saint Louis University, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://slu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/job/Adorjan-Hall/Non-Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor--World-Religions_2021-02609

Hindu Studies Tenure-Track Position

Harvard Divinity School, US

Deadline: 15 September 2021

More information: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10343

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Kings College London, UK

Deadline: 2 July 2021

More information: https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/job/024930/Lecturer-in-Social-Anthropology-Academic-Education-Pathway

Assistant Director Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Muslim Chapla

Wesleyan University, US

Deadline: 29 June 2021

More information: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=29ee904616fe4d22&q=Religious+Studies&tk=1f8cd1rpi3pad001&from=ja&alid=5ff17cc4a50edd68af14572b&utm_campaign=job_alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&rgtk=1f8cd1rpi3pad001

Assistant Professor in Chinese Buddhism

Department of Chinese Culture, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Deadline: 25 June 2021

More information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=61471

Chair/Distinguished/Full Professor in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy

The University of Macau, China

Deadline: 17 July 2021

More information: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/en-us/listing/257577/chair-distinguished-full-professor-in-chinese-and-comparative-philosophy/?TrackID=384914&BatchID=2211&cmpid=JBE_TL_20210618_jobtitle&utm_source=jbe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JBE_TL_20210618_jobtitle_job2

Prizes

The American Religion Dissertation Prize

Deadline: 15 August 2021

More information: https://www.american-religion.org/home/journal

Conference Calls for Papers

Living with More Than One Tradition

18-21 October 2021, online

More information (PDF)

Religion in higher educational institutions in Africa and beyond: (Re)Conversion, Power, and Authority from a Comparative Perspective

16-17 November 2021. Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, Germany

Deadline for abstracts: 15 July 2021

More information: https://remoboko.hypotheses.org/calls

Education Director, Programs Director, or Operations Manager

Islamic Networks Group (ING)

Remote

Positions open until filled

More information: https://ing.org/employment/

Fellowships and Studentships

Tsadra Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Deadline: 1 September 2021

More information: https://cjbuddhist.wordpress.com/2021/06/16/opportunity-tsadra-foundation-dissertation-fellowship-for-tibetan-buddhist-studies/

Leverhulme Research Leadership Award PhD studentship: Mapping Sumatra’s Manuscript Cultures

SOAS, University of London, UK

Deadline: 9 July 2021

More information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/leverhulme-research-leadership-award-phd-studentship-mapping-sumatras-manuscript-cultures.html?fbclid=IwAR1B34z4og5fiiuJraxonoqqTEPH2htk3_P-eMLHoY8lif5GJZYsnUURuO0

Muslim Storytellers Fellowship

Highlights Foundation

Deadline: 15 July 2021

More information: https://www.highlightsfoundation.org/programs/3003/muslim-storytellers-fellowship/

Journal Call for Papers

“Religion, Animals, and X”

Special issue of Religions

Deadline: 15 November 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7825327/cfp-%E2%80%9Creligion-animals-and-x%E2%80%9D-special-issue-religions

What we Fight For: Examining Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Deadline for Proposals: 1 January 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7845551/call-papers-what-we-fight-examining-marvel%E2%80%99s-agents-shield

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