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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 13 October 2021

Another week of the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest is upon us! This week, you will find two journal call for papers, one fellowship, six events, two conference calls for papers, three jobs, and one call for program participants.

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.

Journal Call for Papers

Edited Collection on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Deadline for abstracts: 31 October 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/8409610/cfp-edited-collection-chilling-adventures-sabrina

"Representations and Interpretations of the Passion and Death of Christ: Global Perspectives"

Special issue of Religions

Deadline: 15 April 2022

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

Fellowships

Postdoctoral Opportunities at the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies

Ghent University, Belgium

Deadline: 1 December 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/8456574/fellowships-postdoctoral-opportunities-ghent-centre-buddhist

Events

Creating Connections: when religion makes the news

14 October – 25 November, various UK cities

More information: https://religionmediacentre.org.uk/events/creating-connections/

Seminar: Researching Religion in Museums and Galleries

2 November 2021, via Zoom

More information: https://religioncollections.wordpress.com/events/

Matthew Larsen and Mark Letteney: Seeing Incarceration in Antiquity

13 October 2021, online

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/matthew-larsen-and-mark-letteney-seeing-incarceration-in-antiquity-tickets-169959189511

MTSP Book Launch: Lineages of the Literary: Tibetan Buddhist Polymaths of Socialist China- author Nicole Willock in conversation with Gray Tuttle

15 October 2021, online

More information: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EeJbBIGLSIadVnRUSFeW_Q

Dune and Islam: Understanding the Movie

13 November 2021, online

More information: https://unc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KbvGyVfZR4iOMjxbd7fZVA

Upcoming Talk by Pierce Salguero: Meditation Sickness and the Ethics of Buddhist Studies

14 October 2021. East Asia Center, University of California Santa Barbra, US

More information: https://www.eastasian.ucsb.edu/upcoming-talk-by-pierce-salguero-meditation-sickness-and-the-ethics-of-buddhist-studies/

Conference Call for Papers

Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion Conference

The Center for Critical Research on Religion and The School of Social Sciences, Education, and Social Work

10 June 2022 – 13 June 2022, Queens University Belfast

More information: https://criticaltheoryofreligion.org/meetings/

Buddhism in Britain Research Symposium 

15 December 2021, via Zoom

More information: https://religioninpublic.leeds.ac.uk/2021/10/04/buddhism-in-britain-research-symposium/

Jobs

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Black Study

University of California Riverside, US

Deadline: 20 November 2021

More information: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01471

Full Professor for the Chair of Religious Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Deadline: 7 November 2021

More information: https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/hoogleraar-religiestudies/e1c9r0?utm_medium=linkedin&utm_source=week_40&utm_campaign=vacature_promotie_linkedin&utm_content=full_professor_religion_study

Tenure-Track Appointment in Race and Religion 

Grinnell College, US

Deadline: 1 November 2021

More information: https://jobs.grinnell.edu/postings/3920

Call for Program Participants

American Examples

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, US

3 workshop series in 2022

Deadline: 31 October 2021

More information: https://americanexamples.ua.edu/2022-call-for-participants/

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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 6 October 2021

Thank you for reading this week's edition of the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! This week, you will find one PhD position, one journal call for papers, 4 jobs, and 3 events.

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.

PhD Positions

PhD Position/Research Fellow - Center for Islamic Theology

Universität Tübingen, Germany 

Deadline: 15 October 2021

More information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CJJ146/phd-position-research-fellow-f-m-div-65-e-13-tv-l

Journal Call for Papers

"Identity Politics and the Study of Religion"

Special issue of Implicit Religion

Deadline for abstracts: 31 November 2021

More information: https://journal.equinoxpub.com/IR/announcement/view/32

Jobs

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese and Sinophone Studies

The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/200169

Assistant Professor in Religion, Media, and Technology

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, US

Deadline: 5 November 2021

More information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=62058

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Philosophy

Cabrini University, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=dc4d1a647f1329a0&q=Religious+Studies&tk=1fgqre0f6udei802&from=ja&alid=5ff17cc4a50edd68af14572b&utm_campaign=job_alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&rgtk=1fgqre0f6udei802

Assistant Professor in Religious Studies

Davidson University, US

Deadline 1 November 2021

More information: https://employment.davidson.edu/en-us/job/493933/assistant-professor-in-religious-studies

Events

Paradox and prophecy: why the study of Lived Catholicism matters

Lived Catholicism Online Conference

15-16 November 2021, online

More information: https://livedcatholicism.org/

Nichole Flores's The Aesthetics of Solidarity: Our Lady of Guadalupe and American Democracy Book Event

13 October 2021, online

Register here: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n5EbtLGnRoG81ZMOw18M9g

Ancient Spirit, Modern Body: The Rise of Global Shugendō

Reischauer Institute Japan Forum and the Harvard Buddhist Studies Forum 

15 October 2021, online

More information: https://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/events/ancient-spirit-modern-body-rise-global-shugendo

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 29 September 2021

Welcome to the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! This week, you will find three jobs, one conference call for papers, one fellowship, and one journal call for papers.

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.

Jobs

Interdisciplinary Scholars of Places, Movement and Cultural Practices Professor

 NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE

Deadline: 24 October 2021

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/91523

Associate Professor of the Study of Religion with a specialisation in religion and politics

University of Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 1 November 2021

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/210261/associate-professor-of-the-study-of-religion-with-a-specialisation-in-religion-and-politics?fbclid=IwAR3UcGpjrY6tpb7mFqoJwFou4GctX_1tYIMGI2Cy72nemGzaeUaArjGYGiw

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Studies

Ohio State University, US

Deadline: 15 November 2021

More information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19611

Conference Calls for Papers

New ecclesial movements and/or « communautés nouvelles » in Contemporary Catholicism: Innovations, Reinventions, Discontinuities and Regulation International conference

The RSCS Institute (UCLouvain) and CéSor (EHESS)

 7 to 9 September 2022. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2021

More information: http://cesor.ehess.fr/2021/09/appel-a-communication-des-communautes-nouvelles-dans-le-catholicisme-contemporain-innovations-reinventions-ruptures-et-regulation/

Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)

Northwestern University, US

Deadline: November 29, 2021

More information: https://www.sexualities.northwestern.edu/funding-opportunities/postdoc-applications/?fbclid=IwAR2ec-MtsKsui3JTzM96CkulqM1FtWXz2qIAXe1tEbF9lAfK0ntj08qlPRw

Journal Call for Papers

Islam and Muslim Socialities of Latin America

International Journal of Latin American Religions

Deadline: 15 January 2022

More information: https://www.springer.com/journal/41603/updates/19673346

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

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

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