Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 01 July 2014

Readers will have to excuse any deficiencies in the content or presentation of this week’s digest. Jane is enjoying a well-deserved week off, so this week the Opps Digest comes to you from the keyboard of Chris. He isn’t quite as awesome as Jane, nor as Norwegian.

Things have picked up this week, but as ever we invite one and all to contribute to the Opportunities Digest: If you receive calls for papers, notifications about conferences and events, relevant job opportunities or online resources, we’d love to hear about them!

Soon, we won’t have any more (ish) football to watch, and can all get back to our research. As if…

Anyway – thanks for reading (and listening!)

Calls for Papers

Atheism, Secularity, and Science

Special Issue of Science, Religion & Culture. Guest edited by: John R. Shook, Ralph W. Hood Jr., and Thomas J. Coleman III.

The deadline for all submissions is December 31 2014.

More information (PDF).

The Marginalization of Astrology

Conference. Utrecht, 19-20 March 2015

Deadline: 30 September 2014.

More information (URL).

Gender and Diversity Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations

A book edited by Blanche Jackson Glimps (Tennessee State University, USA) and Theron N. Ford (John Carroll University, USA)

July 15, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

August 15, 2014: Notification of Acceptance

February 28, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

More information (DOC).

The Power of the Word International Conference IV

Pontifical University of St Anselm, Rome, 17-20 June, 2015

Abstract Deadline: 15 November 2014

More information (URL).

Entangled Religions

Entangled Religions: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious.

General call for papers (PDF) and reviews (PDF).


I:MAGE Day of Lectures

One day event in partnership between Fulgur Esoterica and the Warburg Institute, London, October 25 2014. “Leading scholars in the field will present original research on the intersection between artistic currents such as Surrealism, modernism and abstraction and esoteric movements such as witchcraft, Spiritualism, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Theosophy.”

Event homepage:

Click here for a full programme and a list of speakers.

What Should Schools Teach About Religion?

FCSU Fellows Seminar Series 2013-14: Faith in the Public Realm

SEMINAR 6: What Should Schools Teach About Religion?

16th July 2014,  5-7pm, Goldsmiths, London, NAB LG01

The seminar will be chaired by Goldmsith’s Prof. Adam Dinham, Director of the Religious Literacy Programme. Panel members will include FCSU Fellow, Stephen Shashoua, Director of 3FF; Aisling Cohn, Schools Manager at 3FF; Joyce Miller, Chair-elect of the RE Council and Martha Shaw, FCSU, Researcher on Re For Real, a project exploring views on learning about religion and belief in schools.

Places are limited, so please register with Tim Stacey (

Hinduism, Christianity, and Religious Liberal Toleration

Jeff Spinner-Halev, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thursday 3 July 2014

5pm, Council Room, UCL School of Public Policy

29-30 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9QU London

All are welcome. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please email Aurelia Bardon ( or Lois Lee ( 

To attend, please register at

Online Resources

Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis

The publication series Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, published by the Donner Institute for Religious and Cultural History in Åbo/Turku Finland, is now available online as an open access publication at

Radicalisation Research

A website which brings high-quality academic research on radicalisation and extremism to the attention of the media and policy–makers and others with an interest in these areas.

Free Access to Virtual Special Issues from Folklore

Throughout June and July 2014, you can access over 100 articles from the academic journal Folklore, including themed collections on Paganism, Folklore, Religion and Contemporary Spirituality, and Death, Burial and the Afterlife. All virtual special issues can be explored at


Interfaith Relations in Myanmar

University of Muenster/Germany

More information (Deutsch) (PDF).

Lecturer/Assistant Professor Ancient History

University of Groningen

More information (URL).

PhD Studentship

Brazil-Australia Pentecostal Connections

University of Western Sydney

More information (PDF).