Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 10 October 2017

Welcome to the latest RSP opportunities digest, where you will find details of five conferences, a seminar series, a journal call for papers, and doctoral studentships.

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Healing Charms and Medicine

6–8 April 2018, Harvard University, USA

Deadline: 10 October 2017

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Worldviews in World View: Particularizing Secularism, Secularity and Nonreligion

NSRN Conference, King’s College, London

5–6 July 2018, Deadline: 27 October 2017

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Natural disasters and the Apocalypse (1500-to present)

Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM)

September 13-14, 2018. Inside the Big Top at the Panacea Museum Gardens, Bedford, United Kingdom

Deadline: 31 March 2018

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Un(b)locking Religion: Studying Religion in Today’s Central and Eastern Europe

The 13th Conference of International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe Association  & Special Conference of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)

24–26 May 2018, University of Szeged, Hungary

Deadline: 1 December 2017

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Revisiting Religion, Politics, and the State in Africa and the African Diaspora

8th African Association for the Study of Religions Conference in Africa

1-4 August 2018, The University of Zambia and Justo Mwale University, Lusaka, Zambia

Deadline: 31 January 2018

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Sanskrit Reading Room at SOAS, London

Winter Term Programme (PDF)


The Journal of Festive Studies

Deadline: 1 November 2017

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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships with the British Library

Deadline: 24 November 2017

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