Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 11 February 2021

Welcome to another Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! In this edition, you will find six jobs, ten conference calls for papers, two PhD positions, two journal call for papers, one workshop, and three conference opportunities.

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Research Fellow: Science and the Transmission of Islamic Knowledge in Britain

University of Birmingham, UK,

Deadline: 24 February

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“Transregional History of Religion” Professorship

University of Regensburg, Germany

Deadline: 15 March 2021

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Associate Director, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States

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Research Associate (UK Data Service Data Skills Modules)

Cathie Marsh Institute, University of Manchester, UK

Deadline: 16 February 2021

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Assistant Professor of Religion

Department of Religion, Kalamazoo College

Deadline: 8 March 2021

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Book review editor for Critical Research on Religion

Deadline: 1 March 2021

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Conference Calls for Papers

“Religion as an Object of Historical and Social Scientific Study: Global Perspectives”

Workshop at the Centre for Advanced Studies –“Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities”

4-5 November 2021. Leipzig University, Germany.

Deadline: 30 April 2021

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2021 American academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meetings – Various CfPs

20-23 November 2021, San Antonio, TX, US

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2021

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“Transformations of Islam in the face of the therapeutic discourse”

The ISSR digital annual conference

12- 15 July 2021

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2021

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“Soviet Spirituality”: The Phenomenon and Its Research Possibilities

10-11 June 2021. Riga, Latvia

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2021

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II Digital Congress of Sciences of Religions

Chilean Society for the Sciences of Religions, Complutense University of Madrid

19-21 April 2021
Deadline (in Spanish): 15 March 2021

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15th Conference of the European Sociological Association

31 August 2021 – 3 September 2021. Barcelona, Spain or Virtual
Deadline: 15 February 2021

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Religion in Global/Local Perspective: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation

ISSR 36th annual conference

12-15 July 2021, virtual meeting

Deadline: 28 February 2021

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Global and Comparative Perspectives on Religion

22-24 October 2021. Portland Oregon, US (may switch to virtual)

Deadline: 31 March 2021

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A Year of Change: The Impact of 2020 on Religion and Congregational Life

Religious Research Association

22-24 Oct 2021. Portland, Oregon, US (may switch to virtual)

Deadline: 31 March 2021

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Communicating Religion’s Relevance

82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion

7-10 August 2021, online

Deadline for session proposals: 31 March 2021

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 PhD Positions

“Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious

International Graduate School Located at the University of Graz and the Max Weber Kolleg
of the University of Erfurt

Deadline: 15 April 2021

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ESRC funded PhD studentship: Muslim women in higher education institutions in Britain

Jointly supervised by Dr. Khursheed Wadia (Warwick University) and Line Nyhagen (Loughborough University)

Deadline: 5 March 2021

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Journal Calls for Papers

Methods, theories, practices or experiences of teaching and learning in Religious Studies

Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions (JBASR)

Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2021

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Transformations of Latin American Catholicism since the mid-20th Century

International Journal of Latin American Religions
Deadline: 30 June 2021

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Rewiring the House of God: Religious Self-World Relations in the Digital Environment

15-17 September 2021, online

Hosted by the University of Erfurt and the University of Birmingham

Deadline: 1 March 2021

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Divine Bodies Conference 2021

1 April 2021, online

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Aesthetics of Atheism

4-5 March 2021, online

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Open Div Summit

25-28 February 2021, online

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