Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 12 December 2017

Welcome to the latest RSP opportunities digest where you will find details of four conference calls for papers, and two jobs. This week’s opportunities digest is sponsored by the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, whose advert for their 2018 conference season kicks off the digest.

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2018 CenSAMM conference season

5–6 April 2018, Bedford, UK

“AI and Apocalypse” call for papers. We invite papers from those working across disciplines including, but not limited to Religious Studies, the Arts in all their forms, the Humanities and Social Sciences to contribute to a two-day symposium. Deadline is December 31st. Visit

Calls for Papers

Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions

16th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR)

17–21 June 2018, Bern, Switzerland

The deadline for proposals for individual papers and contributions to announced open sessions has been extended to 15 January 2018.

More information:

The Sacred in Conflict: Disagreements between and within Religions.

Center for Religious Studies, Central  European University

28–30 June 2018, Budapest, Hungary.

Deadline: 29 January 2018.

More information (PDF)

Black Islam in the Americas: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan

16–18 February 2018

Deadline: 22 December 2017

More information (PDF)


Associate professor in religious studies (with a focus on indigenous religions)

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Deadline: 14 February 2018

More information:

Associate Lecturer – Judaism

University of Kent, UK

Deadline: 18 December 2017

We are looking for an associate lecturer to teach five introductory lectures and seminars on Judaism as part of a first year 15 credit undergraduate module, Introduction to Judaism and Islam, at the University of Kent. The commitment would be a one hour lecture and seminar on Wednesdays (11am – 12pm, and 12-1pm), and two one hour seminars on Friday afternoons (1-2pm, and 4-5pm), and an office hour. There are five teaching weeks in total, from 17 January – 21 February (the week commencing 12 Feb is a reading week). The campus is easy to get to from London: the high-speed train from St Pancras to Canterbury takes under an hour.

The course offers a broad introduction to key themes in Jewish history and thought over the five teaching weeks. Course materials (lecture slides, seminar activities) are all already available, though you would have discretion to alter these as you choose. Assessment is by a 2000 word essay.

This role would suit someone coming to the end of their thesis-writing, or who has recently received their PhD, who is looking to develop their teaching skills.

Applicants should email Dr Anna Strhan their CV by 4 pm on Monday 18 December: