Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 13 February 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will find one special issue journal, four conference calls for papers, two jobs and one lecture.

This week’s opportunities digest is sponsored by the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements. This year’s CenSAMM Symposia Series: AI and the Apocalyse, will be held on 5–6 April 2018 inside the Big Top at the Panacea Museum gardens, Bedford, UK.  Tickets are still available – go to Eventbrite and search “censamm”.

While at the conference be sure to visit the Panacea Museum which is hosting “De/Coding the apocalypse” a major art installation by Michael Takeo Magruder from march 8th – June 29th. The exhibition consists of five media installations that are constructed using a range of digital technologies and physical materials associated with traditional installation, painting, print, video and sculpture. This blending of new and old updates and expands the concepts and contexts that have surrounded the Book of Revelation throughout its history.

In addition, the Panacea exhibition will coincide with the June conference, “Apocalypse in Art: The Creative Unveiling” call for papers. More information can be found in the conference calls for papers.

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Journal Special Issues

Nova Religio

“Religious Leadership in New Religions: theoretical and empirical trajectories”

Deadline: 1 May 2018

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Conference Call for Papers

CenSAMM Apocalypse in Art: The Creative Unveiling”

28 – 29 June 2018. Inside the Big Top at the Panacea Museum Gardens, Bedford, United Kingdom

Deadline: 28 February 2018

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Monstra II: Symbologies e Functionalities of Monstrous Entities

10-14 July 2018. Rome, Italy

Deadline: 20 April 2018

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BSA SocRel Chair’s Response Day: Faiths & Civil Society: Building Bridges or Walls?

2 May 2018. Imperial Wharf, London, UK

Deadline: 21 March 2018

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LUCSoR, NGG, and NOSTER Conference on Interpreting Rituals: Historiographical Perspectives and Pluralistic Contexts

29-31 October 2018. Leiden University, Netherlands

Deadline: 15 June 2018

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Novel Saints: Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century

22-24 November 2018. Ghent University, Belgium

Deadline: 15 April 2018

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Temporary associate professor in History of Religions, focus on Buddhism

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Deadline: 25 February 2018

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

The Panacea Charitable Trust

Deadline: 29 March 2018

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Annual International Lecture on Religion: Secularization theory: Theoretically and empirically reconsidered

1 May 2018, University of London, UK

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