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
“Religious Leadership in New Religions: theoretical and empirical trajectories”
Deadline: 1 May 2018
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
More information: https://censamm.org/conferences/apocalypse-in-art
Monstra II: Symbologies e Functionalities of Monstrous Entities
10-14 July 2018. Rome, Italy
Deadline: 20 April 2018
BSA SocRel Chair’s Response Day: Faiths & Civil Society: Building Bridges or Walls?
2 May 2018. Imperial Wharf, London, UK
Deadline: 21 March 2018
More information: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/bsa-socrel-chair-s-response-day/
LUCSoR, NGG, and NOSTER Conference on Interpreting Rituals: Historiographical Perspectives and Pluralistic Contexts
29-31 October 2018. Leiden University, Netherlands
Deadline: 15 June 2018
Novel Saints: Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century
22-24 November 2018. Ghent University, Belgium
Deadline: 15 April 2018
Temporary associate professor in History of Religions, focus on Buddhism
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Deadline: 25 February 2018
More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/147821/2-year-temporary-position-as-associate-professor-in-history-of-religions-focus-on-buddhism
Academic Director for the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM)
The Panacea Charitable Trust
Deadline: 29 March 2018
More information: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BHO908/academic-director/
Annual International Lecture on Religion: Secularization theory: Theoretically and empirically reconsidered
1 May 2018, University of London, UK