Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 14 August 2017

Apologies for the continued sporadic nature of these RSP opportunities digests. Please see below for details of 8 conferences/events, 3 jobs, and a funding opportunity in the study of religion. Enjoy!

Conferences & Events

‘One World’: Logical and Ethical Implications of Holism

University of Essex, Colchester Campus

8-10 September 2017.

Further details here.

RETHINK Reformation

Aarhus University, Denmark

1-3 November 2017. For more information see

XVII Latin American Congress of Religion and Ethnicity

“Religious mobility and conflict, cultural patrimony and tourism”

Toro (Zamora) Spain, July 9th-13th, 2018.

Symposium: “Between Religion and Religiosity: experiences and changes from the perspective of the native peoples of the Americas”. Deadline for individual presentations is March 15th, 2018. Further details (PDF).

56th International Congress of Americanists (ICA)

“Universality and particularism in the Americas”

Salamanca, Spain, July 15th-20th, 2018.

Symposium: “Contemporary urban religious expressions in Latin America: changes and continuities.” Deadline for individual presentations is October 20th, 2017. Further details (PDF).

Winterschool: “Perspectives on Religion and Gender”

January 2018 (09.-11.01), University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Registration Deadline, 1 November 2017. Further details (PDF).

NSRN 2018 – Worldviews in World View: Particularizing Secularism, Secularity and Nonreligion

King’s College London, UK

5-6 July 2018. Deadline for abstracts 27 October 2017. Further details here.

“Lived Catholicism from the Balkans to the Baltics”

Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary, March 23-24, 2018

Deadline for abstracts, 31 September 2017. Further details (PDF).

Appropriation and the Analytical Study of Religion

#SORAAAD 2017 will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Boston, MA.

For details and registration please go to


2 PhD Studentships

Dissertation projects related to Buddhism.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.

Deadline 22 October 2017. Further details here.

Full-time residency: Women’s Studies in Religion

Harvard Divinity School, USA.

Deadline, 15 October 2017. Further details:


John Templeton Foundation

The 2017 deadline for funding inquiries to the John Templeton Foundation is August 31, 2017. JTF will consider funding inquiries for small grants (<$217,400) and for large grants (>$217,400). Note that the next open-submission deadline (for requests of any size) will not be until August 31, 2018. Visit to apply.