Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 14 February 2014

wordleWelcome to the seventh RSP Opportunities Digest for 2014. Special materialistic romantic greetings to you all. As ever, please remember that we are not responsible for any content contained herein unless it is directly related to the RSP. If you have any content for future digests, please contact us via the various options on our ‘contact’ page. If you are enquiring about any of the opportunities listed below, please contact the organizers directly.

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Calls for Papers

Religion and Architecture

Panel on the forgotten connections between religion and modernist architecture in the post-WWII world

ISIH-conference in Toronto.

Religion in Social Relations

The Hungarian Historical Review

Deadline for  abstracts: 28 Feb 2014

Constructing Orthodoxies and Heresies in the Islamic World

2014 MAMEIS Annual Conference

Abstracts Due: Friday, February 14 2014

Saturday April 12, 2014, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Religion in Everyday lives

Centre for Research in Social sciences and Humanities

Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion in Everyday lives

Vienna, Austria, 28-29. 03. 2014.

Special Issue of Fat Studies

“Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society”

Religion and Fat, guest edited by Lynne Gerber,

Susan Hill and LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant.

See attached word document. 

Journal of Religious Studies, History and Society

Journal of Religious Studies, History and Society (Revista Ciências da Religião – Historia e Sociedade)

Journal URL

Contact for queries and submissions:

Oxford X 2014

Astronomy, Indigenous Knowledge, and Interpretation

Abstracts Due March 1, 2014

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), Cape Town, South Africa


The Pentecostalisation of Public Spheres

Religion & Society @Leeds Research Day

14 March 2014, Fairbairn House, Main Building Upper Chapel

See attached pdf. 

The Use of Tafsir in Translating the Koran

Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE)

28 February 2014, at the Warburg Institute, London.

Food and Ritual: Ancient Practices, Modern Perspectives


Corpus Christi College, Oxford, March 19-21st, 2014.



University of Cape Town – Lecturer: Asian Religions

Antioch University – Instructor, Buddhist Studies Program

University of Pittsburgh – Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Edinburgh – Religious Studies, Teaching Fellow

Keble College, Oxford – Reformation history and theology


12 February 2014 – New academic blog promotes discussion about secularity, nonreligion and atheism.

Summer School

Mysticism and Esotericism

University of Groningen in collaboration with Erfurt, Aarhus, and Rice University.

“Mysticism and Esotericism in Pluralistic Perspective: Conflicting Claims of Knowledge and the Power of Individualism” (29 June – 5 July 2014).