Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 15 May 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will find details of three conferences, as well as a lecture and two job opportunities.

We would also like to take this opportunity to inform subscribers of a sad loss to the study of religion. Professor John Hinnells passed away on 3 May, aged 76. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering work on Zoroastrianism in the ancient and modern world, his work with the Shap Working Party on World Religions in Education, and his widely-used edited works “A New Handbook of Living Religions”, “Who’s Who of World Religions” and the “Penguin Dictionary of Religions”. According to his sons, he died peacefully, retaining his inspiring and determined character to the last. He will be greatly missed.

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Critique of Modernity, “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities“

14–15 June 2018, Leipzig University, Germany

Registration deadline: 3 June 2018

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Is Religious Freedom Under Threat? Trans-Atlantic Perspectives

23–25 May 2018, Christ Church, Oxford, UK

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First Do No Harm: On the Interplay of Folklore, Myth, and Medicine from the Ancient World to the Renaissance and Beyond

1–2 June 2018, Los Angeles, California, USA

More information (PDF).


“What’s Religion Got to Do with It? How Young Adults in Canada make Decisions about ‘Premarital’ Sex”.

Prof. Pamela Dickey Young, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

3 July 2018, Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture, Aston University, UK

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Research Associate

British Muslim Studies, Islam-UK Centre, Cardiff University, UK

Deadline: 4 June 2018

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Global Religions, School of Social and Political Sciences, Glasgow University, UK

Deadline: 23 May 2018

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