Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 16 October 2019

Welcome back to the latest edition of the Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! We have a packed digest for you this week, you will find three conferences, five events, seven conference calls for papers, one journal call for papers, and three job opportunities.

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3rd International Edinburgh Graduate Conference on Late Antique Islamic and Byzantine Studies

22nd-23rd November 2019. Edinburgh University, Scotland

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“Religion and the urban, natural and virtual environments”

The Bi-Annual Conference of the ESA RN34-Sociology of Religion 

26-28 August 2020. Groningen, Netherlands

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AASR 2019 Conference on ‘Religion and Violence’

5-6 December 2019. University of Newcastle, Australia

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Post-lineage yoga: from guru to #metoo

29th October 2019. SOAS, London, UK

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The 2019 Hans Mol Memorial Lecture: “Imagining Asian Australia: Constructions of ‘Asian Religion’ and Australian Federation”

18 October 2019. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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The 2019 Freilich Lecture of Bigotry and Tolerance: “An Australian Story: The Politics of Bigotry in a Tolerant Country”

31 October 2019. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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Religion in Contemporary Society – What do we need to know to manage complexity?

31 October 2019, Turku/Åbo, Finland.

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Migrant Youth in Multicultural Cities: Comparative Perspectives on Culture, Religion and Identity

31 October 2019. Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

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Conference Calls for Papers

Artificial Intelligence and Religion – AIR2020

3 – 5 March 2020. Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Povo, Italy

Deadline for Abstracts: 21 October 2019

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What’s God got to do with it? Debating religion and forced migration entanglements

International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)

July 27-30, 2020. Accra, Ghana

Deadline for Abstracts: 25 October 2019

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‘Religious Organisation(s): Challenges and changes in contemporary society’.

The 25th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion

17-19 August 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden

Deadline for proposals: 15 November 2019

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Rethinking​ ​Media, Religion and Secularities

Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture 

4-7 of August 2020. Sigtuna, Sweden

Deadline for Proposals: 6 December 2019

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XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR

23-29 August 2020. Dunedin, New Zealand

Deadline: 31 December 2019

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14th ISORECEA conference “Religion on the Periphery”

23-25 April 2020. Olomouc, Czech Republic

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 December 2019

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Gender: Transmutations and Transgressions

ISRLC Conference

11-13 Sept 2020. Chester, UK

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 December 2019

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Journal Call for Papers

“Religious Engagement with Climate Change”

Religions Special Issue

Deadline for Manuscripts: 31 May 2020

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Tenure-track position in Gender & South Asian religions, specialization in Hinduism

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Deadline: 28 October 2019

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Temporary Faculty- Lecturer in Histories of Science, Medicine, Religion, Gender or the World

University of California Los Angeles, United States

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Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Global Religion Research Initiative, University of Notre Dame, United States

Deadline: 18 November 2019

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