Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 18 December 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week is jam-packed – you will find four journal call for papers, six conference call for papers, one funding, three PhD scholarships and fellowships, three courses and workshops and one event opportunities. 

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Journal Calls for Papers

Special Issue on Religion and Violence

Journal for the Academic Study of Religion

Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2020

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Special Issue on Religion and Violence

Religion and Gender Journal

Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2020

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Special Issue “Religious Engagement with Climate Change”


Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Digital Visibilities of the Religious

Recherches en communication

Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2020

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Conference Calls for Papers

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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International Communication Association Preconference on Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion & Gender

May 2020. Gold Coast, Australia 

Deadline extended: 14 Jan 2020

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The XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR

23-29 August 2020. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Submission deadline: 31 December 2019

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Navigating the non/confessional in university Islamic studies

20-22 April 2020. University of Birmingham, UK 

Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Religion and the urban, natural and virtual environments

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

26-28 August 2020. Groningen, Netherlands

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2020

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The Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements: Critical and Interdisciplinary Approaches

The Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM)

29-30 June 2020. University of Bedfordshire, Bedford Campus, UK

Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2020

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The Religion and Sexual Abuse Project

Deadline for proposals: 1 February 2020

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PhD Scholarships and Fellowships

4 PhD scholarships: Atlas of Religion Project

University of Queensland, Australia

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Postdoctoral Research Positions: Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

Arizona State University, US

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Center for Religion and the Human (CRH)

Indiana University, US

Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Courses and Workshops

Religion and Cultural Change Summer School and Conference

8-10 June 2020. Åbo/Turku, Finland

Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2020

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Public Scholarship of Religion in an Age of Hypermediation – Spring Workshop

6-10 May, 2020. Boulder, Colorado, USA

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2020

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Immortality: Beliefs and Practices

Inform Seminar

1 February 2020. Kings College, London, UK

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