Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 19 December 2017

Welcome to the final RSP opportunities digest of 2017, where you will find details of a conference call for papers, two jobs, and a shout-out for the RSP’s journal, Implicit Religion. This week’s opportunities digest is sponsored by the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, whose advert for their 2018 conference season kicks off the digest.

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2018 CenSAMM conference season

September 2018 “Natural Disasters and Apocalypse 1500 – Present”

We invite papers from those working across disciplines including, but not limited to Religious Studies, the Arts in all their forms, Humanities and Social Sciences to contribute to a two-day symposium.

Deadline: 31 March 2018

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Full-time Post-doc position

Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences on “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities”, Leipzig University, Germany.

Deadline: 10 January 2018

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Funded PhD Opportunities

PhD Student Excellence Awards 2018/19, University of Strathclyde, UK

Five awards across the following subject areas:

  • English, Journalism or Creative Writing, or History (School of Humanities)
  • Law (School of Law)
  • Counselling, Physical Activity for Health, Psychology or Speech and Language Therapy (School of Psychological Sciences and Health)
  • Social Work or Social Policy (School of Social Work and Social Policy)
  • Education (School of Education)

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Deadline: 10 March 2018


Implicit Religion

Published in collaboration with the RSP, Implicit Religion is always keen for critically engaged articles focusing on boundary cases in the study of ‘religion’.

Deadline: Rolling

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