Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 21 July 2021

Hello and welcome to a packed week of the Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! You will find three journal call for papers, five conference call for papers, three post-doctoral fellowships and research positions, five jobs, six events, two book calls for papers, one summer program, and one essay award.

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Journal Call for Papers

Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture

Special issue of the Victorian Popular Fictions Journal 

Deadline for abstracts: 1 November 2021

More information: https://victorianpopularfiction.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/CFP-Religion-and-Popular-Literature.pdf

Call for innovative scholarship, reviews, and creative work that engages with the categories of “Religion” and “America”

American Religion 

More information: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/americanreligion

“Apostasy and Other Forms of Leaving Religion”

Special Issue of Religions

Deadline for manuscripts: 31 January 2022

More information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/Apostasy_Leaving_Religion

Conference Calls for Papers

“Authority and Normativity in and Between Buddhist Traditions”

2021 Virtual Graduate Student Symposium, Institute of Buddhist Studies

Deadline: 15 August 2021

More information: https://www.shin-ibs.edu/call-for-papers-2021-virtual-graduate-student-symposium/

“Monsters, Hexes, Nightmares: An Exploration into the Dar Side of Islamic Art” Panel

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting 2022

30 March – 2 April 2021. Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for abstracts: 5 August 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7906555/monsters-hexes-nightmares-exploration-dar-side-islamic-art-rsa

Call for Papers in Jesuit Studies

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting 2022

30 March – 2 April 2021. Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: 1 August 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/7904108/call-papers-jesuit-studies

“Japonisme and Eastern Thoughts (Religion, Philosophy, Aesthetics): From the 19th to 20th Centuries”

The Society for the Study of Japonisme International Symposium 2021

4 December 2021. Online

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 July 2021

More information: https://japonisme-studies.jp/call-for-papers-the-society-for-the-study-of-japonisme-international-symposium-2021-japonisme-and-eastern-thoughts-religion-philosophy-aesthetics-from-the-19th-to-20th-centuries/

Theravada Studies Group Panel

Association for Asian Studies 2022 Annual Conference

24 March 24 – 27 March 27, 2022. Honolulu, Hawai’i

Deadline: 28 July 2021

More information: https://networks.h-net.org/node/6060/discussions/7920527/cfp-theravada-studies-group-panel-association-asian-studies-2022

Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Research Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowships – Heritage

Wolf Humanities Center, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, US

Deadline: 15 October 2021

More information: https://apply.interfolio.com/87518

Post-Doctoral Research Positions on “The Early History of the Codex”

MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo, Norway

Deadline: 1 August 2021

More information: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/205997/research-fellowship

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position in Mormon Studies

Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://mormonstudies.as.virginia.edu/hiring-post-doctoral-research-associate-position/

Jobs

Directors for research, study, and innovations in one of the following areas: Evaluation of Public Policies (FBK-IRVAPP) and Religious Studies (FBK-ISR) 

The Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Japan

Deadline: 30 July 2021

More information: https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/355345/call-for-the-selection-of-directors-for-research-study-and-innovation-religious-studies-fbk-isr-/

Visiting Scholar – Religious Studies

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston, Texas, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC001842&tz=GMT%2B09%3A00&tzname=Asia%2FTokyo

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Judaic Studies

George Mason University, Virginia, US

Position open until filled

More information: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/50665

Permanent Faculty Position “Religion in international relations, or Comparative family studies”

Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

Deadline: 3 September 2021

More information: https://jrecin.jst.go.jp/seek/SeekJorDetail?fn=1&ln=1&id=D121070830&ln_jor=1

Educator

The Sydney Jewish Museum, Australia

Deadline: 16 August 2021

More information: https://mgnsw.org.au/sector/jobs/educator/  

Events

“Resilient Religion”

2021 EASR Pisa Conference

30 August – 3 September 2021. Online and in-person (Pisa, Italy)

Registration open until 10 August 2021

More information: https://www.easr2021.org/conference/registration/  

International Conference on Buddhist Studies and Philosophy of Religion

16-17 August 2021. Online

More information: https://waset.org/buddhist-studies-and-philosophy-of-religion-conference-in-august-2021-in-tokyo

RSIS Book Launch Webinar of “Understanding Religion: Theories and Methods for Studying Religiously Diverse Societies by Dr Paul Hedges”

5 August 2021. Online

More information: https://www.rsis.edu.sg/event/rsis-book-launch-webinar-by-dr-paul-hedges/#.YPSh_uhKg2y

Scientology – Aled Thomas

21 September 2021

Alt-AC Talk Series

More information: https://alt-ac.uk/talks

Animism – Graham Harvey

19 October 2021

Alt-AC Talk Series

More information: https://alt-ac.uk/talks

Demons – S. Jonathon O’Donnell

23 November 2021

Alt-AC Talk Series

More information: https://alt-ac.uk/talks

Book Calls for Papers

“Christianity and Conversion in Scandinavia and the Baltic Region, c. 800-1600” Series

Edited By Mihai Dragnea

More information: https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/CCSB

“Theology and the Riordanverse” Book Chapters

Theology and Pop Culture series

Deadline for Proposals: 1 August 2021

More information: https://popularcultureandtheology.com/2021/05/11/call-for-papers-theology-and-the-riordanverse/

Summer Programs

The 3rd International Intensive Summer School of Sufi Studies

02-08 August 2021

Application deadline: 26 July 2021

More information: https://tasavvuf.uskudar.edu.tr/en/international-summer-school

Essay Awards

Lucretia Mott Student Essay Award

The Quaker Studies Program Unit of the American Academy of Religion

Deadline: 31 October 2021

More information: https://twitter.com/IsaacBarnesMay/status/1415769584376942592/photo/1

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