Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 26 May 2021

Welcome to another week of Religious Studies Opportunities Digest! This week, you will find four journal call for papers, five conference calls for papers, three jobs, nine events & workshops, one award, three fellowships, and one grant.

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Journal Call for Papers

Religion and Poverty

Humanities and Social Sciences Communication

Springer Nature

Rolling acceptance until September 2021

More information: https://www.nature.com/palcomms/calls-for-papers#religion-poverty

What Future for the Philosophy of Religion?

Humanities and Social Sciences Communication

Springer Nature

Rolling acceptance until September 2021

More information: https://www.nature.com/palcomms/calls-for-papers#phil-of-religion

Religion in American Literature

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference

11-14 November 2021

Deadline: 30 June 2021

More information: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2021/05/06/extended-deadline-religion-in-american-literature

“Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”

Special Issue of Religions

Deadline: 1 July 2021

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

Conference Calls for Papers

“Enshrining the Past: Religion and Heritage-Making in a Secular Age”

27-29 October 2021. Leipzig University, Germany

Deadline for Abstract: 13 June 2021

More information: https://www.multiple-secularities.de/events/event/enshrining-the-past-religion-and-heritage-making-in-a-secular-age/

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion on ‘Hope’

9-10 December 2021, online

Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

More information: https://www.aasr.org.au/2021-online-conference

Intellectual Authority and its Changing Infrastructures in North American and Australian Christianity, 1960s-2010s

ACU and Deakin University

29-30 July 2021, online

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 May 2021

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/intellectual-authority-and-its-changing-infrastructures-tickets-147450932709

“The Future of Islam and Humanity: Local and Global Challenges and Opportunities”

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)

14-16 September 2021, online

Deadline for proposals: 1 June 2021

More information: https://www.aaims.org.au/aaims-conference-2021/

‘Aotearoa Spirit’

New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference

 29-30 November 2021, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Deadline for Abstracts: 3 September 2021

More information: https://vuw.eventsair.com/nzasr2021registrations/nzasr2021registrationpage/Site/Register

Jobs

Assistant Teaching Professor of Religion

Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, US

Rolling deadline until filled

More information: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Teaching-Professor-of-Religion_R0001315  

Deputy Director, Contemplative Studies Centre

University of Melbourne, Australia

Deadline: 10 June 2021

More information: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/904816/deputy-director-contemplative-studies-centre

Events and Workshops

‘A Manly Swot: Ezra’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats’

Ethel M. Wood Lecture by Prof. Charlotte Hempel

26 May 2021, online

More information: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/ethel-m.-wood-lecture-by-prof.-charlotte-hempel

Pre-modern Chinese Buddhist Texts: a translation workshop of readings from the Sinophone world

14 June 2021 – 16 June 2021, online

More information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/buddhiststudies/events/14jun2021-pre-modern-chinese-buddhist-texts–a-translation-workshop-of-readings-from-the-sinophone-w.html

National Graduate Student Workshop: Representing Belief

7-8 December 2021, online

Deadline (must be a Masters or PhD student): 30 Sep 2021  

More information: https://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/events/national-graduate-student-workshop-representing-belief-0

Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender

ICA 2021 Preconference Program

27 May 2021

More information: https://www.icahdq.org/page/ICA21PREPOSTCONF

“The Midwest at the Intersection of Past and Present”

Seventh Annual Midwestern History Conference

Panels of interest include:

  • Jews and Indigenous Peoples: Their Working and Personal Relationships
  • Religion
  • Race and Religion in the Arab American Midwest

26-27 May 2021, online

More information: http://www.midwesternhistory.com/2021-conference

“Religious practice in the time of the pandemic – challenges and opportunities. On a survey among Berlin religious communities in 2020″

The benefits and harms of religion: pandemic talks at the Institute for Religious Studies at Freie Universität Berlin 

28 May 2021, online

More information: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/termine/pandemie-gespraeche.html

“Buddhist perspectives on Corona / COVID-19. On the religious handling of the corona pandemic”

The benefits and harms of religion: pandemic talks at the Institute for Religious Studies at Freie Universität Berlin 

4 June 2021, online

More information: https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/termine/pandemie-gespraeche.html

Catholicism, Gender and Sexuality Symposium

8 June 2021, online

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/catholicism-gender-and-sexuality-symposium-tickets-156220294105

Decolonizing Buddhist Societies: An Old Tibetan Kingdom in New Local Sources

26 May 2021, online

More information: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xw389alhSMOvTeiiWPX0Uw

Awards

Robert J. McNamara Student Paper Award

Association for the Sociology of Religion

Deadline: 8 June 2021

More information: https://www.sociologyofreligion.com/lectures-papers/robert-j-mcnamara-student-paper-award/

Fellowships

Black Muslim Experiences Research Fellowship

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Deadline: 8 June 2021

More information: https://www.ispu.org/black-muslim-experiences-research-fellowship/

2021 BASR Teaching and Learning Fellowship

British Association for the Study of Religions

Deadline for applications/nominations: 1 June 2021

More information: https://basr.ac.uk/2021/05/12/2021-basr-teaching-and-learning-fellowship/

Selby Old Fellowship in Religious History of the Orthodox Christian Faith           

The University of Sydney Fisher Library, Australia

Deadline: 5 June 2021

More information: https://usyd.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USYD_EXTERNAL_CAREER_SITE/job/Darlington-Campus/Selby-Old-Fellowship-in-Religious-History-of-the-Orthodox-Christian-Faith_0080018-2

Grants

Regional Development Grants

American Academy of Religion

Deadline: 1 June 2021

More information: https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Who-We-Are-/Grant-Programs-/Regional-Development-Grants.aspx

Volunteer Positions

Call for AAR/OUP Book Series Editor – Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion

American Academy of Religion

Deadline: 15 June 2021

More information: https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Publications-and-News-/Newsroom-/News-/2021/03/Call-for-Series-Editor-Reflection-and-Theory.aspx

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