Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 29 September 2020

Welcome to another edition of the Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! In this edition, you will find four journal call for papers, one call for essays, five conference calls for papers, one online event, two PhD positions, one grant, and one graduate studies opportunities.

Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up to support the RSP thus far through our Patreon and PayPal options. We are aiming for 100 patrons (currently 42!) to fund planned developments over the coming year. See our donations page for details of how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

Journal Call for Papers

“Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World II”

Open Theology

Deadline: 31 December 2020

More information (PDF)

‘Religion, Law and Politics

Religions Special Issues

Deadline: 18 December 2020

More information:

Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”

Journal of the Contemporary Study of Islam

Deadline: February 2021

More information:

Emic Categories and New Paths / Case Studies in the Scholarly Use of Indigenous Concepts

Thematic issue of Religions

Deadline for proposals: 1 February 2021

More information:

Call for Essays

Religion and Horror Comics

Religion and Comics series, published by Claremont Press

Deadline 1 December 2020

More information:

Conference Calls for Papers

45th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR)

11-12 December 2020 via Zoom

Deadline: 31 October 2020

More information:

36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference

12-15 July 2021. Taipei, Taiwan

Call for papers: 1 October to 15 November 2020

More information:

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy

8-10 December 2021. Canberra, Australia

Proposal deadline: 21 May 2021

More information:

British Muslims and Covid-19: Impacts, Experiences and Responses

A free MBRN online symposium

8 December 2020

Deadline for abstracts: 30th October 2020

More information:

Critical Research on Religion

11 -14 June 2021. Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland

Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2021

More information (PDF)

The Intercultural Education in an Age of Information and Disinformation Conference

June 27-30, 2021. The Kibbutzim College of Education (KCE) & The MOFET Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel

Deadline: 25 October 2020

More information:

Online Events

Religion and Politics Public Seminar Series with the University of Chester

Once a month beginning 14 October 2020

More information (PDF)

PhD Positions

1 PhD fellowship with the project Total Devotion – Passions and Plots in Radical Religion in the Ancient World

Funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark

Deadline for applications: 1 October 2020

More information:

PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities

Open University, UK

Deadline: 12 January 2021

More information:


Call for Proposals: Course Development Grants in Science and Theology

University of St Andrews 

Deadline: 31 October 2020

More information:

Graduate Studies

Funded PhD and MPhil Positions

Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Australia

Deadline: 18 October 2020

More information: