Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 3 October 2017

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2018 EASR Conference

Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions
16th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR)

17–21 June 2018, Bern, Switzerland

The 2018 EASR conference deadline for pre-arranged panels has been extended. The new deadline is on December 1, 2017.

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BSA Annual Conference 2018

British Sociological Association. The theme for the 2018 Annual Conference is – Identity, Community and Social Solidarity.

10-12 April 2018, Northumbria University, UK

Deadline 13 October 2017.

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BSA SOCREL 2018 Conference

Theme: Religion and Education

10–12 July 2018, University of Strathclyde, UK

Deadline: 11 December 2017

More information here (PDF)

Islam, Muslims, and education in Britain: A one day symposium

15 January 2018, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (Islam UK Centre), Cardiff University

Deadline for abstracts: 5th November 2017

More information here (PDF).

2018 Symposium Classicum Peregrinum

Theme Blessings and Curses in Antiquity

June 21-24 2018, Lonato del Garda, Italy

Deadline: 1 March 2018

More information here (PDF)


New Journal – The Journal of CESNUR

The first issue of The Journal of CESNUR has been published. It includes five articles on MISA, the Movement for Spiritual Integration into the Absolute (including one on their erotic movies), by J. Gordon Melton, PierLuigi Zoccatelli, Raffaella Di Marzio and Massimo Introvigne.

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Free Webinars

UK Data Service Webinars

The UK Data Service provide “the UK’s largest collection of social, economic and population data resources suitable for research and teaching.” To help you navigate the data that we hold we run introductory webinars on key data.

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