Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 30 January 2018

Welcome to the latest RSP opportunities digest! Here, you will find seven calls for papers, an essay prize, two conferences, and eight job opportunities.

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Call for Papers

CenSAMM: AI and Apocalypse

5–6 April 2018. Inside the Big Top at the Panacea Museum gardens, Bedford, UK

Extended deadline: 16 February 2018

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Topographies in Motion: Urban Movement and Mobility in Late Antiquity (4th to 6th Centuries)

4-5 October 2018. LMU Munich, Germany

Deadline: 23 February 2018

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Annual Meeting of EASSSR: Religiosity, Secularity and Pluralism in the Global East

3-5 July 2018. Singapore Management University, Singapore

Deadline: 28 February 2018

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2018 Graduate Student Conference Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process

13 April 2018. Syracuse University, USA

Extended Deadline: 3 February 2018

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IUAES 2018 Spirituality and Health: Epistemologies of Healing and the Ethnographic Encounter

16-20 July 2018. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Deadline:  28 February 2018

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American Academy of Religion, Sociology of Religion Unit Annual Meeting

November 17-20 2018. Denver, Colorado

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Conference on Religions and Medicine: From Antiquity to Contemporary Age 

5-9 June 2018. Velletri (Rome), Italy.

Deadline: 1 April 2018

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Essay Prize

Peter B. Clarke Memorial Essay Prize 2018

Deadline: 31 January 2018

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International Conference on the Birth of the Science of Religion: Out of the Spirit of Occultism

14-16 February, 2018. University of Fribourg, Switzerland

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Antropologia Storica e Letteratura Greca

16-17 February 2018. Pisa, Italy

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Postdoctoral and Phd positions at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity

Deadline: 2 March 2018

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Postdoc research and writing fellowships at the Department of Ethics, Law, and Politics 

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity

Deadline: 31 January 2018

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Postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Religious Diversity 

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity

Deadline: 12 March 2018

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Funded Ph.D. positions

Coventry University

Deadline: 16th February

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PhD scholarships in Sociology

The University of Sussex

Deadline: 12th March 2018

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The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) Competition 2018

University of Warwick

Deadline: 31st January 2018

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Lecturer of Sociology

The University of York

Deadline: 4th February 2018

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PhD projects in Theology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Classics

The University of Graz

Deadline: 15 April 2018

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