Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 7 February 2014

wordleWelcome to the sixth RSP Opportunities Digest for 2014. As ever, please remember that we are not responsible for any content contained herein unless it is directly related to the RSP. If you have any content for future digests, please contact us via the various options on our ‘contact’ page. If you are enquiring about any of the opportunities listed below, please contact the organizers directly.

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Those supplying calls for papers etc. must provide a link to external information, or a pdf containing the relevant information, otherwise we will not be able to include these in the digest.

Exhibition – Edinburgh Jews

Opens on Tuesday, June 4th 2013, at New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, and runs until Friday, April 4th 2014. Open to the public Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM.


Religion Knowledge – Discourse

Structured Doctoral Programme: Religion Knowledge – Discourse

Christian and Jewish Religious Conversions

Faculty of Humanities, School of History, and Department for Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa

Calls for Papers

Human-Animal Relationships in Religious Traditions

Dept. of Comparative Religion, University of Bonn, Germany.

25-27 September 2014. Deadline March 31 2014.

More information in the attached pdf.

Paul Tillich: Theology and Legacy

A conference in Oxford engaging with Tillich’s work. 14th-15th July 2014.

Deadline for Abstracts: 14 February 2014.

(Mis-)Representing Cultures and Objects

(Mis-)Representing Cultures and Objects: Critical Approaches to Museological Collections

University of Stirling, 16 May 2014.

Deadline for applications: 7 February 2014

Abraham’s Trials: Obedience and Rebellion

18-19 December 2014, University of Antwerp.

AAR Indigenous Religious Traditions Group

American Academy of Religion, San Diego, 22-25 November 2014.

Deadline 3rd March 2014.

Disability in Jewish Thought and Culture

Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of

the blind: Disability in Jewish Thought and Culture—2/disability-in-jewish/

Gender, Religion and the Atlantic World

Newcastle University, May 15, 2014

Religion & Crisis

BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group Annual Conference 2014

Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 July 2014, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Deadline extended to 17 February 2014.

Wandering Myths

Wandering Myths: Transcultural Uses of Myth in the Ancient World

Somerville College, University of Oxford,14-16 April 2014

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion


Research Associate – Islamic Studies

The University of Cambridge, Centre of Islamic Studies. Start date no later than October 2014. Two-year, fixed-term position. The successful candidate will design and conduct original research into Islam or Muslims in the UK or Europe.

Deadline 5pm, 3 March 2014.

Contact: Professor Yasir Suleiman, Centre of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA,

4 Jobs at the University of Copenhagen

Associate Professor in Hebrew and Modern Israel

Associate Professor in Migration Studies

Associate Professor in the History of Religions (1)

Associate Professor in the History of Religions (2)

Study on researchers post-PhD

The AHRC and British Academy are supporting a study to understand the issues faced by individuals in the period immediately following the award of their doctorate. Part of the study is a survey for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) asking them about their experiences. See here for the survey and more information:

Islamic Studies Pedagogy in Britain

Islamic Studies Pedagogy in Britain: Interrogating the Secular and the Sacred

4th March 2014, Multi-faith Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB