Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 7 September 2017

Please see below for details of 9 conferences/events, 2 scholarships, 3 jobs, and a journal call for papers. Enjoy!

Conferences and Workshops

Heidelberg Center for American Studies

Spring Academy on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion

March 19-23, 2018. Heidelberg, Germany

Deadline: 15 November 2017.

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The Birth of the Science of Religion Out of the Spirit of Occultism

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

February 14th-16th 2018.

Deadline: 15 October 2017.

More details (pdf).

Apocalypse in Art: The Creative Unveiling

Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM)

June 28 – 29, 2018. Inside the Big Top at the Panacea Museum Gardens, Bedford, United Kingdom

CenSAMM Symposia Series 2018 /

Abstracts are due by February 28, 2018.

AI and Apocalypse

Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM)

April 5 – 6, 2018. Inside the Big Top at the Panacea Charitable Trust gardens, Bedford, United Kingdom

CenSAMM Symposia Series 2018 /

Abstracts are due by December 31, 2017.

Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions

16th Annual Conference of the EASR / Regional Conference of the IAHR

17-21 June 2018, Bern, Switzerland

More information can be found at

The deadline for submission of pre-arranged session proposals: October 1, 2017.

Emergent Spheres of the Secular in Colonial Asia

26-28 September 2017, Leipzig University, Germany

For more information visit

Please register before 15 September if you want to participate as a listener.

Layers of Interpretation – Commentarial Practices Throughout Buddhist Textual Traditions

June 15-16, 2018, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.

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Islamic Education Summer School

24-26 September 2017, University of Warwick, UK

Registration will close on 14th of September.

Further details and registration:

Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective,

Milton Keynes, UK. Feb 19-21 2018.

Deadline: 30 October 2017.

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Programme of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation at the Research Library Gotha and the Gotha Research Centre of Erfurt University

Deadline: 15 October 2017

More details (pdf).

PhD scholarship in Biblical Studies

University of Tartu, Estonia

Application deadline: 30 September 2017

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Liverpool Hope University are seeking to employ a lecturer on an hourly-paid basis to teach a unit in Hinduism at 3rd year undergraduate level. The unit comprises a weekly lecture and seminar, taught on Mondays at 9.00-10.and 10.00-11.00. The teaching weeks are w/b 12.02.2018-02.04.2018 and 30.04 – 07.05. The unit is assessed by an examination question, marked by the lecturer. For further details please contact Dr. Peter McGrail, Head of Department –

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

American religions / religious traditions in the Americas, Elln University, USA

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow/PhD Studentships

The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham, UK seeks to appoint 1 Post-doctoral Research Fellow and to award 2 PhD studentships to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam (ALTERUMMA)’ project, led by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt. This interdisciplinary project investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. The project begins in January 2018 and will in the course of its five-year duration include four post-doctoral researchers and three PhD students.

The Research Fellow and PhD students will work on the first thematic area of the project which begins in January 2018. As part of this thematic area, the various ways in which Shii clerical authorities in Iran and Iraq have positioned themselves towards the modern nation-state are explored.

Further information about the project, see:


Entangled Religions


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