Race, Religious Freedom and Empire in Post- War Japan [transcript]

Race, Religious Freedom and Empire in Post- War Japan Podcast with Jolyon Thomas (11 May 2020). Interviewed by Brett Esaki. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock. Audio and transcript available at: Brett Esaki (BE): Welcome to sunny San Diego. I’m Brett Esaki, and I’m really excited to talk about your book today. So the book, Faking Liberties, […]

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 18 December 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week is jam-packed – you will find four journal call for papers, six conference call for papers, one funding, three PhD scholarships and fellowships, three courses and workshops and one event opportunities.  For the next two weeks the digest will be taking […]

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 13 February 2019

Welcome back to the latest edition of the Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will find twelve conference call for papers, two journal call for papers, and three event opportunities. Be sure to check out the more recent issue of Implicit Religion! The journal is edited by our very own David Robertson and includes an article by Vivian Asimos, whose recent RSP podcast on Slenderman and Online Mythology can found here. The journal can be viewed online at equinox! 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 35) 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.

New Directions in the Study of Scientology – A View from the Academy

Each of the scholars involved on this panel has raised some of the historical and contemporary challenges associated with studying Scientology (or, as they suggest, “Scientologies”) and their thoughts about potential directions forward in circumstances which can sometimes feel like a frustrating research impasse. To my mind, what has stood out most clearly across the […]

New Directions in the Study of Scientology

Scientology seems almost exclusively to be considered fair game (pun intended) for ridicule and criticism among New Religious Movements, and this may have much to tell us about the theoretical models scholars are using, and the institutional factors at play in the legitimisation of particular traditions in the academic and popular discourse. We discuss insider scholarship and the control of information; the Free Zone and the Church; strategic use of the category ‘religion’; and how we see scholarship developing in the post-Hubbard era

Religious Studies Opportunity Digest – 20 February 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will find four job, one database, two conference, two journal, and four conference call for paper opportunities .

This week’s opportunities digest is sponsored by the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements.

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 13 February 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will find one special issue journal, four conference calls for papers, two jobs and one lecture.

This week’s opportunities digest is sponsored by the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements.

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 23 January 2018

Welcome to the latest RSP opportunities digest where you will find details of two conferences, a seminar, and seven conference calls for papers. This week’s opportunities digest is sponsored by the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, whose advert for their 2018 conference season kicks off the calls for papers,…

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 16 November 2017

Welcome to the latest RSP opportunities digest – slightly delayed – where you will find details of five conference calls for papers, a day conference, an essay prize, and a new database. If you come across any opportunities of relevance to the global RS community, or if you want to promote anything yourself, then simply send an email to oppsdigest@religiousstudiesproject.com and we’ll see what we can do.

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 10 October 2017

Welcome to the latest RSP opportunities digest, where you will find details of five conferences, a seminar series, a journal call for papers, and doctoral studentships. Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up to support the RSP thus far through our Patreon (8 patrons) and PayPal options.

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 19 September 2017

Welcome to the latest RSP opportunities digest, where you will find three calls for papers, details of two conferences, and notices about assistant editor positions, funding, and an assistant professorship.

This digest is sponsored by the postgraduate taught programmes in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Many of the RSP team have been through the Edinburgh RS programme, which comes highly recommended.

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 7 September 2017

Please see today’s digest for details of 9 conferences/events, 2 scholarships, 3 jobs, and a journal call for papers. Enjoy!
Spring Academy on American Culture, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion

Black Religious Movements and Religio-Racial Identities during the Great Migration

In this podcast, Judith Weisenfeld talks to Brad Stoddard about her new book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Depression. In this book, Weisenfeld explores several social groups in the early 1900s who combined religious and racial rhetoric to fashion new identities.

Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest – 31 May 2017

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The Religious and Political Landscape in Peru: A Historic and Cautionary Tale

I can’t help but see the parallels between the Peruvian religious and political history which Fonseca outlines in his interview and the events currently taking place in the United States where religion and politics are more intricately entwined than ever before by a minority Far-Right Conservative Christian movement and its dominant media presence. This intriguing parallel makes Fonseca’s interview timely and important as history repeats itself.