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Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest – 15 April 2014

Welcome to this week’s opportunities digest!

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Calls for papers

Twice Upon a Time: Magic, Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses

June 26-27, 2014

Birmingham, UK

Calls for: abstracts

Deadline: April 25, 2014

More information

2014 Student Paper Prize in the Anthropology of Religion

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion

Calls for: papers for consideration

Deadline: October 24, 2014

More information (pdf)

Pellegrinaggio cristiano in Terrasanta 1291–1517 (“Christian Pilgrimages in the Holy Land 1291–1517”)

Calls for: abstracts and articles in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German

Time and location of event currently not available

Deadline: March 31, 2014 (abstracts), December 31, 2014 (articles)

More information (Italian, English)

BASR: Teaching and Learning panel

September 3-5, 2014

Calls for: abstracts

Deadline: May 1, 2014

More information (pdf)

Journal: Romani Studies

Liverpool University Press, Gypsy Lore Society Inc.

Calls for: articles

Deadline: N/A

More information

Conferences and events

Book launch: Giulia Pedrucci, “L’isola delle “madri” Una rilettura della documentazione archeologica di donne con bambini in Sicilia” and “L’allattamento nella Grecia di epoca arcaica e classica”

April 28, 2014 — 5 PM

Rome, Italy

More information (Italian)

The Marriage of Heaven and Earth: Images and Representations of the Sky in Sacred Space

Society for the Academic Study of Magic

June 28-29, 2014

Bath, UK

More information

Workshop: Playing God: Exploring the intersections between science, religion and entertainment media

May 31 – June 1, 2014

Manchester, UK

More information

Workshop: Advanced Methods: Multi-sited and Mobile Ethnography

May 28, 2014 — 6 PM

University of Sussex, UK

More information (pdf)

Jobs

Four postdoctoral positions

Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

Deadline: May 2, 2014

More information

University lecturer: History of Islam

L’Université de Lausanne, France

Deadline: April 30, 2014

More information (pdf, French)

Researchers – Statistics and Ministry Projects

The Church of England

London, UK

Deadline: April 21, 2014

More information

Professorship in Religious Studies

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Deadline: May 1, 2014

More information (pdf)

Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest – 1 April 2014

Welcome to this week’s opportunities digest!

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  • If you have questions regarding any of the opportunities listed, please contact the respective organizers directly.
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Calls for Papers

IAHR Erfurt 2015

August 23–29, 2014

Calls for: panels, papers, posters

Deadlines: September 14, 2014 (panels); December 15, 2014 (papers and posters)

More information

BASR Annual Conference 2014: “Religion, Art and Performance” and “the Cutting Edge”

September 3–5, 2014

The Open University

Calls for: panels, abstracts

Deadline: July 1, 2014

More information

Vernacular Religion, Folk Belief, and Traditions of the Supernatural

March 23–28, 2015

Calls for: abstracts

Deadline: August 30, 2014

More information

International Congress on Science and/or Religion: a 21st Century Debate

August 27–29, 2015

Sigmund Freud University and International Society for Science and Religion

Vienna, Austria

Calls for: abstracts, workshops, panels

Deadline: December 1, 2014

More information

Religion and the Natural Elements

Northwestern University, Evanston

October 24–26, 2014

Calls for: abstracts

Deadline: May 16, 2014

More information (pdf)

Human-Animal Relationships in Religious Traditions

September 25–27, 2014

Bonn University, Germany

Calls for: papers

Deadline: April 11, 2014

More information (pdf)

Workshop: Constitution Writing, Religion and Human Rights: An International Workshop

June 5-7, 2014

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Bielefeld, Germany

Calls for: abstracts

Deadline: April 7, 2014

More information

38th SPR International Annual Conference

September 5–7, 2014

University of York

Calls for: abstracts

Deadline: May 1, 2014

More information

Worlds Made of Heroes: On the 60th anniversary of the publication of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring

November 6–7, 2014

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Calls for: abstracts

Deadline: May 31, 2014

More information (pdf)

Conferences and events

Spalding Symposium Programme 2: 39th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions 2014

April 25–27, 2014

Luther King House, Manchester

More information

Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society

April 29–30, 2014

Universidad Nacional Costa Rica

More information

Religious History Association 2014 Conference

July 7–11, 2014

University of Queensland, Australia

More information

Ancient traditions and the current approaches of the scholars: many languages of today, for many cultures of the past

April 8, 2014

Venice, Italy

More information (pdf)

Exhibition with lectures: “Sotto gli auspici dell’archeologia”. Raffaele Pettazzoni: testi, documenti, reperti

(“Under the Auspices of Archaeology”. Raffaele Pettazzoni: Tests, documents, exhibits”)

March 29 – June 30, 2014

San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, Italy

More information

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

May 16, 2014

University of Stirling

More information

Jobs

Post-doctoral position: Religion and politics in the European Union

Institut d’Etudes Européennes

L’Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Duration: July, 2014–June, 2016

Deadline: May 15, 2014

More information

Grants

The Panacea Charitable Trust

General research areas: Biblical studies, theology, ecclesiastical history

Deadline: April 30, 2014

More information (pdf)

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Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 21 February 2014

wordleWelcome to the eighth 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.

To skip to specific content within this digest, please use the table of contents to the right of your screen. This digest has been significantly pared down to basic details and web links. We hope this meets with your approval. We are about to appoint a new editor for the digest, so expect some changes in the coming weeks.

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.

Conferences

Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality & Visual Culture

An International Conference at the University of Cambridge, 17-18 March 2014

http://www.visionsofenchantment.com/

Calls for Papers

EASA 2014

13th EASA Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), taking place in Tallinn, the beautiful capital city of Estonia, on 31st July – 3rd August, 2014.

http://www.easaonline.org/conferences/easa2014/cfp.shtml

Religion as Resource: Local and Global Discourses

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology Asia-Orient-Institute University of Tübingen Graduate Academy for Academics and Scientists (Excellence Initiative, DFG funded)

Convenors: Dr Vibha Joshi and Dr Andrea Luithle-Hardenberg

18-20 July 2014

Venue: Schloss Hohentübingen

See attached Word Document for more information. 

 

Workshops

Religious Indifference

The Emmy Noether Project “The Diversity of Nonreligion” is glad to be hosting a workshop on Religious Indifference in November 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

See attached Word Document for more information.

Studying Pentecostalism in a Transcultural Perspective

The Junior Research Group B21 “Transcultural Dynamics of Pentecostalism” at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” (Heidelberg University) welcomes applications for the interdisciplinary workshop “Studying Pentecostalism in a Transcultural Perspective” held at Heidelberg University from April 3 – 5, 2014.

http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/research/b-public-spheres/b21-transcultural-dynamics-of-pentecostalism.html

Jobs

Durham University

Lecturer in Theology and Ministry

https://ig5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_durham01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=85364,8671342386&key=85581532&c=239887689945&pagestamp=segndhkgiterbpxwio

Käte Hamburger Kolleg

Executive secretary for the online journal “Entangled Religions”,
part-time academic job, http://bit.ly/1fao3V2

Public relations manager, full-time professional job,
http://bit.ly/1bFjFP9

Studentships

Doctoral studentship

One doctoral studentship in the research project “Islamophobia in Germany, Poland and Russia, with Particular Attention to Its Christian Dimension”

Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University)

See attached Word Document for more information.

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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.

To skip to specific content within this digest, please use the table of contents to the right of your screen. This digest has been significantly pared down to basic details and web links. We hope this meets with your approval.

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. 

http://jewishstudies.div.ed.ac.uk/exhibition/

Studentships

Religion Knowledge – Discourse

Structured Doctoral Programme: Religion Knowledge – Discourse

http://zope.theologie.hu-berlin.de/phd-rkd

Christian and Jewish Religious Conversions

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

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=210238

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.

http://tillichoxford2014.wordpress.com

(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

http://misrepresentingcultures.wordpress.com/

Abraham’s Trials: Obedience and Rebellion

18-19 December 2014, University of Antwerp.

http://www.uantwerpen.be/ijs

AAR Indigenous Religious Traditions Group

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

Deadline 3rd March 2014.

http://papers.aarweb.org/content/indigenous-religious-traditions-group

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

http://www.uantwerp.be/en/rg/ijs/lectures-and-conferences/conferences-2013—2/disability-in-jewish/

Gender, Religion and the Atlantic World

Newcastle University, May 15, 2014

http://genderreligionatlantic.wordpress.com/

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.

http://www.socrel.org.uk

Wandering Myths

Wandering Myths: Transcultural Uses of Myth in the Ancient World

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

http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/Wandering-Myths.html

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=210435

Jobs

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, cis@cis.cam.ac.uk

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:

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/News/Pages/AHRC-and-British-Academy-Post-PhD-Study.aspx

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

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/=events/detail/2014/Seminars/AH/GEN905_University_of_Derby

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In this issue:

  • Calls for Papers
  • Conference Announcements
  • Jobs
  • Resources
  • Workshops

 


CALLS FOR PAPERS


 

Socrel / HEA Teaching and Studying Religion, 2nd Annual Symposium

Call for Papers

The 2012 Socrel / HEA Teaching and Studying Religion symposium will explore the theme: Religion and Citizenship: Re-Thinking the Boundaries of Religion and the Secular.

The symposium is organised by Socrel, the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group, with funding from the Higher Education Academy, Philosophy, and Religious Studies Subject Centre. Last year’s inaugural symposium was over-subscribed and therefore early submissions are encouraged.

Keynote speaker: Dr Nasar Meer, Northumbria University

Venue: BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London

Date:  13 December 2012

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Religions today are implicated in a wide variety of publics. From contests over the environment and democracy to protests against capitalism, religions remain important factors in political and public life across diverse, and interconnected, global contexts. A variety of diverse responses have been articulated to the so-called ‘return of religion’ in the public sphere, drawing into question relations between the religious, the non-religious and the secular. As scholars have developed new theoretical understandings of the terms of these debates and questioned how these are bound up with cultural conceptualizations of citizenship, education – in schools, universities and less formal educational contexts – has often been a site where contestations of the religious and the secular have been acutely felt.

The aim of this symposium is to consider the interrelation between conceptions of the religious, the secular, citizenship and education, and to explore how these issues affect the study of religion in higher education. We hope to attract presentations of sufficient quality to lead to an edited publication.

The day will be highly participative and engaged. The symposium will be organised as a single stream so that the day is as much about discussion as it is about presentation, and therefore the number of formal papers will be limited.

Papers are invited from students, teachers, and researchers in the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, geography, theology, history, psychology, political science, religious studies and others where religion is taught and studied. Empirical, methodological, and theoretical papers are welcomed.

Presenters will circulate a five-page summary of their paper before the day so that all participants can come prepared for discussion. Presentations will last 10 minutes and will be structured into three sessions, each followed by a discussant drawing out key points. The day will conclude with a discussant-led, focused panel discussion.

Key questions to be addressed may include, but are not limited to:

What are the relationships between the religious, the secular and the public sphere, and how do these affect the study of religion, in both universities and schools?

How do different historical constructions of religion and secularity shape understandings of the civil sphere and citizenship, and what are the implications of this for the study of religion?

Does the increased public visibility of religion in national and global contexts affect how we study it?

What is the role of religious education (school and/or university) in forming citizens and shaping understandings of citizenship?

Are there distinct regional, national or international conceptions of the secular?

Are there distinct regional, national or international conceptions of citizenship?

How do different disciplines approach and study these conceptions, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches?

Abstracts of 200 words are invited by September 15 2012. Please send these to: Dr Paul-François Tremlett p.f.tremlett@open.ac.uk

Costs: £36.00 for BSA/SocRel members; £45.00 for non-members; £20.00 for SocRel/BSA Postgraduate members; £25.00 for Postgraduate non-members.


 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM JOURNAL (BRILL)

Winter 2013 Volume 1

ISSN: 2213-140x E-ISSN: 2213-1418

The Sociology of Islam Journal (www.brill.nl/soi) invites article submissions for the first issue, which will be published in the Fall of 2012.

We are delighted to announce the founding of the peer-reviewed, academic journal, the Sociology of Islam (SOI) to be published by Brill once a year beginning in the Fall of 2012. Since Max Weber’s groundbreaking research on the sociology of religion, sociologists have grappled with aspects of religion both at the theoretical and empirical levels. While an increasing number of social scientists, particularly in recent decades, have employed innovative sociological frameworks for the study of Islam, this promising sub-discipline has so far lacked its own academic journal. The Sociology of Islam is intended to bridge this gap by functioning as an academic forum for the publication of innovative contributions to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. For the first issue of Sociology of Islam, we welcome article contributions that address theoretical dimensions of the sociology of Islam and Muslim societies. Submissions for this issue are expected to explore the importance of the sociology of Islam and the influential contributions, current trends and future prospects, and the competing sociological frameworks that apply to the study of Islam. Please email your draft article of 7000-10,000 words by no later than Monday October 3rd. The deadline for submissions to the first issue is October 3rd.

The sub-themes for the first issue are the following:

· Islamic Movements and Parties

· Islam and Capitalism/Neoliberalism

· Islam and Secularism

· Islam and Orientalism/Neo-Orientalism

· Sociology of Religion

· Social and Political Transformations in Muslim Societies

If you need further information, please do not hesitate contact us:

Contact: Tugrul Keskin or Gary Wood

Editor Email: sociologyofislam@yahoo.com

Our book review editors are:

Mustafa Gurbuz (mustafa.gurbuz@uconn.edu) and

Joshua D. Hendrick (jdhendrick@loyola.edu)

Best to all,

Gary Wood, Najm al-Din Yousefi and Tugrul Keskin


32nd ISSR Conference

RETHINKING COMMUNITY

RELIGIOUS CONTINUITIES AND MUTATIONS IN LATE MODERNITY

Turku-Åbo, Finland, 27-30 June, 2013

Conference website:

http://www.sisr-issr.org/English/Conferences/Conferences.htm

Call for papers:

http://www.sisr-issr.org/English/Newsletters/Network%20%28PDF%20and%20Word%29/Network%2043.pdf

Deadlines: October 31st 2012:

-Abstracts of proposed papers for the Thematic Sessions (STS) and

Working Groups (WGT), to be sent to the SESSION ORGANISER(S)

-Abstracts of proposed papers for the Thematic Sessions of the New

Researchers Forum (NRF) and Miscellaneous papers (MPL) for the NRF, to

be sent to the Session Organiser

-Abstracts of Miscellaneous Papers (MPL) to be sent to the GENERAL SECRETARY

Financial support available.

The conference languages are English and French.

Important notice: Organisers of Thematic Sessions (STS) and Working

Groups (WGT) and Presenters of papers have to be members of the

International Society for the Sociology of Religions (ISSR). Each

participant may only present one paper at the conference.

Submission details available in the full call for papers:

http://www.sisr-issr.org/English/Newsletters/Network%20%28PDF%20and%20Word%29/Network%2043.pdf


Title: CFP: The Future of Holocaust Studies

Date: 2012-11-16

Description: CFP: The Future of Holocaust

Studieshttp://thefutureofholocauststudies.wordpress.com/

Southampton and Winchester 29-31 July 2013 As we approach the

70th anniversary of the liberation of the camps in 2014 and

2015, the era of the living witnesses to the events of the

Holocaust is drawing to a close. …

Contact: thefutureofholocauststudies@gmail.com

URL: thefutureofholocauststudies.wordpress.com/

Announcement ID: 195786

 http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=195786


Title: Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2013

Date: 2012-12-01

Description: ACERP 2013 is to be held from March 28 – 31 2013, at

the Ramada Osaka Hotel, Osaka, Japan. CONFERENCE THEME:

“Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma” Being

connected through social networking sites has become an

accepted form of communication in today’s digitalized world.

People can s …

Contact: acerp@iafor.org

URL: acerp.iafor.org/

Announcement ID: 195712

 http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=195712


Title: 3rd Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

(March 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

Date: 2013-03-07

Description: 3rd Global Conference Spirituality in the 21st

Century Thursday 7th March Saturday 9th March 2013 Lisbon,

Portugal Call for Presentations: The contemporary study of

spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have

come not only from the more traditional areas of religious

scholarshipth …

Contact: s21-3@inter-disciplinary.net

URL:

www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/spirituality-in-the-21st-century/call-for-papers/

Announcement ID: 195722

 http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=195722


CONFERENCES


 

INFORM Seminar XLIX

CHANGING BELIEFS AND SCHISMS

IN NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,

London School of Economics, Saturday 1 December 2012

 

http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/mapsAndDirections/howToGetToLSE.htm

To register: WE ARE NOW TAKING PAYPAL BOOKINGS: www.inform.ac/seminar-payment

(Inform@lse.ac.uk; 020 7955 7677).

Tickets (including buffet lunch, coffee and tea) paid by 12 November 2012 cost £38 each (£18 students/unwaged).

NB. Tickets booked after 12 November 2012 will cost £48 each (£28 students/unwaged).

 

A limited number of seats will be made available to A-Level students at £10 before 12 November 2012 (£20 after 12 November). A party of 5 or more A-Level students from one school can include one member of staff at the same price.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

The presence of speakers on an Inform programme does not mean that Inform endorses their position.

The aim of Inform Seminars is to help participants to understand, or at least recognise, different perspectives.

For Inform’s codes of practice see www.Inform.ac

9.30-9.50 Registration and coffee

9.50-10.00 Welcome and Introduction

10.00-10.25 Eileen Barker (Professor Emeritus, LSE; Chair & Honorary Director, Inform)

“Re-vision and Division in New Religions: Some Introductory Remarks”

10.25-10.50 Claire Borowik (Co-Director of the Worldwide Religious News Service, and member of The Family International)

“The Family International: Rebooting for the Future”

10.50-11.15 J. Gordon Melton (Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Baylor University)

“When Science Intervenes—Revising Claims in the New Age”

11.15-11.45 Coffee

11.45-12.10 Pat Ryan and Joe Kelly (International Cultic Studies Association; ex-members of TM and Society of Divine Love)

“Transcendental Meditation and Swami Prakashananda Saraswati”

12.10-12.35 Susan Palmer (Lecturer in Religious Studies, Dawson College / Concordia University)

“Dr. Malach Z. York’s Spiritual Divagations”

12.35-13.00 Masoud Banisadr (PhD in chemical engineering and engineering mathematics, and former member of MEK)

“The Metamorphism of MEK (Mujahedin e Khalgh) and its Schism”

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.25 James Tong (Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles)

“The Re-Invented Wheel: Revisioning and Diversification in the Falun Gong, 1992-2012”

14.25-14.50 Mike Mickler (Professor of Church History, Unification Theological Seminary)

“The Post-Sun Myung Moon Unification Church”

14.50-15.15 Eugene Clay (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Arizona State University)

“Mother of God Derjavnaja / The New Cathar Church”

15.15-15.45 Tea

15.45-16.10 Eugene Gallagher (Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College)

“The Branch Davidians”

16.10-16.35 Massimo Introvigne (Lawyer and Managing Director of CESNUR (Center for Studies on New Religions), Turin)

“Mormon Origins – Revisionism or Re-Interpretation?”

16.35-17.15 Panel Discussion

Please access the attached hyperlink for an important electronic communications disclaimer: http://lse.ac.uk/emailDisclaimer


JOBS


Carnegie Mellon University – Tenure-track position in Anthropology

and History

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=44762>


Freiburg University – 8 Doctoral Positions, available from 1 December

2012

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=44760>


University of Saskatchewan – Special Lecturer, Islamic Studies

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=44778>


Washington University in St. Louis – Assistant Professor, Modern

Arabic Literature and Culture

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=44766>


Bar Ilan University – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Polish Jewish

History

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=44763>


University of Saskatchewan – Instructor, South / Southeast Asian

Buddhism

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=44777>


Job offer

Where?

Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 980 „Episteme in Motion. Transfer of

Knowledge from the Ancient World to the Early Modern Period“ in Berlin,

Germany (www.sfb-episteme.de)

How long for?

Postdoc; fixed-term contract, ending 30 June, 2016 (E 13 TV-L FU)

Job description:

The candidate is requested to analyze ancient texts on ascetic ways of

life, with special regard to modes of personal and non-personal knowledge

transfer. The texts are to be explored with a focus on the main research

questions of the SFB. The successful candidate is expected to contribute

to the teamwork within the SFB network.

Requirements:

Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Comparative Literature, Classics, History or a

comparable subject

Assets:

Willingness to engage in intense interdisciplinary collaboration within

the SFB network. Beneficial would be experience in Cultural Studies and

Literary Studies.

To apply, please send all relevant materials (cover letter, CV, etc.) and

a short statement of motivation until 30.07.2012 to Prof. Dr. Almut

Barbara Renger. Please indicate job-reference SFB980/2012/C02/Postdoc.


International Consortium for Research in the Humanities, University

Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany – Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships –

Call for Applications

<http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=44801>


  1. LECTURER (specialism open)/ ACADEMIC ADVISOR (Partnerships)

Full Time Permanent

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is seeking to appoint

a highly qualified and research active academic to work as part of the

Departmental Partnerships Team, which is responsible for overseeing an

expanding area of collaborative provision. The post-holder will also

be expected to deliver high quality teaching and research supervision

in their area of specialism as a full member of a large and thriving

academic department. The post is open to candidates with any area of

specialism within Theology and Religious Studies; applicants with

expertise in New Testament, Christian Theology, Church History or

Jewish Studies are especially welcome.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in a discipline of Theology

and Religious Studies with a record of research and publications

commensurate with his or her experience.  He or she will have a sound

understanding of QA and academic processes as they relate to

collaborative provision, be highly motivated and resourceful, and have

a demonstrable ability in academic administration.

Further details here: http://www.chester.ac.uk/node/14483

  1. Lecturer in Christian Studies, fixed Term Contract until September

2013 (0.5fte)

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is seeking to appoint

a highly qualified and research active academic to develop new

undergraduate programmes in Church Schools Studies and Religious

Literacy. The post-holder will also be expected to deliver high

quality teaching and research supervision in their area of specialism

as a full member of a large and thriving academic Department. Research

areas relevant to the post might include Religious Education, Public

Theology, Practical Theology, Contextual Theology, or Religious

Studies with a focus on Christianity.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or Professional Doctorate in

a discipline of Theology and Religious Studies with a record of

research and publications commensurate with his or her experience.  He

or she will have the ability to contribute to programme development

and curriculum design, be highly motivated and resourceful, and have a

demonstrable ability in academic administration.

Further details here: http://www.chester.ac.uk/node/14480


RESOURCES


Dear colleagues

With Religion and Society programme ‘impact’ funding we have made six digital stories about how children (aged between 6 and 13) learn to be Muslims. This is a spin-off from our grant ‘Religious nurture in Muslim families’ and the stories are primarily for use in education. We had primary and secondary schools in mind, but they could also spark discussion in university classes, so feel free to use them and pass them on to other.

The digital stories can be found here:

http://vimeo.com/channels/learningtobeamuslim

An accessible summary of project findings can be found here:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/research/researchprojects/religiousnurture/publications/research%20findings.pdf

Best wishes

Jonathan Scourfield


WORKSHOPS


Title: Identity, Religion and Ethnicity: New Patterns, Realities,

and Pitfalls, 29 November 2012, Istanbul

Date: 2012-08-10

Description: Identity, Religion and Ethnicity are three terms

interrelated and become all important issues in the European

Union and its neighbourhood. The socio-economic transformations

of societies resulting from immigration and emigration of

people, mindsets, symbols are forcing the change on identity

and cit …

Contact: erkan.toguslu@soc.kuleuven.be

URL: www.gcis-kuleuven.com/workshops/

Announcement ID: 195741

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Title: Workshop on the Reception of Josephus by Jews and

Christians from Late Antiquity to 1750

Date: 2013-01-07

Description:  Applications are invited to participate in this

workshop to be held at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish

Studies on January 7-8 2013. Bursaries to cover travel expenses

and accommodation will be available for selected participants.

The workshop will be the first in a series as part of a proje

Contact: registrar@ochjs.ac.uk

URL: www.ochjs.ac.uk

Announcement ID: 195818

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