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Networks and Religious Difference in Asian Buddhist Traditions
2015-04-03 to 2015-04-04
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States
We will examine how theories of networks and a focus on negotiations of perceived difference shed new light on Asian Buddhist traditions in a workshop to be held at Vanderbilt University on April 3-4, 2015. link

Religion, Violence, and Peace
2015-04-09 to 2015-04-11
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Our chief aim is to bring together multi-disciplinary scholars working on the topic of religion, violence, and peacemaking from historical as well as contemporary perspectives. link

Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions
2015-04-10 to 2015-04-12
University of Edinburgh, UK
The theme this year is ‘dialogue’, by which we mean discussion, conversation, debate, argument, and communication between and within the religious traditions of South Asia. Our purview includes both religions of South Asian origin wherever in the world they are being practised, and those of non South Asian origin present within South Asia. We welcome papers based upon all research methods, including textual, historical, ethnographic, sociological and philosophical. link

Shifting Boundaries: The Study of Islam in the Humanities
2015-04-11 to 2015-04-12
Burlington, VT, USA
We seek dynamic papers that connect Islamic Studies–which we define as broadly as possible–to broader critical concerns in the humanities and related social sciences. We are especially interested in papers that address or engage critical cultural studies and issues of the academy (metanarratives about studying Islam that incorporate theoretical concerns, the value of the humanities, or issues of pedagogy). We also welcome papers that address the broad categorical study of Islam; aspects of Muslim life, “culture,” or practice; or Islamicate literatures or histories. link

BRAIS - British Association for Islamic Studies 2015 Conference
2015-04-13 to 2015-04-15
Senate House, University of London, UK

Pre-arranged panels are particularly welcome on themes within the subject, such as: link

British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2015, Societies in Transition: Progression or Regression?
2015-04-15 to 2015-04-17
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
The aims of this conference are: to showcase the latest sociological research; to attract a concentration of international specialists in our major research fields; to provide a forum in which to discuss the teaching of sociology and the professional practice of being a sociologist; and to facilitate debate, networking and professional development opportunities. link

2015-04-16 to 2015-04-19
Minneapolis, MN, USA
The primary theme of the conference is “Contact and Exchange among Religious Groups.” link

. Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society
2015-04-16 to 2015-04-17
Berkeley, California, United States
'Social Movements and Faith'- Special Focus link

5th ESSWE Conference, Western Esotericism and the East
2015-04-16 to 2015-04-18
Riga, Latvia
Current understandings of esotericism as a predominantly Western, European and North-American, phenomenon are by no means self-evident. By placing “the East” at the center of attention, this conference intends to put a range of important issues on the agenda. link

The 32nd Annual Conference of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies - "religion, tradition and inter-faith relations in the Muslim world"
2015-04-17 to 2015-04-18
Villanova University in Villanova, PA, USA
The American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) plans to hold its 32nd annual conference on the topic, “Religion, Tradition and Inter-faith Relations in the Muslim world.” link

International Conference "Diasporic and Migrant Identities: Social, Cultural, Political, Religious and Spiritual Aspects"
2015-04-23 to 2015-04-24
Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
We would like to open up the floor for dialogue about diasporic and migrant identities and also establish a network of scholars and researchers working on these issues. We are hoping to offer an opportunity for exchange and discussion of ideas, theoretical and empirical findings, as well as methodological approaches focusing on diasporic communities of Bosniaks, Balkan Muslims, but also other communities whose work and experience could be compared to them. link

Empire, Socialism & Jews III: Revolution, Emancipation and Mass Politics, 1848-1867-1889
2015-05-28 to 2015-05-29
IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna
The conference, a third in a series, is part of a project for reconceptualizing the Austrian Empire's place in Central European history by focusing on the interaction of imperial institutions, the socialist movement and Austrian Jewry. This conference will focus on the transformations of the 1848 Revolutions, the 1867 Emancipation of the Jews, and the founding of the Socialist Party. Participants will seek to rewrite the Empire back into the national Austrian narrative. link

Spirit and Sentiment: Affective Trajectories of Religious Being in Urban Africa
2015-05-28 to 2015-05-30
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
We are particularly interested in contributions from anthropology, sociology, political science, urban studies, history, geography, and religious studies that are based on thorough empirical research and that highlight not only how religious idioms, practices and structures channel and articulate emotional and affective states, but also how they foment emotions and affect in their own way (e.g., in ritual and prayer, religious group formation and mass mobilization, and religious engagements with political and moral issues in contemporary society). link

Religions and Secularities in the Caucasus: New Configurations
2015-06-01 to 2015-06-02
Tbilisi, Georgia
This international conference will be dedicated to the reconfiguration of the religious and the secular in both North and South Caucasus within a quarter of century since the collapse of Soviet Union. These years have witnessed, on the one hand, new forms of religiosity and religious instrumentalization in politics, and, on the other hand, the reshaping of the discourses and practices of secularity. As in other parts of the world, in the Caucasus, the “religious” and the “secular” came to be perceived as the two opposed ideological paradigms, while in practice the boundaries between them have been unfixed and movable, both in the public and the private spaces. link

Fifth annual Conference on Information and Religion, New Technologies and Religious Communities
2015-06-04 to 2015-06-05
Kent State University, Ohio, United States
This call for proposals seeks original contributions in all areas related to information and religion. The conference theme invites participants to share their work in a variety of areas that might be called intersections of technology with religion and information. link

5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, Emotional geographies of faith, spirituality and religion
2015-06-10 to 2015-06-12
Edinburgh, Scotland
This conference follows on from four previous successful conferences and will bring together scholars from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds, third sector partners and creative practitioners to explore and discuss the role of emotion in shaping and in experiencing space and society. link

7th International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conferenc, Religion Spirituality Culture and Tourism
2015-06-10 to 2015-06-13
Girona, Spain
For more information please refer to the website. link

Christian Monasticism from East to West Monastic Traditions and Modernity in Europe International Conference
2015-06-17 to 2015-06-19
University of Graz (Austria)
This conference will provide the opportunity to sum up the situation of Christian monasticism in the delimitated but diversified geographic areas of Europe and to raise current issues according to each social context. Through debates started at this conference, the opportunity will be also given to initiate comparative reflections about these different monastic traditions. link

The 2015 CESNUR Conference
2015-06-18 to 2015-06-20
University of Tallinn (Estonia)
As the 2014 CESNUR conference in Waco, Texas focused on globalization and how religious movements adapt to external and societal changes, in 2015 we plan to discuss internal changes in the movements and religious innovation. With this theme in mind, we will welcome especially papers on recently born new religious movements, new forms of religious innovation, and on religious movements in Eastern and Central Europe, particularly in the Baltic Sea Region. link

The 33rd ISSR Conference
2015-07-02 to 2015-07-05
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
The theme of the conference will be "Sensing Religion". For more information please refer to the website. link

. Societies Beyond Borders? New Perspectives in Transnational Studies
2015-09-17 to 2015-09-18
University of Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France

The purpose of this gathering will be to pursue discussions about the directions new research is taking or could take, in terms of theory, methodology or choice of objects. The following areas will be privileged, although proposals falling outside these fields will also be considered if they promise to open new pathways in transnational studies more generally. link