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Heritage Religion & Travel: Theoretical and Empirical Journeys
2015-10-01 to 2015-10-04
Çağ University, Tarsus, Turkey
This unique conference seeks to build on four decades of research on the relationship between Heritage, Religion and Travel and to advance new theoretical and empirical perspectives concerning this relationship. It also offers an interdisciplinary space for debate. Hence, and not coincidentally, the conference will be hosted in the ancient city of Tarsus in Turkey  ̶  a country that could be defined as at the crossroads of history, i.e. between east and west. It is a land deeply influenced by religious traditions of extraordinary variety and richness. It also has been the setting for the rise and fall of many cultures and entire civilizations. Drawing on the work of leading academics, we hope to evoke the depth and breadth of the importance of heritage and its connection to religion and new and old forms of travel and tourism. link

Conference on Islam in Russia
2015-10-15 to 2015-10-16
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
This conference will focus on what it means to be a Muslim in Russia today and how these meanings are reflected in Russian political life. Conference participants will examine the variety of Muslim identities in modern Russia and also consider the evolving role of Muslims in Russian history. link

2015 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) Annual Meeting
2015-10-23 to 2015-10-25
Newport Beach, California, United States
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion stimulates, promotes, and communicates social scientific research about religious institutions and experiences. Founded in 1949, SSSR fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among scholars from sociology, religious studies, psychology, political science, economics, international studies, gender studies, and many other fields. Its flagship publication, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, is the most cited resource in the field. link

2015 American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting
2015-11-21 to 2015-11-24
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
The 2015 Annual Meetings in Atlanta, November 21–24, hosted by the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, is the world's largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion. Academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours … more than 1,000 events take place during the Annual Meetings. The Annual Meetings Employment Center provides job seekers and employers a convenient, private setting for interviews. The Annual Meetings Exhibit Hall, with some 200 publishers exhibiting, is the best place to review the latest publications within the field. The Annual Meetings offers unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading scholars and scholarship within the field of religion. Register this spring to receive the best attendee rate and hotel selection, and join some 10,000 attendees who are expected to attend the 2015 Annual Meetings! link

Religious Phenomena within the textbooks at the end of the school cycle - Mediterranean area and comparisons outside
2015-12-02 to 2015-12-04
Université du Maine, Le Mans, France
The first Conference of the Institute for Religious Pluralism and Atheism (IPRA), with the cooperation of the European Institute of Religious Sciences (IESR), will make an inventory of how the history of religious phenomena is taught and will examine the complex processes of elaboration and reception of those discourses. Because of the amplitude of the corpus, only printed textbooks for students before the three years before their A-Level (or high-school diploma) will be taken into account. link

Regulating Religion: Normativity and Change at the Intersection of Law and Religion
2015-12-14 to 2015-12-15
National University of Singapore (Bukit Timah Campus), Singapore, Singapore
This workshop will engage emerging scholarship on the influence of religion on legal systems, both historically and currently, and vice versa. Regulation is our key focus. In simplest terms, we will consider how law regulates religion, and how religion responds to such regulations. The more complex question we ask is how the normativity becomes diversified and drives the regulatory dialectics between law and religion after the institutional development of the latter two. link