UCSIA Summerschool 2017 'Between Market, State and Religion: Economic Realities, Social Justice and Faith Traditions'

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Summer Program
May 14, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, Humanities, Political Science, Religious Studies and Theology, Social Sciences

Call for papers - Between Market, State and Religion: Economic Realities, Social Justice and Faith Traditions- UCSIA Summer School, 27 Aug-2 Sept 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

3th UCSIA summer school on ‘Religion, Culture and Society: Entanglement and Confrontation’


Call for applications


2017 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society”

Sunday 27 August -  Saturday 2 September 2017

Antwerp, Belgium


It is the aim of the interdisciplinary UCSIA summer school to investigate the dynamic interaction between macro-level developments and bottom-up approaches in the fields of religion and culture and the way in which this interplay may induce innovative synergies and/or provoke new and old forms of confrontation.

This year, the central aim of the UCSIA summer school is to reflect upon the evolutions of economic markets interacting with specific political and socio-religious contexts through time and space. Focus is put upon the ways in which socio-economic evolutions such as globalization, the historical rise of capitalist economies and the idea of the self-regulating market interact with and affect socio-religious and cultural normative frameworks on both the level of governmental policy, economic stakeholders and the individual household. The present call invites paper proposals in which the broad topic of economic realities interacting with social contexts and faith traditions will be discussed from a diverse lines of approach, clustered around following subthemes:


  • Globalization, economic imperialism and social justice

  • Religious communities and economic values and production

  • Capitalism under construction: appropriation of capitalist producing and consuming


Guest lecturers are Prof. Dr. Jennifer Olmsted (Drew University, U.S.A; U.S. Department of Agriculture), Prof. Dr. Mayfair Yang (Department of Religious Studies and Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara), Dr. David Henig (School of Anthropology & Conservation, University of Kent, UK) and Prof. Dr. Paul Oslington (Alphacrusis College, Sydney, Australia)


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Participation and stay for young scholars and researchers are free of charge. Participants should pay for their own travel expenses to Antwerp.


You can submit your application via the electronic submission on the summer school website. The completed file as well as all other required application documents must be submitted to the UCSIA Selection Committee not later than Sunday May 14th 2017.


For further information regarding the program and application procedure, please have a look at our website: http://www.ucsia.org/summerschool.



Ellen Decraene

Project Manager


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2000 Antwerp - Belgium

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