Call for Papers: Research in Religion postgraduate and early-career conference

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Call for Papers
July 31, 2018
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Religious Studies and Theology, British History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Sociology

Research in Religion is a one-day interdisciplinary conference, organised by the University of Edinburgh and Queen's University Belfast. It seeks to bring together postgraduate students and early career scholars based in Scottish and Irish institutions, who research any aspect of religion and religious culture (whether in Scotland, Ireland, or the wider world). Through a series of papers and panels, the conference will explore the impact of religion in various local, national and international contexts, and will create a space for networking and the exchange of ideas in a lively and friendly environment.

Proposals are invited for twenty-minute papers or panels of up to three speakers from researchers currenly based in Scottish or Irish research institutions, who are working on any aspect of religion. Studies of 'religion' can encompass theological, philosophical, historical, literary, classical, artistic, musical, architectural, legal, geographical, cultural, anthropological and sociological perspectives. We would be particularly interested in papers that cover one or more of the following themes:

  • Religious networks - international and transnational
  • Religion and gender
  • Minority experiences of religion
  • Inter- and intra-religious conflict, tolerance and co-existence
  • The relationship between religion and national institutions
  • Religion and secularisation
  • Encounters between religions
  • Representations of religion and religious belief - sacred and profane
  • Religion and identity formation
  • Atheism and agnosticism

Abstracts of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note (150 words) should be sent to The deadline for abstracts is Tuesday, 31 July 2018.

Contact Info: 

Research in Religion is organised by Jo Thor (University of Edinburgh), Ryan Mallon (Queen's University Belfast) and Clare Loughlin (University of Edinburgh).