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Call for Communications: International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium – Religious facts and media

Religious Facts and Media
International and Interdisciplinary Conference
March 23-24, 2016
École Pratique des Hautes Études
Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités

This conference will open for discussion the processes and issues at stake related to
the mediatization of religion in a French society that largely considers itself to be
secular. It will focus on the mainstream news media, both in their conventional and
digital forms. It aims to encourage reflection about the mechanisms of information
production on religious facts and to question the specificity of the media coverage of
religious facts in France compared to foreign media practices.

Organized by Ph.D. candidates of the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (École
Pratique Des Hautes Études-CNRS) and of the Centre de Recherche Historique (École
des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales-CNRS), it is supported by the Campus

It is open to researchers, post-doctoral fellows and ph. D. candidates, French and
foreign, from all fields. Three sessions of communications will be followed by two
round tables that will gather academics, journalists as well as religious and
institutional actors : “Journalistical Practices and Deontology under the test of
Religious Facts” and “Place and Representations of the Religious and Laïcité in the media”.

Call for communications deadline October 1, 2015