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ISAGRAM issue 182, March 2020

CONFERENCES

Feminist Approaches to Justice: Sexual Violence and
the Peace-to-War Continuum

UN Commission on the Status of Women
ISA Parallel event
New York, USA
March 11, 2020

Democracy in Crisis
International Social Theory Consortium
University of South Florida, USA
May 14-16, 2020
Abstracts March 15, 2020
 
Multidimensional Risks in the XXI Century
ISA TG04  – ESA RN22 Risk & Uncertainty
Joint Midterm Conference
Narni and Perugia, Italy
October 13-14, 2020
Abstracts: March 15, 2020

Law and Digital Society: Re-Imagining the Futures
ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Law
Lund University, Sweden
August 24-26, 2020
Abstracts: March 15, 2020

Max Weber Around the World
A Workshop in Commemoration of the 100th
Anniversary of his Death
Istanbul, Turkey
October 19-20, 2020
Abstracts: March 20, 2020

Culture, Politics, and Education in the Trump Era
Chicago Ethnography Conference
DePaul University, USA
April 25, 2020
Abstracts: March 25, 2020

 Rethinking the free time/work time divide
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France
October 8-9, 2020
Proposals: April 1, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

 The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems
Call for papers
Abstracts: March 30, 2020

 Oxford Handbook of the Power, Politics and Social
Work  

Call for papers
Abstracts: March 30, 2020

 Elgar’s Handbook of Global Aging and Welfare
Challenges

Call for papers
Abstracts: March 30, 2020

 Creating Mixed Communities through Housing
Policies: Global Perspectives

Call for papers
Special Issue of Journal of Urban Affairs
Abstracts: March 31, 2020

PRIZE

RC33 Best Paper Award and Best Paper by a Young
Scholar Award 2020

Research Committee on Logic and Methodology in
Sociology (RC33)
Submissions: March 31, 2020

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior
Sociologists

International Sociological Association
Nominations: March 31, 2021

FELLOWSHIPS

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences 2020
Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, Germany
July 20-30, 2020
Applications: March 22, 2020

4 Ad Astra PhD Scholarship
University College Dublin, Ireland
Applications: March 31, 2020

Travel Grant for Starting Scholars from Overseas
The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological
Society
Matsuyama University, Japan
October 31- November 1, 2020
Applications: April 16, 2020
JOB OPENINGS

Full-time Assistant Professor in International
Relations

Central European University
Vienna, Austria
Applications: March 31, 2020

New Journal Issue: Sociology of Islam Volume 8 (2020): Issue 1 (Feb 2020)

This issue will be comparative in scope on several dimensions: From regional identities to perception of Islam in a non-Muslim populated country; from religiosity and alcohol consumption to Islamic State;  from radical secularism to Islamic Nationalism and democracy in Turkey.  Contributions from a variety of disciplines that focus on assessing and explaining the role of Islam in diverse societies and countries.

Our next issue will be a special issue on “Science and Scientific Production in the Middle East” edited by Professor Eyman Shabana from Georgetown University.  

We will have another special issue soon: “Halal Economies in Non-Muslim Secular Countries” edited by Rano Turaeva and Michael Brose from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Please submit your article or proposal for a special issue: https://brill.com/view/journals/soi/soi-overview.xml  

Best to all, Tugrul

Sociology of Islam  Volume 8 (2020): Issue 1 (Feb 2020)

https://brill.com/view/journals/soi/8/1/soi.8.issue-1.xml

The Arabs and Iranians What Went Wrong? And Why?

By: Mahjoob Zweiri and Ismail Zahirovic

Pages: 1–16

Before isis: What Early America Thought of Islam

By: Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

Pages: 17–52

Religiosity, Social Influence, and Drinking Among Iranians

By: Bashir Tofangsazi

Pages: 53–79

The Problem of the Islamic State

By: Milad Dokhanchi

Pages: 80–109

From Radical Secularism to Islamic NationalismThe Historical Evolution of Politico-Religious Relationship in Turkey

By: Yang Chen

Pages: 110–126

Erdogan’s Train to Authoritarianism

By: Michael M. Gunter

Pages: 127–149

New book on “Faith-Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice”

Open-access volume edited by Jens Koehrsen and Andreas Heuser can be accessed via https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429351211

This book explores faith-based organizations (FBOs) in current developmental discourses and practice. It presents a selection of empirical in-depth case-studies of FBOs and assesses the vital role credited to FBOs in current discourses on development. The contributions stress the agency of FBOs in diverse contexts of development policy, both local and global. It is emphasised that FBOs constitute boundary agents and developmental entrepreneurs: they move between different discursive fields such as national and international development discourses, theological discourses, and their specific religious constituencies. By combining influxes from these different contexts, FBOs generate unique perspectives on development: they express alternative views on development and stress particular approaches anchored in their theological social ethics.

Socrel Response Day: Early Career bursaries now available

Thanks to a generous grant from the University of Nottingham, we are now able to offer a small number of bursaries to help support attendance at the Socrel Chair’s Response Day on March 20th.

Each bursary will be worth £50, and priority will go to PhD and early career scholars with an interest in teaching. If you aren’t sure if that’s you, get in touch and ask!

If you would like to apply for a bursary, please contact event organisers Dr Tim Hutchings (tim.hutchings@nottingham.ac.uk) or Dr Rachael Shillitoe (r.shillitoe@bham.ac.uk) to register your interest by MONDAY MARCH 2nd. Applicants will be contacted on Friday March 6th.

For call for papers, abstract submission and event registration please follow this link.

We look forward to seeing some of you in Nottingham next month!

Tim Hutchings
Assistant Professor in Religious Ethics, University of Nottingham

AASR February Newsletter

Call for Papers:

Conferences

Call for Abstracts for a Thematic Session on Humour and Religion, International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) in Bologna, Italy, June 29-July 3, 2020. If you are interested, please send an abstract/outline to Lina Molokotos-Liederman: mololied@gmail.com. Deadline: 20 Feb 2020

Perception and Reception of Persia research unit (EABS, Wuppertal, August 3rd-6th 2020). Submission deadline: 20 February 2020. More info

12th Annual International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) Conference, 24th – 27th June 2020, Braga, Portugal (Catholic University of Portugal). Abstract deadline 21 Feb 2020. More info

Worship and the Megachurch: Australasia and Beyond, 18-10 September 2020, Melbourne. Abstract deadline: 31 March 2020. More info

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2020. Proposal deadline 30 April 2020. More info 

Publications
Call for chapters on Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion, Gender and Sexuality. Deadline 31 April 2020. 

Call for papers on Religions special issue: Islamic and Muslim Studies in Australia.Deadline 31 May 2020. 

Call for papers on Religion & Ecology for a special issue of Religions. Deadline 31 May 2020.
Events
CISAC Islamic Studies Colloquium for 2020, 28 Feb 2020, 3-5pm, RSVP by 22 Feb. Online participation via Zoom. More info.
Job Opportunities
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Catholic Studies, Durham University

Professorship for Jewish Studies, University of Freiburg

Research Assistant in Jewish-Christian Relations in Past and Present, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Faculty of Theology

University Lecturer in Old Testament Studies, University of Helsinki

Lecturer in Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies
Australian National University, College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research and Outreach Associate (Fixed Term), Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge University

Research Associate. Islamic Art (Fixed Term), Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge University

Have you a new event, job opportunity or latest publication to share with AASR? Please get in touch with the AASR’s Communication Officer, Dr Enqi Weng, at enqi.weng@deakin.edu.au with details by mid of 2nd and 4th week of each month to be included in our newsletter. Thank you.  

Book: Beit-Hallahmi, B. Flesh and Blood: Interrogating Freud on Human Sacrifice, Real and Imagined. Leiden: Brill, 2019.

Fears and stories about an underground religion devoted to Satan, which demands and carries out child sacrifice, appeared in the United States in the late twentieth century and became the subject of media reports, supported by some mental health professionals. Looking at these modern fantasies leads us back to ancient stories which in some cases believers consider the height of religious devotion.

Horrifying ideas about human sacrifice, child sacrifice, and the offering to the gods of a beloved only son by his father appear repeatedly in Western traditions, starting with the Greeks and the Hebrews. Flesh and Blood: Interrogating Freud on Human Sacrifice, Real and Imagined, focuses on rituals of violence tied to religion, both imagined and real. The main question of this work is the meaning of blood and ritual killing in the history of religion. The book examines the encounter with the idea of child sacrifice in the context of human hopes for salvation.

https://brill.com/view/title/57029

SocRel Response Day: Teaching Religion- New Lower Rates

Please note that we have lowered our registration rates for the next SocRel Response Day, Teaching Religion (20/3/2020) at the University of Nottingham with guest speaker, Dr Dawn Llewellyn.

New rates are as follows:

  • BSA Member £5
  • SocRel Member £10
  • Non-member £15

For call for papers, abstract submission and event registration please follow this link: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/key-bsa-events/bsa-socrel-chair-s-response-day-teaching-religion/

RC22 Newsletter #21 posted on the Research Committee website

The ISA’s Research Committee on the Sociology of Religion has posted its latest newsletter on the RC website.  It contains a report and photos from the RC22 Mid-Term Conference in Accra, Ghana, a report from the pre-conference workshop on research design, notice about the deadlines for the July 2020 ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and other news.

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Download it at http://www.isa-rc22.org/Newsletters/RC22_Newsletter_21_Dec_19.pdf

AASR February Newsletter

Call for Papers:

Conferences:

Call for Abstracts for a Thematic Session on Humour and Religion, International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS) in Bologna, Italy, June 29-July 3, 2020. If you are interested, please send an abstract/outline to Lina Molokotos-Liederman: mololied@gmail.com. Deadline: 20 Feb 2020

Perception and Reception of Persia research unit (EABS, Wuppertal, August 3rd-6th 2020). Submission deadline: 20 February 2020. More info

12th Annual International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) Conference, 24th – 27th June 2020, Braga, Portugal (Catholic University of Portugal). Abstract deadline 21 Feb 2020. More info

Worship and the Megachurch: Australasia and Beyond, 18-10 September 2020, Melbourne. Abstract deadline: 31 March 2020. More info

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2020. Proposal deadline 30 April 2020. More info 

Publications:
Call for papers on Religions special issue: Islamic and Muslim Studies in Australia.Deadline 31 May 2020. Call for papers on 

Religion & Ecology for a special issue of Religions. Deadline 31 May 2020.
Events:
Place, Space and Religious Identity, 17-18 February 2020, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. More info
Job Opportunities:
Lecturer in Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies
Australian National University, College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research and Outreach Associate (Fixed Term), Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge University

Research Associate. Islamic Art (Fixed Term), Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge University
 
New Publications:
Alphia Possamai-Inesedy and Alan Nixon (2019)(eds). The Digital Social: Religion and Belief. de Gruyter.

Milad Milani (2019) ‘The “Sufism” of Monsieur Ibrahim‘, in Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam: Alternative Paths to Mystical Faith, edited by Sarwar Alam. Routledge: Abingdon.

Praveena Rajkobal (2020), The Sarvodaya Movement: Holistic Development and Risk Governance in Sri Lanka. Routledge: London.

Enqi Weng (2020), Media Perceptions of Religious Changes in Australia: Of Dominance and Diversity. Routledge: London.
Have you a new event, job opportunity or latest publication to share with us? Please get in touch with the AASR’s Communication Officer, Dr Enqi Weng, at enqi.weng@deakin.edu.au with details by mid of 2nd and 4th week of each month to be included in our newsletter. Thank you.  

Call for Papers: Extended Deadline – IRTP Conference 2020

12th Annual International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) Conference

24th – 27th June 2020, Braga, Portugal (Catholic University of Portugal)

Call for Papers extended until February 21, 2020 – Please note that this is a final deadline extension for abstract submission!

Should you require any additional information about the conference, please visit our conference website:  https://irtp.co.uk/

Call for papers:  http://irtp.co.uk/call-for-papers/

Abstract Submission:  http://irtp.co.uk/abstract-submission/