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AASR April Newsletter

Open Access to Journal for the Academic Study of Religion

Issues of the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion in the last 12 months are now open access during the COVID-19 crisis. The most recent issue of the JASR is also available. It is a Special Issue on Religion Studies Autobiographies. Stay safe and well during these challenging times. 

Call for Papers:

Conferences

  • 3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2020. Proposal deadline 30 April 2020. More info
  • ‘Politics in the Age of Disruption and Realignment’, Australian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference, 21-23 September 2020, Macquarie University, Sydney. Abstract deadline 4 May 2020. More info.

  Publications

Deadline Extension: CFP Bloomsbury Handbook in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

Proposals Due: June 30th 2020

We are seeking papers for a new peer-reviewed edited volume, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion, Gender, and Sexuality. The aim is to generate a globally diverse, interdisciplinary and intersectional collection that captures emerging and contemporary themes and questions for the study of religions, genders, and sexualities.

We are looking for in-depth, scholarly essays, from a range of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary perspectives (conceptual and empirical). The Handbook aims to be a reference point for scholars and students searching for innovative engagements with critical issues relating to religion, gender, and sexuality.

We are seeking…

  • to raise future-forming questions and provocations for religions, genders, and sexualities;
  • to represent themes and issues emerging from broad geographical contexts;
  • to explore religion and spirituality within and beyond institutional and historical settings;
  • to promote the intersectional analyses of religion, gender, and sexuality with different identities and social locations such as race, nationalism, embodiment, class, economic status, and disability/ableness;
  • to advocate that religion is significant for gender, feminist and women’s studies, and is a crucial social and political force in everyday life.

Suggested topics

This is, genuinely, an open call for papers, and indicative topics can include but are not limited to:

  • politics and activism
  • migration, diaspora, and transnational networks
  • material cultures and products
  • texts (literatures, scriptures, digital media, archives, documents, popular culture, arts, visual cultures, for example)
  • well-being and healthcare
  • the body and embodiment
  • intimacies and relationships
  • individual, communal, and social identities
  • practices, beliefs, and experiences
  • violence, oppressions and emancipations
  • technologies
  • spaces

Proposals

Proposals for chapters between 8,000 – 10,000 words (depending on the topic)

Please send proposals to all three editors: d.llewellyn@chester.ac.uk  sh79@soas.ac.uk  sonya.sharma@kingston.ac.uk

Please including the following:

  • name, affiliation (if relevant), and any other helpful information
  • an abstract (max 200 words)
  • a proposal (max 1000 words)
  • anticipated word count for completed chapter

We welcome contributions from independent scholars, authors at all career stages and collaborative pieces. Please do feel free to contact the editors with any questions, at any stage.

Deadlines

Proposals Due: June 30th 2020
Acceptance Response: September 30th 2020
Contributors’ Chapters Due: April 30th 2021

12th QQML International Conference turned into virtual (Abstract / Paper submission)

Late submission Deadline of new Abstracts: 25th April

The 12th QQML International Conference was about to take place in Barcelona next May 26-30, but due to the global pandemic of the COVID-19 and following from the one hand the instructions from the WHO and the other hand requests from many colleagues, we have decided to turn the conference into a virtual form (www.qqml.org )

In the difficult times we are experiencing and bearing in mind that we have to turn the disadvantage into advantage we strongly believe that this is a unique opportunity to resist against the difficulties that emerged.

We are in front of the new challenges, a new historical frame, and new conditions of life.

In these conditions, we call you to submit your Abstract or Paper (http://qqml.org/call-of-proposals/ ) and register to the Virtual Conference, filling in the form in the conference website (http://qqml.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RegistrationFormQQML2020-virtual.pdf ) and emailing it at the following e-mail address: secretar@isast.org

Registration fee includes: License for virtual software download and participation in all virtual sessions, e-book of abstracts and e-posters, power points of presentations, full paper publication in the QQML Journal.

Please register as soon as possible to arrange the communication and the tests that should be done early. The deadline of the early registration extended to 25 April including the corresponding reduced fees for the virtual.

CFP: Special Issue "Islamic and Muslim Studies in Australia"

Special Issue Information: See online CFP at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/Australia_muslim

Dear Colleagues,

The growth of Muslim populations globally, in the Asia–Pacific region, and in Australia means Islamic and Muslim studies in Australia are increasingly important. Over the past two decades, Islamic and Muslim studies in Australia have grown along with some notable contributions to the scholarly literature, including the Melbourne University Press Islamic Studies Series. However, research on Islam and Muslims in Australia tends to receive less attention than in other Western countries. This Special Issue will contribute to filling this gap.

The aim of this Special Issue of the open-access journal Religions is to showcase some of the most important research currently being undertaken in Islamic and Muslim studies in Australia. The papers will address the challenging and often unprecedented phenomena concerning Islam and Muslim Australians that have developed particularly since the turn of the century. Scholars in the fields of Islamic and Muslim studies are invited to submit papers on Islamic religious thought and practice; Islamic groupings and organisations; migration, settlement and integration; citizenship and belonging; social cohesion and intercommunity relations; Islamophobia, radicalisation and extremism; national and community security; and other issues concerning the historic and contemporary conditions, experiences and representations of Islam and Muslims in Australia.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halim Rane
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Conference CFP: Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy

“Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988” (detail) by Mo Xiangyi and Wang Jingwen (1988), National Museum of Australia, used with permission.

Date & time: Tue 08 Dec 2020, 9am – Thu 10 Dec 2020, 9pm

Location: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian National University

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy

Forms of human movement including global immigration, asylum-seeking, climate migration, and the internal migration accompanying mass urbanisation, have radically altered religious cultures around the world, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of this 3rd ANU Religion Conference is to explore the various phenomena related to religion and migration; the political and social transitions impacting upon the transnational religiosity of contemporary communities.

Key dates

  • Proposal deadline:  21 June 2020
  • Notification:  30 June 2020
  • Registrations open:  14 July 2020
  • Registrations close:  10 September 2020
  • Conference:  08-10 December 2020

3rd ANU Religion Conference Committee    

For more information, see: https://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/events/religion-and-migration-culture-and-policy-0

CFP for the Bloomsbury Handbook in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

Please find below the CFP for the Bloomsbury Handbook in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality. Due to the UK strikes and the current global health crisis, we have extended the deadline. I’d be grateful if you could pass around your networks and do get in touch if you have any questions!
Warmest wishes,
Dawn

CFP: Bloomsbury Handbook in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

We are seeking papers for a new peer-reviewed edited volume, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion, Gender, and Sexuality. The aim is to generate a globally diverse, interdisciplinary and intersectional collection that captures emerging and contemporary themes and questions for the study of religions, genders, and sexualities.
We are looking for in-depth, scholarly essays, from a range of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary perspectives (conceptual and empirical). The Handbook aims to be a reference point for scholars and students searching for innovative engagements with critical issues relating to religion, gender, and sexuality.
We are seeking…

  *   to raise future-forming questions and provocations for religions, genders, and sexualities;
  *   to represent themes and issues emerging from broad geographical contexts;
  *   to explore religion and spirituality within and beyond institutional and historical settings;
  *   to promote the intersectional analyses of religion, gender, and sexuality with different identities and social locations such as race, nationalism, embodiment, class, economic status, and disability/ableness;
  *   to advocate that religion is significant for gender, feminist and women’s studies, and is a crucial social and political force in everyday life.

Suggested topics: This is, genuinely, an open call for papers, and indicative topics can include but are not limited to:
  *   politics and activism
  *   migration, diaspora, and transnational networks
  *   material cultures and products
  *   texts (literatures, scriptures, digital media, archives, documents, popular culture, arts, visual cultures, for example)
  *   well-being and healthcare
  *   the body and embodiment
  *   intimacies and relationships
  *   individual, communal, and social identities
  *   practices, beliefs, and experiences
  *   violence, oppressions and emancipations
  *   technologies
  *   spaces

Proposals
Proposals for chapters between 8,000 – 10,000 words (depending on the topic)

Please send proposals to all three editors:

  1. d.llewellyn@chester.ac.ukmailto:d.llewellyn@chester.ac.uk 
  2. sh79@soas.ac.uk<mailto:sh79@soas.ac.uk>
  3. sonya.sharma@kingston.ac.uk<mailto:sonya.sharma@kingston.ac.uk>

Please including the following:
  *   name, affiliation (if relevant), and any other helpful information
  *   an abstract (max 200 words)
  *   a proposal (max 1000 words)
  *   anticipated word count for completed chapter

We welcome contributions from independent scholars, authors at all career stages and collaborative pieces. Please do feel free to contact the editors with any questions, at any stage.

Deadlines
Proposals Due: June 30th 2020
Acceptance Response: September 30th 2020
Contributors’ Chapters Due: April 30th 2021

Call for Abstracts “Religious Fundamentalism: New challenges in Theory and Empirics across Religions and Cultures“

International and interdisciplinary workshop at Cluster of Excellence “Religion & Politics”, University of Munster, Germany

Date: October 16th – 17th, 2020

The project team “Religious Fundamentalism” at Cluster of Excellence “Religion & Politics”, chair of sociology of religion at University of Munster (Germany) organizes a workshop on “Religious Fundamentalism: New Challenges in Theory and Empirics across Religions and Cultures“.

The central aim of this workshop is to create a platform of interaction and dialogue between the project team of the Cluster of Excellence (see below) and external experts in the field of religious fundamentalism. By taking part in presentations and discussions, the participants will not only get a deep insight into research on fundamentalism in various world religions and cultural contexts but will also receive constructive feedback from this team of experts for his/her own studies.

Recent contributions to the field have been challenging common definitions, measurements, as well as explanatory approaches of religious fundamentalism especially against the backdrop of various world religions and of an increasing globalized world. On one hand, this calls into question the relationship between religious traditionalism, fundamentalism, and (acceptance of) violence. On the other hand, research on religious fundamentalism beyond Christianity and Islam as well as beyond the North-American and Western-European context is usually neglected. In this workshop, we want to bring experts together, who contribute to these contemporary issues of fundamentalism research from a theoretical or an empirical perspective.

With this announcement, we want to call for abstracts from scholars, who are highly motivated to present and discuss their scholarly work by participating in a two-day interdisciplinary and international workshop of experts in this field. We are interested in both papers that deal with the phenomenon of fundamentalism on a theoretical level and papers that empirically approach the phenomenon on the basis of (a) selected case(s). Contributions from sociology, psychology, religious studies, political science, theology, or related fields are highly welcome. With this workshop, our objective is to constitute a starting point for future collaborations and dialogue from which the participants can sustainably benefit (e.g., future research projects, publications).

Together with a CV, a convincing abstract of a maximum of 500 words is requested by April 15, 2020 and should be submitted by email to:

  • Dr. Sarah Demmrich, project leader of “Religious Fundamentalism“ at Cluster of Excellence “Religion & Politics“: kabogan@uni-muenster.de

Successful applicants are going to be informed shortly after. All expenses for attendance, travel, and accommodation of accepted participants are going to be covered by the project. For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the project leader. We are looking forward to your applications.

With our very best regards,
Dr. Sarah Demmrich
Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack
Dr. Olaf Müller

Call For Papers Extended Deadline – AAA 2020 Meeting: Laboring Hearts: Religion, Humanitarianism, and Volunteering in Uncertain Times

Abstract deadline extended to April 8, submit to Tatiana Rabinovich (trabino@ncsu.edu).

Please consider submitting an abstract for the proposed panel “Laboring Hearts: Religion, Humanitarianism, and Volunteering in Uncertain Times” at the AAA Meetings in St. Louis, MO, Nov 18-22, 2020.

This panel is organized by Dr. Tatiana Rabinovich (North Carolina State University) and Dr. Alisa Perkins (Western Michigan University). Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.  Please send your abstract to Tatiana Rabinovich (trabino@ncsu.edu) by April 8. We will let you know if your paper has been selected for inclusion in the panel by April 13. Please see description below. We would be happy to answer any questions about the panel as it develops.

In times when many states are redefining their social responsibilities and embracing austerity, individuals are often called upon to help vulnerable populations by giving  their time, money, and labor to help those in need. Some who respond to these calls are driven by faith. This proposed panel studies intersections between religion, social justice, and power to understand the kinds of ethical subjectivities that are constituted through faith-driven volunteering, charity, and humanitarian work, broadly defined. The goal is to theorize how faith-inspired giving of time, resources, expertise, and labor illuminates the exigencies of late capitalism, as it pertains to citizenship, belonging, justice, and collective life. We will examine how political mobilizations, moral economies, and social imaginaries emerge from faith-inspired social justice work. We will analyze how those who give in the name of faith carve out spaces and resources for themselves and precarious others in ways that forge connections between the material and affective; the personal and political; and the intimate and global. We are interested in faith-driven giving practices that are structured by religious institutions or faith traditions, as well as those shaped within secular contexts and agencies. We welcome papers from scholars working  on a wide range of topics across the globe. 

The 25th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion – Call for Papers deadline extended

The planning committee for The 25th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion is monitoring the situation and development for the Corona virus closely, and will be following all the recommendations concerning travel and public events given by Swedish authorities. We will accordingly take any measures needed and publish our decisions promptly on our website. However, we are presently continuing the preparation process and are hopeful that the conference will take place as planned.

We realize that some of you might be concerned whether you will be able to attend. In order to give you all time to thoroughly evaluate the situation, we will be extending the deadline for abstracts until April 15. We will also not be accepting any payments for the conference until May 11.

We will keep you all updated on our website. https://lir.gu.se/forskning/konferenser/the-25th-nordic-conference-in-the-sociology-of-religion

Call for papers – Conference: Migrant Belongings Digital Practices and the Everyday

4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Submissions for panels should be submitted via e-mail to ERC2020@uu.nl by 15 May 2020.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the on-line
submission system<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeR3DQF2QUikj6LYJo21FFw6tZBDvjyVKZ84KO9q7pFy_yPFQ/viewform> by 15 June
2020.

Convenor: Sandra Ponzanesi

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Paul Gilroy (University College London)

Engin Isin (Queen Mary, University of London)

Nicholas de Genova(University of Houston)

Larissa Hjorth(RMIT University, Melbourne)

Saskia Witteborn (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Migrant belonging through digital connectivity refers to a way of being
in the world that cuts across national borders, shaping new forms of
diasporic affiliations and transnational intimacy. This happens in ways
that are different from the ways enabled by the communication
technologies of the past. Scholarly attention has intensified around the
question of how various new technical affordances of platforms and apps
are shaping the transnationally connected, and locally situated, social
worlds in which migrants live their everyday lives.

This international conference focuses on the connection between the
media and migration from different disciplinary vantage points.
Connecting with friends, peers and family, sharing memories and
personally identifying information, navigating spaces and reshaping the
local and the global in the process is but one side of the coin of
migrant-related technology use: this Janus-faced development also
subjects individual as well as groups to increased datafied migration
management, algorithmic control and biometric classification as well as
forms of transnational authoritarianism and networked repression.

This conference pays particular attention to the everyday use of digital
media for the support of transnational lives, emotional bonds and
cosmopolitan affiliations, focusing also on the the role digital media
play in shaping local/urban and national diasporic formations. This is
because it becomes increasingly important to give everyday digital media
usage a central role in investigations of transnational belonging,
digital intimacy, diasporic community (re)production, migrant subject
formation, long-distance political participation, urban social
integration and local/national self-organization.

Therefore we need to examine individual and collective user practices
within the wider historical and cultural contexts of media studies,
cultural studies and postcolonial cultural studies scholarship, attuned
to issues of politics and power, identity, geographies and the everyday.
This also creates new challenges for cross-disciplinary dialogues that
require an integration of ethnography with digital methods and critical
data studiesin order to look at the formation of identity and
experience, representation, community building, and creating spaces of
belongingness.

Contributions are welcome from any field of study that engages with
questions about how technology and social media usages mediate
contemporary migration experiences, not only within media and
communication studies, or digital and internet studies but also in
neighbouring disciplines such as anthropology, postcolonial studies,
gender studies, race studies, psychology, law, visual studies, conflict
studies, criminology, sociology, critical theory, political theory and
international relations.

Contributions that explore non-media-centric entry points by focusing on
users’ digital practices and foregrounding ethnographic exploration as a
uniting framework are especially welcome.

The conference is part of the ERC project CONNECTINGEUROPE, /Digital
Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging/:
http://connectingeuropeproject.eu/

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   * Affective digital practices and the politics of emotion
   * Digital diaspora
   * Cosmopolitanism
   * Cities and urban belonging
   * Translocality and translationalism
   * Co-presence and togetherness
   * Cultural capital
   * Migrant visualization
   * Appification of migration
   * Platformization of migrant lives
   * Gender and critical race studies
   * The migration industry of connectivity
   * Digital ethnography
   * Transnational authoritarianism
   * Networked conflicts
   * Datafication and surveillance

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Submissions for panels should be submitted via e-mail to ERC2020@uu.nl
<mailto:ERC2020@uu.nl> by 15 May 2020.

   * Submission for panels should include a chairperson, a rationale for
     the panel (250 words), and the names of three speakersincluding
     their abstract (250 words) and biographical note (150 words).

Abstracts should be submitted electronically, using the on-line
submission system<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeR3DQF2QUikj6LYJo21FFw6tZBDvjyVKZ84KO9q7pFy_yPFQ/viewform>*by 15**June
2020.

   * Submissions for papers should include an abstract (max 300words) and
     short biographical note (150 words) about the author including
     her/his current position and interest in the field of digital media
     and migration.

Fore more infomation click
http://connectingeuropeproject.eu/home/conference/

For further question please mail: ERC2020@uu.nl