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Public Talks at the Centre of Islamic Studies in Lent 2020

Here is the list of public talks at the Centre in Cambridge for this coming term – I have attached an A4 flyer version of this information for convenience.

All talks are free to enter and open to all interested parties.

January 23, 2020 – MERCEDES VOLAIT

Art at the Bayt al-Sadat: on local engagement with photography and interior refurbishment in Khedival Cairo

Mercedes will look at issues of patronage, materiality, and consumption in connection with the production of Mamluk-style architecture and design in nineteenth-century Cairo.

Mercedes Volait is CNRS Research professor at INHA (Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris) and heads its digital research unit on architecture, antiquarianism, and applied arts in the modern Mediterranean. Her education has been in architecture, Middle Eastern studies, and art history.

February 6, 2020 – YAEL NAVARO

“Minoritized Arabic: Turkification Practices in the Making of ‘Hatay'”

Yael will address the targeting of the Arabic language for elimination in Turkey’s process of transforming Liwa Iskenderun (the Sanjak d’Alexandrette) into ‘Hatay’ via annexation and re-territorialization onwards from 1939.

Yael Navaro-Yashin is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Newnham College. She is the author of Faces of the State: Secularism and Public Life in Turkey.

February 20, 2020 – MICHAEL FARQUHAR

Policing Infitah: Economic Liberalisation, Security and Social Order in Egypt

This paper draws on a previously unexplored trove of writings authored by Egyptian police officers since the mid-twentieth century to shed new light on how policing has figured in the consolidation of late capitalist social order in the Global South.

Michael Farquhar is a Lecturer in Middle East Politics at King’s College London. His first book, Circuits of Faith (SUP 2016) explored Saudi state-funded efforts to extend Wahhabi influence abroad. He is currently undertaking research on policing and social order in Egypt.

March 6, 2020 – HUSSEIN OMAR

‘The Great Islamic State’ in English-Occupied Egypt, 1882-1922

Hussein A H Omar is a cultural and intellectual historian of the Modern Middle East and is currently an AHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Pembroke College and the History Faculty, as part of the ‘First World War and Global Religions’ project

For any questions please email the Centre (cis@cis.cam.ac.uk) or go to our website (www.cis.cam.ac.uk)

Call for Papers – Celebrating SocRel at 45: Beyond Binaries in the Sociology of Religion

14–16 July 2020 – University of York, UK

Abstracts (250 words), Special panel proposals (500 words) and Bursary applications must be submitted by 24 January 2020.

Please submit abstracts via the online portal, click here for submission guidelines.  Selected authors will be asked to contribute to an edited volume.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Sarah Jane Page (Aston University)
  • Professor Sam Perry (University of Oklahoma)
  • Professor Colin Campbell (University of York)

Special 45th Anniversary Panel:

  • Professor Eileen Barker (London School of Economics)
  • Professor Jim Beckford (Warwick University)
  • Professor Grace Davie (Exeter University)
  • Professor Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University)
  • Professor Colin Campbell (University of York)

Sociological writing about religion is replete with binaries: secular/post-secular, sacred/profane, religion/non-religion, western/non-western, spiritual/religious, theistic/non-theistic, cognitive/corporeal and private/public, to name just a few. Theories that consider the relationship between these seemingly opposing concepts have shaped the evolution of the discipline, reflected changing social realities, and supported the production of new knowledge.

Although many of these binaries have become highly fashionable within the contemporary study of religion, does the use of these types of analytical frames limit our capacity for critical sociological engagement? Do our understanding of the lived realities for individuals across different communities support or reject the use of binary concepts? In this conference that celebrates 45 years of SocRel, we invite you to consider the possibilities for the sociology of religion ‘beyond binaries’. We encourage you to think about the relationships that you make in your own research with these, and other, binary frames, and the ways in which you find them both useful and limiting to think with.

See BSA website for further details

Call for Papers: Panel (EASA 2020) on “Religion, (im)mobilities and citizenship in the face of populism”

We welcome paper submissions to our panel P181 Religion, (im)mobilities and citizenship in the face of populism at the EASA 2020 conference on 21-24 July in Lisbon https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2020/p/8769 

Convenors:

  • José Mapril (Center for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Guillermo Martín-Sáiz (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Cristina Rocha (Western Sydney University)

Short abstract:

How does religious mobility fare in a context in which nationalism(s) and populism(s) are growing and movement is being curtailed and segmented? In such a context, how is religion and mobility used in the making of moral hierarchies in Europe and other societies?

Long abstract:

In the past decades, we have been studying mobile religions focusing on institutions, people, materialities, practices, beliefs, media, and cyberspace. But how does religious mobility fare in a world of walls, nationalisms, populisms, and segmented mobilities? In Europe, Christianity is frequently perceived as the religion of the land, becoming part of several nationalistic imaginaries and heritages. In this context, other religious practices are deemed ‘matter out of place’. The growth of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism revealed in construction of a homogeneous Muslim subjectivity and the contestations over the construction of mosques or minarets are cases in point. Simultaneously, there have been also hostile responses to ‘noisy’ Pentecostal churches in European cities. All these reveal an isomorphism between religion and place, which implies the construction of religious others (e.g., “immigrant religions” vs “native religions”), radical alterities and moral hierarchies. In this panel, we ask: what is the impact of such dynamics on religious mobilities, practices and experiences? How do these populist agendas impact on religious fields; and how these define who is entitled (and excluded) from making claims? Which religions become heritage and what does this tells us about the making of autochthony and nativisms? In such a context, what are the ways in which religion and mobilities (migrants, refugees, tourists) are entangled? What is the role of imagination, materiality, cyberspace, and asymmetries of power on the ways in which religions move or get stuck? We would like presenters to address these broad themes, both from an ethnographic and/or theoretical perspective.

AASR January Newsletter

Please note that these special Call for Papers are due on 15 January 2020:

Call for manuscripts: special issue on ‘Religion and Violence’ on the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion

Religion and Gender Journal on the Call for manuscripts: special issue on ‘Religion, Gender and Violence’
Call for Papers:

Conferences
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Rethinking​ ​Media, Religion and Secularities. Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture Conference location: Sigtuna Foundation, Sigtuna, Sweden. Conference dates: 4-7 of August 2020. Deadline extended 14 January 2020. More info.

Navigating the non/confessional in university Islamic studies. University of Birmingham. 20-22 April 2020. Submission deadline 17 January 2020. More info

“Religion and the urban, natural and virtual environments”, Bi-Annual Conference of the ESA RN34- Sociology of Religion, Groningen (Netherlands), 26-28 August 2020. Abstract deadline 31 January 2020. More info.

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

PublicationsCall for Papers on Digital Visibilities of the Religious. Deadline 15 January 2020. More info

Call for papers on Religion & Ecology for a special issue of Religions. Deadline 31 May 2020.
Events:

7th UN interfaith Harmony lecture in conjunction with Melbourne University Chaplaincy. ‘Pope Francis: His Interfaith and Environmental Perspectives’ by Mr David Schütz on Tuesday 4 February at Melbourne University, 5.30 – 7.30pm. More info
Funding Opportunities:

Call for proposals: The Religion and Sexual Abuse Project. Deadline 1 February 2020. More info
Postgrad/ECR Opportunities:

PhD on Extreme Beliefs, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

4 PhD scholarships at the University of Queensland, Atlas of Religion Project

Postdoc positions at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University

Postdoc Fellowship, The Center for Religion and the Human (CRH) at Indiana University

Call for Papers from Sociology of Religion for Advanced Graduate Students

Call for Applications: Workshop “Public Scholarship of Religion in an Age of Hypermediation”

Summer School on Religion and Cultural Change

Also if you’re on Facebook, we have a postgrad page so do join us 🙂 
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 now fortnightly newsletter. Thank you.  

AASR End of December Newsletter

Happy holidays to all! Please note that there was a mistake in one of the CFP deadline extension sent earlier this month – it has now been corrected.

Do also note our postconference special CFPs as below:

Call for manuscripts: special issue on ‘Religion and Violence’ on the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion

Religion and Gender Journal on the Call for manuscripts: special issue on ‘Religion, Gender and Violence’

Here’s wishing everybody a well-deserved break and we will be in touch again in 2020. 
Call for Papers:

Conferences


Things that Make for Peace Conference II. Sydney, 18-20 March 2020. Deadline extended 31 December 2019. More info

The XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR, hosted by the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions, will take place at the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand from 23-29 August 2020. Submission deadline 31 December 2019. More info + latest newsletter

International Communication Association Preconference on Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion & Gender, Gold Coast, Australia, May 2020. Deadline extended 2 January 2020. More info

Rethinking​ ​Media, Religion and Secularities. Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture Conference location: Sigtuna Foundation, Sigtuna, Sweden. Conference dates: 4-7 of August 2020. Deadline extended 14 January 2020. More info.

Navigating the non/confessional in university Islamic studies. University of Birmingham. 20-22 April 2020. Submission deadline 17 January 2020. More info

“Religion and the urban, natural and virtual environments”, Bi-Annual Conference of the ESA RN34- Sociology of Religion, Groningen (Netherlands), 26-28 August 2020. Abstract deadline 31 January 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 Digital Visibilities of the Religious. Deadline 15 January 2020. More info

Call for papers on Religion & Ecology for a special issue of Religions. Deadline 31 May 2020.

Funding Opportunities

Call for proposals: The Religion and Sexual Abuse Project. Deadline 1 February 2020. More info
Postgrad/ECR Opportunities

4 PhD scholarships at the University of Queensland, Atlas of Religion Project

Postdoc positions at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University

Postdoc Fellowship, The Center for Religion and the Human (CRH) at Indiana University

Call for Papers from Sociology of Religion for Advanced Graduate Students

Call for Applications: Workshop “Public Scholarship of Religion in an Age of Hypermediation”

Summer School on Religion and Cultural Change

Also if you’re on Facebook, we have a postgrad page so do join us 🙂 
Job Opportunities

Lecturer in Philosophy and Religion, Leeds
New Publications

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

Possamai-Inesedy A and Nixon A (2019)(eds). The Digital Social: Religion and Belief. de Gruyter.
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 now fortnightly newsletter. Thank you.  

CallforPapers – AMSS Paper Session at ASA – Generosity, Morality, and Altruism: Global Studies in Cross-Cultural Values

Submit your title and abstract no later than January 15, 2020

I am organizing a session at the 2020 American Sociological Association’s (ASA) annual meeting, as part of the section called Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity (AMSS). The session description is below. 

Generosity, Morality, and Altruism: Global Studies in Cross-Cultural Values

This panel aims to advance cross-cultural approaches to studying generosity, morality, and altruism. The purpose is to better understand other-oriented activities across cultural contexts. In particular, the panel will focus on these understudied world regions: Asia, the Middle East and Turkey, Africa, and Latin America.

2020 ASA Annual Meeting

The 115th Annual Meeting will be held August 8-11, 2020 in San Francisco. 

If you are interested in submitting a paper for this session, please submit your title and abstract no later than January 15 (earlier is appreciated). 

Call for Papers: 2020 RN34-Sociology of Religion biennial conference

This is a kind reminder that the Call for Papers for the 2020 RN34-Sociology of Religion biennial conference is out. Individual paper proposals as well as full-panel proposals are very much welcome! You can download the Call for Papers and find more information on the conference website. Deadline for submission of proposals is 31 January 2020.

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals and would like to wish you a restful holiday period.

ESA RN34 Board

BOLETIN DE LA ACSRM – Número 20 | Novembro 2019

Estimados colegas,

Neste boletim informamos algumas novidades editoriais que circularam em nossas redes nas últimas semanas. 
Aproveito a mensagem aos sócios para chamar atenção para o prazo para submissão de propostas de trabalhos a serem apresentados nos GTs. Também destaco as datas para inscrição no evento com desconto, vejam detalhes no boletim. 
O evento ocorrerá na primeira semana de julho, na PUC-SP. Para a Associação sua presença e participação é inestimável. Qualquer dúvida, a equipe que gerencia o site do evento poderá esclarecer com celeridade. 
https://www.jornadasacsrm2020.sinteseeventos.com.br/site/capa
Por fim, destaco a notícia sobre a mudança de sede da revista Ciências Sociais e Religião. Com isso inauguramos uma nova etapa na vida de nosso periódico, que em breve completará 20 anos de existência.

Rodrigo Toniol 
Presidente da ACSRM 

XX Jornadas de la ACSRM 2020
#Jornadas2020 

 Datas
Visitem a página das XX Jornadas e acompanhem as novidades do evento que ocorrerá entre 30/6 a 3/7 de 2020. 
Até o dia 17/12/2019 receberemos propostas de trabalhos para os Grupos de Trabalho. Confiram a lista dos GTs aprovados aqui

Desconto
Atenção! Até o dia 31/01/2020 é possível se inscrever no evento com desconto. 

El pasado 5 de diciembre con el apoyo del Programa Pierucci de la ACSRM se celebró en la ciudad de Montevideo el Encuentro de Ciencias Sociales de la Religión en Uruguay
Felicitamos a las y los organizadores por la construcción de ese espacio de reflexión e intercambio que logró reunir después de mucho tiempo a una gran cantidad de colegas que estudian las dinámicas de lo religioso en ese país.
Florencia Figueredo Corradi fue la ganadora de la Beca Pierucci por su trabajo “La nueva era en la educación uruguaya: la transmisión pedagógica de un estilo de vida”

Eventos
III Congreso nacional sobre el fenómeno religioso en el mundo contemporáneo. 
Santiago de Chile 11, 12 y 13 de Diciembre de 2019.Programa completo aquí

Notícias

Revista Ciencias Sociais e Religião

Caros colegas, com satisfação anunciamos que nesta semana completamos uma importante mudança na revista Ciências Sociais e Religião. A partir do próximo volume ela terá a Unicamp como instituição sede. Os arquivos dos números anteriores também estarão em breve disponíveis no novo portal. A partir deste momento, Ronaldo de Almeida também passa a ser um de seus editores, junto com Cristina Zuñiga e Cesar Ceriani. Em nome da Associação dos Cientistas Sociais da Religião do Mercosul agradecemos o apoio incondicional que a Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, sede anterior da revista, nos deu até este momento. Vida longa ao nosso periódico!

Encuesta Nacional

Segunda Encuesta Nacional sobre Creencias y Actitudes Religiosas en Argentina realizada por el Programa Sociedad, Cultura y religión del CEIL CONICET
Descarga gratuita de los primeros resultados  https://bit.ly/38EOinc

Premiação 
John of god: the globalization of Brazilian faith healing é título do livro de Cristina Rocha (antropóloga brasileira e Professora Titular da Universidade de Western Sydney, Austrália) que ganhou o terceiro lugar no prêmio Clifford Geertz da Sociedade de Antropologia da Religião. A cerimônia de premiação ocorreu no congresso da AAA em Vancouver em 21 de novembro de 2019. 
Fique em contato
 Para divulgação de artigos, chamadas de publicação e anúncios de eventos, envie um email para religionlatinoamerica@gmail.com

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

Australian National University, Canberra, 08-10 December 2020

Call for Papers and Panels: 

Forms of human movement including global immigration, asylum-seeking, climate migration, and the internal migration accompanying mass urbanization, 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. We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels of 3-4 papers that address the conference theme, particularly the themes in the streams below. Papers and panels relevant to the main conference theme but not aligned to these streams are also very welcome.

1. Human movement and religious encounters: Migration and other forms of human movement bring us face-to-face with the other. How does religious identity shape the migrant experience? How is religious coexistence and conflict shaped by human movement?

2. Religion, migration and cultural change: Migration reconfigures relationships between religion, identity and culture. How do diasporic religious communities negotiate belonging? How are continuity and change reflected in the religious and cultural practices of migrant communities?

3. Immigration, religion and securitisation: Immigration, especially asylum-seeking, is increasingly approached as a matter of national security. How does religion interact with immigration and national security law? How have religious actors responded to the securitisation of immigration?

4. Multiculturalism, religion and law: Multiculturalism pluralises public life. How is religion practiced within multicultural societies? How are religious rights balanced against competing rights in secular multicultural societies?

5. Transnational religions in the Asia-Pacific region: Transnational religions have transformed cultures and regional customs, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. How are local religions mobilised in our transnational era? How have local cultures been altered by the impact of transnational religions?

6. Theory and Method in the Study of Religion and Migration:  Religion and migration have been approached from diverse perspectives in the humanities, social sciences, theology, law and policy. How have established theories aided or hindered the study of religion and migration? How can new theories and methodologies enlighten experiences of religion and migration?

Proposals:

Please send paper and panel proposals to Dr David W. Kim at davidwj_kim@yahoo.co.uk by 30 April 2020, including the following information: (1) paper title, (2) nominated stream, (3) name and affiliation, (4) contact details, (5) abstract of 150-200 words, (6) biography of 50-80 words highlighting teaching and research interests and publications. Proposals for panels of 3 or 4 papers must include the above information for all papers and a brief description of the panel itself of 100 words.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Sharon Erickson Nepstad (University of New Mexico)

Professor Mike Smith (Australian National University and National Museum of Australia)

Professor Richard Vokes (University of Western Australia)

Registration fees:

Full registration: AU$ 275.00

Student/part-time/unwaged/religious leaders: AU$ 175.00

Please visit the conference website for futher details: https://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/events/religion-and-migration-culture-and-policy 

Contact Info: 

Please address all inquiries to Dr David W. Kim at davidwj_kim@yahoo.co.uk

URL: 

https://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/events/religion-and-migration-culture-and-policy