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AASR September Newsletter

The Call for Paper for the 45th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) is now open. Submission for abstracts is open till 31 October 2020. Please check out our website for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.

Call for Papers:

Conferences
36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for sessions: 15 July to 15 September 2020. Call for papers: 1 October to 15 November 2020. More info

A Continuing Legacy of Persian Poetry and Music, Australian National University, 27 November 2020. Submission deadline 20 September 2020. More info

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2021 (new date). Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications
Call for Chapters: Exploring multilingualism, religion and spirituality in Australian life. Deadline 15 September 2020. 

Call for paper: Religions‘ special issue: “Pandemic, Religion and Non-religion”Deadline 31 August 2020. 

Call for papers on Religions’ special issue: ‘Religion, Law and Politics‘. Deadline 18 December 2020. 

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 
Virtual Events
Please note some activities from IAHR that may be of interest:
1. Virtual Book Fair 

2. The IAHR webinar: “Reflections on the Study of Religion in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Past, Present, and Prospect”Roundtable participants, in order of speaking: Profs. Paul Morris, Will Sweetman, John Shaver, and Ben Schonthal. Chair: Prof. Ann Taves (IAHR Vice-President)
Time: Sep 16, Wed, 8:00PM-9:30PM GMT  (=Sep 17, 08:00AM in Auckland, New Zealand)
https://otago.zoom.us/j/99875715215?pwd=eVltVHJZT1UwN0NVNWxkNGVIc0dUZz09
Meeting ID: 998 7571 5215, Passcode: 882084

3. The IAHR-WSN webinar: “Announcing a New IAHR Women Scholars Network Webinar Series”Presenters: Profs. Rosalind Hackett, Morny Joy (founders), Jenny Berglund, Jay Johnston (outgoing coordinators), Milda Ališauskienė, Amy Allocco, (incoming coordinators)Program:Introducing the IAHR-WSNPresentation of founders and coordinatorsPlanned future activitiesSuggestions from members on future activitiesQuestions & Answers
Time: Sep 21, Mon, 2:00 PM-3:00PM GMT
https://zoom.us/j/94932973049?pwd=Rm5iYk10SDdLaTk2dTdrS0lqZU1QZz09
Meeting ID: 949 3297 3049, Passcode: 465973
Grant/PhD/Job Opportunities:
Research Fellow in Ecotheology / Philosophy of Religion, University of Oslo Faculty of Theology

PhD Position in Framing of Apocrypha in Coptic Manuscripts, University of Oslo The Faculty of Theology
Latest Publications:
Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘Anne Hamilton-Byrne and the Family: Charisma, Criminality, and Media in the Construction of an Australian ‘Cult’ Leader‘, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 24(1): 31-54. 

Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘The Enneagram: G. I. Gurdjieff’s Esoteric Symbol‘, Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 20(1): 31-54. 
 
Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘Leaving New Religious Movements’, in Daniel Enstedt, Göran Larsson, and Teemu T. Mantsinen (eds), Handbook of Leaving Religion, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 231-241. 

Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘Esoteric Tourism in Scotland: Rosslyn Chapel, The Da Vinci Code, and the Appeal of the ‘New Age’’, in Jonathan M. Wooding and Lorna Barrow (eds), Prophecy, Memory and Fate in the Early and Medieval Celtic World, Sydney Series in Celtic Studies, Sydney University Press, 247-270. 

Cusack, Carole M. (2020), ‘Fiction and the Memory of ‘Cultic Violence’: Charisma, Power and Gender in Peoples Temple and the Manson Family’, New Literary Observer, No. 163 (Russian). 

Kim, David W. (ed)(2020) New Religious Movements in Modern Asian History: Sociocultural Alternatives. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Rane, Halim et al (2020), ‘Islam in Australia: A National Survey of Muslim Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents’Religions, 11, 419.
 
Milani, Milad (2020), ‘The “Sufism” of Monsieur Ibrahim’, Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam: Alternative Paths to Mystical Faith, Routledge 9781138615038.

Milani, Milad (2020), ‘Shariati, Ali’, The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, Sage Publications 9781473942202.

Milani, Milad (2020), ‘Neo-Sufism’, The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, Sage Publications 9781473942202.

Milani, Milad (2020), ‘Sufism’, The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, Sage Publications 9781473942202.

Trompf, G. and Milani, Milad (2019), ‘From “Zurvanism” to Mazdak’, The Gnostic World, Routledge 9781138673939.

Milani, Milad (2019), ‘Classic Sufism and Gnosis’, The Gnostic World, Routledge 9781138673939.

ISAGRAM – issue 187, September 2020

 Call for Editor e-Symposium
International Sociological Association
Deadline extended: September 18, 2020

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior
Sociologists

International Sociological Association
Submissions: March 31, 2021

ISA Award for Excellence in Research and
Practice

International Sociological Association
Submissions: May 30, 2021

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE
CORONAVIRUS
Publications
Webinars

CONFERENCES

Social Inclusion in the Global Era: Sustainable
post-COVID-19 Society

Webinar
Science Council of Japan
September 3-4, 2020

Los desafíos institucionales de la sociología y las
ciencias sociales en el mundo de hoy

Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología
September 7, 2020

Studies of Belonging
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study
June 9-11, 2021
Proposals: October 1, 2020

7th EU-Microdata User Conferences
Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Mannheim, Germany
March 25-26, 2021
Proposals: October 15, 2020

Religious Identity and the Media. Methods,
Concepts, and New Research Avenues

Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland
March 25-27, 2021
Proposals: November 1, 2020

FELLOWSHIPS

6 Doctoral Research Positions in Law, Ethics and
Economics for Sustainable Development

University of Milan, Italy
Applications: September 14, 2020

31 Fellowships
French Institutes for Advanced Study
Applications: September 15, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

 Corruption and Development in Nigeria
Call for book chapters
Submissions: September 30, 2020

 Youth and Global Movements
Call for book chapters
Azores Youth Observatory
University of the Azores, Portugal
Abstracts: October 15, 2020

 Bicentenario y pandemia
Call for book chapters
Colegio de Sociólogos del Perú
Submissions: October 31, 2020

 Pandemic, Economic Crisis and Social Unrest:
What is the Future?

Call for paper proposals
ISA Research Committee on Futures Research
Submissions: October 31, 2020

Articulating Continuity, Documenting Change:
Life-Storytelling in Oral History and Folklore

Call for papers
Special issue of Genealogy
Submissions: October 31, 2020

The Newnormers: A Crowd Ethnology
Experiment

Call for research proposals

JOB OPENING

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Inequality and
Gender

The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Applications: Review will begin after September 30,
2020 and will continue until the position is filled

Inform (Information Network on Religious Movements) update, August 2020

On 22 July Inform held its first Inform Seminar to take place online. This was on the subject of Sexual Abuse framed by Faith or Belief, and featured speakers from many different backgrounds and academic disciplines. Thank you to the many of you who took part; we had an attendance of 110! A recording can be seen here: https://youtu.be/5itTMZadhOc

Inform have also recently reached the successful conclusion of a 5-year ERC-funded project (Ayuryog) on the relationships between Yoga, Ayurveda and Indian longevity practices. This project has resulted in a series of online resources relating to health, healing and immortality in minority religions. These are available here: https://inform.ac/Inform-Ayuryog .

The staff and governors of Inform have regular contributors to the Religion Media Centre’s briefings, and researchers associated with Inform have created a number of factsheets on subjects including the Order of the Nine Angles, Genesis II Church and its teachings on bleach-drinking, and how the Jehovah’s Witnesses have adapted to Covid-19 restrictions (https://religionmediacentre.org.uk/fact-sheets/).

Inform is the only organisation in the UK that aims to provide wholly impartial, up-to-date and contextualised information on a huge variety of minority religious and non-religious movements, using the methods of the social sciences. If you agree that we provide an invaluable service, you may wish to become a Friend of Inform. When face-to-face events resume, this will entitle you to a discount of 10% on seminar attendance, and you would be helping to secure our future as a charity. Alternatively, you may wish to make a donation. Please go to https://inform.ac/donationstoinform for more information. 

Another alternative is to sign up to Amazon Smile, through which Inform receives 0.5% of every payment you make on Amazon, at no additional cost to you. There is no membership fee. To sign up, go to www.amazon.co.uk and key in “Smile”, or go directly to smile.amazon.co.uk, then select “Information Network Focus on Religious Movements”. It’s really easy to do!

Finally, do email us at inform@kcl.ac.uk if you have questions about what we offer, or would like to report any interesting developments in new religious movements or the wider religious landscape. We are always pleased to hear from you.

 With best wishes,

The Inform team:

Dr Suzanne Newcombe

Dr Sarah Harvey

Silke Steidinger

Warwick Hawkins

Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) – July Newsletter

A final reminder that the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion has a special issue call for paper on ‘Religion, Spirituality and the New African Diaspora’ which might be of interest to you. Deadline 31 July 2020. More details here

Call for Papers:

Conferences

36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for sessions: 15 July to 15 September 2020. Call for papers: 1 October to 15 November 2020. More info

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2021 (new date). Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications

Call for paper: Embracing religion as counter-conduct: Ethics and “political spirituality” among western youth. Deadline 15 July 2020. 

Call for paper: Religions‘ special issue: “Pandemic, Religion and Non-religion”Deadline 31 August 2020. 

Call for papers on Religions’ special issue: ‘Religion, Law and Politics‘. Deadline 18 December 2020. 

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 

PhD/Job Opportunities:

PhD Scholarship in Religion, Materiality and the African Diaspora in Australia, Western Sydney University

PhD Scholarship in Social Science for Migration, Mixed Marriage and Integration in Australia, Monash University

Acting Professorship of Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg Faculty for Humanities

Professorship of Jewish Religion, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Professorship of Theology, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Professorship for Islamic Theology in contemporary and Historical Perspective, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Junior Professorship of Theology of Alevism, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Junior Professorship of Islamic Philosophy and Normative Teaching, University of Hamburg Faculty of Humanities

Acting Professorship of Islamic Studies, University of Hamburg Faculty for Humanities

Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies, Harvard University Harvard Divinity School

Latest Publications:

Kim, David W. (2020) “A Transnational Grassroots Movement: Jinja Shintō and Japanese Religions in the Pre-Colonial Joseon Society,” The Review of Korean Studies, 23, 1: 211-235. 

Weng, Enqi and Halafoff, Anna. (2020) ‘Media Representations of Religion, Spirituality and Non-Religion in Australia’Religions 11, 332.

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.  

ISA Newsletter: ISAGRAM issue 186, July 2020

Call for Editor e-Symposium
International Sociological Association
Applications: July 20, 2020

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE
CORONAVIRUS
Publications
Webinars

CONFERENCES

Theatre and Public Space
ISA RC37
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and
Teatro Stabile di Bolzano, Italy
December 4-5, 2020
Abstracts: July 30, 2020

Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
and its Consequences

Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global
Human Capital
Vienna, Austria
November 30 – December 1, 2020
Submissions: July 31, 2020

FELLOWSHIPS

A City in the Center of Europe
Summer School
Adam Mickiewicz University
Poznan, Poland
Applications: July 15, 2020

CRSH/FRQSC Postdoctoral Fellowships
CRIDAQ
Québec, Canada
Submissions: August 28, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

Dimensiones sociales de la pandemia COVID-19
en nuestra América

Call for papers
Submissions: July 20, 2020

Digital technologies, power relations, and
participation in organizing processes

Call for papers
Special issue of Studi Organizzativi
Submissions: September 28, 2020

Glocalization and Everyday Life
Call for papers
Special issue of Glocalism
Submissions: September 30, 2020

In Search of Rights: Social Movements, Judicial
Institutions and Public Policies

Call for papers
Special issue of Ciências Sociais Unisinos
Submissions: August 20, 2020

 Group Focused Enmity – Conceptual,
Longitudinal, and Cross-National Perspectives
Based on Pre-registered Studies

Call for papers
Special issue of International Journal of Conflict
and Violence

Submissions: August 30, 2020

Violence and Environmental Crisis
Call for papers
Special issue of Violence: An international journal
Abstracts: October 1, 2020

Book Series: Navigating Careers in Higher
Education

Purdue University, USA
Call for proposals
Submissions: Evaluated on a rolling basis
year-round

PRIZE

Pandémies
Call for papers
Fondation pour les Sciences sociales
Submissions: July 15, 2020

JOB OPENING

Professor of Sociology
Södertörn University, Sweden
Applications: August 17, 2020

SocrelNews 2020 Issue 11

Greetings from lockdown! I hope you are all finding ways to manage your rhythms and your days throughout the disruptions of the last few months. In my own department, we’re working feverishly through the tail end of marking before exam boards, and that may be the same for many of you. Others of you may be problem-solving your research plans or carving out time for your writing. We can imagine a host of situations, but whatever they may be, I can only hope that you’re managing – getting the support you need and perhaps being a support for others.

I’m pleased to share the latest issue of our study group’s newsletter, Socrel News. It’s a thinner issue than it might otherwise be, and it tells many of the tales of disruption, too. It also speaks to how the Socrel executive committee is managing its membership amid cancellations and postponements. Finally, and perhaps very relevantly right now, we feature some of our members who work in environments beyond higher education, with perhaps insight for those who are using this lockdown time to discern their direction.

Please read it and share it. Our JISCMail system doesn’t allow for attachments, so it is shared here as a link. Click on it, and the pdf will download for you to read and share.

https://www.britsoc.co.uk/media/25327/socrelnews-issue-11.pdf

ISAGRAM issue 185, June 2020

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE CORONAVIRUS

Publications
Webinars

CONFERENCES

 Understanding the COVID-19 crisis. Critical
Reflections on the Contributions of the Sociology
of Law

ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Law webinar June 18-19, 202

 Body&Time InterLab
International Laboratory on Sociology of the Body, Art and Religion ISA RC54-Italian Association of Sociology Call for interest.

FELLOWSHIPS

8 PhD Fellowships in Global Studies
University of Urbino, Italy
Applications: June 11, 2020

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space
Erkner, Germany
Applications: June 15, 2020

5 Fully Funded PhD Student Positions
Analysis of Social and Economic Processes
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Applications: June 26, 2020

18 Fellowships
Collegio Carlo Alberto
University of Torino, Italy
Applications: July 4, 2020

 GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology
Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
July 29 – August 21, 2020
Applications: July 8, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

The Impact of Terrorism
Call for papers
Special issue of Violence: An international journal
Abstracts: June 14, 2020

 Changing Values in a Changing World? Italy in
the European Values Study and World Values
Survey (2018)

Call for papers
Special issue of Quaderni di Sociologia
Abstracts: June 30, 2020

 Youth Policies in Europe
Call for papers
Special issue of Youth and Globalization
Abstracts: June 30, 2020

 The Society and COVID-19
Call for papers
Special issue of Sociološki pregled / Sociological
Review

Submissions: July 20, 2020

 Transforming Care Work within an Era of
Changing Priorities of Care Policy

Call for papers
Special issue of Transfer- the European Review
of Labour and Research
Submissions: July 20, 2020

Open Lab on COVID-19
Call for papers
Special issue of Cambio, Rivista Sulle
Trasformazioni Sociali

Submissions: July 31, 2020

 Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Society
Call for papers
Special issue of Sociological Perspectives
Submissions: September 1, 2020

JOB OPENINGS

Tenure-track Research Fellow Positions
Institute of Sociology
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Applications: June 30, 2020

PhD Student in Sociology of Religion, Diversity, and Ethnicity
Institute for the Social Sciences of Religions
University of Lausanne, Sitzerland
Applications: June 30, 2020

 Call for Editor e-Symposium
International Sociological Association
Applications: July 20, 2020

AASR May Newsletter

Call for Papers:

Conferences

3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2020. Proposal deadline 21 June 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.Call for paper on ‘Religion and the Coronavirus Pandemic‘ for Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture. Deadline 15 June 2020. 

Call for proposal on ‘Jews and Muslims in Europe: Between Discourse and Experience’. Abstract deadline 30 June 2020.

Call for chapters on Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion, Gender and Sexuality. Deadline 30 June 2020. Call for submission on ‘The Effects of Pandemics on Religious History‘. Deadline 1 July 2020. 

Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 
Other Opportunities:

The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2020
The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History hereby calls for nominations for its annual prize for outstanding research into religion. The nominations should be submitted by 31 May 2020. More info

ABC’s TOP 5 Media Residency Program: giving a voice to early-career researchersApplication closes 1 June 2020. More info
 
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.  

ISAGRAM – issue 184, May 2020

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE CORONAVIRUS
Questionnaire RC36 Alienation Theory and Research
Blog
Webinars

CONFERENCES

Moral Communication. Observed with Social
Systems Theory

Luhmann Conference 2020
Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia
September 15-18, 2020
Abstracts: June 15, 2020

FELLOWSHIPS

PhD Scholarship
Latin America’s Queer Movements Between
Transnationalism and Decoloniality
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Applications: May 29, 2020

 16 PhD Scholarships
Doctoral School of Social Sciences
University of Trento, Italy
Applications: June 3, 2020

Associate Research Directors

Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme
Paris, France
Applications: June 15, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

Social Order and Art Sources of Imagination
Call for papers
Special issue of Russian Sociological Review
Submissions: June 1, 2020 

Decolonial Insurgencies and Anticipatory
Horizons: Contributions of Political Ecology

Call for papers
Special issue of Ambiente & Sociedade
Submissions: June 4, 2020 

The Language of Intersectionality: Academic
Debates and Social Movements Praxis

Call for papers
Special issue of Language, Discourse, & Society
Submissions: June 15, 2020 

 Investigating the Societal Impact of Coronavirus:
Implications for the Global Digital Future

Call for papers
Special issue of Homo Virtualis
Submissions: June 21, 2020

 Transition Towards Sustainable Development in
South East Europe: Practices, Public Attitudes
and Socio-Economic Effects

Call for papers
Special issue of Sociological Problems
Submissions: July 15, 2020

JOB OPENING

Full professorship (80%) in Sociology, Social
Policy and Social Research

Department of Social Work, Social Policy and
Global Development
Fribourg University, Switzerland
Applications: May 31, 2020