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Nonreligion & Secularity Research Network – June 2021 Newsletter

Please find below the NSRN’s June 2021 newsletter. News and announcements made by the NSRN and submitted by NSRN members are distributed monthly in this newsletter. To submit an announcement, news, or other relevant information to the next newsletter, please contact the NSRN Managing Editors at editor.nsrn@gmail.com.

Launch of new newsletter – June 2021

Welcome! The NSRN is pleased to announce the launch of its new monthly newsletter. This newsletter replaces the old NSRN Listservs. The old Listservs are no longer monitored and will be deleted at the end of June. Moving forward, this newsletter will contain information about NSRN events and announcements as well as information and announcements submitted by network members. The newsletter is very much intended as a way for network members to share resources and news with one another. To submit content to the newsletter, please contact the NSRN Managing Editors at editor.nsrn@gmail.com.

NSRN 2021 Conference – June 16-18, 2021

The NSRN’s 2021 conference will be taking place (online via Zoom) June 16-18. The event is free for all to attend. A copy of the preliminary conference program can be found here. A final version of the program will be emailed to all those who have registered for the event.

Registration for the event is open until June 11. To register, please complete the registration form available here.

Paid postdoctoral opportunity with the Nonreligion in a Complex Future project

The Nonreligion in a Complex Future (NCF) project is seeking a postdoctoral researcher who is fluent in English and has proficiency in Norwegian, Danish or Swedish. This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose research relates to the study of society and social change. Time will be allocated for the candidate to work on their own research, but the primary responsibilities will be to assist in supporting the ongoing international research of the NCF project.

The duration of this position is one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The postdoctoral researcher will receive a salary of $36,000 CAD per year and will begin no later than September 1, 2021.

More details, including application instructions can be found here.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2021

Publications and Resources

·         Secular Studies 3(1)- https://brill.com/view/journals/secu/3/1/secu.3.issue-1.xml. This issue was guest edited by NSRN members Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme and Zachary Munro. Several other NSRN members also contributed to this issue.

·         Secularism & Nonreligion article by Malcolm Katrak and Shardool Kulkarni: “Unravelling the Indian Conception of Secularism: Tremors of the Pandemic and Beyond.” https://secularismandnonreligion.org/articles/10.5334/snr.145/

If you have resources you would like to share in our next newsletter, or would like to announce other publications, please email editor.nsrn@gmail.com.

ISAGRAM: Issue 196, June 2021

CONFERENCES

Connecting Time Use Research with Public
Policies, Organizations and Society

International Association for Time Use Research
Barcelona, Spain
October 27-29, 2021
Abstracts: Extended to June 18, 2021

Bodies in the Pandemic Context
ISA RC54 The Body in the Social Sciences
Online Conference
September 2-4, 2021
Abstracts: July 30, 2021

Conflict, Confinement & Immorality
(In)justice International
National Pingtung University of Science and
Technology, Taiwan
March 22-25, 2022
Abstracts: September 10, 2021

FELLOWSHIPS

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Sociology of
Culture

Department of Sociology at Unicamp
Campinas, Brazil
Applications: June 20, 2021

21 PhD Scholarships in Sociology

Network for the Advancement fo Social and
Political Studies
University of Milan, Italy
Applications: June 28, 2021

28 Fellowships
French Institutes for Advanced Study
Paris/ Lyon/ Marseille/ Montpellier/ Nantes, France
Applications: July 6, 2021

PUBLICATIONS

Covid-19 and Crime Landscape in Africa
Call for papers
Special Issue of International Journal of
Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

Submissions open, till an issue is completed

Policy Transfer and Learning in the Context of
COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for papers
Thematic issue of Public Policy Studies
Abstracts: July 15, 2021

 Children, Youth and Time
Call for papers
Edited volume of Sociological Studies of
Children & Youth

Submissions: August 15, 2021

JOB OPENINGS

Two Assistant Professors in Sociology
Department of Sociology
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Applications:  June 14, 2021

5 PhD positions in Analysis of Social and
Economic Processes

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Applications: June 16, 2021

Tenure-track Positions for Assistant, Associate
or Full Research Fellows

Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
Applications: June 30, 2021

 Full-time Tenure-Track Sociology Professor
The Social Sciences Department
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, Peru
Applications: August 1, 2021

AASR May Newsletter

Announcement

The Special Issue on Religion and Violence (2020; Vol. 33, No. 3) is now published with the Journal of the Academic Study of Religion. This Special Issue is guest edited by Dr Kathleen McPhillips, with the following papers:

Conferences

National Graduate Student Workshop: Representing Belief, 7-8 December 2021 (online). Application deadline: 30 Sep 2021. More info. 

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion on ‘Hope’, 9-10 December 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 Oct 2021. More info. 

Intellectual Authority and its Changing Infrastructures in North American and Australian Christianity, 1960s-2010s, ACU and Deakin University (online), 29-30 July 2021. Abstract deadline: 30 May 2021. More info. 

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS), online: “The Future of Islam and Humanity: Local and Global Challenges and Opportunities”. 14-16 September 2021. Proposals due by 1 June 2021. More info.

New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference on ‘Aotearoa Spirit’, Victoria University of Wellington, 29-30 November 2021. Abstract deadline: 3 September 2021. More info. 

Publications

Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Upcoming Event:

Buddhism in the Far North of Australia pre-WWII: (In)visibility, colonialism and lived religion. 17 June 2021. 4-5.30pm. Zoom event. More info.

Job Opportunity:

Deputy Director, Contemplative Studies Centre, University of Melbourne

Selby Old Fellowship in Religious History of the Orthodox Christian Faith, University of Sydney

New Publications:

Andrew Singleton, Mary Lou Rasmussen, Anna Halafoff and Gary Bouma (2021). Freedoms, Faiths and Futures: Teenage Australians on Religion, Sexuality and Diversity. Bloomsbury. 

Enqi Weng and Fethi Mansouri (2021). ‘‘Swamped by Muslims’ and facing an ‘African gang’ problem: racialized and religious media representations in Australia’Continuum

David W. Kim (2021). ‘Cao Đài and Gucheon Sangje: Ethnical Grassroots Religious Movements in Colonial Vietnam and Korea’InternationalJournal of Religion and Spirituality in Society 11, 2: 81-101.

David W. Kim (2021). ‘Public Trust Lost and a Sign of Retroflexion: The Socio-Political Ecology of the Korean Church during the COVID-19 Pandemic’Journal of Church and State, https://doi.org/10.1093/jcs/csab006

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.  

AASR May Newsletter

Call for Papers:

Conferences:

National Graduate Student Workshop: Representing Belief, 7-8 December 2021 (online). Application deadline: 30 Sep 2021. More info.

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion on ‘Hope’, 9-10 December 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 Oct 2021. More info.

New Intellectual Authority and its Changing Infrastructures in North American and Australian Christianity, 1960s-2010s, ACU and Deakin University (online), 29-30 July 2021. Abstract deadline: 30 May 2021. More info.

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS), online: “The Future of Islam and Humanity: Local and Global Challenges and Opportunities”. 14-16 September 2021. Proposals due by 1 June 2021. More info.

New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference on ‘Aotearoa Spirit’, Victoria University of Wellington, 29-30 November 2021. Abstract deadline: 3 September 2021. More info. 

Publications:

Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions. Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender. May 27, 2021. More info

Job Opportunity:

Deputy Director, Contemplative Studies Centre, University of Melbourne

ISAGRAM: issue 195, May 2021

On its meeting held on May 1, 2021 the Assembly
of Councils of the ISA has reached the decision to
postpone to June 25-July 1, 2023 the XX ISA World
Congress of Sociology
. Further information will be
provided in due course.

ISA approves policy statement against mandatory
retirement from employment because of age


CONFERENCES

Global Studies Colloquium
University of California, USA
April 7-June 2, 2021

Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement
and Subjection

University of Warwick
Coventry, United Kingdom
June 24-26, 2021
Proposals: May 10, 2021

(Re)Contextualising the Discursive Construction
of Europe

University of Cyprus
Nicosia, Cyprus
November 25-26, 2021
Abstracts: May 15, 2021

Where City and Territory Meet…
Institute of Urbanism, TU Graz
Graz, Austria
September 16-17, 2021
Submissions: May 16, 2021

The ‘Future of Work’: Examining Discourses
and Social Practices

Laboratoire de Changement Social et Politique,
Univ. Paris 7
Paris, France
November 25-26, 2021
Proposals: May 30, 2021

The Causes and Consequences of Depopulation
Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2021
Vienna, Austria
November 29–December 01, 2021
Submissions: June 15, 2021

Comparative Sociology & Social Science
Methodology

ISA RC 20 and RC33
Japan’s Women University
Tokyo, Japan
September 12-16, 2022
Session proposals: July 30, 2021

FELLOWSHIPS

7 Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Center for the Study of Violence
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Applications: May 14, 2021

15 PhD Scholarships
Doctoral School of Social Sciences
University of Trento, Italy
Applications: May 26, 2021

Associate Directors of Studies Program

Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
Paris, France
Applications: June 30, 2021

PUBLICATIONS

Children and Youths’ Migration in a Global
Landscape

Call for papers
Edited volume of Sociological Studies of Children
& Youth
Submissions: May 23, 2021

Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19
Pandemic and its Consequences

Call for papers
Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population
Research

Submissions: May 31, 2021

Youth and Varieties of Globalism in Asia
Call for papers
Special issue of Youth and Globalization
Abstracts: June 30, 2021

Precarious Employment and Well-Being during
the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for papers
Special Issue of Work and Occupations
Submissions: November 15, 2021

JOB OPENINGS

Instructor (two-year, limited term) in
Quantitative Sociology
Department of Sociology
University of Calgary, Canada
Applications: May 13, 2021
 
Assistant Professor in Nationalism and Social
Psychology

Central European University
Vienna, Austria
Applications: May 31, 2021

AASR April Newsletter

Book Reviews Editor Wanted

The Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, the publication of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion, is seeking a book reviews editor from April 2021 to April 2022, while Rosemary Hancock is on leave. The position involves soliciting and editing academic book reviews from scholars around the world; the journal is published 3 times per year and each issue publishes 4 or 5 reviews. The position does involve posting books, so it is important to have the approval of your university for that task. Please contact Rosemary Hancock if you are interested: rosemary.hancock@nd.edu.au

Books  for Review

Please find the current list of books available for review on the Journal. 

Call for Papers:

Conferences:

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion on ‘Hope’, 9-10 December 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 Oct 2021. More info.

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 2021. More info

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS), online: “The Future of Islam and Humanity: Local and Global Challenges and Opportunities”. 14-16 September 2021. Proposals due by 1 June 2021. More info.

New New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference on ‘Aotearoa Spirit’, Victoria University of Wellington, 29-30 November 2021. Abstract deadline: 3 September 2021. More info. 

Publications:

Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions

Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. International seminar series on “Religion, Crisis and Disaster”. Upcoming: ‘Religion and Crisis in Nepal’, by Prof. David Gellner, University of Oxford on 7 April 2021. 
Talks will be online between February 24 – April 28, always on Wednesdays at 7pm in Sydney/4pm Perth (to allow for time difference with Europe and the Americas). More info

2. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender May 27, 2021. More info

PhD opportunity:

Religion, Society and Culture Network, Deakin University
Religion — beliefs and believers, institutions, social justice contributions, personal spirituality — plays a crucial role in areas of health, well-being, and safe and secure communities. While so-called secular Australia is in constant dialogue (and sometimes tension) with religion at the institutional level (child abuse, inter-faith disputes, the roles of women, other beliefs which seem to contradict the public policies of society), the contributions of religious leaders and believers are multiple. The Network is concerned with how such debates can be more fully acknowledged and considered, especially in relation to the growing recognition of Indigenous Australian spiritual beliefs, and in the increasing presence of Moslem, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist and other religious faiths.
What does “Australia” have to say in the dialogue between faiths and between secular and religious worldviews? Proposals for a PhD project that would investigate the role played by religion either historically and/or in contemporary cultures are sought. It might be based in sociological and policy-making approaches (potential supervisors are Anna Halafoff and Andrew Singleton), educational studies, ideological or theological approaches (Lyn McCredden, Ly Hon Tan). Supervisors in the Network for Religion, Society and Culture have a range of expertise in religious studies, with particular strengths in Buddhist studies (John Power, Anna Halafoff), Indigenous and postcolonial studies (Joanna Cruickshank, Lyn McCredden, Gillian Tan), fundamentalisms, religion and conspiracy theories (Geoff Boucher, Anna Halafoff, Andrew Singleton), evangelicalism, media and religion. (Enqi Weng), religion and education (Brendan Hyde, Dawn Joseph)
Application details, application due 1 May 2021.

AASR March Newsletter

Call for Papers:

Conferences

New STEMM and belief in diverse contexts: publics, praxis, policy & pluralism. 7-9 July 2021, online conference. Abstract deadline: 12 March 2021. More info

UK – 2021 Implicit Religion, Race, and Representation (Online), 21-23 May 2021. Abstract deadline: 15 March 2021. More info

82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion on Communicating Religion’s Relevance, 7-10 Aug 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 March 2021. More info

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 2021. More info 

Publications

Call for Book Proposals in Modern East Asian Religion and Culture

Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions

Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry’s Religion & Theology seminar series – Thomas A. Lewis, 10 March 2021, 11am Melbourne. To register

2. The Australian Women in Religion project: Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Saturday 13th March – 10am to 4pm. More info/to register.

3. (Con)spirituality, Science and COVID-19 Colloquium, 25-26 March 2021, AEDT. This colloquium is the first to bring together leading scholars and practitioners from the UK, EU, USA, Canada and Australia. To register.

4. International seminar series on “Religion, Crisis and Disaster” 
Talks will be online between February 24 – April 28, always on Wednesdays at 7pm in Sydney/4pm Perth (to allow for time difference with Europe and the Americas), except for Simon Coleman’s talk, which will be on 3rd of March at 12pm Sydney/9am Perth. More info

5. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender May 27, 2021. More info

Opportunities:

2021 ATF Theological Book Prize. Submission by 31 March 2021. More info.

Ecclesiology and Ethnography Newsletter: Spring Updates

Here are some items we thought you might find interesting! Please take a look and don’t forget the Call for Papers for the September conference.

Bluegrass and Religion: An Investigation into the Meaning of Bluegrass Songs

Pete Ward is writing a book on bluegrass and religion and invites you to take a survey that forms part of the research for this book. This survey features the bluegrass group that plays at the annual conference.

TAKE SURVEY!

Two Events Coming Up:

Theological Action Research Training for Doctoral Students and Researchers
22nd and 23rd April 2021
9am to 12 midday (UK time) both days
 
Aimed at doctoral students and researchers, the training is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to embark on your own theological action research project.  The training will be interactive and conversational and take place over Zoom. The timings are chosen to enable participation in Asia and Australia and New Zealand.
 
The training is run by Dr Helen Cameron, Research Associate of the
Centre for Baptist Studies at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Dr James Butler, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton and MA lecturer at the Church Mission Society, Oxford.
 
Price: £35 doctoral students, £50 waged researchers
An early bird discount of £5 will be available
 
https://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences/tarn-2021

Workshop for those Supervising Students using Theological Action Research
Friday 7th and Friday 14th May 2021
3.30pm-5pm both days
Price: £45
 
This workshop, spread over two sessions, is for supervisors of postgraduate and doctoral students working with theological action research and/or the four voices of theology framework. 

It will take place on Zoom and will focus on the particularities of supervising a theological action research project, with time to share experience, ask questions and engage with the key characteristics of theological action research.
 
The sessions are run by Dr Clare Watkins, Reader in Practical Theology and Ecclesiology at the University of Roehampton, Dr Helen Cameron, Research Associate of the Centre for Baptist Studies at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Dr James Butler, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton and MA lecturer at the Church Mission Society, Oxford.

More information and how to book here:
https://theologyandactionresearch.net/events/

Disclosing Church

We are delighted to let you know that there a limited number of paperback editions of this book now available for £15 plus p&p. First come, first served!

To order a copy go to: https://disclosingchurch.square.site 

AASR February Newsletter

The AASR YouTube channel is now live with some recordings from the 2020 Digital Conference. To view and/or circulate: AASR 2020 Digital Conference Recordings 

Call for Papers:

Conferences

36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021 (digital only), Taipei, Taiwan. Closing soon Call for papers: 8 January to 28 February 2021. More info

UK – 2021 Implicit Religion, Race, and Representation (Online), 21-23 May 2021. Abstract deadline: 15 March 2021. More info

New 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion on Communicating Religion’s Relevance, 7-10 Aug 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 March 2021. More info

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 2021. More info

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

Publications

Call for papers for the Journal of the Contemporary Study of IslamCall for papers for the Waikato Islamic Studies Review

Call for Book Proposals in Modern East Asian Religion and CultureCall for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions

Call for paper for a thematic issue of Religion: Emic Categories and New Paths / Case Studies in the Scholarly Use of Indigenous Concepts (working title). Deadline Feb 2021. 

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

Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. International seminar series on “Religion, Crisis and Disaster” 
Talks will be online between February 24 – April 28, always on Wednesdays at 7pm in Sydney/4pm Perth (to allow for time difference with Europe and the Americas), except for Simon Coleman’s talk, which will be on 3rd of March at 12pm Sydney/9am Perth.
First speaker on Feb 24th is Prof Birgit Meyer (Utrecht, Philosophy and Religious Studies) presenting on ‘Religion and the Pandemic.’ More info

2. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender
May 27, 2021. More info

Opportunities:

2021 ATF Theological Book Prize. Submission by 31 March 2021. More info.Junior Professorship for Religious Studies, Westphalian Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Professor in Study of Religion, University of Helsinki

Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal (RSDR) Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

ISAGRAM Issue 191, January 2021

CONFERENCES

Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty
Swiss Sociological Association
Geneva, Switzerland
June 28-30, 2021
Abstracts: January 29, 2021

Science Communication: Take a Step Back to
Move Forward

Université de Lorraine, France
November 16-19, 2021
Proposals: February 1, 2021

PRIZES

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

FELLOWSHIPS

CRIDAQ Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021-2022
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Applications: January 27, 2021

 Demography & Social Inequality
Doctoral Scholarship
University of Cologne, Germany
Applications: March 1, 2021
PUBLICATIONS
New Approaches to Using Media in Social
Science Classes

Call for papers
Special issue of Sociological Imagination
Submissions: February 1, 2021

 Time in Childhood and Adolescence
Call for papers
Special issue of Sociedad e Infancias
Submissions: February 15, 2021

Global Sociology and the Coronavirus
Publications
Webinars

JOB OPENINGS

 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of
International Studies

University of San Francisco, USA
Applications: January 15, 2021

 Social Research and Public Policy Professor,
Tenure-Track – Open Rank

Division of Social Science
NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
Applications:  Review will begin on February 1,
2021